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Dear Ellis


Today, you turn 5, which as you told me last night is "So very old".  I find it hard to believe that 5 years ago today you shot into this world with very little warning and a 1.5 hour labour.

Start as you mean to continue, hey?

I can not believe my luck at having you in my life.  You are so smart and funny.  Your Lego skills are crazy good, as is your breakdancing (Your knock knock jokes do leave something to be desired, though. Always having "Ellis with a jelly on top" as the punchline does wear out).

You are THE BEST big brother I know. I can not believe how much love and understanding you show those two crazy babies.

I am so very blessed to have known you for these last 5 years.  Thank you.





Theobug at 1


My goodness.  It breaks my heart in ways I didn't know were possible when I think about the fact that Theo turns one today.  The immensity of the last year and the suddeness of his arrival in our lives.  I can not believe I cried so much over such a joyous boy. 

But there you go, whether I want it to hapen or not, he is 1. Fun and funny.  Full of bounce and energy.  His greatest loves are food and his family. I look at him some days and I feel like I don't know him at all and other times, it seems like he was always here, practicing his love of throwing, kissing and climbing for as long as I have been a mama. 



Georgia At 2

My goodness.  I can not believe she is 2.  It seems like only yesterday I was writing this and then moments later, this.  


And now, I have a Georgia.


A feisty, articulate, dress-hating little person who is always dirty and usually up to something.

A little girl who has taught me more about toddler mischief than I really ever needed to know - "splashing" in a puddle of tinned tomatoes on the livingroom floor and crawling  out of the window naked and running down the street remain my two favourites. 



Her ability to wrap Harrison men around her little finger is legendary, as are her "knock knock" jokes. She loves cake, climbing, puddles, dirt and her brothers.

Every day she makes me laugh louder and harder than I ever knew I could. 


Happy Birthday, little girl. I love you.