One year Fred

Okay so this has been sitting in the drafts for ages now so I should just post it as it is {coughs} two months late……

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It is so hard to believe that one full year around the sun is done with our Frederick. It has been a epic year of change and discovery. If I am honest, it has been a hard year – not because of Fred, who is as delicious as babes could be, but because settling in Lancashire has been a mixed and constant feast.

Learning where we are, spending time with Marcus’ family, creating a home again, seeing new places, seeking and understanding new sights and sounds – it has been full. We’ve done some great things, been to some great places, and Marcus has been a great son to his Mum and his now passed, Dad. We are so glad we came.

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And then, into that busy mix, we poured our wee Fred’s irreplaceable first year. Which sounds ridiculously dramatic – but it just kind of happened whilst we did what we were doing.  Maybe that is what it means to be a second child. They join the family, rather than create it.  Still – I feel a bit of sadness that it is over.  I’m not sure I paid enough attention.

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Fred is the best. Such a relaxed, happy-go-lucky chap. He’s got chilled out and good humor down to an art form this one.

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I think every mother thinks their child is the best thing since sliced bread. But you see, our Fred actually IS the best thing since sliced bread. I mean, for a start, Fred rhymes with bread. So, you know, there’s that.

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Let’s just say that if this is the pace at which Freddy lives onward, than we are going to be in for a treat.

Happy Birthday my Freddy Pops.

You are magic.

 

These photos are proof of all I waffle on about there at the beginning. One hurried cupcake sans candle, blogged about two full months after the event. Sheesh.

Must. Do. Better. 

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