13 Dec 2015

Birthday Girl

Becky turned five this weekend. Five! It's a cliché, but I literally can't believe that this little bundle that came into our world and turned our lives upside down is 5 already.

It feels momentous. Last year, when she turned four, she still felt small to me, no longer a toddler, granted, but definitely still a small child. Now - well, she is undeniably a big girl. My baby is growing up. Fast. Too fast. But that's life, and it’s lovely to see her blossom all the same.

This year was a big year for Becky. She left her nursery world behind and started big school. It felt like a significant milestone at the time, and it's definitely contributed to Becky's rapid and tangible development. She's learning to read and write, she’s got a large circle of friends, her own style and boy, does she have her own mind!

She is so articulate for a 5-year-old. I always marvel at just how rich her vocabulary is and the complex sentence structures she is using and how colourful her expressions are. And she loves putting on hilarious different accents, especially American, which she has picked up through various TV shows and programmes, which regularly has us in stitches. She's getting good at German, too, which makes me very happy, and she’s generally so eager to learn and absorbs everything like a little sponge.  

She asks a hundred questions an hour, her inquisitive mind trying to grasp the world and make sense of it, while all the while often driving me nuts with constant chitter chatter. She’s our little chatterbox *some might say she has that from her Mum* and she knows it, regularly starting her sentences with: “Mummy, I know I’m being a chatterbox, but …” How can I resist?

She's a proper girly girl. She’s into all things My Little Pony, Barbies and Disney Princesses. She still likes Frozen, though it has moved down the favourites list and now lags behind Monster High, Team Umizoomi and Equestria Girls, and instead of CBeebies she now watches CBBC or girly films on Netflix, because that’s what big girls do, right?

She's so gorgeous and lovely. I often look at her and can't believe that she is mine. She's got a cracking sense of humour and a cheeky side, too, but I wouldn’t have her any other way. Most importantly she is kind, caring and generous; for instance, she loves to make little presents and cards for all her friends all the time. And she's so creative, I adore all the things she thinks up and crafts every day.

She's fiercely independent and wants to do everything herself. She's been like this ever since she was a baby and with every birthday this independence increases. And that’s a good thing, even though her mummy still has to get used to the pace this is all happening at.

My little girl is growing up. But she will always be my baby.

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1 comment

  1. Oh Happy birthday beautiful little one. Time goes so fast doesn't it? Gorgeous photos. Thank you ever so much for linking up to SWM and the amazing linky/blog support last year. It means the world to me that people come back again and again to share their amazing blogs. I hope this year is no different. It's great to get to know more blogs and I love reading each post every week and sharing them. You have such a lovely blog here. I wish you a huge happy new year!!! #sharewithme


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