Today my little guy turned 7. I do find it hard to believe that 7 years ago today I was high as a kite on drugs in hospital waiting for him to be born! This has been the first time ever that he has been to school on his birthday as it usually falls around the August Bank Holiday weekend. So this morning we needed to get up early so we could get his birthday cards and gifts opened, sing Happy Birthday, let him blow out the candle on his cake and have breakfast before getting the school bus at 7.40am. We managed to have just enough time to squeeze it all in before he left for school. I think the fact the K assisted him in the opening of all of his gifts sped up the process somewhat!
He had his name announce on the PA system at school and he got a birthday ribbon that he was still wearing when he got off the bus at the end of the day. He got to play with his new toys after doing his homework before we had to dash off for his swim lesson which was quickly followed by the Thursday practice for K's cheerleading. We finally got back home at 7.30pm and had hotdogs followed by birthday cake. The birthday boy is now in bed playing his new Spongebob Squarepants game on the Nintendo DS. There was a bit of a theme to his birthday this year. His gifts were mainly Spongebob Squarepants things, shark things or dinosaur things. He liked everything and has gone to bed a happy little boy. (I won't be able to say that for much longer!)