Sunday, October 10, 2010

his first birthday party...


This is an invitation for Jakob's birthday party. My husband and I decided that we will have a small BBQ party for our little one's first birthday at a park nearby. As his birthday was on Friday, we chose the next day so even the grown up friends can come and celebrate together. I made this invitation with Photoshop. This master piece was produced thanks to google search. I looked for bits and pieces of information on the Photoshop tools and eventually managed to put everything together. Not bad, isn't it?

By October 4th, we realised that our small BBQ party won't be so small. We had more than thirty people together with Jakob's little friends! Oh well, the more the merrier. So I asked his grandmother, uncle Joo, auntie Linda for catering his guests. His dad and I went to Costco shopping buying drinks, napkins, disposable plates and etc in bulks. Also as we had no Plan B, the forecast was so important. We checked over and over and over and again. Although I kept telling myself that he will have a good weather if he is a lucky enough, it almost drove us crazy until we woke up on the day in the morning. We live in Melbourne. Melbourne weather is very unpredictable, I have to admit. It turned out that my little boy was more than lucky. It was one perfect fine day.

Everyone looked like they woke up from a long winter sleep and were so happy to be out and enjoy the every ray of spring sunshine.


So different from last year. It was so gloomy, wet, and cold. I looked out the window in my room at the hospital. I remember I was not impressed with the weather.


Anyway, it doesn't matter. We were tucked in nicely in the hospital last year, and what mattered to us was this year. The perfect weather for a picnic party. It made me feel like everything on earth was celebrating together. One year had passed, and it did feel like another spring of our own have come to us.

The tiny one resting in his mom's arms became not so tiny anymore...





A newborn baby getting fed by his father with a bottle, now takes food from a plate...


A little bird singing in his grand mother's arms, now trying trying to walk...



A little baby fast asleep in his grand father's arms then became a majestic little man....


How fragile he looked that his uncle could not even think of coming closer one year ago, now sings along with his uncle playing the guitar...



more stories to come about the party..... I need to catch some zzzzzzzzzzzzz.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

on his first Birthday....

It made me feel a bit strange in last couple of days every time when I looked at him. 'This little boy was born just a year ago!' I couldn't believe it. I held him in my arms, feeling so emotional extraordinarily. I held him everyday from the moment he was out to this world, but it was different. I started talking to myself, "Thank you, Jakob. For growing up so beautifully. For everything." It was the wildest one year of my life, but so special.

8th October 2009. The date I will never forget. The date when this little Jakob came to us.


and 8th October 2010. Look at this picture of him taking his birthday bath!




And brushing his teeth before he went to sleep.



































The lucky boy got a nice present from his parents and grandparents, and I think he enjoys it!