Yes, today is my birthday. A little while back, when I realized that 3 Things Thursday was going to fall on April 2, my actual birthday, I started thinking about how I would post about that. A few ideas came and went and then I decided that this would be a fun way to celebrate with all of you, a Throw Back Thursday look at my birthday’s growing up.
So I went over to my parents house and got out all of the family albums and then dug around for a few to share with you. I was hoping for beginning, school age and university to share and these were the best I found.
1. First Birthday
So this is me with my mom on my first birthday. The whole story around this picture is, I was the first grandchild on my moms side of the family. So for my first birthday, my mom took me back to the motherland, Nairobi Keyna, to celebrate. My parents had just gotten married and come to Canada three years earlier so I’m sure it must have been nice for my mom to visit her parents and other family. As for me, I’ve never been back but it is on my bucket list for future travels.
2. Eighth (?) Birthday
I’m not sure exactly what birthday this is but I’m thinking it might be seventh or eighth since my brother looks about two years old. So yes, I was pretty young when I got glasses. It was the start of a rough time in my life, being a minority in my school, being very shy and add in the way that I looked and it was enough for kids to be mean to me. I won’t delve into that in detail as I’ve written a post about that before.
Now when I look at the photo, I don’t remember that bad, I just see a couple of cute little kids enjoying a birthday party at McDonalds, which was a favourite party destination back in the day, especially the caboose!
3. Twenty-first birthday
And this was my 21st birthday. When I look at the picture, I seem happy and from what I remember, I was 🙂 It was a fun birthday party with lots of friends and food. Of course between then and now, a lot has happened including angst, drama, joy, you name it and I’m sure I experienced it as any 20 something would.
Tonight I’ll be celebrating my 39th birthday with some family and ice cream cake. (I debated with myself for a long time if I would actually tell you guys how old I was and in the end I thought, why does it even matter what my age is, right?) I can’t believe next year I will have been around for 40 years! Then at night after putting my kids to bed, I’ll be heading to the the airport with my brother and we will be meeting my sister for my first trip ever to New York! Pretty exciting times and I will definitely be reporting back to you as to how the trip was.
Now it’s your turn to share. If you want to participate in our #3ThingsThursday link up, here’s what you need to do. Write a blog post about your three things Then grab the badge from the top of my post. Make sure to link back to either myself, Salma at The Write Balance, Raj at Pink Chai Living or Nisha at Love Laugh Mirch. Then click on the linky below to add your post. It’s that easy. Can’t wait to read about your three things.