Today it’s Boo’s fifteenth birthday and I had to post to celebrate. My babies are growing up and they’ve grown up here on my blog. Soon They will be too old to appear here and I have to respect their privacy. Although they have agreed to everything I’ve posted so far, I know there will come a time when they say no.
I can go on and tell you how proud I am of my girl and how I wish her a wonderful future. Which of course I am and I do! But instead I’ve decided to share some of the birthday celebrations I have shared on my blog already.
Boo’s Birthday Blog Posts
The first was back in 2012, a whole ten years ago when my girl was just five years old and enjoyed a Hello Kitty Party. Looking back it seems like it was only yesterday. But I can say that about all the posts.
The following year, Boo was very much into Princesses and we had a Princess Puzzle party. It was a party in a box so all the activities were supplied and I just had to provide the food and cake and decorations. The kids had so much fun. I was really proud of my cake too.
Then we moved house and Boo wanted a Frozen party for her 7th party. This was one of my favourites despite it being ruined by the neighbours deciding to have a garden party at the same time with much louder music and loads more people. We had to take our garden games indoor despite it being a lovely day. And we couldn’t hear our soundtrack of Boo’s favourite music of the time. I made her cake, again I was proud of it. I researched a lot of Frozen games including Frozen skittles, and we made snow in plastic boxes using a special mix that if you add with water it turns into a snow like substance. Boo’s brother was throwing the snow from the bedroom window which was actually the hottest day of the year that year. We also had polystyrene snowball fights. It was a great day (Apart from the neighbours, who partied from 2pm until 4am the next morning)
The next year Boo had become a good little cook and loved being in the kitchen. On her actual birthday we went to London to have a cookery class which was an amazing experience. She talked of owning her own restaurant one day. I decided to have a cooking party and invited her guests to make their own food. They made Rocky Road which I put in the fridge so they could add to their party bags at the end of day. They feasted on pizza which they made themselves and for desert they all made their own knickerbocker glory ice cream. I was really chuffed with the Animal Jam cake I made for her that year. (I really miss making cakes.)
For Boo’s 9th Birthday we had a craft party where we decorated biscuits, made fridge magnets and did decoupage on some trinket boxes. I even made a little video of this day.
Boo’s Birthday Memories.
Nearly there folks because the following year we had Boo’s 10th birthday Dog Making Party. This was something else different, I brought the children a little dog toy that they had to stuff themselves. Then they decorated a little cupcake with their dog’s name. They also had birth certificates and each child took their own dog home with them.
For Boo’s 11th birthday we kept it quieter with her having her best friend around for lunch and a cake she had decorated herself. Boo was really happy with her day.
Then came Boo’s 12th Birthday and that year I had bought a Switch console between them and they had a few treats on the day. Boo’s birthday comes first so the Switch was her main present. Her other presents I managed to lose. I’d wrapped them up and forgotten where I’d hidden them. Graham found them at 4am. Boo had two friends around for food and a board game. Then they all played on the Switch.
When Boo turned 13 we were just coming out of Covid lockdown so she had her best friend around for a picnic. The weather wasn’t good though so they ended up eating indoors. We also had a day out to Cosford airforce museum and our first dose of Covid restricted days out.
For her 14th Birthday last year she had a day out with her friends at the Nature Centre. I think it was the first time she had been out alone without adult supervision. I made her a cake which turned out to be the exact same colour as the dress she chose to wear!
Boo’s Fifteenth Birthday
And now my baby turns 15, phew I can barely believe it. We had planned to go to Pizza Hut in town but unfortunately it’s the Birmingham Commonwealth Games and they are currently blocking up all our roads with the baton bearing trail. So we are going in the opposite direction and heading off for a game of bowling followed by dinner at Frankie and Bennys. Finger’s crossed it’s a great night!
Here are Boo’s presents this year, one is a gorgeous dress that she chose herself and I had to order from America. I can’t wait to see her in it.
Happy 15th Birthday to my gorgeous, brave, beautiful teenage girl. Be proud of who you are and keep on making me proud too.