I can hardly believe it, little Sweetpea is now 4 years old. It only seems like yesterday she was using my ribs as her own personal exercise machine (oohh she was a good kicker!) and now she is 4. It is not only me that is shocked by how quickly time is flying by, she got several cards with 3 on them and that made Mr Sweetpea and me make sure that she really was 4 :-) I still remember so vividly this precious moment in time just hours after she was born ....
It came out OK and the Sweetpeas had great fun getting the pick and mix sweets to fill it with :-) I got slightly stressed when making this - well to be fair I was stressed about several things that week - my own fault for trying to make too many things whilst also helping at pre-school. One of the reasons I got stressed is that I had to make it when all the little ones were awake and wanting to help as I had to complete a pressie whilst they slept.
Eldest Sweetpea made a mini version from the left over icing and sponge - I like his better than mine - so cute!
oohh and this is the other reason I was slightly stressy, when I put a jar slightly heavy handed on the shelf ..... this happened .... yep the whole shelf fell down! Eldest Sweetpea whisked everyone out of the kitchen at this point saying that he thought I was getting rather angry - bad mummy moment :-( I blame the full moon and my hubbys horrid shift work which meant he wasn't coming back until late every night :-(
All the stress was worth it seeing her blow out her candles and her big smiley face when the cake was all light up.
She got some lovely gifts from her friends, grandparents and auntie. I thought I would photograph them all so she can look back at them when she is older. Loving the flamenco outfit!
She also got a new furniture set for her house which her and her Auntie played with (not sure who is having more fun here lol). Auntie Sweetpea got her a ladybird money box, a labybird wand and also a trip to the Zoo which they all really enjoyed.
We got her a wheelbarrow as little Sweetpea loves the garden. She has been collecting leaves in it already.
I also made her a nature satchel which I will share more photos with you next time as I want to photograph some other lovely handmade gifts she received.
As I couldn't muster the energy to throw a full on party for little Sweetpea this year we took cakes to each of the groups she goes to during the week. I batch baked a lot of cupcakes last week and froze some ready for icing the day before we went.
Middle and little Sweetpea loved decorating them, not sure how many cakes actually managed to leave the house :-)
Oh little Sweetpea how I love you so. You have only just started sleeping through but I still love you with all my heart even after all the sleep deprivation. You have made me laugh and smile each and every day since you were born. I hope you grow up to love life as much as you do now , even when you are as big as the clouds :-) xxx