My Girl turns 9

This week I am busy organising my daughters birthday. She will be nine.


I cannot believe my baby is going to be that old! I realise everyone says it, but really, where the hell has that time gone?

I don’t want my Princess to grow up, I want her to stay young for a little bit longer, she’s perfect just the way she is right now, and nine seems so much older than eight for some reason. God knows what I’m going to be like next year when she’ll be double figures!!

She is my only girl out of four children so she is very special. But not just because she’s a girl, it’s because of her and who she is; her sunny, delightful personality; her kind and caring ways and how she makes me feel like I’m the best thing since sliced bread!!

She’s a real Mummy’s girl. She absolutely worships me and wants to be near me at all times! Even when I’m making dinner sometimes, she wraps her arms around my waist and tags along whilst I move from one worktop to the other lol! She loves to cuddle up to me and often asks me to sleep in her bed at night with her so she can snuggle… of course I try to oblige because I’m all to aware that one day, probably soon, she won’t ask again.

Our bond has always been strong right from the start. I breastfed her, co-slept with her and was with her 24/7. She literally would NOT go to anyone else and as a stay at home mum at that time, and having a six year age gap between her and my son, I wanted and relished our close relationship.

My girl is everything I could’ve hoped for. If someone had asked me before I’d had children to describe what my perfect daughter would look and be like, I would’ve described her. She was perfectly girlie when she was little and has grown to be such a little character, so very funny and quirky.

So this week I’m making sure she has everything she wants for her birthday on Friday (she hasn’t asked for much at all bless her so this isn’t difficult, hehe), for her main present she wants a practice gymnastics beam, which we’ve bought… not exactly sure where it’s going to go but we’ll find somewhere! Other than that I’ve had fun shopping for some lovely gifts that I know she’ll love. I’m also making sure that everything is in place for her party, which this year is an ice skating party on Sunday! I’m looking forward to this one, as is the rest of the family because we’re ALL going to join in and get our skates on!! I’ve told her friends Mums that they too have to get on the ice!

Should be lots of fun, I can’t wait!


  1. What a lovely post. I hope you all have an absolutely wonderful time πŸ™‚

  2. Happy birthday to your daughter. My daughter is 7 this Friday, I don’t know where the time has gone

  3. Aww lovely post πŸ™‚ Happy Birthday to your daughter…

    Me too!! my daughter is turning nine in a few weeks and I have 3 boys and 1 daughter,,eek my oldest son is 20 on Saturday, Where does the time go!!

    • Mummy Endeavours says

      Hehe one little princess each amongst three boys! Can’t believe you have a twenty yr old! x

  4. I hope she has a fabulous birthday. I really enjoyed reading about your close bond, I hope I have the same with my daughters

  5. Nine is a wonderful age. Maxi turned nine this year. It is post like this that make me long for a girl, someone who will be by my side when I am older. Boy go to their wives, but girls always stay

    • Mummy Endeavours says

      I agree, although I hope my boys prefer me to other girls hehe!! Nine seems to be a reminder that she is getting older… don’t like it, yet!!!

  6. Sounds like you’ve planned a really fun birthday party for her!

  7. Aww lovely post. Your daughter is beautiful and sounds delightful. I hope my daughter grows up to be like her x

  8. Awwww hope she has a super birthday! Are you at Britmums this year? we must meet up if so xxx

    • Mummy Endeavours says

      Thank you, and yes def meet up for sure! I’ll DM you my Mobile number beforehand, remind me!! x

  9. It is a cliche but they do grow up so quickly. She sounds like a pleasure to know and I hope you all have a fabulous time this weekend – the ice skating party sounds brilliant

  10. Sounds absolutely fabulous. Happy 9th Birthday sweets! Almost to the double digits. Don’t they grow up fast? Sounds like you have everything organized and under control .Just had my daughters 1st birthday party last week and now planning Buba’s 3rd birthday up next. I love planning parties for the kids. So fun. Thank you so much for linking up to Share With Me #sharewithme

  11. I hope your daughter has the best birthday! My eldest is 9, he’ll be 10 (omg!) in September and as you said I don’t know where the time has gone. I hope you all have a lovely day x

  12. It’s lovely that you’re so close and I hope that your daughter has a great birthday.

  13. what a lovely post – we did an ice skating party last year – lots of fun, hope she loves it x

  14. Such a lovely post. You sound like you have a wonderful relationship with your beautiful girl. Happy Birthday to her, and hope you all have a lovely day x

    • Mummy Endeavours says

      Thank you, we do have a lovely relationship, she’s such a lovely girl…. long may it continue x

  15. Nine….your post struck a chord as my eldest is shortly to be nine also….have a brilliant time skating!

  16. Happy birthday little lady hope you’ve had a great birthday

  17. wow 9! I can’t believe how fast two & a half has gone for us, time flies doesn’t it! x

  18. Aw what a lovely post. I hope she has a lovely birthday. I know it’s a cliche but they really do grow up so fast…lovely that she still loves bedtime cuddles!

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