Tip one: Don’t worry about what your friends think.
Tip two: Valentine’s Day isn’t just about romance, it’s about showing the people in you life that you love them. This includes a nice card or phone call to your nana’s.
Tip three: If you buy a last minute card from 7-11 and some bullshit chocolates, there’s nothing wrong with that but she will know.
Tip four: Thoughtfulness, sentiment and memories go along way, a lot further than money.
Tip five: Valentine’s Day changes as you get older. Grandiose gestures are a young man’s game so make sure you have a go.
Tip six: Women love romance, if she says Valentine’s Day is a waste of time or money, she is probably fibbing. Everybody needs and wants to feel loved.
Tip seven: Unrequited love is horrible, but having loved and lost is better than never loving at all. Don’t be scared. If she says no, you can live with mummy forever ❤️❤️❤️ as long as you pay board and clean up after yourself X
Love you my darling, cannot believe you are 18 months old in 4 days xxx
See this gorgeous little thing…. This beautiful little cheeky Angel… He is amazing… Take a good look, but don’t get too close… Or he will slap the crap out of you, laugh his little ass off and proudly walk away.
You see, my boy is now 15 months old, and he rules our little world. Harrison does what he wants to do when he wants to do it. But we wouldn’t have it any other way… As his slaps are slowly becoming bites…
He is my big hearted little koala baby, very much mummies boy at the moment….with Daddy’s little facials, and Denis the Menace’s tendency to innocently break most things he comes into contact with.
He is exhausting…And I’m loving every minute 😊 xxxx
Love you baby xxx
Your daddy and I have just ran the most amazing marathon…. Well that’s how it feels.
We have seen things running this marathon that we could never of imagined. Some of it we don’t remember being in a haze of exhaustion… And some, the most beautiful sights a human being could imagine…
Everything about us has changed. Our relationship, our friendships, our beliefs, our priorities and our view on life.
Luckily for us we had the most fabulous cheer squad on our sideline, who advised us, supported us and cheered us on. Some of them even ran parts of the marathon for us so that we could have a rest.
And my darling, it’s only now, tonight, the eve of your first birthday, that I realize it’s not a marathon at all…
We are living a life all over again, through the eyes of a beautiful boy. A boy that has parts of me, and parts of the man I love more than anything… And he is the most perfect thing.
You are my heart, my love, my everything.
Happy birthday my sweetheart x
My dear Harry,
I hope this photo stays true forever.
I hope your days are filled with light, and warmth and sun.
I hope you’re taking in new and wonderful sights and sounds and feelings.
I hope you will always look forward in anticipation and excitement … And never look back.
I hope I’m always close enough to help you if you need it but far enough to sometimes let you go.
I hope I’m around to enjoy your life’s journey with you.
I hope I’m there to watch dad help you, like Grandad helped us today.
I hope dad keeps mowing our lawn 😉 and we can always sit and enjoy watching him. Together.
*At 6:45pm, December 2014… you sat on my lap, looked up to me and said.. Mumma… My resolutions for 2015 are to roll on my belly and back, to eat real person food, to walk, to start swimming lessons and most importantly… to say Mumma…
To which I replied, you go Glen Coco, you go…
(I don’t think you will get how funny this line is as when you read this, the movie it was written in will be over 30 years old… MY GOD)
Anyhoo… you are ripping through them at a scarily fast rate… its only Jan
Rolling on your belly and back.. CHECK
(I do have videos of you doing these things but I’m too much of a tight ass to pay for the Premium package so I can’t upload movies, so ask me when you read this and ill dig them up… from wherever we store movie files in 2035… MYYY GOODDD)
Eating real Person food…CHECK
Growing a full moustache… Check…
Cannot wait to see what the rest of the year has in store for you my beautiful boy xxx
Mummy lesson: Don’t put an old dusty bib on a baby whilst feeding him pureed food…
*This story could be heavily embellished
So this is Christmas
And what have you done?
You peed on my toothbrush
Like a mini spray gun.
And so this is Christmas
You can roll on your tum,
You kicked me like a ninja
And I fell on my bum
A very merry Christmas
You’re getting big son
You eat pureed food now
And a full bottle when you’re done
And so this is Christmas
What did Santa Claus bring?
Just a towel and a cuddle
Cause the wrapping’s more interesting
A very merry Christmas
It was a lovely summers day,
Loved seeing the family
Oli, Luca and Rosie Mae
And so this is Christmas
Now in the car we go
Off to Nannies and Poppies
All your presents in tow
You’re our blessing this Christmas
You’re our world and our joy
Merry first baby xmas
Happy new year my boy xxx
At the risk of oversharing, your Dad and I knew we wanted babies sometime after our European honeymoon. We were very lucky and fell the first month of trying.
Your Dad and I were living with Nanna Rob and Grandad during the early stages of our pregnancy. Dad would have to turn our telly up loud to hide the fact that I was vomiting in the upstairs toilet. Your Nanna would yell: “Are you two deaf? Turn down that bloody television.” She felt bad about this once we had told her what we were doing 🙂
I’ll never forget the day we told your grandparents we were having you. When we told Nana Sue and Poppy G they were so elated that they cried. Especially Poppy G, he balled like a little sooky girl. Make sure you tell him I told you this.
The moment we saw you on screen at 12 weeks was pretty amazing. You were treating Mumma’s uterus like a mini slip and slide and smashing out tiny little baby leg presses. So full of energy and so full of life.
The Sonographer thoroughly enjoyed petrifying your Mumma. Some of my favourite lines;
- WOW! big bubba
- That measure can’t be right
- Geez bub has a big little belly! (this makes no sense)…
- This kid will be at least 4kgs
Not knowing your gender was tough for Mumma dearest. I am as nosy as a lying Pinocchio and love to be organised, but I had to respect that Dad wanted the surprise.
Within hours of your birth, I was in recovery and you were with Dad in the nursery. The Nurses went out of their way to come over and tell me they thought you were the most beautiful baby they had ever seen.
Your Dad and I have spent a lot of money over the last 5 years seeing what others had deemed the most beautiful places in the world. But my dear boy, the first time the Nurse placed you in my arms, you looked at me as if you had known me for a lifetime, and finalIy, I had seen the most beautiful thing I could ever imagine.
Life lesson for Mumma:
Making the decision to have a child is a momentous moment: it is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body – Elizabeth Stone