Last week my middle child Sophia turned two and you may have seen the letter i wrote to her on her birthday.We were unsure what to do to celebrate her birthday as originally we were planning on having a family BBQ on her birthday and then visiting Edinburgh zoo a couple of days later. We had planned to get the train to Edinburgh as it is only around an hour from Newcastle and Sophia loves trains so this would have been something she would have enjoyed, she also loves animals especially monkeys thanks to Curious George.
However as it got closer to her birthday we realised that actually Edinburgh Zoo probably was not such a good idea after all as our baby boy Jacob is now at the age where he wants to be on the floor crawling around non-stop. The train journey would have been a nightmare with him and he would have gotten board and restless being in his buggy at the zoo all day. We decided to cancel the zoo and we are planning on going for either Jacobs first birthday in August or Sophia's third birthday in May instead.
So we were left wondering what to do as we wanted to do something nice to celebrate her day. In the end we decided to book the local soft play where she had her first birthday last year. But as her birthday was on the bank holiday Monday we decided to have her party the day before as i did not fancy going to a soft play on a bank holiday. And i am such a rubbish blogger i totally forgot to take any photo's of her birthday as i was just so busy.
She had a great time running around and playing on the slides with her cousin and little friends and her brother and sister had lots of fun too. She then had her dinner and a cake and loved blowing out her candles, although she did try and grab the flame. Last year we got her an amazing Sofia the first cake made but we ended up with loads of it left over and we were eating it for days afterwards, so this year we just got a little cake from Sainsbury's which she enjoyed just as much.
The next day was her actual birthday and she woke up as normal and had no idea what was going on. When she came downstairs she was so happy and amazed to see Doc Mcstuffins balloons, presents such as a happlyland palace, a big yellow dumper truck, clothes, Doc Mcstuffins toys and a little tikes car. She dived straight into her car and spent all morning just sitting in it with her lambie teds. And when it is your birthday you just have to have birthday cake for breakfast, which was a minion one as she is a Despicable me 2 fan.
After a morning of cake, chocolates and playing in her new car she got dressed into some new clothes and we went to a local pub with a children's play area in. My dad and my brother and his family joined us including my tiny newborn niece who was just a week old. We had a lovely meal and Sophia had a great time running around and playing with her cousin and she demolished her chicken nugget dinner. The pub we were at does a cake-away and ice cream service so of course we had to get some cake and ice cream to take home with us, bye- bye diet.
We returned home and ate are yummy cake-aways and Sophia and Jacob were worn out so had an extra long afternoon nap each. Then we had a little tea party tea as a family, although we did not eat much as we were so full from lunch and all the cake we had ate. I think the excitement got a bit to much for the birthday girl as she was fast asleep in bed by 6.30 pm and did not wake up until almost 8 am the next morning. We had a lovely two days and Sophia received lots of lovely presents and had an amazing time, i can not wait to see what the next year being a two year old holds for her.