This weekend was a lovely one, we celebrated Archie’s 3rd birthday on Saturday which was so special. A huge milestone for me, I cant believe he is three. It feels like I have blinked and he is a little boy. He had the most amazing day. He is so full of life and he enjoyed every moment. Thank you to every single person that came, it was a very special day.
I especially wont ever forget singing happy birthday to him. Everyone in the room singing to him, his grandparents, his sister, me and Mr T, his friends and their mummies and daddies and there I was standing right next to my boy. I had my eyes right on him every second of every word of the ‘happy birthday’ song. He was so proud he looked around at everyone singing to him and I watched his little smile grow wider. I couldn’t help but want to cuddle him and love him up. A lovely friend of mine captured us singing happy birthday to him, which I will be forever grateful for. I can only imagine watching that back when he is 21 and thinking how is my son 21 already!
After his party on Saturday we came home and he opened the rest of his presents. He had opened a few at the party which couldn’t be helped! He was given some lovely bits he was so pleased. We spent the evening playing with his new toys and sophia too. They both had lots of fun. Both went to bed early. My dad stayed over on Saturday night and watched the children for us so that we could go for a meal with my sister and her boyfriend. We went for some drinks afterwards with my in-laws. We had a lovely evening together. It was lots of fun we all laughed a lot!
Its now Sunday evening and I am feeling well and truly satisfied and full from a weekend with loved ones, celebrating Archie’s birthday and just genuinely feeling very lucky and blessed to have the family I do.
Its not often I will say it but the support and love that we have around us never goes unnoticed and many evenings I will sit and ponder on how lucky I am to have such a loving family. It is nice to know everyone is close and that if we ever need anything they are only a call away. I always promise myself I wont take that for granted. I have always being this way inclined. I like my own company don’t get me wrong and I love having evenings of just the four of us but more then anything when life allows and there is time I love to spend it with my family, the children’s grandparents, my sisters, their partners, my close friends. Its nice to have these people around. They genuinely care about us and our family and just having those feelings within our little circle does us all the world of good. And I am thankful.
On Sunday morning we woke up and took the children swimming as they are both enjoying their swimming lessons so much, Sophia especially always asking to go to the pool. I am a very proud mummy every time sophia dives under and holds her breathe and every time Archie jumps in the pool. It is so lovely to see them enjoying the water especially as for me as a child it was what I enjoyed the most. Whether the ocean or a pool that was my happy place, so having two children who enjoy the water so much too is lovely. I really want to invest into that with them so our morning swim was great. Granddad came too and he thoroughly enjoyed watching both children, especially so because he brought Archie his swimming lessons as a birthday present. He was really proud to see how he had been getting on.
Just this evening actually Archie has been up crying, he has an ear infection. He suffered with glue ear when he was younger and recently starting swimming has given him an ear infection. I have just ordered some ear plugs and an ear band from amazon this evening. So that shall solve the problem for his future swimming lessons and no more ear infections too. I feel awful for not thinking about his ears sooner. But since he hasn’t had glue ear for about a year I didn’t think swimming would be a problem.
I have missed both the sibling project and the me and mine project this month which I am so sad about. We have just been far too busy to even attempt any family photos. But we will definitely be posting about it this month … I promise.
I thought as I have missed the posts I would write a little about the children in this post… Archie and Sophia as always have the sweetest bond (yes they squabble too over silly things) but there are lots of moments when they are cuddled on the sofa and decide to put their arms around each other. There have been times when Archie turns to his big sister and tells her that he loves her and loves her cuddles and then gives her a kiss, it melts my heart. Those are moments for me that are the most special. I could never get enough of seeing the two of them happy to have each other and showing how much they love each other in their cute little ways.
Sophia has enjoyed ‘helping’ Archie open all his presents the last few days and by helping I mean mainly opening them all! Bless her. Archie did not mind at all as he was too busy with his first present which was a toolbox from his big sister.
One thing is for sure and that is that these two never fail to put a smile on my face. They constantly remind me what is important in life and I will always savour their cuddles. Here is to a lovely weekend and many more with my lovely family. And to you and yours.
Now lets start getting excited for christmas and the lights, cosy evenings, warm fires, family time and all those special moments and feelings money cannot buy.