Saturday, 13 August 2011

Happy 1st Birthday

Proud Mum and Dad

My first cuddle with him
It's my baby boy's 1st Birthday today! A year ago today at 13.24 he arrived into the world, ready to shake our lives up a bit. As I am sure you already know, we are in Florida at the moment but we fly back today (or technically tomorrow for me). So he will be celebrating his special day with a Ponderosa breakfast, cake at lunch and a 9 hour flight home to Scotland.

I'm full of mixed emotion because I am so happy to be celebrating the first year of his life but I am also a bit sad that it has gone so fast and that I will be returning to work in one weeks time.

I wrote him a little poem for his birthday card and I thought I would share it with you. I am not much of a poet and I hated poetry at school so I am well aware that it isn't great but it's the sentiment that counts . . .

This last year has been a whirlwind with tears and laughter too
The good times have been many and they were all because of you

The first six months were tricky and it’s hard for me to say
But I spent most of them crying and trying hard to pray

I hoped to find a cure for colic and take your pain away
But the agony inside you was determined to stay

We gave you the name ‘Grumpinator’ as you were always in a mood
And the only thing the cheered you up was the sight and smell of food

The day we started weaning, the grumping became less
But then along came teething to put my patience to the test

But now you are so happy and it’s so nice to see
That a happier and cheerier boy, there could never be

It’s as though someone scooped out all the pain and replaced it all with joy
You truly are amazing, my sweet adorable boy

Your beautiful smile melts my heart as it stands out from the crowd
To know I helped create you makes me feel so very proud

So as we celebrate your first birthday I just wanted you to know
Just how glad I am to know you and that I love you so.

Happy birthday my wee darling!

Safari Fun at Busch Gardens

Having loads of laughs is what we do best! 


  1. Happy Birthday JC! Hope you got lots of pressies xx

  2. Thanks Karen, he will have to wait until his birthday party for most of his pressies but he does have a few here. He's a lucky boy! x

  3. Ahhh that's a very sweet poem and something he'll be able to read over in years to come. Happy birthday to your little boy :)

  4. Jojosocalledlife14 August 2011 at 19:53

    that is so cute!!! xxxxxxxx

  5. Hope you all had a great time celebrating on holiday. Lovely idea for a poem as he can look back on it when he is older too. Very sweet :)

  6. Sarah MacFarlane15 August 2011 at 00:42

    A very Happy Birthday! xxx

  7. workinglondonmummy20 August 2011 at 16:38

    Aww happy birthday - it goes by fast doesnt it ! x

  8. Belated Happy Birthday to your wee man Claire.  Sorry but I've been AWOL again lately so I missed this.  Are you still in Florida?  xx

  9. Wow one already, congratulations. A beautiful post with gorgeous words and photos xx


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