Hello everyone. How was your weekend? Ours was lovely. I managed to snap pictures of a few details from Reid’s first birthday party, which went off without a hitch.
…we decided not to be subtle about it.
Here’s a shot of Reid’s zhua zhou tray. Have you heard of this? It’s a Chinese first birthday tradition. Each item represents an interest/ability. You lay them in front of baby and wait to see which item baby picks up and takes away first (just touching doesn’t count).
There’s no official list, but here’s what we did.
Drumstick = music, ball = sports, library card = academics, calculator = sciences, brush = arts, syringe = medicine, stamp = high ranking official, green onion = intelligence, pen = writer, tomatoes and leaves = love of nature, orange = fortune.
There are a few others we didn’t quite fit on the tray:
Celery = hard worker, garlic = shrewd, scale = judicial.
Reid pushed a button or two on the calculator, then came away with the big, bright orange. I have to say, I’m not sure everything else stood much of a chance. (And oh yes, the crinkled cup was thrown in last minute out of a concern that “garbage collector” was not represented.)
The weather was just right and we lingered outdoors until night.
Stick around this week. I’ll be introducing my grad kitchen tribute with guest posts from some amazing ladies. Also, the shoot-along will continue, so be on the lookout for that too. Until then!