We celebrated Kabir' 4th birthday with much excitement. This was the first time when he already knew what to expect and the expectations were certainly quite high! Countdown for the day began a week earlier and my preparations started 2 weeks in advance with practice cakes and trial frosting. Eventually I had to give up on the idea of baking his birthday cake as there was no way I could manage a 3kg cake in my small oven. I finally made up for it by baking lots of chocolate chip cookies for give-away to all the kids in the party.
The morning of the birthday started with a whole lot of excitement. I had taken the day off and we went around distributing chocolates to all friends in Staff hostel (including Anu's favourite doggie Ronaldo). Also stopped by Sishu Vihar where all kids sang "happy birthday" to him and he happily distributed sweets. Nani dropped in before school time and brought a lovely kurta for him which he promptly wore before leaving for school (with another box of chocolates to be distributed). The birthday party was in the evening and he had a whale of a time getting together with all his friends yet again and being the center of everyone's attention.
The birthday fever continued for days after the birthday as he opened his presents over the next few days. Kabir says he can't wait for his next birthday. And I think time needs to slow down!
More birthday pics to be uploaded on FB soon