It’s bad enough when your child hits double digits in your home country….but as an expat? I feel like things are just amplified.
For A’s TENTH birthday we had a party! The first proper party since we moved here….and it was FIVE years since her last one at the Children’s Museum in 2010….
Needless to say Dora was OUT and Lasertag was IN.
Such a fun day! (now if I could get the pictures they took from the party that would be nice….but I try to remind myself to remember where I woke up!)
It was super easy. We had Papa John’s pizza and Krispy Kreme donuts instead of a cake! Props to the ATL (and D’s hometown) for sending KK to KL. A little bit of ‘Merica in those yummy -heart attack on a plate- donuts….
If you have a child with a December birthday you realize that it is a stressful crazy month….so we did the party early….A had a birthday weekend on her ‘real’ birthday the following week.
What did she choose?
THE KL BIRD PARK….sigh….It has been three years since our first visit there and that put me in to a very nostalgic mood….Would you like to reminisce with me?
For us, the Bird Park holds so many memories….and it is fitting to celebrate her birthday and three years in KL there….and what other theme would go hand in hand with all these memories? aaaah yes….MEXICAN FOOD….
She wanted it and I’d heard the margaritas at this place were good. I’ll admit, I had tried this place 2+ years ago (minus the margaritas)…..when I could still remember what real Mexican food should taste like…. but with time and expat life, my rigidity and expectations have lessened….and we headed over for a celebration.
The food was ok….but the staff were so sweet and the birthday celebration was great. The margaritas were actually pretty good (not as good as D’s – trust me – but much more relaxing than the effort it takes to squeeze all those Asian limes!).
We headed home for presents…..and fantastic birthday cards….
I could tell A was a bit down when she saw how small her present was…..until she opened it!
Her very own iPod 🙂 Now she can take photos on our next adventure! The best part was that her headphones matched her iPod case, totally a random fun thing. I love when things like that fall in to place without planning….
what memories we’ve made in these last three years. I’m still in shock that this sweet girl is double digits now….
We love her to the moon and BACK!