Monday, 24 March 2014

A 4th Birthday To Remember...

The Nursery staff really go to town for birthdays!
My children are very lucky. They have to put up with me taking photo's of everything, but in return they get so many new toys to try out that they really do have a great time. When it comes to birthdays though, what do we get them? Obviously they have their own preferences, and  our youngest family member (somewhat unsurprisingly) asked for LEGO for his birthday. To be more precise, he asked for 4 LEGO sets because it was going to be his "number 4 birthday".

Benny the Spaceman - his favourite LEGO character (from the LEGO Movie)

LEGO Monster Trucks and LEGO City
It wasn't hard to choose him some LEGO, in fact we were super lucky and managed to buy him 4 LEGO sets he'll love half price in the sales - bonus. (No-one ever tell him his birthday budget ended up being far lower than everyone else's, he'll never know...).

Being the youngest of 7 isn't always easy. The teenagers take up a lot of our energy and he's generally a quiet little chap, so time and effort were our main gifts to him.

I spent a day baking and then his Dad spent an evening creating and we came up with his cake...instructions for which are here!


And while he was very busy elsewhere, we got his birthday tea ready, decorating the table with all the fantastic Star Wars goodies Perfect Party UK sent us, and a little inflatable Yoda from the Star Wars magazine, and was all the effort worthwhile? I think so....

Yoda had to sit next to him, and is now in his room next to his bed!
And the cake?.........


It's a parenting win.....and I think I score even more points, especially with our teenagers, by not posting any photo's of anyone eating!





27 comments:

  1. Amazing stuff! Happy Birthday little man xx

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    1. Thanks hon! I shall pass your message on to him :) x

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  2. Wow what an amazing birthday! At that age effort definitely means more than the money you spend.

    I like his thinking with the 4 presents - wonder if I can get away with requesting 32 this year?!

    Looks like he had a fantastic day - happy 4th birthday to your gorgeous little man!

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    1. Thank you Tami :D I'm totally asking for 43 presents when my birthday comes around :p

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  3. Looks like a fantastic birthday! I love the cake too!

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    1. Thanks Laura! It was brilliant, awesome even :D

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  4. love the cake! you are such a great baker! your boy is a very lucky boy!

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    1. Aww shucks Eileen! You're a great cook yourself! :)

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  5. Happy birthday Zeke! I can't get over the cake, Jenny, it's wonderful! And look at his little face when he saw the birthday tea <3 xx

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    1. Aww thanks Karen, they're lovely comments. I must say this is a post I love to come and look at, he really was so delighted with it all :D xx

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  6. Happy birthday Zeke! I can't get over the cake, Jenny, it's wonderful! And look at his little face when he saw the birthday tea <3 xx

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  7. so pleased he had a fantastic day! and a really cool cake. We saw the movie at the weekend and agree Benny is pretty cool!

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    1. Benny has a special place in his heart, bless him. He wants to be a spaceman now when he grows up, I think he'll be disappointed when he dins out they don't actually have light sabers though! :)

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  8. Aw, his little face! It makes me smile so much! We need to pass on his present too, there's only one though, that is OK isn't it? ;-)

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    1. Hahahaha....I'm sure it's more than fine, you really didn't have to :) x

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  9. He looks so happy, what a lovely birthday. Careful with the four presents for s fourth birthday though lol, that could get expensive in years to come

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    1. I don't think the 4 presents thing is going to be something that carries on past 4 - not unless he takes a liking to something very small and cheap :D

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  10. Now that looks like an amazing birthday! Happy Belated Birthday :) x

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    1. Thank you! He did have a really great birthday :) x

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  11. His smile speaks volumes Jenny, Hope Zeke had a wonderful birthday :)

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    1. He really did, and those smiles are just fantastic. I think I'll have to look at this post every time he's grumpy! :D

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  12. Great face paints! Happy belated birthday. Looks like a brilliant spread x

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    1. Thank you hon! The foundation unit staff do face paints for everyone when it's their birthday - and the child takes in cake for their group. I think it's lovely and the kids adore it :)

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  13. Awww I love his face when he sees his birthday table! It looks like he had the most fantastic time and had no concerns of the budget!

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    1. It's great when you can do something that obviously gives so much pleasure and it costs so little - I doubt we'll get away with sausage rolls and sarnies and £35 of LEGO for the teenagers though! :D

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