It's mid way through October and I am putting my head up to say I'm still alive. I know that I say this every year but how does the time go past so quickly? Seriously, when I was a kid Christmas seemed to take f-o-r-e-v-e-r, but not now, no sooner am I just about recovered from the past years festivities and it's here again. One would be mistaken if you thought that after 49 and a bit times I would be getting better at the whole planning and organising of stuff. Nup! Therefore I am trying to learn to ease up on myself and accept that things will not be change. However I can see that as we-the bloke and I age it will be our kids who will take over the running of the festivities We can just help and roll along to the events.
This December we will be lucky enough to celebrate with another gorgeous baby. Our eldest daughter is adding to her family and her little cherub is due early December. Number one son will have a sibling and we are all very excited. Being a grandparent is one of life's rewards. I love babies and hope for plenty more. Not for myself but grand babies.
Another great thing happening this year is that all our family will be here in one spot. This will be great.
In August we celebrated Jacob's first birthday. He had a great little party with some of his friends. His clever mama made him a big teddy cake, which tasted yummy.
In other news, a few weeks back the bloke came in from the garden to tell me that a funny white flower had popped its head out down the back. I can't walk that far so he took some pics for me to see it. I was happy to see it because it was a peace lily. After mum died in August 2010 we got some of her bulbs and the bloke had just bought them home, chucked them in the ground and forgotten about them. In her birth and death month three years later they emerged where they had been gathering strength to go on again. Life delivers beautiful messages like that.
Love and miss you mum