Two years ago Andrei and my son Eric Radu Cristian was born. It was a wonderful moment, and today, 2 years later, he is the joy of our life. We decided not to throw a big party, but to have a different type of birthday.
As our friends know, it’s been a while since we all managed to live together – the long story short, we had to leave the place we were staying in (rent), didn’t manage to find a suitable one (actually, not too willing to rent something), and there were so many issues with a loan we wanted to take to build a house of our own on our land… you have no idea! So, until we will manage to find the best solution and be together again, Eric and I are staying with my mom, Andrei stays at his parents and our dog (as Andrei travels 4-6 days a week abroad with his job) stays at a friend. Yes, it sounds strange, it is, but this time managed to make us realise (as if we didn’t already know that) how important just being together, as a family, and enjoying our time together is.
That is why today we didn’t do anything big, or had a party. He is only two, so he won’t anyway remember. But what he really treasures – as we all do – is to spend time with Maxie – our dog – and with us. One of the closest places to do that (and being able to let Maxie free) is in Baneasa forest. So this is where we went today.
It wasn’t too hot – a good thing for us all! – and, as it is Thursday, it wasn’t crowdy. It was perfect. True, we managed not to have a single photo with the four of us – actually I have no photo with Eric and me from today 🙂 – but that is no problem. We had a great time playing, laughing, carrying branches – as seen in the photo 😀
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Later on we had lunch – the four of us – and managed to see two of our friends too (a lovely surprise, nothing planned, we just happen to meet them, in separate places).
It wasn’t a party, but it was a wonderful birthday. At least this year I could walk – last year was after my surgery when I wasn’t able to go anywhere.
The most important thing is to be together and to really appreciate that. So, as we managed to have this, I can only say it was a perfect day!