Tag: 1st birthday
This was Marshall’s 1st birthday celebration last November 08, 2014. He’s actually 3 years and 5 months now. Haha! I know, I know! This is a very long overdue post and finally, I was able to squeeze in some time to check our almost full hard drive and upload these photos here. As a matter of fact, I still have a bunch of photos that are still waiting to be synced, so please bear with the busy mom.
It was more than 2 years ago, hence, it seems as though it was just a couple of weeks back. Oh.. time really flies… I can still remember the open letter I wrote to him.
Back in 2014, Dada and I were both working in Singapore while Marshall was in the Philippines. These were those moments which we were still separated by distance and it was truly heartbreaking. His first birthday, unfortunately, fell on a weekday (Friday) and sadly I wasn’t granted a leave so we were left with no other choice but to celebrate it on a Saturday instead. Dada and I went back to Philippines and stayed there for 36 hours then flew back to Singapore thereafter. Imagine that!
Because of this time constraint, we planned for a hassle free celebration and glad that we found a great deal from Max’s. We’ve been eyeing their package initially when Marshall had his Baptismal but we changed our plans that time. So for his 1st year, we decided to go ahead with their package.
Max’s have various theme package but of course, we chose the racer package and requested for black, red, and white balloons. We opted for Kids B for 20 kids.
They already provided the birthday tarpaulin.
But still, we also brought ours. The Staff helped us placed it in a corner so we can use it as a photo booth area.
I guess they enjoyed the game more than the kids! hehe!
Honestly, I wasn’t able to eat well cause I was busy with Marshall and was tied up with chikahan. But the guests seemed to be pleased with the meal, so thumbs up!
After the meal, Chickie boy came!
I guess Marshall was surprised with the mascot!
After some time, we then sang a happy birthday song for marshall while blowing his cake.
We let him smash the cake just a bit kasi sayang! Actually, he only took the car toy! hehe! And we brought home the cake.
Anyway, we brought our own cupcakes for everyone to eat. We ordered from one of our friend who had some baking business. Mas mura compared to other cupcakes store and yet it’s tasteful. The Staff allowed us to set up a mini candy bar. We were lucky that they didn’t ask for additional payment. Sweets were brought by my other sister in law, Ate Leah. We placed car accessories labels.
Overall, we had fun during that big day! Big thanks to Max’s staff and crew for all the help during the event. And of course, this wouldn’t be possible without our families and friends who celebrated with us.
My dearest Marshall,
As I write this, I will try my hardest not to cry at the thought of not celebrating today’s special day with you.
Perhaps, just looking at your bright eyes and giving me that genuine smile is like telling me,
“It’s okay mom.. I understand.” (and now I am teary-eyed)It has been exactly 365 days of happiness for the entire family since God brought you into this world. And every single day, we glorify Him for that.
It is still fresh on my mind how I used to carry you on my tummy for 39 weeks..and how excited your dad was when By the time you read this, can you still remember what life looked like before you turned as who you are now? Probably not, but how I wish you would cherish every moment we shared together. Even from a distance.
Talking about distance, I remember the day when dad and I had to go back here in Singapore.
It was a New Years’s Day yet we need to leave for work.
And that was one tough decision for us.
Luckily, your dad and I were so much blessed that God chose us to be with the best family members. Despite longinquity, we know you are always in the hands of loving people.
When you grow old, think about all these important people and please always be grateful to them. For you will never be the same person you are now without their enormous help.
You had your first cry,
your first smile,
and a lot more.
Anak, we may not be there in every first of your life, and we admit that we have missed some of your precious milestones.
It might be too early for you to comprehend the things that are happening for now, but in time you will.
Anak, please understand that we will not buy everything you want.
But we will try to give you anything you need.
As of the moment, dad and I are working hard to give you the best future you can have.
Eventually, we will have the most important valuable asset in life. Time..
Soon you can become whoever you want to be, and do whatever you want to do.
Soon you’ll become taller, and bigger, and smarter.
I hope I can still have as many hugs and kisses I am having from you now
Time flies so fast and the thought of you being out of this world alone,
chasing your dreams,
and making your own destiny frightens me.
Though at the same time, I am anticipating you becoming an amazing and dynamic individual.
Tomorrow morning, we will fly back to the Philippines, then come back to Singapore on Sunday.
It’s alright. We will have at least 36 hours to spend and celebrate your 1st year. It’s not too late, right?
We love you more than all these words can say. Happy 1st year anak!
God bless you more..
Bunch of kisses and hugs,