At long last, I have found a minute to share some photos of L.'s birthday with you. It was exactly two weeks ago today that our baby boy turned one. His grandparents (all four) and uncle (one out of three) came to Paris to celebrate this special day with us.
We went for lunch at Sizin, one of our favourite restaurants in the neighbourhood. It serves delicious Turkish food and contrary to many restaurants in Paris which stop serving at 2pm, here the kitchen stays open until 3pm so we were lucky to avoid the midday rush and have a relaxed lunch en famille. The restaurant staff is also always so friendly. The first time we ate at Sizin, I must have been about eight months pregnant and the sweet waitress brought me extra food saying "c'est pour le bébé, de la part du chef"*! I thought that was so cute.
I love the photo series below taken over lunch. L. was so happy and smiley on his birthday - I think he loved being the centre of attention :-).
I've mentioned before that Paris is not a very baby-friendly city. Ever since L. became more mobile we found it hard to eat out as there were never any highchairs available or there was simply no room for us to enter places with a pushchair so we recently decided to buy a travel highchair, by Totseat. We used it for the first time on L.'s birthday and it worked great: real easy to set up and put away. L. sat at the table with us on his own chair during the entire lunch - it was so enjoyable.
After filling our bellies with scrumptious Turkish food, we went for a walk in hilly Montmartre...
...it was such a gorgeous day.
Later, we came back home to open cards, presents and blow out THE candle. My mum made a delicious chocolate cake which she brought over in seperate pieces, whipped together and voilà: an amazing duck cake! We were all so impressed.
Happy Anniversaire again to the sweetest, most amazing baby boy. And thank you to our families for making his first birthday one to remember. xx
Next up: the birthday party with our friends. Stay tuned!
* "this is for your little baby, on behalf of the chef"!