Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Bittersweet Birthday

On October 26th, it had been a whole year since my younger sister had her twins Blake and Willow. 
Sadly, Willow passed away, a year ago today, so Blake's 1st birthday party on the 28th was one of smiles and tears, as we celebrated his life and remembered Willow. 

Blake is a gorgeous little man, I could hug him all day!

Nana got to have a cuddle!

As did his Mum and Dad, Kristie and Dave:

Not sure how I didn't get a photo with Blake, but I got one with his sister, Lily. She's a character!

Lily spent a good half hour arranging party hats on Jonathon's head until he looked like a punk! 

(Spot the Where's Wally in the background, lol!)

Here is my boy, Jack, with my older sister's son, James. 
They are usually in some sort of wrestling clinch or another!

This is a shot of my sister's family with her dad and his partner Ruth.

I didn't manage to get a very good shot of the birthday table and cake, but I loved all the red and aqua and the circus theme - too pretty!

And this bunch of flowers was from Kristie's mothers'group, 
with butterflies to keep to remind us of Willow.

We won't forget you Willow. Sweet dreams little angel. 
We love you so.


  1. Awww - how sad that one passed. Wow, bittersweet is right. You can't help but be happy for Blake having his first birthday, and yet there's the sadness for Willow. I teared up and I don't even know them!

    My best wishes, and it's healthy that they're also remembering Willow. Hopefully the Bittersweet will fade, with more happiness available along with a sweet memory for Willow.

    1. Thanks for your kind words Mardel. It is a difficult time of the year, but thank goodness for Blake for lifting the spirits. xx

  2. Happy Birthday Blake and Willow may you rest in peace. Looks like it was a wonderful day xx


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