Tuesday, November 17, 2015

This brought tears to my eyes...

I was just flicking through Charlie's French book and saw what he has been doing in class...

"J'ai un frére et une soeur qui s'appellent Will et Rosie."
("I have a brother and a sister called Will and Rosie.")

It might sound stupid and unbelievable, but for years and years I have wondered what Charlie would write about his siblings when he started learning a second language at secondary school.

I remember starting to learn French, and being taught how to say that I had two brothers and one sister when I was his age. I always wondered what he would say.

Before we had Rosie, I wondered if he would just say he was an only child.
When she was born, I wondered if he would just say he had a sister.
Then I wondered if I should teach him how to say: "I have a brother, but he died."

Though it has crossed my mind many times over the years, I've never actually spoken to him about it.

I needn't have worried. Will always has been, and always will be as real to Charlie as Rosie is.
No question about it.
Will may not be here with us, but he is most definitely still Charlie's big brother.

"J'ai un frére et une soeur qui s'appellent Will et Rosie."

How I love my children.
All three of them.

Thursday, November 05, 2015

Happy Birthday Charlie!

Well, I can't quite believe it, but my handsome boy turns 12 today.
The past dozen years have passed in the blink of an eye.
We're so proud of him, and he is so very loved.
Happy Birthday, and Many Happy Returns to the best boy in the whole, wide world! xxx

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

He's behind you!

Can't beat a half-term trip to the Dr Who Experience!

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Monday, October 12, 2015

Taking her new dolly for a ride on her new bike!

Sent from my iPhone

Happy Birthday Rosie!

I'm a couple of days late, because we had a totally manic weekend, but our gorgeous girl turned FOUR on Saturday!
I can't believe how the time has flown - my baby definitely isn't a baby any more.
She had such a lovely weekend - presents in the morning, then we picked Nanny up from the station and went to a local kids' café for a party.
A dozen little friends came to join in the fun, and everybody had a great time!
Rosie really enjoyed herself and had so many lovely presents. She really has been thoroughly spoiled.
She's very excited to be four (although she did ask me this morning how many sleeps it is until she's five!! Hard to imagine she'll be a school by her next birthday...)
So Happy Birthday to our wonderful little Rosie. Have a great year being four! xxx

Monday, October 05, 2015

Minion Rosie!

Rosie had a birthday party to go to at the weekend, with a Minion fancy dress theme - so she was very pleased to be able to use her Minion fart gun! I thought her costume turned out pretty well for minimal effort!
It's hard to believe that it'll be HER birthday next weekend. I can't quite get to grips with my baby turning four. She's growing up so fast.