Kate's Blog

Follow me if you will as I try to navigate through the ups and downs of my world.

I'm writing this blog to help me make sense of all that has happened - from my diagnosis with non-Hodgkins lymphoma while pregnant with my third child in May 2008
, through to my reflections on chaotic family life as I try to pick up the pieces of my life again.

The kids are so small, and I'm working hard to keep us all safe and to stay in remission.

Stay with me - it won't be all doom and gloom I promise!

Friday, 5 November 2010

Bonfire Night and Ed

Out of our loft bedroom window we have a panoramic view over the city. This evening, after dark, on my way to put Hattie to bed we paused to watch the fireworks exploding in jewelled colours near and far, wherever we looked. Hattie was frightened and transfixed in pretty much equal measure.

It is Ed's birthday today - and I've always told him that fireworks went off everywhere in celebration on November 5th 2003. Being born on Bonfire Night clearly has nothing to do with it! And tonight he was off with his dad and sister to watch the fireworks at the park near our house.

But Ed has never been scared of fireworks, even as a very young child - while Martha has always been terrified until this year. And tonight he told with me with entire seriousness that the reason for this was that he'd heard fireworks just after birth. True he was born at 7.30 in the evening which is firework time, but he was also minutes old and in a hospital. But who am I to argue?

Anyhow, I'm excited and pleased for him that he's reached 7. But he's not a baby anymore - he's far from being that newborn in a spotty babygrow. And I'm sad at the way time marches on.

Tomorrow we're taking Ed and some friends to the cinema and for a pizza. Sounds rather exhausting!

Now, it's an episode of Mad Men and then bed to continue 'The Slap'. What an exciting life I lead.


Anita said...

Happy Birthday to your number one child!

Let us know what movie you chose to see. :)

Oh, and now you have to change your profile to say, "three kids, seven and under."

Tracey said...

Happy Birthday Ed!!! Our Cate turned two on the seventh, and Jonah (only almost six) has his first loose tooth. It is going too fast. Not the days. The days can drag miserably. But the years. The years are flying by!!

Rebecca S. said...

Happy birthday, Ed! I hope your time in London is very relaxing and fun, Kate!

purpletrumpet said...

That is so cool about your son!! I love stuff like that.
I have a daughter the same age and she is full of pearls of wisdom.
Im sitting my best friends 3 at the mo and now I know why she is so busy! I haven't stopped all day! Now for an hour of 'me time' and my new book :-) before I start again!