so, yeah, we did have a little first birthday celebration.

and guess what, even it was a very simple and small one, it still stressed me out. although probably not as stressed as i would have if we had say, a hundred guests. if that were the case, you probably wouldn’t be reading this post right now.

dead people don’t update their blogs.

to be honest, i couldn’t have done it without my sister. in my head, i really genuinely believed that i could do it all on my own — the cleaning, decorating, picking up the food i ordered, buying the disposable plates and cutlery and cups and what-have-you, going to the supermarket to grab ice and drinks so people won’t choke but get hyperglycemia instead… you know, the works!

i forgot i had a baby to look after as well, on top of doing all of the above. a baby that needed her naps, her meals, her nappy changes, her boobies, her naps, her meals, her play time. lather, rinse, repeat.

in other words, if i didn’t have my sister to help me out, let’s just say you wouldn’t be reading this post right now. (refer to second line.)

so from the bottom of my heart, i thank her. i already thanked her in person, minus the drama because if you have a sibling, chances are, you hate the corn too so you kind of pass it off as casually as you can. because, eew. but she did an amazing job. amazing job. everything party-related, she did pretty much all that and more. can’t thank her indirectly (and silently) enough.

raven's 1st birthday

and that painting? she made that too. got a lot of compliments for it. apparently, as far as creativity is concerned, she inherited all the genes for it. whatever DNA is responsible for being artsy fartsy clearly bypassed me and waited 3 years for it to be reborn in her blood.

all in all, it was nice to share the special occasion with dear family and friends. the weather cooperated too (it rained in the morning but cleared in the afternoon) so we were able to do a bit of barbie outside just as we originally planned.

and nanay made a lot of effort to bake that other cake. a looooot of effort. seriously. i should know. i was her apprentice the night before.

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*raven at 12 months old

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6 thoughts on “so, yeah, we did have a little first birthday celebration.

  1. Two cakes! Which one did nana make? The one with the sprinkles reminds me a bit of cake in America that they call Angel food cake with sprinkles all over 😀 I’m guessing both cakes were popular. Small party but it looked like everyone had a lot of fun, and that is what matters 🙂

    • nanay made the pink cake with sprinkles, but everyone went for the chocolate one. hehehe. it’s pretty hard to resist ‘the cheesecake shop’ cakes. =p have you tried them? omg, so good!!! and that’s coming from somebody who’s not really into cakes.

      • I remember someone brought a cheesecake shop cake to work. It looked very creamy but I didn’t have it as it was coffee flavoured and I don’t take caffeine very well 😀

        • to be honest, i don’t know how their other cakes are like as i usually get this chocolate one with strawberry in it. it’s the only thing i ever go there for. but even then, i have the feeling the rest are just as good, all because i like one product. hahaha. doesn’t sound very objective, does it?

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