It still amazes me that you have been part of our lives for a whole three years already. On one hand it seems like you’ve always been part of my life and I can’t remember what life was like without you being in it and yet on the other hand it only feels like yesterday that you were born.
Everyday you amaze us, everyday you bring such joy and happiness to our lives, everyday I’m so thankful that we’ve been blessed with you, our gorgeous, most precious gift. You continue to thrive, you are developing the most wonderful personality which can be both brilliant, and not quite so much. You are stubborn and headstrong, kind, loving and caring in equal measures.
Today (Tuesday) you turned three and the pure delight on your face when you opened the door to the lounge and saw all your presents and balloons was just magical. You’ve been telling anyone who’ll listen that you are turning three (p: fwee) for weeks now and today is the day.
We are having a family day today as you’re having a party on Saturday so that your friends can all come. Despite you waking up with a stinking cold, the day started (early, as is the norm) with opening your main presents from us (the rest hadn’t arrived, despite paying extra to get them here on time), Uncle Daniel, Auntie and Auntie Ann and a bit later in the morning (at a more socially acceptable time) your Granny and Grandad came to help you celebrate and brought you their gifts then we had a wander into town and had a birthday tea cake at Wroes where everyone wished you a happy birthday. You were so in awe.
Because the weather wasn’t that great in the afternoon we all went to Splash and you had your very first Waves session with Daddy. You delighted in jumping over the waves and kept shaking off Daddy’s protective hand because you wanted to be a big boy and do it yourself. Daddy also swallowed his fears and took you on the slide, to say you loved it is a real understatement, we heard you screaming and laughing from the moment you sat down at the top to the moment you shot out the bottom shouting “More! More!”, it was truly delightful watching you having such a wonderful time and I’m so glad Granny and Grandad got to see it too.
I think the excitement took its toll on you mind, because at the end of swimming however, you suddenly felt really poorly so we got you dressed and took you home. I think you’d probably drunk a bit too much pool water, along with your water and it made you feel a bit icky, by the time we got home you were feeling a little better.
Back at home we had a little birthday tea with Granny and Grandad and we sang you Happy Birthday and gave you your first (of two) cake. I made the same as I did for your first birthday so that you could have slice. Once more you delighted in blowing out the candles so I had to relight them… several times.
From Mummy and Daddy:
- Playmobil Pirate Ship
- Pop up Pirate
- Pirate costume
- Jim Jams
- Dressing Gown
- Playmobil Fire Engine
- Playmobil Ambulance
Uncle Dan, Auntie Sam, Ella and Tommy:
- Playdoh Icecream Treats
- Playdoh Cake Party
- Playdoh Sweet Shoppe Cookie Creations
Uncle Simon & Auntie Jacqueline:
Great Granny Pat:
Granny & Grandad:
- Playmobil Landscaper
- Personalised Bag Chain
Gemma, Seb, Leo and Toby:
- Playdoh Activity Table
- Pirates Sticker Book
All in all it was a quietly busy and successful day and all I hope is that you enjoyed every minute of it my beautiful, darling boy.
We love you to the moon and back, and beyond.