A First Month and a Four and a Half Birthday

Even if she knows that it was not really her birthday cake, Dindin was still very happy to blow out the candle for her half a birthday.

Do you celebrate half-birthdays? Well, we did when Dindin was still a baby and we marked each month, especially the sixth, because she is already halfway to her first birthday.

But this year, we did something a bit different. It is Shane’s first month and since both of them were born on the 11th of the month, it was also Dindin’s day to turn 4 1/2 years old last Wednesday. And then it was my mother’s birthday on the 9th, it was sort of a triple celebration and my brother sponsored the birthday cake. Because of some unexpected turn of events, the celebration didn’t turn out quite as planned. Nevertheless, there was one very happy little girl who blew the single pink candle on a strawberry shortcake covered with creamy icing with rosette design made by Bacolod Cupcake Cafe.

Our families.

It’s kinda funny because Dindin knows that it is not yet her fifth birthday and so we keep reminding her about it. She would reply, “I know.” But, dressed in a nice pink formal, she is so happy. We had our dinner at SumoSam at The District North Point for this treat and I have them to thank for this, too. The staff were very accommodating and they came round to sing the birthday song for Dindin. I really didn’t ask them to because after all, it was not a real birthday celebration thing. But then again, thank you very much, you surely made the little girl very happy. 😀

We celebrated the event with our families–our support system–during crazy hours and crying spiels in between feedings. Thank you for the love, prayer, and much-needed help.

“Thank you, Lord, for the wonderful blessing of children and of family. We are ever grateful. Things can be difficult from time to time but indeed, we live by Your grace, Your comfort, Your sustenance, and Your provision. We praise you God and thank You for the milestones in our children’s lives. It has always been our prayer that they will grow up to become lovelier each day in all aspects–inside and out. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”

Thank you Lord for these blessings.

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