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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 new places. 

 

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. 

 
 
Comments
Nov. 15, 2010 1:32 pm
Wow~Triplets! I can't even imagine. Your children are beautiful, but I am more of a cat person (no kids for me, only one 18 yr.old kitty!) Cute blog!
 
sueb 
Nov. 15, 2010 1:34 pm
How sweet!
 
Nov. 15, 2010 2:04 pm
Beautiful X 3. So much behind you, so much still lies ahead:D Great pics and I love that everyone dressed up for this, your children must have been so excited.
 
Nov. 15, 2010 2:16 pm
What a blessing! You sure have had your hands full, in a good way.Thanks for sharing.
 
Nov. 15, 2010 2:56 pm
Your children are truly beautiful! I can't imagine having triplets. My 2 are 3-1/2 yrs. apart and are now 25 and 21-1/2 yrs. old. You have many fun-filled years ahead of you. Love your tea party theme! Happy birthday to all the "birthday kids".
 
Nov. 15, 2010 3:39 pm
What a fabulous idea! Having a tea party away at a location other than your home. You've learned alot it sounds like.....having those triplets. I so admire your creativity and warm personality. Why, you don't sound insane at all! hehe ;) Your children are beautiful Sarah May. God Bless you and them!
 
Nov. 15, 2010 3:45 pm
Shanon: Thanks! I'm an animal person but my cats are more spoiled than my dog :).
 
Nov. 15, 2010 3:46 pm
SueB, thank-you for dropping by.
 
Nov. 15, 2010 3:47 pm
RNG, Thank you, I look forward to it, the dressing up led to a crazy amount of photo taking going on. It was a great time though.
 
Nov. 15, 2010 3:48 pm
Toni-Jo: Thank-you, especially for the 'in a good way' part, when the triplets were tiny we used to get a lot of negativity about them and how hard it must be.
 
Nov. 15, 2010 3:49 pm
Thank-you Mother Ann, nice to "see" you.
 
Nov. 15, 2010 3:50 pm
Thank-you for the lovely compliment Candice! It sure feels good to hear such nice things about oneself.
 
Nov. 15, 2010 7:06 pm
Three! What a milestone. I am happy they are healthy and obviously a joy to you.
 
Nov. 15, 2010 7:08 pm
How adorable! Happy birthday to all!
 
Nov. 15, 2010 9:38 pm
Sarah-May, you are an inspiration and a sweet soul. I love that your love for your kids and home come through in your words. I had 4 myself and even though, mine were a bit more spread out than yours, in someways, I do think you may have had it easier than me. At least you are going through the same stage all at the same time and not every few years. Beautiful kids you have there missy.
 
Nov. 15, 2010 9:51 pm
Oh my Goodness,How precious are your Babies! You are Blessed in every way! you dear Mother sounds like a Fabulous Lady and a He!! of a lot of fun to be around! The children have just the sweetest cherub faces. Thank you for sharing them with us:)
 
Nov. 15, 2010 9:51 pm
Oh and Happy Birthday trio!
 
Nov. 16, 2010 6:17 am
Maureen: Thank you, as great as babies are I'm thrilled that they are growing up, I finally found some time to breathe!
 
Nov. 16, 2010 6:17 am
Pam: Thanks for commenting :).
 
Nov. 16, 2010 6:19 am
Avon: I would say the same about you, it is your warmth that hooked me on the buzz. I can be a little shy but your warmth and silly banter made me feel welcome. There are easier things and harder things, changing three diapers at a time is no fun, but having my children all so close means they entertain each other very well :), thank you very much.
 
Nov. 16, 2010 6:21 am
Patty Cakes: Thanks! I'm a typical mom in that I love to talk about my children and sharing them makes me feel happy. And you're right my mom is a blast :).
 
Nov. 17, 2010 4:23 pm
I'm glad everybody had a great time Sarah-May! By the way there is always one troublemaker in the bunch. I think it's a law. ;)
 
Nov. 17, 2010 5:47 pm
Thanks Nuggets, does that mean that all only children are trouble makers ;)
 
Nov. 22, 2010 7:00 am
What a delightful glimpse - thank you so much
 
Nov. 22, 2010 2:07 pm
Thank-you for commenting Phil, I come and gawk at the photos in your blogs from time to time, it's so very beautiful where you are.
 
 
 
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I'm a self/family taught cook. I love to try new recipes and experiment with exotic ingredients and spices. I have 4 young children and I've been married for 6 years.
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I love curries, yeast breads, (any kind of baking actually) and anything different.
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The pre-Christmas appetizer party that I've started throwing for just my mom and step-dad, my family and my little brother and his family. Chinese Christmas eve at Grandma's, The Harvest feast we throw in September.
 
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