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School holidays.

Children who are friends, particularly girls who give each other a hug when they wake up. I don't expect it to last but I do celebrate it.

A middle sized girl who has discovered how fast her legs are and wants to walk everywhere. 'Let's not drive to the park Mum. You can carry Ivy.'

 

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Children who dress themselves. Whatever.

 

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The infinite distraction and imagination of Lego Ninjago for seven year old boys. 

But right now, most of all, her. TWO. 

 

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Youngest. Beloved. Fiercely determined. Compliant (first of three). OK, Mum. (And verbal.) 

 

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A tent. A place just hers. 

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On Huppa's (aka Grandpa's) bike, checking the water tanks with Dad, looking out for foxes, chattering to the cows. 

She's one happy two year old. 

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Celebrating happy.

xxx

P.S. The cake is our favourite family birthday cake, The Utterly Awesome Chocolate Cake (did I seriously call it that?!) Everyone needs an excuse to make this every now and then. 

19 Comments on “celebrating

Penny Hannah
July 2, 2012 at 11:24 pm

Happy Monday Fiona – and Tuesday and Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday AND Sunday world without end Amen. Your children are beautiful, your husband gorgeous and life is good – thank you for sharing it and them with us.

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Phil
July 3, 2012 at 12:58 am

Oh I laughed at the backwards jeans photo 😉

I remember Ivy’s birth announcement on here like it was yesterday and there she is, looking so grown up.

And that chocolate cake – I have no words. It is my signature chocolate cake now, I owe you one!

xx

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Sarahb
July 3, 2012 at 4:53 am

And Happy Birthing Day to you too! I love seeing pics of your kids and hearing about your life on here Fi. Looks fabulous and I hope we will get to visit in person one day. Must try that chocolate cake x

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Lovely photographs. Love the pretty pinafore your little one is wearing.

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Ruth (MrsW)
July 3, 2012 at 8:09 am

Just Gorgeous! Two years old, my how fast they grow :)Wonderful photos as always, thanks for sharing and enjoy the school holidays. Regards, Ruth

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alison@thisbloominglife
July 3, 2012 at 8:34 am

Do you enjoy the holidays? I love the not rushing in the morning but then the pleasure wears thin…especially when everyone is sick! Still wishing I could have a wee little pig, I’m thinking I should try and find someone around here who will lend me one to dig up the new vegetable garden. Have a gorgeous week.

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Darren (Green Change)
July 3, 2012 at 9:01 am

Wow, happy birthday Big Girl Ivy!

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Reemski
July 3, 2012 at 9:05 am

Happy Birthday beautiful Ivy! xxx

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innerpickle
July 3, 2012 at 9:46 am

Re: TypePad: [inner pickle] alison@thisbloominglife submitted a comment on celebrating

Ha! I do enjoy the holidays the relaxing of the routine, the movie nights, the not packing school lunches every morning. Yep rent a pig, thats an awesome idea!

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innerpickle
July 3, 2012 at 9:46 am

Reem! How lovely to hear from you. Hope bubba is thriving, you too. xx

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Michelle
July 3, 2012 at 10:41 am

Looking forward to our holidays starting next week. Hope Ivy had a lovely birthday – we had chocolate cake with freckles on the weekend too, for a tenth birthday party.

My boy is incapable of putting his pants on the right way around – we have to check every morning before he heads to school.

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Kim
July 3, 2012 at 2:33 pm

Congratulations Ivy! She’s lovely. Might make that cake for my number three’s quarter birthday this weekend. Those 3 months went so fast! xK

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innerpickle
July 3, 2012 at 3:15 pm

You celebrate quarter birthdays?!?! Youre a better woman than I am. xx

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Christina
July 3, 2012 at 4:03 pm

Happy Birthday Ivy! And happy celebrating. You certainly have some beautiful reasons to celebrate!

PS. Our neighbour celebrated her daughters half birthday with a movie and cupcakes recently. Much like my 1000th blog post, Cohen’s half birthday came and went without any fuss. 🙂

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serenab2008@gmail.com
July 3, 2012 at 8:55 pm

Your kids are gorgeous and lucky to have a Mum who bakes so beautifully. A lovely post for a chilly winters day!

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Mamamakar
July 3, 2012 at 11:57 pm

Any excuse for cake! x

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Amanda
July 4, 2012 at 2:35 pm

I’m sorry but how can she be TWO!!?? I’m sure she was born last week, no? She is such a beautiful little 2 year old 🙂 Oh and thank you, I suddenly feel like making chocolate cake…..

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xania
July 5, 2012 at 7:33 am

Happy Birthday Ivy!… The pants on backwards – so endearing… I remember my son doing the same – a natural part of the learning process… Seeing it again made me smile… You have a beautiful family with a capitol “B”… but you know that [SMILE]… Have a great day!

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sherdie
July 5, 2012 at 3:02 pm

What a gorgeous blog you have! I just gorged myself on your archives and will come back for more. Beautiful pictures and words and what a lovely family. I am making that cake for my next celebration!

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