I know I haven’t been blogging much. It’s been somewhat a crazy last week and I have been making subtle changes to my lifestyle as well. Don’t you always feel that a year gives you a brand new re-start and serves more motivation to make the changes that you have always been thinking about? I’m doing just that and I will share more in a separate post, but meanwhile, this post is all about my kid!

Jerome turned 2 years old last friday. We didn’t have a big birthday do, but just small celebrations with family. The first was the Sunday before his actual birthday. There was no fancy cake even, just the good old durian cake from Jane Cake’s station decorated with Peppa Pig toys that we got from the mall. 4 Peppa Pig to symbolize our family..

Durian cake from Jane Cake Station, decorated with Peppa Pig toys.

Durian cake from Jane Cake Station, decorated with Peppa Pig toys.

Jerry singing Happy Birthday for Jerome enthusiastically.

Jerry singing Happy Birthday for Jerome enthusiastically.

Jerry was singing the song very enthusiastically here. I think he secretly wants to blow off those candles himself! Jerome, was just very attracted by the toys and the cake. I think he is the greedy one.. He actually dig his fingers into the cake before it was cut.

Look at Jerry's expression at Jerome cutting his birthday cake.

Look at Jerry’s expression!

Jerry’s expression here is priceless. Haha. He was trying to help blow the cake and this was that split second before he blew his saliva out.

Both the husband & I couldn’t take the day off from work on the actual day unfortunately, and I managed to leave the office only at 9.30pm at night. I went to my mum’s place where the kids were and celebrated the last 2 hours of his birthday with him.

The boys singing happy birthday again.

The boys singing happy birthday again.

Just what were they looking at here?

Just what were they looking at here?

I think it was me that they were looking at, while we were singing the birthday song. The husband grabbed a Thomas & Friends cake from Polar and I actually quite like the taste of this cake. Good old butter cream in chocolate with soft sponge. Simple and nice.

Jumped in for a picture with the boys.

Jumped in for a picture with the boys.

And that’s about it. It was a really simply celebration, but it was with all the people that mattered, missing my brother who was out working that day too.

The kids are so happy with the candles to blow off and the cakes to eat. I however, was in disbelief that my baby kid has officially turned 2 years old. I still relish the baby smell in him and think about the days where he is oh-so-tiny. I can’t imagine that tiny baby that I had is now this huge kid that people mistake as twins with his older brother. Has 2 years really passed?

Him turning 2 also signals another thing. That he will be joining his brother in school/childcare. I haven’t had wanted to enrol him that early but the school changed their systems recently and they have been taking in annual intakes instead so I might have to wait another year if I were to enrol him later. He has been asking for school and I think he is ready, so he will be starting next week on 2 Feb. Yet another milestone coming up.

I am still in disbelief. That my baby is gone and I now have a toddler that articulates what he wants and shows me that he is the boss sometimes. I.. miss my tiny bundle. How did the past year pass so quickly? Here’s a pictorial archive for the past 12 months, starting from his 1 year old birthday party.

Jerome during February 2014

February 2014 – Sitting in a scooter’s side car.

Jerome @ March 2014

March 2014 – Just being happy rolling around.

Jerome @ May 2014

May 2014 – Climbing around in an indoor playground.

Apr 2014 - Munching at a breadstick at a wedding.

Apr 2014 – Munching at a breadstick at a wedding.

July 2014 - First trip to the Singapore's Botanical Gardens.

July 2014 – First trip to the Singapore’s Botanical Gardens.

Aug 2014 - Fun at an indoor playground again!

Aug 2014 – Fun at an indoor playground again!

Sept 2014 - Excited to be watching a splashing water fountain and round around it!

Sept 2014 – Excited to be watching a splashing water fountain and round around it!

Oct 2014 - Exploring nature at MacRitchie Reservoir.

Oct 2014 – Exploring nature at MacRitchie Reservoir.

Nov 2014 - Watching his first play.

Nov 2014 – Watching his first play.

Dec 2014 - Playing all by himself

Dec 2014 – Playing all by himself at the corridor.

He turned from the awkward walker that looks like he might fall anytime to this cheery, expressive toddler that runs the moment his feet touches the floor. It’s been an amazing year, and he has grown so fast… I wish time would slow down a little.

Happy birthday my baby! Please grow up healthy, happy and always be curious about the things around you. Mummy loves you very very much!