Monday, October 19, 2009

The 2nd birthday

The thought of child birth used to give me the chills on which I swore that I will never go through such painful body experience.

730 days ago, I lay on the hospital bed with a drip on my hand, anxiously anticipating the birth of my son. I was going to be a mother. Somehow, the daunting bloody image on my head just disappeared.

2 years on, I still looked at Dylan and quizzed "Can you believe we're parents?!" The teeny weeny jelly bean that grew in my tummy has transformed into a talkative, inquisitive young boy.
Jayden loves to talk, sing & dance. Sometimes when we can't understand what he's talking about , the boy gets frustrated and he'll try his best to form short sequential sentences to get the message thru.

Nowadays, he repeats himself incessantly to make sure we fulfil our promises. I will always joke to Dylan that our boy is like a fly that we cannot buzz away. Heheheh...

I cannot help but reminisce on the times when he was just a cluesless infant, cheering on whenever our boy achieves a milestone. I have to admit. Our boy has grown. But I cannot stop wishing that time will go slow.

Our Dearest Jayden,

It is Fate that you become our son. We hope in years to come, you will remember the happy times Daddy and Mummy is trying our best to provide for you.

We don't know if you will grow to love or hate us. Daddy and Mummy will always love you, despite the many times you try to bully Daddy and Mummy has no choice but to be the disciplinarian.

The times when you fall sick, we end up having sleepless nights making sure you get well on track soon. We're certain that your body immunity strengthens each time and you will grow up happy and healthy.

Mummy is always cracking her head to make sure each birthdays spent is always memorable and enjoyable.

Looking forward to celebrating more years before you turn old enough to only want to celebrate with your friends.

Happy 2nd Birthday son.

We Love You Lots,

Daddy & Mummy


** 17 Oct 2009 - Celebration at our abode **

Organising your son's birthday is alot harder than your own wedding. From the cake, to the food, toys, guests list - all has to be meticulously taken care of to make sure the son and his friends had an enjoyable time.

We're pretty sure Jayden enjoyed himself that evening as we could see that he has peeled himself out of his shy shell and mingled with everyone.

First, it was THE CAKE. Why I called it THE CAKE? It's because it cannot be just any other cake. The son has specifically requested for a Barney chocolate cake this year. We used to be able to overwrite his choices but these days, he dictates what he wants.

Of course when the son requested for one cake, the fervent parents decided to get all his favourite characters. There was a 2kg Barney & Friends cake, a Thomas the Train agar agar and Cookie Monster lolli cookies for his guests to bring home.

All thanks to Elsie's recommendation on this freelance baker, Jayden's wish was fulfilled! There was a slight boo-boo on the Barney cake as it didn't turned out what I've expected because I requested for a specific design. Fortunately, it turned out nice.

To ensure that the little guests were occupied, I converted Jayden's room into a play room. We even bought a big Thomas Train ball tent so that it can accomodate more kids in it.

It was rather amusing to watch Jayden's expression when he first woke up and ran into his room to find the surprises. He literally screamed TRAIN! MUMMY TRAIN!

We hoped the guests enjoyed their time in our tiny place. Sorry if we weren't a good host or the food tasted bad. (although we hoped it didn't taste horrible)

Thank you for taking your time to attend our son's birthday. On behalf of Jayden, we will like to thank you for all the toys and red packets. He is certainly one lucky and very delighted boy. His toys collections have manifested and have started to flood his room and the living room area. The only reason we will be moving house would be to find a bigger room to fit the toys in.


Jayden's 1st year

Jayden's 2nd year