Noah is one today! I haven't had time to take any special birthday portraits, but I couldn't let today pass without posting about our super-chirpy youngest member of the family on his first birthday.
It really does seem like no time at all since Noah arrived bright and early, right on his due date. The sun was just shining from the heavens and I was enveloped in a wonderful hormonal high - where I remained for weeks no less! It was a happy time. Baby Jack I remember being extremely hard work. Maybe it was just me being a newbie Mum. But Noah was easy-peasy, and we got full nights sleeps from the start. At least, that's how I remember it. He was such a novelty to us all, and sometimes, (when he's on his best behavior) I still think we think that he is a bit of a novelty.
Noah arrived right as the summer holidays were starting and we got to enjoy those first couple of months without constraints. Then, Jack started Nursery and the months have just flown by. Noah has always been easy going and is content to come on the school runs. He's delighted to catch sight of his big brother coming out of school.
He's a happy, friendly little thing. Always playful and giggling. He's also a complete whirlwind of destruction. He has gained the nickname 'Wreck it Ralph' and 'Taz' - his theme tune is 'Wrecking Ball'. This baby can tear apart a room in the time it takes you to have a cuppa. Oh, and flip can he eat. He would never stop.
I had a think about what to get Noah for his birthday. He's not that taken with toys. He prefers iPhones, iPads and TV remotes. And when I say he prefers them, I mean he prefers to try and break them. He has all Jack's hand-me-downs - no need for any more clothing. So, I decided to bake him a cake. I knew I couldn't go wrong there. I made him a giant cupcake using the Pink Whisk's recipe. It turned out fab. I would highly recommend!
Noah has been walking since about 9 months, but that's only a few steps here and there, and coasting the rest of the time. However, two days ago, just in time for his birthday, Noah decided to make walking his default setting. I'm still all fascinated to see him go. Jack keeps saying "Look Mummy, that was his longest walk ever!" and I keep replying "No, he's actually walking all the time now!" I really don't think Jack quite believes it.
So, now the summer holidays are approaching once again. I'm hoping for some wonderful weather and a chance to keep up with my blog a little better. There is certainly a lot to do, and our wee Noah accounts for a big ol' chunk of that. He is worth it though. How blessed I feel that he is part of our family.
Hooded Fisherman Jackets Marks and Spencers
"Happy Birthday, Bruv"
Happy birthday my baby! Here's what else has been going on.
1. Fun in the sun with bff
2. Meeting some kittens
3. Jack takes part in a garden party, bow tie mandatory!
4. Noah and cousin Archie
6. Painting the kitchen
7. Jack and the big girl
8. Pretty fields