Happy Birthday to you, Blackberry #2!

On tuesday, november 25th, BB#2 turned 2!

This year his birthday was more enjoyable for him and for me too. Last year he was too small to understand this whole birthday business and I was still very emotional from the memories of his early arrival and everything that came with that. This year I could mostly focus on the celebration of his birthday without the bad memories, I tried to keep busy that day so most of the flash backs did not happen.

BB#2 got a dog cake this year. He really likes dogs, so that is why he had a dog themed birthday.

He recognized the dog on the cake and said: vau-vau 🙂


He tried to blow out his candle:


and he ate 2 pieces of cake. Marzipan covered, chocolate-banana cake 🙂


He liked his presents: a fisher price remote control and a Lego duplo first garden:



I cannot believe my 1560 g (3.4 lbs), 40 cm (15.7 inch) preemie baby

Grew into a 11 kg 190g (24.6 lbs) toddler who is 85 cm (33.4 inch) tall 🙂

I wish someone would have shown me back then a photo of him today 🙂

Ten Thoughts Tuesday

1. Today BB#2 turns 2!

2. He was born 2 years ago at 30 weeks with 1560 g and 40 cm. Today he is 11190 g and 85 cm!

3. He had his yearly visit from a health visitor and she was satisfied with him.

4. BB#2 also got his shot against chicken pox last week. He will need one more of it in 2 months.

5. On Saturrday I took part in an another baby sale. There were not many buyers, I hardly made any money 😦 But I did sale 2 toys, a book and a mug. Probably the gas cost more to get there ….

6. On Sunday we already celebrated BB#2’s Birthday. He really enjoyed it this year. Post coming soon 🙂

7. Monday I had a parent-teacher meeting with BB#1’s teacher. She said good things about him. His only problem is that he talks too softly and he doesn’t have enough self esteem, so sometimes he gets scared and is afraid to answer the questions even if he knows the answer. I don’t really know how to help him 😦

8. I also went to the dentist yesterday. I have been having a tooth ache for weeks now. He did an x-ray. He messed up the first one so he had to do another one (wow thanks for the double dose of radiation!), than something also happened to the second one (the machine swallowed the film ????), finally he said he does not see anything wrong on the x-ray, he also does not see a cavity. So all he did was give me another appointment in 3 months time….. thanks for nothing….

9. Husband will go to a conference tomorrow, so I will be alone with the boys for 2 days.

10. Now all the birthdays are done, now I have to start getting ready for Christmas.

Ten Thoughts Tuesday

1. Last week was spent with BB#1’s Birthday.

2. BB#2’s Birthday is a week from today 🙂

3. The weekend was busy, busy, busy.

4. Saturday morning we attended a double Birthday party.

5. Saturday night I went to my 20th High School reunion. First we met in our old high school, sat in our old desks 🙂 Then we went out to dinner. It was great to spend an evening with adults, eating without anyone in my lap, no one screaming. It was great to see everyone. It would have been even more great if more people would have come, but oh well. Everyone seems to be doing well, we even had 4 teachers attend.

6. Sunday afternoon we celebrated world prematurity day at the theather, BB#1 got to see his first musical show. (see yesterday’s post: https://theblackberryboys.wordpress.com/2014/11/17/world-prematurity-day-2014/ )

7. Monday I went to the dermatologist, again, but this time I was lucky because she was finally there.

8. I had to take BB#2 with me and after the dermatology clinic I thought it was a great time to go to the post office, the bank and to get a coffee at my favorite cafe. By the time we got back to the car, we had a parking fine 😦 So monday did not start out to good. I thought I had 2 hours of parking, turned out I only had 1 😦

9. This afternoon we will have our second parent-teacher meeting at BB#1’s school.

10. I have been having a tooth ache. I called the dentist a week ago, and today they finally called back that I can go today around 3pm (they called like 2 hours before that). But I don’t have a babysitter, and at 5:30 I have to go to the meeting, so there was no way I could go 😦 I hate beening a stay at home Mom at times like this, when I feel so alone and helpless and I cannot go do something important, because I have nowhere to put the kid 😦 Wish me luck that I will get a new chance soon, that will be better for me…

Happy Birthday Blackberry #1!

Today Blackberry #1 turns 7!

He got his wish: Legos and Transformers 🙂

This years cake:


A MINION CAKE 🙂 Chocolate-banana flavour.


BB#1 happy with his gift 🙂


Blowing out the candle.


And I can’t believe he used to be this small.

Happy Birthday my Baby!

You can read about some of his previous cakes here:


Ten Thoughts Tuesday

1. There was no TTT last week because we were on vacation. Hurray! 🙂

2. BB#1 had his fall break from school from October 23rd to November 2nd.

3. On October 23rd we celebrated my Dad’s 70th Birthday at a restaurant. His birthday is on the 25th but this was the day my brother could attend.

4. On October 26th we left for our fall vacation.

5. 4 nights, 5 days at our favorite Hotel, up north in the mountains in the middle of nowhere in the woods. Hotel Oxygen and Zen Spa.

6. We had a great room, huge, top floor, 3 huge windows with a huge tub in the room. It looked something like this:

7. We had fun at the spa, ate alot and took mini field trips.

8. The only bad thing was that BB#1 got an ear infection from all that swimming.

9. But by monday he was all better so he could go to school.

10. BB#1’s birthday is in 9 days so I am busy getting ready for the celebrations, presents etc…