Another year has gone by in the blink of an eye, and how much you have grown this year.
You started school in August, and you have amazed us with how well you have settled in. We are extremely proud of how well you are doing, of how much you are learning, and with all the new friends you are making. I hoped you would love school as much as I did, so it makes my heart burst with pride and happiness to see the joy and confidence that school is bringing you.
August brought lots of new opportunities for you… You have started swimming lessons and you joined the local Rainbows unit, and more recently you and your little sister have started gymnastics and we are loving your gymnastic shows the two of you put on for us before bed these evenings.
This year you have loved spending time with your cousins, both in Stonehaven and in Co Cork, and in just a few weeks I am excited for you to spend some time with your cousins in London.
As always, your face lights up when you see your Grandpa and Granny and Grandad. You are at your most content when I take you to Grandpa’s in Co Down, and we have enjoyed some trips to Donegal and Co Cork with him this last year. We celebrated Granny and Grandad’s Golden Wedding with a trip to Crieff Hydro with them and your McKenzie cousins. You were in your element spending time with your cousins here, from Ceilidh dancing to sleepover night in the bunk beds with Mirren and Sula.
This year your favourite films have included Mamma Mia 1 and 2, Coco, and you love all things Star Wars. Grandpa gave you a Star Wars figure of Jyn Erso from Rogue One a few years ago, and since then you have watched some of the Star Wars film series. You even requested a Star Wars birthday cake with Jyn Erso on it this year and Star Wars party decorations! You are most definitely taking after the Møller family with this love of all things Star Wars!
A common thread over your six years so far has been your love of food, and I am pleased to see this continue. You will try most things, and your favourite place to eat out so far is Wagamama. I look forward to exploring many more eateries with you over the coming years my love.
Your growth in confidence this year has been a real joy to watch, yet you are still my sensitive and thoughtful girl. You remind me of myself as a child, confident when surrounded by familiar people and places, yet you can hang back and feel shy in new or uncomfortable situations.
My darling girl, we think you are incredibly smart and you never cease to amaze us with how much you know, and how accurate your memory is. Your ability to recall details from years ago astounds us. You are very astute and you certainly don’t miss a trick.
You love your little sister, despite a natural sibling rivalry, and seeing you play, laugh and learn together fills us, and our home, with happiness.
Happy birthday my beautiful Martha. We love you and are so proud of you. All our love Mum and Dad x
May the force be with you 😉