Monday, 28 September 2009

Birthdays and Anniversaries

Yesterday my little baby girl turned ten ~ TEN! Into double figures! How did that happen so quickly? I can’t quite believe how quickly time goes zooming by once you have children. It really doesn’t seem like ten years ago when she was born and whisked away into intensive care in the Special Care Baby Unit where I didn’t dare to dream about birthdays and just had to take each day as it came. However! Here we are celebrating her tenth birthday and what a lovely day we had too.

She decided that she wanted to take three of her friends swimming to a Water Park in Edinburgh ~ one of these pools that have all manner of slides and waves and rubber rings and waterfalls going on! Followed by a Chinese Buffet Lunch ~ all very grown up! Then it was back home for more charging about the house, lots of girlie screeching and giggling (at very high volumes) and some Happy Birthday cake with candles and lots of presents.

Yesterday it was also our wedding anniversary too ~ we have been married for 9 years! All those years ago we decided that it would be a very lovely idea to get married and have our daughter christened all on her first birthday! A little bit unconventional, but it makes her birthday and our wedding anniversary extra special. We got married in this beautiful little church in the very picturesque village of Dirleton in East Lothian.

I got some very lovely Anniversary presents ~ self portraits were drawn and button bracelets were very carefully threaded up and proudly presented. I also got a beautiful bouquet and a very nice bottle of champagne from my lovely husband. You may also just see that we did manage to find the time to drink it in the evening too!!

We tend not to do too much more to celebrate our anniversary as birthday celebrations are obviously far more important in the minds of small children ~ so our anniversary meal out was the very same Chinese Buffet Lunch where we were accompanied by five lovely children! All very romantic as you can well imagine, but a great time was had by all:O)


madmummy said...

Happy Birthday / Anniversary!!
My Son was christened on our 1st Wedding Anniversary, how lovely to share a special day in your house!
They grow up so quickly don't they!
xxx Steph

Lucy Pursglove-Jones said...

Happy anniversary to you guys and a happy birthday to your little girl! Wow what a worry for you when she was born! It looks like everything turned out brillianly though, she looks fab in amongst those balloons.
Happy days indeed :) x

lisa ridgeon said...

Congratulations to all. I know what you mean about the years whizzing by. There are two-and-a-half years between my boys and when we had Tom i remember saying 'When Tom's two-and-a-half, Steven will be five!' We couldn't imagine Steven being as big as five! Now he's 18!!

The Garden Bell said...

Happy B-day wishes to your lovely daughter. What a cutie amoungst all the pink balloons.

Glad to hear you got out and enjoyed the day.

French Knots said...

The church is lovely, what a lovely place to selebrate such special occasions.
And even with a gaggle of 10 year olds a Chinese is always good!

:: CCB's Knit-Knacks :: said...

Lovely lovely lovely! Happy times :) xxx

Rachel said...

Ahhh, Happy Anniversary to you and Happy Birthday to your daughter!
R x

Catherine said...

Happy Birthday to your daughter and Happy Anniversary to you!

Mummy Boo Bear said...

Awww Happy Birthday and Annivsarry wishes too you all! I have to say we tend to always end spending our anniversary lunch out with our girls every year. And although we are coming up to our tenth I am sure this year will be no expection! they seem to make it dont they.

Lovely church you to married in, and how lovely to share such important dates with your little girl.


Anonymous said...

what a cool idea i was born on my mum and dads wedding aniversary. the cushion on my blog has a recycled jumper that i got for a pound from a charity shop and i button hole stitched it with a diffenert colour embroidery cotton

juanitatortilla said...

Happy Anniversary and 10th Birthday to your very lovely daughter!

That self-portrait is adorable, and even more so are those button jewellery :)

Kate said...

Happy anniversary to you and a big happy birthday to your 10 year old. It is coming up to birthday season in our family and I am having a quiet freak out about how quickly time is passing. Your daughter sounds like she had a great day.

Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

Happy Birthday to your daughter and Happy Anniversary to you. Lots of celebrating! My daughter turned 9 last month and I am aware that I must make the most of her as a child before she grows up a fine young lady..
What a beautiful gift from your daughter, such gifts mean so much.
Isabelle x

LissyLou said...

Happy bday/anniversary!! time does fly!!