Birthday Tea Part One: The People
Nov. 15, 2010 1:18 pm
Updated: Nov. 22, 2010 2:07 pm
On Saturday November the 6th my husband and I hosted an afternoon tea party to celebrate four birthdays. My mother's and my daughters' Lydia and Nesslin and my son Fionnlagh's. I won't tell you my mother's age, but the triplets reached a major milestone
in my eyes. They turned 3 and are no longer toddlers, thus ending a year of terrible twos times three. The party was held at a very small local hall to avoid overcrowding our small house, although not having to clean before was a major bonus!
Guests were asked to dress-up as if they were children having a pretend tea-party. The above photo is of the oldest birthday girl, my mother Diane. It was funny to see her so dressed up with the wild hat and glittery jacket, she's
usually such a tom-boy. Her usual outfit consists of jeans and an oversize t-shirt or sweater, if she's outside she's usually working on something so is often found in workboots and work gloves with a ball cap and sunglasses. She is the person who first
inspired my love of cooking and food. Her kitchen is always turning out amazing dishes, most of them contain wild meat or fish that she killed herself or garden vegetables that she grew herself. I aspire to be like her in my everday life and will never stop
looking up to her.
The next oldest birthday girl, by a single minute, is my first born triplet Lydia. The above photo is of her and my oldest niece Lexy. Lydia is the smallest of the triplets and the most excitable, she can often be found jumping
up and down and giggling manically. She's a little spitfire with a temper and all of the energy needed to back it up. She loves to sing and play dress-up. As loud and crazy as she can be at home, she is usually the most well-behaved child when we go to
The third birthday girl at our party is my second born triplet Nesslin, who is identical to Lydia, except that she is little heavier, it can be seen in her beautiful chubby cheeks. Nesslin is my little sunshine girl. She is on
the shy side and incredibly sweet. Nesslin loves to dance and is more independant than any of my other children. She plays by herself very well and is happiest when she is snuggled in my lap. She doesn't like to do new things at first and takes her time warming
up to new people and places.
The only birthday boy at the party is my son, it seems to be a normal thing for him to be the only boy. In the above picture he has his arm around his very best friend, his little cousin Addyson. Fionnlagh was the easiest baby
of my little trio but has grown into the biggest trouble maker of my crew. He's into everything. If he can't reach something he'll get a chair or find a way to climb. Even though I'd easily call him a little terror he has moments of sweetness. He always
wants a hug or a kiss and has the cutest, most contagious belly laugh I've ever heard. He can be found dismantling my house, jumping, climbing, yelling and generally being a rough and tumble little boy.
the view from here looking back is chaotic. I can't believe they just turned three. So much has changed that it seems like more time has passed, but it has passed so very quickly! I'm grateful to my mother and grandmother for
helping me survive the first six months of their lives with my sanity intact (mostly). I'm also grateful that they are all healthy and normal for their age even though they were born 7 weeks premature. I'm proud of them every day and can't imagine a life
without them. The tea party was filled with family and friends who feel the same sort of love and pride. The gift that they liked best (aside from the wonderful boxes, bows and paper!) was our newest family member, who we've named Sherlock.