Dear Babel – By Dad

Papa & Babel at the farm

Dear Babel,

Happy 1.5th birthday! I know you think Mommy and Daddy are just too happy to celebrate you every minute, but that’s what we feel. Your first life stage was in Buxton, then you turned 1 year old in Derby. You learn and grow so fast, every time you show us something new you can do, it just makes us happiest. You are constantly renewing our happiest record :).

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Dear Babel – By Dad

First time on a Train!

Dear 1-year-old Babel,

Happy 1 year birthday, Babel! We just can’t believe it has been 1 year already since you were born. We can still clearly remember the day you were born, and how happy you made us feel. Not only Mommy and Daddy, but also Oma Lia, Japanese Oma & Opa, and other family members. You met them in person in their countries (i.e., your countries). You went to the Netherlands for Christmas and New Year’s, and Japan in March. Everyone held and kissed you with a big smile, and just loved you so much. Mommy and Daddy were just happy to be able to show a new member of our families to them.

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Dear Babel – By Dad

Kotera Family Photo

Dear Babel, I started writing this on the 8th of June 2015, you were 6 weeks and 2 days old. You started to say something back to us with sounds. That’s very cute. The day before, I experienced that for the first time. I was so happy and jumped in the nursery room, and the whole floor shook. Mommy and Oma Moem were laughing so hard. It was the first time we responded to each other, I couldn’t contain myself.

Babel and Daddy

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