Henry, our first born, you are four.
Henry, you made us parents and you have given us the biggest challenge in our lives as we learnt to become your Mummy and Daddy. Now that you are four you are becoming such a clever little boy, we can have really interesting conversations together and you amaze us every day with everything you know. You make us laugh with silly little jokes and your imagination is so active now and we love to watch all the games you make up and play.
You love to bake, to paint, make smoothies and to create chaos with messy play & activities. Your favourite things to watch are Paw Patrol, Transformer Rescue Bots and Dora the Explorer!
You are still as strong willed as when you were born, with a quick temper and you suffer with serious hanger but you are so loving and love to kiss and cuddle and snuggle on the sofa to watch a film (Lion King, Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs & Moana), you love playing with older children and always love telling us all about what you have been up to and what their favourite things are.
Your best friends at Pre-school are Olivia and Harry and you adore your cousins Freya, Lottie and Emma – you have a thing for older girls!
You are fast becoming fiercely protective of your little brother, George, and he is becoming the best little play mate for you now that he can be involved more in your games – on your terms of course! You guys are going to be such trouble – you’re already leading each other into mischief and you can often be heard whispering mischievous things into George’s ear to get him to join in. But you will always look out for him and tell me if he is doing something which could hurt him, you often go over to him for a cuddle and little pat on the head.
You love spending time as a family and are happiest when we are all together. No matter how cross or emotional you are your Daddy can make you laugh and make you forget why you were sad. I love watching your bond grow, your first best friend.
This year you start school. I am emotional even thinking about it and have been making each day count in the lead up to it, reminding myself each day that soon you wont be there with us during the day, my little best friend. You are going to grow and change so much over the next year and I have such mixed emotions about that. There are lots of adventures which lay ahead this year, and lots more fun to be had.
Happy Birthday our beautiful, curly haired, blue eyed boy. I made this video to celebrate the past year and it’s been a total pleasure to put it all together. This is why I do YouTube, this is why I love to capture our memories and adventures. We love you.