Im feeling helplessly far away and wishing my arms could reach to embrace each of these gathered below…
It was a good thing I had a party to plan and spunky toddler to divert and distract me from melancholy moments. Our little babycakes turned 2 this week.
Birthday this year meant an understated, simply sweet, uncomplicated, stress-free, laid back, thrown together party….very unlike me!
I didnt “Pinterest” a theme.
No invitations were sent.
I didnt buy, decorate or embellish much….with the exception of some super-uber fun cupcakes that my friend Rasee helped me pull off.
|My first friend in Bangkok – doula, momma and “Cake Boss” Rasee with Gigi’s lil friend Lexi
Our little American baby thrives on the attention she gets in this country with everyone pinching her cheeks and stroking her curls. She literally sits in her stroller when we are out and does the “princess wave” to people passing by – believing that life itself is a parade in her honor. (heaven help us!!)
“Farang” (white) babies are a bit of a celebrity around here! She has learned the Thai “bow” and “sawadee kaa” greeting and gets accolades every time she uses that salutation. She’s going to get a lesson in the school of hard knocks whenever we do return to the States and no one gushes over her whenever she simply says “hello”.
She knows how to say as many Thai words as English words, and loves seaweed for snacks, (ewww!!!) so a simple Thai curry dinner with friends seemed appropriate for our first family birthday in Thailand.
|Quite possibly Gigi’s favorite person in the world right now!
|Sweet Honey, our downstairs neighbor – Gigi adores her!!
|Gigi’s beloved “Yaya”
|Gabriellas best bud Gabriella:) They’ve met their match in each other!