18 April 2013

Happy Birthday Beautiful Little Boy.




The maniacal three year old has become a fearsome four year old.

His cute little baby features are gone.  His toddling days are over.  He starts school in September.  He has become a little boy.

When I look back at my Diaries of when he was a baby, it seems much more than four years ago that he was born.  A great deal of water has passed under many a bridge since then.

It seems unbelievable to have survived those first few years with him and his elder brother alone. He woke every two hours through the night for the first two years of his life, having been woken similarly in hospital for two whole days, to check for signs of a Strep B infection which he might have caught from me, but, mercifully, never did.

My friend Sheila likes to remind me that she feared a nervous breakdown was not far away on a few occasions.

But we did it.

We have more than survived.  He is a thriving little boy - always happy, singing songs and blessed with more energy than the rest of us put together.

He is sociable and charming, likes to dress up, make us laugh and play football and bat and ball - inventing or creating or converting anything, such as a toy frying pan and mini skittle to do it makeshift if necessary.  He can be an utter joy.

He can also be a right pickle, but today is not the day to criticize his behaviour.  Suffice to say, one of his Birthday presents is a punch bag and boxing gloves!






We love him.  We're proud of him.  He completes us.
Happy Birthday Beautiful Little Boy.


33 comments:

  1. A very happy birthday to him! He looks such a contended soul.

    I have the same age gap between my boys as you - and I can't even begin to think about having to parent my two boys on my own. Hats off to you Anya for getting through it and being so positive.You really are an inspiration x

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    1. Thank you. I don't think about it often, because it's never been any different. I appreciate your kind words and it will be your youngest starting school before you know it! :) xx

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  2. All the most special of people are born on April 18th. Happy Birthday to me & to him ♥

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    1. Thank you, but it was the other day actually! Happy Birthday to you though!

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  3. Ahhh! Happy Brithday to yooo, squashed tomatoes and stew, bread and butter in the guterrrrrrr - Happy Birthday to you!
    And when I say you I mean him! x

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    1. Thank you lovely lady - could hear you singing that!

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  4. Awww! Happy (belated) birthday little man! And happy birth day to you, mum. x

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    1. Thank you. This is the first time I haven't replayed the birth in my head and I have no idea why I like to do that. I guess it feels more like a joint day, that way :)

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  5. Happy birthday! He is a good looking little lad (takes after his mum!)

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    1. Thank you, you gorgeous woman yourself you :)

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  6. Happy Birthday little man. He certainly is a cutie!

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  7. I met him! He *is* a beautiful little boy, no doubt about that! Happy Birthday, little man xxx

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    1. Thank you Tania - that brought tears to my eyes!

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  8. Happy Birthday cheeky chap! Fabulous Four :-) Before you know it he will be 14!

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    1. I just want to hold on to him so that he isn't! :)

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  9. Such a lovely post and such a cheeky face ๐Ÿ˜Š i hope he has a lovely birthday x

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  10. Very happy birthday to him! He looks so like you. x

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  11. Awww, what a lovely post. He looks really chuffed to be 4! Happy Birthday to your not so little man.

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    1. Thank you - he's so proud about it! :)

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  12. Lovely! Happy Birthday to your little fella. Z is 4 this year too, starts school in September and I am not sure I am ready :-)

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    1. Thank you. I don't know if we're ever ready for their constant growing up? :)

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  13. What a fine chap. C is four in June, they are just mess, energy and cuddles aren't they?

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  14. Belated birthday wishes to the birthday boy! What a bundle of fun! Make the most of these last few months before school hits! xx

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  15. Very, very belated HAPPY BIRTHDAY to him. So sorry I have been so late commenting - life has been so full on of late. Just love that you got him a punch bag and gloves. Still can't get over how much energy he has - he's such a wonderful little boy! My hats off to you for getting through these early years with just yourself and two on tow - you have a lovely family. XXX.

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  16. Happy Birthday to your little man!! and what a gorgeous little man he is too :)

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    1. Thank you - he is a rascal but he is gorgeous :)

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  17. What a delightful boy.
    I hope his life is a good one.
    I'm sure he will face challanges, as all three of you will.
    But, as I said, what a delightful special young man.

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