Thursday, April 21, 2011

"happy birthday, baba"

back-dated post: 8th April 2011
HQ: 5y 10m old

Hubby turned a year older wiser on 10th April 2011. Guess who's the one most excited? :-)

My little boy, HQ :-D.

He knew it was his Papa's birthday on that Sunday, and so on Friday morning, he woke up bright and early at 5.30am on his own! Yes, he can wake up very early if he sets his mind to. We were all still sleeping then.

We always have a reading (yellow) light on throughout the night, right above my sewing table. It has proven to be very useful when our kids want to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night (HQ goes on his own).

So, at 5.30am, unknown to everyone, HQ sat there on my sewing table, and drew a birthday card for his Papa :'). He even took a used envelope and slid his card inside. When he was done, he left the envelope on his Papa's work table. (Yes, besides 1 Queen sized bed and 2 single beds, we have 2 tables and a host of other things in our room).

And he went back to sleep :-).

Well, when hubs and I woke up, as usual we rushed with our usual stuffs getting ready for work. Hubby didn't even notice the envelope that HQ placed on his table.

How do we know about all this? HQ woke up later at 7.30am and he told us all what he did at 5.30 am. We were surprised! But we knew that's the only time he could have done it because nobody saw him drawing/ holding any card at any other time.

When HQ took the envelope and presented to hubby, I could see that hubby was very touched :'). Here's father and son, reading the card. HQ (still in pajamas) looked pretty pleased too :-).
HQ's birthday card to hubby: it's a picture of Papa holding a balloon and a kite under a rainbow, a sunny sun, and flying birds. Papa in the picture was on a grassy land, next to a river with fishes swimming by. That's a little bug on the grass. Overleaf are stars for his Papa. I love the message :-D.
The envelope:I'm sure this card totally made hubby's day :-D.

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mNhL said...

I'm so touched by reading this. HQ at such a tender age knows how to surprised and makes baba's day so special!

Mommy to Chumsy said... heartwarming. wanna cry just reading it. HQ is such a thoughtful boy :) happy belated birthday to your hubs :)

Yee Ling said...

That's so loving....i am sure baba's heart got melted.

Broccoli Ginger said...

*stopping tears from rolling down*..
HQ is a very thoughtful boy. Warmth everyone's heart with his love.

goolypop said...

aaawww...Cmon! It made MY day reading this.. :)

Annie Q said...

WOW!! This is so so sweet of HQ.

Happy belated birthday to your hub.

LittleLamb said...

Happy Birthday to ur hubs...

I suddenly felt very sad (almost tears..but didnt drop..heheh) because it reminded me about P' father n that he or P could not have such bonding and such occasion will never happen.

Small Kucing said...

Happy Belated Birthday to your papa

BoeyJoey said...

mNhL: Thanks :-)

Mommy to Chumsy: Thanks, Barb :-)

Yee Ling: My heart also melted :-)

Broccoli Ginger: :-D

gollypop: Haha! Glad it did! :-D

BoeyJoey said...

Annie Q: Thanks, Annie :-)

LittleLamb: Thanks for the b'day wish, Rachel :-)
I think Philip is a very lucky boy to have you as his mum :-). As Philip grows older, he'll be expressing his love for you even more... then I'll be going, I wish my boy gives me as much attention! Heehee

Small Kucing: Thanks, Kathy :-)

Mummy to QiQi said...

Pei Yi, first time i see u post a pic of your hubby and i think both of you has got the similar look!! very fu cai siong ler :)

prince n princess mum said...

Such a lovely card!

Mummy Gwen said...

What a sweet gesture from HQ. He is such a sweet and good boy. I'm sure Papa's heart melted instantly.

Happy Belated Birthday To Your Hubs!

the little prince said...

Awww....sweet!! Such a lovely boy!!!!:-)

Baba still go to work huh!! Must take a day off n bring the kids out for fun after receiving the card ya!!:-p

Chew Lee said...

Happy belated birthday to your hubs...

so touching and so sweet. Be sure to keep the card ya ..

CL from

Quay Po Cooks said...

That's a great photo of father and son. PRICELESS! Happy belated birthday to your hubby. KUDOS to HQ for being so thoughtful at that young age.

Uncle Lee said...

Hi BJ, thats a great kid you have there. Really heartwarming read this of what he did.
And I can imagine daddy feeling really touched.
BJ, you are a good mom, you bringing up your kids well....

That boy will grow up make you all proud of him one day.
Have a nice weekend.


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