It was so nice to have a birthday for Yashar surrounded by my family - to spend it with them and have all their help. This was the first time Yashar had a birthday in Australia! It's amazing to see Yashar growing, learning and adapting to life here. I don't know if I have written about this before but he actually spoke only a few words of English (despite understanding everything). Now he is learning so much every day. So wonderful to watch.
For Yashar's actual birthday we had a quiet day (after an overnight drive back from Melbourne!) The photos at the top and below are him at our new fave cafe where he has already been busy charming the locals. And don't worry - he got a haircut the next day - in all the rushing and moving etc his hair grew in to quite the little mullet :)) hehehe! actually it was only looking at these photos that I realised just what a mullet it was!
Yashar pulling a silly face for the camera!
And now a special message to my little Yashar:
Well done Yashar and Happy Birthday! I hope the year to come is as wonderful as the past four have been. I hope that you continue to be your wonderful, warm, talkative, gentle and inquisitive self. I hope that you continue to grow, to learn and to have fun! I will miss you when you start pre-school in January, but I know you will love it. I hope you are happy here and I know that you miss your friends and family back in Turkey. But I know too that you will make some wonderful new friends and have so many good times getting to know your family here. All my love, Mum