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He is not my Infant anymore

September 16, 2016
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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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54 Comments

  • Reply Saru September 28, 2016 at 12:14 am

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

    • Reply upasna September 29, 2016 at 10:28 am

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

  • Reply Clare's Little Tots September 27, 2016 at 1:07 am

    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

    • Reply Upasna September 27, 2016 at 1:14 pm

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

  • Reply Maitreni Mishra September 23, 2016 at 9:58 pm

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

    • Reply upasna September 24, 2016 at 8:02 pm

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

  • Reply Karen Belton September 23, 2016 at 7:48 pm

    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!

    • Reply upasna September 24, 2016 at 8:01 pm

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

  • Reply Tammymum September 23, 2016 at 11:43 am

    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

    • Reply upasna September 23, 2016 at 12:03 pm

      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.

  • Reply My Petit Canard September 22, 2016 at 1:08 am

    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

    • Reply upasna September 23, 2016 at 12:07 pm

      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.

  • Reply Rashmi Lingappa September 20, 2016 at 9:59 pm

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

    • Reply upasna September 21, 2016 at 10:28 am

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

  • Reply Atulmaharaj September 20, 2016 at 8:24 pm

    Happy Birthday !! Wonderful props !

    • Reply upasna September 21, 2016 at 10:28 am

      Thanks Atul- It was fun making these

  • Reply Emily September 20, 2016 at 4:57 pm

    Happy birthday! Love a home party too! #ToddlerApprovedTuesday

  • Reply Ruchi Verma September 20, 2016 at 1:13 pm

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

    • Reply upasna September 21, 2016 at 10:30 am

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

  • Reply Awkward Earthling β„’ September 18, 2016 at 12:28 am

    Birthday wishes to your son πŸ™‚

    • Reply upasna September 19, 2016 at 12:52 pm

      Thanks for your wishes.

  • Reply Deepa September 17, 2016 at 6:41 pm

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

    • Reply upasna September 19, 2016 at 12:44 pm

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

  • Reply β™”inGenioustyβ™” September 17, 2016 at 4:41 pm

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

    • Reply upasna September 19, 2016 at 12:58 pm

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

  • Reply Rohan September 17, 2016 at 3:01 pm

    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™‚

    • Reply upasna September 19, 2016 at 12:44 pm

      Thanks a lot Rohan. Wishes to him in advance.

  • Reply Mayura Amarkant September 17, 2016 at 1:56 pm

    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.

    • Reply upasna September 19, 2016 at 12:55 pm

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

  • Reply Anil Kulkarni September 17, 2016 at 1:49 pm

    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.

    • Reply upasna September 19, 2016 at 12:55 pm

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

  • Reply Lux @ About Life and Love September 17, 2016 at 6:25 am

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

    • Reply upasna September 17, 2016 at 1:41 pm

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

  • Reply Reema Michelle D'souza September 16, 2016 at 11:50 pm

    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™‚

    • Reply upasna September 17, 2016 at 1:43 pm

      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.

  • Reply Ramya September 16, 2016 at 11:28 pm

    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.

    • Reply upasna September 17, 2016 at 1:44 pm

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

  • Reply Aditi Kaushiva September 16, 2016 at 9:44 pm

    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!

    • Reply upasna September 17, 2016 at 1:47 pm

      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.

  • Reply Chandni September 16, 2016 at 8:56 pm

    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 !!

    • Reply upasna September 21, 2016 at 10:33 am

      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.

  • Reply Angry Saint September 16, 2016 at 8:42 pm

    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™‚

  • Reply twinklingtina September 16, 2016 at 4:08 pm

    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!

    • Reply upasna September 17, 2016 at 12:01 am

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

  • Reply Aditi Mathur September 16, 2016 at 3:29 pm

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

    • Reply upasna September 16, 2016 at 11:59 pm

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

  • Reply Sneha Sen September 16, 2016 at 3:02 pm

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

    • Reply upasna September 16, 2016 at 11:59 pm

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

  • Reply Geets September 16, 2016 at 11:16 am

    Those are such cute pics of the preparations for the little one! And a letter on birthday every year and birth book!! Sounds perfect!

    I love the layout of your blog πŸ™‚

    Cheers
    Geets

  • Reply Rajlakshmi September 16, 2016 at 8:01 am

    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.

    • Reply upasna September 16, 2016 at 11:57 pm

      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.

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