Monday, 29 July 2013

and then there were two teenagers in the house!


This kid turned thirteen yesterday. 

It blows my mind to think that he has already reached these teenage years... wasn't it was only yesterday that we welcomed our tiniest baby three weeks early?
 He is and always has been the most darling boy... full of love and cuddles with the most beautiful smile. Eager to please and considerate of everyone around him.
A non-conformist. He see things differently and does them in his own unique way. 
A born leader.
He is and always has been our gentle adventurer. 
The next Bear Grills or Huckleberry Finn
Never seen without a slingshot, air rifle or bow and arrow in hand he is always moving... running... hunting.... living life to the full.
 He dotes on the baby and is the first to greet him every morning... watching his sleeping brother till he wakes 
so he can be the first to hold him. 

Alex you are so aware of being the eldest son, it is a joy to watch to you lead and encourage your brothers... you know your example is one that will be followed by those younger and although you get it wrong at times and lose your patience you always come back to make it right. 

Our prayer for you is that you will seek the Lord... put Him first.. and love Him with all your heart.
Remember your Creator in the days of your youth, before the days of trouble come and the years approach when you will say, "I find no pleasure in them"-- Ecclesiastes 12:1


In honour of this adventure seeking, adrenalin junkie we held an action packed party... SAS style.

capture the flag... complete with paintball guns! whoop whoop!


direct hit!

the younger brothers and cousins waited so patiently for their turn

what party would be complete without a cake made by your older sister to top it all off.

check out the camo icing!!

~ Happy Birthday Alex ~


{footnote - thanks Aunty Alice for the photos... being the super ultra organised mother that I am 
I forgot to charge the camera!} 


  1. Happy Birthday Alex boy! We think you are a spunk! Love the Smiths.

  2. Happy Birthday Alex! It's been encouraging watching you grow up, even though from a distance! Love, the Kuypers