Well today marks the beginning of August.. so July just flew by and I have barely sat at my computer as life has been filled with adventures, play dates, birthdays, voting, Ramadhan, Lebaran, and most importantly for me, July marked the first Birthday of our beautiful boy, Samudra.
Due to school holidays and Ramadhan, most people were leaving the country to go visit family or to enjoy an escape from this city, so Putra and I decided on a very intimate gathering for Samudra, as we had both agreed that he is too young to understand what a birthday party is. So to celebrate his birthday week, firstly I took him on a quick trip to Bali to visit some beautiful friends visiting from Sweden. While we were away swimming and enjoying the fresh air, Putra had other plans going on and had decided to morph the intimate gathering into a big party and cocktail party for after 6pm… it seems Indonesians are happier the bigger the crowd. If you have ever been to an Indonesian wedding, or seen a group of Indonesians travelling together, you will know what I mean!
So on the day, the house filled with lots of kids from the neighbourhood and friends, and then groups of friends came and went until after buka puasa (break fasting for Ramadhan) at 6.00pm and Putra took his place at the bar and mixed up mojito’s and martini’s until the early hours of the next morning.
I want to say a huge THANK YOU to all the family and friends who made the day so special, for the embarrassing mountain of gifts that Samudra received, delicious cakes, and giggles.
Happy Birthday to our beautiful ray of sunshine, thank you for filling my days with love and pure bliss, tears, laughter and craziness. I love you from the tips of my toes to the stars and beyond. xoxoxoxoxo