|Celebrating our 9th & 11th Birthday with Family|
L-R - My aunt Gully, dad, Auntie Sheila, mum, Faiza, me, Farah, in the back-my aunt, Julie, my grandma, my aunt, Habiba and uncle, Amin.
In my maxi and platforms, I'm ready for our birthday party!
|1973 or 74 - Celebrating our birthday with Friends at Esperia Hotel|
Both my sisters and I have birthdays in April. I am the 9th and they are the 29th and we are two years apart, so often my mum had one big party for the three of us with their friends and my friends and family.
Here are photos of all the parties we could dig up! Looking through the photos, I have forgotten so many of the details; what we ate, what cake we had, who was invited, where it was, what we played and how old we were for each of the birthdays. What we never forget however is how much fun we had! I think parties are so important and I cherish every one!
|My sisters' birthday at Aga Khan Nursery School (I guess not all our parties were together)|
(Remember those bottles of Treetop juice?)
Our cousins; Rifat on left, Muni with the long hair behind twins on the right
|A Ship cake at a party at the Aga Khan Nursery School|
|July 1977 - Celebrating my cousin, Aafeez's 11th birthday. |
His parents lived in Arusha and he came to Nairobi to go to school.
He lived with us in Nairobi for a year from 1976 to 1977.
|My dad feeding me cake at Lobster Pot , a seafood restaurant that belonged to his uncle (Sadru mama) and where he worked.|
|Farah and Faiza feeding each other on their birthday at Lobster Pot.|
|Faiza at a birthday party at Hirani Flats|
|Farah at a birthday party in Hirani Flats|
This is Michelle birthday, but we had lots in the Patel's backyard in Mombas, one year with smooshed chocolate cake that we brought all the way from Nairobi and sat on in the train!
|I have to acknowledge that I have technology and a great research team to thank for being able to write these blogs. I usually let my sisters and my mum know earlier in the day what that day's topic is going to be. My sisters send me photos and tid bits of information through our 'Sistas' Whats App and my mum has lots to say on any topic I write about and all I have to do is piece it all together.|
Tomorrow, Friday March 4th, my son, Kahzmir wants to start his own 10 in 10 days.
He turns 10 on March 13th. He has some idea, but is not quite sure what he wants to do. I'm glad I get to share 10 of my 50 days with him on his little journey!
Oh what it would be like to be 10 again!
Thank you for sharing Day 13 of 50 with us!