Gemma’s 8th birthday

I can’t believe that yesterday, my baby girl turned 8. 8! It doesn’t seem that long ago we were excitedly awaiting the arrival of our first baby. The last 8 years have been a whirlwind, and Gemma has taught us so much – about ourselves, about the world, and about how we see things. She changed our lives, and she changed them for the better.

Gemma had what I call a ‘traditional’ birthday. She woke up early, and the present opening commenced:

After breakfast, she headed off to school armed with sweets to share out with her classmates – leaving me to plan the party tea.
We kept it simple – 2 friends for a tea of pizza and chips, crisps, fruit and birthday cake. We followed that with a few ‘proper’ party games – musical statues, musical bumps and pass the parcel. All played to One Direction songs of course! Max was happy to sit the games out, and carry on eating mushing some birthday cake.
Everyone went home tired and happy. Gemma went to bed an 8 year old – who told me that her birthday had been ‘the best day of the year’. Objective achieved. 


  1. January 23, 2014 / 7:53 pm

    Aww looks like she had a fab day!
    Happy Birthday x

  2. January 23, 2014 / 8:17 pm

    Lovely quote by Gemma at the end. So pleased she had a lovely day! x

  3. January 24, 2014 / 10:25 am

    Awh, happy birthday to Gemma! Looks like a wonderful day was had by all. I love those traditional party games 🙂
    Thanks for linking up to my blog hop, have a wonderful weekend.

    Fiona @

  4. January 28, 2014 / 9:44 am

    Happy Birthday Gemma. A perfect birthday, it reminds me of what my mum used to do for me. It sounds like she loved it.

    Thanks for linking up with Small Steps Amazing Achievements :0)

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