Hugo successfully turned 7 on the weekend... I say successfully because his first attempt was botched at 4 o'clock in the morning when he met Jonno on a bathroom run, "Do you have anything to say to me Dad?"......... "Yes, get back to bed".
It's funny how much more prepared we were acknowledge birthdays after 6 am!
Jonno and I gave him this lighthouse puzzle - it's an absolute cracker with over 220 pieces all labelled with numbers and arrows. We sorted them out by 10's, a really wonderful exercise for Hugo in number placement and recognition - particularly when we reached the 100's. Very proud of it he is!
I on the other hand, have been crocheting these little mice. Mice love lighthouses.
Although they are a little nervous about peering over the ledge.
As for the birthday cake, I'm afraid this photo is it. As per usual, I took about a million but somehow they have vanished into the ether.
By the way, I did end up with the response from Hugo I was after.... when he saw it iced but unadorned, his face wrestled with emotions from disappointment (he knew I spent a whole morning making it and had high expectations) to incredulity. Finally he tentatively said, "It's a bit boring".
I had to laugh as Archie, in on the secret, replied "Oh well, you know we're on a budget this year. It's all cheap ingredients and plain cakes now".
So yes, he was a very happy chappy when the cake was cut.
Lots and lots of love,