I loved when we spent birthdays like this  

Tuesday, 22 September 2009



I loved when the kids were small, and birthdays were all about cake and balloons.

Now they are all about the right dress and make overs.

Robyn was 15 at the weekend, and no, she didn't want a McDonald's party, or to go to the park or adventure playground, she wanted to shop til she dropped and to have a sophisticated lunch with her friends....

Where do the years go???

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13 comments: to “ I loved when we spent birthdays like this

  • ~Tom~
    22 September 2009 at 16:17  

    Times do change, don't they? Happy Birthday Robin.

  • Randi Troxell
    22 September 2009 at 16:59  

    happy late birthday Robin!!

  • RileyScott
    22 September 2009 at 17:44  

    Don't worry Sal, She'll always be your little girl

  • J.J. in L.A.
    22 September 2009 at 18:52  

    The older you get, the less balloons matter. Cake, of course, ALWAYS matters!

    Driving to Arizona, about 1 1/2 hours from home, I saw a casino right next to an outlet shopping mall. Guess what I'm doing for my next birthday? ; )

  • Cammie
    22 September 2009 at 20:04  

    ahhhh, happy birthday!!

    and HELLO!!! Trying to get caught up from vaca!!

  • Maureen@IslandRoar
    22 September 2009 at 20:17  

    I know what you mean. My 15 year old is planning a NYC w/e and a nose "stud" for her 16th....

    What happened to spectacular cakes and goody bags??

  • Dragon
    22 September 2009 at 23:44  

    Yeah it does go by fast. Happy birthday Robin!!

  • Missy
    23 September 2009 at 00:56  

    Happy Birthday Robin!

  • C.M. Jackson
    23 September 2009 at 04:48  

    what a beautiful young lady! Happy birthday Robin!

  • Becca
    23 September 2009 at 06:31  

    AWE! Those pictures are just the sweetest ever!

    Happy Late Birthday Robin!

  • Anonymous
    23 September 2009 at 07:09  

    Dearest Sal,
    Oh boy ,those photos brought those years flooding back ,BUT , how fantastic that Robyn has grown up to be such a beautiful ,articulate and thinking young lady.You must be thrilled ,but as a mum ,we all loved it when we could put a smile on our littlies faces with just cakes and balloons .I used to make the boys birthday cakes until they were 8 and the last one requested by Joe was no less than Superted flying through the air clutching a bag of gold flying from the top of a skyscraper!!!!!! As there were 6 of them under 8 it meant I made a total of 48 thank heavens Joes was the last !! Whoops I made Ben now 30 (a firefighter) a cake and well, yes I did him Fireman Sam on a fire engine!!!We sort of initiated their happiness on a birthday and it felt good!! Now ,because we did such a good job my wonderwoman friend they can sort of do it themselves and we just watch on with a sigh of pride and sadness too don't you think?
    Great to look back, hard as a mum to go forward , let them go and recognize the fact that if they are encouraged to fly the nest freely they will return freely periodically too??
    Hugs all round and hope Robyn received her card despite the post strike etc.
    Much love a fellow redundant mum Wendy xxxxxx

  • Just A Mom (Call me JAM for short)
    23 September 2009 at 21:29  

    I was just thinking about that same thing a couple of weekends ago when my son had his 13th birthday. It used to be so easy (and definitely less expensive!)

    Happy B-day to your sweet girl!

  • BoufMom9
    24 September 2009 at 06:41  

    Its crazy, isn't it?
    It was so much easier when mine were younger too (esp the girls!)

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