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The Weekend Post #23

So, this post is a little late, but I just didn’t want to write it straight away. I was just Bill’s mother this weekend gone by. It was all I wanted to be, or needed to be. The videos could wait. The photos – only when the moment took me. 
And sometimes that’s the way life should be sometimes. Especially on days like this.
My little boy. 
He’s three.

I didn’t get to spend the day of his birthday with him. The night before, I cried, leant against the sofa because it felt so very wrong to imagine waking up without him by my side.
But the day soon came to an end and soon I was home, pulling into our driveway to see him there already, a little early (which was perfect for me) with his dad. 

We crowded round him. Doling out kisses and hugs. Mama and Mark, Granny and Po. And little Bill.
Eyes were tightly closed. 
Little palms held open.
For presents.
And, in Granny’s case, a coconut! Don’t ask – I never will understand my mother. But it’s part of her charm! 

On Saturday, we grouped together. A family. 
Chilli. Chicken drumsticks. Honey and mustard sausages. Salads. Steaming hot garlic bread. Cheese.

And of course piggy cupcakes. 

My brother James and his girlfriend Nikky came. She’s so lovely. And how pretty? Bill likes her too. And I admire how confident she is with him, even though I know how nerve-wracking it can be when other people’s children are thrust at you.

And Grandma and Gramps too. 
I still well-up when I see my grandparents with Bill. It’s such a lovely thing to see. And I feel like I’ve given them a gift in a way.

And of course my wonderful parents. Thank you for bringing the chilli, Mum. It was lovely.

We may have had a cake fight. Just Mama and Bill. 

And I definitely spent too much time photographing Romeo. He’s been housebound for three weeks now. One or two more and we can finally let him roam! 

We had the traditional caterpillar cake. We had this cake when we were little and it doesn’t feel like a birthday without one.

And honestly?

I was just really, really happy.

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  • Reply
    Laura Johnson-Clinch
    17th June 2015 at 1:14 pm

    What a lovely way to celebrate his birthday. Seeing him with his eyes screwed shut waiting for his presents is too cute. xxx

    PS Where did you get that lightbox, I'm in love with it. xxx

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    karenmarytaylor
    17th June 2015 at 2:14 pm

    Lovely memories! Has he ate the coconut yet? Xxxxxx

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    Donna Wishart
    17th June 2015 at 3:58 pm

    It looks like THE BEST birthday celebration. Happy 3rd Birthday Bill – three is a pretty awesome age x

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    Amy Wharton
    17th June 2015 at 6:44 pm

    Lovely pictures, and it looks like you all had a great time celebrating Bill's birthday. x

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    Lauren Woodward
    17th June 2015 at 7:42 pm

    Oh Charlotte this is lovely. Really really lovely. And the way you are looking at Mark <3 xx

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    Rosie McKay
    17th June 2015 at 7:43 pm

    You capture the atmosphere perfectly.
    These photos made me smile as they reminded me of family birthdays of years gone by!
    Rosie
    x
    http://www.anenglishrosie.blogspot.co.uk

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    Laura CYMFT
    17th June 2015 at 8:46 pm

    Looks like you all had a brilliant time celebrating Bill's birthday!

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    Abigail Bryony
    17th June 2015 at 10:05 pm

    Happy birthday Bill! x

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    MummyShire
    18th June 2015 at 9:15 am

    Celebrating a little one's birthday is always special isn't it? My youngest was 4yo recently too. A day spent with family is super special.
    x

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    Jenny Ripatti-Taylor
    18th June 2015 at 7:01 pm

    Happy Birthday Bill!!! Char he is the cutest little boy ever! I can't believe he is turning 3! When did this happen? It's really going way too fast. MM is next week I really can't believe it. Then B is soon after. It feels like the older they get the faster it all goes doesn't it? Gorgeous family time and photos hunny.

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