He has the cutest cheeky smile and the happiest disposition. Our gorgeous little grandson Alex, turns 3 today. Yes, he might live on the other side of the world, but his detail orientated mummy keeps us well informed and with this wonderful age of amazing technology, we get to be a special part of our grandchildren's lives, and they ours. And so as our very precious younger grandson turns 3, we are so thankful for his little life.
The parcel we sent last week should soon arrive on their doorstep, and will be devoured with all the great gusto an energetic three year old, over-excited birthday boy can muster.
We look forward in great anticipations to the photos Melissa will send which always so aptly capture the special moments. Melissa always has the boys decide on a theme for their party. Even at just 3 Alex is full of ideas and plenty of instructions are issued so that every detail of his party and cake will be just as he envisages it. Even at 3... he's an ideas man!
I know his mum will have spent a few nights working on his cake until the wee small hours, and there will be lots of decorating of the party room with colour coordinated balloons and banners. And just like the other years, no matter how exhausted she feels from all the hours of preparation she will feel it's been totally worth every ounce of effort once Alex sets eyes on his cake and amazingly well prepared party room. Sloppy kisses and telling her she is the best mummy in the world, will be more than ample payment. She adores her boys and is thrilled to make their birthday wishes come to life.
In just two weeks she gets to do it all again, with a different theme and an equally magnificent cake when Dan turns 7. And will his mummy mind a bit...not in your sweet nelly!
I can't help but be reminded of how blessed we are to live in an age where we have just amazing technology at our fingertips. Growing up I had a penfriend who lived in the USA. Letters and momentos were exchanged with great anticipation, and I remember excitedly devouring a letter or card from the US, which had spent the previous six weeks crossing the Pacific Ocean on an ocean liner. How amazing it is, that today we can write an email, include lots of photos that may have been taken just minutes before, and in seconds they can be on the desk of our family and friends thousands of miles away.
How does technology today, help keep your family close?