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He is not my Infant anymore

September 16, 2016

My baby boy is turning 2 this week and I just can’t believe it. Second year passed so quickly and I am still in new-born hangover.

He is not my Infant anymore.

He has transformed from Infant to Toddler.

He is doing things independently.

He wants me to set him free.

I remember the days when I could cuddle him for hours but now, he turns jumpy when I kiss him non-stop on his cheeks. He likes a cuddle but only for a short time.

His toys have transformed from Chimes to Blocks, from Rattles to Cars, from Teethers to Bat-and-Ball.

He has transformed into a Social Child which never miss to say HELLO to each passer by. The time has flown past and he seems to grow big in the blink of an eye.

His First Birthday was a traditional one where we invited all the relatives and friends. On his Second birthday, we are doing it differently and keeping it only-Family celebration and doing all the preparation by myself- Birthday Banner, Birthday Cap, Cake Toppers and Props.

Though I am writing his developments in his “Birth Book” since he was born but this year, I am planning to start the tradition of “Writing a letter to him on his birthday every year”

BIRTHDAY PARTY PLANNING

  • BIRTHDAY BANNER

 

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  • BIRTHDAY PARTY PROPS

 

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  • CUP-CAKE TOPPERS

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  • BIRTHDAY BOY CAP
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Birthday Cap

 

ACTIVITIES WE ARE PLANNING TO DO

  • Visit a religious place
  • Visit an Orphanage
  • Small birthday celebration at his Day care
  • Family Dine out with Cake cutting

 

How do you plan your Kid’s birthday?

Do you like to throw big bash? or Do you like quiet at-home parties?

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  • Saru

    Belated birthday wishes to him. Hope you had a fab time. The activities you planned out must have made the day special.

    • Thanks Saru, yes it was fun. Planning everything by myself added more happiness.

  • Time goes so quickly doesn’t it. My boy is 18 months nearly and I still want to hold him like a baby……but he hates this now!! We usually have a family outing for birthdays or my eldest invites a few friends for tea. Parties just get so expensive. Thanks for linking up to #ToddlerAppovedTuesday

    • I too like Home parties with close Family members. I loved to link up.

  • 2nd birthdays are always special! πŸ™‚ Happy birthday to him! Super party props and the idea of writing letters is amazing!

    • Thanks Maitreni….Writing a letter to him made me emotional.

  • Karen Belton

    We kept it very low key for his first birthday party. We’re 2 months in to being one now and know that 2 is going to hit us like a brick! It all goes so fast. I have no idea how i’d plan any future birthdays, probably low key as long as possible! Thanks for linking up to #familyfun you’ll be more than welcome again next week!

    • True Karen,,,It all goes fast…Saving for a birthday party can be difficult sometimes. I prefer home parties where Kids can enjoy more.

  • Tammymum

    We were the same big party for the first birthday, not so big for the second…well that was the plan didn’t end that way! These decorations look brilliant though I love the cupcake hats! Hope the little man has a fab birthday., lots of love #familyfun

    • I was little dicey making them but they turned out very cute… We had fun- It was a small party involving his both side grandparents. I am so happy to connect. Thanks again Sarah.

  • My Petit Canard

    Awww, second birthdays are such a big milestone! The passing from baby to toddler. It goes so quickly doesnt it! I hope your little one has a lovely birthday, it sounds like you have some great plans for him πŸ™‚ I love all the homemade decorations, very clever! Emily #FamilyFun

    • Thanks Emily- Homemade decorations have their own charm. I am loving his Toddler stage- He started making sentences and its cute to hear those not-so-formed words.

  • Rashmi Lingappa

    Happy Birthday to the toddler:)
    Loved the idea of writing letters. Job well done with all the party props.

    • Thanks Rashmi. Its strange na that when you do something out of Love, it turns out beautiful – though not perfect.

  • Atulmaharaj

    Happy Birthday !! Wonderful props !

    • Thanks Atul- It was fun making these

  • Emily

    Happy birthday! Love a home party too! #ToddlerApprovedTuesday

    • Thanks Emily..Home parties are more fun. I did not get your Blog address?

  • Happy Birthday to champ!! I love home parties πŸ™‚

    • Thanks Ruchi. Right, Home parties are hassle free and more fun when there are Kids involved.

  • Awkward Earthling β„’

    Birthday wishes to your son πŸ™‚

    • Thanks for your wishes.

  • Deepa

    Birthday wishes to your son..nice preparations Upasna ..loved the cake toppers πŸ™‚

    • Thanks a lot Deepa. I really had fun making all these πŸ™‚

  • β™”inGenioustyβ™”

    Happy Birthday. The preparation reminds me of my nephew’s bday party. They used to have such things there.

    • Thanks for the wishes. Doing fun things add joy to Kids birthday party. Happy to connect.

  • Rohan

    Happy Birthday to the kiddo!! πŸ™‚ Even my offspring is soon going to turn 2 in next month and I can completely relate when you say about toys and kisses and cuddles.Some lovely party props and cake. πŸ™‚

    • Thanks a lot Rohan. Wishes to him in advance.

  • Mayura Amarkant

    It took me back to the time when my kids turned two…time just flies…
    We celebrated my son’s 2nd birthday by clearing all the furniture in the room. We pasted huge chart papers on the walls and then gave the toddlers paints…they went crazy painting the room. it was followed by cake cutting, music and gifts. Simple birthday full of fun.

    • WOW, its really lovely to see those tiny tots paint. I will try this idea next year.

  • Happy birthday to the toddler. As he grows, he helps us grow with him. After all being a parent is more about learning than teaching. Please do write your letters to him.

    • You are right Anil. Parenting is all about learning in the way. Hope to see you often here.

  • Happy birthday to your little one! How time flies, huh?
    These are really cute party decors.

    • Thanks Lux. Sometimes, it seems like yesterday when he was born and now, he is running.

  • Reema Michelle D’souza

    Kids grow up quickly isn’t it? I’ve seen my baby cousins as tiny babies and now they are all grown up! I loved your idea of a birthday party! And the best part is that I loved the letter writing wala idea πŸ™‚

    • Actually, I stole it from our Bollywood movies. But I liked it because the way you can show your love to tiny ones is different from once they grow up.

  • Ramya

    Happy birthday to the kiddo! And your planning looks amazing. My cousin’s kid had a grand party and she gave all the guest a book as return gift and the kids played so many games. And the letters, its a great idea.

    • Thanks Ramya..It was this time I felt like a responsible Mother. Book as a return idea is a great thing.

  • Aditi Kaushiva

    Happy birthday to your lil one! πŸ™‚ Great party planning. I can see how excited you are. And writing a letter to him every year is a great idea. He will truly cherish them once he is grows up!

    • Thanks Aditi. You are right, I was too excited and everything went well. I wish he would cherish my letters just like I do for the letters written by my Father. Hope to see you often here.

  • Hey

    Happy Birthday to your little one.. Its so amazing to see you plan everything so well.. I loved your list of things to do on D day .. and the idea of writing a letter to him , every birthday is amazing. I am planning to write a letter to him that he can read when he’s a teen . I felt so nostalgic looking at all the pics and reading about the plans. When my kid turned one we had a smallish dinner for family and his second b’day coincided with diwali .. infact we havent had a birthday party per se for him and he would turn 4 this november .
    So enough about chitchatting about kids.. let me now explore your space a bit to know more about you since its my first time here ..

    how’s alexa been so far ? you have a super alexa rank and all the best in growing it further !!

    • Thanks a lot Chandni. Its my pleasure to have you here on my little space.
      I think 4 is a great number…bcoz he would know whats going on and he can tell the way he wants the party. Its great to plan for Kids. Alexa is treating me good as I got to connect with so many Lovely people around.
      Happy to connect with you.

  • Angry Saint

    Great plan on the birthday celebrations. Those props look super cute. Also, love the idea of writing a birthday letter every year. It’ll make for something great to cherish as he grows up. The activities you’ve planned too are great. Just a quick suggestion, if possible, do consider planting a sapling in his name. It’ll be a great add-on for his birthday over the years, and will also be your own contribution towards greening our city.

    Cheers πŸ™‚

  • twinklingtina

    the cake toppers are so cute. I didnt do much for my son’s first birthday. he teethed late around his birthday and was in extremely irritable mood. SO it’s all on hold till his teething trouble is over. happy second to your boy!

    • Thanks Tina, actually Kids have more fun on their second bday rather than first. So, you have enough time πŸ™‚

  • Great ideas! I am surely going to use some of there. πŸ™‚

    • Thanks Aditi. You know what I love your writing style.

  • Sneha Sen

    Happy happy birthday to the little baby. The ideas are very innovative.

    • Thanks Sneha.I am too content this year that I am doing all by myself. Happy to connect with you. Welcome to my space.

  • Those are great ideas. I also like the idea of birth book. He is going to love it after growing up. Last year i went to my little cousin’s bday where they organized it in a painting center. Theydrew and painted in big canvas… Like professionals and then has sweets and fruit salads. They even got to carry home the painting. It was a quite nice.

    • Thanks Raj. Actually I love it when I write his tiny details. ts a great idea too- Kids Painting on bday. Thanks for sharing this.