Friday, 25 September 2015

The 25th of September is not a great day in the history books

Honestly - go and have a look. Nothing really big happened. There are the usual tragedies and disasters. Small inventions - ok, maybe Henry Fords 8 hour day and 40 hour week deserves a mention. But that's it.  A lot of musicals seemed to have made their debuts on the day - among them Les Miserables and Evita. But nothing really big. As to famous births its really only actors that stand out - Michael Douglas, Catherine Zeta Jones and Will Smith. And Hansie Cronje - Cricketer.
When the courtyard garden explode in purple Irisses it's birthday time in our household

But the 25th of September changed our little world forever because our awesome boys were born. Nothing has ever been the same again. Our house has never been quiet again. Two such amazingly different little men. Each so unique in their very own way.

My dear L, my little Lion that has learned so much and grown up so well this year. You are so determined and strong in your own quiet way. To wear contact lenses with such ease and deal with all that comes with it at the age of 7 is admirable. You tackle every obstacle with total determination - be it academic or in any other field. You are well known for your total love and dedication to sport - both as a player and as a supporter. You memory for sport scores and games is surprising and admired by so many people. And boy! Have you grown! 3cm in the last 5 months. That's a lot for a 7 year old boy. I love you to the end of the universe my little boy.  Happy happy 8th birthday!

My dear C, my little bear. This year has been such a good one for you. You have grown so much in terms of friendship and how you see the world. Your constant yearning for knowledge is amazing - as is the fact that you remember every little bit you hear or read in a subject that may interest you. You look at the world through the eyes of an artist and will always be the one to remark on a particularly beautiful building/flower or even a car. I also love how you care about others and are always looking out for others. You are really so tall now - on Sunday I was amazed to see how tall you stand in front of the church with the birthday wishes. I love you to the end of the universe (where you are quite sure you will find some intelligent life!) Happy happy 8th birthday!

Thanks to Tanya for the date in history inspiration .


  1. Happy birthday! Lucky fishes, no school today!! I hope that you all have a lovely day full of celebrating with all things nice!!


  2. Happy birthday! It was my son's bday this week too, and my post was quite similar to this :) I'm not sure if it's a coincidence, of if you were inspired by mine, but maybe a credit would be cool if it was strongly inspired? Thanks, T

  3. It may not be the best day in world history, but it's a wonderful day in your family history. Happy birthday L & C!

  4. aah, what a sweet post. Did you mean L grew 3 cm? :)

    Happy birthday to your baby boys - I so get it that the house was never quiet again! :)


    1. Yes! Gosh I had such issues with Blogger - I wrote the post very quickly early the week and wanted to edit and add and then could not get into Blogger -s o it published with mistakes and omissions. I guess I have learned my lesson

  5. What a gorgeous post :) happy birthday to L & C

  6. HapPy birthday to MR L and C! Wish you long life and good health. Hope they had a wonderful day

  7. So beautiful. And a little late - but Happy Birthday boys!

  8. Where is time going? Leane also turned 8 this year and it feels as if she was only born yesterday.


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