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The Ordinary Moments: Turning 27


I don't quite know how I feel about turning 27. On one hand I feel 27, I have two children, a Husband, a mortgage, a car, a job - a whole lot of responsibilities. On the other hand I still feel about 21 in my head and I certainly act it sometimes, okay a lot of the time, okay perhaps even younger. I think I've hit a time where I might just feel like this every birthday now. I guess I just think that 27's a bit of a grown up age. Maybe it's because it's stuck in my head that 27 is how old my Step-Dad was when my Mum met and married him. 

I wasn't sure how I was going to spend my birthday this year. When I was younger I would get excited about my birthday a whole month before the actual date, but these days I feel more excited for my childrens birthdays. Despite not being overly fussed, I ended up having probably one of the best birthdays ever and I really do think it was down to the fact that I now have my own complete little family. 

We all went out for the day to Whipsnade Zoo in Bedfordshire and it was just such a wonderful day. It was so lovely to wander around trying to spot the animals and showing them all to an intrigued Ethan. We ended our day in their super-fun soft play area, then came home for our favourite pasta meal and a glass of wine (for Mummy). On Friday Adam and I visited Waddesdon Manor together, whilst his family babysat for us. Waddesdon Manor is just beyond stunning, I can't get over how beautiful it is. We'd been before, but we weren't really able to look around the house as Ethan wanted to do what toddlers do best and touch everything. So it was lovely to go back and enjoy a nice sunny day to ourselves. And last night (Saturday) we went out for a meal with some family and friends as a last little celebration, which was really nice. 

So it's actually turned out to be a pretty great birthday. Before now, I had sort of thought that now that I have children, my birthday would probably become less and less interesting. But actually I think that now that I have children and we're a family, birthdays feel so much more special. 




 

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12 comments

  1. Happy belated birthday. I've just turned 26 and feel so weird about it. It only just feels like I turned 21 but 5 years on yes I've graduated and got a good job but I don't feel like I've accomplished much.
    It looks like you had a fab day out for your birthday with your beautiful family.
    Xxx
    Lyndsey
    www.labeau.co.uk

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  2. Happy Birthday!! I turned 35 this summer so 27 seems spring chicken to me :). It looks like you celebrated in style and I totally agree, birthdays seem extra special when you have little people getting excited for you too!

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  3. It looks like you had such a fun birthday! Love your cat cake. I turn 30 in less than a month and I think in my head I'll always be a lot younger even though I feel a lot older some days. x

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  4. Oh wow! What amazing photos Alex!! Happy birthday!!! Looks and sounds like you had a lovely birthday.
    I turned 23 last month and I don't feel it ha ha! It's weird isn't it.

    x

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  5. We absolutely love Whipsnade! Happy Birthday Alex! I'm 31 next month but think I will always feel 24! You're at an amazing place in life for 27, you have it all and now you have the rest of your life to just look forward to. Well, that's how I feel anyway x

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  6. It looks like you have had such a lovely birthday Alex- the photos are gorgeous and you must be so proud that you have your perfect little family at such a young age. (27 feels so young to me now at 31!!!! Eeeeek!) I love the photos of you and Adam, you look like such a lovely couple. x

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  7. Happy belated birthday. Wow look at all those penguins! Lovely photo's and sounds like the perfect birthday. I agree that birthdays do seem to be more exciting for the littles but as G has got older he wants to celebrate them more with us which is fab as it means I get treated to! #TheOrdinaryMoments

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  8. Happy birthday Alex! I've just turned 30 which DOES feel old! It was an extra special one too. Looks like you had a lovely day!xx

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  9. Aw Alex, what beautiful photos you took. Happy Birthday! Happy 27h. I know how you feel when you say you still feel 21 it is a weird feeling isn't it! You have such a beautiful family, I love the man photobombing your photo! I love your cake, a cat cake! Too cute. Lovely photos, looks like you had the most special celebrations with the people closest too you x

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  10. Ah it looks like a lovely birthday! That stately home looks stunning! I love visiting those. Glad you had such a lovely day! And you're right....you ALWAYS feel 23 from here on in!! xx

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  11. Happy belated Birthday! You don't look 27 at all, definitely more 21 ;) Looks like a wonderful birthday and I love that guy photobombing in the back!!

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  12. You look gorgeous! Happy Birthday! I remember feeling that 27 was old too, but sadly now that seems young!

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