Mason is one! Where has that year gone?

Mason has just turned one and I can’t believe how quickly the past year has flown

I have written before on the delights of becoming a grandmother and how it was like falling in love again. See posts New love and More new love. The family is growing and roles are shifting. I am honoured to watch my children morph into adults parents aunts and uncles.

I seem to move a little slower now. While the parents of the babies run around parenting I can drift along and smell the roses, build the sandcastles and hunt for ladybugs with the little ones.

The past year does seem to have flown by but on the other hand so much has happened. The babies have grown into toddlers, my career move back to Midwifery has been a happy one, trips have been taken, gardens grown and quilts sewn.

The birth of my grand babies are the most wonderful of life memories etched forever in my heart but now there are new chapters to enjoy such as first steps, learning to speak, family holidays and birthdays.

 

Turning one is a big deal.

I am not sure Mason will remember his first birthday party but the family sure will. There were cousins and friends, balloons and bubbles, a pinata and presents and of course cake! Oh the cake.

Barely a grain of sugar has crossed my grandchildren’s lips and for this they are blessed. Mason had his first taste of cake on his birthday and it was quite the hit!

Masons cake

Being a grandparent. Falling in love again.

All the fun without the daily responsibility.

The blessing of being a grandparent.

Something magical happens when parents turn into grandparents. I would say becoming a grandparent has been like falling in love again. Continue reading “Being a grandparent. Falling in love again.”

Our family Murray River houseboat holiday. AKA Stacey is 30!

The houseboat was stunning. We expected the equivalent to a floating caravan but got so much more.

Our family houseboat holiday on the Murray River.

I have been offline for a week because we have just had a houseboat adventure and I took a week off writing. Continue reading “Our family Murray River houseboat holiday. AKA Stacey is 30!”

Gellibrand Blues and Blueberry Festival

It is not my place or role to nag or convince any human being to do something just because I want them to.

Gellibrand Blues and Blueberry Festival

This year I went to the Gellibrand Blues and Blueberry Festival. Continue reading “Gellibrand Blues and Blueberry Festival”

More new love! The birth of Mason.

Perfect in every way, Mason Lee joined the world on the 8th January 2017.

Mason is here!

Our family was blessed this week with the arrival of a new baby. As I posted last week we have been anticipated with much excitement the arrival the first born of my son Christopher and his partner Jorja.

Continue reading “More new love! The birth of Mason.”

New Love

I often inwardly groaned when friends would share their Grandies latest achievements. Now I gloat with equal enthusiasm.

How can we love another as much as the first?

When my first child was born I could not comprehend how I could love another baby as much as this one, a deeply as this one, as completely.

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