My Wild Ones // First birthday fun, 26/52

first birthdayH-Bear turned one last week! One??! Where does the time go??

We celebrated in style with a BBQ and mini-party on his actual birthday, with lots of presents for H-Bear and lots of bubbles for the grown-ups! We then had a crazy busy few days of travelling down to Sussex, I went to BritMums Live, and then on Sunday we had a picnic in the park with friends and other little people. I didn’t manage to take many photos of the latter due to non-stop chatting (and prosecco intoxication) – but I did take hundreds on Thursday:

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first birthday

first birthday

first birthday

first birthday

first birthday

A huge thank you to the fabulous Becky of Magnificent Stanley, who made H-Bear this tee with custom fabric that I sourced from Liberty. She doesn’t usually stock Queue for the Zoo, but I was desperate for a t-shirt to match his birthday shoes in the same print made by the very talented Love Roo!

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H-Bear suffers from a Cow’s Milk Protein Allergy (CMPA) and a soya allergy, so sadly couldn’t have a milk and butter-filled cake. Instead I made him the Beetroot Chocolate Cake from Deliciously Ella’s book… It was interesting! I added too much beetroot, so at times it tasted of sugarbeet… and it was a bit flat… but the icing was yummy!

first birthday

first birthday

I managed to capture one photo of Busby on Sunday at H-Bear’s picnic party – I asked Becky to make the children one of her bespoke letter tees each with the fabric too. Twinning is winning!

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Last week


I really enjoyed this post from Tara (Mum’s Space) about Isla’s jet bike! It looks like she’s having the BEST time!!!

Over to you…

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Lovely Franki from Wonderful Chaos will be hosting next week as we’re still down in Sussex and I shall be sans Husband, so I’m not quite sure when I’ll be able to fit blogging in…!


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  1. 30th June 2016 / 7:06 am

    I still can’t believe H-Bear is one! It’s crazy how quickly that year has gone by. Gorgeous photos as usual xx

  2. 30th June 2016 / 8:40 am

    Happy birthday to your !ittke boy! Let’s hope it’s a year of better sleeping from him! The cake looks lovely but not sure about beetroot in a cake!

  3. 30th June 2016 / 9:01 am

    Aww.. What a lovely celebration! Happy 1st Birthday H-Bear! I love love love the Magnificent Stanley t-shirts too! Marvellous! <3 Thank you for hosting. x

  4. 30th June 2016 / 9:42 am

    It’s crazy how fast time flies! I remember ready your blog when H-Bear was due. Happy 1st Birthday! Sarah #MyWildOnes

  5. 30th June 2016 / 9:39 pm

    I’ve always admired magnificent Stanley bits but this top is extra gorgeous – that print is so cute! I hope you all had the most wonderful day. I can’t believe wmhes 1 already xx

  6. 1st July 2016 / 1:00 pm

    Looks like he had a lovely birthday and that cake sure does look delicious. Thanks for hosting #MyWildOnes

  7. 2nd July 2016 / 1:55 pm

    H-Bear looks like he had a lovely birthday. His tshirt is fab – I love that Liberty print. Thanks for hosting #MyWildOnes xx

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