Kayla Turns 1

Friday, February 19, 2016

My precious little darling just turned 1 on Feb 7th 2015! Coincidentally, that's also the eve of Chinese New Year this year, so she got double red packets hahaha. 

This past year with this little one has been nothing short of amazing and I would do it all over again in a heartbeat. Kayla is now able to walk, point at things she wants, baby talk, clap her hands and climb on you to give you a big big hug. The affectionate side of her really surprised me, I've never expected a young baby to be able to hug my legs or wrap her arms around me. Just a few days ago, there was a thunderstorm and she got really scared so I accompanied her in her playpen for a pretty long time. I was kinda tired so I ended up lying down, and she actually climbed onto me and gave me a kiss on my face for the first time!! My heart totally melted haha

I think Kayla is in one of the happiest stages of her life now, she literally laughs at everything especially when we are at home. But the one person that makes her laugh the most is her papa, she associates him so much with being funny, all he has to do now is just smile at her and most likely you'll hear laughter erupting from this little baby. 

Even though we decided not to throw a big birthday for her this year, we ended up "cutting the cake" 3 times lol. First time was with D's maternal side of the family, second time was just with us, D's direct family, my grandmother and aunt, and the third time was with D's paternal side of the family. I actually bought the cake and planned for the second round of "cake cutting" at the last minute because Kayla was practically crying through the cake cutting the first time round as there was too many people in an unfamiliar place. And I was worried that the same thing would've happened at the third cake cutting since there was going to be lots of people as well. 

So happy to share that Kayla was really happy during the 2nd celebration! She was smiling and clapping, and was super excited to open all the presents she got from the night before hehe. We also allowed her to play with her cake which made her happier I think haha.

Kayla's present from D and I is this SmartTrike :) She can't pedal it on her own yet but she really enjoys sitting in it and going for evening walks. My helper told me that there are even times when Kayla will point at the trike and mumble so my helper will take her out haha. 

Kayla also started attending classes this year! It's amazing how fast kids learn these days. She went from being super shy on the first day to one of the most active kids in class. Now, she'll walk all the way to the middle of the circle during story time on her own haha. She will also actively try to play with other babies (although she can get pretty rough :/). 

And Kayla is still an avid fan of swimming, am sure this is still the top of her list of favourite activities to do :)

This little girl never fails to put a smile on my face every single day and if you ever read this one day.. Mama loves you very very much!! ♥︎


  1. You are the most adorable little thing! It is glad to know that you had a yummy and totally messy birthday, cutie!

    Kay Gaston

  2. First birthday is special, because it‘s the only time when you can eat your birthday cake with your hands, face or feet! Happy belated birthday!


  3. Wow, it‘s hard to believe that you were turning one 2 weeks ago. Good thing is your birthday was as amazing as you are cutie!


  4. Hello little angel, may your special day and every single day bring you as much happiness as you are bringing to all of your loved one and friends!


  5. Now you are learning how to walk and next year you will learn how to run.
    Enjoy doing both of them! Happy 1st birthday sweetie pie, princess Kayla!


  6. How quickly time has flown! After your first, and many more are to come. Happy Birthday to you little Kayla! Love you!


  7. You have the cutest smile I’ve ever seen. Happy belated Birthday to the most precious one year old wee!



  8. A year ago our creator Abba sent to Earth a little angel. It was you!
    I wish you to grow up into a wonderful person just like your parents!


  9. It's so much fun when you turn 1. Happy 1st birthday, Kayla little sweetheart! Enjoy every moment throughout your years to come!


  10. This is just the first of many "happy birthdays" for you. I am glad that you had a deliciously fun 1st birthday, little cutie!

    Agung Putra

  11. Turning 1 is a big deal! It's time to rattle and roll! Happy belated 1st birthday!


  12. You’re a whole year old! It’s time to waddle your way into those terrible twos. Have fun! Happy Belated Birthday,


  13. Congratulations on figuring out all those motor skills. I mean, you could probably use a little more practice, but you’ve got a pretty endearing waddle going on for the time being. Happy belated 1st Birthday to you!


  14. I can’t believe how tall you have grown already. You are growing up way too fast. Happy Belated Birthday, playful little one.


  15. Your birthday is not a miracle, but what you will make out of your life will definitely be. Happy belated first birthday.


  16. You are so little right now but you have no idea about the large amounts of happiness you have brought in your love ones lives. Happy belated first birthday.


  17. Finally, you have got a whole number as your age. Happy 1st birthday.


  18. Life will have its twists and turns, ups and downs… but your innocent smile will always wipe off our frowns. Happy 1st birthday.


  19. Your parents are fortunate to have such an adorable one year old as their child… and you are in great favor to have such loving parents as your mom and dad. Happy birthday little one.


  20. Cuddle-coo, sweetie-shoo, pretty-poo – I want to wish you a happy first birthday but I just can’t get over how cute you are. Happy belated birthday.


  21. In just one year you have made amazing progress from being a mere ultrasound report to being a cute little toddler. Happy belted 1st birthday.


  22. So how did 365 days on our planet Earth feel like? Pretty awesome with amazing parents, loving family, fun toys and a beautiful home like yours, I bet. Happy belated first birthday.


  23. There is no other perfect gift for a baby who has already received the wonderful gift of perfect genes. Happy 1st birthday, beautiful Kayla.


  24. The most memorable moment for every marriage is unarguably the moment its first child comes to life. A whole new world of sentiments and feelings comes alive and nothing is the same anymore with the couple’s everyday life, priorities and behavior. Such moments surely deserve to be celebrated and cherished every day, yet there are also certain occasions like birthdays that call for something special. Here I wish your pretty child has a prosperous life and makes it until the candles on the cake cost more than the cake itself. Happy first of many birthdays! Erica

  25. Happy birthday for your little one! My baby just turned 1 as well last February 12 so they're almost on a same age. Just another perks of being a wonderful mom! Stay happy with your baby! :)

  26. Aww all these photos look too precious! Happy belated bday to BB Kayla :) Have a fab week Aud!

    xoxo, Aldora
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