Can't believe my tiny baby was born 5 years ago tomorrow (Monday). Today we spent some time with Nanny & Pop & he got to wear the 'birthday hat', we blew out candles & we had a lovely simple lunch of chicken & salad & bread rolls. My little wee one is growing up before my eyes.
He is full of all kinds of funny sayings. When he is trying to tell me something is happening next week he'll say "yesterday, the next day"...he is loving Prep, he loves numbers, he tries to answer his sister's Year 2 mental homework, he loves mud, & mess, he loves jumping castles, he loves playing with the boys especially "Jacob-my-friend" - which is what he ALWAYS calls him (lol) - his best mate, he loves watching footy with Dad, he loves skeletons & superheros & lego & funny shows & all kinds of "boy" things - which are so fascinating to Mum, having watched no boys growing up!! It is such a joy listening to his tales, watching his boundless energy & his love of all things "boy", without needing guidance he gravitates towards jumping castles & cars & balls & sport etc. It's such a joy watching him sit with D, looking up at him with adoration in his eyes, or that intense wonder at trying to learn what it is to be male...hooray for little boys!
Tomorrow - fingers crossed - Eric goes to Sydney aquarium with his Dad. When D was ill in hospital Eric used to pray at bedtime that one day he could go on a train to the city & go to the aquarium with Dad. It's been cancelled about 9 times to date for various reasons so I really hope they get to go tomorrow.
Bonnie has been a bit narky & has seems to have a large amount of complaints today. This afternoon she's been snuggled up in a blanket. Nan & Pop just left to go home & I felt her forehead - HOT HOT HOT. She's running a temp the poor little thing. She's been so weary today - NO WONDER!!!!!!!! I'll keep her home tomorrow - much to her delight! (Much to my horror after planning a free day.) But that is what being a mum is about...loving kids through their hard days & the good. So Eric turns 5 & goes into the city with Dad, I'll be here nursing Miss Sickie. How I love them all...