16… He Can Drink Beer…

That’s right; here in Switzerland, one can legally drink beer, wine and cider as of 16 years of age. Yesterday, my boy turned 16! OMG!

Of course, there was no big celebration because we are still slowly coming out of partial lockdown due to the Covid-19 virus. So i made Tobias’ favourite cupcakes and we ordered his favourite food, sushi, and celebrated at home.

Here’s a look back at 15 years of birthdays:

Looking back, it’s so lovely to see how he has grown; and as his mother, i remember all the ups and downs but i am, first and foremost, and most importantly, very proud of him! i can’t believe how the years have just flown by.

Here’s the photos from Tobias’ 16th Birthday:

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My Succulent Baby’s 15th Birthday…

A few days ago, Tobias celebrated his 15th birthday! It was a quiet but fun-filled celebration; a Saturday afternoon movie and then home for some games with his two best friends.

The years have just disappeared before our eyes. Have a look at where we were 15 years ago as a family of three and today we are a family of four (our little dog, Lexi is the latest addition):tobias15yearsold20190525

Becoming a parent, being a parent has not been the easiest thing i have done. And as corny as it sounds, parenting does have its beautiful, heart-warming moments. So i cherish those moments and am happy to say that i am privileged to be his mother and proud that he is my son.

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PS: for those who don’t know, as a chubby baby, Tobias had many funny nicknames and one of them was “succulent” because he had such fat, juicy thighs. 😀

He is all of 13 Years Old…

Yes, he is! My boy is now a teen! i am the mother of a teen! i’m in denial, which is why this post is a whole 1.5 weeks late…

He chose to celebrate it with 3 of his friends at the Laser Arena in Basel. He would have invited more, i think. But our car could only take that many 13-year-olds.

The guy who did the walk-through was really nice and friendly. When we got there, we were the only group playing laser tag. The rest of the groups were playing paintball. It was only for the last of our 3 games that the boys played with another group.

Here are some pictures:

 

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Top: The boys in their gear, fierce, right? ;), Middle: The playing field, Bottom: The score sheets.

 

 

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The happy teen with his load of presents… there is actually still a couple waiting for him in Singapore.
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Last but not least, our traditional birthday shot!

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