Rey Bae's Floral Fiesta

Over the weekend we celebrated Rey turning two with a floral fiesta themed party, it was a lovely little wintery day with a handful of the best people coming together. The theme for her party changed multiple times (it always happens with my brain) and I finally settled on a fiesta theme after of course delighting in Disney's recent film, COCO which if you have not seen yet you probably should because it is one beautiful film (ask my husband, he totally cried at the end). 

I was planning on going with alot of traditional fiesta party decor but somehow it just ended up a floral wonderland. Our lovely neighbour had boxes of flowers in her garage and she kindly let us have them for Rey's party, so my amazing friend Lauren and I made the flower garlands and other hanging floral decorations (it literally took us a whole darn day and alot of staples). But it saved us so much money so we are so grateful for them. 

Now lets get to that cake, because it was just damn delicious! another beautiful creation by the amazingly talented Erin from Unplanned Bakery. She created this gorgeous simple but elegant, floral beauty and it's safe to say everything simply loved it. It matched perfectly with our garland creations and it was just spectacular. You should certainly go check out her Instagram and give her some love, we cannot thank her enough! 

The gorgeous designed cookies are from the lovely Lisa from Mrs Woods and Co, she worked with me to create these perfect personalised cookies for Rey's party, she was so wonderful and attentive to detail, they turned out so great and were sooo buttery that we snuck a sneaky one in the car when we picked them up off her. Thank you so much Lisa! 

I had a flower headband custom made for Phoebe's wee head and the colours just paired up so beautifully with all the other floral delights. Megan from Little Wildfeather, was so helpful in deciding on colours and flower designs. We know have a lovely keepsake from Phoebe's second birthday but also something that her little sister can wear because she is all about the bows & headbands. 

The day was pretty decent, despite the freezing cold mountains weather which was just crazy icy, we wished it would snow but alas it did not. Cannot thank those who came and celebrated with us enough and all the lovely little gifts for our not so Little Viking. 

xx

Fiesta Balloons - Ruby Rabbit | Floral Headband - Little Wildfeather | Sugar Skull Plates - Meri Meri | Cake - Unplanned Bakery | Cookies - Mrs Woods and Co | Floral Garlands and Other Decor - DIY | Letter Board - Kmart | Gold Foil #2 Balloon - Big W

Little Viking | Birthday Adventures

the day started with you totally noticing the birthday balloons on the staircase, ruining the surprise which was going to be us putting them in your room to wake up to but you decided to wake up five minutes before Da's alarm. it worked out well anyway and you loved the balloons everywhere {heck they are still gracing our lounge room} squeals of delight filled the house as you began kicking the balloons, throwing your body onto them and you even took some to show Zoey while we looked on half asleep but woken with love in our hearts. we then got ready like any other normal day and did our usual routine, we stopped for coffee {a must} and made the journey to your first birthday activity. 

we headed towards Kanimbla Valley to go see some horses and maybe if you allowed it, a short lead pony ride {I had my fingers crossed for you to actually do it}. it was a beautiful drive down into the valley, super bumpy but hella worth it. we arrived at Centennial Glen Stables and unfortunately did not actually have a booking so no ponies for you but this super lovely kind lady who's name we have forgotten sadly was super happy to show you some horses and sit on one if you wanted. you were amazed at the horses and kept saying "horses" every-time you saw one, also a little weary at approaching them because of their height, you patted one very softly after a few walks around the stables and even sat on one after chucking tantrums of having a helmet on your head. I was so fricken proud of you in that moment though! like you sat on an actual big horse! your some kind of crazy brave kid! it really is beautiful down in that valley and one day soon we will have to go back for some actual horse riding. but I am so glad we went and that they were so accomodating towards us. 

we then made a quick trip back to Leura, which is when you napped for about half an hour {the only nap the whole day}, got some hot chippies, your favourite food pretty much and ventured to the park. we had a wee bit of a picnic in the crisp mountain air and you had a few slides on the slippery dip {is that what it's called these days}. we then spoilt you with some new books because umm impulsive buys on your birthday are a must in my world. then we went home and set up a little bit of a craft for you in the backyard with some metallic paints, you did not like having paint on your hands and kept wiping it on your clothes haha but I think you had a little bit of fun messing with the paints. you were concentrating a fair bit though most of the time though so it was hard to pick your emotions. you then played with a few balloons inside and then we went out the front and fooled around with your scooter in the afternoon air. we hung outside with Frank the pooch and our lovely neighbour Carol, we then had pizza for dinner and you had a silly garlic bread piece with candles in it because garlic bread cake is soooo a thing! haha, you then opened a few little gifts from us and then it was bedtime. 

It was a full on day and we were all damn exhausted after it but we all had so much fun celebrating you Phoebe and I know you had a big, fun day as well. 

we love you so much Rey Bae. 

xx

Little Viking | Turning Two {23 Month Update}

today you turn two and I cannot believe how grown up you are. in the quickest year ever you have surpassed milestones, your personality has blossomed and you have brought a whole tonne of crazy joy to our lives. in that space of a year, you became a big sister and have settled into the role more beautifully than we could of ever imagined, you are so insanely loving to your little sister that I thank God for the both of you daily and how He created you.

you are kind, creative, caring, curious, smart and at the same time reckless, crazy, wild and silly. you have this untamed braveness or adventurous spirit that allows you to tackle scary activities or just freak out your mother, you get insane looks of cheekiness and a rogue smile that means your up to your usual mischievous antics like a usual toddler but majority of the time you are a superb listener and helper.

your afraid of loud noises that trains or planes make but at the same time fascinated by them. your vocabulary and speech are expanding every day as you pick up every word we say, how we say it and the meaning of it. your taking showers now instead of baths, mainly because we do not have a bath tub that fits you but you love it, although you still don't like letting us brush your teeth or wash your body (that is all you apparently). your fiercely independent, so much so you drive us crazy with doing things yourself or running in the direction you want.  

today marks two years of being a mother, your mother, the role that God blessed me with when He blessed us with everything you are. you have taught me alot in that somewhat short time, you have opened my heart in ways I never could of known or imagined, you have tried and testing the very core of me and have taught me a never-ending, wild love for you that will stand for eons. you are the very soul of me kid and you will forever be my shining, radiant one, my rey bae. 

love you 

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