But it's funny. In saying this, it wasn't super easy. There were hard times, there really was! But because it was that long ago and now with the 3 babies at once........it's hard to say it was hard!
He used to have this funny way of crawling - with one leg out to the side! I showed him today and he laughed and laughed!
He was my 'test' baby, and I sure did test him! At about 6 months I had him sitting on our bench right next to me while I made his breakfast. He toppled forward, thankfully doing a flip and landed on the tiles on his bum. Swaddled in a cloth nappy, he didn't hurt himself but that was my first 000 call and it was scary!
Hi first smile! At his Grandi :)
First camping trip up the beach. He was so good even though it was freezing!
Watching the footy with Daddy
One of my all time favourite photos of him. Playing with the hose in the summer heat
And one of my favourite photos of both of us together. We have the same eyes.
This was one of the best moments! Daniel and I had come back from our first ever night away from him, just before Christmas. He was s excited to see us he walked! And we got it on camera!
This was just after Christmas and the first time he had walked again!
And then, all of a sudden, his world changed. His sister had arrived. He was smitten.
He takes after his Daddy - loves fishing!
He really was a good big brother. He had this little girl following him around and loving him. Oh, yes, there were fights, but nothing like now!
Hi first time riding his bike without training wheels! Woohoo!
First day of school
He was so excited - and so ready. A really well rounded child. I was very proud of the way he was when I sent him off to school. Sometimes it's hard being a teacher. You know all the things that your child should know/have to make their job easier and to make your child's schooling easier.....and that puts the pressure on.....but I shouldn't have been worried.
Such a proud little sister!!
A real go get 'em little boy, as you can see. He loves exploring, sports, motorbike riding, dressing up, being with friends and helping me in the kitchen. He's still a fairly good big brother and tolerates his sister mostly. He loves his new baby brothers and sister, I am very surprised by how much. He is often found chatting to them on the floor. He's caring, sweet, compassionate towards others and from what I've seen, a good friend. He has good manners and is quite bright, reads well above average and his handwriting is really, really good!
This is the picture where I knew he was really growing up. He has started to take notice of what others are wearing and doing......and what's 'cool'. But he still comes to me for cuddles, he still checks on me to see if I'm ok,
and he still puts his hand in mine.