Evie turned one on Monday! It was a beautiful sunny day, just like the Sunday on which she was born. We remembered everything that happened last year, with Evie born at home; the amazing midwives who helped us; Evie born in her waters and us first holding her in the pool; Isla meeting her new sister the next morning.
On Monday, Evie and Isla opened Evie's birthday presents bright and early and then we went downstairs to play. Evie really enjoyed the balloons we had blown up the night before!
They unwrapped the discovery tree from granny Margaret and grandad David, and had great fun playing with it by popping balls in the top and listening to the music.
They opened a musical plane from granny Ilene and grandpa Alan and had fun with that too!
Evie has been playing with her new duck from mummy, daddy and Isla:
We spent lots of time in the garden, where Evie loves going on the see saw with her sister and can climb on to it herself. She can also climb up onto our trampoline and jump on it herself.
We made some face paints and Isla enjoyed painting us all, and being painted as a tiger herself:
After dinner, Evie had a bit of help blowing out her candle and then enjoyed making a start on her Charlie birthday cake until daddy came home for a reinactment of the happy birthday song!
Today we had a meal out with our 3 year old and 1 year old daughters, which included a VERY greedy chocolate brownie.
Evie amused herself by attempting to repot our plant and putting the soil everywhere after dinner tonight:
Evie playing with a pompom the other day:
Isla with one of her mini beast catches in her new bug pot. It is a crane fly. Today, she has also caught two flies, a snail and a hoverfly.