Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Happy Birthday, our Kid.

Happy 3rd Birthday to our big, little, loud, Noah. Last week was filled with birthday celebrations as Noah turned 3 and I turned 31. Our birthdays are only 2 days apart. 3 years ago he arrived as my early little b'day gift! 

He is just about the most annoying child you've ever met in your life. Boy, can this kid kick up a stink. He has no shame. He'll lie down right in the middle of a supermarket and have a full on tantrum, leaving me very red faced. Some days, especially when he's tired or coming down with something, strops are frequent. And demands are come so often that he hasn't even finished his question before he starts into the next one...
"Mummy, can I have toast and butter and chocolate spread and milk, and play iPad... and Mummy, can I please watch Team Umizoomi ... Mummy I want to go to Playschool now"

The thing is if I say no to any of the requests he'll just say "no, but..." and ask again. What if I say yes? Well. He just asks the same thing again until he gets what he wants. So... there's plenty of "Noah, I said YES!" It drives me and my husband bonkers! 

Noah also got his first report card. It stated he spoke clearly but he was very quietly spoken. Oh how I laughed. Noah. Quietly spoken. We call him 'foghorn'. Because, well, it's pretty self-explanatory. 

But how we adore him. He is the sweetest little guy. Do you know what he says to me a thousand times a day? 

"Mummy, I luz you. You my whole world".

And that never gets old.

And he adores his little sister. He never takes anything off her. He only gives. He asks to hold her many many times during the day. And he tells me how much he loves her on a regular basis. Everything she does his "so cute" and he only wants to make her happy. Oh how he loves to hear her laugh. He is just the best big brother.

Look at that face. I can't ever stay mad for long. He might be hard work but he is adorable and so so funny. Happy birthday, our pet. 

As for my birthday, my husband made me an amazing birthday picnic and we went to my favourite spot to eat it. What a guy, eh? 

Jack is knackered. He's so ready for a break. Only 3 days left until the summer holidays, guys! I bet you're all as excited and thankful as us! 

Today was good. Today was fun. Tomorrow is another one.
-Dr Seuss


  1. Lovely! Happy Birthday! So magical!

  2. I just adore these photographs :D What a lovely feel to them and a great sense of family #MySundayphoto

  3. Happy birthday Noah and what a fun picnic spot you found. Looks lovely out there. I hope Noah soon bounces back when school finishes, I think all mine are ready for the holidays now too.

    Thank you for sharing with me on #CountryKids, please do remember to check out some of the other posts lined up too.

  4. Such beautiful photos! And your stories about Noah made my heart happy. Especially how he loves his sister so much. Happy birthday to both of you! #Sundaysinmycity

  5. Happy birthday to little Noah. He sounds like quite a character


  6. Such gorgeous photography and Happy Birthday Noah! What a lovely early birthday present he was for you and so adorable that he loves his younger sister so.

    Just popping over from Country Kids
    Laura x

  7. You're right, I really can't wait till the holidays! But how cute are your brood....gorgeous. #countrykids

  8. Peeking through things is what kids do well, and this gate is the perfect backdrop. #MySundayPhoto