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Worcester, Worcestershire, United Kingdom
Born in the year of the Coronation, I'm a Baby Boomer. In April of this year I decided I too would have a Diamond Jubilee celebration and completely change my life and that of my Husband's in the process

Thursday, 26 July 2007

Lazy Summer Days.

The garden is still a mess and will stay that way until its possible to walk without falling over but we are safe and dry in our house and that’s the most important thing. Especially as Catherine & Isabella arrive tonight. I shall go to collect them from East Midlands Airport.

Today I have done nothing much, got up late and rested and played about on the computer.The next few days we will be busy cleaning and painting their new home.

Today is my baby’s birthday. Simon is 28, he was born in the middle of a heat wave and it was 90degrees F in the delivery room in Shrewsbury Hospital. He was a bouncing 9 pounds 15 and a half ounces. I think we’ll call that 10 pounds.

In the nursery he looked ridiculous alongside the other babies, with a thick head of red hair and twice the body size and length of the others. It looked like someone had sneaked a 3 month old child in there.

He also cried the longest and loudest and didn’t stop until he was 11 months old. Any thoughts of another child were quickly forgotten, I could never have gone through that again!

Messy Simon

He grew into a very, sweet, small child but as he got older developed an unhappy knack of being incredibly accident prone and forever getting caught in the act in any act of deceit, which small boys (and bigger ones) are prone to. He always knew it was just a matter of time before Mum found him out.

Simon Simon and his saxaphone

This year he is getting married and has achieved,  a very responsible, highly paid career and I’m very proud of him.




Happy Birthday. X.


jeadie05 said...

I hope your garden is drying out and will soon be safe for you to enjoy again ,A Very Happy Birthday to your son ,pleased you rested up today if you have all that painting to do lol .love Jan xx

cornwalldreckly said...

I have had the day from hell with my son and reading about your son has given me hope.  At least Sam will not be 12 for ever!  I hope your son has a very happy birthday.

wobblymoo said...

Reminds me so much of my brother, happy birthday Simon. I'm glad things are a little calmer now :)

simonlshorthouse said...

I did not give you permission to use my pictures on the internet! Thanks ..... no, really, Thank alot!
Your loving Son X

princesssaurora said...

Awww... your little boy has blossomed into quite a wonderful young man!  Yay!

I am sending you prayers for strength... for painting and cleaning your yard!

be well,

pm71blackfen said...

Happy birthday to Simon, he looks a real 'cool dude' in the sunglasses!  He shares his birthday with my husband, he's 61 today!  Glad to hear your house is dry, hopefully your garden will be back to normal soon too. ~~~ Pat   http://journals.aol.co.uk/pm71blackfen/ramblings-from-pat/

jckfrstross said...

Happy Birthday Simon:)


susanebunn said...

What a wonderful tributte to your son on his birthday!  May he have many years of continued success and happiness!  Happy painting!


ally123130585918 said...

Happy Birthday Simon hope you had a lovely day ~ Loved his pictures what a lovely looking little boy he was ~ and what a Handsome Young man he is now ~ Hope it won't be too long till you can get into and enjoy your garden again ~Ally x

wickedpink64 said...

Ahh... Happy Birthday to Simon... This gives me some hope for my two boys then!!! Although I must say his sense of style is, and it seems always, was something to behold!!  I just love that denim clad pose in the door way - very Tom Cruise/Risky Business looking....ROFL...

Glad the rain has abated.  Enjoy your time with Isabella and Catherine.


Wendy in Oz

beckiepainton said...

happy birthday!! I thought i had a big baby with jordan who was 8 lb 13.But a ten pounder!You should be proud of yourself!!Beckiexx

drb1064 said...

Boy what a big baby the only thing I can say about that is OUCH! I thought 6.5lb was painfull enough lol. A very happy birthday to your boy.

tellsg said...

He is a lovely looking boy, I know you are very proud.  Blimey he was a big baby ....   Glad to hear that Catherine and the baby are coming back but thank god it wasn't the other week.  I know things must be difficult at the moment trying to get straight but having them back will cheer you up.  Hugs, Terry x

englishrose007 said...

Well, you son is lovely:-) Gosh though LOL bet you thought you were birthing an elephant!

gazker said...

Happy belated birthday to him!
I thought of you last night, I hope you weren't flooded again.
Gaz xxxx

stillh20z said...

Glad to hear you are all safe--I can't imagine the problems all that rain brings with it!

I loved the pics--what a wonderful son you've got.  :)