January 10, 2009

Aidric's First Birthday
Istanbul, Turkey

It's hard to believe that just a year ago Aidric was delivered from within his snug space in Tatiana's abdomen. He's grown so much since this time—as have we as parents.

This evening we cheerfully celebrated Aidric's first birthday. Cihan, our wonderful CouchSurfing host, invited another pair of friends over for the causal festivities.

I had everyone hold off on things until his actual time of birth, adjusted for Turkey's time zone.

Tatiana slaved away in the kitchen making a wonderful dinner for us all, while Cihan took the time and love to make a cake for Aidric (pictured above). It's basically just crackers and pudding, but very tasty! Sadly, because of the nuts and sugar, Aidric couldn't enjoy it (be we certainly did).

The others that were over were sweet enough to bring Aidric a gift. Well, that was until I put the batteries in the thing, which floods the room with near ear-bleeding level of chimes, music and animal noises.

…this is the sort of thing that works at first, then 'mysteriously' doesn't any longer (as I'm prone to disable such toys by cutting the wires to the speaker). I didn't, because I know Tatiana will leave it in the Americas (as it's way too big to travel with), but beware my stealthy wrath when it comes to noise-making toys.

Happy birthday Aidric!

(see plenty more photos of the little guy on his photoblog)

Comments:

The United States

Erik

March 5th, 2009

So are you guys doing your best to keep all unnecessary sugar from Aidric? I already wholeheartedly applaud the plain, unadulterated yoghurt you give him. I happen to love the stuff with the awesome varieties of honey, but anyhow.. I just think it's funny he can't have sugar but he can have a tiny taste of your beer from time to time!

Turkey

Craig | travelvice.com

March 5th, 2009

We are indeed. Tatiana is seriously on point when it comes to what Aidric can and should be eating. Me? Well… that's where he gets the good stuff, like wine and beer tastings. I'm just an awesome dad like that (laughing). But seriously, Tatiana is amazing w/ the foodstuffs.

Canada

Final_Transit

March 7th, 2009

Happy Birthday to little Aidric, what an adventure!
I'm a silent reader of your travels Craig, have a good journey ahead!

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