Friday, 1 January 2016

Happy Birthday Marianna!

Marianna dressed as Alice in Wonderland

My baby is now a whole year old. I can hardly believe it! This time last year she was in intensive care, so tiny and helpless, and today she's crawling about all over the place, singing and clapping, and demanding 'Brrabrry' - her word for Rainbow.

We got her a set of the Rainbow plush toys for her birthday, along with some annuals and a new DVD. My mum was very good to me and went the practical route, restocking our stash of nappies, wetwipes, and SMA. Anthony's mum and dad spoiled her rotten; the Alice in Wonderland dress was also a gift from their trip to Disneyland Paris. It's so adorable!

We had a little party for her this afternoon, with balloons, and cake, and lots of sandwiches. It was nice to catch up with all the family, and Marianna had a great time being the centre of attention. :)


Marianna has taught me so much this year about what's really important. She has made my life better in so many ways, and I'm so proud to be able to say I'm her mum!



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  1. Aww so cute, I used to love Rainbow when I was younger.

    Corinne x
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    1. Me too - My favourite episode was about Dick Turnip, the Naughty Highwayman! :)

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  2. Aw gorgeous photos, and I hope you had a lovely day :) My 'baby' is 10 next month eek and his brother is 12 in July double eek!

    Stevie x

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    1. Thank you, it was a really great day. Hehe, if the rest flies like this year I can see it happening before I know it! :)

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  3. Aww penblwydd hapus Marianna!! Love the dress - so cute! And yay for Rainbow! Way better than Peppa Pig! x

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    1. Diolch yn fawr! :) I know, I'm dreading the day she realises Peppa Pig exists... x

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  4. Aww happy 1st birthday to Marianna - love that Alice in Wonderland dress, it's so adorable :-)

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  5. What a gorgeous post and photos ! Sounds like a lovely birthday x
    Thank you for linking up with #justanotherlinky

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    1. Thank you - we had a great time, and Marianna was in her element! :)

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  6. She's so cute, I used to love Rainbow when I was little

    Happy New Year

    Thank you for linking up

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    1. Thank you! Me too, it makes the constant rewatching somewhat more bearable. :)

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  7. Oh my goodness she is absolutely beautiful, what a gorgeous head of hair and a stunning colour! Happy birthday little one :)
    My Lily will be 1 at the beginning of February and we're planning a little family get together similar to yours. I also think the practical route is fantastic, Lily has everything she could ever need from Christmas so that is a fab idea!
    Lucy
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    #MySundayPhoto

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    1. Thank you! When I was a kid I used to tell everyone that when I grew up I'd have a little baby girl with ginger hair... despite us all being brunettes. It turned out to be true though! :) That's it - she just has so much stuff already! It feels a bit like Toys-r-Us here at the moment. x

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  8. Happy Birthday Marianna, what a great birthday you had too!

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  9. OMG I LOVE her dress! So cute.

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    1. Isn't it? I kind of wanted one in my size too :)

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  10. Happy Birthday little Marianna! I love her outfit! & What a cute photo too! #MySundayPhoto

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    1. Thank you! It's such an adorable dress :)

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  11. Oh how a year can change things. So glad she is happy and healthy now. I adore those Rainbow toys! Thanks for sharing in #HappyDaysLinky x

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    1. Thank you! The Bungle and Zippy are her favourite, poor George just gets left to his own devices!

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  12. Aw sounds lovely, what a difference a year can make. Thank you for linking up to #justanotherlinky xx

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  13. Happy first birthday Marianna! It sounds like she had a wonderful day and that little Alice dress is the cutest outfit ever! Thanks for sharing with #HappyDaysLinky x

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    1. Thank you! The dress is so cute, I'm hoping she'll be able to wear it plenty more times before she grows out of it too.

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  14. Happy birthday Marianna. Looking very cute as Alice! :)

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