Sunday, 31 January 2010

Happy Birthday Daniel...


This time 4 years ago I was sat in my lounge in Hazlemere, High Wycombe gazing at my beautiful baby boy.... I went in to the maternity ward at 8pm Monday night and by 12:30am he had arrived, by 3am I was sat on a hard bed by the window in a ward full of slumbering new mums and their babies... I held Daniel (fearful of putting him down in case he cried and woke everyone up...lol) and watched the sun rise over the hospital rooftops and felt so connected and alive....

I looked out of my kitchen window this morning here in Somerset and the sky was a lovely pink just as I remembered it 4 years ago and once again I had a feeling of being tremendously alive...

Danny was very dark haired when he was born and it all fell out! which was a little worrying! lol


and as it grew it was noticeably lighter...


but his eyes are still beautifully blue... and he is learning to use them to his advantage! ;D

and today he could not believe that he didn't have to share the presents... today was the first Birthday that I assume made sense to him and the fact that its a day when he is the only person receiving gifts really took a while to sink in...

Nanny's and grandad called in for tea this afternoon and brought more gifts so the day was pretty wonderful for a cheeky 4 year old....

I was going to make a cake... honest.... but Mr P decided this morning that the stress involved ( for him) was too much to handle... and he shot off to Tesco and bought a cake that Danny absolutely loved... to be fair it tasted pretty good too! ;D

So I am off to refill my glass with Baileys and watch a little NCIS before bedtime...

take care everyone and I hope you all had a fab weekend...

xAlex


17 comments:

clarabelle said...

Bless - Happy Birthday Danny!!
Take Care
x

karen said...

awwww Happy birthday sweetie I hope you had a great day.

They grow up so quickly I still can't believe river will be starting primary school this year. What will I do with myself lol.

(((hugs)))
karen

twiggypeasticks said...

He is gorgeous!! Happy Birthday little chap !!
Twiggy x

Menopausal musing said...

What a gorgeous little man! Hope you all had a wonderful day.

Joanne said...

Oh Alex he hasn't changed a bit he looked as cheeky when he was born as I know him to be today.
It looks like you've had a fab day and that table of food looks pretty good to.
Enjoy your Baileys, i've had a glass to tonight.
See you Wednesday if not before.

Joanne x

Taz said...

Happy birthday wee man. I'm loving your balloon! :)

Josie said...

happy birthday! lovely photo's
Josie x
ps) it's my brother-in-law birthday today as well,errm he's quite a bit older than 4!

smilernpb said...

Just catching up on weekend blogs!

Happy belated birthday to a very adorable little boy! :o) I love all the pictures, he is so cute!

I hope that he had a wonderful day.

PS The motorcycle balloon is fab too! It is P's birthday on the 19th.....he'd love one just like that (it might make up for the fact that he wants a new bike...and cannot get one!) xxx

pinkfairygran said...

Wasn't he just the sweetest boy in his dungarees, that photo literally takes your breath away when you look at it.. or it did mine. Treasure these days, they are gone so quickly. Fascinating to look back at photos though and see how they change facially as well as in other aspects.

Itch2stitch.com said...

Happy birthday to the little cutie! suzie xxx

Sarah said...

Happy Birthday little one! He's so sweet with those blue eyes! Hope he had a fab time. I too have a blue eyed boy who's birthday is in a couple of weeks!
x

The Vintage Kitten said...

Happy Birthday Daniel! What a lovely party you had X

Julies knitting corner said...

What a handsome chap he is Alex you must be so proud of him. You have a thoughtful husband buying the cake to save you baking. Enjoy the day. Julie.C

missliz said...

What a beautiful little blessing! Enjoy every day. They do grow up so fast!

Floss said...

Happy Birthday - what a wonderful little man!

lisa ridgeon said...

Happy Birthday Daniel! That motorbike balloon realy is fab!
Love to all.
X X

A Bun Can Dance said...

Dear Alex
Danny is a truly gorgeous boy! Those handsome blue eyes are going to leave a lot of girls and ladies unrequited in years to come :-)
D x