Happy Birthday to Holly!

We’ve been a little quiet online recently because a very special event. On Sunday, it was Holly’s tenth birthday!

Happy Birthday,Β  Holly!

It was a big year this year - 10!!!
It was a big year this year – 10!!!

 

It was quite a big year for us, being the first year of double-digit birthdays. To celebrate, Holly finally got her ears pierced (you can’t see them in this photo as her hair’s over them!). She had been asking us for years as most of her friends had had them done but we agreed on 10 because of all the work involved in keeping them clean and safe. At least she had them done a year earlier than her mum (she’s terribly competitive!).

It’s strange to think of Holly as 10. I never really became emotional when she started nursery or school but this year has really hit me as her mum. This is her ten years ago, give or take a month! (Sorry it’s a Word document – my laptops have died at the rate of nearly one a year and in the process have lost many of my digital files.)

She’s no longer in the little years, and I guess I am realising how quickly she’s growing up. In 10 more years, where will she be?!

In the meantime, a very happy birthday to my not-so-little girl.

Holly's birthday cake this year was a homemade, edible (obviously!) version of her beloved Bear Bear, whom she's had for 9.5 years. He goes everywhere with her and we're not allowed to eat this version of him!
Holly’s birthday cake this year was a homemade, edible (obviously!) version of her beloved Bear Bear, whom she’s had for 9.5 years. He goes everywhere with her and we’re not allowed to eat this version of him!

 

 

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11 Comments Add yours

  1. Happy birthday, Holly!

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  2. Helen says:

    Happy birthday to Holly! What a lovely cake.

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    1. Thank you! It was quite a challenge but Betty Crocker helped us with the chocolate one. πŸ™‚

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  3. Happy Birthday, Holly! I’m 38 this year and I still remember the year I turned into double digits πŸ™‚ Enjoy ten and all it gives you xx

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  4. WordsFallFromMyEyes says:

    I love the way that worm on the left casts down with each fresh click of your pages. Very cute!

    I just have to comment because Holly is beaming so beautifully. What a capture of joy, childhood light, and one who knows she’s loved.

    I remember turning 10 and feeling VERY special, and then when my son turned 10, OH, I made it special πŸ™‚

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY, HOLLY!

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    1. Thank you for such lovely comments on both our site and on our post about Holly’s birthday. Ten does seem like quite a big deal for me (Sam) because Holly now is out of single digits. It’s quite scary how quickly time is passing by. Welcome to our site!

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  5. ashajade says:

    Happy Birthday Holly.

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    1. Thank you Asha, and thank you for visiting our blog!

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