Blimey! We made it through the past 365 days, and what a whirlwind it has been. Yesterday my littlest Little Button, Grayson, turned 1. We celebrated with a mini party, with cake, balloons and musical statues (on Harper’s request!). I don’t know if it’s reaching this milestone or the time of year but looking back over the previous year makes me realise that this parenting thing has sure brought a lot of ups and downs. Who knew that negotiating a toddler, a newborn, trying to work, and just getting dressed everyday on no sleep was tricky? I can’t say I’ve been at my finest at times in 2015, and always have that mum-guilt, but adding Grayson into our little family has made me more determined to be bigger and bolder everyday.
When I found out I was having a boy I was filled with anxiety of ‘what on earth do you do with boys?’ and I even uttered to a friend, “there is nothing good to craft for boys” (seriously hormonal moment). The sweet little boy that we have makes me wonder how I ever thought that way.
Grayson, since the minute you were born, my heart has swelled with love and keeps growing more as you do. Even if you don’t let us sleep, and are getting as loud and raucous as your sister, I’m so glad over the past 365 days you have made our home more chaotic and messier than ever before.
Happy birthday, I’m so proud of the baby you are and the little boy you’re becoming and just think… one day you’ll be big enough to sit on Harper’s head like she does to you now.
~ Laura xx ~