Thursday, December 2, 2010

My son Bill

My son Bill is turning 9!

He was the sweetest, most adorable, fuzzy haired baby boy. And what a big baby he was, I remember being quite thin when I was pregnant with him, with a big, big tummy! It was a busy time with Charlotte in primary school and our little toddler, Lucy. The night before our William was born I mowed the lawn, in the early summer sunlight. It was a good labour and we were so thrilled to finally meet our new sweetie. A funny little fella, with shining eyes. So happy and easy going. I love this photo of him in his little overalls.  The year he turned one I found out I was pregnant with number four, Sunday. Billy & the new baby were babies together, now I call them the twins!

Billy was still a little boy when we left Melbourne for Daylesford. A little boy with a big voice, I think our neighbours are still recovering..

Always such a lovable boy, a thinker, maker, doer, trickster, a rascally ratbag!

First day of school..

a love affair with all things pirate.

a brother who is caring & kind, Billy has such a big heart.
I like the different perspective that having a son
brings to my life. I like the adventures,
the simpleness, the silliness,
the turtles, the comics
the fun.

Of course he can be naughty, sometimes sulky,
a bit messy, a little cheeky....

but he's
just the best son a mum could have.
Happy Birthday Bill!
We love you so much xo 


Kali said...

Happy Birthday Bill!!!
What an awesome person you are :)
Thanks Bec for sharing this lovely post post dedicated to Bill on his birthday, I so enjoyed it.
He shares a birthday with my Mum :)
Kali. x

Kate said...

Happy birthday to your gorgeous boy!
Are you sure there are no tips in his hair in that last pic? What a gift he is amongst all those girls. I feel so lucky to have had one last glimpse of the 8 ear old Billy.
Happy celebrating your boy!
Can't wait to see you in the morning. Start collecting stories. XX

Posie Patchwork said...

Happy Birthday Billy!! My twin girls are 9 too, i bet they'd get on just fine, they're pretty loud too!! How much space do those 3rd graders need?? Great way to wrap up the year with birthdays, love Posie

Sue said...

Happy Birthday Bill! He looks like a great little boy and isnt it nice to have a son! They all grow up too quickly now dont they.

Knicky Knacks said...

Happy Birthday Bill. With so many girls in your family I'm sure you'll grow up to be the most sensitive, caring man.

m.e (Cathie) said...

Happy birthday Bill!
you are definitely in a wonderful family with beautiful sisters & wonderful parents & it shows in your smile that you are the loveliest boy.
enjoy the celebrations, pressies and of course the hugs ♥

Floss said...

Wow - happy birthday, Bill! He's celebrating just ahead of our Son 2, who will turn 12 on the 12th! This is a lovely post, Beck. And you may recognise the tablecloth on my post today...

Peta @ Pippiwillow said...

I hope Billy had a cracker of a birthday - he is a lovely fella - we really enjoyed him playing here with all of the kids at Mag's birthday. He was/ so gentle and sensitive and protective of the really little kids, it was wonderful to witness - I reckon it's the awesome 'stock' he comes from. P. xo

Jennie said...

Happy Birthday to Bill!!
Doesn't the time fly too fast sometimes?! He was the cutest baby - I love that photo!!x

hester said...

Bill sounds just fantastic. Happy Birthday, Bill! That black and white photo is a beauty, Beck.