Indulgence

I try not to bore you with photos of my kids.

I realize that while I think they are works of art, you probably do not.

But indulge me today.

My daughter enters the world of double digits – she turns 10 on Tuesday.

And that is excuse enough for some self-indulgence on my part.

My angel, my daughter – so full of music and song and laughter.

Sometimes when I think I’m teaching her all about life,

I realize that she (and her brother) are, in fact, teaching me.

For more life lessons, please visit: My World.

90 responses

  1. Kelli

    Fi, she is beautiful. She positively glows with the spirit inside of her. I am sure that has something to do with her momma!

    And happy double digit day? I remember this day for my daughter…. We went and saw NSync together! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    August 1, 2011 at 16:01

  2. The first photo captures such joy & beauty… the fushia & red & glow of sunlight ~ wow!

    I’m inspired and touched by your simple words of gratitude & love โ™ฅ

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    August 1, 2011 at 16:07

  3. ah i learn so much from my kids…and yes they are beautiful works of art….

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    August 1, 2011 at 16:30

  4. –Lady Fi,
    I have learned so very much from my children.
    Sometimes they tell me something, and I’m like
    “You Are Sooo Smart!”
    Must have gotten that from their mama!
    PS. your daughter is lovely.

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    August 1, 2011 at 16:37

  5. Delighted to indulge you! Anytime! She’s beautiful. Happy 10th Birthday [tomorrow] to your lovely daughter. Celebrate!

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    August 1, 2011 at 17:00

  6. She looks so happy and lovely. Happy Birthday to her!

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    August 1, 2011 at 17:01

  7. I never tire of pictures of this beautiful child. Not only is she beautiful on the outside but her expression seems to reflect an inner beauty.
    She and I almost share a birthday as mine is today though I am decades older.

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    August 1, 2011 at 17:05

  8. Nope Fi, I’m going to disagree with you on this one. She IS a work of art. usually when I see that a post is made up of photo after photo of someone’s children I don’t even wait for the page to load, and make a hasty exit. but not in this case. you posted only a few, which is so cool, and it’s a special occasion – her birthday!!! that smile is so full of joy, it lifts me up. a Happy Birthday to her, and many more. thanks for sharing LadyFi. this was pure pleasure….

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    August 1, 2011 at 17:16

  9. I love the pink in her hair. So fun!

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    August 1, 2011 at 17:23

  10. Your daughter is so beautiful!! Perfect girl in pink:-)

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    August 1, 2011 at 17:25

  11. She is absolutely gorgeous … tough not to share her. Happy Birthday!

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    August 1, 2011 at 17:58

  12. Beautiful Portrait Fiona,,, lovely…

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    August 1, 2011 at 18:29

  13. Your daughter has a wonderful smile and I must say, did you color her hair or are they added? Love the fuchsia tone. I am trying to remember my sons when they were 10, and no one specific thing comes to mind except being active.

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    August 1, 2011 at 18:52

    • The braids are plaited with her own dark hair and some false hair – this time it was purple. (We wouldn’t dye her hair…)

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      August 1, 2011 at 19:15

  14. imac

    Your daughter is a real cutie, I bet when she older, she will brake many a heart,lol.

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    August 1, 2011 at 19:10

  15. Wishing her a very Happy 10th Birthday! She is such a beautiful child ….

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    August 1, 2011 at 19:42

  16. She truly is beautiful – happy 10th birthday! What a magical age! I always felt my kids were teaching me as much or more than I taught them. (Still are!)

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    August 1, 2011 at 20:02

  17. Absolutely, you may indulge yourself – she looks a delightful girl!

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    August 1, 2011 at 20:07

  18. Happy birthday to your beautiful daughter. These are wonderful shots. What a great smile she has.

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    August 1, 2011 at 20:25

  19. Lady Fi, indulge all you want. She is gorgeous and full of joy. How blessed you are!

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    August 1, 2011 at 21:09

  20. Your angel is very cute.

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    August 1, 2011 at 21:11

  21. She has such a beautiful smile! I’m not surprised you are learning much from her as her eyes appear to be full of wisdom.

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    August 1, 2011 at 21:18

  22. It’s so wonderful to see the thrill that your children bring you!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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    August 1, 2011 at 21:22

  23. A very Happy 10th Birthday to your very beautiful daughter!! I’m quite certain that my four children have taught me far more than I taught them. And there can never be words enough to express the joy they have brought into my life and still do! Thanks for letting us share such a wonderful day!

    Sylvia

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    August 1, 2011 at 21:25

  24. I don’t know. Maybe a book about stories for the kids about love and kindness or maybe someone could do stories about those kids…just something to make them smile with pretty photos/ art….what are your ideas?

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    August 1, 2011 at 21:30

  25. I also see your kids as work of true art! So wonderful art ๐Ÿ™‚
    Great portraits!

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    August 1, 2011 at 21:33

  26. Your pictures ARE works of art — and you have a worthy subject here — she is a beautiful young woman (and happy birthday)!

    Your posts are never ever boring. (I am trying to think of a way to articulate the difference between your rare posts on your kids and some of the “mommy” sites I have clicked on accidentally (and I don’t go back to those). I’m sure you already know what I mean though. Your family updates are sheer perfection!.

    Thank you for sharing

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    August 1, 2011 at 22:28

  27. Her smile must brighten your world and I am so happy you indulged yourself in sharing her with us.
    Happy soon to come 10th Birthday, beautiful girl ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    August 1, 2011 at 22:48

  28. Jim

    Oh! I beg to differ! She IS a ‘work of art’ indeed!
    It is wonderful that you are so proud of your children.
    What a great thing to instill in them…..pride.

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    August 1, 2011 at 23:52

  29. you’ve such a lovely daughter. lover her facial expressions. Happy birthday to her! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    August 2, 2011 at 00:19

  30. How can you possibly say pictures of your children are boring. What a beautiful daughter you have and you just gotta love that hair!!

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    August 2, 2011 at 00:20

  31. She is so beautiful!
    Happy birthday to your sweet angel!
    Beautiful post! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    August 2, 2011 at 01:33

  32. You are wrong….I do think your children are beautiful works of art. I agree that children have so much to teach us. Happy birthday to your precious 10 year old.

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    August 2, 2011 at 01:47

  33. Are you kidding? I love pics of your kids. Your daughter is gorgeous–what a wise smile she has!–and I love the pink in her hair too!

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    August 2, 2011 at 01:54

  34. What a beautiful work of art. She is gorgeous. We do learn a lot from the next generation.

    thanks for sharing.

    http://calrat.blogspot.com

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    August 2, 2011 at 02:33

  35. Soon, your daughter will be able to join you for a few drinks at the Ladies’ Night.

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    August 2, 2011 at 02:49

  36. Al

    Simply wonderful shots – I love her expression of pure joy in the second one. Happy Birthday to her – she shares my birthday (which I also share with my granddaughter). It’s a good day to turn 10!

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    August 2, 2011 at 03:06

  37. Happy Birthday to your lovely daughter!!!

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    August 2, 2011 at 04:00

  38. Happy birthday LadyFi to your ten-year old to be.

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    August 2, 2011 at 04:02

  39. I’ve learned so much from childrearing. My young adult daughter is like a friend now. Enjoy and be touched every moment with you child. Happy birthday to your daughter. She’s so beautiful.

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    August 2, 2011 at 04:18

  40. Happy Birthday to your daughter and a wonderful day to you as well. I find that my kid’s birthday is quite as meaningful to me as it is to them. I will be at work and suddenly begin remembering something about them or the day of their birth. I keep a blog for them separate from my writing blog but they are never separate are they? Thanks for sharing the beauty of your daughter and this special moment!

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    August 2, 2011 at 04:33

  41. Yes, children are our teachers. Double digit, that is one milestone in one’s life. All my best wishes for her on this important day of her life. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    August 2, 2011 at 04:45

  42. I agree with Martha. I can’t imagine being bored with pictures of your children. I always look forward to seeing them. Best birthday wishes to your beautiful daughter now that she is 10. My youngest niece will be 10 this year and I’m as excited as she is, I’m sure.
    So, congratulations to you, too, Fi.
    โ€” K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie’s Guide to Adventurous Travel

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    August 2, 2011 at 04:55

  43. Your daughter has such a glow about her – she is lovely. Wishing her a very happy 10th!

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    August 2, 2011 at 04:58

  44. You have a very beautiful daughter. I hope she has a very happy birthday.

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    August 2, 2011 at 05:14

  45. Echoing everyone else. She is so vibrant and beautiful You must be so proud. A very happy birthday to her.

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    August 2, 2011 at 05:52

  46. Riet

    Congratulations to your daughter what a beautiful young lady she is already.
    Have a nice day.

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    August 2, 2011 at 07:32

  47. So very beautiful and a most Happy Birthday to her!
    Both my children and grandchildren have tought me much about enjoying life.

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    August 2, 2011 at 07:48

  48. Hi there โ€“ great set of pictures of your daughter. I find my own kids some of the most difficult โ€œthingsโ€ to photograph!

    Cheers – Stewart M – Australia

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    August 2, 2011 at 12:54

  49. Is she wearing a unicorn necklace?

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    August 2, 2011 at 13:10

    • It’s a silver horse necklace.

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      August 2, 2011 at 17:08

  50. Love her hair, do you take her to a salon to get it done?

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    August 2, 2011 at 13:37

    • Yes, she gets it done at a salon. It takes about 6 hours.

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      August 2, 2011 at 17:03

  51. A beautiful girl with a beautiful soul and your words are so wonderful!

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    August 2, 2011 at 14:32

  52. How cute and I think so.The children’s smile is treasure and energy.:)

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    August 2, 2011 at 14:48

  53. First off, Happy birthday to yr precious lil one:) Here smile is infectious!

    TQ for visiting n commenting on my blogpost – Temple – Dwajasthambam (Flagpole).

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    August 2, 2011 at 15:23

  54. Ten! I bet that makes you feel old..they grow up so fast. Happy Birthday! I love her braids….but I bet she hates sitting still for that long:)

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    August 2, 2011 at 15:53

  55. She shares one of my neice’s birthdays which we will be celebrating this evening! Happy Birthday!! (and you should be very proud!)

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    August 2, 2011 at 20:03

  56. Thanks for sharing, Fiona… she’s a delight! Want to step into your beautiful photos and hug her. I know in my heart that you are a fabulous mother to her and your son. (I have similar photos of my niece, with the braids…;-) Aren’t they fun? She posed for me before getting rid of the braids, and it took us hours to untangle them together.)

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    August 2, 2011 at 20:32

  57. she is beautiful—such a bright, warm smile.
    all the best to our daughter.

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    August 2, 2011 at 21:48

  58. NEVER EVER apologize for posting photos of your children. They are gorgeous, and this shot is so delightful and full of life. Happy birtthday to your double-digit girl!

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    August 3, 2011 at 02:47

  59. You should always post pics of your kids!!!! I know, I post too many of mine, but it always makes me happy when I see pics of my friends’ kids. Happy, happy birthday to A! She’s gorgeous!

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    August 3, 2011 at 04:16

  60. She is a beautiful child who is clearly loved. I wish her a happy birthday!

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    August 3, 2011 at 04:36

  61. Angels can never be boring, they are always a blessing ๐Ÿ™‚ Warm hugs and Birthday wishes to the angel ๐Ÿ™‚


    My Yatra Diary…

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    August 3, 2011 at 11:08

  62. She is absolutely gorgeous and you are a wonderful photographer.

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    August 3, 2011 at 12:06

  63. Nice shots Ladyfi ๐Ÿ™‚

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    August 3, 2011 at 14:17

  64. She really is gorgeous, but you knew that! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    August 3, 2011 at 17:49

  65. Happy Birthday to your gorgeous daughter! She has a smile that brightens up my day ๐Ÿ˜€

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    August 3, 2011 at 19:39

  66. your kids are beautiful. And please, congratulate her from me.

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    August 3, 2011 at 21:35

  67. beautiful girl and a wonderful age I wish I was 10 again ๐Ÿ™‚

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    August 3, 2011 at 22:09

  68. Ash

    Happy birthday to your gorgeous daughter!

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    August 3, 2011 at 22:22

  69. She is beautiful – indulge! ๐Ÿ™‚
    What a gorgeous smile.

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    August 3, 2011 at 23:32

  70. she’s gorgeous!

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    August 3, 2011 at 23:35

  71. ds

    Beautiful girl! Your statement is so very true–if only we could retain what they have taught us…

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    August 4, 2011 at 03:37

  72. How cute!

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    August 4, 2011 at 13:41

  73. Skjรธnnhet, varme og glede – bildene fรฅr virkelig fram ei jente med utstrรฅling!

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    August 4, 2011 at 15:08

  74. She’s adorable. I love your daughter’s hair.

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    August 4, 2011 at 16:39

  75. That child is absolutely beautiful.

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    August 5, 2011 at 05:09

  76. Your daughter is absolutely precious! You have every right to be proud. I agree, she is a work of art!! They grow up so darned fast, enjoy every single moment!!

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    August 5, 2011 at 14:33

  77. yes…I think the same, Fiona..I learn a lot from my kids.
    great portraits.
    For me, you can show as much as possible..I love…
    I canยดt visit you often until September 11 when I come abck to Sweden. take care

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    August 5, 2011 at 20:28

  78. back – i wrote wrong

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    August 5, 2011 at 20:28

  79. Fabulous photos of a very beautiful daughter! She is a true photogenic model!

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    August 5, 2011 at 21:44

  80. OH. MY. GOD. Fiona, she’s lovely….just lit up from inside. I go away for a while and you become this huge internet star :))) Your pics are amazing….so good….xo

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    August 6, 2011 at 12:25

    • Are you saying the Internet makes my butt look big? ๐Ÿ˜‰

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      August 6, 2011 at 16:39

  81. And isn’t that the way…..our kids teach us more than anyone or thing!
    She is so beautiful….her smile brighten my outside-gray morning!

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    August 7, 2011 at 16:35

  82. Fiona, she is an absolutely beautiful girl and it is I who feels indulged to see her through your proud mama eyes. I hope she has a wonderful birthday.

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    August 8, 2011 at 03:51

  83. JM

    So beautiful!!! Fantastic portraits.

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    August 9, 2011 at 23:30

  84. Beautiful daughter…beautiful sentiments….

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    August 10, 2011 at 06:39

  85. Your daughter is a lovely young lady. May you have many more years of joy from her existence!

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    August 14, 2011 at 15:07

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