Sunday, 21 December 2014

Party of 4

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!
7. Brothers
8. Admiring the Christmas Tree


  1. Happy birthday to Jack! It's great that they're 6 months apart you've got plenty of planning time for each of them!

  2. Happy 4th birthday! #MySundayPhoto

  3. Happy Birthday Jack- what a cutie and all of a sudden he looks really grow up. Mads is going to be four in three days, I can't believe it and she is the same- she has suddenly really changed looks wise and looks such a big girl. Hope you have a great Christmas. x

  4. Aww! How adorable! What a cutie!
    Happy Birthday Jack!

  5. Oh he is just so sweet. Happy 4th Birthday, Jack!


    Jenna at Tinyfootsteps xx

  6. Oh he just looks so cute and I love the balloons! Happy birthday little guy x

  7. Gorgeous photos. Happy birthday to Jack - sounds like he had a wonderful birthday :-) #whatsthestory

  8. I love the term "spirited". I get that a lot about Gwenn. Or "physical". Ha ha!

    I love the balloon photos. Balloons never fail to delight. I'm 32 and I still play balloon football whenever I get my hand on one!



  9. Beautiful photos, love the burst of colours from the balloons. I hope it was a good day

    Have a Merry Christmas and thank you for linking up

  10. Happy Bellated Birthday to Jack! Lovely post, as always, you have such a wonderful way with words, and the camera!

  11. What a beautiful family!!! Looks like Jack will grow up into a handsome lad. Have a happy, healthy and peace-filled 2015!

  12. Awww Happy birthday Jack! Happy new year to your family too =)

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  13. What a great set of photos! Happy birthday to Jack!

  14. Lovely pictures, It sure seems as Jack had a wonderful Day.
    Happy Birthday little Guy!!
    And we wish you a Happy New Year from

  15. Jack is such a cutie! Happy Birthday Mr. Jack! Happy New Year from Teresa at

  16. Happy 4th Birthday Jack! You are losing that baby face. I'm sure your mamma will miss that. ;) Noah is looking super cute too. Wishing you all a fabulous 2015!

  17. He is a such a cuttie! I'm loving the rainbow jello cups too! Looks like it was a fun day for him. Happy belated birthday Jack! :)