My Little Guy is now 6 (SIX!) years old. I can’t believe it! It seems like only yesterday he was starting school.
Last night we had a family dinner at my parents’ place, a combined birthday dinner for Ethan and my sister. Despite Mum, Dad and Tyler all being sick, we had such a fun evening. I think the highlight of the night was playing Chinese Whispers around the dinner table – we were all in hysterics and the boys just loved it!
Last night Ethan opened his presents from Nana & Grandad. He got The Bee Movie on DVD, his very first “chapter book” (Nim’s Island), a colouring book, and this:
Mum made him this VERY special Treasure Box. Ethan just loves collecting and keeping little “treasures” and at the moment he has most of them in shoeboxes. Mum wanted to make him a special box for his most precious things.
Ethan loved it so much, and I was really touched by his response. He said “I really love it all. I love it very much. I will keep this forever and ever”. I saw tears glistening in his eyes, and asked him if he was crying. He said “I’m happy crying”.
Needless to say, I had tears glistening in my own eyes after that.
He received Junior Scrabble, felts and a book from Aunty Leah – absolutely perfect gifts for him.
One thing that I LOVED this year was hearing Ethan read aloud from his birthday cards:
“To Ethan, You are a very special boy and we hope you have a very special 6th birthday. We are very proud of you. We love you. Love from Nana & Grandad xxxxxx.”
“Dear Ethan, I hope you have a very, very happy birthday! Yay, 6 years old!! I love you lots. Love from Aunty Leah xox.”
Then this morning, he read our card aloud:
“Ethan, Happy Birthday number 6! We love you sooo much little guy. Have a great day. Daddy xxOo.”
“Little Guy, I love you more than you know, and I’m so very proud of you. Lots of love, Mummy xox.”
He read each one word perfect. My heart was welling up with pride as I listened to him read, and as I watched him open his gifts with so much gratitude in his heart.
We actually had to wake Ethan up this morning, because Rob wanted to say “Happy Birthday” and watch him open his present before going to work. We sang to him and put the present on his chest, but he still didn’t wake up! He was soooo sleepy, but eventually he stirred and realised it was his birthday! He loved his present, but most of all, he was excited about ordering his lunch at school today!
For both Rob and I, getting a lunch order at school was a really special treat. In Rob’s family, they were only allowed to order their lunch on their birthdays, and we decided to carry on that tradition. So today he is getting:
*American hot dog with cheese & sauce
*Cookie Time cookie
*Milk with a chocolate Sippah straw
This afternoon I am taking some cake into Ethan’s class for his classmates to share. Only SpongeBob’s pants & shirt got eaten at the party, so Ethan’s class will get to eat his body!
And tonight Ethan has requested pancakes for tea. :-)
Happy Birthday, little guy!
You are amazing and I’m so proud to be your Mummy. You are sweet, kind and absolutely delightful. I love watching you grow, and I’m proud to see the way you are maturing into a totally awesome little boy.
I love you SO much! Mummy xox