Today we were invited to our lovely friends Sabrina & Adam's little boy Xavier's 4th birthday party! Emilia was so excited about it she picked out her entire outfit the night before, instructing me to hang it up on the outside of her wardrobe "so she could see it". This girl cracks me up! We were on the brink of a meltdown when I told her she couldn't wear her Elsa costume so as consolation she was allowed to pick this pink dress even though it's a size too big. At that point I was kind of scraping the barrel as every other dress I held up she would respond with a chipper "no thank you!" So this one was going to have to do! This is from Belle & Boo (I didn't even realise they made clothes!) and I put it with a pink top from H&M, faded/dusty pink tights and gold shoes from Zara, and a pink cardigan with a gold bow on (also from H&M). Eduardo is still recovering from his cold/cough so I put him in this warm black & grey plaid shirt from Zara as it's lined with jersey, black jeans from H&M and his shoes are from Clarks.
I was fortunate enough to get them to pose for another family picture (note the Frozen toys clutched in every photo). I took this right before running back into the house to give all the dogs their mind the house treats and pick up the last few bits which is why I am sans winter coat! My jumper is one I bought last year from the brand Olive, my jeans are by Ted Baker and my boots are from Whistles. Emilia & Eduardo are wearing their coats that we bought in Sorrento (the tags say Baby A.) and although Emilia's is still quite long on her, I couldn't resist for this all pink outfit!
And here is the aftermath...ha ha! The sugar highs were in full swing by the time this picture was taken! We had the best time at Xavier's jungle themed party. Emilia had an absolute blast getting involved in all of the party games and even dressed up as a mermaid. Eduardo did enjoy himself (especially after the party when we chilled at Sabrina's house) but he is still extremely clingy towards me :( Unfortunately he gets very frightened and anxious at birthday parties because of an incident that happened a few months ago which I've never spoken about publicly. I still don't know if I ever will...it was a very upsetting and traumatic event and it breaks my heart that it obviously still affects him! But I'm hoping that in time he'll forget about it and be able to enjoy birthday parties as much as his sister. And he did come out of his shell a little bit towards the end!