So, eldest son has made it to eleven.
And we've had a perfect birthday weekend - packed full of action of his favourite kinds. A sleepover, a trip to a Lego exhibition with Scouts, a Rugby tournament and his party - laser gaming in the woods.
Full on activity - just the way he likes it. With a teeny side of family moments - a specially requested dinner and a cupcake candle vehicle.
He doesn't like it quiet, this boy. And he couldn't just blow out a candle in the conventional way, could he?
Happy Birthday Mark. You are mad, but you make us smile.