My poor neglected blog. People said when I went back to work that the first thing to go would be my blog and I am afraid they are right. However, I don’t want to let it go completely so when I have some very rare free time I want to try and update it. So many things have been going on in the last few months that I hardly know where to start but the most important in the last couple of weeks have been my kids’ birthdays. They are both early July babies so I thought maybe it would be nice to share how much they have grown (shed a tear…)
This blog has been very much about my Munchkin boy as I started it when I was off on maternity leave with him so it is fitting that I start with him.
His ‘Birth’ Day – July 2009
Words begin to fail me when I think of how much he has grown in the last 3 years. He has gone from my little baby to very much his only person, sometimes wiser beyond his years it seems. He is the big boy in the family, taking care of his baby sister. He’s smart and funny and infuriating and bouncing off the walls and sweet and sensitive and a dancer and he makes my heart burst with pride and joy. He’ll be starting nursery/school in September and already has his little school bag and his uniform. I went to my first ever parents’ evening a couple of weeks ago. How did I go from being a child myself to being the ‘parent’? It astounds me. My first born is a child now, not a baby, not a toddler, a child. Holy crap…..
This recent picture sums up how I think his personality is now
And then there’s crazy number 2…
Here’s her ‘birthday’ – July 2011
so to make matters worse my little baby turned 1 a couple of weeks ago. I guess that makes her a toddler now rather than a baby (more tears from a heartbroken mamma). She is a whole different kettle of fish. Determined, strong, sweet, snuggly, giggly, independent. She started walking at 10 months and now chases her brother up and down the house. She can hold her own in the rough and tumble play that he does with her but will run to snuggle in my lap when it all gets a bit too much. It is fascinating seeing the difference between the two of them.
This sums her up pretty well right now