This past Monday we celebrated our son’s first birthday. Can you believe a year has gone by so fast? I cannot. I can’t believe my baby boy is one. It seems as if it was yesterday that we rushed to the hospital – a car ride that seemed would never end. And a few hours later he entered this wonder, crazy world. Two days later we were home, all alone, just us three. It was the weirdest feeling in the world suddenly having a tiny human being to take care of. Just you and your partner. But I think we managed quite well, if I may say so myself. Just look at us now, a year later. Still learning but we are an amazing little family and I can’t wait to expand. But for now one is more than enough.
I decorated as little as I could but someone’s first birthday should be celebrated, even though he won’t remember any of it. I guess the celebration was more for me, and maybe also my mum.
I was baking and cleaning since the morning and even though we were only 8 people, I managed to bake up some scones, carrot muffins and a banana bread. All well received, even though the scones looked like bread to be honest. But the banana bread was definitely a success.
I had a slideshow going on in the background on the TV. Pictures all from the day he was born until now. And I also picked out 13 pictures that I hung between two doors with a big one sign over them. He also got a puzzle for 1-4 year olds & a book about ‘Finding Dory’ from my mum, a new toy from my best friend and a sled from my brother and dad.
Hopefully this year things will slow down a bit. Until next year!
Ok, maybe I’m exaggerating, but I’ve not had the best 48 hours. Everything went downhill since Wednesday night and now I’m sitting here on the living room floor with the worst headache since this afternoon.
I don’t want to keep on dragging this complain wagon any longer, and I will try to look at life from a more positive way.
Even though we don’t celebrate Christmas, I do want to give something back to my family, especially my mum. And since this is a time of year where people usually meet, I ended up buying some gifts for my family.
It was most natural for me to buy something hair related since I work at a salon. So both my brothers will receive a shampoo. My oldest brother will also get a 3D puzzle I thought was so cool, maybe even something I should have bought for myself. And my brother in between will get a sports t-shirt. I still have my parents but I’ve got them covered with something.
I’m off to bed hoping to sleep away this awful headache. I have to be up, ready and back at the salon by 9 am, so good night.
My day started off like any other day. No pancakes or coffee in bed even though that’s the ultimate dream. I went on doing some housework and making dinner for my guests that evening.
I was greeted with flowers and a basked full of fruit. At 6pm we started eating my homemade meatballs, chicken with rise and potato salad. Everything tastes twice as good when you know how much effort you put in to it.
We continued on playing uno, heads up and ping pong. And didn’t end up saying good night before 10.30 pm. It was a lovely evening spent with wonderful people.
Till next year.
If you follow me tumblr @ mylifelizabeth, you know that my birthday was about a week ago. I turned 20, which is surreal for me. God willing I will have another 20 years ahead of me. I cannot start to write all the amazing opportunities I have had growing up, because let’s face it, I am and adult now. I cannot say I have anymore growing up to do in the form from being a child to an adult. Because when you are 20 you are an adult. Even when you turn 18 here you are an adult. But for me, turning 20, is even more so because you are no longer a teen. I’m heading towards 30.. ok, I just scared myself.
Moving on and not thinking about what age I’ve become, I can tell you what generous gifts I got. First of, those brownies on the left are home-made and absolutely delicious. Do you want the recipe? To the right are some roses I got from my mum, and after this birthday I think I will get a lot of flowers on my next birthdays. And to the last picture is the best gift I could ever wish for and never in a million years thought I would get. My family was so generous that they bought me a MacBook Air! It’s surreal even though I’m typing on it right now. I’ve fallen in love with all the Mac products and this is just another addition to my Apple family.
This year was the first year I worked on my birthday but we had a little celebration last Saturday and my family had more surprises up their selves than I thought. We ate good food, cake and I got more presents including flowers. Unfortunately my camera didn’t come to much use, but that is definitely something I want to work on.
Have a great evening.