For Meggy, on your fourth birthday

To Megan

Today you are four years old and, although I am shocked at how fast the years have gone, the biggest surprise will always be that we have survived them.

Being your Mummy is hard work, I wont ever shy away from that fact, but loving you is easy. The thing with you Meggy, is that it’s all or nothing, there is no inbetween. You can be the most amazing, loving, sweet little girl, but at the flick of a switch you are the complete opposite. And I guess it makes for an interesting life that we never quite know which one we will wake up to each morning!

For a child that looks as angelic as you, it’s always a shock to see the other side to you, your alter ego where you scream and cry, kick and push, and refuse to give in until you get your own way. In the beginning I took that personally, thinking perhaps it was something I had done, blaming myself for having you all so close in age, wondering whether had I given you the time and attention you needed, it would have changed things somehow. But, as the years pass, I realise it’s just a part of who you are, and, although it may not be my favourite part, without it you wouldn’t be you.

You are such a complex little character, more so than any of your siblings, and for such a long time I didn’t understand your tantrums, your daily melt downs and non-stop crying, and that was really tough going for both of us. Over the last twelve months I have learned to accept that the things which make you different are the things which make you special. And in that way, I stopped battling to change you, to make you conform with your peers and I simply loved you, imperfections and all.

Because the truth is everybody loves you, there is something about you that you can’t help but love in love with. It’s the glint in your eye, the sound of your laughter, the crazy faces and silly voices, the smirk on your lips when you’re trying your hardest not to smile. It’s the fact that whether you’re screaming or laughing, sulking or smiling, you are utterly adorable. And that’s what gets us through the bad days.

For that reason, in so many ways, I am sad to see the end of three, the year when you started pre-school and finally found your feet; the year you discovered a love of singing, dancing and dress up, when you watched Moana and Trolls back to back and developed an obsession with Chinese You Tube tutorials!

Three brought us so many adventures, hunting for dragons in the woods, seeking out fairies in the bluebells, collecting shells on the beach, and flying our kite in the park. We have filled every single day with so much fun and laughter and, although our lives are by no means perfect, when I look back on the year you were three, those are the moments I will remember.

When Eva started school last year and you lost your best friend for five days each week, it broke my heart a little. Until that moment, you had never known a life without Eva beside you, your sister and best friend, and I wasn’t sure how you would cope with such a huge change in all of our lives.

And yet you took it completely in your stride, you watched from the side lines as the big day arrived, waved her goodbye without a single tear or fuss and, instead, you simply recruited Harry as your little sidekick, a role which he was more than happy to fill!

I could sit here all day and tell you how wonderful you are, but the best part is that you already know it. You tell me every single day how beautiful, how clever and how funny you are, and I love that you have such confidence. I see the way in which you thrive on the sound of our laughter when you are being silly, or the smiles on our faces when you sing one of your made up songs (always about unicorns or castles!), and it brings a lump to my throat at how much you want to please us, to make us proud, to have us shower you with praise. And we do, every single day.

You are the most beautiful little girl, inside and out, everybody tells you so and you simply nod in agreement. You can be kind and caring, polite and helpful, sweet and cheerful, and, on a good day, an absolute joy to be around.

You are funny, dramatic, creative and your imagination holds no bounds. Your belief in dragons, fairies and imaginary creatures is unwavering and I wish you could stay that way forever.

At the same time, you can be angry and frustrated, completely irrational and demanding, and the most emotional child I have ever known. And, although I never excuse your behaviour, I think that most of the time you react the way you do simply because you feel things so much deeper than other children your age. It’s because you are still working out how to handle all of these feelings and emotions, and that’s some mean feat when you are still so small.

And yet here we are baby girl, four years old, and I can’t imagine our lives without you in it. Because although my pregnancy came as a huge surprise to your Daddy and I, you came along at just the right time. Just when I was beginning to drown again, when the rush of post natal depression was all-consuming, just when I was losing the strength to keep going, fate threw me a lifeline.

And it was you.

I am so lucky to be your Mummy, so proud of all you have become, and so very grateful for everything you have taught me. Life with you is never dull, but I wouldn’t change it for all the world.

Happy 4th Birthday Megan Alicia.

Love you all the stars in the sky.




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  1. May 22, 2017 / 7:13 pm

    Awww this is lovely and the pictures are so cute. The years really do fly by don’t they? My daughter will be 3 in July. It only seems like 2 minutes since she was born. Lovely post. #MarvMondays

    • Laura Dove
      May 22, 2017 / 10:05 pm

      Thank you so much. It goes way too fast! My youngest will be 3 on Saturday, it’s a busy week in our house! xx

  2. May 22, 2017 / 8:39 pm

    What a gorgeous little firecracker you have! She reminds me so much of my daughter in looks and personality by the sounds of it! Only yesterday my other half says ‘Oh Phoebe you look beautiful!’…’I know’ she says! #postsfromtheheart

    • Laura Dove
      May 22, 2017 / 10:03 pm

      Ahh thank you so much, she is such an amazing little girl and she knows it!! That’s so sweet of your daughter! Thank you for reading. xx

  3. May 22, 2017 / 11:09 pm

    Such a beautiful and precious girl <3, my baby is 17, and each day is a reminder to love her for who she is in all of her quirkiness. My oldest is 24 and grandbaby fever has already started in my heart. But she is not ready to settle down yet, I miss having a little one around. Hold tight and cherish the memories.

    • Laura Dove
      May 23, 2017 / 8:31 pm

      Ahh thank you. Wow time flies doesn’t it? I try so hard to make the most of every moment, even the days that are really tough. xxx

  4. Mackenzie Glanville
    May 23, 2017 / 5:25 am

    I love all the photos you share, showing all sides of her personality and she sure does have a sparkle in her eyes, she is utterly gorgeous like you! The times does go too fast doesn’t it, all though there are some days we are so glad to have over, it is that sweetness of believing in fairies and magical creatures that connects us back to our own sense of wonder. We have a CD in the car from when Adam was only a few months old, April was almost 3 and Aspen had just started prep. It is such a joy to listen to the girls chatter away on it. Adam of course just makes noises. But in particular April is gorgeous to listen to as she plays unaware of being recorded. Singing songs about fairies and Kings and Queens, makes me miss that age so much. Still as I watch them grow each year brings new adventures, problems and joy. A gorgeous tribute Laura, happy birthday sweet Meggy! That rainbow Pijama photograph is beyond gorgeous!! #mg

    • Laura Dove
      May 23, 2017 / 8:31 pm

      Thank you so much Mac, I hope that one day she will look back on this and remember so many moments that she has long forgotten. I will miss the songs too, Meggy sings as though no-one is listening, and I think we lose that the older we grow. I need to record more of her singing, I could have a whole album by next year, hehe! Thanks again lovely, she’s had a lovely day. xxx

  5. May 23, 2017 / 7:00 am

    Aw lovely words Laura, she is beautiful xx

    • Laura Dove
      May 23, 2017 / 8:28 pm

      Thank you Kerry. xx

  6. May 23, 2017 / 7:01 am

    Oh PS. #TriumphantTales

  7. May 23, 2017 / 7:10 am

    Beautiful post, and such fantastic photos! #TriumphantTales

    • Laura Dove
      May 23, 2017 / 8:28 pm

      Thank you! xxx

  8. May 23, 2017 / 7:10 am

    This is such a lovely post and I love all your pics. Your two girls look so much alike! My little girl has just turned 3 and can be a right little madam at times but she’s also very caring and sweet too, I don’t know how it works lol x

    • Laura Dove
      May 23, 2017 / 8:27 pm

      Thank you! I think girls are definitely harder than boys!! Three is a lovely age, I’m hoping four is a little easier though! xx

  9. May 23, 2017 / 11:31 am

    Ahhh gorgeous Meggy happy 4th birthday. My daughter will also be turning four so far. I love this tribute and the photos you have used which really sum her up so wonderfully – what a special little girl hon! xoxo

    • Laura Dove
      May 23, 2017 / 8:26 pm

      Thank you Talya! She really is such a special little girl, four is such a huge milestone somehow though, school is beckoning…..aghhh!! xx

  10. May 23, 2017 / 12:55 pm

    The time really does go so quickly! Hope you all enjoy celebrating Megan’s birthday and that when she’s older, she’ll really love reading this.

    • Laura Dove
      May 23, 2017 / 8:25 pm

      Thank you, she has had such a lovely day. xx

      • May 24, 2017 / 11:22 am

        Back again from #bestandworst

  11. May 23, 2017 / 5:22 pm

    what a gorgeous little girl. happy 4th birthday. i had to look really closely at the picture of your two girls together to work out which one was which (i failed) love the photo of the grumpy face #triumphanttales

    • Laura Dove
      May 23, 2017 / 8:24 pm

      Hehe they are very alike! And yes, the grumpy face is my absolute favourite…we see a lot of it!! xx

  12. May 23, 2017 / 6:34 pm

    Aw a very happy 4th birthday to Meggy, isn’t it amazing how quickly children grow. I like that you listed everything about her, including the not so good bits that make Meggy unique. Like you said it is a part of her. Beautifully written as always x

    • Laura Dove
      May 23, 2017 / 8:24 pm

      Thank you Ana, she is so unique and all of those things, even the tough parts, make her who she is. xxx

  13. May 23, 2017 / 7:06 pm

    Ahh Happy Birthday Megan! Such a cutie! I have an emotional child too but it’s just that they feel more on the outside than they do on the inside I’ve learnt! It can be tricky at times but at least you know how they’re feeling and my son don’t tend to dwell on things. #dreamteam

    • Laura Dove
      May 23, 2017 / 8:23 pm

      Thank you, you’re so right, there is never any hidden emotion with Megan and that’s a good thing I think. I just wish she didn’t scream quite so much….!! xx

  14. May 23, 2017 / 7:25 pm

    What beautiful words and stunning photos Laura. Amazing memories to treasure forever! #mg

    • Laura Dove
      May 23, 2017 / 8:22 pm

      Thank you Carol, she has had such a lovely day. xxx

  15. May 23, 2017 / 9:12 pm

    What a lovely post. Megan is a gorgeous little thing. She sounds like my middle child hard work but still wonderful all at the same time. Your photos are lovely you seem to have captured her expressions in them and they are adorable.

    • Laura Dove
      May 24, 2017 / 4:48 pm

      Thank you so much Melanie. I think there’s a Megan in every family, she is such a handful but so adorable too! xx

  16. May 24, 2017 / 4:56 am

    Lovely words for a beautiful little lady. Hope she had an amazing birthday, you must be so proud.

    • Laura Dove
      May 24, 2017 / 4:47 pm

      Thank you Kizzy, such a proud Mummy! xx

  17. May 24, 2017 / 5:07 am

    She is such a beautiful young lady and definitely has a beautiful smile, I love all the silly faces she’s made in some of your pictures.
    This is such a lovely letter to her and I am sure once she’s grown she will truly appreciate this letter

    • Laura Dove
      May 24, 2017 / 4:47 pm

      Thank you so much, she really is so special to us all. xx

  18. May 24, 2017 / 7:27 am

    Awww what a lovely post – Happy Birthday Megan 🙂

    • Laura Dove
      May 24, 2017 / 4:47 pm

      Thank you Kara! xx

    • Laura Dove
      May 24, 2017 / 4:46 pm

      Thanks lovely, she really did. xx

  19. Jen
    May 24, 2017 / 10:51 am

    I love love love Meggy’s face and her many expressions. She reminds me so much of my older daughter. Such a lovely read. Lovely to think that Megan helped with your PND, lovely to read of her relationship with the family. She is indeed a beautiful little girl, and I imagine she has a lot more to give over the next four years.

    • Laura Dove
      May 24, 2017 / 4:46 pm

      Thank you so much, she is such a character, life with Meggy is never dull!! xx

  20. May 24, 2017 / 7:52 pm

    Happy birthday to her. The pictures and expressions are priceless. Time flies so fast. I miss my son’s babyhood already. Glad you captured some shots to cherish these memories later.

    • Laura Dove
      May 25, 2017 / 8:09 pm

      Thank you, I have some amazing photos of her many expressions, she is hilarious! xx

  21. May 24, 2017 / 8:01 pm

    Just beautiful, I wish I had half these photos of mine at this age, I really did start blogging and taking photos too late. Happy 4th Birthday #BloggerclubUK

    • Laura Dove
      May 25, 2017 / 8:09 pm

      Thank you. I feel the same about my eldest, I wish I had more memories of him being this age too. xx

  22. May 24, 2017 / 8:10 pm

    Happy 4th birthday beautiful girl!! It’s always sad to wave goodbye to another year but exciting to see what the next one will bring. She’s a little star, her photos never fail to either melt my heart or crack me up 🙂 Hope she had a wonderful birthday x #BloggerClubUK

    • Laura Dove
      May 25, 2017 / 8:08 pm

      AHh thank you lovely. I’m so sad that she will be going to school in September, but determined to milk every last moment over the next three months! xx

  23. May 25, 2017 / 5:58 am

    Your daughter is absolutely adorable. I love all of the expressions in her face. She has life and there is no doubt of that. This is awesome. I know you are doing it already but just treasure every moment.

    • Laura Dove
      May 25, 2017 / 8:07 pm

      Thank you, she is utterly adorable, I think that’s why she gets away with so much! Time flies doesn’t it? I am cherishing every moment, no doubt about it. xx

  24. May 25, 2017 / 8:20 am

    such a lovely post & lovely picture, hope she had a brill day!

    • Laura Dove
      May 25, 2017 / 8:07 pm

      Thank you so much! xx

  25. Ali Rost
    May 25, 2017 / 8:23 am

    Oh my goodness, I have a tear, your post is absolutely beautiful. Every photo captures her sweet and funny essence. What a gift you’ve given her, to simply let her be herself .. in all of her quirky little ways. She’s so lucky to have you too .. way to go mom, you’re such a good one x

    • Laura Dove
      May 25, 2017 / 8:07 pm

      Ahh thank you so much. She is such a lovely little girl, even if she does have her moments! xx

    • Laura Dove
      May 25, 2017 / 8:06 pm

      Thank you! xx

  26. May 25, 2017 / 1:23 pm

    Awww happy birthday Meggy, Mummy is very proud and you’ll love being able to share this post when she is older and maybe even has her own children this age

    • Laura Dove
      May 25, 2017 / 8:05 pm

      Ahh thank you. I wonder if she will have a “Megan” of her very own, this letter may come in very useful! xx

  27. Oh my goodness she is really adorable and she sounds like such a wonderful character. My daughter is only 2 but so much of what you describe in Megan I can see in my daughter – feel things beyond her age. Also, for all the cute photos, that one of her glaring at her sister made me smile so much. Such a genuine and real photo. Definitely making no attempt to hide her emotions there 🙂 #SharingTheBlogLove

    • Laura Dove
      May 25, 2017 / 8:05 pm

      I’m beginning to realise that there is a Megan in every family!! Perhaps I was the Megan in mine, who knows?! The photo of her glaring at Eva is one of my all time favourites!! xx

  28. May 25, 2017 / 3:17 pm

    This is so gorgeous, what a lovely letter. The photos are so lovely as well. I love the one with the tea tray, shows Meggy’s personality perfectly!

    • Laura Dove
      May 25, 2017 / 8:04 pm

      Thank you. She is a real character!! xx

  29. May 25, 2017 / 6:55 pm

    Ahhh! Megan is the same age as my daughter, Eva and they sound so very similar in character – all or nothing. I remember reading your post last year about Megan turning 3 and I can’t believe where this year has gone. So lovely to hear all about her and I hope you all enjoyed the birthday celebrations. The photos are brilliant and seem to sum up her character completely! #BigPinkLink xx

    • Laura Dove
      May 25, 2017 / 8:02 pm

      Ahh thank you Cheryl. This last year has FLOWN!! Can you believe they will start school in September? I can’t cope!!!!! xx

  30. May 25, 2017 / 7:30 pm

    Oh Laura this left me all welling up and choking back the tears! It made me think so much of my beautiful Tigs and like Megan she can flick from adorable to fierce in an instant. I reckon they’d get on like a house on fire – #coolmumclub kids party perhaps? One day! (Need to sort out the Mums party first ;-))
    Thanks for linking up, and happy Birthday Meggy – we all feel like we have got to know your beautiful kids by your words and I truly wish you all a wonderful day x

    • Laura Dove
      May 25, 2017 / 8:02 pm

      Ahh thank you so much lovely. What a relief to know that there are other children like Meggy in the world too! Sometimes it feels as though they are the only one! When she’s a good mood she is the best child you could ever meet, but if she’s not feeling it for whatever reason that day, god help us!! Cool mum club party sounds amazing! xxx

  31. May 26, 2017 / 10:24 am

    Beautiful post and stunning pictures to match. At only 9 months it feels like a lifetime away before my little rainbow will be four, but sadly I know it will come around all too quickly.

    Thank you so much for sharing your honesty about the tough days, but also for showing how by embracing your daughter for who she is they have been easier to navigate

    Love your posts, as always! #thatfridaylinky

    • Laura Dove
      May 26, 2017 / 7:48 pm

      Thank you so much Laura. She is an exceptionally bright little girl and I think that is half of our battle, I’m hoping when she starts school in September we see a huge change in her behaviour, I think a lot of it comes from frustration at wanting to do more than her brain will let her. Time really does fly, I know it’s such a cliché but I have no idea where the last four years went. xxx

  32. May 26, 2017 / 10:50 am

    I love this letter so much, I love how your birthday letters to your children are always so honest yet so very loving. I really look forward to reading them. #PostsFromTheHeart

    • Laura Dove
      May 26, 2017 / 7:45 pm

      Thank you so much Victoria. I hope that one day they are very precious to my children. xx

  33. May 26, 2017 / 6:40 pm

    Happy birthday Megan! This is such a beautiful letter – it’s obvious what a personality she is from all your photos, it just shines through! I see so much of Max in your words too – he’s another child of extremes, either totally adorable and angelic and just a delight to be around, or a complete horror. But exactly as you’ve found, I think they just feel things more deeply than other children, and that’s got to be a good thing. I hope her fourth year has lots of amazing things in store for her! Thanks for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove

    • Laura Dove
      May 26, 2017 / 7:44 pm

      Thank you Katy. It’s funny how many people say they see their own child in Megan, I think sometimes it feels like she is the only child in the world who acts that way, so it’s hugely reassuring to know that there are other children out there who are equally wonderful but also equally demonic! I’m sure her fourth year will be wonderful, one things for sure, it will never be dull! xx

  34. May 26, 2017 / 8:02 pm

    My daughter is very complex too and there’s somethings here that I can totally relate to especially the swinging between the extremes. It’s good to have kids that keep us on our toes, that’s when we find out what good parents we are 🙂

    • Laura Dove
      May 29, 2017 / 9:26 pm

      I agree, they push us to our limits but in doing so they make us better parents, and people! xx

  35. May 26, 2017 / 8:57 pm

    She is adorable, and however much as parents we want an easy life, we also want children to have a bit of personality and spirit and it always sounds like she does #sharingthebloglove

    • Laura Dove
      May 29, 2017 / 9:24 pm

      Exactly, and there is never a dull moment with this girl of mine. xx

  36. May 27, 2017 / 6:01 am

    Aww happy birthday Megan! I hope she had a wonderful day, she is gorgeous and sounds like a lot of fun. Also, how you describe her personality sounds like a lot like my Leo, he is very emotional and doesn’t seemed to have a middle ground between perfect angelic happy child and having a screaming tantrum. He definitely feels things differently to most of us too, I can tell..he’s a very sensitive boy. These pictures are stunning xx #postsfromtheheart

    • Laura Dove
      May 29, 2017 / 9:23 pm

      Thank you Wendy. It’s reassuring to hear that there are other children like Megan out there. She is SO lovely but when she’s not in a good mood, we ALL suffer!! I think the older she gets and the more she learns to control her emotions, life will get easier! xx

  37. May 27, 2017 / 8:34 pm

    Laura! What a beautiful post, with gorgeous photos. Each one brilliant! I hope the birthday was well received and fun, cake, ice cream and goodness was experienced by all. <3 #mg

    • Laura Dove
      May 29, 2017 / 9:16 pm

      Ahh thank you so much. She has the best expressions, never a dull moment! xx

  38. May 28, 2017 / 4:30 am

    What a beautiful post, she is going to be so happy one day when she could read this. I’m a mom of a 14month old boy and I can’t wait the challenges of the toddler age.

    • Laura Dove
      May 29, 2017 / 9:14 pm

      Ah thank you. Enjoy your little one, they grow so fast! xx

  39. May 28, 2017 / 7:33 pm

    Awwww wow, what a stunning letter to Megan. She’s going to adore looking back on this in years to come. It brought tears to my eyes, and I can see that my little button shares similar traits to your meggy. The all or nothing, that temperament, light and dark. We are going through the same thing, and I am going to grasp onto your words on not trying to change them, because it’s everything about them that makes them unique and special. #DreamTeam xx

    • Laura Dove
      May 29, 2017 / 9:05 pm

      Ahh thank you Annette. It’s always reassuring to hear that there are other children like Megan out there, it can often feel like we are the only ones struggling at times. When she’s happy there is no better child to be around, I try and tell myself that the bad days just make the good ones that little bit sweeter. xx

  40. May 28, 2017 / 9:26 pm

    Love this Laura! I love the way you write about Megan, always so honest about her personality and what makes her Megan. She is a superstar and you can see it in all the photos you share. I know she is going to have a brilliant year being four and I hope the school are ready for her. Thank you for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove x

    • Laura Dove
      May 29, 2017 / 9:02 pm

      Thank you so much Laura. I really hope that when she is older, and maybe a Mummy herself she gets this. She is SUCH a lovely little girl but undeniably hard work some days. It’s 10pm and she’s still awake and screaming, I’m hoping she is in a better mood by morning!! xx

  41. Needa
    May 29, 2017 / 12:04 am

    This Post made my day!! Megan is adorable, I love her smile. God bless you and your family

    • Laura Dove
      May 29, 2017 / 9:00 pm

      Ahh thank you so much Needa. xx

  42. May 29, 2017 / 6:27 am

    Happy birthday Megan I’m sure she will love reading this when she is older Thanks for linking to the #THAT FRIDAY LINKY come back next week please

    • Laura Dove
      May 29, 2017 / 8:59 pm

      Thank you Nige, I really hope so, and maybe she will have a “Megan” of her own one day….that’s payback! Hehe. xx

  43. May 29, 2017 / 10:51 am

    Happy belated birthday!! There are so many adorable photos and how photogenic is she? I hope she had a lovely day, and she really does sound like a character!
    Thank you for sharing this with us at #TriumphantTales.I hope to see you back tomorrow.

    • Laura Dove
      May 29, 2017 / 8:56 pm

      Thank you so much! She had a wonderful day! xx

  44. May 29, 2017 / 2:15 pm

    This is such a gorgeous birthday post. I’m sure Megan will love reading it when she is older. I love it she is obsessed with Chinese tutorials? What are they about? Thanks for sharing with #StayClassyMama

    • Laura Dove
      May 29, 2017 / 8:56 pm

      Hahah the things they find on You Tube! I always catch her watching Chinese maths tutorials, I don’t suppose that’s a bad thing?! xx

  45. May 29, 2017 / 7:30 pm

    Ah she’s a doll! Beautiful post! #PostsFromTheHeart

    • Laura Dove
      May 29, 2017 / 8:54 pm

      Thank you, I think so! xx

  46. May 30, 2017 / 3:51 pm

    Your words ring ever so true, as if you wrote them with my daughter in mind – only she’ll be 9 this summer! Your photos are stunning, simply stunning.

    • Laura Dove
      May 30, 2017 / 9:27 pm

      Ahh I’m so glad that you can relate to this, I’m glad that there are other children out there like my Meggy, I had hoped it would get easier though!! xx

  47. May 31, 2017 / 9:00 am

    Ah Happy birthday, such lovely photos and she sure sounds amazing, much like my eldest that flick of the switch is frustrating and adorable in equal measures! #Sharingthebloglove

    • Laura Dove
      May 31, 2017 / 6:39 pm

      Thank you, she’s a real live wire but she makes life interesting! xx

  48. May 31, 2017 / 8:58 pm

    Awww what an emotional post for a beautiful little girl. She looks and sounds like such a character. Happy Birtday Megan.

    Thanks for linking up.

    • Laura Dove
      May 31, 2017 / 9:58 pm

      Thank you, she is an absolute joy to be around – most of the time!! xx

  49. Charlene | High Heels And Fairy Tales
    June 1, 2017 / 9:11 am

    This is so beautiful! Such a special letter! And I love the pics, they’re gorgeous! 🙂 #PostsFromTheHeart

    • Laura Dove
      June 2, 2017 / 9:19 am

      Thank you so much Charlene. xx

  50. June 1, 2017 / 11:32 am

    Adorable photos as always – hope you all had a great day! #coolmumclub

    • Laura Dove
      June 2, 2017 / 9:14 am

      Thank you, we had a fab day! xx

  51. June 3, 2017 / 12:46 am

    Chinese YouTube? LMAO. But tell me HOW is it already a year since I almost sobbed over the post for her 3rd birthday?!! Growing up way too fast…my eldest is 13 this weekend! Love the sibling pics and she certainly has a personality that comes through the photos. Hilarious! #dreamteam and a whole load of other linkies!

    • Laura Dove
      June 5, 2017 / 3:58 pm

      I KNOW!!! I can’t believe where this last year has gone! Ohh happy birthday to your gorgeous girl! Lewis was 13 in April and I was so emotional, teenage years are a huge milestone aren’t they? xxx

  52. June 3, 2017 / 6:26 am

    This is so beautiful, it’s brought a tear to my eye! And you’ve inspired me to start writing letters to my kids too x

    • Laura Dove
      June 5, 2017 / 3:56 pm

      Ahh thank you so much. xx

  53. June 3, 2017 / 4:06 pm

    Thank you for sharing this moving and beautiful letter with us. Letter writing is a lost art, this is a wonderful treasure for Meggy to have when she is older. #SharingtheBlogLove

    • Laura Dove
      June 5, 2017 / 3:51 pm

      Thank you so much, I really enjoy writing these letters to my children. I hope they enjoy reading them! xx

  54. June 3, 2017 / 9:30 pm

    I adore the posts you write to your children, they are so beautiful, I really do hope they read each and everyone you’ve written when they’re older. Thank you for sharing with the #bigpinklink x

    • Laura Dove
      June 5, 2017 / 3:50 pm

      Thank you so much Hannah, I hope so too. I would have loved to have read the same from my Mum! xx

  55. June 4, 2017 / 2:01 pm

    I’m loving reading your birthday letters to your children. The photos you have taken are fantastic they really reflect she has character. #SharingtheBlogLove

    • Laura Dove
      June 5, 2017 / 3:46 pm

      Thank you Helena. xx

  56. Laura - Autumn's Mummy
    June 5, 2017 / 1:41 pm

    What a beautiful little lady and such a gorgeous letter! #postsfromtheheart

    • Laura Dove
      June 5, 2017 / 3:29 pm

      Thank you Laura, she’s very special! xx

  57. June 8, 2017 / 5:12 pm

    Ah what a beautiful post, happy birthday little girl 4 is a fab age to be. I love the picture with the gloves on her hands the face expression is awesome #KCACOLS

    • Laura Dove
      June 9, 2017 / 11:34 am

      Hehe thanks Lisa. It’s one of my favourites!! xx

  58. June 8, 2017 / 10:13 pm

    Ahh Happy 4th Birthday Meggy!! What a beautiful girl – love the photos, it really shows her personality #KCACOLS

    • Laura Dove
      June 9, 2017 / 11:27 am

      Thank you Maria. She had a wonderful birthday! xx

  59. June 8, 2017 / 11:04 pm

    You’re little Megan shares the same birthday as me! I always LOVE reading your blog, you write sooo openly, honest and raw. Keep inspiring hun and happy belated birthday Megan xx #KCACOLS

    • Laura Dove
      June 9, 2017 / 11:27 am

      Aww thank you so much Dani, that’s so kind of you to say. And Happy belated Birthday to you!! I hope you had a lovely day! xx

  60. June 9, 2017 / 5:52 pm

    Happy birthday Megan. She has some great expressions going on in these pictures! #kcacols

    • Laura Dove
      June 10, 2017 / 3:08 pm

      Hehe she’s a real character! xx

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