Happy 18th birthday, Tamsyn

Today is my oldest grandchild’s 18th birthday. I can’t believe how the years have flown by since I was presented with my first precious granddaughter. She was such a sweet little girl, and one of the cute things I remember about her is how she would sit on my carpet with a little plastic cup filled with popcorn, and eat it so daintily, one piece at a time. It seems that she’s since progressed from popcorn to Belgian waffles.


She doesn’t have to worry about calories though, as her dance and gymnastics really keep her in trim.


I wish I could do the same tricks that she can.


Even when she goes on holiday, she can’t resist trying out her ballet moves in foreign lands, both in warm weather,


and in cooler climes.


She’s a free spirit, who’s always on the go,


and has a wicked sense of humour too. She has so many friends, and is such fun to be with.


She can strike a cool pose at the drop of a hat,


and isn’t afraid to try the latest look.


I wish that I could be there for her Vegas-themed party this coming weekend. I wonder if her costume will be something like this?

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So here’s to you, my now not so little twinkle-toes.


Love you to the moon and back. Have an awesome birthday, and an even more amazing party on Saturday. Let the fun begin!


100 comments on “Happy 18th birthday, Tamsyn

  1. Great post. Happy belated birthday, Tamsyn. You have amazing flexibility. I didn’t have that kind of ability even at age 2! You have an amazing family and so much to look forward to in life. Enjoy the afterglow of your birthday for many, many years to come. πŸ™‚ Marsha πŸ™‚

  2. A beautiful, touching post for your little twinkle-toes. I can see some of your spark in her πŸ™‚ My best wishes to Tamsyn!!!

  3. festeggiare un compleanno Γ¨ sempre bello, ma un diciottesimo Γ¨ speciale! come speciale Γ¨ la tua bellissima nipotina…certo che Γ¨ un grande divertimento scattarle foto, le dedico due piccole rime ( che poi non so come usciranno tradotte, ma tu leggile in italiano che suonano bene πŸ™‚

    Diciotto anni Γ¨ come un fiore
    una margherita
    sfogliala piano
    e tienila sempre con te
    stretta sul cuore per tutta la vita.

    un grande abbraccio Ventis
    celebrating a birthday is always nice, but an eighteenth is special! how special is your beautiful granddaughter … of course it’s great fun taking them photos, I dedicate two little rhymes (which I do not know how come translated, but you read them in Italian that sounds good:-)

    Eighteen years is like a flower
    a daisy
    sfogliala floor
    and hold her always with you
    close to the heart for a lifetime.

  4. Happy happy!! I hope the young lady has a great birthday. Seems it’s the season for 18ths… my youngest lad is 18 tomorrow!! πŸ˜‰

  5. My WP Reader has totally changed (and messed up) how I look at and comment on other’s blogs and it is now not just difficult but close to impossible. Not sure what the problem is but if you don’t see me around for a while until this hopefully gets fixed, that’s the reason. Sorry.

  6. Okay. Okay. That’s put me right off exercising for this week πŸ˜‰ Wow. She is a jumping bean !! πŸ˜€ Ralph xox πŸ˜€

  7. Happy Birthday!

    “At 18, everything is possible and tomorrow looks friendly.” Jim Bishop

    Seems like that applies to you too, Adin!!! As Pablo Picasso once said, “Youth has no age….”

  8. wishing Tamsyn a very happy birthday! it must be a bit unreal to have granddaughter of 18!!! Tamsyn is not only beautiful but obviously a very talented and fun young woman, she must be a treasure in the lives of her family and friends AD πŸ™‚

  9. and what a beauty she is AD…Happy 18th Birthday Tamsyn!!! I know it is said all the time but seriously, they grow up way too fast!

  10. A great post in celebration of your oldest grandchild’s 18th birthday.
    Love all the photos that you shared. She looks like a free-spirit indeed.
    Happy 18th Birthday to Tamsyn & wishes to her for many…more! πŸ™‚

  11. Happy b’day to her. Talented granddaughter and a proud grandmother πŸ™‚ This can be the perfect entry for today’s daily prompt (cheering).

  12. Oh to be 18 again…Tamsyn looks very beautiful and so slim..if I was 18 again maybe I could be slim too…..ah well…dreams

  13. She seems amazing young lady, and should be a great dancer too. I loved her photographs… Happy Birthday to her and Good Luck in her life…. She is a lucky one have an amazing grandmother (by the way I can’t believe how you are a grandmother, you doesn’t seem like that). Blessing and Happiness, Love, nia

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