Magic Moments – A blog post by LSH

LSHbirthday blog post

This week, I am taking a week off, and have delegated some of the blog work to the other members of the Mad House of Cats and Babies.

LSH is writing the Magic Moments post this week, so I will hand over to him and let him loose….

Well it is a rare privilege indeed to follow in the footsteps of my wife’s eloquent and witty posts…  After what has been a hard year or two in many ways I feel that the two parties my wife has organised, Matthew’s last weekend and mine this have heralded a new season for us, and a little bit of sunshine hasn’t hurt either :).

We are after all social beings and some time out getting together with close friends celebrating what is good is always healthy for us.  These special times help us take our eyes off the trials and shift them to our blessings.

It has to be said it was a good birthday week, starting with Star Trek last Saturday night, positive medical appointment on Tues giving us some solid answers for Matthew’s ears, gluten free cakes as seen above and the piece d resistance… my wife throwing me my first ever surprise birthday party last night!

She carried it off like a pro although if I had really had a mind too I could have read some tell tale signs with my daughter being spoken too in hushed tones a few times this week and an out of place Ocado shop arriving 24 hours after our normal weekly Tesco shop yesterday afternoon.

My brother was entirely complicit in the plot and took me out for a leisurely drink at one of our local pubs whilst the final pieces of the party were falling into place.  I was taken home for 7:30 to a very excited daughter who insisted that she had something to show me in the lounge… And there they ALL were!  I didn’t burst into tears or run out, it was more of a slow realisation that our friends were actually in our lounge and I wasn’t imagining it.  It was a strange feeling as I had no idea how long they were going to be there or what Karen had planned, was it drinks, was it dinner, who could say?

Well I quickly found out that it was dinner (which would explain why all non-essential items had been extracted from the fridge and piled up elsewhere!) and settled in to a lovely evening with lots of laughs.

So… many many thanks to my wonderful wife who despite being exhausted has pulled off two parties in two weeks and really given some very special moments to both the boys in the Reekie household!  Karen I am so proud of you, you are amazing!

( handing back to the normal author of this post now 🙂 )

Head on over to The Oliver’s Mad House or click on the Linky below to find more Magic Moments….

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  1. What a really lovely post to honor the hard work Karen put in and to celebrate some #magicmoments.

    Its so lovely to hear from the LSH … please make sure we hear from your again!

    Thanks for linking up such a lovely post to #magicmoments

    • Em nearly gave the game away several times, and I did think he knew something was up, but he didn’t totally twig. It was nice to do something special for him! 🙂

    • I must admit, I won’t be doing another one for a long time. Is quite stressful trying to keep it all secret! 😉

  2. Wow, just the one party is always hard work but 2 in 2 weeks is very impressive. I hope you’re all recovering nicely from it now .

    • I am feeling a bit tired, but I am glad both parties went well, and LSH was truly surprised when he walked in the door, which was the best moment! 🙂

  3. great post. glad you all had wonderful birthdays. i too struggle with my DH and youngest sons birthdays within a week of each other in early january. well done to your wife for pulling it off!
    Im celebrating my sons 7th birthday in this weeks #magicmoments xx

  4. Lovely post,welcome to blogging! Glad you had a great party and well done for organising a surprise party Karen x

    • Thank you. He writes really well, I may persuade him to do more, he kind of regards this as my domain, but actually I would like him to add his perspective to things! 🙂

  5. Karen, I’m very impressed that you got your other half to write on here…..hmmm, might have to see if I can get hubs onboard with my blog too. Good on you taking a week off too, enjoy! Oh and to Mr Mad House of Cats & Babies – well done on your first blog post!

    • Thank you. I may persuade him to do more, he actually writes quite well. It has been nice having a week off! 🙂

    • We did! Thanks. It has been nice, taking a week off, and delegating the work! 😉

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