I think it’s a year of more children’s parties for us this year because Mischa and most of her classmates, both old and new, will turn 7 this year. I’m not sure in other countries, but in the Philippines, being 7 is a big deal. It seems like a crossing over from being a small kid to being a big kid (huhuhu for moms). I think it’s the general age of real independence and the period that every kid becomes himself or herself outside the family. It creates a myriad of emotions for parents like mne — from elation to anxiety and everything in between! It also makes me feel old hahaha. Our kids now have full-pledged friends that they don’t seem to need us that much anymore. Sniff! Just feeling nostalgic every time I realize everything seems to fly by so fast when it comes to raising kids. One minute they’re tugging at your skirts (or pants), the next they’re off giggling and whispering with their peers.
Anyway, our first this year is the Sofia the First-themed royal party of Denielle Alexa, one of Mischa’s classmates in AJV and a present school mate in Seton. Her family will soon move in to a new house about two blocks away from ours so I anticipate they’ll be closer than they were before when they start playing at each other’s houses. Alexa’s younger sister is also the same age at Maxine. I’m sure they’re going to be friends in the future too.
She had this part during her party that her elders sang native songs, I would assume, are of greetings and blessings. Must be a tradition from the province they came from. Very nice.
7th birthday parties now have the 7 roses, much like the 18 roses for debutantes when you dance with 18 of the most important boys/men in your life.
The girls, in turn, are the 7 balloons. Mischa was one. She said her birthday greetings and wish for Alexa.
Maxine also came to party!
Alexa and Mischa with Mischa’s old best friends in Kinder, Learsi.
Happy birthday Alexa!