It was AS’s birthday on December 28. As we were on holiday, I didn’t know what to do for his birthday. Before we left for the holiday, I had contacted the resort we were staying in Vanuatu and asked them if they could bake a cake for me. I was happy when they emailed me back confirming that they could. I tried my best to make it a secret until his birthday. It was really hard to get away from him to talk to the staff there. I also hid his card and gifts in my suitcase. I am so glad he didn’t find them until his birthday.
On the morning of the 28th, I couldn’t sleep as there were thousands of things in my mind. I woke up at 5 am and started planning for his surprise birthday. As we had booked to go for Abseiling at 9am, I needed to execute my plan before 9 am. So I went to talk to the staff to plan everything while AS was still in bed.
As normal, we went to the resort’s restaurant for breakfast. He ordered a big breakfast and I ordered a continental breakfast with fruits. I had instructed the staff to get the cake before we had our breakfast. We were seated by the pool and there were a few other tables with holiday makers having their breakfast.
I was facing the walk way and AS has his back to it. So when the waiter came with the cake, he didn’t see it at first. I started singing the “Happy Birthday” song and AS thought it was someone else’s birthday so he started singing as well before he turned around and saw the cake and realised that the cake was for him. In the mean time everyone else at the other tables started singing Happy Birthday for him.
I really liked the surprised look on his face after seeing the cake. It was his favourite flavour, double chocolate mud cake. I couldn’t get one any smaller but I was really glad to see it turn out so good. It was just perfect. Then he made a wish and cut the cake. One of the guests was really nice and offered to take some photos of the both of us.
Then it was time to open his gifts. I got him a card, an android tablet and a UFC trainer game for his XBOX. I knew he wanted them so I am glad that he liked them all. He had this big grin on his face that made me really happy.
Then we had our breakfast and went for Abseiling (I will write about this later when I am back in Sydney). It was one of the most fun things we did in Vanuatu.
We came back to the resort to change and were off to the Melanesian dinner (local Vanuatu style dinner with cultural dance show). We really enjoyed the food and dance.
It was a perfect celebration for AS. I was really happy that he enjoyed his day so much.
21 Dec 2011
You might be wondering what I am going to write about 21 December 2011. Actually it started out as any normal day yesterday but then I couldn’t believe my joy when I logged into my blog. I have reached a milestone of 10,000 views but the amazing thing was I got 700+ hits yesterday. It may be normal traffic on some of your blogs but my highest has been 300+ so to have so many hits made my day.
When I first started blogging back in September I wasn’t even sure if anyone would read what I wrote but gradually I was happy to see traffic on my site. This month I was also given awards, four of them :). Now I am very proud to say that I have a few regular readers who shower me with their love, support, comments and likes. You know I am talking about you :). So thank you so much. I wouldn’t have come this far without your support.
Starting a blog has helped me to connect with lots of like minded people and introduced me to some wonderful human beings. Also, reading others blogs have given me great insights on lots of topics which I would not have known otherwise. So Thank You to all who read, commented, liked and supported me so far. Hope to have the same love and support in the future as well.
Happy reading and thank you once again!!!
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