To My Daughter…Now You Are Six

Dear Daughter,

Happy Birthday Evangeline. I can not believe you are already six years old. It won’t be long now until you start Year One at school, just a few days in fact. You go in as one of the older ones in your class, just like you did this time last year when you started Reception. I am so proud of the little girl you have become. Six years ago I held you in my arms, my little bundle of chub and I loved you. I loved you from the first moment I knew you would be coming into my life. I love you today, this fearless, wonderful and persistent little girl that has touched all the hearts of our family.

I didn’t know what being a mother would be like. I didn’t know what challenges we would face together, and my gosh we’ve had a lot together already haven’t we? In the last six years together we have moved home several times, been on holidays, I’ve worked full time, you’ve been at nursery full time, we’ve moved from hostel to home, we have our Adam…the list seems endless. Every single day I have loved you and I always will. You, my darling daughter, are the reason I am here, doing what I do, trying to make the most wonderful memories so that when you look back in three, six, ten, twenty years time you do so with fondness, happiness and love.

All I want is for you to be happy. I want you to be happy with your life and who you are. I want you to continue growing as a strong, fearless, ambitious and loving girl. In this last year you have amazed me with your strength and the way your mind works. I am so proud, my daughter, of the challenges you have overcome this year. You have really grown. You make me laugh, although your jokes really could use some work. The things you do and the phrases you say are just plain weird but my gosh you really, really make me smile.

So, my daughter, what are you like at six?

You do not like to go to bed. No matter how often I tell you that you need to sleep you just can not switch off in the evening. Especially not before 8.30. You do love a lie in though and waking you up for school is a challenge. Once you have taken the time to wake up though your energy levels are through the roof. You tackle the school run which takes us 30 minutes each morning with strength and without complaining. Sometimes you run most of the way there. I don’t know how you can but you do!

You eat all the time. You love food, all kinds of food although you are becoming a little fussy. You do not like kidney beans in chilli, you do not like melted cheese but you absolutely love mozerella on the size of everything. You ask for sandwiches for breakfast, even though I say no pretty much every day. We’ve managed to get you to enjoy coco pops again, or Krave, even though you call them chocolate pillows. You love chocolate, you are a complete chocoholic actually. Chocolate bars, ice cream, milk, cake…that is completely you’re favourite flavour.

You have an interesting fashion sense. You like to put the strangest combinations of clothing together but you rock them. You prefer dresses and skirts but will sometimes allow me to suggest leggings if it’s a bit cold. You are tall and petite. You hate having your hair brushed but will not even listen if I suggest we get it cut to make it easier. You want to be a princess when you grow up.

You love your friends. You really do. They are so special to you. I know you get lonely without having any little brothers or sisters to play with but I am so proud of how you are with your friends. Well, most of the time anyway. You do have a few fall outs but most of the time you are kind, you share and you are never afraid to hand out a cuddle or two if someone is feeling sad.

You try really hard at everything but you are easily distracted. You can read now, you love to write notes and count, you love to swim and you have become really good at it since starting your lessons in February.

So far your favourite memory is off our family holiday to Disneyland. We really did have a great time and I’m glad I got to take you while you’re still very young. We will be going back though. You have been so many wonderful places in your years and we will continue to travel together as a family.

I can not quite believe that you’re already six years old but they have been the best six years of my life. I hope today is special for you, that you have fun, that you laugh a lot and you have fun with your friends and family.

Happy Birthday Evangeline, my dearest love, my special little one, my gremlin…my daughter.

happy birthday daughter

Hot Pink Wellingtons


  1. Mads says:

    What a lovely post! I’m sure she’ll enjoy coming back to read this x

  2. RachelSwirl says:

    Awwwww bless this is lovely.
    As for Disneyland – its magical!

  3. Lovely post! Hope she has a lovely birthday, the time really does go so fast doesn’t it! x #KCACOLS

    1. So fast! It’s crazy! She has a lovely birthday thank you 🙂

  4. Such a lovely post hope she has a lovely birthday. I bet she will love reading this when she is older #kcacols

    1. Thank you so much, she had a really lovely birthday, we all had a nice time 😀

  5. laura dove says:

    Aww happy birthday gorgeous girl, she is utterly beautiful and you describe her with such love. I have to confess to having a little cry, I’m hugely emotional about my own baby starting school tomorrow, I can’t even begin to contemplate six!!! #kcacols

    1. I have very almost had a few tears so you are not alone there!! It’s a big adjustment starting school for them and you! xx

  6. Aww this is such a lovely blog post! I won’t be feeling this for a long time because I plan on homeschooling my two for a few years first but this was so nice to read 🙂 #sharingthebloglove

    1. Thank you 🙂 oh all the best with home schooling!! I admire those that do it, I am far to lazy

  7. Ahhh they do grow up so quickly we tend to take time for granted, happy birthday girly. #MarvMondays

    1. Thank you so much! They really do, they grow up so fast!

  8. Nige says:

    Happy birthday time flies by lovely post

    1. Thank you! It sure does you’re right! 🙂

  9. Happy Birthday Evie! Hope you both had a wonderful day celebrating. What a lovely post to look back on in years to come, I always love reading these. Love her fashion sense, and her love of chocolate! Thanks so much for joining us again at #SharingtheBlogLove

    1. Thank you so much, she had a fantastic day and is now back to school, they grow up so fast! x

  10. Gorgeous photo of the 2 of you! Happy birthday Evie, I hope you had fun. Such a beautiful letter and I’m sure she will love reading them when she is older. I hope she has a great start to the school year. Thank you for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove X

  11. Awwww, so beautifully written, I felt all of your love flow through those words. I love the name Evangeline so much. It’s gorgeous. She sounds a lot like my daughter with her quirky fashion sense and dislike of getting up for school! Thanks for joining us at the #bigpinklink

    1. Thank you so much Louise 😀 Haha, yes I really like the name, But my little one isn’t so sure! She prefers Evie! Yes getting up for school certainly is a challenge for us, glad she’s not the only one! 🙂

  12. Such a lovely post. My little girl is 1 in a couple of weeks and you’ve inspired me to write her a letter to look back on. Thank you!


    1. Thank you so much for your kind words, it’s such a nice way to reflect 🙂 x

  13. Emma T says:

    Aw, what a lovely post. Mine will be 6 in January, and he’s pretty similar to Evangeline in many ways (that was top of my girls name list!). He also likes sandwiches for breakfast…sigh, although he is back sometimes on cereal and his jokes are shocking #sharingthebloglove

    1. Ah he seems like a pretty fun chap! I hope he’s enjoying being back at school. Ah the jokes…and sandwiches for breakfast, I just don’t get it! 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!

  14. Savannah says:

    Oh, this is so lovely. I absolutely adore the name Evangeline, it’s just as beautiful as your little girl! Having these posts to reflect on in the future will be sooo special for you and your daughter. She sounds like a such a treasure. Thank you for sharing! <3 #KCACOLS

    1. Thank you so much for such a kind comment! I do hope she enjoys reading these when she grows 🙂

  15. OddHogg says:

    Lovely post! I adore the name Evangeline – if Piglet had been a girl that was the name I wanted but JHogg wasn’t on board 🙁 I love kids fashion sense at that age – so fun and they just don’t care what you have to say about it #kcacols

  16. Oh Kat this is a lovely post. It is amazing how the time flies! My eldest daughter us also 6. It us a lovely age. I feel like my daughter has grown up a lot lately. It is much easier to travel and she has become a great companion. Thanks so much for sharing this at #KCACOLS, 🙂 x

    1. Thank you so much Franca I’m so glad you like it! She is becoming so much more like me!

  17. Debbie says:

    Hi Kat, what a lovely letter to your daughter, one that I am sure will make her laugh/ die of embarrassment one day in the future (that’s what Mum’s are for!). It sounds like you have a little night owl on your hands there. My daughter doesn’t like melted cheese either, something I really can’t get my head round, ‘cos melted cheese is the best!

    As for Disneyland? As much as I hate crowds and too many people, it’s a fantastic place for creating happy memories.


    1. Thank you so much! Yes I hope she enjoys it in the future! I don’t get the melted cheese thing either, it’s weird! Haha!

  18. What a gorgeous girly, she sounds like an absolute doll and gem of a daugther. Its crazy how quickly time flies and little ones grow up. I hope she had a lovely birthday. Thanks for sharing this on #MarvMondays. Emily

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words, she really is a lovely little one most of the time and they really do grow so fast! X

  19. Lucy At Home says:

    Aaaw I love reading people’s brithday letters to their kids. My daughter is 6 in a few months too. I can’t believe how the time has flown. She also has some strange clothing combinations, but if you can’t wear what you like when you’re 6, when can you?! Haha. Happy birthday! #bloggerclubuk

    1. Yeah I wish I still had my 6 year old non caring fashion sense haha! Thank you so much 🙂

  20. Beautiful photos, You are lucky to have such a gorgeous girl. As for kidney beans in chilli, sounds like my husband! xx

    Thanks for linking up to #EatSleepBlogRT

  21. What a beautiful post. Perhaps she will be a fashion designer if she puts some weird and wonderful outfits together. You could have the next Vivienne Westwood on your hands. Thank you for linking up to #ablogginggoodtime

    1. Thank you so much! I will put the idea of fashion designer forward 🙂

  22. Happy Birthday beautiful girl! Hope you had a fab time. What a lovely letter your mum has written you, keep up the mad fashions #eatsleepblogrt

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