Thursday was Matea’s birthday – her 12th one.
Matea is also now the last one to have a birthday in Africa, meaning we’re coming up on just about one year since we arrived. For some reason – possibly because of spring school holidays – we seem to often be travelling on her birthday – or right around it. So here is a look back at the previous twelve February 25’s, where she was, and what she was doing. All of these pictures were either taken right on her birthday, or a day or two around it – so there you go- a trip down a 12-year-old’s version of memory lane.
One year ago – we were just about to leave Canada. So it was a family & friends time -and able to spend the day with her birthday twin…Grandpa.
Plus another birthday with Grandma Watts
Two years ago, 2014 was her last birthday living in France. And was also a birthday shared with Grandpa – as they were visiting us in the alps.
2013 we were in Israel – the day of her birthday we were touring the ancient fortress of Masada, and the kids took a dip in the Dead Sea.
The year before was a birthday with school friends in France
But later that week we were in Rome
One year before that, 2011 – Seven years old was her first birthday in France
2010 was in our house in Canada, apparently a large gathering of family & friends
Six years old!
5 years old –
.but the bedrooms upstairs were still a work in progress.
February 2006 – Two years old – we were flying back from California.
February 2005 – One year old
Then there was her actual birth-day. February 25, 2004 – in Edmonton.