We don’t always have birthday party for A, we always try to make his birthday special, but not necessary having a party.
His 1st birthday, 2007, we had a small birthday party with 3 families as our guest :3 little girls and 1 boy. We didn’t have a real party until his 6th birthday in 2012 where we invited all the boys in his Kindergarten class plus a couple of coworkers with their kids and our long time neighbor. I decided to throw a party then because I knew we would move to another state, so it’s kind of like ’till we see you again’ party as well.
This 10th year, we decided to throw another party as he entered his first 2 digit mark in his life – we did ‘won’ the silent auction at A’s school for a birthday party in his favorite store “Bricks & Minifigs” also some gift cards in couple of his favorite place to eat. So be it.
As A’s birthday fell on Friday this year, we booked the party on Saturday. We were bit iffy on Thursday after hearing the possible snow storm would hit our city and may close down many business due to safety. We were even more nervous on Friday as I got released early from work and noticed many place of business also closed early. I just hate to have to break the news for A in case we have to reschedule his party!
But thank goodness, Saturday was so much a better day than Thursday or Friday! No cancellation for A’s party!
Most of A’s friends from his scout family came and the party went awesome!
We ordered the Minecraft theme cake from Rumah Indonesia Bakery, pizza and nuggets from A’s most favorite fast food place : Chick Fil A.
I have to say, A is such a lucky boy to have many friends who care for him!
Happy Birthday my young man!
I know you will thrive in your life.
I love you always.
While our family is very musical, I always appreciate listening to musical performance, especially those with my A on it. 😉
A’s first musical concert was in Kindergarten 2010, it was so cute! Watching all the children singing with all their might really put a smile on everyone’s face.
As we moved to different states – different school, what I learned is not every school has a music program for their students!
This year is the 1st year I got to see A doing a musical performance again! I was super excited! and the fact that is was scheduled after hours, it’s even better, I didn’t need to excuse myself from work!
So here are some pictures and videos from the concert:
A got to sing along with the kid,
he also got to dance
and got to play an instrument.
Finding some family time together without spending a lot of money sometimes it’s not always easy.
After migrating to US, I have learned to appreciate the outdoor living, to be out in the nature, enjoying fresh air during a nice hike in the woods, listening to the sound of nature : crisp leaves as I walk by, the chirping of birds or simply to watch the last color of the season till it last.
And above all, to capture A’s as much as I can and loving it.
Found this scribble which was written when A was in 1st grade.
My Family has a lot of great people.
One of them is my mom, Suri
If you saw my mom, she has brown hair, and brown eyes too
My mom plays LEGO with red, blue and white bricks
I remember when mom tickles me
I like when she hugs me
She’s the best mom ever!
We went to Bernhiem Forest last weekend (November 8 2015). It was a good hike for all of us. Got to be outside, enjoying fresh air, had a little exercise.
I might have not told you this, but A has developed to be a skilled-I-want-to-do-a-selfie boy.
Well, knowing that a lot of boys his age have refused to be in the pictures with their Mom, I choose to enjoy these selfie time as long as I can!
It is used to be I picked up the book for A. As a toddler, of course A had to ‘read’ what I read.
Then came school year, starting pre school, kindergarten year, and now 4th grade : A has the freedom to pick whatever book he wishes.
That’s when I have became familiar with Captain Underpants, Whimpy Diary and recently I was given an obligation by A to read Obert Skye’s series : The Creature From My Closet.
This is the 4th one that I’ve read within a month. I have to say : it has been a fun reading! (Especially when me and A had a after-reading discussion) 😇😇😇😇