Arthur is 3 years old.
Here comes the clichés (you’ve been warned):
The time has totally flown. These past 12 months in particular has just felt like such a blur!
It truly doesn’t feel like any time ago that our tiny little baby Arthur arrived, and now he is not even a toddler any more!
He’s a full blown pre-schooler!
This last year has seen so many changes for Arthur and to see how he’s taken it all in his stride has been unbelievable. He became a big brother, he potty trained, we moved house, he started going to school! All huge events in a tiny persons life.
Now at 3 years old, Arthur is becoming more and more of a chatterbox, he comes home from school singing a different song pretty much every day too.
Arthur loves his brother and just wants to make him laugh and be around him all the time! More than anyone it’s Freddie he asks about the most when he’s at school! I hope that Arthur always has this much time for his baby brother! Its amazing to think that we were ever worried about having another baby, Freddie makes Arthur so so happy!
It’s not just Freddie though, Arthur really is a lover! He is really affectionate with people he likes! I’m getting stories from school of him giving hugs to all the girls in his class, such a smoothie!!
He is definitely cheeky though and knows how to get what he wants! Its scary how often he outsmarts us all!!
When he wants to do something that he knows he’s not allowed to he will say “bye bye mummy” to try to get me to go away!! He also rather cleverly will wait till I am changing Freddie’s nappy or something that means he doesn’t have my full attention to go and do something he knows he’s not meant to!!
We spent the weekend of Arthur’s birthday on La Digue where we had a leaving dinner for one of our best friends (more on that soon) and then Sunday was Arthur’s birthday.
He was delighted to spend it with all our friends, who as far as he is concerned, are his friends not ours!
We came home early afternoon so that we could do Skype with the grandparents!! Unfortunately, Arthur fell asleep on the way back to the house, we left him for a nap but he was pretty grumpy when he woke up and wasn’t really into opening presents or performing for the camera!!
I can’t wait for this Summer in the UK, he is going to absolutely love everything about it, but particularly getting to spend time with our parents. He will undoubtedly be spoiled rotten but he deserves it…..They have a year of spoiling to catch up on with him, he will be sure to take full advantage of that!!
Our beautiful, happy, silly, adventurous boy. I wish I could express just how much happiness this amazing little person brings into our lives every single day. I wish I was good at mushy emotive writing, but I’ll never be able to do justice to show just how amazing he is.