Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Four

With the sun shining and a refreshing breeze blowing, yesterday we celebrated our big boy's 4th birthday. A bundle of close friend's and family came along to add to the spirit of the occasion and be there to share in the very special memories created. Being a 'just after Christmas/New Year baby', I am particularly conscious of how easy it would be to overlook 'party time' when it comes to Angus' birthday. So for this reason I try to make a significant effort and hope to continue the tradition always.

For months now, he has been super excited about turning four (even though half of the time he actually thinks he's turning five, like some of his friends already have). This birthday is the first one he has actually talked about, waited for and understood the concept of, in his young life. Seeing that passion and spark warms the cockles of my heart. While at times he can be bossy, self righteous and disobedient, he really is growing into such a beautiful boy. A kindness and sensitivity to him that belies his years. And as I reflect on the precious day fours years ago, when he first graced our lives, one comment remains strong in my mind. A few hours old, with his Mama still decidedly groggy, he opened his eyes and looked at the lovely midwife on duty. "This one has been here before" she whispered to me, "there is wisdom in those sparkling eyes". I doubt I'll ever forget that moment. 
















25 comments:

  1. He looks SO big! Happy Birthday Angus x

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  2. Happy birthday little (big) Angus!

    You are more beautiful every day!

    xox

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  3. Ooh a very happy birthday to your beautiful boy and to you Mama!
    That cake is fabulous!! Looks like a very happy day. xx

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  4. Oh how gorgeous!

    Happy birthday Angus!

    So envious you got to enjoy the day outdoors. We on the otherhand were cooped up inside trying to avoid the blazing sun.

    It looks like a wonderful day!

    Kate
    xxx

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  5. Wow, looks wonderful Julie, best Bday wishes to Angus....4 is such a fun learning age, exciting times :)

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  6. Happy birthday to your little big man xo

    P.s was that your handy work with the cake - very impressive - I bet those sparkling eyes lit up when he saw it

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  7. Aww - bless him!!
    Happy, happy birthday Angus.
    What a very special four year old you have there.
    Well done, Mum.
    Love that cake too.
    :-) x

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  8. Ooooh, what a beautiful birthday party for your beautiful boy - loving all the happiness shining in those little eyes!

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  9. Oh Happy 4th Birthday to your big boy, that cake is fabulous.x

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  10. Happy Birthday Angus, sending big Muddy Love your way from all of us here xoxox
    Love the photos J!

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  11. Happy 4th Birthday Angus! xx

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  12. Happy Birthday Gorgeous Boy!!!

    I got goosebumps reading this Julie...it brought to mind all the births I was blessed to present at when training as a Midwife :)

    x

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  13. Birthday wishes to Angus, what a big little man! I love birthday celebrations, what a way to make our littlies feel special. :)

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  14. Happy happy birthday Angus! Great job on the cake Julie! Big birthday hugs for you both!

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  15. My little guy will turn four this year. They get so big so fast! Love the Cars cake. My son would love it too!

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  16. Happy Birthday to your gorgeous man and good on you for being aware of the potential for his birthday being 'lost' as its so close to Christmas. My dad has a Jan 4 birth date and says he always missed out on a proper celebration, sometimes getting an early present on Christmas day to replace a real birthday gift. Great job on the cake too!! Mel x

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  17. What a touching moment with your newborn babe and the midwife...goosebumps for sure! And I'm sure those big eyes get you every moment you look into them. Gorgeous pics. Happy Birthday little man : ) Alison xo

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  18. That cake is amazing! Happy #4, looks like the perfect celebration;) x

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  19. Happy birthday to Angus! Looks like it was a great day with lots of fun had by all. What a beautiful thing the midwife said to you upon his birth - very special.

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  20. Happy Happy Birthday little Angus I can see Mummys smile through these beautiful photos. Love this post my friend so very special from the heart. Hope everyday is amazing just like this one.

    Always Wendy

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  21. belated birthday wishes to angus and a happy new year to you all julie. hope all is well. look forward to catching up with your posts this year. xo

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  22. A huge Happy Birthday to Angus. I have some wonderful catch up reading to do here today. I have missed visiting your blog over my break.
    Happy New year hun - I hope 2012 is just amazing for you. xxx

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  23. Love the cake Julie! Clever you. Happy birthday to Angus. Minx had the little yellow dress - brings back memories x

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  24. Look like a gorgeous party! Hope you are enjoying the summer holidays Julie.
    I just got back from my summer break so I'm catching up all the lovely posts I've missed!
    x
    Melissah from Coastal Style

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