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Caitlin, Today You Are Seven

Caitlin, my sweet little girl, today you are seven. And just like last year, and all of the other birthdays you’ve had, I’m wondering how time could have moved so fast. I say this every birthday, but how can it be that seven years have passed since I first laid my eyes on you?

Today for you’r birthday we kept things low key. I’m too anxious to be holding big parties at the moment, although you don’t quite understand that yet. Just because we kept things low key, it doesn’t mean we haven’t had fun. You took a cake in to school this morning to share with the class. I watched you climb on to the school bus with a sense of responsibility, to get the cake to school in one piece. I can just imagine the smile on your face as the whole class tucked in to the chocolate sponge.

Your afternoon has been filled with more fun, as you played with your new Sylvanian Families. You played outside on the new scooter Granda bought you. Then to finish of the day, we watched a movie of your choice and pigged out on tasty food. The movie you chose was Harry Potter, and I’ve finished my day feeling pretty happy that I’m raising a potter nerd. Before bed, we had cake, and as I watched you blow out your candles I thought about your last year.


Six has been a good age for you. We’ve had so many adventures, that I hope you will remember for a long time.

Six is the age you learned to ride a bike without stabilisers. I can’t tell you how proud I was, after months of hearing “I can’t do it”, to finally hear the words “Look mum I’m doing it!”.

Six is the year we stayed away in a hotel for the first time. We visited Belfast, went shopping and spent the night in a hotel, and you loved it.


Six is the year you defied gender stereotypes and wore your Avengers and Minions glasses with pride. Someone at school told you you’re glasses were for boys, and you ignored that and wore them anyway because you’re awesome.



Six is the year you became the very best like no one ever was…


Six is the year we went camping, and you someone managed to fall in the river, and split your lip in the outdoor gym all in one day.


Six is the year you developed a thrill for adventure, and climbed your first tall tree. (Six is also the year you almost gave mummy a heart attack while climbing said tree!)



Six is the year you became a Rainbow, and your confidence has grown so much.

I’ve watched you grow and develop so much this year and my heart swells with pride. You are an awesome little person with an awesome personality to match and it’s been a joy to be your mum, as a six year old and all of the other years. What will being seven bring you? There’s only one way to find out…

Happy 7th Birthday my darling girl, here’s to another year of adventures.

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  • Reply Newcastle Family Life January 13, 2017 at 8:18 am

    Happy 7th birthday Caitlin! It sounds like she had a lovely day. She really is a mini you xx
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  • Reply Jo at Pickle and Poppet January 13, 2017 at 1:38 pm

    What a beautifully written piece!
    And by the way, the glasses are AWSOME and I’m a bit jealous I don’t have them!

  • Reply Steph at Mental Parentals January 13, 2017 at 3:41 pm

    Wow – such an outdoorsy little girl 🙂 Happy birthday Caitlin – it sounds like you’ve had a wonderful birthday. Now slow down, I don’t think your Mummy is ready for your to get to 8 years old as quickly as you did 7… ;o) Steph x #PoCoLo
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  • Reply Kim Carberry January 13, 2017 at 9:50 pm

    Aww! Happy birthday Caitlin! It sounds like she had such a wonderful day x
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  • Reply Jolene January 13, 2017 at 11:35 pm

    Ah such a lovely post .. happy birthday Caitlin.. so many adventures and experiences.. your going to love reading this when your older x

  • Reply Chloe Ciliberto January 14, 2017 at 8:50 am

    What an amazing year. I love, love, love her glasses!! I used to give my mum heart attacks climbing trees too. It sounds like a really lovely low key birthday. x
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  • Reply Anosa January 14, 2017 at 11:57 am

    Happy Belated Birthday, glad you ignored the stereotypes and went about your way.
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  • Reply Fashion and Style Police January 14, 2017 at 11:59 am

    What an exciting year it has been for you all. Hope this year is even more exciting. Happy birthday.

  • Reply RachelSwirl January 19, 2017 at 5:00 pm

    oh bless happy belated birthday young lady!

  • Reply Morgan Prince February 8, 2017 at 11:52 am

    Aw how lovely, I hope your little one had a lovely day. My youngest is 7 (turns 8 in April) and he’s changed so much in the last couple of years. It sounds like you’ve got a very adventurous young lady there. xxx
    Thanks for linking to #Pocolo
    (sorry for the epicly late comment!)

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