Friday, May 8, 2009

a special present...


A huge happy birthday to my darling Hannah who turns 8 tomorrow. We will have a fairly relaxed day as we decided a few years ago to only have parties for our children every second year and 2009 is a 'family fun' year. Makes for less work for me and the kids seem to appreciate the parties even more.

It was very exciting to have a little girl after two boys, especially being able to shop for pink clothes and all the pretty hair accessories for a change. Having a daughter changed the dynamics in our family, and I can remember my husband walking around the room with her at about 2am a few days after she was born whispering "I don't think I am going to be able to get cross at you like I can with your brothers"! He has however managed it occasionally...

The thing Hannah most wanted for her birthday was a little desk for her room. So JJ and her husband have painted up an old one with a great shape and it looks fantastic, even without the handles and finishing touches. We are going to hang a pretty vintage mirror above it and the fabric covered chair will add a touch of colour. They are going to be very popular Auntie and Uncle!

6 comments:

Sharnel said...

Oh i just love the little desk, it's perfect for a little girl.

Lee said...

What an absolutely gorgeous gift for a little girl - I can just imagine your daughter stashing all her treasures in the drawers on the top of the desk. Thanks for sharing.

Amanda said...

Happy birthday to your darling Hannah! This is the most beautiful little desk, what a perfect gift.

x Amanda

Millie said...

The happiest of birthdays to the gorgeous Miss Hannah - the Queen of the Cherry Pips! Her desk is so sweet, great job JJ!
Millie ^_^

Helenna said...

Happy Birthday! What a gorgeous present. Hope you are all having a wonderful day.

Helenna

Shelagh G said...

Happy birthday, what a special occassion for everyone in your family.

Often stop by your blog, there is always so much inspiration happening here.