Thursday, November 7, 2013

His Day




It was a simple day, a normal day from all accounts, with a hint of extra specialness as we celebrated his five trips around the sun.

He woke up, rubbed his eyes, looked at me and asked..."Am I five yet?" Yes, I answered and huge smile appeared across his face. We snuggled for a bit, I wanted to savour those first moments of five. After a bit of snuggling he got up and peeked out his bedroom door and then ran back to the bed. You see sitting outside the bedroom door was his gift, a beautiful hand crafted stable and animals, made with love by his dad. He tip toed back to the door and walked out, beaming at the gift waiting for him.

It didn't take long before my living area was transformed into a farm. The new stable was joined by the chicken coop and myriad of animals excited to play and check out the new digs.

It was hard for Reece to leave his new toy, but friends awaited us at the conservation area for a morning hike. And what a hike it was. We found bear droppings, deer prints, what we think might have been a bear print, some feathers that we have yet to identify and had a ton of fun playing and running on the trails.

My parents joined us after our nature adventure for lunch at a lovely local cafe and then we headed home. Home to relax, play and enjoy my little man. It was a quiet day as far as celebrations go, but it kinda fits us well, don't  you think?

We do have plans for our usual celebration with Reece's god parents and my parents, but I am awaiting the arrival of a little one, and since a doula never knows when she will be called we have decided to wait until the little one arrives before we make any plans.

It was a wonderful day celebrating this amazing little man who came into our lives five years ago.

32 comments:

  1. So so beautiful. Sounds like a perfect day. That stable is amazing something that will last and be cherished forever. Love love love the simplicity. Your boy is gorgeous. Just dropping by have a great day !

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  2. happy happy birthday to your little man, what a chance he has to live in this beautiful and generous family! His farm is just perfect!

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  3. What a fabulous way to celebrate turning five! Birthday celebrations like this are my favorite kind! xo

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    1. Thanks Shel, we had the most wonderful day :)

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  4. beautiful celebration, his farm set is quite the set up and I'm sure he will have many happy memories of this birthday :)

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    1. Thanks Karen. Justin did a wonderful job creating that farm, I was so pleased with it and so was Reece.

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  5. Hurray! Happy birthday Reece! The description of his first smile of the morning just melted me. :)

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  6. Sounds absolutely wonderful! Here's to a fantastic, fabulous FIVE! Yeah!

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  7. Happy, Happy Birthday Reece! Five is Fun! And absolutely love your new gift, happy playing :)

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  8. sounds like a wonderful day. The barn is amazing!

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  9. Beautiful! What a wonderful celebration! That hubby of yours is one amazing craftsman. And happy birthday to you as well mama! I feel we should always honor our mothers when we celebrate birthday's, they helped us get there after all! :)

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    1. Thanks KC. He certainly is, and I am grateful for his talents.

      Thank you for the warm wishes, I too agree with you on honouring mothers on birthdays :)

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  10. Happy Birthday Reece!! I love that farm :)

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  11. Happy birthday to you both! I love his crown and that farm looks very fun! :)

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  12. That was beautiful. I hope to convince my in laws to let Panda have quiet, peacefull, meaningful celebrations like that. Happy birthday Reece.

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    1. Thank you. Here's hoping you can convince them, I can tell you after five years of celebrating this way, it is pretty darn awesome.

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  13. Happy Birthday Reece! Such a wonderful day and what a great stable!!!Love it so much.

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  14. Happy birthday to your little Reece and becoming a mother day to you sweet friend. That photo of him with the crown and candles is so precious and I'm glad to hear you spent the day well, connecting with nature like you all love to do so regularly.

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    1. Thanks so much Sara. I love that picture, such a perfect representation of the quiet, observant little person he is :)

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  15. Oh and I love love love the barn and animals and fencing and everything. Such simple and beautiful toys.

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    1. Awe, thanks. We are pretty darn lucky to have such a creative soul in Justin :)

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  16. So beautiful! And I didn't realize you were a doula. We used the most wonderful doula for the birth of both of our girls. What a wonderful thing you do.

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    1. Thank you. Yes, I am, although this is my last birth for a while. Taking time to focus on being a mom and only a mom for the foreseeable future.

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