Well, it’s official – we have successfully grown three humans into adulthood.
Kian turns 18 today!!
My biggest baby at 9lb 1oz, he was born on 20th August and was officially nicknamed after Hubby’s pregnancy craving, Ben and Jerry’s Chunky Monkey ice cream.
Taking after his Dad, he was my first non-sleeping baby and introduced us to the idea of the ‘power nap’ – let him fall asleep at the wrong time for mere seconds and he was re-engerised for the whole day (and night).
As a toddler, Kian was obsessed with Thomas the Tank engine and could name every single character in the series.
We still have his collection of trains in the loft and his favourite day out was always “A Day Out with Thomas” when it came to Swanage railway.
At the age of 7 he became a big brother when Isaac came along, a role he takes very seriously and he finally got the chance to torment his little brother as Abbey and Callan had done to him.
Kian is definitely our outdoor boy and a bit of a daredevil, joining Dad on lots of adventures like kayaking, tree climbing and zip lining.
He got to share his big brother status twice more with the arrival of Eliza and Sebastian. Sebby worships his big brother and constantly tells us that Kian is his ‘favourite’.
Kian’s favourite holiday by far was our cruise aboard Carnival Vista and is desperate to cruise with them again – particularly for their Guy’s Burger joint burgers.
He got his GCSE results onboard the ship on that holiday and went on to take his A-Levels, transferring his love of gaming to coding and making games. It is wonderful to see your child do something they love and he came out of his exams with a double distinction and a place at his first choice university – we couldn’t be more proud.
Yesterday we took over Dorset Waterpark with the family to celebrate his big day, which was an absolute blast, although I am aching today, and then on to TGI Friday for a birthday meal.
Happy 18th Birthday Kian, we are very proud of the young man you have become and cannot wait to see you start your university adventure.
We will all miss you though!