Friday, March 25, 2011


Five years ago
(or there abouts)

we had this rolly-polly baby

now we have this delightful five year old who can

:: decorate his own cake

:: catch his own fish for dinner

:: help out with dinner (for real)

:: make a costume out of anything
(the back-to-front swimming googles in this case protect his eyes from wild dogs)

:: graciously recieve his hand made birthday presents with excitement and
gratitude that makes this mama so proud.

Adelaide was adament she wanted to sew him a present. In the end she sewed him up some sketch pads with her watercolour paintings as the covers....and managed to keep her gift a secret for one whole night (I only seem to manage to get the time for present making one day out....which is about the limit of my little peoples secret-keeping-capacity)

the sketch pads have started to be filled with still life drawings

or copied little notes....which blogger only wants to show sideways.

I found one yesterday that read "Sanitarium peanut butter crunchy".
Max assures me it is the start of a story about wolves.

Watching how a child grows into being their own person is becoming one of the most fascinating aspects of this parenting gig. How there are certain things we can influence as parents but how much of their personalities are just there.

The start of school has already fundamentally changed the rhythm of our days. Max seems to be enjoying his class & teachers while we all adjust to him not being around as much. Life with a four years old was great so I'm looking forward to life with a five year old and all that it may entail.


Umatji said...

my boy turned 5 today! you me and 1000 homes of happiness are all proud 5 year old mamas!

Two Tuesdays said...

Five is so big; so grown up and yet so little. What a beaut boy you have!! Congratulations and happy birthday

Umatji said...

second sitting is as long as you like. If I don't make it to sit over night i tend to just leave it in the jug and mix and pour as it is needed. Then decant into bottles later. When you drain the barley off - I always add a few more cups of warm water to the old barley lemmon mix and sit again - you get heaps extra off. Sometimes I do this a few times and just mix it with the original batch.

fifi said...

my goodness. wild dogs and wolves. warms the cockles of my heart it does!

Victoria said...

Happy Birthday Max.

Michelle said...

Such a lovely post Angie! Happy Birthday Max xx


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