Saturday, 12 September 2015

twelve

Annie is twelve today. Twelve! I do remember waiting patiently for my turn to have a C-section. We didn't know if the baby was a girl or a boy. We were over the moon to meet Annie. She was beautiful. She still is. 



Today Annie is celebrating with her friends. She organised her party without any help. I am delighted and a little sad, too. I am delighted because we raised her to be an independent, capable girl who knows what she wants. I am sad because she'll never again be a cuddly little baby with biggest grin in the world. She is growing up so fast. Look at her!


A baby with chubby cheeks and a twinkle in her eye.



A messy little creature who likes her food.



A determined little girl fixing her bike.



A tiny adventurer contemplating life and keeping warm with my jumper.





A confident school girl ready to take on the world.



A no longer so small girl with her pretend fish & chips on the beach.



A cheeky Annie Monroe




A twelve year old wondering what lies ahead.


Happy Birthday Annie. You are truly amazing. I love you very much. We all do. xx

22 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday dearest Annie, 12 is wonderful!
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  2. Happy Birthday Annie!!!! What a beautiful young lady you are! xx

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  3. Happy birthday to your daughter, they do grow up quickly.

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  4. She sounds like a great girl. Happy birthday, Annie. I bet she'll still need the cuddles sometimes though - mine does and she's nearly sixteen.

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  5. Happy birthday Annie, I hope you have a wonderful day x

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  6. What lovely photos, especially that last one. I hope she had a fantastic birthday, and that the year ahead is filled with many happy adventures. CJ xx

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  7. It is very evident you have done a brilliant job raising this lovely girl. Happy birthday Annie!

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  8. Such a beautiful post. Happy birthday Annie!

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  9. What a lovely tribute. Happy belated birthday, hope you had a good day.

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  10. What a lovely post. Happy Birthday to Annie. Hope you all had a good day.

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  11. Annie is a wonderful girl. I hope she had a fantastic birthday!

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  12. Every birthday just sneaks up on us, doesn't it? Happy birthday to Annie. I hope her party was a big success and that she had a fantastic day. x

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  13. I hope Annie had a fantastic birthday and a great party. What a wonderful collection of photos and memories xx

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  14. What a beautiful post :) Annie looks like a lovely girl. Wishing her a very happy birthday x

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  15. A very happy birthday to Annie. Lovely pics Christina. Have a great week. Jane x

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  16. Happy Birthday to Annie! And congratulations to you and Richard Christina, for raising such a wee smasher. X

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  17. Beautiful girl :) Happy Birthday Annie
    Jillxo

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  18. Happy belated birthday to Annie, I hope she had a lovely day and a wonderful time with her friends. They do grow up so fast, I wish we could hold back time a little sometimes.

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  19. happy birthday wishes to Annie x

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  20. Happy birthday Annie. You seemed so much older than your 12 years. I still think if the scones you baked with great fondness.
    Leanne xx

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