Birthdays are of course always very special, but when you now share them with a Royal Princess well, then they are extra special! From what I remember of this day when I gave birth 9 years ago, my time in labour - annoyingly unexpected a hasten to add as I was booked in for a c-section - was about the same as Kate's, but I don't think the jogging bottom ensemble I left hospital in really is comparable to a beautiful Jenny Packham dress!
I digress, but can you blame me?! This week's #52memories is totally devoted to Bella my youngest who turned 9 yesterday. She has, like any other child, been VERY excited about the whole thing all week. I've been looking forward to it too, amid the disorganisation that finally all came together very late the night before. Bless her as she reluctantly headed off to bed on Friday evening, me eager to get on with "birthday things" she said "Don't worry Mummy, I'll probably wake up early, but I won't wake you up before 7am and I'll bring you a coffee...." that's my Bella! As a Mummy we all want to spoil our children don't we and Birthday's are our real opportunity to make lots of fuss of them and add another beautiful memory to their childhood.
And so we celebrated, as we usually do, together as a family...
Beautiful Birthday Girl!
Everyone deserves pancakes, strawberries and
chocolate for their Birthday Breakfast
Lunch took on a retro vibe; prawn cocktail,
lasagne and tiramisu
Birthday bubbles and pink flowers, of course!
My sister is the official "Birthday Cake Maker" of the
family with beautiful creations like this
Lovely to see my family relaxing at my dinner table
Four generations of the family came together to celebrate!
Happy Birthday My Birthday Belle!