Saturday, 7 June 2014

Six!

There was a birthday in this house last week.


I cannot overemphasise how much excitement there was.  This day is eagerly awaited for months and months.  The littlest boy is very fond of having things his own way, and having presents and eating cake.  Once a year there's a day when all of this is almost guaranteed.  Oh how happy it makes him.

A friend of mine always asks what he would like.  This year, there was no hesitation - a guitar.  Every time he sees an empty tissue box he finds elastic bands and tries to make himself one.  It's never quite good enough, but he keeps trying, and with so much enthusiasm.  So armed with a voucher towards the cost of a small guitar, he put in an order for this.


Stonking huh?  Ever since it arrived it has been the first thing he picks up in the morning.  It lives in a case with two straps, and if you catch a glimpse of him on his way out of his room, you will see a small, pyjama-clad tousle-haired boy wearing a guitar case on his back.  There's no money for lessons, but there's You Tube and we bought him a children's book on how to play.  In the meantime he's happy strumming and singing.  He really loves to sing, and often plays random notes on the piano while singing some tune or other.  It doesn't bother him at all that his playing doesn't have the same notes as his singing.

We took him bowling as a birthday treat, and we tried a little pool as well.


Then we went for pizza and ice-cream and he got birthday balloons.  Oh it just doesn't get any better than that.


The balloons lived at the bottom of his bed for a while.


I made a cake with jam and buttercream in the middle and strawberries and cream on top.  Not too much, no?  Strawberries are one of his very favourite things, so it's appropriate that his birthday is at the start of the strawberry season.  This year our first home-grown strawberry was ripe exactly on the big day.

We bought him a scooter which he loves.  He zooms around on it doing tricksy things like jumps and one-eighties and tailwhips.  He's fallen off about forty times, but he's never afraid to get back on and do it all again.  I learn so much from this little boy.  And he brings so much joy into our lives every single day.  Happy birthday baby, you totally rock.

34 comments:

  1. *H*A*P*P*Y* * *B*I*R*T*H*D*A*Y*!*!*!* to your darling boy and wow.. that guitar ROCKS!! Gorgeous cake, my friend!
    ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  2. Happy Birthday! That guitar is wonderful, how cool. Lovely post CJ.

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  3. Sounds wonderful for your spiderman. :) x

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  4. Oh the joy of boys, especially on their sixth birthday!!! What a wonderful gift. That guitar will be his best friend for life!

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  5. Oh my! Just LOVE that he wore the cape! Happy birthday, little man...may you keep that joy forever xx

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  6. Happy birthday!!! May your boy keep this excitement and joy and happiness for all birthdays of his life! But certainly, he will keep fond memories of these precious days of his childhood, this is so important...
    Best things to all of you
    Olympia

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  7. This is the perfect birthday! Sounds like he was simply over the moon! Love the guitar, the cake, the balloons...Chrissie x

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  8. Happy birthday to your little one! Sounds like he had the perfect day - and that guitar will compliment his superhero outfit nicely too!
    Sarah x

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  9. Happy birthday! It sounds like everyone had a great day

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  10. And if you can't get it alk your own way on your birthday, when can you huh?! My hubby taught himself guitar, and if an old grump can do it I'm sure your son's fresh young brain can! x

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  11. Don't suppose there's any of that cake left? Happy Birthday.

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  12. Six, already? I bet those years have flown by. I love reading your posts, CJ, because it reminds me of when my boy was little. Bowling and pizza with friends was the best birthday treat (our bowling venue also has a cinema next door so we could make a day of it) - finishing with a large glass of wine for me and the other mums! It's so true that children give a lot back without realising it. Love that he wanted a guitar - my boy was the same, always singing and making up songs on the piano or guitar. I've had a life of listening to his music and songs; now he's doing it for real and off to uni to study music production in the autumn! I'm going to miss that guitar playing!

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  13. Happy birthday to your little one! Six is such a wonderful age, it seems so long since my two were that young and discovering things. The guitar is great and I can see we are looking at the next Ed Shiran in a few years!! Take care x

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  14. Many happy returns to your boy. Six is a great age and it sounds as though he celebrated in style. Bowling and ice cream - that's my kind of party. x

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  15. What a delightful post. Happy, belated, birthday, to littlest boy. I bet that he really enjoyed himself what with terrific presents, a delicious looking cake and lots more.
    And what a great word 'stonking' is! Flighty xx

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  16. Just wonderful CJ - he got some great birthday gifts! And I absolutely love that he is wearing his favorite uniform! Are you ever able to get it off him to wash it?! :)

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  17. Happy birthday to him! It looks like he had a wonderful day. I love that he's in his favorite superhero suit. The cake is beautiful, well done! Our son began playing the guitar at six and he has had a wonderful experience. He does take lessons, very cheap ones through the university music department here, but he plays on his own at home every day. He loves it. I'm so glad to hear about another guitar-loving boy.

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  18. happy birthday wishes to the boy! what a lovely celebration.

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  19. Happy Birthday to Mr. Six. Such a fabulous age, all full of magic and imagination. he is darling and good for him with the guitar, he will learn all by himself which a six year old likes to do. You are such a wonderful Mom.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  20. Oh bless, it sounds like he had such a lovely day. xx

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  21. What fun to be six and get a guitar for his birthday too, congratulations to him on this special day! Sarah x

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  22. Hey CJ,
    Happy birthday to your little man. It sounds as if he had the best day ever. The guitar is awesome. As a middle aged Mod, I totally approve! The cake looks fabulous. I love what you said about him at the end. Boys really do rock.
    Have a lovely week,
    Leanne xx

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  23. Hi CJ, Happy Birthday to your wee boy! My youngest is also 6, she will be 7 in September. Its a wonderful age, full of so much wonder and curiosity yet starting to be e little more independent. She would love all the things you mentioned - she's such a tomboy (she's called Little Tomboy on my blog) - spiderman and scooting :)
    Jillx

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  24. Happy Birthday to him!! 6 is a great age isn't it. Sounds as though you have a budding musician on your hands there. xx

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  25. Happy Birthday! We've a 9th birthday today, and will be having a 6th one in July (we'll not mention the age of the one happening at the end of June!) It's birthday time...

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  26. Happy Birthday to your Superman. Six is great age. Great talents don't need teachers, they just know how to play. x

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  27. Happy birthday to your littlest. It sounds like he had a wonderful day filled with all his favourite things. That guitar is fab, it'll match the superhero outfit perfectly. Can I put an order in now for a cake for my birthday, it looks delicious.

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  28. Happy birthday to your little boy. Wish you all the best. And my big family have four birthdays this month. My older brother, my sister, my young brother and me!

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  29. Happy Birthday! What a wonderful celebration for your little super hero! Paul McCartney's parents never had money for lessons either, and well......he turned out to be quite a guitar player.

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  30. That guitar is awesome!!!!!! And the cake looks so delish :) Happy birthday to him!

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  31. Such a sweet post! That cake looks delicious, and the guitar is great! Happy birthday to him! Sounds like he had a great day, and I love how he wears that Superman cape:)

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  32. What a delightful birthday. Sounds like we need to check back with this boy in 10 years time - leader of the next boy band?? Solo artist??

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  33. That cake looks delicious! Sounds a fantabulous birthday :)

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