Our sinful spread of mostly meat and pasta
Eyeing her birthday cake. We actually forgot to bring our own candles (which didn't come with the cake) so had to borrow from the restaurant :-)
With their babysitter - she probably spent more time watching them grow than I did :-(
One for the family
A couple of weeks before her birthday, she asked if we could have a small party at home so that she could invite some friends over and I resolutely said no…no way was I gonna kill myself planning for the party amidst a very busy period at work, as well as planning and working out the final logistics for our 2-weeks holiday in Australia. She didn’t give up, and kept asking – along the way, her papa said “Do la, a simple one, since they may not be in the same class next year. Just buy KFC and pizza.” I finally relented, but I can’t bring myself to just settle for KFC and pizza.
I know I won’t be able to prepare a decent variety of food on my own so I started sourcing for a caterer who would take my small order (most caterers have a minimum order of 50 pax) of simple party food like spaghetti, sandwiches, yam cake and boxing chicken, while I added on some nuggets, sausage puff and fruits.
The birthday girl, meanwhile, had been gathering the phone numbers of the parents of several classmates from school and daycare whom she wanted to invite so I simply texted them the invitation.
And the party took place two on Sunday, two days after her actual birthday.
Girls busying themselves with the stitching up the felt pencil holder
The balloonist facilitated some party games too
Singing birthday song
Yan Yan mutilating the fondant Hello Kitty
Birthday presents - mainly cutesy notebooks with lock, and storybooks