Well, golly gosh, I've just been the worst blogger lately. I'm telling you people, there aren't enough hours in the day. (Well, there literally aren't enough hours of daylight anyway.) Every weekend needs to be used doing stuff that needs to be done. No time to stop and smell the roses. Yesterday we made some time though. We marked the occasion of Jack's birthday with a party, complete with a bouncy castle (as requested months ago) and I couldn't let today go by without blogging on this wee mans 4th birthday.
The most amazing thing happened to us at 6.55pm, 4 years ago - we were blessed with this tiny little 5lb 5oz baby boy, who has grown into this strapping big lad. He knows his own mind, and can be a right stroppy handful sometimes ('spirited' as I prefer to term that) and my side of the family will have to take credit for his stubborn nature. But through all that, he is oh so sweet, ernest, generous, honest, loving and loyal. I love his love of all things superheroes, how he enthusiastically likes to help us cook, his wild big playful imagination, the funny things he comes out with and the fondess and thoughtfulness he shows towards his brother. He takes his big brother duties very seriously.
Jack has been psyched about his birthday party for months. We hired a hall, and a bouncy castle (an absolute essential part of the party!) and a handful of friends and family came to join in the fun. Jack had an absolute blast. He loved being the centre of attention. My chocolate birthday cake didn't quite work out as planned, so it was a last minute dash to Tesco's yesterday to pick up a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cake. As a huge Turtles fan he was over the moon and is quoted as saying this was one of the highlights of his birthday, so I suppose it's just as well.
Some of the days with this fella have been long, but the years have been short. When I think about how fast he is growing up it brings tears to my eyes. His Daddy and I could not be prouder of the little man he is becoming. We love this boy something shocking. Happiest of birthdays to our little dude. And here are some photos of our week that was, they seem to be in keeping with the colourful theme of this post!
It's my birthday and I am THE MAN!
1. This week I reached my personal goal of exclusively breastfeeding for 6 months! This was Noah's first spoonfeed. What a mess!
2. Matching Christmas jumpers from our good chums Freddy and Rachel
3. Party food - Rainbow jelly!
4. Bouncy castle fun!
5. Ring Sling
6. Noah is 6 months old. Happy half birthday to our wee-est!
8. Admiring the Christmas Tree