Meg is seven today.
K spends most of the day on the girls' birthdays exclaiming 'wow. Hasn't time flown? It feels like just yesterday we were in the hospital and she was just this big. sniff sniff.'
Well all I can say is that attests to how much K loves the girls but also how much time he spends out of the house and ergo out of the parenting line of fire.
It definitely feels like it's been 7 years since two became three to me. Some days it feels like seventy....
But enough of all that, today is about Meg.
Meg who has been looking forward to her birthday for so long the excitement is contagious.
Meg who was worried she wouldn't be able to sleep because her tummy was all wiggly from the excitement- and then was dead to the world two minutes later.
Meg who woke up this morning with a huge grin on her face and instead of good morning greeted us all with 'ask me how old I am!'
Meg who was genuinely thrilled to see there were presents on the table for her and thought there were too many and she should give one to Amy...
Meg who thinks the cards are just as exciting as the presents:
Meg who reads the inscriptions in her books while there are still presents to be opened:
Meg who was jumping up and down thrilled when he saw she got her very own horizontal bar!
Meg who ate her first fully loaded hotdog last month at Summer camp and has a new favourite food. Here she is modelling her tomato, two cheese, avocado, onion and red pepper dog (not quite what we ate at summer camp but still):
Meg who wanted a 'sparkly star rainbow cake'. Well actually that was her second choice. Her first choice involved the earth and a solar system but mummy has shocking hayfever, Amy home for the day, work and not that much creativity.
Meg who blows out her candles one at a time:
So happy birthday big girl. Hope you have a fabulous year being seven and in honour of it being your special day I won't even mention the shocking early onset teenage attitude you've got going on at the moment. Nope. Not even going to think about it. Just going to keep looking at all those sweet smiles in these pictures!