Friday, January 02, 2009

Day 731

That was then and this is now.

You are our monkey, that's for sure, but you're also our neat one with lovely manners who thanks mummy for dinner each night and puts mum's coffee cup back on the sink. We meet some little ones who don't say much, but you speak in sentences now so we have a third chatty bird in the family.

You're going through a real mum stage nd I can't walk more than a foot away without your little face crumpling as if I'm going to leave you forever. I know it's only a phase, but it can feel too much at times, although today I am all too aware that before long you'll be running off without a backwards glance. There are no more babes to come for our little family, so we must make the most of these days.

It's a big year for us Leila, with Ella off to school next month we will have so much more time together, just the two of us. I know we'll both miss big sister terribly, but I'm excited about having more time with you, my baby.

Happy Birthday gorgeous one.


t h a i t r a i t said...

Lovely tribute! Happy Birthday, Leila.

KikiMiss said...

As I've said before.....just how I feel too. This will be the beginning of a new relationship with my Miss 2 I feel.

Kym said...

Happy birthday Leila!

My mum has told me a few times that her favourite early parenting years were once I (the older child) was at school. I'm curious about how this new year will unfold for our family too, with my first child off to kinder for part of each week.