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)