Moments that mattered 2013
Wow what a year 2013 was! For me it started with sadness at the loss of my father in September of 2012 but things soon improved with my first mothers day in March. It might not seem like much but to me it meant the world, Jack means so much to me and to have a day all about being his Mummy after such a rubbish start to the year was lovely.
In July Daddy, Grandma, Jack and myself visited Vale royal falconry centre in Cheshire for my birthday experience day. My birthday is in October but with Dad dying things got put on hold. Jack was going to be babysat by his Nanny but again plans don’t always work so he ended up coming along too. We all had a great day flying the birds and Jack loved meeting Dennis the eagle owl and Willow the little owl. By the evening Jack could hardly keep his eyes open and I wasn’t far behind him.
A few days later was Jacks first birthday, we had a lovely bbq while trying to keep cool in the heat wave. Jack had a mountain of presents including chuggington pajamas, chuggington boxset and even a chuggington cake. We blew bubbles with his cousins and played on Daddys space hopper and even managed to squeeze in an afternoon nap in the hammock. Its hard to believe how quickly his first year of life flew past and I am now planning for his second birthday.
By the end of July we were off to the Heckington show in Sleaford, Lincolnshire. This was Jacks first experience of village fairs so it was only right we started with the biggest and the best. There was plenty to see and do with rides and events, stalls of every description and lots of livestock. We watched the heavy horse display (my favourite) and Jack was shaking with excitement watching the steam saw mill in action, Grandma then treated us to springbok and wildebeest burgers and we set off to the showground to watch the band, fireworks and spitfire fly over. Unfortunately the flyover was cancelled due to bad weather so with everyone very tired we came home earlier than planned. We can’t wait for this years show now Jack is walking and running.
In November Jack learnt to walk. He had been building up suspense for over a week by cruising round the furniture then letting go but it happened when I wasnt paying attention. Bent down to put a film on for him when he lets go of the chair and walked about 5 steps towards me and gave me a massive hug. He had the biggest grin on his face as if to say “I did it Mummy”. Now theres no stopping him from walking, running and even jumping, my little monkey.
Last but by no means least was Jacks second Christmas, no first Christmas decorations or keepsakes but in some ways it was more special this time. On his first Christmas Jack was only 5 months and spent most of it asleep or being fed, this year was like a mini tornado had entered the room. The presents, the fun, the excitement and the look on his little face when he opened a new chuggington stack track and a full set of chuggers.
I cant wait to see what 2014 will bring.
This is my entry to the Lloyds bank ‘Moments that mattered 2013’ bloggers competition.