Thursday, 18 July 2013

double digits

My boy turned TEN this week.

TEN! Double digits is a big thing, a really momentous event ... a whole decade of being ... and that makes a whole decade of being a mum too! ... No-one really tells you about how to be a parent, there is so much excitement and build up to the arrival of a new baby, but that time is so fleeting. Afterwards you are plunged in at the deep end, at the beginning of a long journey, in a job you have had no training for, it's quite scary when you think about it! But we've got there, learning a lot along the way ... all in all I think we've done a pretty good job, I couldn't be prouder, he's a great kid, full of vitality and zest for life. He's all rough and tumble on the outside, but has the biggest heart. I still get cuddles (when we're at home and no-one is looking!), but it isn't all plain sailing, we get out fair share of those pre-teen sulks and tantrums too!

Anyway, enough of all that philosophical stuff, it's making me all teary eyed! Back to pretty things, we made a suitable amount of fuss with presies at dawn (so early!), our traditional birthday breakfast, planned visits from old friends and surprise visits from grandparents. It might be the hottest summer for years, but we went all ironic with a snow scooter party (to tell the truth it was quite a relief to escape the heat for a while). This set the scene for a snowy themed breakfast table ... mixed up with a bit of neon yellow (Fred's fave colour ?!?).


13 comments:

  1. happy birthday big boy :)

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  2. Happy Birthday Mister! Ems you've outdone yourself once again, the decorations are gorgeous, what a lucky boy! Beautiful photography as ever and a perfect distraction from a hot day in the home office working on a very hot computer. love stella xx

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    1. Aaah, thanks sweetie, what lovely words of encouragement :) I love the cotton wool installation so much, that I can't bring myself to take it down yet ... might have to stay for another 6 months to incorporate Xmas!
      Hope you're enjoying the hols, Love Em xx

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  3. Happy 10th Birthday to your gorgeous boy - double digits = scary (for us not them!). Sounds like he had a lovely day and once again your wrapping has put me to shame. Em xx

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    1. I know - it hardly seems possible, I certainly don't feel 10 years older!!!
      xxx

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  4. Happy Birthday Fred :) Ten is a good age to be!

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    1. So true, your whole life still ahead of you :)
      xx

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  5. A snow party in summer! What a great idea! And the big 1-0!! That is so exciting! Here's to a wonderful decade, and many more to come, both as mom and son! :)

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    1. Thank you sweetie :) I've never thought of it as the big 1-0 before, so funny!
      xx

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  6. Happy Happy birthday! 10 is a big one! :) ~Stephanie

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