Last week my beautiful boy turned seven. Seven! How did that happen? Our first born. The big brother.
The seven years have flown by. He arrived after a long, tough labour that ended with an emergency section. I have vivid memories of repeating ‘I’d like to be unconscious now please’ until they put something in my drip, and suddenly I was very calm… :) I had no real idea what to do with this small, squealy person, but he was beautiful.
He was a big baby, ate constantly, and followed the 98th percentile for the first two years of his life! He talked early, speaking in complete (grammatically correct!) sentences well before he turned two. He amazed us, made us laugh and on occasions freaked us out a little!
He has always been the calm, easy going, considered and cautious one. He never crawled, he scooted on his bum and we had to teach him how to when he started to get stuck on climbing frames! He likes to know he can do something, and do it well, before he’ll try. He watches and learns. He likes to draw, play computer games and read. He still talks. A lot.
We wanted to make sure his first birthday away from home was really special and his celebrations started with a party in a bowling alley with his friends from school. Part of the package was UV lights during the bowling – looked good, but not great for taking photos :)
After the bowling and the food the kids were given a pot of tokens so that they could play in the arcade. The 7yo did really well (largely down to pure luck!) and was thrilled to get 215 tickets, enough to ‘buy’ an inflatable hammer, some disappearing ink and some random plastic thing…
He was allowed to choose what he had for dinner, and plumped for pancakes. He had them with strawberries and banana (my attempt to make them a little more ‘meal’ like!) and lots of scooshy cream! He was a very happy boy indeed.
So, Happy Birthday to my beautiful boy. We love your thoughtful nature, your considered take on things, your love of books, your chatter, your jokes. We love your cheeky smile and big blue eyes. You make us laugh, you make us think and you make us very, very proud. Love you to the moon and back, and then some xxxx
I am linking up with the wonderful Jaime at The Oliver’s Madhouse – why not hop on over and take a look at some other magical moments!