Sunday, 13 July 2014

Ben turns 5

How we love our 5 year old!

This boy is, to use a Gemma Adamson phrase - handsome as heck! 
He is also really easy to please which melts me. Today Nathan said 'Ben do you want to go on a bike ride?' He squealed 'Yes Daddy!' then ran to get his shoes on turned round and ran back up to Nathan ' Thank-you Daddy!' He was so excited. Nathan made some adjustments to his seat and pumped his tyres. Ben was at his side spanner in hand 'I'll help you Daddy....OLLIE, I'm helping my dad mend my bike!' he bellowed over the fence. Off he went down the lane to school. Apparently he did really well, trying hard to keep his hands still so he could ride straight. Unfortunately on the leg home he fell off into a bed of nettles :( so when he came in he yelped 'Mummy, I don't want to go on a bike ride again!'

As it was his 5th birthday, it was all actions go to organise a special birthday party. He wanted a superhero theme. So we had a superhero treasure hunt to open proceedings - find 6 superhero symbols then come and get a clue where your treasure lies.

Their treasure was their superhero mask. 

Superheros unite!

Time for musical chairs.

It's my party and I'll hover over the chairs if I want to!

Super Locke takes flight!

Pin the star on Captain America's shield.

Cake time! 

Grandma's super pass the parcel with forfeits and choose a prize from Grandma's super shop - premium pass the parcel!

Finally the piece de resistance - the Daddy designed obstacle course. Throw a ball through a hoop, weave through the charirs, smash cones like Hulk, under the tunnel, through the net, grab a water bomb and hit the baddie! Uncle Tom was a great sport! The kids loved it and went again and again!

Aunty Alice gets in on the act.

Super baby shows off his super strength (Can some one tell this boy he is only 17 months old???) 

Everyone seemed to have a good time even the birthday boy who actually didn't fully partcipate in any of the organised activities as he was too happy to be Captain America in his own little world. Grateful that the weather turned out good in the end as in the morning it had thrown it down. Grateful for  families who help out. So many jobs were involved in the running of the day and we could not have done it without them.

After party chez nous - water fight!

Great day!

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