Saturday, October 27, 2007

What!!! Another Birthday??

Mummy's youngest brother, Uncle Denson celebrated his 25th birthday at Downtown East chalet today. It was a BBQ dinner, filled many local delights: city satay, otah, marinated chicken wings etc etc... They were only the usual BBQ stuffs. But since it was for my dear brother's party, everything was nice lah :-)

It was about 4.30pm when we reached there, after lots of errands ran (satay & cake collection etc) We were glad to know that the BBQ pit booked was really near to the chalet unit, practically next to the door :-P Though many would say this is almost certain as every unit has a pit at its door, well, it is not always so... must be grateful nevertheless...

Daddy was busy battling with the pit fire while mummy entertained Demi as this little one needed FULL attention. As for Ryan, grandpa was there for the rescue! A big kiss to grandpa!!! It is really not easy to be the playmate of a 'duracell' bunny. It is playtime on and on and ON! Sweat!

When all were almost settled, we brought Ryan to the explorerkid at Downtown East. It seems like a really fun place for kids. Learned that kid party was possible at this fun venue. This is SO MUST HAVE! Ryan, u b good boy, mummy gif u party at this playground, okie? :-D

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Demi learns to talk

Babysitter Auntie Jenny reported to mummy that Demi has been 'talking' throughout the day! Lots of 'bah, bah, bah', sound like Papa. She says 'bah' to communicate, say 'erh' to call for attention. So sweet! Too bad mummy and daddy have to miss this milestone while at work. Sigh... working parents. If not for the monetary reasons, mummy would love to be by your side, dearie...sob...sob.

Auntie Jenny was quick to capture Demi 'dancing' in her sarong cot in video. Millions of thanks to her. Mummy cannot be there but at least I get to see it too, just slightly later :-P

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Demi's first Dip in pool

Uncle Wilbert had invited us to his club for a swim on this Sunday morning. His daughter, Lisa (2 months younger than Ryan) couldn't wait to show Ryan her new skill: diving into the 1mtr pool! A proper swimming coaching could really help a child gain confidence in the water. Diving or jumping into pool is something out of Ryan's menu :P He will literally 'chicken' out, whine and scream like a chicken, I mean :-D

Well, such thing can't be forced. It will take some time for Ryan to do those proper swimmig strokes. Meanwhile, he truly enjoys playing in the water. Not too bad for a start.

As for Demi, she wore a sweet pink/purple swimming suit (a gift from Uncle Wilbert) for her first dip. Though she is a manace in her bath-tub, dipping in pool turned her into a gripping koala! Wahlaoeh!!! Funny sia.... ;P

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Unexpected surprise!

Daddy gave mummy a pleasant surprise: a nice bouquet of roses at office. It has a long while since last bouquet. Though not a special occasion (birthday/anniversary etc), it was extremely nice to receive such surprise. But it surely has to be kept at 'once-in-a blue-moon' catergory. What a waste of money! :-P
Colleagues all were concern if daddy had made a mistake or something...:-D
thus sending flowers to calm the storm. So funny ;-D

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Mini Birthday party at Childcare centre

On the actual day, 10.10.2007, we held a small birthday party for Ryan at his childcare centre, CareCorner. It was really a feat to prepare those 20 goodies bags. Just simply hate the packing part. Too labour-intensive :-P As for the cake, we got a regular size chocolate butter cream cake from Bengawang Solo. Not too big a cake, Teacher Sheila warned us. There would be 2 celebration on this same day. Gerald, from the same N1A class, would be celebrating his 4th birthday one day in advance. Could imagine the excitement in the class :-D The cake cutting part was simply hilarious. The kids were fighting for the VIP place while singing the birthday. All wanted to stand right next to or at least nearest to the cakes. As soon as the candles were blown, swinging fingers were all over the air, hoping to sample taste the yummies. Hahaha... videos of this party to be uploaded soon (provided photo-bucket is back to normal...sigh)

After which, we were all too tired to visit Sentosa as planned. Together with Demi, we ended up at IMM shopping for groceries. Ryan did have his fun anyway. He took many rides on those kiddy ani-rides. See videos...

Sigh, Ryan's birthday celebration seems like our Chinese New Year: It was a celebration that lasted a week... Wah Piang!!

Monday, October 8, 2007

Another birthday?!

Gokgok Fengrong, son of Auntie Jenny (Demi's babysitter) celebrated his 16th birthday on 08.10.07. It was not their practice to celebrate birthday, not even a cake. Just a simple red packet given from parents to signify the growing year. So, we decided to surprise him with a small cake and a round of birthday song. Ryan enjoyed the most... his favourite? Cutting birthday cake :-P

Sunday, October 7, 2007

Ryan's 4th Birthday Party

10 October fell on a wednesday. So mummy and daddy fixed on 7 October to hold a small birthday party for Ryan. It was a sunday when most guests could attend. Actually mummy did not want the hassle of holding a party at first. But it would be abrupt to stop the party tradition for Ryan as soon as his sister Demi joins our family. Well, just a small party would not hurt...

Mummy decided to have a party theme of the Thomas the Tank engine and friends. This is always Ryan's hot favourcite character. And he can talk about the adventures of Thomas and his friends for hours and hours. Ryan will be thrilled! (I hope :-P)

First thing to be done, Invitation Card. I have gotten idea from the net on the making of the invite: A Boarding Pass. It looked like a bookmark with the party details stated on both sides. Hopefully this invite (cum bookmark) can serve our little guests well as a reading partner.

Next, shopping for the goodies to be packed as party kit. Running with this Thomas train theme, I managed to get partywares like conductor cap, train whistle and tatoo from ebay singapore. Others like banners, party bag of Thomas were bought at s small gift shop at Holland village. Lots of theme partyware could be found there. Definitely going back for the next party ;-) Tibits and party lunchbox were from concourse. Finally balloons from Toys R Us. Ya, it was for a small party... Quantity had reduced but effort on preparation remained. Sweat!

Last but not least, was the food. Since only about 15 adults and 10 kids, the main items on menu were fried finger food like fries, nuggets, samosa and chicken wings. Besides the usual fried bee hoon and curry chicken, we had ordered a Delifrance dessert tray that was an instant hit with both kids and adults. For sure we would try more variety from Delifrance in the next party :-P As for the birthday cake, the authorised Thomas Train design got to be from Polar Puff. We had ordered a 1kg cake with chocolate sponge and butter cream. It tasted so yummy... Frankly, eating cake is always 'sinful' (lots of fat and sugar!) so why opt for a less tasty fresh cream? Attack the butter cream, it is really worth it :-p Hahaha...

The children enjoyed playing in Ryan's room the most. Not surprising as it was packed with tikes car ride, playhouse and many other toys. So glad to see these little guests played till their hearts content. Their beaming smiles were the best reward.

Ryan 4th birthday party

One thing to note, most of Ryan's little guests were girls :-D That made him look like a ladies man, getting all the attention :-D This 'small' party lasted from 11am till 3pm+. Mummy and daddy were really tired to the bone! Total energy drained! And Ryan was found lying flat on floor in his room, continuing his fun in dreamland... Even the 'Duracell bunny' got his 'no-battery' moment. Hahaha...

Saturday, October 6, 2007

Hair Cut

Just a simple hair cut to get ready for the party celebration :-P
Ryan loves to get his hair cut... see the videos and you would know why...
The hair stylist is such a cutie :-D Just see his concentration during the cut.
He does not want an ugly hair cut and so very still he has to keep. Hehehe...