Happy 1st Birthday Harry

Today is a big day. Our youngest baby Harry celebrates his very 1st birthday. The whole year full of happiness, excitement, baby nappies, teething, rolling, sitting, crawling already passed by. Much faster, than I ever thought it would.

Happy 1st Birthday Harry

This boy has turned our life up side down. He definitely did. I remember so clearly, watching that fast appearing second blue line on my pregnancy test in shock. Gosh, I didn’t expect that coming. I remember then feeling hot and dizzy, having realised, that I was pregnant – I had to sit down on the sofa not to faint. And after Edward got back from work, I recall myself hesitating to tell him – we didn’t plan our little Harry, his appearance hit us by a huge surprise and messed our all plans up!

As much as I could not imagine my life with another baby then, I cannot see myself and I don’t want to even know where would we be without Harry now. Even though it took a while to get used to the fact about another baby coming into our family. I swear, I could not be happier right now. I just feel so complete. It feels like Harry was that missing piece of the puzzle, which has found its’ place. I finally feel, that I have everything I could ever wish for. Thanks to my children – I am feeling much richer than any billionaire on earth does – I really really do!

Happy 1st Birthday Harry

Harry himself, does not seem to be very excited about his 1st birthday, unfortunately. Poor baba has got a high temperature, for the third day in a row. I believe he is teething again. It’s not going too well this time. Harry’s temperature earlier had reached nearly 40 degrees! I gave him some medicines, but Harry threw everything out twice. One of those- all over me.

I am gutted, my baby is so poorly on his very 1st birthday, I really feel for him. 🙁 But even though we could not enjoy Harry’s day properly today, we will postpone it for Saturday. Edward’s Mum and Dad will be visiting, so we will have a small celebration with the family – just to pray Harry will be feeling better by then.

Happy 1st Birthday Harry

So very happy 1st birthday to our beautiful son. We love you so much!!! I know another year will go just as fast, so I will do everything I can to get most of our magic moments together. Many hugs, kisses, cuddles to you, our beautiful Son. xxxmy life, my passion

My Birthday

As much as it hurt’s, it was my birthday on Monday – I am now 34 years old *sob*.

Initially, we didn’t have any plans to celebrate. I am not a massive fan of my birthdays anyway. I don’t like getting old. But because the weather forecast was promising a good weather (which is the reason to celebrate itself), we have decided to have a relaxing day in the garden with some bbq, a glass of wine – lazy and stress-free.

In the morning, however, we made a ‘tiny’ amended our plans. After I was greeted with a glass of bubbly (for breakfast!) and some cute birthday cake and when family sang me a happy birthday song for about 5 times, I got in the celebrational mood (must be champagne) and I have decided, that I am actually up for a little party, instead of so planned relaxing day in the garden. It’s my birthday, so my wish is my command – we texted last minute invitations to our friends and we were delighted to find out, they were all up for the idea! Woohoo! 🙂

My Birthday Eve
This picture was taken on my birthday eve. We were walking to our local pub, hoping to get some dinner (we ended up in Mcdonalds, as the pub stopped serving food). I simply forgot to take photos on my actual birthday, so at least I am posting this one 🙂

So our plans for a relaxing, quiet day at home turned into pretty stressful last minute preparations – guests were about to come at 2pm. We still wanted to catch that little bit of sun instead of staying indoors. But the time was pushing – we needed to do some shopping, prepare the house as well as ourselves and kids, marinate the meat for bbq and get snacks ready. For a split second it crossed my mind, why did I do it to myself on my own birthday haha.

But it was so worth the effort. As soon as our friends arrived, our stressful morning turned into a lovely afternoon – chatting, eating, enjoying the sun while sipping a drink.

I even received some birthday presents! I really didn’t expect it, as it all was so last minute organised. But to my surprise, I was gifted with some shopping vouchers, flowers, sweets and macaroons (I love macaroons!!!) and my amazing cousin gifted me a Haven Caravans weekend stay, that we will be going to this weekend! How amazing is that???

What can I say, my birthday was a success. It’s actually wonderful people who made it special. I have a lot to be grateful for.my life, my passion

Edward’s Birthday

Today was a very special day! Edward’s 34th birthday. I’ll be honest here. I messed up. I was so sure it falls on Tuesday and I only realised yesterday, that it’s actually on Monday- 1 day earlier than I expected. What can I say, since I am a last-minute kind of person, it got me completely unprepared! 🙁

Thank God, Edward is not a ‘drama queen’- he was more than understanding and didn’t make a big fuss out of it. But me wouldn’t be me- I could not go to sleep feeling guilty, I had to do something. Birthday doesn’t happen every day. As soon as Edward left to work, I started researching local restaurants, for Edward’s birthday dinner tonight.

Edward's Birthday, edward manzano

My original choice was newly opened Chiquito restaurant in Stoke-on-Trent. But after announcing it to Edward, he suggested to go to Frankie & Benny’s instead and since it was his birthday today, I had no choice, but to agree.

Before Edward came back from work, I have prepared a little birthday cake, that his brother brought on the weekend and we forgot to eat it (thank you Jim 🙂 ) and some rose wine, that we had in the fridge. For Edward’s present I hand-made a ‘shopping voucher’ – I was planning to get it anyway. Since Harry was born, we haven’t really been for proper clothes shopping. It’s really about time to get some new clothes, so I know my ‘voucher’ is something, that Edward will really find useful- I will exchange it in cash, of course, once my man is ready for shopping. 🙂 Continue reading Edward’s Birthday

Daniella’s Birthday Party

After Edward finished work on Friday, we all jumped into the car and got going to London! The main reason of this whole trip was to celebrate Daniella’s birthday on Saturday at Edward’s parents house, together with his Mum’s and Brother’s birthdays. Birthday party was entirely organised by Daniella’s grandparents. After moving the house we really would not have had enough time to take care of all…

The party was great. Plenty of food, many people. We really a had good fun. Daniella was definitely feeling like a princess. She did enjoy being the centre of attention so much! Every time the door bell rung, she was the first one by the door, expecting more presents to come. 😀 We sang happy birthday song for probably 5 times, if not more! For Daniella, Edward’s mum, Edward’s brother Jim and few more people whose birthdays are around the same date! No one got left forgotten! 🙂 Continue reading Daniella’s Birthday Party

Happy Birthday Daniella!

So hard to believe, my not so little girl any more has turned 3 yesterday! Very happy birthday to you, our Little Angel! Mummy and Daddy love you so much!!!!!

Our day was very exciting actually. Edward unfortunately had to work, so before he left for the day, we all went to Daniella’s bedroom with a cake, singing happy birthday to her. Daniella was still asleep when we came, so her initial reaction was not very happy (see the video). 😀 But as soon as she realised what was all the fuss about, she has lightened up immediately!

After Daniella blew out the candle, we all went downstairs to check her birthday presents out. She is recently obsessed with Anna from Frozen, therefore we bought her a doll Anna. We didn’t go wrong at all, Daniella was well excited!!!

We had some of Daniella’s birthday cake for breakfast (this was her wish) and Edward went to work. Continue reading Happy Birthday Daniella!