Friday, November 11, 2011

' We Remember ' Jonty's 3rd birthday

Today Jonty turned 3. He was born on the 11th of the 11th at 11.35am. I started pushing at 10.45am and I always push anywhere from 40mins (Hallie) to 4 hrs (Oliver) so I knew he wasn't coming before 11am. At 11am I remember  my midwife Brenda, joking about whether we should have a minute's silence. Funny enough I did not laugh. :)

Jonty has been loving the latest Cars movie so we got him a spy plane, which fits a little Mater truck and McQueen and then the spy car (Finn McMissile)

As tomorrow is Lisa's birthday, we are going to have a joint birthday party and unveil the cake for Jonty there. Jonty has been tossing up between a garbage truck and a helicopter, so we will see what he gets. Last year he had a train cake  - lucky Lisa doesn't mind having kiddie cakes for her birthday too. :)

Seeing as today was also Remembrance Day, they held a little service at school in front of the flag pole.  My Pop, Stephen Lanham (who Flynn's middle name is from -along with my own father) was in the navy in WWII on the destroyer HMAS Napier. He was a Rat of Tobruk and was away from my Nanna for 2 whole years. My Dad has published his diaries from the war. It is very compelling reading and more so because he is my Pop who I remember and loved dearly.

Hallie was one of the SRC presenters of the service and she did a good job up there with the microphone, introducing the national anthem and the minute's silence.

Singing the national anthem.

The wearing of the poppy...

"Remembrance Day (also known as Poppy Day, Armistice Day or Veterans Day) is a memorial day to remember the members of the armed forces who have died in the line of duty since the First World War.
Hostilities formally ended "at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month" of 1918 so Remembrance Day is observed on November 11.
The remembrance poppy has become a familiar emblem of Remembrance Day due to the poem In Flanders Fields, believed to have been written by Canadian physician and Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae.
Poppies were the first flowers to grow in the earth of the soldiers' graves in Flanders and so they became an appropriate symbol for Remembrance Day" (quote found here)

And not to forget the birthday boy... looks like he is enjoying very much his birthday dessert, after hot chips for tea (his choice).

Happy 3rd birthday my beautiful blonde haired brown eyed munchkin.


Anonymous said...

Lovely post Simone.
I must say your midwife must have been a real hoot. lol
Love Lorraine.

Penny B. said...

A big happy birthay to Jonty! He looks so grown up and I love his longish hair.