We’ve managed to get Violet to double figures! Anyone that knows our lovely Violet will know this is quite an achievement. She is lively one to be sure – Completely full of life that bounds through every day – Sometimes unscathed, sometime leaving destruction in her path!
A more loving, caring, outgoing child you would be hard to meet – We love that she will strike up a conversation with anyone she meets. Waiters, checkout operators, dentists – none of you are exempt.
This lovely little one (and she is still considered little to me as she will always be one of my babies!) was 10 yesterday. We had to wake up in a Premier Inn as we were collecting her older sister from England training at lunchtime – We also had to spend 5 hours in the car travelling home from Aldershot which wasn’t the ideal way to spend your 10th birthday. but do you know what? Vi didn’t complain once.
In fact, she more than made the most of the day – enjoying her Frankie & Benny’s cooked breakfast with no sisters around (Tara refused to get back in the car and make the trek back down to Aldershot). We stopped off in Basingstoke for a HUGE shopping trip for Vi and promised her a McD’s on the way home at one of our many service station stops.
We’ve gone bowling today plus another trip to Frankie & Benny’s with some of her friends. I think we could be heard for miles around – Definitely not a shy group of 10 year olds! And of course there was cake! A Sprinkle/Confetti cake with the requested Tatty Teddy and a chocolate sponge inside. Not bad for a cake that was only decorated this morning. I’m off to brush up the remaining hundreds & thousands that pinged all over our kitchen floor now.
So we enter Violet’s second decade – the teenage years are fast approaching but we are strong and can tackle them together. This will be the decade that Violet’s front teeth will be capped and she will once again be able to crunch into apples carefree. We hope that her confidence continues to grow as well as her love of science. We’ve got many more swimming galas, dancing exams and flute lessons to face but most of all we have plenty of cuddles and laughter to see us through.
Happy Birthday My Wonderful Middle Child!