Thursday, 6 February 2014

Major catch up (eek!) Part 1

It's been a long time, I know!  We've had some ups and downs over the last 3 months and I'm afraid my blogging mojo disappeared completely.  I don't know if I'll be back blogging regularly but I thought I'd try and catch up over the next few days/weeks (?).
First up was Megan's 1st birthday.  Her birthday is on Christmas Day but Claire chose to have a party for her on 08 December, so Christmas could still be Christmas and Megan would just get one big birthday present from Claire (and her Christmas presents).  Below are some of the photos from 08 December.
Emily and I went round before the party to give Megan her presents and spend some time with Claire and the girls before everyone else arrived. Megan had a helping hand from Alice when it came to opening the presents
 Her baby doll was a big hit, and still is to date. She loves cuddling her baby and baby often goes with Megan when we go out.
 The little rabbit also got a big cuddle.  So cute!
 Still more presents to open ;)  Megan had got the hang of helping to tear the paper off the presents.

 I didn't take many photos once everyone else arrived but did have to get a photo of Alice and Alyssa who were dressed in a very similar fashion.
 Megan loves reading and was happy to sit quietly looking at her new book.
 When it was time to blow out the candles and everyone was singing Happy Birthday to her, Megan got a bit shy.
Tyler, Alyssa and Alice were happy to help her out when it came to blowing out the candle!

Megan is the sweetest little girl who gives the best cuddles! When she sees me she comes scooting over, climbs up my legs and raises her hands to be lifted.  The arms then go round my neck and the hugs tightly and when she's excited her little feet start kicking too.  I'm happy to take any cuddles she's happy to give!

That said, there's also the other side of her. She knows exactly how to wind Alice up and when Alice is at playgroup or having a nap, Megan likes nothing more than taking all Alice's things - even Alice's dummy which she'll happily suck even though she's never taken a dummy of her own.  She's so funny and we love her to bits!



  1. What a cutie. Looks like she had a wonderful time!!

  2. Glad to see you pop up in the reader; those little girls get cuter and cuter!

  3. Lovely photos! My friend is a Christmas Day birthday and it's always overshadowed by the big day itself. But my son had a friend at school who was born on Christmas Day and his mum always celebrated his "half" birthday on June 25th. That way he still got a party with his friends and had presents split between the year rather than everything at once.

  4. A separate party from Christmas is a great idea. The girls look so cute!

  5. Hey there, Rhona! So nice to see a post from you. The photos from Megan's birthday party are so cute. I love that we had a chance to meet Alice and Megan in person - I could just reach out and squeeze them both!!! xo

  6. Wonderful photos - love the one of her hugging the bunny :)

  7. Megan looks gorgeous. I think that she has great birthday party. Belated birthday wishes megan. Birthday cake was just awesome. oh yummy want to taste it. san diego bankruptcy

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