Today I am grateful for three whole glorious days to spend together as a family,
one of which involves a gorgeous little boy turning five, and all of which will involve the right balance of getting out and about and relaxing together at home.
There will be a pre-birthday haircut.
There will be wrapping, and then unwrapping of gifts.
There will be organising of a cake – the only request being that it is a chocolate one.
There will be decent coffees for Joe and I.
There will be reading, and gaming, and possibly a movie.
Hopefully the weather has a couple more of those gorgeous sunshiny days for my bright boy.
In which case a trip to a favourite park will be on the agenda,
and some rugged-up fun-in-the-sun.
There will be time spent with extended family, cousins and grandparents and inlaws.
but mostly there will be time spent just as our little family of four
and I will revel in it.