Sam and Leo turned three today! It seems such a short time ago I waddled into the operating theatre, terrified but excited to finally met my little boys. The kids birthdays make me feel really nostalgic about the kids growing up. In appearance the boys are incredibly similar but they are definitely developing very different characters. Here a little birthday tribute to the little things that make my gorgeous boys so different.
- You have a cheeky face that always looks like you are up to something (you usually are).
- You love owls and have two cuddly ones to sleep with.
- You are a little bit scared of the dark.
- You love dogs and love to stroke our neighbour’s cat.
- When I come home you say “mummy I found you.”
- You are a fearless climber, this quite often scares the life out of me.
- You love to get stuck in with bigger kids at the playground.
- You always say sorry even if something is not your fault
- You have a little bit of a temper and will shout if you get frustrated or annoyed.
- You do a really good impression of a robot.
- You absolutely hate fish fingers.
- Your favourite phrase is where are we going?
- You lean in close to me to do an Eskimo kiss
- You tell us you are a big boy every day.
- You think it is hilarious to sneak up to me or Rolando and give us a massive lick on the cheek.
- You like to eat purple grapes and give the green ones to Sam.
We had a family day out on Sunday so that Sofia could be involved – she was at school on the boys actual birthday. We visited Shepreth Wildlife Park for the afternoon. The kids really enjoyed the animal encounters talk and had the chance to stroke some animals. I was not too enamoured with the hissing cockroach and turned down the offer of holding it. Sam and Leo had a little stroke of a rat (which made Rolando squirm). We all enjoyed seeing the otters being fed, especially the little tricks that they do like fetching a ball and going down a slide.
We bought a fantastic train set table (it was pre-loved but still amazing). Luckily we got organised to set it up last night as it took a little longer than we thought it would. There was a moment when we were testing the theory how many adults does it take to assemble a train set.
The boys faces lit up when they saw it and it kept them entertained for a lot of the day – Granddad also got stuck in. The boys also loved the Octonauts figures that Sofia had chosen for them. It was so sweet that she wanted to contribute her pocket money to buy them herself. Another hit was the plastic animal figures although there was a bit of scuffle over who got the baby elephant.
Super hero pizza party
We celebrated this evening with my family by having a superhero birthday tea. The boys and Sofia had cool superhero t-shirts (Primark specials). We also got some cute superhero decorations and masks in John Lewis to add an extra super hero touch. Rolando made us lovely homemade pizzas and we had cartoon cakes.
It’s been a roller coaster three years. We definitely deserve a little glass of something this evening to toast getting this far!