Ahhhh, it's that time of year again. When I'm even more of a sleep deprived, zombie mother than usual, as a result of excessive present buying and wrapping, cake baking, and birthday party organising.
Yes, on Thursday Evie turned four and then on Friday Daisy turned seven and every year this means two days of complete and utter madness in our household, as I'm sure you can imagine.
This year, however, was a little bit easier than previous years; we had a joint birthday meal out on Evie's birthday, which meant I could get away with baking them one homemade cake between them, and the girls asked for pet rabbits as their birthday presents, which kind of relieved the pressure for me a little bit, shopping-wise. They didn't have a party this year either, instead opting to take a few friends to the cinema to see Trolls (.....yes..... Trolls. Again!).
And that's the main purpose of this post, really. To introduce you to the newest additions to our family (not to talk about the Trolls movie, although I've a Trolls-related post coming up for you all later, you lucky things ;)). HOW ADORABLE ARE OUR RABBITS!! (see above). On the left, we have Christmas Pudding, and on the right is Cottontail. They came to live with us yesterday and so far seem pretty chilled out. They are living in a palatial hutch on the patio (I'm not even kidding, its freaking HUGE.... basically the same size as our teeny tiny house) although we are secretly hoping they will end up being house rabbits - and the girls brought them in at six o'clock this morning in case they were cold so they're definitely heading that way already.
I love animals and think having pets is a great way to teach children responsibility. The girls have proved themselves to be excellent helpers when it comes to looking after Mabel Meatball so I don't doubt they will be exactly the same when it comes to the new members of our squad.
And on that note I am off to wrap the hutch in a blanket and sheet of tarpaulin so they're extra warm tonight.... not that they're spoilt little buggers already or anything!
ps HOW AM I OLD ENOUGH TO HAVE A SEVEN YEAR OLD?!