Tuesday 3 April 2012


 Our little boy has turned eight!  That tiny little baby that was so chilled out and easy going, who got all his confidence from his big brothers as a toddler, who took the birth of Sophie in his stride even though it coincided with him starting school too, who is so sociable and has hoards of friends, both boys and girls.  Ethan, is now eight, where did that time go?  It all started with the obligatory lego building session.  He also had a scooter, and I had made him a minecraft creeper toy.
 We decided to go out to the Malvern Hills, which Sophie has renamed the "Mouldy Mountains"!! 
 We opened the car door, and they were off, just like a pack of dogs!!
 Stuart and I were very envious of Ethan's energy at running up this hill. 
 Sophie decided she was in charge (is it ever any different?) and if anyone dared to challenge this, most of Malvern knew about it!
 The views were stunning, such a clear day.

There was the usual rolling down hills, although I think they found it a bit bumpy this time around!
 Ethan, happily swinging a stick, and enjoying himself.
 There was quite a bit of cajoling of Sophie to carry on walking, but what a great view!
 We reached the top, which was a bit cold and windy, but once we found shelter in the lee of the hill everyone was much happier.

We returned home to cake and a birthday tea... 
...and of course to finish off the lego!!

Happy Birthday Ethan, wishing you a wonderful year ahead  of you, full of fun and friendship. xx


  1. Happy 8th birthday Ethan, looks like you all had a great day!

  2. Happy Birthday Ethan, it looks like you had a great 8th Birthday. :) x

  3. It is my dream to live in Malvern, how lucky you are to be so close to the hills.

  4. Need the minecraft monster pattern. I have VERY envious boys here. Lol. Do you please have a link? Happy Birthday Ethan!!!

  5. Happy Birthday! Don't these babies just grow and grow - those sons of yours are shooting up (and Sophie too)!

  6. *H*A*P*P*Y* * *B*I*R*T*H*D*A*Y*!*!*!* to Ethan.. and what fun you all had!
    ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  7. Sounds like the perfect birthday. Lego, a day out and CAKE!


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