His favourite dinner is Pasta Bake, but since his birthday fell on a Sunday we had the Pasta Bake the night before, as there would be a rebellion in this house if we had a Sunday without a roast!
David also loves football, and asked for a football pitch cake, exactly the same as the one he had had on his 6th birthday. I had kept the little figures from that cake just in case we ever had another request for a football cake!
Calum (14) offered to help with the cake decoration, which was good as his knowledge of the markings on a football pitch is a lot better than mine.
David was born in the early hours of Remembrance Sunday 2005, on a very frosty night, and the day that his biggest brother, then aged 5, was due to take part in his first ever Remembrance Sunday Parade, with the Boys' Brigade. James was still able to march in the parade, although I didn't get along to see him take part!
This year James was again marching in the Remembrance Day parade, as he has done every year since, although the last four years he has been marching with the Army Cadets and not the BBs.
So the first thing to do on David's birthday was to wrap up and go along to watch the parade.
And of course after the parade was a great opportunity to get a photo of all the boys together.
For his birthday dinner, David asked if his cousins could come around for Sunday lunch. My mum was down on holiday for a few days so he also had the bonus of having granny around too. Most of the children sat at the kids' table in the living room, which looked like it was lots of fun!
There could have been a bit of a disaster with our plans for the birthday dinner, as the night before, as I was baking a second batch of mince pies, the heating element blew on my oven. Thankfully I had already baked the birthday cake! I had bought two chickens to roast for the birthday lunch though, so instead of roasting them I popped them both in my slow cooker overnight. Disaster averted!
This was the best I could manage at getting a photo of the boys, my nephews and niece. Getting a good photo of 9 excited kids is never going to be easy, especially when two of them are toddlers!
Now that David's birthday celebrations are over it's time to look ahead to our Christmas plans 🎄
And I was only oven-less for a week. I ordered the part online and my clever husband replaced it.