Jacob’s 2nd Birthday!

Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday dear Jacob, Happy Birthday to you!

I can’t believe its been 2 years since Jacob was born! Where has the time gone? He’s my little blonde bombshell. To celebrate turning two, we had his hair trimmed. He still has all his curls, but the front was shaped around his face. He was very happy with his green lollipop and so was mum with a moneybag of blonde hair!

We sang Happy Birthday to Jacob this morning, his face was alight! He loved his Thomas helium balloon and opened his presents with his morning bottle of milk hanging out of his mouth, hehe. He’s loved playing with his toys today and has been using his new train track for his cars too.

This week has been a little manic, tidy and planting in the allotment and getting it ready for the skip that came on Friday. We’ve tidied the girls room and sorted under their beds, i so don’t want to go there again! Renewed mY tax credits (yes a little late, being the day before the deadline!) and planned Jacobs party in the park. I’m so glad the weather stayed good, just a little shower as friends and family headed home, but cleared for packing up. All day on Friday i checked acuweather, rain was forecast, but this morning it showed a small percent of rain and 20degrees! So the handpainted number 2 posters made by the girls stayed up on the walls at home and not transfered to our church, plan b. I’m so glad the weather was glorius and the kids all had fun, albeit a frisbee burn and a knocked scab. Ouch! Luckily we had an ice pack from the ice cream and babywipes. We now have a very equiped first aid kit in the car.

We set up our gazebo and hung Jacobs name bunting up his Nan had made him last year, which is usually hung in his bedroom. The tables were set up and adorned with picnic food, hedgehog bread, tiger loaf, french stick, cheese, ham, peas pudding, pate, individual tubs of sandwich fillers, Nan’s mini homemade pies, cheese rolls, sausage rolls, cocktail sausages, crisps, fruit basket, twix, tunicks teacakes, kitkats, chocolate cupcakes made by the kids and i, Grandma’s carrot and apple cake and to finish off with a choice of mint, chocolate or raspberry ripple ice cream with flakes, sauces and sprinkles and of course The Birthday Cake! The kids had boxes filled with dinosaur cheese and ham sandwiches, sausage roll, cocktail sausages, tangerine, ladybird biscuits, which Emily and i made, mini choc cupcake and some teddy crisps. We all sat on picnic blankets, chairs and coloured foam squares.

One comment was, this is nice, no kids! HaHa, they were all playing on the play area!

Towards the end we handed out punch balloons, we got a great deal from ebay, 50 for a tenner. We took 25 and put aside the rest for Evies bday in 6 weeks time.

We also gave out party ‘favors’ instead of party bags, these were incredibly cheap to make, i must have saved at least a £1 each by making these. I saw this idea from facebook and thought they looked great!

The party was fab! The whole day has been fab! Everyones been so kind, with helping out, presents, handmade gifts, just being there!

I totaled up roughly how much the party cost and was vey pleased to find it around £80, thats including favors, punch balls, plates, napkins, boxes, all the food and ice cream, drinks etc etc. a daving on what we would usually spend. Great for 39 guests. Also some costs could have been slashed too, but ive got a fridge full of food left! Hmm whats for tea? Picnic!

We’ve had a chilled out afternoon, Jacobs had a nap, then had a second bout, well this is probably his 6th bout of present opening. He’s played all afternoon. In the past our parties have started at 3 or 4, but i’ve loved the earlier time and being able to enjoy his day with him.

Wishing a Very Happy Birthday to my Handsome Blondeshell!


1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. brendaintheboro
    Aug 05, 2012 @ 05:29:42

    Love this. Thanks for writing about it.


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