- the twinkle in his eye when he smiles
- his deep
redorange hair (he prefers it to be called orange – wonder how long that will last!)
- his inquisitive mind
- his hugs and kisses
- his boundless energy
- his love of life
Most of the things I love about him also bring challenges (daily) but our family would not be the same without him.
So I discovered how you know your kids are growing up quick…..when you go to buy Calpol in the chemists and realise you can now buy the age Six Plus medicine for everyone!
Despite usually trying to contain the excitement and celebrating to a compact period of time, this year his celebrations last over five days!
Here are those 5 days in the words of his 10 year old big sister (we have a private family blog, and I thought she described it much better than I could!)
On Tuesday it was my brother’s 6th birthday!! He was VERY excited! It was probably the most present-packed birthday I’ve ever seen! Well it was more like a “Birth-week! It just kept on going on and on!
First a dinner, then the birthday party, then presents, then more presents (At the dinner and party he also got presents) ….. And then came the actual birthday. (And more presents)
First came the dinner that was organized on last friday. (It was Papa’s birthday too – he is 70 years older!) It was in a lovely restaurant in Victoria Square. I really enjoyed getting to talk to all the family. The food was very nice and there was good service. I really enjoyed that Friday evening!
So then came the party which was at Jumping – Jack’s. It was easier going than I thought it would. All the kids just ran into the soft play – area and stayed there, while my big sister and I helped ourselves to sweets and drinks!
Then for a couple of days my parents kept on bringing on the presents, so you can imagine that my wee brother loved that! Next came the real birthday, but unfortunately my dad couldn’t be there because he was away teaching a course. But my brother still really enjoyed his birthday, even though he had to go to school. Happy Birthday!
(Well now that we’ve got that over with, lets get on with my birthday!!)
I think we have another discovered another blogger in the family!
Finally, some of the digital scrapbook layouts I have made of him in the last 6 years, including a pre-birth photo! :
I have been browsing back through my blog, selecting digital layouts to include in this post, and it has been lovely…..preserving these memories is part of what blogging is all about.