Chaos the Threenager turns Four

It is difficult to believe that you are now four years old.  It seems like you have been with us forever; so hard to imagine what life was like before you finally came screaming and squirming into the world.  A big shock to you, being removed from such a comfortable place and a massive one to us as first time parents.  Daddy scooped you up into his arms and after a long time you finally stopped crying.  Daddy has always been able to work his magic and calm you down when you are upset, hurt or angry.

You’ve always loved to talk and never really bothered with baby talk.  Your first word was Mummy at five months old and then you were off, well into full sentences way before most if your peers.  Not quite a dexterous as some, talking was definitely your thing and still is.  We always know where you are and exactly what you are doing because you give us a constant running commentary on everything you do.  Your loudness increases with your enthusiasm and we often ask you to reduce the volume as you get more and more excited.

The stores you tell are so fantastic.  Yes, we are very biased parents but, just, wow.  For a now four year old your imagination is mind blowing!  Whilst you play with your Lego, which is in your words, your ‘best toy’.  You reel off the most fantastical tales of baddies, policia, bomberos (firemen) and most recently StarWars, even though you’ve only watched the Lego StarWars version you have developed a huge love of the force.

Your imagination is also fueled by your love of books. Your attention span for a good story is pretty phenomenal.  You devour stories, even though you might not of read a book for six months, you still remember the story, the characters, the plot and the specifics. Then reinact your favourites using your classic Lego set.  Building ‘Jurassic World’, Helicopters, Police cars and anything you can imagine…with a little help from Daddy!

It is so lovely to see the bond with your brother grow and develop.  After we were lucky enough to have you in our lives we always said the greatest gift we could ever give you was a sibling.  You try to comfort him if he is having a terrible twos tantrum.  You offer him hugs and kisses and even share your Lego with him, which is pretty amazing really!   To think that just over a year ago and we nearly lost your brother to a tumour, it makes your relationship even more fantastic and special.  How lucky we all are with two amazing boys!

You are also fantastic at walking. During your early years you loved to be carried.   Our Ergo carrier has seen a lot of miles.  We thought we’d never get you to join in with our love of walking and hiking.   But something happened when you were three and a half and you actually started to enjoy walking.  Yes, we get the odd threenage whinge and have to coax you along sometimes but, the majority of times you have fun walking.  We try and get out for walks most days and you have gradually worked your way up to six km.  From the boy who loved to be carried that is pretty darn amazing!

Your threenage years have been yours and our biggest challenge yet.  Emotional, exhausting and well let’s face it…far too much whinging!  Well, not always, but let’s just say that we will be glad to see you grow, develop and transform even further.

You help us to grow too.  You constantly remind us to look at things more closely, to examine life with a microscope, to notice when things change; when a wall is painted, a person has a new haircut, that there’s a new waitresses serving our coffee, that the red tractor is parked in a different place, that there’s a bug on the floor which we could step on.  Living life through your eyes reminds us to look more closely and enjoy the world we live in.  Thank you.

To see how much you have grown, changed and developed is so wonderful and makes our hearts soar with pride and joy.  Our gorgeous boy, our first born, our baby, our four year old… Thank you for being our son and Happy Forth Birthday!

Lots of Love
Mummy & Daddy

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48 thoughts on “Chaos the Threenager turns Four

    Helen @Talking_Mums

    (February 28, 2017 - 8:04 am)

    What a lovely post, it’s nice to hear that as siblings they get on well. Lovely photos too x

      Topsy Turvy Tribe

      (March 2, 2017 - 8:59 pm)

      Thanks Helen… They do really like each other and get on… most of the time!


    (February 28, 2017 - 9:04 am)

    What a beautiful post! It sounds like you have two gorgeous little ones 🙂

      Topsy Turvy Tribe

      (March 2, 2017 - 8:58 pm)

      Thanks, we consider ourselves very lucky and blessed to have two such gorgeous boys!


    (March 1, 2017 - 4:42 pm)

    Lovely post. Its incredible how quickly the time goes by, isn’t it? #familyfun

      Topsy Turvy Tribe

      (March 2, 2017 - 8:52 pm)

      Thanks Jeremy, yes it’s so true that time really does seem to fly, especially when you’re so busy with kids!

    Alana - Burnished Chaos

    (March 1, 2017 - 6:45 pm)

    Beautiful post. He sounds just like my son, he was so early to talk and never stopped and the stories he can create are mind blowing. I love seeing the relationship between your two boys in all your Instagram photos, so magical x

      Topsy Turvy Tribe

      (March 2, 2017 - 8:51 pm)

      Aaah, thank you Alana. Your son looks like he really takes care of your daughter too, so lovely!

    Angela Watling

    (March 1, 2017 - 8:54 pm)

    Awww, that’s so lovely! Time really does fly by doesn’t it and I love hearing how children develop as my daughter goes on the same journey. Sounds like he’s an amazing talker too 🙂 #FamilyFun

      Topsy Turvy Tribe

      (March 2, 2017 - 8:48 pm)

      Thanks Angela, it really is fascinating isn’t it and so amazing to see our children grow up!

    Hayley @Mission: Mindfulness

    (March 2, 2017 - 10:06 pm)

    What a beautifully written letter – and gorgeous photos as I would expect from you :-). Your eldest doesn’t sound too disimilar to my eldest. 🙂 xx

      Topsy Turvy Tribe

      (March 11, 2017 - 8:20 pm)

      Thank you Hayley that’s such a lovely comment! Looks like we’ve both got two brilliant boys then!! x

    Katy - Hot Pink Wellingtons

    (March 3, 2017 - 12:20 pm)

    This is such a lovely post! I love seeing the changes in him in the photos – he looks like such a little boy in the last photo, such a difference between 3 and 4! He sounds like such a great character – a well developed sense of imagination is a fantastic trait – and it’s so lovely that your boys get on so well together. Happy birthday Chaos! Thanks for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove

      Topsy Turvy Tribe

      (March 3, 2017 - 6:43 pm)

      Thanks for stopping by to comment and for hosting Katy. It really is crazy to see him grow and develop into a boy…school next!!


    (March 3, 2017 - 3:00 pm)

    Oh such a lovely lovely post! It’s amazing watching them grow into tiny little people! #sharingthebloglove


    (March 3, 2017 - 9:59 pm)

    Ah wow happy birthday dude. That photo is just too cool. Also, saying mummy at 5 months – talk about impressive. I love the hugging and kissing of his little brother – that is just so sweet! Hope you all had a lovely day together. Thank you for joining us at #familyfun xx

      Topsy Turvy Tribe

      (March 4, 2017 - 3:57 pm)

      He is pretty impressive and although he has his moments, he really loves his little brother, apart from when he ran off with his Lego earlier today. Ha!

    Little Ladies Big World

    (March 4, 2017 - 8:18 pm)

    This is a lovely post to remember all those little moments that change far too quickly. happy birthday. #sharingthebloglove

      Topsy Turvy Tribe

      (March 11, 2017 - 8:22 pm)

      Thank you, I hope he will enjoy reading it when he is older!


    (March 5, 2017 - 10:38 pm)

    Aww I love posts like this, fantastic way to remember the ordinary moments! Have a happy birthday 🙂 Thanks for linking up to #dreamteam x

      Topsy Turvy Tribe

      (March 6, 2017 - 7:11 am)

      Thanks Bridie, it’s so easy to forget how wonderful our children are as they develop and change so quickly!


    (March 5, 2017 - 10:46 pm)

    Lovely post. My son is really into imaginative play now too and it’s so lovely to hear him talking about things to himself, I just love it! Thanks for sharing your post on #fortheloveofBLOG

      Topsy Turvy Tribe

      (March 6, 2017 - 7:10 am)

      Thank you, it is really great to hear our children’s brains working!

    Victoria - Lylia Rose

    (March 6, 2017 - 12:40 pm)

    Ooh I had an Ergo too – it was my favourite carrier! It got a lot of use also 🙂

      Topsy Turvy Tribe

      (March 7, 2017 - 9:44 pm)

      We brought the Ergo for my brother, as his children grew out of it he posted it back to us, it’s holding up nicely. We also have the Boba 3G which is great too


    (March 6, 2017 - 7:48 pm)

    This is beautiful. He sounds like a lovely boy and I love to watch the siblings relationship develop between my two. Four is a lovely age, I’m really enjoying this age with my daughter. Thank you for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove

      Topsy Turvy Tribe

      (March 7, 2017 - 9:49 pm)

      Thanks for hosting an commenting, so good to know you are enjoying four! It already seems less emotional than three, things can only improve from here!

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    five little doves

    (March 9, 2017 - 10:22 am)

    Aww such a gorgeous post, and your photos are beautiful! My threenager is four in May and I’m hoping that thing get a little easier! The worst part is, as she turns four, her little brother turns three four days later, so I have the threenage years all over again, haha! #sharingthebloglove

      Topsy Turvy Tribe

      (March 11, 2017 - 8:28 pm)

      Thanks for commenting Laura, he is already slightly less emotional but still has his moments, we also have a terrible twos with his younger brother, so I know exactly what you mean! Your two youngest are really close in age at least it means you have lots of experience!


    (March 10, 2017 - 11:27 pm)

    A beautiful post! He’s such a gorgeous little boy! #SharingtheBlogLove

      Topsy Turvy Tribe

      (March 11, 2017 - 8:29 pm)

      Ah thank you, we really do feel lucky to have such an amazing boy!


    (March 11, 2017 - 10:43 am)

    It sounds like you are really tuned into one another which is lovely. #SharingtheBlogLove

      Topsy Turvy Tribe

      (March 11, 2017 - 8:30 pm)

      Thank you Helena, we spend a lot of time together, by choice, so I hope that we really know each other!


    (March 12, 2017 - 11:37 am)

    What a clever little boy. Lovely post, lovely pictures. #Sharingthebloglove

    Laura Beresford

    (March 12, 2017 - 1:48 pm)

    Lovely to see the changes! Great post and photos. Sounds like you are a very proud mummy 🙂 and rightly so #SharingtheBlogLove

      Topsy Turvy Tribe

      (March 12, 2017 - 6:06 pm)

      Thank you Laura, hubby and I were just watching the boys playing, amazed at what we’d made…very proud!


    (March 14, 2017 - 7:59 am)

    Awww what a lovely post. Such a clever little boy. The pictures are so cute #TriumphantTales


    (March 14, 2017 - 5:51 pm)

    Aw lovely post. I have a chatterbox too! #FamilyFun

      Topsy Turvy Tribe

      (March 14, 2017 - 9:55 pm)

      Thank you. Even though we don’t get a moments piece we would change them for anything…pass the earplugs.. Ha!


    (March 18, 2017 - 6:14 pm)

    Gorgeous post. I totally relate to it all. You could have been writing about my little boy, also four years old. Four has seen it’s challenges, boy does this kid have his own mind now!! He seems so grown up these days, it scares me. Thanks so much for linking up to #TriumphantTales and I hope you’ll stop by again next week 🙂

      Topsy Turvy Tribe

      (March 19, 2017 - 10:03 pm)

      Thanks Jaki, ha ha, looking forward to the challenge of having an independently minded fournado!

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    (March 18, 2017 - 8:42 pm)

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    Mrs Mummy Harris

    (March 19, 2017 - 5:04 pm)

    awww this is such a beautiful post! the photos show just how much he has grown up and im sure if its scary that mine is nearly a year in the blink of an eye, than i cant imagine how quick four years goes! Thank you so much for linking up to #TriumphantTales, hope to see you back next week!

      Topsy Turvy Tribe

      (March 19, 2017 - 9:46 pm)

      It really I’d true what everyone says about time flying past. Enjoy and savour every moment!

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