Thursday, February 19, 2009

Lola is one....

Hello again........... I seem to have had a much longer bloggy break than anticipated. For the last few weeks my oldest and dearest friend Kate has been visiting us from England. It had been 3 years since her last visit so as you can imagine we had a lot to catch up on, this involved drinking ridiculous amounts of tea and sitting on the couch for hours chatting! She has gone home now and the house feels empty without her, but it is time for me to get back to reality and start on that list of things to do when Kate goes....... Believe me the list is scarily long, but first on the agenda is updating my blog and finding out what all my lovely bloggy friends have been up to during the last couple of weeks. I think that this is going to require ignoring the housework and a few more cups of tea!!!!!

Well the most important thing by far that has happened is that our adorable little Lola turned one........ It is hard to believe that a whole year has gone by, it really seems to have flown.

The birthday girl sitting with Nana wondering what all the fuss is about.

So that's what cake tastes like hmmmmm.......

What's in here then????????
Sitting in her favourite place, eating a present and wearing her new baby legs....
A wheely bug, her present from Nanny and Grandad. She's not really sure what to do with it at the moment, but I don't think it will be long before she is scooting around the house.

Due to being very busy drinking tea (did I mention we also ate a LOT of cake...) and chatting I did not get around to making the lovely knitted monkey that was my plan for Lola's birthday, bad, bad mother!!!! My children however put me to shame and both made something for their little sis. Kalem spent ages making this wonderful embroidery of a sunflower for her, isn't it great!!!!

Talia drew this gorgeous picture of Lola as her birthday gift. I am so proud that they both appreciate the importance of a gift handmade with love.

Happy 1st birthday Lolly-Bell our precious little treasure. You are such a ray of sunshine, you have the cheekiest grin and you make us all laugh every day. You are so busy at the moment crawling around and getting into everything, learning about your world. You adore being with your big brother and sister and they adore being with you. You love to sit under the Keyboard and listen while Kalem plays a tune and you love just hanging out with Talia in her room, playing dolls or reading books. You can't get to the door fast enough to be lifted up in Daddy's arms when he gets home from work and you love to cuddle up with Mummy and sing songs. You are such a sweet natured child and we are blessed to have you in our lives little one, know always that you are deeply loved by us all..............XXXX


KikiMiss said...

Happy birthday little sweet pea. She looks to enjoy that lovely number '1' cake. It's my youngest's birthday number two in just over two weeks. I'd better arrange things, thanks for the reminder.

PS: It's good to have you back and I bet you enjoyed a wonderful break with your visitor. I miss my friend living in London, wish she'd come home more often. But then again, she'd say she wishes I went there more often than never too.

Heart Felt said...

AWWWWW Happy Birthday Lola, what neat the ride on bug! xx

Daisie said...

Happy Birthday Lola!
She'll have such fun on the wheeliebug, we have two (a cow like Lola's and a ladybird) and I wish they made them in grown up sizes!
Good to have you back in blogland but it's lovely that you've had a nice break with your good friend!

Claire said...

Oh what fab gifts! I love the sunflower! Lola is so gorgeous! what a doll, I love that our babies share their birth-week! Happy Birthday - and hope it was a happy one for you too Julioe - this was one fast year, wasn't it?

Glad you enjoyed your friend, and glad that you are back :)


LissyLou said...

What a darling!! great post, she looks like she had a great day. x

little grubs said...

Very belated birthday wishes! I just adore the presents Lola received from her brother and sister - handmade really is the way to go!!!! x

Your fairy is called Tangle Saturnwand
She is a trouble maker.
She lives at the bottom of tangled gardens and in hedgerows.
She is only seen when the seer holds a four-leafed clover.
She wears tangled dresses of multicoloured petals. She has delicate pale pink wings like a cicada.