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 then you turned six. We had an ice-cream social for your birthday that year, and it was so fun to play and eat all things ice-cream.
And today you turn seven. A birthday that has sort of crept up on us this year because we have been working so hard at school. You love animals and drawing, and your family and a wide circle of friends. And tomorrow is swimming, again, so I guess we could add swimming to your list of things you love to do. We loved watching you grow and mature this year Hopie, even when it meant chaos and really loud volume levels as you lead your faithful followers on adventure after adventure.
Enjoy being seven our sweet girl. We'll be praying that you learn not to be scared of anything, because Jesus has conquered everything that is scary by rising from the dead.
We love you xxxxxxx