My days seem to fly by with way too much work, things to do, places to go etc which leaves no time for blogging. BIG SAD FACE as I have so much I wish I could share. But for now I will post these awesome layouts I get from my Dear Mom.
I know this a little past your birthday but this world is busy and crazy and i wish I could have a an extra hour a day to jot down all these memories that pass me. A year ago your snuck into the world before you were meant to. You surprised everyone but me. For some reason I have ALWAYS looked at the 15th of September as an awesome date, it just looked good on paper and I guess you liked that date too.
From the moment you were born you showed me how to share my heart and to love another little man like I could never imagine.
You haven’t had it easy my angel. With being admitted into NICU at 6 days after coughing up blood and ending up with Pneumonia, to being admitted back to the pediatric ward at 10 months with the same diagnosis. You have had many doctors visit and after being sick for a little too long and having a terrible reading from the audiologist that your hearing was totally flat you ended up back at hospital for a day to get grommets. Yet through all of this you would never have said you were sick, or in pain. You hardly ever moaned, other than when food was around and it wasn’t in your hand heheh.
From the start you were an amazing sleeper, eater, burper, you name it you were good at it. You just slotted into our little family and sneakily stole the hearts of those around you. Your love for your brother is breath-taking, you can just look at him and giggle. To you he does no wrong, even when he is snatching your toy away from you or stealing your dubbie while you sleep.
Your piercing blue eyes and a little bum chin that appears ever now and then make me just want to squeeze you with hugs and kisses. Oh talking kisses you love given them and maybe a sneaky slap in the face to go with it. You a little toughie and wrestling on the bed is your favourite pastime.
As you turn 1 know that you are the cutest, quite little charmer I know. You make me proud to have 2 boys and I look forward to all the years ahead that you grow and become the amazing boy I know you are going to be. You were given to us for some special reason and we are so so thankful for you.
And I know you are going to get to enjoy many many more years of special birthdays, yummy cake, great friends and a day that is all yours.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY MY LITTLEST.
To my amazing little boys, this layout brings me to tears. Seeing this I know I must be doing something right in making you brothers with a love like no other. My wish is that this never changes. You are all each other will have when the world takes the rest of your family away. You are the only 2 who will know all your in’s and out’s and your good and bad and the fun and laughter and the tears you have cried as brothers, as enemies, as friend as competitors. Make sure you leave a big space in your heart for each other, because at the end of the day you will always be brothers.
My dear sister-in-law has made a big move as she left tonight to move on up to Leeds, England.
Lynn it’s a brave move, 1 you have been looking forward to and 1 I know you will make a big success out of. It’s sad to say goodbye but luckily it’s not goodbye but rather see you soon.
We will all miss you, but these 2 boys will miss you lots. Skype is always a finger touch away so we they will see you on the iPad soon!!
The last time most of the McHugh’s were together was December 2010. Lets hope that we (Myself, Steve, Jamie & Brody) can keep up the good name here in South Africa. Have an amazing flight Lynn and you go get ém.
4 years ago you stole my heart
4 years later I love you more than words. You are an amazing nephew and the best cousin anyone could ask for. Thank you for your extra loving hugs and your sweet I love yous. You have grown into this amazing little boy with the sweetest soul.
May your day today be as amazing as you are. Love you lots and lots way more than jelly tots.
Even Father Christmas sent you a special wish
Jamie had a entrepreneur day at school recently where they had to make something that they could sell to someone in their class.
Who can resist buying a brand new, shiny car?? Especially a box car called lightning McHugh.
How we made the box car:
1. Big box (ours was even too small for Jamie oops)
2. Paper plates
3. Paper fasteners pins
5. Some computer printouts (we did the cars name, number plate and lightning bolts -all in green of course , cause green is Jamie’s favourite colour)
How to make it,
1. Cut off long sides of the boxes lid, make sure the bottom of the box is taped securely
2. Paint 4 x plates for the wheels and 1 x plate for the steering wheel.
3. Attach wheel plates onto the bottom of the box. We used a pencil to make a hole through the middle of the plate and then push through the box in position to make a hole through the box.
4. Attach wheels with paper fasteners.
5. Attach steering wheel to on of the lid flaps and pull that flap down to be in line with the box.
6. Stick on computer print outs to decorate.
7. Cut out a key from the left over lid cut outs. And attach to box with string/ribbon.
8. Jump in and enjoy the ride
And the car was bought by Tian and yes of course only Jamie would buy the popcorn.