Maybe you had a special birthday anniversary, or you have a new birthday in the family. Do you celebrate your pet’s birthday? Maybe it’s a birthday of an organization, or of your blog. For this week’s challenge, John wants me to show you what is special to me about birthdays.
First birthdays are special. This is probably more true for the parents. After all most kids, especially first kids have no idea about what the fuss is all about. I was invited to my friend’s grandchild’s first birthday. You can tell who was blowing out the candle! The Birthday piñata added to the fun.
On another “First” birthday, I photographed my grandson’s Smash Cake! At first tentative, then he really got into the spirit of the Smash!
Party decorations add to the festivities. But with my children, the reaction was often unexpected. I remember that my son was afraid of balloons.
Birthdays over the years.
Birthdays often bring the family together. In the past couple of months, I helped celebrate two important birthday celebrations. In December, my sister-in-law invited us to Southern California to celebrate my brother’s 70th Birthday.
The next very important birthday celebration brought many relatives together. Ed and Leti joined us in Sacramento to help my Israeli cousin’s grandson celebrate his Bar Mitzvah. I knew I have cousins in Israel, but the family lost touch. I last saw my cousin when I was 17 and visiting Israel. Through Ancestry.com, his son located and called me and let me know that he and his family lived close by for this year only.
Now I do celebrate my pet’s birthdays also!
Last year I celebrated Charlie’s first birthday. Sadly, this was his only birthday.
April 30th will be MOXIE’s first birthday. I am starting to get ready. Picked up some special treats. On the lookout for some interesting toys. Just discovered non-toxic peanut-flavored bubbles for dogs. Might be interesting. Thinking of photo elements for her birthday picture. Bows? Signage? What would a smash cake look like? Or better still, how long would it last? Again, like first birthdays she won’t know why all the fuss, but I will have some fun!
Have fun on your next birthday! Let me know how you celebrate it!
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Thanks for sending the pictures!! Which Israeli cousins are these? Whose cake said Ema?
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My grandkids started calling me ema from the start. The Israeli first cousin is from my mother’s side. Her half older brother Eliahu had two sons. They live in Holon near Tel Aviv. Adar, his son and family are here for one year. His wife Galit is a visiting Rabbi in Sacramento.
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Loved your coverage of first birthdays Marlene – what a fun idea! And the story about Ancestry is great. So many people are finding lost family – how great that you could get together. Sorry about your pup but glad you have a new one to love. Thanks for joining us with your really fun post.
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