15 January 2022

One

Our lovely granddaughter Phoebe Harriet was one year old today. How those twelve months have flown. All the photographs in this blogpost were snapped by Phoebe's mama.
To celebrate  her special day she went to the Yorkshire Wildlife Park but here she is round about 5pm with the birthday cake that her grandma made in front of her.
The picture below was taken just after Christmas with four generations in view. Phoebe with her father, grandmother and great grandfather.
And finally, here's a typical view of our birthday girl. She is generally placid and easy-going though at the moment she has two more teeth coming through so she has been a little grumpy the last couple of days.

Over the past year, Phoebe has been the most wonderful distraction from the misery of COVID. Each day she brings sunshine and joy into our lives and to watch her developing has been a true privilege.

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  1. I was JUST thinking of Phoebe today and wondering which day was her birthday--I knew it was the middle of January. How the year has flown! What a lovely little girl!

    Happy Birthday Phoebe!

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    1. "Ga-da, ga-da-da-da onyx!" = Thank you Auntie Jennifer!

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  2. I can't believe that one year has already gone by since you announced her birth. She's certainly a bonnie girl. Enjoy.
    Briony
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    1. I am happy to take your advice Briony.

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  3. The only thing wrong with little kids is that they grow up too fast. Happy first birthday to Phoebe.

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    1. As Maurice Chevalier sang...

      Thank heaven for little girls
      They grow up in
      The most delightful way.
      Those little eyes
      So helpless and appealing
      When they were flashing
      Send you crashing
      Through the ceiling
      Thank heaven for little girls
      Thank heaven for them all

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  4. before you know it, you'll be walking her to school!

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    1. I hope that I am alive at that time.

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  5. Happy birthday to Phoebe!! She is a precious little girl who clearly brings joy to all those around.

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    1. I wonder when that might change. Maybe never.

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  6. Gee, one year already. Happy birthday to Phoebe. She in her coat must have blended in nicely with the animals at the wildlife park.

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    1. I love that little coat. I cal it her snow leopard suit.

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  7. She is so beautiful. I haven't held a baby in almost 18 years.

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    1. It's nice to hold a baby. Best when they are little and don't weigh much.

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  8. That year has really flown by but it must have been really lovely to distract you from the miseries going on in the world. She looks a bonnie lass. Happy Birthday Phoebe

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    1. Does she remind you of your Kay when she was small?

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  9. That year has flown by.
    Happy Birthday to Phoebe.

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    1. "Da! Da! Gaaa-goooo!" = Thank you Nana Jaycee!

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  10. Happy Birthday Phoebe! (From one Capricorn to another).
    She looks so grown up in that last photo.

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    1. Capricorn = Goat. Phoebe says, "Thank you Nana Carol!"

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  11. Happy Birthday, little Phoebe! Long may you continue to be a ray of sunshine for your family.

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    1. "GA! LA-LA-LA! Dee-dee-dee-dee!" = To win favour you have to act cute!

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  12. Did you sing that song: "One, de de de der One de de de der O-----n-----e----"?

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    1. No. I sing...
      "Phoebe Harriet! Phoebe Harriet!
      Riding in her silver chariot
      All the way to The Hotel Marriot
      Just to see a boy!"

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  13. Many Happy Returns Phoebe. Doesn't time fly?

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    1. "Ga! Ga! Goo. Da-Daaaa!" = Yes it does Auntie Thelma.

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  14. No. She cannot possibly be a year old already! Are you sure?
    She is precious and darling and yes, I am sure- a ray of sunshine for all who know her and love her. Thank you for the photos although I'm still certain you have your dates mixed up.

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    1. I am not very good with numbers so you might be right Auntie Mary!

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    2. That warmed my heart. We used to have a friend whom the children called "Aunt Grandma."

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  15. New here!
    What a beautiful baby...Happy Birthday!
    Enjoy...
    Donna

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  16. Happy Birthday, Miss Phoebe! You are a delight.

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  17. Happy Birthday, Phoebe! Can't believe it is a year already and we are mostly stuck at home or in the open air (which is not too bad, come to think of it...the open air, I mean.) What beautiful teeth! I give you a virtual hug as I sip my morning coffee and plan my day. Ta, ta!

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  18. Happy Birthday to Phoebe! She's such a smiley girl but teething is painful; I don't blame her for being a bit cranky.

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  19. Happy Birthday beautiful Phoebe. It has been such a gift to watch you grow and develop this past year. May we share many more happy moments. Much love to you and all your family, Adele

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  20. She looks like joy personified. You are a lucky grandpa.

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  21. She's so damned cute! Happy birthday Miss Phoebe.

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  22. Adorable as always!

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