Certainly there are only two seasons living here in Jakarta – super duper unbearable to be outside hot season, and super duper hot with half your house underwater due to flood rains season. It seems that something was in the air though after Christmas, and bringing in the New Year of 2015 in January.. because suddenly it’s like spring has sprung in Jakarta and there is an influx of new life amongst the expat community! I mean, there are babies absolutely everywhere you look in Jakarta, it’s like a city made up of kids, the kampungs are full of laughter and life with little people, but the expat community is not THAT big here and it seems every second mum has either just given birth or is due by the end of this year. There is a whole new generation being born here and they are so adorable, and now when I look at Samudra he seems so huge in comparison. I remember when he was a tiny baby, crying all day long, that I sometimes wished he was bigger and would stop crying and that seemed like a whole lifetime away, but in a short two years I realise how quickly that stage goes by in the grand scheme of things and how they really don’t stay little long at all.
It’s so lovely to have this new addition of little babies to our playgroup, most of them will never know the quiet of being an only child, and will have to get used to the noise from the chaos made by toddlers at our gatherings (and outdoors with all the divine local children). It’s such an amazing group.. and I thought I would post some black and white photos from our catch up yesterday – trying to instill a little quiet and order into what was a very happy and noisy morning catch up. I love it.
Super cute baby boys