I can't quite believe where time has gone, but I feel so proud to have such a caring, loving, considerate, often shy and funny boy that fills my life with such happiness and love. He has given my life a completely different dimension and I love every aspect of this very cheeky little chap. He has been my Thomas the Tank companion, the one who has taught me all about cars and trucks and currently the one sharing the world of Star Wars with me. I love his drive for life and his need to be into something, whether it be cars, Thomas or Star Wars. Once he has his mind set on it, he wants to know everything about it and read every book about it and I just love this thirst he has for life.
We had a lovely birthday lunch at home followed by a rather yummy chocolate cake before setting off to meet his friends at Wacky Woods for his birthday celebrations. It felt so strange not to be doing the weeks of planning and rushing around getting everything ready for a party at home, but it somehow also felt very relaxed and I have to say this venue was just perfect.
The kids started off with an assault course and then moved on to a team building exercise where they all worked together to design and build their spaceship, the Millennium Falcon. Little J absolutely loved this and it was so lovely to see him amongst his peers and to see a different side of his lovely little personality shine. I loved how they all worked together without any prompts and how they just got stuck in to make a rather treeeemendous space ship out of logs.
Once the ship was built, they played hide and seek (a clone wars battle of some sorts) amongst the bracken, such fun!!
I just love how little E had to physically close her eyes to do the counting, so sweet!
Then we all went and sat around the campfire where they prepared the pizzas, which according to one of the kids were even better than Pizza Express, made me giggle!
Then it was time for the cake and no one better than Yoda to top it, thank you Sainsbury's! Another first for me, not sure I will do it again, but it was done on request and sometimes it is good to try something different right?!
Then to finish the party off all the kids got to enjoy campfire marshmallows. I have such fond memories of doing this when I was a kid and it was so great to see just how much both J & E enjoyed it.
Josh had such a wonderful day and I have to give credit to Wacky Woods for making his day really special. All the kids left beaming and very very muddy, always a sign of a good day out.
Hope you have all enjoyed a good weekend?! Today has mostly been a day of rest with some moments in the garden this afternoon, which I will share with you soon. Wishing you a wonderful Sunday.
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