21st May 2017
Imogen Turns 3


We had a birthday in the family last week, the smallest one turned three!

The passing of the years seems like such a big deal when they are so little, when she turned from one to two it was a goodbye to the baby years and hello to the toddler years. I generally think of three as being more preschooler than toddler but she’s still literally toddling around so a toddler it is for the time being.

Imogen Turns 3

When her big sister Seren turned three, it was her first birthday after Imogen was born so we wanted to make a fuss. We went to Peppa Pig World at Paultons Park and she had a fairly big party with a bouncy castle and face painter. It obviously made a big impression as Seren has been telling Imogen that when she is 3 she would get to go to Peppa Pig World! So we ended up back there at the beginning of May. We booked a whole weekend this time and got to see more of Paultons Park and, though I was slightly dreading it, we all had a great time.

Imogen Turns 3

Whereas her big sister had had such fixed ideas about what she wanted for her third birthday party, Imogen was more relaxed. We decided to choose one of her books for inspiration, starting out with the The Gruffalo but ended up settling for an Alice in Wonderland birthday theme. We had a – suitably mad – party at home last weekend and fortunately had beautiful sunshine for a few hours, it seems to have rained ever since!

Imogen Turns 3

On the day itself, we had birthday pancakes for breakfast then Imogen went to playgroup as usual.  Andy took the afternoon off and Imogen loved having us to herself for a few hours. We went to a little toy exhibition near us, to Pizza Express for ice-cream (they even popped a candle in and sang happy birthday!) and spent ages watching ducks and ducklings on the canal. The daddy duck was doing a fine job of scaring away the much bigger Canadian Geese – it was quite a performance to watch.

We ended the day with a birthday tea with grandparents and more cake.

So far being three has been about potty training (instigated by her). It’s also been lovely to see her speech develop over the last few months and more of her personality come through. She’s been a full on toddler with typical tantrums and hyperactive behaviour though that is starting to calm down now.  I’m looking forward to the adventures we will have over the next year before she starts school!

Read more: Imogen at 2, Imogen’s 1st birthday and her birth story


  • Reply Stacey 21st May 2017 at 1:27 pm

    Happy birthday, Imogen 🙂 Looks like you’ve had a blast x

    • Reply Sian 29th May 2017 at 11:44 pm

      Thanks Stacey!

  • Reply Laura @ Little Ladies Big World 21st May 2017 at 8:08 pm

    Ah happy birthday it sounds like lovely celebrations all round x #TheOrdinaryMoments
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    • Reply Sian 29th May 2017 at 11:44 pm

      Thanks Laura!

  • Reply Carei @ Space for the Butterflies 21st May 2017 at 9:43 pm

    Oh what a sweet way to celebrate – I love the cake and her face is just a picture whenever she spots a candle!!

    • Reply Sian 29th May 2017 at 11:45 pm

      Thanks Carrie!

  • Reply Debbie | An Organised Mess 21st May 2017 at 10:03 pm

    Oh what a wonderful birthday! Like you, our first at her 3rd birthday at Peppa Pig World, and like yours it became the sought after tradition- but as PPW isn’t open in January we ended up going for my birthday treat instead (ahem!).
    I love the birthday cake! I think I might have to talk to a girl about her 9th birthday being Alice in Wonderland themed- you’re never too old are you?
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    • Reply Sian 29th May 2017 at 11:39 pm

      Never too old – it’s a great theme Debbie! Love how you went to PPW for your birthday – my eldest wants to go for her 6th!

  • Reply Donna 22nd May 2017 at 9:18 pm

    It looks like she had just the best Birthday! Three is such an amazing age x
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    • Reply Sian 29th May 2017 at 11:33 pm

      She certainly did! I’m liking it so far.

  • Reply Helena 23rd May 2017 at 4:30 pm

    Awww bless her. Happy belated birthday little one. They sure do grow up quick!
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  • Reply Jayne @ Sticky Mud and Belly Laughs 28th May 2017 at 12:41 pm

    Aw happy belated birthday Imogen, What a perfect birthday! Sounds like she had an amazing time 🙂

    Thanks so much for joining in with #MMBC. Hope to see you next week x

    • Reply Sian 29th May 2017 at 11:31 pm

      Ah thank you! She sure did.

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