Remember this handsome fella?
Well here he is a year later. Yes, "Baby J" hits the big 1!
So, I'm thinking to myself as I decorate the house the night before, is it really a year ago since I was carrying a huge bump at the front, alcohol free for almost 9 months, pining to be glamourous and already planning for the new life ahead of us?
JB turning 1 is indeed a mile stone, not just for him bless, but for us as a family. Little Fella now has a fully fledged playmate (hum, kind of, the rolling over his head thing is still unsettling), and Big Fella and I now have 2 bone fida boys (I always thought I'd have girls, and before you ask, no, there will be no more...I'm very happy with my lot thank you).
Anyway, up early (nothing new there then) and it's present time. Big Fella (and big bro) is also having a happy birthday "helping" his little brother open the presents...it's total carnage!
I take a deep breath and TRY not to worry about the mess, but who am I kidding, it's driving me insane, and there's a party to prepare for.
Little Fella has reached his excitement threshold and is going into meltdown, so we quickly get the bubble machine out in the garden, and I don't know who's producing more bubbles, the machine, or Little Fella now the bottle top's come off!
Thank goodness for that damned bubble machine and it's batteries (!)
You know, I love parties, kids parties and I love going to other people's parties, but I am totally rubbish at doing a dinner party. But a kids party, well, I think I'm just about on top of it. It means I can indulge in all the things I'd wished for as a kid...
...it looks like daddy does too.
Anyway, JB is having a ball and so is Little Fella (I think I'm gonna have to change his name, he's not so "little" anymore), and now nanny and grandad, mamo and aunty T have arrived, I open a bottle of wine hooray! My reward for looking and feeling knackered after a year of looking after 2 boys! Big Fella joins me, and we know it's all worth it.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY BABY J! XXXX