The 26th of January marked my son's first birthday. It started out quite normal for me, I went to work as usual and thought I was just going to have food delivered when I get home that afternoon (I was going to go home early to be with my son) but my Dad had other plans pala. At around two in the afternoon, as I was already preparing to leave early, my Dad brought my son to the office. He said he thought that since it was Adam's birthday he should be with me, hehehe, mainipin si Lolo! Anyway, since he was already there, I just had food delivered to the office for a birthday treat cum "merienda" for some of my officemates. And then we went home at my usual time off.
January 29, Friday, I brought Adam to Kids' Hair Salon in Southmall, Las Piñas to have his first haircut.
At first, I said "wow, ang bait naman pala magpagupit ng baby ko", because he was really just his usual curious self. Slightly "malikot" but he was letting the hair-cutter do his job. He was even watching the Barney video they provided. And then after several minutes, he already lost interest in the video and started to get uneasy. I tried to divert his attention to the toy car that he was sitting on and I succeeded naman for about a minute or so and then he started fidgeting again. When I didn't carry him off the seat that he wanted to get out of, he started crying. Buti na lang the staff there were really patient and always ready for such situations. They gave him a lollipop and Adam calmed down again until his haircut was finished! After his haircut, he looked even more like his father (if that was possible) than before!
Then on January 30, Saturday at 4:30 in the afternoon, we had a small celebration for Adam's first birthday at McDonald's in Sucat, Palanyag. It was a fun affair that was shared by our relatives and close friends. There were also blunders like the video camera loosing its battery charge just at the start of the party (I checked it a couple of hours before the party and it was fully charged, the problem was I forgot to turn it off, thus...) and the fact that I forgot to have the tarpauline layout I made printed but aside from that, the kids and adults had fun, the food was ample and as usual, yummy and the appearance of the mascots were a hit! I'm still sorting through the pictures and video and should be able to upload them by the end of this week, for now, I am just so happy that I got to experience yet another parenthood milestone and am looking forward to experiencing more! Thanks to everyone who helped make my son's celebration a success!