Lil G’s 3rd birthday is coming!
June has arrived, which only means one thing and that’s the month our gorgeous boy turns 3 years old. I stand corrected, Mr H tells me it’s also the start of the World Cup, huh, that’s nothing in comparison to our gorgeous boy approaching the grand old age of 3! Have I mentioned that it’s his birthday soon? I can’t help but be proud of our cheeky monkey. He’s achieved so much since coming in to the world a little earlier than expected! That would be at 33 weeks.
‘Im not a cheeky monkey, I’m ‘George Archie Hargreaves’ I find myself saying this to him as often as I can just to hear him say his name. I should film it one day, it’s rather cute. Our gorgeous boy has requested a superhero birthday party, where he will be Super George, I will be Super Mum, Mr H will be Super Dad and let’s not forget Alf, whose new nickname is no longer Bear it’s Super Dog.
Just like his daddy was and still is, Lil G is a HUGE fan of all things superhero with a soft spot for Superman and Spiderman. Huge fan. Oddly, and despite daddy not forcing certain things he does seem to be sharing the same passions. Lil G is football crazy always finding a ball to kick, loves his ‘football suits’, he’s obsessive about his hats too, from the minute he wakes up, the first thing he pops on is a hat! As you do, I’ve been busy pinning on Pinterest, scouting the internet, looking at children’s entertainers, planning age appropriate party food (much fun), and in general planning his party since the turn of the year. I’m one of those people always planning something. #ILoveToPlan
I’m ever so grateful that his birthday is in June, it’s like having two Christmas’s when you factor in the cost of a party. The only difference is that Santa isn’t present! We spend the first 6 months of the year planning Lil G’s birthday celebrations, and the next 6 planning Christmas! You may think we’re crazy, we love it, I’d go as far as to say that Mr H is worse than me, he gets rather giddy!
It’s not just a close circle of ‘our’ friends anymore. Lil G has his own friends and took great pleasure in helping me to write a list. This is how it went…
My best friends first; Elliot, Freddy and Annabella. Write them down mummy… yes George Archie! Are you sure. Oh and… Ruby and Oscar, Henry, Bain (it’s actually Cobain, Bain reminds me of the villain out of The Dark Knight!) Dylan and Thomas.
The list goes on. We have 28 children on the list, 28! Blimey. In fairness to Lil G a third of this list are siblings, either younger or older. I just don’t feel I can exclude people. Does that make me a fool? Mr H, as predicted has told me that I’m silly for inviting them all, perhaps I am. I’ve promised to be more ruthless next year. Brownie promise. I’ll report back in 2015! It won’t happen, each year so far, has got bigger! And why not.
There will soon be a day when Lil G will no longer be my baby, he already tells me ‘I’m not a baby, I’m a big boy’. Brings a tear to my eye every time he says it. It won’t be long before he’s telling me what he wants to do for his birthday, bowling, the cinema or worse still somewhere with his friends and without me! Eek.
There should be a rule handed to all children at birth, ‘you must take mummy everywhere with you, everywhere’. Agree? Or better still a pinkie promise to stick together like glue, FOREVER.
All celebrations, especially birthdays should start with an invitation and we were not disappointed with this years choice. Given the superhero theme, this couldn’t have been more perfect.
Previously my gorgeous George’s birthday has fallen on a day which he would normally spend with Nanny and for some stupid reason I hadn’t booked it off (Katie Hopkins would be impressed!). It goes without saying that I have regretted it each year, so as a surprise for Lil G, Mr H and I have booked a 2-day break at Alton Towers and Splash Landings to celebrate. We went at Christmas and he absolutely loved it, so we know we’ll be getting a woohoo from Lil G when he realises!
I still can’t believe how quickly 3 years has passed, I definitely need to build a time machine! Or better still a black whole, where we can freeze time and stay at this point for just a little bit longer. I really do love the stage Lil G is currently going through, his little ways, language and the amount of love he shows us. I’m sure the kisses and cuddles will stop one day *pulls sad face*.
I look forward to reporting back at the end of the month. But for now it’s back to my planning, oh how I love to plan!