today, you are six
you've been counting down since the start of the month
and greeted me this morning with the news that there were no more days left.
I don't know which you're more excited about,
your school excursion, or McDonalds for dinner.
Since you started school, you've grown so much
from a little boy who shared a bedroom with mum
to a big boy, sharing a room with Natalie.
You've worn through four pairs of shoes since school started
and you'll need a new hat soon
but you've learnt so much - how to read, and spell and count.
You still have moments of total boy -
dad and I joked yesterday that sending you to school was a bad idea because you talk. all. the. time.
and you love afternoons in the backyard throwing sticks on the fire.
Your favourite colour is still green
and you've picked chocolate cake to share with your friends.
You have grown so much in the last year
and you are so very loved.
Happy birthday, Riley.