Friday, July 1, 2011

Simon's First Birthday Celebrations

Simon's first birthday was an amazing series of celebrations. We were lucky enough to have Grandma Lin and Grandpa Joe here from Hawaii. Plus, Gabrielle and David came from California (oh, can't forget Buster too!)
On June 1st, which was Simon's first birthday, we took him to his first Cubs Game during the day. It was as if we were at the game with a celebrity. He was so cute in his uniform that everyone around us was talking and commenting about it. He had a great time and the Cubs even wished him a happy birthday on the scoreboard.
Later that evening, we had a dinner celebration with all of the family. It was a lovely day.
On Saturday June 4th, we had a party at our house for our big one year old boy. The house was filled with family and friends. Simon even got to taste birthday cake for the first time. As we expected, he was not that impressed. Simon really just loves his fruits and vegetables and still mostly wants baby food. Simon takes a Hawaiian music class at the Old Town School of Folk Music and we were so honored that his teacher wanted to come perform for his friends. She came with her family and they did some traditional chants, drumming, hula and singing. It was very special.
After a much needed nap, Simon put on his lederhosen (and so did Daddy of course!) and we headed down to May Fest in Lincoln Square.
Here are some (read: a lot) of pictures from the birthday celebrations

It was a truly special celebration. We are so lucky to have such wonderful family and friends and will treasure the memories forever.


  1. What an amazing Birthday celebration weekend. I think we will all remember it always. Nice job Mom and Dad!

  2. It was such a wonderful Party. We were so happy to be part of it.

    Grandma Lin & Grandpa Joe

  3. Such great memories!! What a yummy cake Simon!!!