Independent. 

Independent. 

I’m still slightly in denial that my sweet little boy is no longer a baby, but a one year old. More and more as each milestone is reached, he looks and acts less and less like an infant. Filled with personality and a sweet smile, Owen is growing up so quickly! 

Science was never my strong suit at school, I never really found it interesting; nor was I really encouraged to persist. There was definitely that notion that science was for boys. And while my scientific knowledge is rather limited, I want Eva to have the opportunity to explore and experience all learning areas — even if that means moving a little out of my comfort zone.

For Eva’s birthday, we gave her this little Science Lab Set. The equipment and experiment cards perfect for her age group and so much fun! Eva requests to do experiments and always insists on wearing the safety goggles! 

Eva’s 4th Birthday!

A couple of weeks ago we celebrated Eva’s 4th birthday. And like many four-year-olds, she requested a pink, princess party! With a little inspiration from Pinterest, a few purchases from Etsy, a little DIY, some recycling from previous parties and a few knights and dragons thrown in for good measure, Eva had a perfectly pink (and gold) princess party. 

With 12 kids running and giggling around our backyard, they played the typical party games — What’s the Time Mr Wolf, Musical Statues, Pin the Tail on the Donkey, Dragon Vs Princesses (a variation of the swimming pool classic, Sharks and Minnows), and chasies. 

All of the kids had a blast. They lined up and beat a piñata. They dressed up. They devoured the sweet and sugary snacks and left the healthier star fruit wands. They could have spent the entire 2 hours fully engaged with the bubble machine. 

Eva was so engrossed with her friends that she hardly noticed the food or the presents; more than half were left unopened at the end of the party. Although she did manage to stop and sit to eat her strawberry birthday cake — lovingly made by her grandma! 

So after two parties, two weekends in a row — we’re all exhausted and have consumed a little too much cake! 

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SOURCES:

What Eva Wore: Galaxy Dress (Tutu Du Monde), Feather headband (Seed Heritage), Gold Glittery Shoes (Country Road)

Decorations: Pink and Gold Tassel Garland (Etsy — Studio Mucci) Two Headed Dragon (Papo), Gold Number 4 Balloon (Amazon), Giant Powder Pink Balloons (Amazon), Gold Glitter Banner (Similar, Land of Nod), “Happy Birthday Eva” Banner (Etsy - Little Retreat) and Tissue Pom Poms (reused from Eva’s 1st Birthday!), Gold Diamond Piñata (DIY!)

Dress-ups: Plastic Rings (Amazon), Gold glitter crowns (Etsy), Pink Tutus (Always Under Pay), Knight Masks (Amazon)

Food: Crown Cookie Cutter/ Sandwich Cutter (Amazon), Gold Star Party Plates, Gold Star Cupcake Toppers (Meri Meri), Gold Paper Straws (Etsy), Pink Straws, Bamboo Utensils and various tableware (Wheel and Barrow

An outtake. 

An outtake. 

Would you believe this is Winter? It has been unseasonably warm, not that we are complaining too much! 

Basket Case.

So big. 

Last Friday was Eva’s fourth birthday. We celebrated with pizza, chocolate ice cream and cupcakes while watching Frozen on our back desk. Eva sang throughout the movie and performed alongside Elsa with her grandparents and little brother watching on in awe. It was perfect! 

Happy 4th Birthday, Eva Lilly! 

Four Years Old. 

Four Years Old. 

HAPPINESS IS EVA


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