...is all about our Bill turning 8...! It's so lovely to be celebrating our boy today.
I'm thinking back eight years ago to the night he was born and remembering how happy and relieved I was when he was safely in my arms. The biggest baby with dreamy eyes and black sticking up hair. He was a quiet and happy baby who slept like clockwork and had the sweetest smile. And then when we moved to Daylesford when he was a little three year old with a big voice. He wore a pirate scarf for about six monts, day and night, and was obsessed with skulls and crossbones. Now he is into Lego, his DS, climbing, running, his mates (six of whom will be sleeping over on Saturday night...!), making things, having fun and mucking around. Later on today I'll be making sausage rolls with Rosie for a special birthday dinner followed by a good old homemade chocolate cake.
Bill getting a makeover
Bill's hair smells like hay, his sense of humour makes me laugh, his big smiles and big hugs always make my day. He's kind, he loves to read and he wants to be a builder. He's impatient (wonder where he gets that), impulsive (hmmm) and a great cuddler. He wanted a tool box for his birthday so that's what he got, and a lavender filled turtle of course.
In my creative space today I'm thinking about Bill and how he loves to make things. When he was in kinder he was keen on painting and would carefully cover the whole of the white page with paint. Like most kids he loves colour and isn't afraid to use it.
I love my girls and the things that girls like but I really love boys and boy things too.
I was talking to a friend recently about sons and we came to the conclusion that maybe we are close to our sons and relate to them well because in some ways we are like little boys ourselves. Maybe it's not so much a gender thing but more a love and appreciation of the innocence and freedom of children. That outdoorsy, climbing trees, running in the wind, laughing at silly things kind of thrill. That fresh & new, uncomplicated magic they carry with them, like stardust. I know I haven't ever really grown up so the child in me connects with the child and person that he is. Isn't this the beauty of having children in our lives?
Also in my creative space today is a bag full of offcuts from bunny/loveheart making. It's off soon to the childcare centre where it will be put to good use at the pasting table. I might keep a basket of it for Rosie. If you have these scraps yourself they are good to hang onto as kids love the different colours and shapes. I'm so happy to have orders for ten more bunnies so I'll be collecting lots more scraps along the way. Hope your day is tootling along well, for more creative spaces pop over here xo