Turning One

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Arthur turned one recently.  Goodness, how did that happen? One already?

It has been such a wonderful year getting to know this funny, inquisitive, sweet little boy.  He is fearless, strong willed and has a  hilarious sense of humor that is a joy to spend time with. He really brings love to everyone that knows him.  What a gift he is.

The night before his birthday I realised I hadn’t completed his birthday crown so frantically I finished it just before Graham and I went to bed. I like how special birthday crowns make children feel. Personally I like the crown to reflect the season or personality of it’s owner.  Beth has brown Autumn leafs on her crown and Arthur has toadstools.  The idea behind it is toadstools grow in wet seasons like Spring and, besides, I’ve always liked them.

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The last two weeks have been taken up with packing, visiting family, spending rare time with my glorious nieces, two birthday celebrations, Easter, and cycling. It’s been busy but enjoyable.  We have a cycle path next to our house that leads to Loch Lomond.  One morning we packed a lunch, got on our bikes and went along it.  Beth was on her own bike so I was aware of not going too far for her.  However, she did a great job.  She cycled 10 miles and sang the whole way! Well, at 20 min intervals she would stop singing to shout “This is beautiful!” What a lass!

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