Thursday, September 7, 2017

Nine




Yesterday, our Girl Bear turned nine. We had a lovely evening celebration at home, with cake and presents. We had already gone out for her birthday dinner on Monday night, at Red Robin (her choice, just like the last three or four years). I baked her cake over a couple of days. It was my first from-scratch birthday cake and it wasn't the easiest thing I've ever done, but I'm pretty proud of how it came out. She loved her cake and I felt wonderful about making it for her. I'll tell you more about it soon. We had a nice time watching her open her gifts. It was an eclectic selection of things befitting a little girl with varied tastes and talents. I love watching people - especially children - open their gifts almost as much as I love opening my own.

We are so proud of our daughter. She is becoming a lovely young lady. She's great company and she always has something interesting to share. We love watching her grow and change. Nine feels, to me, like the time when they go from little kid to big kid. I know they call them the "tween" years, this space between childhood and adolescence, but I don't see anything "between" about it - my daughter at nine seems to know exactly who she is and what matters to her. She works hard and plays hard, is always ready to try new things, doesn't back down from a challenge. It's amazing to watch her move from strength to strength - dance to math to music to computers to art. Our girl at nine is delightful, sweet and smart. We're so excited to see what nine brings.

14 comments:

  1. Happy birthday not so little girl bear! I love her eclectic interests and her being up for a challenge! I'm echoing your comments on my last post; your children are growing up through the pages of your blog. I'm sure she was a baby just now...
    Leanne xx

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  2. Happy birthday to Miss Bear! :o)

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  3. Happy birthday GB, have a lovely year being 9 yrs old x

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  4. Happy birthday Girl Bear, I hope she had a wonderful day. It's wonderful that she's interested in many different things, that's a great way to be. My youngest was nine in June and as you say, he seems suddenly not to be a little boy any more. CJ xx

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  5. Happy Birthday Girl Bear! I bet she had a wonderful day, starting with a fabulous cake and an eclectic collection of gifts. Having many interests is great - never a moment of boredom. My youngest will be nine in December but I think he'll be a little boy a wee while longer, he takes his time growing up. xx

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  6. How time flies. Happy Birthday Girl Bear.

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  7. Happy birthday to your lovely girl. Enjoy every moment of it!

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  8. Nine already! Happy Birthday to the beautiful GB. What an enticing pile of presents, and I am sure she loves and appreciates them all. The cake looks great too. Wishing her a wonderful year.

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  9. Happy birthday to your sweet girl! Can't believe she's 9 already...it's been delightful "watching" your kids grow up.

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  10. Happy Birthday GB!! I think 9 is one of the best ages to be :)
    Jillxo

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  11. Happy birthday to your daughter, 9 is a beautiful age to be.

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  12. Happy Birthday! My daughter has just turned 10 and I am starting to see her find her confidence, morals and what she stands for. It is an interesting time and I really enjoy every minute of it. Glad you are too. Jo x

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  13. Happy belated birthday to your GB. You did a great job with the cake.

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