Hope youâ€™re having a good week despite the horrible weather!
Ben and I met up with Kian and Jodi last weekend for a Sunday roast. Aoife and their son Koa are adorable together, they play together and are really good friends. Theyâ€™re the cutest little things! Aoife is still very young so she hasnâ€™t made many friends, but Koa is 3 months older and they get on so well. He told Jodi that he really likes Aoife and thinks sheâ€™s really pretty â€“ it was so cute. When Aoife sees photos of him, she recognises him and points him out as her friend. Itâ€™s so sweet.
Her birthday is coming up in March, so I just bought her dress. I havenâ€™t made any big plans as sheâ€™s still quite young, so I might make it a small party. I think next year sheâ€™ll be old enough to appreciate all the excitement, cake and presents a bit more.
I do want to try and get her picture on one of the childrenâ€™s TV shows where they say happy birthday to kids. The picture pops up and they wish you a happy birthday and say your age, which is very exciting for both the child but also the parents I think. When I was 7, my Mum sent one in, and it was shownâ€¦ but I missed it! The next day everyone was talking about it at school, and I was so disappointed that I hadnâ€™t seen it.
Sheâ€™s almost 2 now, and she understands a lot of what we say and whatâ€™s going on. Itâ€™s lovely, because sheâ€™s just so happy-go-lucky. I wouldnâ€™t be able to be apart from her, I see her almost every day.
I think for her birthday Iâ€™ll be getting her some clothes and toys, but Iâ€™d love to get her a sing-a-long CD player for children as a birthday gift, so if you know any great ones, Iâ€™m open to suggestions!
Love from Una xxx