Can we stop time people because my baby (I will always call him my BABY) is 5 today (*faints)!
How can this be? Alexander still smells of that honey-scented ‘baby head smell’ and seems so tiny still (well in comparison to his big brother any way) so it’s hard to fathom that he’s now 5!
He’s such a cuddly, warm, loving, little Mummy’s boy (thankfully), but I’m (begrudgingly) accepting that he’s growing up *weep.
Xander started school last week and is becoming his own person making more decisions for himself be it the foods he wants to eat to what he wants to wear (mostly stripey everything) and he’s growing up to be kind, considerate and truly hilarious! No one tells a silly joke like Xander and he’s got a cheeky twinkle in his eye!
These pictures were taken during a relaxing break at the Royal Garden Hotel over the weekend where we celebrated me submitting the second draft of my book and Alexander’s birthday.
I’m the resident blogger at the Royal Garden Hotel and it always feels like going home for us-if our home was a 5 star hotel next to Kensington Palace that is! If only! My own little princes, Xander and Oliver are known to the caring, attentive staff there and it’s an incredibly welcoming, child-friendly hotel we love.
So what did we do? We ate-a lot, hung out with my pal Bianca from This is Everything and her family, played in Kensington Gardens and exhaled after a crazy-busy few week:, moving, changing schools and making deadlines!
Here is the fabulous Marco who never fails to wow us with his honey and orange juice-pouring skills!
The soon to be birthday boy lapped up his dairy-free pancakes!
What a special weekend for a special boy!
For those who don’t know much about Alexander, he’s an out-going, funny and charismatic; a born-performer and sensitive soul, he arrived into our lives (calmly) and changed them forever.
Xander possesses that magnetic energy, people are simply drawn to. Strangers often stop me in the street when I’m with him, to comment on his cute expression, almond eyes or bouncy curls. He’s never short of compliments (don’t get a big head little bear)!
Xander might well b e a cutie but he’s a high-maintenance cutie who’s frankly aged me by 20 years since he was born, with his accident-prone, fearless nature (the opposite to his cautious brother)…and I’ve seen A&E more than some will, in their lifetimes!
He accidentally inhaled a tiny broken piece from a toy, whilst we were holidaying in Cannes leading to an ambulance ride to the local hospital for removal…He’s banged his head, tripped, fallen, oh and almost ran off a cliff side during trips away and days out so it’s safe to say, if there’s trouble ahead, Xander’s all over it.
We forgive him though…for all the extra worry lines and anxiety…because THAT FACE IS TOO CUTE!
Those peepers sure get away with a lot!
Here are some more recent pics from the weekend taken at the Princess Diana Memorial Playground, one of Alexander’s most favourite places.
The camera loves you Xander (good job you picked a blogger to be your mama, then)!
The boys enjoyed a ‘Marc Donalds’ as Xander calls McDonald’s after school and he’s got a weekend of fun ahead with our best friends visiting us from Yorkshire and a day at Legoland planned!
He told me today as he climbed out of the car for school, ‘Wow, Mummy, I’m 5’.
‘I know son, I know’!
Happy, happy, happy birthday to our beautiful boy, keep entertaining everyone around you, and being yourself little one, you make the world a happier place with your big heart, sharp observations and hilarious expressions!