Wednesday, September 24, 2008

First anniversary in the journey of parenthood

How time flies, my little girl is finally one! I cannot believe that one whole year has passed since her birth. She has grown so much and is no longer a little infant.

Today is her actual birth day, although she already had a birthday celebration on last Sunday, but we think we still need to do a little something for her.

Therefore, we started her day with a birthday song, first thing in the morning.

In the afternoon, is gifts presentation time! We both gave her a traditional red ang pao with our messages on top of it. She was showing us a big smile while receiving it, she even bite it!



Since today is her special day, I planned to dine outside instead of cooking at home. When Sarah was in the restaurant, she was just feeling excited by looking around and she did have her first taste with a lollipop given by the waitress. It is a new experience for her anyway.

On our way home, we headed to the park. We just had a random walk, brought her to see children play and spend precious time together. Amazingly, these simple little things do bring great satisfaction to us.

I guess this is what they called the joy of parenthood?

19 comments:

Therese Marie Khor said...

Happy 1st Bday Sarah..!
Yea JOanne, time really flies kids are growing, n we r getting older.
In no time u'll be seeing her going to sch

Wonderful Life said...

Yeah... agree with you!!
Simple little things do bring satisfaction to us even a smile from our baby.

I'll have my first parenthood journey anniversary pretty soon. :)

Happy Birthday Sarah!

LittleLamb said...

Happy Birthday Sarah
May you continue to grow healthily, beautifully, smartly ...

:)

Great job mummy and daddy for this hard work for 1 year..

Blessed mum said...

Happy 1st Birthday, Sarah!

Serene said...

What a blessful day!!
How time flys hor.. Sarah is a toddler now! Soon or later she can walk or even run. She can call Papa, Mama.... and many more! She will has more action to melted your heart! Look forward??

Mummy Gwen said...

What a touching post. Sarah is lucky to have great parents like u both. Be prepared to enjoy the wonderful journey together. :)They grow too fast.

little prince's mummy said...

Happy birthday, sarah...

MommyAngel said...

What a happy day get to spend the day with family as a family together doing something usual, right? Glad that all of you have a nice day and the memories will last you forever :)

Sarah's Daddy and Mommy said...

Caroline - Yes, spending the day with family is the best!
Hehe...if I really forget how we celebrate her first birthday when I grow older, so I can always refer to blog, haha.

Michelle, Rachel and Kylie - Thanks for your warm wishes.

Mommy Gwen - Yes, I feel that this is the most touching post that I have posted so far.
- Ya, i also do feel that Sarah grows very fast. So I shall treasure every moment spend with her.

Serene - Hehe..no more bb lor, is a toddler now. I also not so used to this name :-)
Yes, very looking forward to see her next development.

Doreen - Yeap, you will have your first anniversary pretty soon. enjoy ya!

Therese - I think my husband is the one who is looking forward to see Sarah schooling. He said, he will be more goyang kaki than now.

Natalia said...

Happy Belated Birthday to little Sarah...
Joanne & Hubby, Happy 1st Parenthood Anniversary...:)

Julie said...

You are such a good mommy and Sarah is so blessed to have you.

Happy 1st Anniversary in your parenthood journey!

Qistina's Mama n Abah said...

Joanne, I also think of celebrating qistina's birthday for just the 3 of us. I really want to spend time with my lovely ones..hubby and Tina..and I want to feel what you feel after spending time with hubby and Sarah..

Sarah's Daddy and Mommy said...

Sha - Yes, i think small scale celebration is good, coz you, your husband and Tina can spent happy time together. Create more bond between you all too..
Hope Tina will enjoy her first birthday too..

Julie - Thank you very much for your comment. I have still got alot to learn from you.

Natalia - Hihi..thanks for dropping by. And thanks for your wishes too.

Esmeralda said...

Sarah is so lucky! Mummy & daddy had a "private" bday celebration on her actual bday! So nice that both u and hb made the effort to do something for Sarah. Great job!

Sarah's Daddy and Mommy said...

Esmeralda - Indeed, the private bday celebration is the best part! We did enjoyed it very much.

the little prince said...

Is not easy to come over the one old anniversary....Keep it Up!! Me too!!

Sarah's Daddy and Mommy said...

Yugene - Yes, is really a tough job for all mommies. Kambateh to you too.

JoAnne said...

Ya time flies so fast, u have simple and sweet moment for your one year parenthood anniversary...

Sarah's Daddy and Mommy said...

Joanne N - Yeap, I do enjoyed my parenthood for the past one year.