My beautiful Sofia turned seven this week. We celebrated with a mummy and daughter girly trip to London. We love family adventures with the twins however they can dominate a day out. There are lots of things that it is tricky to do with two crazy toddlers.
Birthdays are so different when you are seven
The anticipation – Sofia has been jump up and down excited that her birthday is coming for weeks.
It’s still pure joy! Sofia leaped out of bed with excitement and was bursting to open her presents. No worrying about ageing or if she has achieved enough (hmmm when did these doubts sneak into my birthday thinking).
You can wear a party dress with pride (regardless of where you are going). Sofia teamed hers with converse in an adorable seven year old way.
Spreading the love – You tell everyone with pride that it’s your birthday and everybody is excited for you. Sofia had birthday wishes from our neighbours, people we met on the street, the station cashier, most of the staff at the seaside centre, a taxi driver. The girl can milk it!
Sofia decided she wanted to go to the London Aquarium. We defied the tube strikers by walking from the station along the river. A wander around the South bank in the sunshine turned out to be a great part of the day. We had pit stops for ice cream and to watch the street performers. I got all misty eyed going on the traditional carousel – I have a photo of us on the same one for Sofia’s first birthday.
The aquarium was fantastic. We had the luxury of spending as much time as we wanted watching the sharks, turtles, penguins, fish and other sea creatures.
Presents and pug cake
We rounded off the day with presents back at home. A big hit was a little singing bird that records what you say to it and cheeps it back (so tempting to make it swear). We had a Pablo the pug cake (from Asda). A second after blowing out the candles the boys ate his eyes and stabbed him the candles like a weird voodoo dog.
Can’t believe that my little girl is so grown up looking forward to another year!