Saturday, 2 November 2013


"A portrait of my children, once a week, every week in 2013." via Che and Fidel

Oscar: This weekend was all about you and me. You turned two years old, but instead of having a traditional birthday party and a house filled with family and friends, daddy took your three older brothers away for the entire weekend leaving us to spend some time together - just you and me - for the first time since you were born. I've often felt guilty that I haven't spent enough quality time with you - it's so hard to when your three older siblings constantly compete for my attention, not to mention the hours I spend getting through the endless household chores that need to be done each day.

So today, your second birthday, started off with a sleep-in for both of us, instead of the usual - being woken up at some ungodly hour by the other boys. You snuck into my bed and we cuddled for a while - just the two of us. Then you opened up a simple gift of books and we read them together before heading off to the kitchen to enjoy a quiet and peaceful breakfast alone. The morning was spent playing in the pool and in the afternoon we went for a long and leisurely bike ride returning home at dusk to have dinner and then happily going to bed after a long soak in the bath. I think we should do this more often...

Happy Birthday Sweetheart.


  1. Gorgeous pictures of a cute little guy. Your description of his birthday sounds like every kids version of a 'perfect day'. xx

  2. That sounds like the best day!
    Gorgeous photos of your two year old too!

    And how great are linen sheets...we have been loving is hard to get everyone out of bed in the morning!

  3. What a wonderful wonderful weekend for you both. Sounds like just what you needed after hell week recently. Cannot believe that darling baby is two! Says something about how long we have been thinking/planning and living our renos! ( kitchen company finally came back and installed the range hood cover, CWS still pending!) mel x

  4. What a wonderful way to spend your little one's birthday. He looks so happy to have you all to himself!