Last Sunday my handsome little boy celebrated his 6th birthday. I’m so proud of him and everything he has achieved over the last year, more than I could have imagined. He started school just over a year ago and sailed through the foundation year, so much so that he got awarded with a special book ’50 Utterly Silly Stories’ at the end of the year for his amazing achievement of reading 188 books throughout the year and outshining the rest of his class in his all round abilities!
To think he’s come this far is amazing. Mister B and his older sister Miss M are like chalk and cheese in so many ways yet have an amazing sibling bond and come together to play and help each other throughout every day. I’ve always known Miss M falls in the upper half of her class but expected Mister B to be Mister average with his silly ways, jokey nature and clown antics, but it seems he’s proved me wrong in many ways.
He’s different to his sister in that she is incredibly sporty and always eager to try new things. Mister B is more laid back (think daddy!) although he has an incredible imagination, can play independently and come out with some amazing stories and fun ideas. He’s also very humorous and loves to tell a joke.
A couple of the areas he was slightly behind in over the last year have suddenly hit a turning point over the last few months. On our holiday this year we had a private swimming pool which the children disappeared in two or three times a day (obviously with and adult or two in tow!). The first few days Mister B was there in his armbands, but by day 3, he had ditched them and was jumping in, diving under the water and swimming a whole width on his own!!
Over the Summer we managed to upgrade both of the children’s bikes after a friend was selling some fairly new ones quite cheaply so we managed to get them both the next size up. The only downside was that Mister B’s new bike didn’t come with stabilisers. This proved a sticking point for many weeks as poor Mister B was terrified about riding without any support, yet daddy insisted he tried. It was a fraught time which I found quite hard, but then this amazing company followed me on twitter. Intrigued I looked into their product and sent them a message and we ended up reviewing the amazing BikyBiky cycling harness which turned my little boy from a nervous cyclist on stabilisers to a fairly confident rider on two wheels in just a couple of weeks!
I cannot believe within the last 3 months my little boy has ditched both his armbands and his stabilisers – amazing progress for him!
So I was so proud last Sunday when he turned 6 years old. I baked a rather vast amount of cakes for him using my new Savisto stand mixer and we celebrated with a big Minion themed disco which I felt he deserved due to all his hard work.
The children had fun, Mister B danced the afternoon away showing everyone his funky dance moves (with a bit of break dancing thrown in!) and the party proved a huge success. (Excuse the red disco light in Mister B’s eye in the photo below – couldn’t have timed that worse could I ?!?)
The day after his party was his actual birthday and as we had family visiting, we went to a restaurant for lunch where we all enjoyed too much food and had a good time!
All in all we spent a whole weekend celebrating Mister B’s birthday, it was hard work for me, but rewarding watching my son hit a milestone and celebrate everything he’s achieved over the last year.
As much as I hate watching the children grow up (it goes way too fast!), I can’t wait to see what Mister B achieves next and where the future will take him. I love him to bits (as we all do our children) and he never fails to give me a hug at every given opportunity.
Good luck Mister B in all that you do and every venture that life takes you on in the upcoming year!!