You started off as a scrap of a thing, being in a hurry to get in this world, being born 10 weeks early as I mentioned here and have never really slowed down much since. The spotty cat that granddad and I bought for you when we came down to see you and mummy at less than 2 days old is in the corner of your cot in that picture.
We stayed at your house then for a few days till mummy was discharged from hospital and we took her home, leaving you behind in the SCBU at the hospital. We raffled a knitted Mr Jingles that one of my work colleagues had knitted to raise money for that baby unit to try and help other mummies and daddies whose babies like you were born early.
You had your first visit to Scotland not long after that as mummy found it difficult adjusting to having you at home by herself all day, I think only then did the shock of the trauma that had been your birth really hit her and she found it hard to cope, so granddad B drove all the down for you and mummy and you came to stay with us.
|and yes they were all yours|
|daddy tidying some of the rubbish before we lost you|
|the grass was higher than your wellies|
I wonder if you remember wandering around those barns, hunting for imaginary things with granddad?The scarecrow called Russell he made for you? or the see saws lovingly made out of logs we played on?
When you were 31/2 your little brother came along, and boy has he turned your world upside down. I wonder if you remember naming him "flop" when mummy was pregnant with him because you wanted a baby rabbit not a brother or sister? That nickname stuck for a long time, and the poor boy was never refereed to by his proper name for a long while.
Here you are dressed as Hannah Montana with your little brother. Look at the gap in your teeth from where you knocked out your baby ones when you were a toddler.
We have had some brilliant days out there was M&D's in Glasgow. Grandma, Granddad and Auntie T took you and your brother. You went on every ride going I think, and we couldn't get granddad off of the bumper car.
|granddad with Lilo and Stitch|
|got 8 of the 9 candles.|
You bring me so much joy and I love having you to stay, we have great fun baking, playing games, playing on the wii, off out to parks and the beach and other such fun activities. I hope one day you will look back at postings on this blog and remember the times we have had with fondness and love.
Happy 9th birthday darling granddaughter and thank you for being you.