Halloween 2016

For Daddy POG’s birthday I arranged a surprise trip to go pumpkin picking at Pumpkin Moon in Maidstone. I know he wouldn’t necessarily have wanted to go here of his own accord but i wanted to push him outside of his comfort ‘Wetherspoon’ zone. I never said where we were going and when we arrived at the big field, filled with orange balls, he just laughed. We had great fun though, taking a wheelbarrow round and picking our favourite pumpkins.

We did go OTT though, coming home with 7 pumpkins. Although it is our lucky number. Luckily for Daddy POG we hd a pub lunch planned for afters and had an amazing lunch at the Yew Tree Inn. Then we spent the evening carving and making our home looking spooky! Shame we had no trick or treaters.

We enjoyed ourselves though.

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Poppy’s 11th Birthday

It was probably quite a shock for Poppy to have her sister born on the same day. No-one ever in a million years could have planned it that way or predicted it…these things just happen. But she actually has been fine about it. As she was at school all day we did Phoebe’s things in the day and made the evening just about Poppy – taking her to our favourite pizza restaurant.

She then had a stash of presents to open when we got home. We also celebrated her 11th birthday on the Sunday in a joint tea party.

It might have all felt weird but let’s face it there are only 365 days in a year so chances are quite a few of us have to share birthdays!

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Phoebe’s 1st birthday

What a year! Here’s Phoebe’s first year in pictures:

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I cant’ believe a year passed so quickly. Like so so quickly. We are so thankful and grateful that when she graced us with her presence 6 weeks earlier than expected that she was OK and just needed a little bit of extra TLC at the beginning.

It was the happiest of times, but also the most scariest and i was so fragile I wonder looking back how i managed to stay so strong. But I did and here we are. The time is upon us to celebrate Little Bee’s 1st birthday, so we needed to make sure it was super special. On her actual birthday we spent the day together opening presents in the morning and playing with them, then we went out for a bit of breakfast followed by a trip round the Wildwood. She absolutely loved seeing all the animals. Then in the evening, because it was Poppy’s birthday too we went out for dinner after we picked her up from school.

On the Sunday, so two days after their birthdays we then held a little tea party at our house just for family and close friends. I made some cakes and got some balloons and we just had a nice time celebrating.

Given how quickly the time is going i best get cracking on her 2nd birthday plans.

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Great Nana Lucy’s 90th Birthday

On 5 October 2016 it was Great Nana Lucy’s 90th birthday. She is in fact the same age as the Queen. We organised a surprise afternoon tea in the Savoy! It was awfully posh but they really treated us well and played Happy Birthday on the piano. And both you, Little Bee, and Oliver were so well behaved! We were so proud of you and you looked just scrumptious in your new dress!

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