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Celebrating seven

This week my baby turned seven. Oh my.   We celebrated Hugo style, by pitching a tent in the backyard and inviting a few friends over for a boys own adventure party.

There was a bonfire to cook twist stick bread, hot dogs, a campfire cake and plenty of wrestling in the tent. The boys were given little swagman bundles filled with a torch, first aid kit, magnifying glass along with a little chocolate for nourishment should those adventurers need an energy boost.  Activities included a hike through the bush, a game of soccer and quite a lot of drawing.  Both with pencils and of glow in the dark swords.

I always feel a little wistful when my children celebrate a birthday, as I remember those little babies and see how quickly they are growing up.    But any feelings of sorrow are quickly forgotten when watching the joy and enthusiasm of one not-so-small boy.

Happy birthday Hugo!

14 comments:

  1. Good simple fun. what more could you need.
    x

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  2. looks great. My baby just turned 7 at the beginning of this month.

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  3. I loved planning birthday parties when my boys were that young. I miss those days...they go so fast.
    Happy Birthday Hugo!

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  4. Happy Birthday Hugo! What an age! We did the same thing sort of thing when my youngest turned 6, and I am sure we will do something similar when he turns 7. Oh the joy in these photos is so palpable. I love the camping sticks, hotdogs and bonfire. What a happy face your son has!

    wishing him all the best in his 7th year! xo

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  5. On the other side of the world we were doing exactly the same for our seven year old birthday boy - how wonderful and many happy returns Hugo,
    Emma x
    http://emmabradshaw.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/birthday-bushcraft.html

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  6. What a fantastic idea for a birthday party, just perfect.

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  7. Sounds like an awesome way to spend a birthday - no matter what your age! Happy birthday Hugo! :)

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  8. It's why you leave the city in the first place, to give your kids the joys of your own childhood. Like stick bread, and bonfires.... but not glow in the dark swords, we never had those!

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  9. ACK! You really know how to pull at my heartstrings, but my goodness, I loved the sound of Hugo's birthday party. It sounded so fun and memorable.

    Happy, happy birthday beautiful Hugo.

    And to you too, you beautiful Mama. xxx

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  10. Sensational, Michelle. I wish I could bottle your enthusiasm and ideas! J x

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  11. Oh, sweet boy! Happy birthday. I get that same bitter-sweet feeling each birthday. Looks like a wonderful way to celebrate. Happy birth-day to you too Mama! xx

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  12. Oh happy birthday beautiful....wow growing up! Hope you are well beautiful lady xxx

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