Sunday, August 19, 2012

Point + Shoot : Bentos + Babies

I think family traditions are so beautiful and rich in emotion.
I love precious little customs that are meaningful to family members
and that will form the basis of so many treasured memories.

We have a rather moving Friday evening ritual around here.
Involving a sweet local guy named Shingo.
Shingo happens to make THE BEST teriyaki chicken - in his tiny kebab shop.
After work on a Friday, I look forward to gathering with my boys and sharing a Bento with my little man.

See, almost brings a tear to my eye just thinking about it.

But things have changed.

This week, there was no after work for me - but bentos nonetheless.
This week, Magoo declared himself ready to tackle a 'big boy bento' all of his own.
This greedy Mummy happily complied as Magoo's share of her Friday feast has been increasing each week.

I've heard Mums tell of how grown up their other children seem when they have a newborn in their arms.
There's no hope for me then, because this boy has graduated to the big boy bento
- a rite of passage around these parts - 
 and bub isn't even here yet.

On a more seriously sweet note,
I had the pleasure of 'showering' a gorgeous friend's bub with a lovely bunch of ladies on Sunday afternoon.

And ladies we were -
with a stunning setting, china teacups and divine treats laid out like a magazine spread.
 I just can't wait to meet the adorable little person that was so stylishly celebrated this weekend.

How was your weekend?
Any highly emotional rituals to speak of?

Linking with Lou's Point + Shoot
point + shoot

Shar :-)


Farmers Wifey said...

Suddenly, he looks very grown up...xo

Posie Patchwork said...

Oh how lovely, a baby shower, never had one, actually didn't want one but love having them for other mummies.
Yes, your other children seem to grow overnight when you go back to step one again with a new born baby, it's lovely & they are your buddy, you chat & hang out with your bigger children while the baby seems so terribly babyish. It never fails to surprise me the amount of food my children can consume, swap & share. Now they are hitting their teens, there are fewer & fewer left overs for mummy to sneak into her tummy. Now i'm hungry for teriyaki chicken, at 9 on a Monday morning, thanks Shar!! Love Posie

sascedar said...

that dinner looks delish, and what a great ritual! :)sarah

Mama of 2 boys said...

Yep, family traditions are fabulous, how gorgeous is your Magoo... and what a big boy, amazing how their appetite just grows and grows with them.
The baby shower looked incredible, such a lovely time of year for the babes to grace the world xoxo

Kate Sins said...

Hmm, you don't need a newborn to realise they're grown up but you may marvel at his size in comparison! Family rituals are so important, and lovely. We didn't do anything that special but had some old friends over for lunch and it was lovely! That baby shower looks very beautifully styled!!