The Birthday on Holiday

DSC_0400Our 2 week trip was all about Boeta and creating a special time with him for his second birthday. It included seeing family and giving him all types of new experiences. He got the odd present every day or so, be it a new book or toy. On the 4th of June we awoke in Struis Bay. We had his grandparents with us and we were on our 4th day of the 2 week holiday.

Boeta was with us in our bedroom in his cot and at 6 am (the precise hour of his birth), we had him in bed, sleeping between us. This, for us, was a special moment.

We sang for him and spent time together before grandma and grandpa awoke.

We also hid gifts throughout, which he got once he saw it. Giving a 2-year-old too many presents at any one stage is a waste. This way he could enjoy his new friends thoroughly before moving on to the next.

He saw this box and pointed it out to mom. Now the little man seems to have more of mom’s genes when it comes to opening presents. It takes forever!

DSC_0406 DSC_0410 DSC_0418DSC_0424Boeta loves Formula 1 racing at the moment and one his gifts had to be a racing track with Formula 1 cars. Most people see this a present for dad and son! Okay, dad loves the idea too and yes, having a son also means daddy can get some added “kid-time” as the little man grows.

 DSC_0457We decided to do a proper birthday with cake toward the midday lunch-time. Being on holiday we had to put together a birthday with what we could find or managed to bring along in the suitcases. Struis Bay does not have the biggest supply, it has the basics one needs on holiday. Mom produced a bag of balloons, which we needed to blow up. The fun started.

DSC_0459DSC_0468Grandpa (81) and Grandma (77) are still full of life and they can still make a joke.

If there is one thing daddy will always remember and hold dear to his heart, it would be that we did laugh a lot on holiday as a family at each other. This is one thing we would hope Boeta would also be able to remember one day about us.


Mom also produced the smallest party hats, good for 2 year-old’s, but a stretch for adult heads and after some D.I.Y. we were set. Boeta was seated at the head of the table and grandpa put some of the balloons on the table.


DSC_0472We got, a car cake, added candles and sang to Boeta again. He wanted to touch the flames and mom blew out the candles for him.

 DSC_0473The rest of the photos present some idea of mini party we had for the little man.

DSC_0502 DSC_0506 DSC_0511 DSC_0517 DSC_0521 DSC_0524 DSC_0532 DSC_0553 DSC_0564 DSC_0571 DSC_0575 DSC_0579 DSC_0572 DSC_0586 DSC_0590

DSC_0596The balloons were all over the house and Boeta got to play with them for the day.

DSC_0611 DSC_0627Looking back, we had a good day with our son and his grandparents in the house of his late grandparents, so in a sense, they were also present. This was the first of many more adventures we had planned for the him.

This week the photo challenge talk about muse and the subject that you keep coming back to. Well for the last 2 years it has been our little boy and most of the things seen on this blog has been with him, about him and showing him the world around him. They are both qualifying as muses, but f you want a singular muse: FAMILY

39 thoughts on “The Birthday on Holiday

  1. sheldonk2014 says:

    We’ve done Christmas on the move glad to hear others who are just as creative
    You have been like a family to me because I have watched him grow
    In August it will be a year that I started blogging
    I can’t believe how fast that little guy grew
    As always Sheldon

  2. littlevantuil says:

    Happy 2nd birthday for Boeta, van harte gefeliciteerd! 🙂 Thanks for sharing this lovely moment and the joyful photo’s, such a happy family. The 3-generations photo is precious! 🙂

  3. Patrizia M. says:

    Bellissimo vedere che vi siete divertiti tutti insieme, i nonni sono simpaticissimi, molto allegri e per Boeta questo è un bene.
    Tantissimi auguri piccolo ometto, sei splendido. Buon compleanno!!!
    Un bacione, Pat

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