Saturday, December 28, 2013

turning 8

It's so nice to celebrate birthdays with family and grandparents.  Having a birthday just after Christmas has obvious disadvantages.  But the nice thing is that more often than not, we're with extended family.  B and I gave our eight year old a much coveted greenstone necklace.

Nana and Grandpa gave him a wonderful gift. A set of real tools (and a tool kit) and an old printer to dismantle, an excellent eight year old pressie.

Nana and Grandpa threw him a lovely party.  DaddyB made sticky BBQ ribs (his favourite) and there was a very colourful cake made by the birthday boy.

He decorated the cake just how he wanted it.  A sponge cake with whipped coconut cream and strawberries.  Pretty much the same as the one we'd had in Auckland. He got to light his own candles too.  I love how much the boys can do for themselves these days.  It really is a great stage right now.

Happy birthday gorgeous boy.


  1. Grandpa12:15 PM

    What a lovey memory - thanks Grandpa xxooxx

  2. He IS such a lovely boy. xx

  3. Looks perfectly perfect for your boy!


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