Happy Birthday Bo!

Today our baby girl turned one.

Birthday girl x

She has had the least spectacular birthday ever.  I had hoped we’d be able to have a party for her at the weekend but our house is far from being able to accept guests.  Once we realised that wasn’t really feasible we made plans to spend the weekend in York so we could celebrate my Mum’s birthday too (which was yesterday) but those plans fell by the wayside too – mainly because driving two cars to York is expensive & we’re not all the flush right now.

Birthday cards x

Last night I was feeling massively guilty and emotional.  I was so disorganised for her birthday – I hadn’t even bought her a card.  I guess part of me was just blocking it out, mentally postponing it.  I’m not ready for Amy to be one and I hate that we aren’t in a position to make a big fuss of her.

But really. Does she care that she hasn’t had a party? Does she care that she hasn’t been showered with extravagant gifts? No. What she cares about is that she spent the day with her Mummy, ate cake and was fussed over by her Daddy, big brother and sister when they got home.  I’m sure when she’s older she’ll throw the “Why didn’t I get a party and a bouncy castle like Ben and Chloe?” at me – well the answer to that will be “Your birthday is in November kid!” – but it still won’t stop me feeling guilty.  Maybe when our house is finished we’ll be able to have a little belated party for her in the New Year.

The highlight of Amy’s day was definitely the birthday cake . . .

Mmmmm birthday cake!

The low point however was puking that birthday cake back up all over our bed . . .


(I’ve included a picture at the end for comedy value but I’m warning you now so if you don’t want to see you can stop scrolling down!! I should point out that it was pure fluke that Dave caught the moment on camera – we don’t normally take pictures of our children vomiting!)

The first year of Amy’s life has flown by.  I can’t believe she’s already a year old.  In lots of ways it feels like she’s always been here and in others that she’s only arrived yesterday.  She is such a placid and pleasant little lady, she slotted into our family like she was always meant to be there (and of course I suppose she was).  Our little Bo has completed our family and we couldn’t love her more.

Happy Birthday baby girl.

A year in the life of Bo!

WARNING – Don’t scroll any further if you’re squeamish!! 

What a way to end her birthday!


  1. November 6, 2014 / 9:36 pm

    Oh dear poor Amy 9picture did make me chuckle a little bit though)

    If it makes you feel any better Emily has had a pretty unspectacular day too. Jacks been at nursery all day. We hadn't managed to get a card for her as its all been a massive rush having only got back from our weekend break late Monday afternoon so I had to rush out on a mercy mission while she had her nap.

    Having a little get together at the weekend though, more of a joint housewarming/birthday party so am sure she'll get lots of fuss made of her then.

    Hope Amy recovers from the birthday cake incident xxx

  2. November 6, 2014 / 9:47 pm

    I'm sure your day was perfect for Amy's first birthday. I often wonder if we go to too much fuss for our child's first birthdays… It looks like she enjoyed her cake ;o) x

  3. November 6, 2014 / 9:57 pm

    hahahaahahahahaaha! Oh no. Sorry. I had to laugh. Your photo has said it all. You have had a year of puking really and I am sure Amy will look back on that photo and won't need ones of bouncy castles or parties! haha! Happy Birthday Amy, still my most favourite blogger baby girl with the most beautiful hair in the world x

    • November 6, 2014 / 10:06 pm

      Like I said to someone else earlier – it was laugh or cry. You couldn't get a picture like that again if you wanted to! Bless her cotton socks. x

  4. November 6, 2014 / 10:06 pm

    Happy Birthday Amy! She's such a beautiful girl! Great pictures and er capture of the vomit…

    • November 6, 2014 / 10:22 pm

      Even Amy isn't beautiful when she's being sick though hey 😉 x

  5. AK Templer
    November 6, 2014 / 11:13 pm

    Happy Birthday Amy she does look so much like Chloe on the last picture of your collage!! yay no the cake! and the vomitting pic will be a funny keepsake!!

  6. November 7, 2014 / 4:02 am

    Happy Birthday to Amy!

  7. November 7, 2014 / 1:54 pm

    Awww Happy Birthday baby girl. Time has flown, and she is so gorgeous – you should be a very very #ProudMummy and money and 'stuff' doesn't matter. All Amy needs for the time being is love, care and cuddles. Oh and lots and lots of cake, obvnobv! 🙂 xxx

  8. Mummy Melton
    November 7, 2014 / 3:06 pm

    We won't be throwing Baby M a party for his 1st birthday either. He will be spending the day with mummy and daddy (who have both taken the day off work) and we will be doing nice things together as a family (not sure what yet as its 10th Dec!). looks like she had a great day (apart for maybe the puking part) xx

  9. November 7, 2014 / 8:19 pm

    Oh bless her!! That last photo just proves she had an awesome birthday!!! Lots of love to you all x x x

  10. November 9, 2014 / 8:47 am

    Awe. Lovely post Colette and great montage of her 1st year. Yikes to that last photo! Bless her. Hope it was just a one off x

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