A Birthday Celebrated | Some Thoughts

Daily instagram | Cake plate

A day filled with celebrations is over. My kid is tucked to bed hours ago. He was tired – and happy. It  has been a good day. Spent together the two of us and spend with our closest family; my brother and his wife and kids and my parents. 

MT have gone treasure hunting for his gift, he have gotten sweet gifts from his visitors and then we spent hours together. An easy dinner, some coffee and tea, a few cakes and MT’s wish of jello as dessert.

Daily instagram | After

In the evening a friend called to congratulate him, throughout the day (and earlier this weekend) a few SMS’s ticked in too. Nice to know we have friends that care and make an effort to reach out. I only wish some of them lived closer so we could invite them over more often.

I’ve taken a bunch of photos. More, I think, than all of February…. I’m going to share a few with you, but not today – tonight all I have is a few instagrams, since those already were online.

This is just a few words summing up our day, before I head to bed as well.

I can hardly believe my sweet little boy is 9 years old. How did he grow so fast? I see a lot of changes in him these days, he’s so much more grown up, he takes care of things, he can be left alone for a while without him getting himself into too much trouble and we have conversations about the earth around us, the animals, the dinosaurs, the solar system, how different people can feel and act, our faith and more -or less – everything (even girls and feeling, but don’t tell anyone I said that!).

And as much as I love that sweet little boy, I’m starting to be very found of this growing and changing boy as well. Most of all because he still is sweet and funny and serious and kind and curious and creative (and more!). I can not wait to see what the days and years ahead will give of good and happy memories. And then I pray for wisdom and patience in the difficult times that I’m sure is bound to come as well.

MT has been my treasure ever since I met him. He’s named after my Grandfather on my mothers side, and his name is so true = Gods gift.

Daily instagram | Birthday Boy

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MY BIG BOY! May there be many more years to celebrate life with you!

Birthday Treasure Hunt | the photo clues

Birthday Treasure Hunt

Birthday Treasure Hunt | Chandelier Birthday Treasure Hunt | Keramik

Tomorrow (or in just a few hours actually) we are going to celebrate MT’s birthday. He have been waiting for tomorrow to come all day long. Anticipating both the gifts and the visitors.

To make the morning hours, before our guests arrives, a little bit more fun – and also because he loves a good treasure hunt – I’ve hidden his gift somewhere in our house.

Birthday Treasure Hunt | Boot Birthday Treasure Hunt | Book

To get there he have to follow photo clues to different spaces in our home. In each of these spaces there are also hidden a letter, that he has to find before he’ll get the next photo clue.

Birthday Treasure Hunt | Cup Birthday Treasure Hunt | Towels

When he have been to all the spaces, and found all the letters, he have to make a word with them. This word will then tell where the treasure is hidden. It’s going to be fun following him around. I hope to shot a few photos of him and the excitement and rush to find the treasure. Wishing for better lighting conditions than tonight when I hid the letters and took the photo clues. It was pit dark around here before I got to start, since I had to wait for him to fall asleep. No fun in him discovering where and how until tomorrow is here 😉

I’m also planning on starting Ali’s week in the life one day early. I don’t think I’m going to take as many photos as last time – but I do hope to document the details of our week non the less. I’m planning to share here on the blog each evening (about the day before), but I’ll see what will happen – the week is pretty busy.

Are you planning to join in too?!
Taking photos of our life, both the special days and the every day ones feels like treasure hunting to me. Sometimes I need that to actually see how much I have to be thankful and grateful for. Participating in Week In The Life is for me a great way to slow down a little, see what our life looks like and tell the small stories of what makes us us. I can’t capture everything that a week holds, but something is so much more than nothing.

Wishing you a Blessed Weekend!

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