my nephew turned one, a celebration of life, a McDonalds birthday party

@roniroxas (10574)
Philippines
September 13, 2009 3:43am CST
my nephew celebrated his first birthday at McDonalds and we had a lot of fun. i know my nephew Kiji had a lot of fun too. it was raining from morning and a few of the guest send us text messages that they can not make it (for in the Philippines when it rains it floods). me and my sister was worried that there might be a few visitors due to the weather. but praise God that even it was raining hard the whole day relatives still showed how much they love Keiji and they were there to celebrate with us. He is one year old already and i am proud to tell that i am a proud aunt and Keiji was in my care for a year. A year more i dont mind, i am happy with Keiji.
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@mommaj (22878)
• United States
13 Sep 09
How wonderful! They grow up so fast. It's nice people still came even though there may have been flood.
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@roniroxas (10574)
• Philippines
25 Sep 09
yes that was the very touching part, a few of my sister's friends send text messages that they can not make it, and of course that made her sad. but it turned out that family is still the best for the ones who attended are our relatives on our mom side and dad side. it was fun. thanks for the response
@mommaj (22878)
• United States
25 Sep 09
It is definitely the family that make the parties. Children aren't going to remember, but the parents do. I invited over 40 people for my daughter's first birthday. Most of them didn't even have the decency to call and say they weren't coming. The only people that came were neighbors and family. It was still okay, but I had leftovers for a month!
@roniroxas (10574)
• Philippines
26 Sep 09
left overs for a month? wow that is not easy to consume if you have a few members on your family. in my house that wont be a problem for i have four teen children and they really are eaters like pacman lol. i hate people who does not even send a message that the can not make it. thats rude.
@aya215 (41)
• Philippines
14 Sep 09
Happy Birthday to your nephew! kids love birthday parties so even if it's raining, the party will not flap...because for kids...kiddie parties is a date!
@roniroxas (10574)
• Philippines
26 Sep 09
yes kids loves party and rain or shine i am sure they will remind their parents that it is important to be present at that date lol. it was fun even it was raining hard. thank God it was a sucess. thankks also for the greeting and for the response. havea great weekend. welcome also to mylot and hope you like it here like most of us do.
@aprilten (1966)
• Philippines
14 Sep 09
Happy Birthday to your nephew, Kiji! I remember when my kids turned 1 and we celebrated them, too. Everyone was having fun. And now my kids are grown up and whenever we attend birthday parties they would ask about their birthdays. How we celebrated them, the gifts they got, who attended, how fun it was, etc.
@roniroxas (10574)
• Philippines
26 Sep 09
yes kids loves party and so are we. and kids really wanted to talk about their past parties as well. they also love to look at the photo shots of that said event and laugh about it. thanks for the greeting and thanks for the response. its a rainy saturday again. lol. enjoy your weekend
@neildc (17251)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
14 Sep 09
well, roni, all i can say is Happy Birthday to Kenji. if i am not mistaked, you have plans of celebrating his birthday in Enchanted Kingdom, am i right? so, you didn't go on with that plan and you just do it a McDonalds? Kenji is the son of the couples from Japan, right?
@roniroxas (10574)
• Philippines
26 Sep 09
the plan was really mcdonalds but we have also tickets for enchanted. the enchanted was just as family. my mom, my kids my older sis, keiji, keiji's mom and dad. but it was raining so hard and we did not persue to go to enchanted for we know we can not enjoy it because of the rain. i still have the tickets and they are effective up to november (lucky us) my moms bday will be on october. so if it will not rain we are planning to go. too bad Keiji's mom and dad can not come with us for they went back at japan already. wow you sure do pay attention with me. thanks for that. hugs
13 Sep 09
Hi roni, A very Happy Birthday to yoyr nephew, I am glad you all enjoyed yourselves even though it rained like mad, I bet he loved it, awwww, bless. Tamara
@roniroxas (10574)
• Philippines
26 Sep 09
thank you my dear tamara. it was really raining from thursday and the party was saturday. it was still raining hard saturday so we understand if some can not make it. here when it rains it really starts to have traffic that is unbearable. lucky i jot down that party starts at 3:30 but the truth it will start at 4:30.... so even they were late for the 3:30 for it was really traffic they were all on time for the real time of the party. lol. thanks for the response
@littleowl (7157)
13 Sep 09
That is what I did for both of my two when they were about 4yrs old and it was then a lot of fun they enjoyed it and there was a play area for them too so it was worth going there...LoLo
@roniroxas (10574)
• Philippines
26 Sep 09
parties are always two thumbs up and fun. i love going to children parties as well and of course my children too. though now that they are teens they just sit around and wait for the food lol. they no longer join games exept if you force them. but keiji had a great time and we are all happy for him. thanks for the response little
@Hatley (164266)
• Garden Grove, California
13 Sep 09
hi roniroxas it sounds like you are a very good' Aunt as well as a proud one. Kiji is a very lucky little nephew to have a loving Aunt like you. I bet he was so'happy and excited and loves his Auntie so much. Sounds like everyone' had a good time on his birthday,and the relatives did show up cause they loved Kiji.
@roniroxas (10574)
• Philippines
26 Sep 09
Keiji and his family  - Happy Birthday
yes the relatives showed uopp for Keiji. and of course they love my sister as well.Keiji is he r first baby and i dont know if they are in plans to have more. yes i love my nephew so much. it was a tiring week of preparation and another week for the getting ready for the party but it was all worth it. i know Keiji had a great time.
@howard96h (11643)
• New York, New York
13 Sep 09
A year already, wow! How fast the time goes by. I am glad to hear his birthday celebration turned out well. He has such a great Aunt!
@roniroxas (10574)
• Philippines
25 Sep 09
yes howard times flies so fast and i know sooner or later Keiji will be flying to japan to be with his parents. this will make me and my kids sad but i know this is wahts best for them. thanks for the response and sorry for not sending you a piece of cake.
@jules67 (2790)
• Philippines
13 Sep 09
It is always nice to see kids celebrate their birthday. Other kids really love going to parties for they see their playmates. I am sure that your nephew was very happy with his party. Happy birthday!
@roniroxas (10574)
• Philippines
25 Sep 09
thank you very much jules, yes children enjoys party so much and so as adult. it was so cool to see parents participate also during the games. they are also very supportive with their children at the "bring me" game. that was really raining but the party was a balst. thanks for the response
• Philippines
13 Sep 09
hello roniroxas, Happy birthday to your nephew, and congratulations on the success of the birthday! when my son turned one year old, we decided to celebrate it at home. We thought that we would have more food and more guests in a certain budget compared if we spend same budget in a party in a restaurant. It was tiring and still it was fun. At year three, I decided to celebrate it at Jollibee. I believe that the kid will enjoy it more since, he already know who Jollibee is, and understands already that it is his birthday and knows how to entertain his guests. It was a blast also. We celebrated it on a weeknight, we also thought few people would come since they have work that they, and the time is at night, so some kids won't be able to make it because the next day they will have school, but it turned out we were wrong. still, there were lots of guest to show how important my son is.
@roniroxas (10574)
• Philippines
25 Sep 09
Keiji party  - yum chicken
i have four teen children and i know how tiring it is to havea party at home. plus the house of my sister is at cavite and travelling there for the visitors is not going to be easy. cavite has skinny streets and it is always traffic. keiji stays with us at marikina and still it would be hard for a few to travel until marikina. so my sister decide to have a party at Mcdonalds some where at cubao so it would be the center of almost all visitors. i know Keiji enjoyed the party for before that he was sleepy but tried to stay awake so he wont miss any part of it. parties are fun as long as you are not going to tire yourself. thanks for the response.
@jcj_111776 (3220)
• Philippines
13 Sep 09
Hi roni I completely understand how you and your sister felt, thinking that no one will come. I had the same worries with my son's 6th birthday just this Friday. But rain or shine, the fun goes on. Happy 1st Birthday to Keiji!
@roniroxas (10574)
• Philippines
21 Sep 09
yes friday was really with heavy rains as well. friday night there are friends who send us sms message that they can not attend. well we do understand that for some of them are from Bulacan and Pampanga. it would really not be safe for them to drive from there to cubao. thanks for the greeting and Belated Happy Birthday to your son.
@danitykane (3191)
• Philippines
13 Sep 09
Wow! Happy Birthday to Kiji! :) I have a niece who's turning a year older next month and shes the only niece I got by now. Same here, I'm a proud aunt too! I'm so happy to hear that your relatives really take time and effort to be at his special day even if we have a typhoon right now. He must be a special kid, I wish him all the best in this world. Cheers tita roni! :)
@roniroxas (10574)
• Philippines
21 Sep 09
thank you for the greeting, and happy birthday to your niece. yes i guess he is a special kid. my sister is married for 5 years before she got pregnant. so every relative is really waiting for Keiji lol. now that he is a year older everyone wanted to see his progress as well. thanks for the response
@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
13 Sep 09
Wow... time flies so fast... i remember the fist discussion you started about your nephew Keiji... and now he is already 1 year old... i am so sure he enjoyed that McDonald's birthday party... with all those balloon, toys, games, and music... my daughter had her's at Jollibee... and she can still somewhat remember that event... Good thing people still came even it it was raining all day... Happy Birthday to Keiji!!!... he is so lucky to have such a loving aunt like you...
@roniroxas (10574)
• Philippines
21 Sep 09
that is so sweet of you to remember that aseret. yes Keiji turned one and he had a very good time at the celebration. he was very sleepy but we can see how he was figthing for it so that he can not miss anything. he was more excited when the food came in. what a very funny guy. i hope i can upload a photo togther with my comment. thanks friend
@KrauseHome (36654)
• United States
18 Oct 09
Glad to hear that this was a Great time for you, and that everything turned out OK. It sounds like as he gets older he will be proud to have you in his life for sure, and know you did your Best.
@yecal10 (144)
• United States
14 Sep 09
Congratulations to your family!