Only the Sophia-inspired tarpaulin looks fabulous but, I swear, the celebration was entirely simple.
It has now been a week since we celebrated Chesska's 4th birthday. Sorry, I lost track to keep you updated due to my tight schedule. I now remember that I am regularly sharing Chesska's birthday each year, so I never miss the opportunity today (since I am 2-hour free) to share with you my tot's 4th birthday last week.
Of all Chesska's birthdays, I guess, this was the simplest birthday celebration ever. Unlike on her 1st, 2nd and 3rd birthdays, I really exerted tons of effort mentally, physically and financially where I almost ran out of money and energy. This time around, I came to the point to just celebrate Chesska's birthday in more practical ways, far off from the usual (bongga) celebration . I see to it that birthday is being celebrated with sentimental value rather than material worth.
The first thing my husband and I did as soon as she woke up on January 14th was kiss and greet her Happy Birthday. We reminded her that "today is your 4th birthday, and whenever I ask you how old are you?", you must answer I am four years old". She nodded without complain (hehe).
Here are the most memorable things we did on Chesska's birthday.
|As early as 6:am, we attended the first mass at Santo Rosario church to thank God for everything.|
|As if she owned the entire playhouse for she was the first kid to arrive.|
|You see? She got tired playing and just lay down on the floor to drink her milk.|
|Opening her one and only gift from us.|