I started out writing this post to “fill in the blank” before I start on Yvie’s eventful 1st birthday post. I mean, who skips the full month celebration and then goes straight to writing about the 1st birthday? Doesn’t make sense leh. Cannot cannot! I wrote about the venue, the food, the cakes, the balloons and other frivolous stuff. Then I realized I lost/accidentally deleted/never even took photos with some very important people at the party and I freaked out. At 3am. I searched my old laptop, old mobile and still couldn’t find them. As a last resort, I PMed some folks in hopes they haven’t deleted these photos with us in their phones or laptops. I really didn’t expect them to still have it but most did and I was so glad. But there were still some missing and they were photos with my in-laws. In fact, I remember not having taken a group photo with them that day 🙁 I know what you’re thinking. “Wah lau eh! That’s supposed to be the 1st photo you take before you are even allowed to eat leh!” I know I know…
My lousy memory has gotten progressively worse over the years and so photos have become my pictorial diary of events and celebrations. Without them, I won’t remember anything and I cannot have that.
I told The Husband about it the next day and he said he will see if he had any on his laptop. I had forgotten I demanded he unsync my Dropbox with his laptop because he messed around with my folders and he saw many accidental shots of the insides of my bag, fat thighs and toilet walls. Now I was hoping he still had copies of my silly folders in his laptop.
I watched as he sat in the middle of the living room floor, scrolling and searching for the precious photos. Every time he giggled at the screen I would go “Wot wot?? Found it???” Nerve wrecking.
Fortunately, he managed to dig out the original batch of photos including those I thought I had deleted. Wheeeeeeeeeeeee!
Here they are! A compilation of photos gathered from friends and ourselves! *big wide grin*
It was a simple affair among family and friends at the Glee Kitchen. Since the cakes and balloons were delivered to the venue directly, we only needed to concentrate on arriving on time and in style. But of course we didn’t arrive on time nor in style as parents with kids seldom do. Thank goodness the folks at Glee Kitchen helped us signed for them before we got there. Phew!
I was chatting with Mabel online the other day and we spoke about the party. We shared our experiences about our previous celebrations and the topic of photos came up. When I said we would be taking the photos ourselves, she volunteered to help me take the photos because she said there was no way we would be able to mingle and take pictures at the same time. Mabel was right and she totally saved my life that day. Without her help, we would not have this many photos. Thank you so very much!
Looking at the photos again brought back a whole bunch of feelings. It was such a happy day and everyone looked like they enjoyed themselves. It was also sad to know it was Yvie’s first and last birthday party with our beloved grandfather. If only we knew, I would’ve taken a whole lot more photos of him with the family that day. Sigh. That being said, I am very glad so many people turned up and turned the place upside down. Thank you everyone for taking the time out bearing ang pows and gifts, to celebrate our baby’s milestone with us. Yvie is a very blessed little girl.
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