Few days ago, we celebrated Bo’s birthday. And unlike last year’s mega surprise celebration, we spent it without much fanfare.
Liam kicked off the birthday morning with birthday wishes and kisses for his birthday papa, who had to attend a work meeting in the morning before spending the rest of the day with us. We went out for some dim sum, caught up on recent happenings with mum who joined us too, went for a bout of shopping for Liam’s new schoolbag and took everything as leisurely as we could.
We also took the day to spend more quality time with Liam by giving him the school day off, following a very recent scare, and did stuff that we knew would get him excited: running about in the park, skate scooting, a happy meal filled with toys and fries, sandplay and playground time.
I toyed with the idea of taking the Bo out to some fancy place for dinner where we would sip on margaritas and chat over tapas, but reckoned there was nothing like spending it with family in the comfort of home, which included our latest 3.5 month old addition! Turns out it was the one of the best decisions! Liam could scoot over to play with his toys when he was done eating, Ollie could hit the sheets after being shocked by the loud birthday song which we sang over and over, and us adults could revel in spicy good Thai food without interruptions.
But of course I had to have a little surprise up my sleeve. I got us tickets to watch The Hobbit – something I knew the Bo’s been wanting to catch for a while now, and got bedtime/dreamfeed duties for the boys covered for the night so that we needn’t rush home right after our movie. We ended the night pigging out on the ondeh + kaya birthday cake which tasted so good, we had to go back for seconds and finished the entire first season of #selfie.
The way birthdays should be spent if you ask me. 🙂