01 June, 2007

Chickie is 5 today!!

My sweet little baby boy is growing up. 5 years old today. He's such a boy now.

He got up at his usual time (6am...) and found two very intriguing parcels on the couch. I was already up since I had to work, so we got J out of bed and Chickie ripped into them.

J had taken him 'scouting' for present suggestions a few weeks back and one of the things he liked was the pull string Woody doll (from Toy Story). We found a double pack where for an extra $10 you also got Jessie. So now he has two talking dolls. We also got him a snakes and ladders game (he loves playing that and monopoly when he visits his grandparents) and some proper paints (his current set is useless, the paint is so watery it barely colours the page) and a Spiderman colouring/activity book and pencils set. He also got some DVD's and $20 from my mum and dad. It was so funny when he opened the card, he picked up the money by the corner, waved it around and asked if it was real!

I managed to croak a happy birthday to him. Unfortunately I still don't have much of a voice. I took yesterday off to see if a day of not speaking would bring it back. It's a little better but not enough that I can do much at work. I took one call - internal thankfully - and it was obvious that I'm not going to be able to do any calls at all. Not so good when you work in a call centre!

Anyway, tonight we'll have family and a couple of friends around for bbq and cake, one of Chickie's friends has a birthday party tomorrow and then Chickie's party is Sunday. Get set for a big weekend here! Hopefully I'll have my voice back for Chickie's party, otherwise that could be interesting...

12 comments:

Tracey Petersen said...

Happy Birthday! Five is an exciting age. You know your own mind and can make your own decisions. You can have a bath by yourself, get yourself a drink if you need it, find stuff that you want and clean up your own mess - independence is a wonderful thing!but...you can still hold your mum's hand when you're walking together

kirsty said...

Happy birthday, little boy! :D
Five IS a wonderful age to be, Tracey is right. And just think, you'll be five for a whole year!

precious pink pumps said...

Five....halfway to ten!! so hard to imagine our wee ones being that old. It seems to go so fast, huh?
Toy Story rocks - such a great message for kids about life and friendships not being disposable.

Holly & Scolly said...

Happy Happy Birthday Chickie! Hope you have a fantastic day and hope you have loads of fun at your birthday party. Can't wait to hear all about it! Love from Holly xxx

Gnat of Glass said...

That is so awesome. Kid have very little guile so it is fun to see a small person with no filter truely enjoy life.

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H said...

Happy birthday Chickie!
Hope you all have a great weekend and that your voice comes back properly soon.

meggie said...

Happy Birthday to Chickie!!
Hope all goes well for him.
Hope your voice recovers!

Oh great One said...

Happy birthday big guy!

The Phosgene Kid said...

Happy birthday Chickie!

h&b said...

aww - happy Birthday Chickie !!

I also get larangytis, usually once a year. I also used to work in a call centre, and because I wasn't sick, I used to let them know, and do computing/data entry stuff.

But.they.would.not.leave.me.alone, and would call the receptionist to get past my phone lock/bar.

So in the end, I used to just take that period as 'sick' each year, and stay home. Ridiculous !

Stomper Girl said...

Happy birthday to Chickie. Five is a lovely age. But then I say that about all their ages. You just grow into your kids moer and more each year...

I hope your throat iomproves too!

caramaena said...

Thanks everyone :)