Happy Birthday! Four today


Happy Birthday Boys!

two little monkeys, days old sleeping in the same moses basket. Happy birthday boysI truly cannot believe that the boys are four today.  Yeah I know what you are thinking – all parents say it – but it is true that is all passes by so quickly.

One minute you are looking at two blue lines on a stick and before you know where you are, you are filling out school applications.  How did that happen?

A post will follow looking at some of the fun stuff the boys got up to on their birthday.  However, for this post I wanted to wish my beautiful boys a happy birthday.

The Third Year

This year has seen a lot of changes for us all, after being a stay-at-home mum for three years, I rejoined the world of work once more.  It took a little while to get into the swing of it but we soon settled into our usual routine.

We enjoyed a lovely christmas at home with my parents, followed by a fun New Year at the boys Aunt and Uncles.

We enjoyed a holiday to Bavaria, a trip to Scotland and a fun trip to London.

Over the year the boys have mastered their bikes, started to write their name and made some lovely friends at kindergarten.

I wrote a couple of short letters to the boys on their special day and thought I would share them with you.

To L

I am so proud of you.  You have overcome so much in your short life and always bounce back.  However, your tough exterior doesn’t fool me.  All the time people say to me what a tough cookie you are, and they are right.  But…sometimes you do find things tough.  I feel thankful every day that you turn to me, arms outstretched shouting ‘cuddle’ whenever you need that extra reassurance.

You are active and always full of fun.  You always need to be on the go.

Whenever you are up to mischief you just smile at me, showing those cute dimples and I am a goner.  So hard to stay annoyed with you when you look at me like that.

I hope that your 4th year is full of fun and happiness.  It is a big year ahead.  We will move house and you still start school.  I am sure you will tackle both with enthusiasm and a little hint of mischief.

Dig, dig, digging 💕❤️

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To D

I have never known a child to have such a kind heart as you.  You are always so concerned when others are sad, wanting to comfort them.  I have lost count of the amount of times you have asked me with concerned eyes why a baby is crying or a child is sad.

You feel things so deeply and with such passion.  Your kindness shines out your beautiful blue eyes with sparkle.

You love to help and are my partner-in-crime when needing to do chores, wonder if that will continue as you get older??

Your cuddles have now become legendary, with the squeeze cuddles reserved for those special to you.  I am thankful to get a squeeze cuddle multiple times a day.

I hope your fourth year will be full of fun and wonder.  Again a big year ahead for you, moving and starting school.  I know you will make friends easily, you have such an easy charm with people.

Having fun at the party yesterday. Lovely to hang out with good friends. Missing London, not long until we are home 😟

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Happy Birthday L and D!  We love you!

As two little monkeys sit side-by-side on a horse and cart, a mum wonders how four years passed so quickly. Happy 4th Birthday!


  1. September 13, 2016 / 6:30 pm

    Oh thats such a nice post, happy birthday to your boys….Enjoy, as you said they grow up so fast!!!

  2. September 14, 2016 / 3:18 pm

    Happy birthday boys! I love these letters to them, it’s lovely to read about their different personalities and the things you love about each of them. They maybe twins, but their personalities are so individual, just like all siblings. I hope they had a fun day X
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  3. September 16, 2016 / 6:58 pm

    What sweet lovely little ones you have and such a lovely letter. Happy birthday!!!! xx

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