Yesterday you started school for the first time and today we are celebrating your fifth birthday. Can it really be five years since I held you in my arms for the first time and felt such a huge rush of joy that you were here? Somehow those five years seem to have flown by and yet at the same time, the time before your arrival seems a distant memory. From the moment I found out I was expecting you, you have filled my world so completely that I cannot properly remember life before you. You and Sophie are my world and being your Mummy gives me more joy than I could describe.… Read more
This time four years ago, we didn’t know if we would even have four days with you – to have been blessed with four years is just amazing. What a rollercoaster those four years have been with all your hospital stays and heart surgeries. You have been through so much in your four years on this earth and you amaze me every day with your strength and your zest for life.… Read more
As summer ends, birthday season begins in our house. With Jessica turning four in a couple of weeks’ time and Sophie’s second birthday falling in late October, I’ve been spending a lot of time online recently getting ideas about what toys they might like for their birthdays.
With Jessica, I need to tread the balance of finding a toy that is right for her age but which doesn’t pose too many problems if Sophie tries to play with it too.… Read more
I’m somebody who likes to surprise my close family members on their birthdays, perhaps with an unexpected gift that has the personal touch or a surprise visit – such as the time I walked in an hour into my mum’s surprise 60th birthday at just the point that she was saying what a shame it was that all the family were able to be there apart from me (thinking I was at a dance competition that weekend).… Read more
One of the many things I love about blogging is being able to use it to record all the little moments and the milestones as my girls grow up. As my blog is updated so frequently, it also provides a useful reference for looking back especially for those moments when I remember to update the ‘little red book’ for the girls.… Read more