She grew fast! Which is unusual for these Hindle babies and was soon one. We had a sledging and hot chocolate party that year and green and pink cupcakes.
Then we blinked or so it seemed and you were two Lots happened that year and we took you to IKEA, shopped your pressies on the day and had cupcakes 2 weeks late. I'm ashamed to admit I don't know where the pics are, or even if we have any. As Mummy explained a lot happened that year!
The year you turned 3 you were so poorly that we had to cancel your party and put the cake into the freezer. But later in the week we celebrated the with the princess cake, a gaggle of friends and lots of fun.
Then you turned 4. That year was colder than any other, and everyone got stuck in hideous traffic trying to get to the swimming pool. But, we all had fun, swimming and playing and eating chilli at 9pm because we stayed at the pool long enough for everyone to have a good time.
And then you turned 5. That was the year we had the Princess and the pea cake and Mummy forgot to put the pea on!
And so, the eve of your birthday has come, and you ran down the corridor to bed excited for the last time you'd do it age five. But by the time I tucked you in, you were sad that being five was almost done. You're a sweet sweet girl Hopie, loved by us very much. Your enthusiasm for your games makes me smile, you are the thinker of many exciting adventures, your siblings adore you, and I pray that this coming year you will grow in your love for Jesus, and all He did for you at the cross.
We love you sweet Hopie x