A busy weekend celebrating her brother's birthday.
We took a little family trip to ice skate at the temporary outdoor rink in the city. While it was not quite ice skating in Central Park, New York (now there is a magical memory I will never forget!!), ice skating with my family was pretty magical in itself - and the fresh air and winter sunshine made it all the sweeter!
She love, love, loved it.
He had an absolutely bumper birthday weekend, and relished every moment. He was so happy, so excited, and so appreciative of every gesture of celebration. It was a pleasure to honour our boy's special milestone.
He is four and it honestly feels like he changed over night. Just growing up so fast, a true preschooler now.
My big, little, middle son :)
The littlest member of my trio loves to greet visitors as much as his siblings.
When a guest is (eagerly) anticipated, they sit at the door and wait, wait, wait. (While waiting, there is often a fair bit of bashing of the screen door, I must add!)
He just loves to be in the midst of any activity :)
Super Dad, skating with ease and guiding the Birthday Boy around on the ice with a trusty Penguin for support (emotional and otherwise).
Just love how E is gazing up at his Daddy, with trust and adoration. He knows he is in good hands.
Project 52: A portrait of my family, once a week, every week, in 2014.
More highlights from the week that was....
|Let it snow! |
Just noticed the other Dad in the background too. Dads are awesome :)
|Attempted family photo taken by the nice Ice rink supervisor!|
|Fun in the winter sun with my sweet girl|
|Fallen autumn leaves snap frozen in the ice! Pretty|
|Just amazing to see them gliding (weeeeell, gliding is a bit of an overstatement, more like sliding|
and stepping!) around the ice independently! (iphone)
|Let it goooooooooooooooooooo....|
|Our morning in the city wouldn't be complete without a ride on the beautiful 100 year old carousel.|
|Yes, I was bestowed with this kind of mega-greeting on every rotation!!|
|Eli was thrilled to have Harper and Finn sleep over the night before his birthday. How exciting to share Birthday Pancakes with friends!! He was pretty stoked to be the Birthday Boy ;)|
|Surveying the Tiger cake he requested... (you know that moment where you hold your breath and hope your feeble efforts match a child's imagination!?!?). I think I passed ;) Phew.|
|I am very limited in my baking abilities, but got brave enough to attempt 'tiger stripes' within the cake. They actually turned out pretty good (well, good enough!) though this shot isn't the best as it crumbled on this slice, oops. Eli liked it!|
|This boy ended up with quite the birthday bounty!! A mix from us, family and|
kind friends. All so thoughtful, much appreciated and being truly enjoyed around the home!
The big gift from us was the mini-trampoline - perfect for our bouncy boy!!
Happy birthday, my darling Tiger xx
'But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.'