After months of Eloise waking up screaming “MUM, Mum, Mum, can you hear me Mum? Mum is it my birthday yet?” It finally was and the kids were ready for an enormous day.
We made our way downstairs to party central.
It was an international affair with the whole family dialled in. Eloise was very happy to see them all and had lots of stories to share.
The unwrapping commenced, there was no doubt that she certainly has learnt in the last year how to unwrap presents. Wrapping paper was flying everywhere. Eloise even made sure Lachlan was having a great time and let him have a go unwrapping presents.
The doctor’s costume was a big hit. One of Eloise’s favourite TV shows at the moment is Doc McStuffins, she happily stepped up to inpsect her toys, making sure they were all in tip top shape.
After a cheeky weekend trip to Dublin last weekend, Eloise was doubly enthusiastic heading off to Football Buzz this morning. Although that might have been because Lachlan also joined in the session and Grandpa tagged along for a stickybeak.
We rushed home because the first of Eloise’s third birthday parties for the day was about to commence. Super Mum and Grandma had done wonders setting up. The aprons they had mass produced throughout the week were a nice touch.
Eloise’s besties arrived with lots of giggles, screeches and happy dances. Eloise was very lucky, receiving a large range of gifts. She had so many, she did not know which one to play with first. After a solid Duplo sesh, it was time to decorate biscuit. The reversible aprons went down a treat, just like the biscuits.
Lachlan had no time to decorate, the boy needed snacks.
Next, was the highly anticipated favourite, pass the parcel. Eloise was bouncing on the spot and loving every minute. Emma was a bit of a pass the parcel guru, keeping music man Liam on his toes.
Party games are hard work, plus it had been a solid ten minutes since Lachlan’s biscuit snack, the fairy bread did not last long, although it had our Dutch sprinkles on it, we could not source hundreds and thousands.
The fairy bread did not fill the bottomless pit, so it was back into the dining room for some lunch which included Vegemite scrolls, Jo was having bad flashbacks from her recent Vegemite episode. You could tell all the kids were saving room for Eloise’s special birthday cake. Super Mum, the bakineer had done it again!
Eloise had an enormous grin on her face while everybody was singing Happy Birthday to her, Emma did an impressive job leading the choir. Blowing out the candles was a big hit, we had to light them a few times for all the kids to have a go.
At midday, the kiddies were starting to crash from their sugar highs and party games. It was out with the young ones and in with the oldies, Eloise’s after party was about to kick off. Appropriately, the cult hero, Curious George had arrived early to get the show on the road. Eloise was spoilt with even more gifts, Lachlan even lucked out.
There was an impressive selection of food. Kirrie is another bakineer and had doubled down on her epic cupcake production from Eloise’s birthday party last year. Emily had also whipped up some cute Koala macarons from her recent class.
As the evening progressed and full of sweets we started to tire. After a solid two hour nap, Lachlan retired for the day, happily retreating to Kirrie for a few stories.
A massive thank you to everyone that came along today and made Eloise the happiest little girl in the world. It is hard to believe that it has been a full year since we were all here celebrating Eloise’s 2nd birthday. It is even harder to believe how far she has come since. Teenager in T-minus 10 years. We love you Eloise!
In the news, Tory stuff is happening and no one cares. Incredibly “a 10-year-old girl from Inverness has become one of the youngest people to conquer all 282 Munros in Scotland”.