Monday, 9 May 2011

Birthday Boy

My little boy celebrated his ninth birthday a few days ago. I can't quite believe where those nine years have actually gone as they have whizzed by so quickly. I'm one of those mother's who loves all the cute little baby stages and I have to admit that I do sometimes struggle with the fact my babies are growing up so fast! But grow up they must do! Although, on the other hand, it is equally as exciting watching them take the next step in their little lives and develop into such lovely children.

He had a lovely day ~ there was a small pile of presents waiting for him at the end of his bed when he woke up ~ all guarded by his faithful little dog Winston ~ who is his most treasured soft toy.

Fortunately, he loved all his presents.

We spent the day down in North Berwick and had a leisurely stroll along the seafront ~ and my goodness, there was quite a sea breeze ~ I almost need my hat, scarf and gloves! The cold breeze did not put anyone of their ice creams though and we all enjoyed a delicious strawberry cone, complete with a chocolate flake.

One of the presents in his birthday pile were a couple of golf clubs so we headed off for a little practise and had a game of putting which was a lot of fun. There was also a fair amount of cheating going on too. In the end we all decided that the fairest score was a draw.

And, of course at the end of the day there was plenty of yummy chocolate cake and the obligatory blowing out of the birthday candles :O)x