But then it’s a bit early to get excited because I see some winds and rain coming ahead. We’re heading to Hamburg for the Easter weekend, and it’s been a while since we’ve been on the road, so pretty excited. Mostly excited of how A will be handling all the traveling. The last trip was Italy, and she still wasn’t fully aware of everything happening but now, she’s mumbling her own words, pointing at things and interacting much more than before. More entertaining for us and a whole new world just waiting for her.
Eating solids is a joy up until now, including fish, meat, bread, carrots, spinach… let’s see how long this goes.
Getting ready for her birthday party (WHAT) but finding a location is a pain. First birthdays are a big deal in Korea, and most of the parents consider it as a big event, something like a wedding. It’s actually pretty similar how they celebrate it: you book a location, normally a hotel or a private room of some place, book catering, a professional photographer and you invite everyone, including friends, family, neighbors and even your colleagues. A full meal is expected to be served and the guests offer presents, mostly gold rings and money, and it lasts almost half a day.
In Europe, or in Germany and Italy, it’s more of a personal thing and it is what it is: a kid’s birthday party. So there’s cake, treats, drinks and that’s it.
I do believe a first birthday party will be mostly for the parents (what can she remember really at this age, right?), but it still seems like a nice reason to celebrate, have cake, pop prosecco and have a nice, breezy afternoon with friends. I’m even thinking of asking our friends to just bring books as presents, because we just don’t need any more toys.
On a side note, there’s a new gelato place in town called Claus. I’ve seen so many photos on instagram photos before I actually visited, so I was very curious. My personal favorite is Kaiserbau but this one is so much closer and actually pretty good. They had fun flavors like Chai Latte and Blueberry cupcake. Yummy. For more photos in German, you can also check out Mojo from the blog (in German).
- Pointing, oh all the pointing.
- Will do anything for the phone. I just give it to her to keep her less excited, but not more than 10 minutes.
- Sleeping better at night.
All photos by rachelsanghee. The little monkey is 47 weeks, but who’s counting.