An announcement from the Patch!
I love my family! I live with mummy, daddy, my baby sister Beastie Boo and our playful dog, Alfie. That's my little family, and I love it! It works pretty well for us. For nearly 3 years, I was the centre of attention at home. If I needed something, someone was always there to fulfil my needs. If I wanted something, my demands were always heard, even if they weren't acted upon. Then in June last year, Beastie was born, and things changed a little. I needed to start to understand that it wasn't just me any more. This little bundle of milk and nappies was about to challenge me to a contest of epic proportions - the prize being mummy and daddy's attention!
Then there were four ... five if you include Alfie, who by this time was beginning to make himself less present during the day for some reason, only really occupying the 'family space' when it was really necessary during the day. It would seem things get a little hectic for him when I'm around!?? I don't understand this really - it doesn't seem to bother him that much when I'm pulling his tail or poking him in the ears with my crayons. Ok, so he's not so keen on wearing my hairbands, but still!
Mummy still wasn't satisfied ... something was still missing!
My mummy wanted to marry my daddy!
They have been together for 8 years this year, and daddy knows full well how much mummy wants this. She has been known to recruit me in her
scheming hints ...
"Daddy, can we have a wedding so I can wear a pretty princess dress ...?"
This Tuesday, 12th February, 2013, was daddy's birthday.
Mummy had plans for daddy's birthday.
Daddy was not aware of mummy's plans ...
... But I was (kind of)
This was our present to daddy on the morning of his birthday ...
If daddy wasn't going to do it, we decided we would do it for him!!
As he came walking in to the lounge on the morning of his birthday he was met by me, jumping around excitedly in front of him, ensuring that I was the first person he noticed. After all, I had made him a birthday card at nursery, and he just had to see that first! He took the card from me, and smiled as he read it, scooping me up in his arms to say thank you with a kiss and a hug. As he placed me back on the floor, I announced, "Look daddy, I've got a new t-shirt with the Little Miss Mister Men!" Daddy managed to stand me still enough so that he was able to make out what the t-shirt read. As he read it, he flashed a curious look at mummy, who flashed a little look in Beastie's direction.
At this point, Beastie was rolling around on her tummy on the floor, doing her best 'skydive pose'. Daddy picked her up, lifted her to his eye level, and read her new t-shirt too. With that he turned to mummy and said, "Are you proposing to me ...?"
Kisses and cuddles all round followed, with a few happy tears from mummy! And, of course, daddy's answer ...
So the news that we would like to share with you all today is ...
Mummy and daddy are getting married!!!
This beautifully personalised cake was made for us by Baker Days, and contains a line from 'mummy and daddy's song' with a little addition by mummy. A special touch to our special occasion. Our review for our Baker Days cake is to follow!
And here is the ring that mummy gave to daddy. It's official now. Mummy has finally got her way ... at last, she's going to share our surname!!