I really do wonder how we went from this:
And here we are, three years later, with a little boy who is growing up fast, finding his own identity, stamping his independence – and surprising me every day with his warmth and kindness.
Not forgetting the tantrums, sleep deprived nights (still!), blow-outs, fall-outs – and guilt trips (Archie was still telling anyone who would listen at his party today that his fall from the climbing frame which broke his arm was in part my fault!).
Ah, the life of a parent really is a roller-coaster!
But, for the fun, the pride, the joy, the laughter, the challenges, the conundrums and the love that this kiddo brings into my life, I have just one thing to say:
HAPPY BIRTHDAY little man. To use on of your own favourite phrases: “I love you more than chips”!
And a little personal thank you to the lovely as always Lee, AKA Mr Marvel, who you see in the party video and who made Archie’s birthday party so memorable today.