Happy First Birthday To You, My Boy.



The garden, the best playground for a little boy.



On October the 24th we celebrated our baby boys first birthday. A whole 365 days young. This little man of ours has brought so much love into our home, we are truly blessed to have welcomed him in our lifes journey. He wakes up smiling, laughs so easily at all and sundry, happy after a long adventurous day to cuddle with good night hugs and prayers before he lay in his cot ready to slip into his pleasant dream land.





Mr and I were up till the wee hours of the night baking his chocolate cake, we decided on a construction party theme. Not only is his grand-pops a Diesel Mechanic working on machines such as Diggers but it was a boy theme we hadn’t done yet after 14 years of ‘boy party’ planning. It was a fun filled day with water slides, braai and good friends (seeing as of the 14 million people living in Gauteng – not a single one is family !!) Happy Birthday our little man – we love you to the moon and back, always.


Digger Cake – Icing a fresh chocolate cake was no childs play.



An Unexpected Blessing


Sometimes in life we get unexpected blessings that change ones life in many ways. For 14 years I still battle with the tragic passing of my sister Debbie on October, 24th 1997. A day for me every year I replay receiving that 2am knock on my door that would change my life forever. Last year October 24th 2011, we welcomed our baby boy, Ethan into this world. Ethan was due November 16th but his early arrival on such a significant day to me, has replaced that day with such happiness, joy and love. An unexpected way of healing and acceptance for me. I know in passing the heavens Debbie and Ethan have met. Introducing – Our amazing baby boy who has brought us so much closer and blessed our lives even more & continues to overflow our home with love. Mommy, Daddy and your very protective big brothers, love and adore you immensely. Thank you for choosing us to be your parents and to share in your life’s journey. Holding hands forever. Debs, he is beautiful indeed.
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