Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Five.

And on the fifth anniversary of her birth, she squeeeeeeeeezed her eyes shut tight and she made a wish. I'm certain it was an extremely important wish but none of us asked her about it in case it stopped it from coming true.

And as she made her wish I took a deep breath, shut my eyes and made a couple of my own. I think mamas are allowed to make birthday wishes too. It makes sense I think.

I wished her a life filled with as much love as she was smothered in today. I wished her so many, many, many, many more birthdays and excuses for celebrations and parties. I wished her a life time of laughter and dancing and magic and yummy food and family and friends.  I wished her confidence and creativity and wisdom and strength. And compassion and courage and respect and resilience. I wished that one day she be comfortable with her time tables. And inspiration, I wished her lots of that.

And I wished that every year when our Daylesford Organics orchards are bursting with blossom, when the smell is intoxicating and the bees are buzzing about doing their thing, that she remembers and knows in her heart how adored she is.

Happiest five our beautiful Pepper Berry, you certainly are adored. xxxxx

54 comments:

  1. Oh my, what beautiful pictures, so dreamy with all those falling petals...
    But more important: what a beautiful, happy birthday girl! Happy birthday!

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  2. So beautiful x
    Happy birthday pepper. You share your birthday with my baby, one today :)
    And yes I think mothers should get a few wishes too x

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  3. What a lovely birthday! I can see the love of family in those beautiful pictures.

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  4. ....I wish I was Pepper!! The HAPPIEST of birthday's to the newest 5 year old in Fox's Lane....You have made me happy too with such beautiful photos in your orchard- GORGEOUS!

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  5. Ohh my gosh, such a pretty setting for such a special event, your apple orchard is stunning. Happy Birthday Pepper, five is a big milestone for her and you. I know exactly what you mean by missing her old four year old self.

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  6. It seems to be in a fairy tale!!! Beautiful scenario!!!
    happy birthday little girl!!
    xxx Alessandra

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  7. Happy Birthday to your Gorgeous Girl!

    Your blog is beautiful, what amazing photography, I will be back!

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  8. Happy birthday! It looks like everyone had a wonderful day.

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  9. That meadow is idyllic isn't it? Happy birthday sweet little Pepper. And happy giving-birth-day to you Kate. x

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  10. YOur words have brought a tear to my eye, I hope all your wishes come true ... and may whatever she wished for come true too

    xxx

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  11. Beautiful. Happy Birthday Pepper! Happy birthing day, Kate. xx

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  12. Gorgeous! Such a grand day for a birthday

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  13. What a beautiful lttle party spot,
    Happy Birthday Pepper!
    Jacqueline

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  14. So so so beautiful.....Happy Birthday Miss Pepper. x

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  15. Those blossoms and your girls especially Miss Pepper on the occasion- of her 5th birthday - gorgeous. What a lovely setting for a celebration. Would love to celebrate my birthday with photos in this apple orchard too (have a few more years on your Pepper though!)

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  16. what a beautiful birthday moment to capture!
    Looks like she had a fabulous day as a 5 year old!
    Lauren
    :)

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  17. Adored and adorable. Happy birthday! Hope all those wishes come true. xx

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  18. A very happy birthday to your sweet Pepper. May your year of being 5 be filled with lots of fun adventures. xxx

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  19. What a lucky girl to have such a gorgeous party scene. She will have to remember this always and forever. Can I just sneak down and have my birthday party in your orchard too? mel x

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  20. The perfect party setting for a lovely little girl. My wish for Pepperis that she is one day as proud of her own children as her mumma is of her. Best wishes for all the birthdays, Pepper. May all your wishes bloom and glow. x

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  21. three cheers for Pepper!!! woot! woot! woot!

    i hope her wishes come true! (and yours!)

    all love ~ annri

    ps ~ the new (?) banner is fabulous!

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  22. Happy Birthday Pepper!
    She is the most adorable little girl I've ever seen :)

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  23. Happy birthday miss pepper it looks like you had a magical day

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  24. Beautiful spot for a birthday gathering! ♥ Thanks for sharing your pictures with us.

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  25. Your photos look like one of those magical places you only see in magazines Kate. I love the photos of the girls in the blossom blowing around, so pretty. Happy Birthday Miss Pepper, and hopefully you got some choc chip cookies too, lol! I hope your birthday wishes come true for her Kate as I am sure they will!

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  26. Beautiful wishes!!! She looks like she really was concentrating on her wish. So precious.Happy happy Birthday.

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  27. This made me cry, a little. Beautiful.

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  28. my heart just swelled from prettiness of this celebration. xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

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  29. Happy Birthday Miss Pepper. How blessed you are to be so loved and to live in such a beautiful place.

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  30. Really gorgeous pictures...I love that you share your life with us...Happy Birthday Pepper...

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  31. Mummy's are allowed to make birthday wishes for sure!! She is so lucky to be part of such a loving family and so nice to see you in a photo to Kate. Much love to Pepper Berry for her special fivesies.

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  32. amazing photos- so beautiful! and mommy's are definitely allowed to make wishes :)
    xo

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  33. What a great post, you have a very beautiful family, am loving your blog :)

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  34. Aw! She will always have a birthday at apple blossom time! How splendid!

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  35. Amazing photos! And Happy Birthday to your gorgeous Pepper - may all the wishes at Foxs Lane come true.

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  36. Lovely birthday celebration pics!! Happy birthday to your sweety Pepper!!

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  37. Those photos are pure bliss!

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  38. Beautiful, the pictures, your words , your family, your life. It's all so beautiful!!!

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  39. Beautiful sweet, loving words from a beautiful sweet, loving mum.. It looks like it was a magical day. xo

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  40. Divine, divine, divine in so many ways .....

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  41. Duh duh I just made the connection between you and land of meg, was reading her post on 'love miles' what a great term and the penny dropped

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  42. WOW! I am seriously in awe of the gorgeous and simple way you guys have chosen to celebrate. The pictures are just stunning!

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  43. Happy Birthday to your gorgeous gorgeous Pepper!! This post melts my heart, and what a setting, it's like a dream..xx

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  44. Such beautiful words and photographs to celebrate a beautiful little girl's birthday. Made be feel quite tearful! Many, many happies Miss Pepper!
    Jak x

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  45. gorgeous shots! beautiful words!! truly magical moments xx

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  46. Happy birthday to your dear Pepper. I hope Pepper's wishes come true and I hope your wishes for Pepper do as well. An ideal party setting and I love seeing the dog included.
    x

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  47. I have meant to come back to comment here for a little while. Belated Happy 5th Birthday to your Pepper. My she has grown, I've been reading along with you since she was a tiny tot - it's such a pleasure and a privilege to see her growing. Gorgeous pictures of your orchard too- just magical!

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  48. oh me, a gorgeous post in every way. magical has probably been used alot, but there really no other word to describe this. happy birthday to your baby! xxxxx

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