a birthday in london {52 adventures}

You only turn four once... so it pays to do it in style. Birthday days out are kind of a family tradition of ours, and we absolutely love them. Nothing quite celebrates a birthday like an adventure with your favourite people. And for the beautiful boy's fourth birthday he had very clear ideas about what he wanted to do to celebrate; he wanted to go to London, he wanted to ride the underground with his Uncle Matt, he wanted to go on a ferris wheel, and he wanted to have lunch at Planet Hollywood. Well we gave him all those things, and we threw in a boat ride and a wander around Docklands in the twilight for good measure.

It really was a whole family adventure this one, with the four of us, plus both sets of grandparents, and the all important Uncle Matt. And we all had the loveliest time celebrating our favourite four-year-old. That kid loves a good adventure, and he sure knows how to pick a good day out. Here are some of the photos and a little video of his special day...

^ his pillow band has proved to be a massive hit
^ waiting to see his name on the big screen again

^ there is a story... not a terribly exciting one. But yes, Uncle Matt did eat that entire 'sharing dessert' by himself. No it isn't the first time members of my family have behaved like this. My father may or may not have encouraged such greediness with a promise of a free t-shirt.
^ I love the way they reached out to hold hands in the excitement of the moment

This year we are embarking on a challenge to have an adventure every single week... 52 adventures!!! They may be big excited adventures or simple ones close to home, but we want to have a 2015 full of adventures and full of amazing memories.


  1. Loved watching this! such a wonderful video, we're hoping to take our three littles to London over the summer. Can't wait! Hope he had a wonderful birthday once again :) x x x

  2. What a lovely way to spend his fourth birthday! Looks like you had lots of fun and made lots of wonderful memories as a family. The pillow band looks fab! Happy Birthday BB. Amelia xx

  3. Oh Lucy, what a wonderful Birthday adventure! With all the family too. This is the stuff memories are made of. I am sure he will remember that Birthday forever. His face in that last picture is so, so beautiful x

  4. I love BB's jumper that he wore on his birthday day out!! Where did you get it?? It looks like you all had a wonderful day, I can't wait to be a little less pushchair reliant again - it makes doing London so much easier :-)


  5. Wow what a gorgeous day out for a fourth birthday boy! I love it and all your fun amazing photos too! Just beautiful. BB has grown up so fast recently and it's amazing to watch through photos and your beautiful words how he has been changing. Your extended family are all so happy too I see where you get it and the kids get it from you! Gorgeous adventure glad he had a great day for his special day!

  6. What a lovely day out for your birthday boy! It looked so lovely to have all the family there and you had so many adventures in one day! The girls loved watching the video. xx

  7. Oh what a wonderful way to spend a 4th birthday! BB looked like he thoroughly enjoyed himself! xxx

  8. Looks like he had such a wonderful birthday! He looks so happy! x

  9. Happy birthday BB! Looks like a lovely day


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