Where has the time gone?

In 4 days I will be the mother of a 5 year old! And to tell you the truth I don’t really know how to process this…..

Now I don’t want to talk for all mom’s out there, but I get super emotional around my daughters birthday. I am filled with a mixture of happy and sad…….

I get all the photos out, watch all the old phone videos and seriously just try to get my head around the fact that my little baby (who will remain my little baby for the rest of her life!) is in fact not a baby any more.

5 years ago I was preparing for her birth, or more like wondering if she would ever actually vacate my uterus.

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4 years ago I was organising your first birthday party!

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3 years ago we welcomed your cousin Raiden into the world. You have love him fiercely since the word go and the 2 of you are just amazing together. You also started school, which you love!

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2 years ago you started becoming this little model, who loves everything pink and sparkly. And dancing with your friend in front of a hall full of people was nothing. You still do this, dance in front of people, whether its a party or a good song playing in a shop. When you hear the music you needs to boogies…..

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And over this last year you have just grown up so much. You don’t look like a toddler anymore, you want to get involved with more grown up things.  You are to clever for you own good and you are just an amazing little girl. Your dad and I are now talking about primary schools and ballet lessons instead of changing nappies and making bottles.

 

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And even in looking at all these photos I still don’t know where the last 5 years have gone…..

 

 

 

2013 in Review…..

I love these blogposts. The ones where you learn something about another blogger. I stole this from Tanya at Dear Max who stole it from  Nafisa over at Wired to the Web – Nafisa does this every year with the same questions, which is such a great idea. So here is goes. My first (stolen x 2) post about the year that was…….

1. What did you do in 2013 that you’d never done before?

Got Married!

2. Did you keep your new years’ resolutions, and will you make more for next year?

I don’t think that I made any. My New Years resolution for 2014 is to be happy. Not to sweat the small stuff and just enjoy every day. I spent way to much of 2013 stressing about silly things that were out of my control.

3. How will you be spending New Year’s Eve?

I spent New Years eve with my family. Went down to the beach to watch the fireworks, then crawled onto the couch and watched Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (The old one, which is the best one) with my daughter.

4. Did anyone close to you die?

No. But I did go to a  funeral.

5. What countries did you visit?

I didn’t visit any countries. I stuck to the Western Cape. Hopefully 2014 has alot of travelling involved.

6. What would you like to have in 2014 that you lacked in 2013?

More time with my family.

7. What date from 2013 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?

11th May. My wedding day. One of the most amazing days in my life.

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?

Moving out of my mom’s house and into my home that I share with my family.

9. What was your biggest failure?

Being hard on myself over the simplest of things.  Fearing that if things are not perfect then I am a failure.

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?

Yes, diagnosed with underactive Thyroid.

11. What was the best thing you bought?

I haven’t bought anything that great, but I have received amazing things.

12. Where did most of your money go?
School Fees and Debt.

13. What song will always remind you of 2013?

Any song from Pitch Perfect.

14. What do you wish you’d done more of?

Travelling.

15. What do you wish you’d done less of?

Worrying

16. What were your favourite TV shows?

Bones, New Girl and Storage Wars

17. Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year?

No.

18. What was the best book you read?

I read so many, very hard to choose a ‘best’ book.

19. What was your greatest musical discovery?

Queen, have always liked their music but 2013 was the year I discovered how amazingly talented they really were.

20. What was your favourite film of this year?

Pitch Perfect

21. What did you do on your birthday

Went out to dinner with my family.

22. What kept you sane?

My daughter

23. Who did you miss?

My family that are scattered all over the world.

24. Who was the best new person you met?

2013 was not really a year of making new friends, more a year of appreciating the ones I have.

25. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2013:

  • Its a good thing to admit when you are wrong.
  • You don’t always have to do everything yourself.