Oh my darling girl…how did you get to be 7 so very quickly?


It seems but a blink of an eye that you were that tiny wee person who first came home to us nearly six years ago.

Day 1

Since that first day we met you, you’ve held our hearts.  We’ve watched you grow from a shy and quiet little tot into the confident, outgoing and exuberant girl you are today.


Now, I’ll be honest, there are days when I truly believe that you completely overdo the “confident and exuberant” thing with it slipping into “bolshy and obnoxious”, but never be fooled, little one, I wouldn’t have you any other way.

I love your strong sense of self.  Your joie de vivre. The fact that everyone who meets you loves you.  Your kindness to others is humbling and your sense of justice ferocious.  I pity the fool who gets on the wrong side of your right hook…your daddy taught you well!


So, happy birthday angel girl…keep it up.  Keep fighting for what you believe in. Keep loving with every ounce of your being.  Keep dancing like no-ones watching (although learning to sing in tune would be marvellous).  But most of all keep being you.  You are amazing and we love you to the moon and stars and back, with jelly tots and lemon icing.

Oh, but one last thing….no…you can’t marry Harry Styles! 😉


Note….it was Button’s birthday on Monday, but I’ve been a wee bit too overwhelmed about her growing up too fast to write before now.  Believe what they tell you…time goes by in a flash.

18 Responses to 7

  1. Marianne says:

    Happy belated birthday, Button!

  2. Helen Snell says:

    What a gorgeous little girl, and beautiful words too. xx

  3. Gail says:

    Happy birthday to Button! She looks like such a big girl these days!

    • Evie says:

      Shhhhhh! 😉
      She is such a big girl these days. Harry Styles! Pierced ears! “High” heels!
      (All come under the category of ‘not a chance’)
      Thankfully Barbie, teddy and Frozen still loom large.

  4. Your daughter is so beautiful and looks like a real live-wire. They do grow up so quickly, the years just fly by. Birthday wishes to you all. xx P.S. Mmmn Jelly Tots!

  5. Ginger says:

    What a cutie! A very happy birthday to Miss Button!

  6. K-Line says:

    Oh, she’s been old beyond her years since the get go!

  7. Vicki Kate says:

    She’s 7?! Time HAS flown. She’s reminds me of Shakespere’s quote “Though she be but little, she is fierce.” I hope the taste in men improves though, but that’s said as a mid-30s adult who doesn’t get the 1D thing at all!

    • Evie says:

      7!!!!! It’s ridiculous.
      We quote that All.The.Time. Shakespeare must have had premonitions.
      1D…don’t get it at all. But I think it’s the point. I’m sure my mum said the same about my pash on Adam and the Ants!

  8. Jane G says:

    Oh, hasn’t time flown. I remember her coming home. You’ve all worked hard to make a happy family unit

  9. What a lovely, lovely post for your daughter. She’s adorable but then she’s being “brung up proper”!

    • Evie says:

      Thank you….although sometimes it feels like a very uphill battle, it’s definitely worth it. She’s pretty amazing!

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