The time I was away from this blog, what I really wanted to share most was Kenan’s birthday celebration. After all, this blog is for him, it’s his precious growing up moments I want to capture the most.
My boy turned 4 earlier this year and we celebrated the occasion in his school.
As parents, we don’t believe in splurging on our son unnecessarily and think it’s important to teach him the value of money. So there was never any lavish birthday parties. But this year, I decided to break the rule and engaged a balloonist for his birthday. The reason? He’s been in love with balloons for a very long time. It’s probably close to two years if I don’t remember wrongly. This is a long time for a kid. So I felt that since it’s his birthday, I’ll indulge him for this one time. But in exchange, he will not get his big bundle of helium balloons he was requesting earlier. The boy agreed.
We engaged a balloonist call Russell. He doesn’t do magic shows like some other entertainers but since what Kenan loves is balloons and we saw him at another event and were impressed with his skills, we decided to engage him.
Turned out Russell was really great with the kids and I think his jolly personality, chubby looks and colourful attired appealed to them.
By the way, I ordered Kenan’s birthday from Bengawan Solo and it turned out to be really delicious! The chocolate sponge cake with hazelnut cream was moist, creamy and flavourful. A few of the kids loved it so much they had second and even third helping!
We got him a toy cash register as a present and after playing with it for a few days, he went back to balloons. But guess what, his latest interest is role playing as a fireman (after a recent visit to the Central Fire Station).