The Twiglets Are Five! Living Arrows 27/52 (2020)

the twiglets are five

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The twiglets are five! I still can hardly believe it really – where has the time gone?! At the moment we’re still in some sort of semi-lockdown limbo state, which meant no party this year. But we tried really hard to make sure the twigs still had a lovely birthday to remember πŸ™‚

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Their birthday wasn’t as emotional this year

Usually I’m an absolute emotional wreck the day before the twigs’ birthday. But weirdly I found I wasn’t quite as emotional this year.

I wrote before in this post about how I find that milestones seem extra bittersweet when you only go through them all once. Ie if you don’t have other younger children who you’re going to go through them all again with.

But this year I felt surprisingly fine. I think it’s because this year didn’t seem to signify anything really major. Last year, turning four represented the end of the toddler years and the imminent start of school. Before that it was the end of babyhood. And with it the knowledge I wouldn’t ever have babies again – that phase was definitely over.

But this year didn’t feel like such a big deal. I’d already accepted the twiglets are proper children now, growing bigger and more independent by the day. Turning five didn’t really change anything, if that makes sense! If anything, I just feel so proud and happy watching them turn into the awesome little people they’re becoming. (I rambled more about this in the letter I wrote them for their birthday).

Birthday presents

So on their birthday, we were up pretty early (obvs!) They opened most of their pressies – we hadn’t got them loads. They absolutely loved their main pressies though πŸ™‚ We got H a Trolls 2 DJ mixer (you can find it in this post on Trolls 2 gift ideas). And C got her first Sylvanian Families set – a cute little nursery set and characters.


Then they went off to school. I was glad they were able to go to school, as I was so aware they wouldn’t really have seen any friends otherwise. Their teachers made a lovely fuss of them, which was so sweet. They had little discos and danced in their classrooms to songs the twigs chose πŸ™‚

Birthday cake

H and C were also super excited when they saw the amazing cake their Daddy had made for them. I do NOT have the patience and wouldn’t be able to take the stress of making a cake for them. Plus I’m a sh*t baker! So the other half made this awesome rainbow Trolls 2 cake for them and they absolutely loved it.

Bouncy castle

As well as the cake, they also spotted the surprise bouncy castle we’d hired for the back garden. We’d had visions of filming their reaction when we led them out to the garden and showed them. But unfortunately we didn’t think about closing the kitchen blind so they caught sight of it pretty much as soon as they entered the house! Oops. Their excitement was so cute though and the bouncy castle really made the day special.

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When they’d had enough bouncing, they made a snuggly den in the bouncy castle!

Surprise visitors

What also made their birthday special was having my mum and sister there. The twigs have seen them several times over the past few weeks, but this was the first time they’d been over in our garden. C actually said having them there was the best birthday present! πŸ™‚

They also had a little surprise driveway visit from their best twinnie friends, which was so lovely. Unfortunately C was tired and maybe a bit overwhelmed by then, so she wasn’t as up for a chat as she would normally have been (borderline rude in fact!) Luckily H was, although no-one else could actually get a word in edgeways!

the twiglets are five

So the twiglets are now five!

Another birthday gone, and the twiglets are now five years old! Just crazy how fast time goes when you have kids!

Anyway thanks so much for reading this week’s Living Arrows post πŸ™‚

Til next time,

Hannah xx

“You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth”

Kahlil Gibran
Living Arrows

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    1. I know, they were very lucky πŸ™‚ We figured we weren’t spending anything on a party this year so we’d do that instead. Such a shame we couldn’t invite a few friends over for them to share it with – we even had to sign something to say only our children were going to use it! x

    1. Haha yes they really enjoyed it and were so excited πŸ™‚ I know, they’re massive!! Bet J is too!! xx

    1. Ahh yes it’s tricky – I was worried as they wouldn’t see friends etc but it was actually fine and still lovely πŸ™‚ xx

  1. Awww Happy Birthday Twigs! Sounds like they had a lovely time. I get so emotional about birthdays, my little one will be 3 in September and I just keep thinking that it’s one step closer to school

    1. Aww bless, it is amazing too though. Such a shame this year’s been so bonkers and they’ve had to miss loads!

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