The Birthday

   “Will report back with photos, hopefully.”

That last word of the last post may have been a bit premonitory! Important events in this family’s life seem to be marked by a distinct lack of decent photographs. (Don’t even ask me about our wedding. Just don’t.) In this case, as with Dermot’s 30th birthday three weeks ago, we were so busy trying to keep people fed and happy that neither of us got behind the camera much. We did, however, have a really lovely time, and everybody was well fed and happy, so that and the memories really are all that count. I did manage a few photos – this first one is on party day – the day before her birthday.
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Legwarmers, courtesy Babylegs. These things are great!
Cute red dress, courtesy my wonderful friend Jane
Wiggles DVD, courtesy Uncle Stu
Dinky red cap, courtesy Grandpa
Backwards-cap-wearin’-style, all her very own 🙂

And here we have our gorgeous 1 year old and big brother on her birthday – note the Russian dolls we gave her. I must get a good photograph of these to show you, they’re beautiful.

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And then there’s this last one – which is something I wouldn’t normally show you, as it is such an unattractive shot of myself (note bags under eyes, and yes, my eyebrows need serious attention – and yes, if you look closely, you can see Niamh has inherited those same crazy eyebrows, poor girl!) But something about this photograph really works for me – it was taken the afternoon of her birthday, after we experienced a pretty rough night following the party, and I think it sums up the feeling of the last year pretty succinctly, don’t you?

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For what it’s worth, she went on to sleep eleven hours that night, so all is forgiven again 🙂

7 responses to “The Birthday

  1. Awww! What a doll!

  2. Great pictures!!!

  3. The last picture is just precious!!!!!! The hat is also too adorable, she’s going to be a little diva.

  4. What a cutie! And the last picture is perfect.

  5. Aww such lovely photo’s. She looks like she was having fun and that’s a proper mummy cuddle photo at the end. I love it.

  6. Oh, she is such a gorgeous girl! And you can tell that she’s intelligent, which means she’s going to be a handful. It just radiates from her eyes; she’s very deep. I had to laugh at the bottom picture. It really does sum up the first year, doesn’t it? Thank goodness she’s sleeping better now!

  7. Happy Birthday to Niamh, she is so cute.