Tuesday, October 15, 2013

On Turning 8

















Dear Kayden,

You turned 8 last week and what a delightful age this has been. I promised you that we would throw a party this year and we celebrated it over the weekend with a bunch of friends that you've carefully handpicked.

So what's a bunch of 8 year olds to do at a park on Saturday? Well, laser tag, of course. I knew that it would be something that you would love doing, seeing how active you are. And we were right.

You guys had such a blast running around the park, shooting at your opponents and strategising against them. Every one had a good time and I think you were very very stoked to have your friends there. Ah! The joys of friendship.

You were grinning from cheek to cheek when the games were over and even when you woke up the following day, it was still there.

I was just telling Auntie R the other day about how long it has been since we first found out we were pregnant with you. In more ways than one, you were the one that made us a family first. And it's been rather gratifying seeing the kind of kid and person you are becoming. We learnt that you are an outdoorsy boy who loves to swim and run. Rugby is now becoming one of your favourite activities to do. I can already see the adrenaline junkie in you.

You are also very much a foodie kid. Your taste buds certainly know what's delicious and worth consuming. More often than not, you prefer Italian and Japanese cuisine but these days, we can see that you are getting really adventurous with trying new stuff like chilli. (Mee pok ta ke hiam, one day?) It's gonna be good eating out with you when you are older.

What I like about you is how seriously you take your responsibility as a kor kor and how you always try to keep them in line. No matter how much they ignore you, you make sure they must know how to behave. Yet you play with them, make sure they get to their intended destinations and you will always have their back at the end of the day.

I count myself lucky that you still come and kiss me goodnight and that even though you can read competently now, you still like a good bed time story. Ah! Don't grow up too soon. I'm not ready for that yet.

You are a great kid. Don't you forget that. We all love you and I'm very very glad that you had fun at your party. =)

Love,
Mum

12 comments:

  1. Looks so fun! And macho!

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    1. The boys had a blast! =) I was very amazed that they can lug the heavy guns for so many games.

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  2. Happy 8th Kayden! What a cool laser tag party, your Mommy's so creative! :)

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  3. This sounds like such an awesome party -- I think if I organised it, I would not have been able to resist playing along too! Haha. Happy birthday Kayden! Those are some great kids you have there, Pam.

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    1. Haha! We initially had plans to play but we ended up with more kids than intended. 0_0 so in the end they even had to use the back up guns! But it's very very fun! And bishan park was perfect for it. =) Thanks V!

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  4. i teared when i read the part that he still comes to kiss you goodnight. thad now has the habit to do this too after our daily reminders for some time. teanne a bit harder cos she usually dozes off before we put her to bed properly with goodnight kisses and cuddles. i hope they keep doing this until the day they move out with their own families.

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    1. It's so easy to forget being affectionate as they get older but thankfully these boys still like their hugs and cuddles! I'm sure Thad and Meimei will be like that too!! xx

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  5. Wow, did that just made you the coolest mum to have a laser tag party for Kayden and his friends? You rented those guns? Happy belated birthday K!

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    1. I got Combat Skirmish to conduct the session. =) Totally fuss free!

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  6. Happy Birthday to Kayden! What a fun party and a really sweet letter. Congrats on being a mum of 8 years too!

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    1. Thanks Jas! The boys did love the party, guess the theme was pretty appropriate for their age. =)

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