I know I'm a bit behind with all my posts - it was actually the end of October that we celebrated our eldest son's birthday. But thought I'd share a couple of pictures here.
I was going to bake him a cake but on asking him what sort he would like (I have an easy cake book that they like to look through) he said that he'd like a stig cake from the shop lol - no complaints here being heavily pregnant and very busy that week!
We also asked him what he'd like to have for meals on his special day and for tea he wanted his Grandad's chicken fried rice - I have to say once you've tasted it you will understand lol - he makes a mean rice - well actually he cooks most things really well - the children prefer his cooking to mine!!
So we invited some family over and just had a nice time fellowshipping at home (and at Grandads). I'm very proud of my children - they don't ask for a lot and are happy with the small amount they get. We made it a family tradition to only splash out on certain birthdays to save us doing parties every year for everyone (and that was before we had more than 2 children lol) and so that we could really splash out - so 5 is the first age as we celebrate them reaching official school age and the next I believe will be 10.
Here is Matt having some "help" and onlookers opening one of his pressies
That's all the birthdays done for the year - now to think about Christmas and the new baby (due in the new year)