Word of the Week – Growing

This week we had the second of our little ones birthday’s.
My Little Man, my baby, turned seven years old!
My babies are all growing up. In just two weeks it will be Star’s 12th birthday. So I will have a seven, a ten and a twelve year old. Definitely not babies!

I talked with the Little Man earlier this year and he said he was happy not to have a birthday party. After Boo’s manic day I was really happy we’d come to this decision. I still wanted to make the day special for him though so I invited my friend and her two children over for a party type lunch. We had sandwiches and chicken dippers, crisps and chocolate bars. (Totally unhealthy which is how birthday spreads should be.)

And of course we had cake!

He went for Minecraft again, last years cake had a minecraft sword in it. This one was quite therapeutic to make. I’ll have to invest in a roller cutter though, I cut out all those pieces individually!
For anyone not knowing about Minecraft, this is Stampy Longnose one of the characters and he’s made up of pixels, which is why he is made with squares.
After the party lunch the children played lovely together for over an hour. Then on the evening the Little Man’s grown up brother and sister played Mario Party with him which made him so happy. 
Before he went to bed I said to him,
“I’m sure you’ve grown bigger today” and he replied,
“yes, I’ve grown bigger which means my brain has got bigger too and I’m more intelligent.”
I love my Little Man.
I love all my children and it scares me how quick they grow, but on the other hand, I’m so happy to have this time with them and I really hope and pray that I have long enough to see them grow even bigger.

The Reading Residence


  1. August 11, 2017 / 10:22 am

    I have a minecraft fan, so I can just imagine how pleased Little Man (you will have to rename him!) was with his cake. I love seeing my children grow. I think the answer is to enjoy each moment. Looking forward or back means I might miss the now. Happy 7th Birthday, Little Man. #wotw

  2. August 11, 2017 / 11:55 am

    Happy birthday to your Little Man. It sounds like he had a fab birthday and that cake is brilliant! My girls would love it. They are big fans of Stampy. Me not so much…His voice is so annoying. lol x

  3. August 11, 2017 / 12:51 pm

    A belated Happy Birthday to Little Man! Sounds like he had a great birthday and that's a fab cake. They do grow so quickly, and whilst I love seeing them grow and develop, I would like time to slow down sometimes x Thanks for sharing with #WotW

  4. August 11, 2017 / 2:41 pm

    Thank you, yes I'm thinking of calling him NSL Man (not so little)

  5. August 11, 2017 / 2:42 pm

    I love Stampy's voice and can imitate his laugh too 🙂 x

  6. August 11, 2017 / 2:43 pm

    Yes, when you have adult kids it really hits you how quick it all goes. You have to make the most of every day x

  7. angiemwebster77
    August 11, 2017 / 7:23 pm

    It sounds like your little man had the perfect celebrations for his birthday. I love that you make all your kids cakes, I wish I had your skills. You are right kids grow up so fast it scary. Have a lovely weekend x #WotW

  8. optrixxaris1
    August 14, 2017 / 4:34 pm

    It's fantastic that you handmade the cake much better than shop bought. Happy Birthday not so Little Man. #WOTW

  9. liquoriceuk
    August 16, 2017 / 7:56 pm

    I love the cake you made and that comment from your Little Man about his brain getting bigger made me smile. Sounds like he had a lovely birthday 🙂 #WotW

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