Today is Yashendu’s birthday and we have spent the day celebrating. He turned 30 but I think the 0 doesn’t count, it is just a 0, we can say 3 also, he is anyway our little prince here in the family. I think he also had as much fun as 3-year-old can have today.
We had a wonderful lunch and afterwards the children were invited to have lunch here even though it is Sunday. This was Thomas’ and Iris’ gift for Yashendu: food for the children. I love this idea. No matter how much money you spend on your birthday party, you will never see so many happy faces as you can see when feeding poor children. The children had trained with Ramona and they sang Happy Birthday for Yashendu before starting to eat.
Ramona had a new idea of how we could give Yashendu his presents and this is how in the afternoon, when the sun was not very hot anymore, you could see him walking through the garden, searching for his gifts, following some signs and hints that were hanging in the trees. Suraj and Chhotu were of course most happy about this idea and ran ahead of him, trying to be the first ones to discover the presents.
It was a lot of fun and when he had found all, he started unpacking, again of course with eager help of the small ones. After this, we started a water party outside, filled little balloons with water, had a pipe on the roof from which water showered down and then it even started raining.
Now we will have samosas, a special snack that Ammaji made especially for Yashendu’s birthday, and some dinner. It was a beautiful birthday that everybody enjoyed.