Monday, September 17, 2012

The Big Boys Turns 7

Hard to believe that it has been 7 years since of first little baby entered the world!
One week overdue so not so little at 9lbs 5oz.

The new dad was happy to be in charge until I came out of the general anesthetic!

On Saturday my big boy Ollie turned 7!

Me & my boys 

He was lucky enough to have his birthday dragged out over a week.

The previous weekend he celebrated with his gorgeous mates and their families with a BBQ and bonfire.
I was told 'not to do too much decorating or fussing' over the day so was rather restrained, but I did think the big boy deserved a fabulous cake. I employed the services of the amazing Donna yet again!



On Saturday (his actual birthday) we headed off to Adelaide and caught up with his cousin Harriett for another cake!

Sunday was a special day for our family. It was the second time we have been in the City to Bay fun run together.

About 12 weeks ago (barely able to run for a minute straight) I began a running program 'Couch to 5kms'. My goal was to be able to run with my boys. They have been my inspiration as I have been going up and down the dirt road at the back of our farm!

After the run!


The boys and I dropped Paul in the city centre and headed off to Glenelg (my birthplace) to watch him finish the 12km run.

The boys were extremely proud of their dad as he strode in in a new PB of 46.54 minutes.

We then all headed back to the 3km mark. Paul and Ollie ran this together and Tommy and I ran together.
To say I was proud of these two little fellows would be an understatement! I wasn't sure they would even be able to run the whole way, but they did!

It was great to see so many families out there being active and supporting each other at this amazing event. 

This was a fabulous end to a great 'Birthday Week' for Ollie.

Looking forward to doing it all again next year! Perhaps we will have to attempt the 6kms?

11 comments:

Scandi Coast Home said...

WoW, I think I'll justwatch you run ;o)
Happy Birthday to the little man......
Tania xx

Annie ~ Red Roses and Crystal said...

What a lovely post.
Happy belated birthday wishes to Ollie.
xx

Squeak & Squirrel said...

Supermum! What a cute little family. Your boys are gorgeous. Boy will they turn a few heads when they're older! Love this post x

Simone - honeyandfizz said...

Great to hear Ollie enjoyed his birthday week. That cake looked fab! So lovely to see your family out together running. I must try that program,my eldest son is always asking me to go for a run with him xx

Elements said...

The time goes so fast from babes to little men. Love to see a family that plays together.........!

Trish said...

Happy Birthday to your big boy!! What a great family thing to do, good on ya's!! ive started couch to 5k its a great program!!

Belle Inspirations said...

Happy Birthday to Ollie and what a gorgeous little seven year old he is. Have a lovely day xx

Millie said...

Loved seeing all your happy snaps Letitia, your boys are just too sweet.
Mille xx

mikky said...

Belated happy birthday wishes to Ollie. You sound like a super sweet Mom. Your sons are going to love reading your posts when they are older.

:)
mikky
www.todaloos.com

Tina Kent said...

Oh that is special! I love firstborn photos . . . Mostly because you can feel the rush of emotions from the photo! Congrats on the big 7yrs Ollie-little cutie! And gosh Letitia the runner- I AM impressed! Happy Sunday! LovT

B is building a house said...

Happy birthday Ollie!

You are such a sweet family <3

B