I spend my birthday without much elaboration every year. A simple dinner with my hubby and a cake-cutting session with the children.
I spent this year the same way, but somehow it felt a little different. Perhaps it’s because I have a larger family now, having my 4 (instead of 2) children and hubby celebrating the day with me feels exceptionally heartening and blissful.
Hubby fussed over where to dine and got me my long-awaited “Flow” magazines as my birthday presents. My daughter #2 started celebrating my “big day” 2 days beforehand. She painstakingly built me a lego birthday cake, only to be destroyed by her siblings over and over again. So she cried, again and again, we rebuilt my birthday cake repeatedly, and I sang endless birthday songs to myself in 3 different languages.
My son, usually the cool one, surprised me with a birthday card.
The pictures below say it all.
Dinner at Chikuwatei, one of my favourite restaurants
Dessert after dinner at Laurent Bernard
A simple vongole pasta for the family
My birthday cake from Yamazaki and the Flow magazine
My lovely family
My delicious-looking Lego birthday cake.
From the son