Last weekend was spent celebrating Zayden Asher’s first birthday It was a two-day affair since there were many people we wanted to invite. Saturday was at home with his relatives and friends while Sunday was at my old home with my relatives and friends.
It was pretty easy to entertain people on Saturday since there was a wide screen TV and a home theater system. All we needed to do was pop a DVD in and hey presto!—people are entertained.
Totally into Avatar
Since Guan had to entertain his friends and his parents, their relatives, I just made sure that there are enough chairs, that people have taken their food from the buffet and making sure that everyone has a drink (or two). Inititally, when some relatives and friends came early, Zayden was pretty cheerful and socialized. But as the night went on and more people came, the crowd became a little too overwhelming for him and he clung onto me every now and then.
(While going through my photos, I realized that I am missing photos from my sister’s camera so there are a lot of photos that I can’t add to this post. I guess there will be another post on this event.)
Really yummy cake!
Lighting the candle
As the birthday song was sung, he got all happy and clapped along.
A few days prior to this celebration, Guan’s father tried to teach Zayden how to blow out his birthday candle. It wasn’t successful so on that day, we coaxed him to attempt to blow. As we were encouraging him, “Go on, Zayden. Blow the candle. Remember how to blow?” He suddenly stuck out a finger and extinguished the flame!
Everyone was so shocked! I quickly checked his finger but it seemed fine. In fact, he looked like he was about to cry with everyone’s outburst
Cutting the cake
Having his first taste
Yup, he loves cake
On Sunday, Guan, Zayden and I went over to my old home at noon to help decorate the house. I have to say I was rather surprised because I did not expect my parents to actually decorate! On my first birthday I remember not having any balloons nor streamers/banners hung up around the house. Grandparents really spoil their grandchildren, eh?
(After the party, my mom insisted that I should take a few photos of the decorations. It wasn’t much. But, still.)
Zayden was actually rather cranky because he didn’t nap. So when most of the guests arrived, he was napping away
My cousin’s kid, Cheyenne with Nicole
Cousins and second cousins
My sister with Dylan (Cheyenne’s brother) and Yoda
My family (minus my dad who’s the photographer) with my grandmother
My friends Tarmidzee and Li Lin
(Um, yes. He doesn’t really like to wear clothes.)
At the end of the day, Zayden had a lot of presents.
Left: my side; Right: Guan’s side
We decided to let him open one
“Ooh, I wonder what’s the biggest gift like?”
“Thanks for helping me Daddy!”
“It’s a Winnie the Pooh airplane!”
Due to the size of the gift, Guan and I initially thought it was a car. But since Guan’s in the airforce, my cousin got him the airplane. Sweet, ain’t it?
Did I forget to mention that Zayden started walking?