A is 8 years old today. How did that happen? Time flies. Before we know it, she'll be a teenager. She opened presents at breakfast: Raold Dahl and Narnia box set sets, Mickey Mouse watch, mini Cluedo, stickers, stuff... before I had to go to work. But I took the afternoon off and we had lunch together, bought her a tent, watched her swimming lesson (she's now pretty good at butterfly) and had pizzas at Lido's. A nice, low-key day before her party tomorrow.
At bedtime we all looked at an old photo album of when she was a baby back in Tokyo days. Doesn't seem so long ago... and yet... does. She's grown into a lovely, happy, calm, caring girl and I'm very proud of her. Her goodnight hug was extra special tonight.