Sunday, May 16, 2010

Adam's 1st Birthday - Part II

The eve of Adam's birthday is spent having lunch with our immediate family members.
The poor baby got whisked away since early morning, running last minute birthday errands with the parents and going to collect his Birthday cake. Oh, the cake! His very first cake :)

Date: 16 May 2010 Sunday
Venue: Prima Tower Revolving Restaurant
The restaurant's staff are helpful, and service is prompt. The waiting staff cleared our dishes at fast speed and helped us with the cake, the candle, the plates & cutlery. They even played the Happy Birthday song for us, though we didnt have any songs prepared. We've been there several times for our weekend luncheons, and service is still impressive.

"My very first birthday cake!"

The men of my life.

My brother JJ and his gf Liping. By the way, Liping shares the same birthday as Adam! On the day I delivered Adam, they were supposed to be out celebrating Liping's birthday when they came to visit me in hospital. Hehe

My son and his proud Grandma

Family shot everyone, before the song-singing and cake cutting!

Baby Adam points to his cake excitedly and said "Der" (read: there) :D

The Grandmas were more excited than Andy & I were about his first cake-cutting so we just let them. I was too busy playing photographer anyway :)

Blowing Putting out the candle with his fingers! *gasp*

The cake: a 2kg 3D with icing, in Lychee Martini flavour. YUMMY~

Dear Munchkin,
we hope you enjoyed the cake. Your very first cake. Daddy & Mommy specially chose this design for you because you are the bestest gift we ever received in our lives. You are our present, and our future.

Dada & Mama

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Adam's 1st Birthday Celebration - Part I

Here's the 1st Prequel to our precious Prince's first birthday, which is in exactly 2 days' time. How time flies!

Date: 15 May 2010 Saturday
Venue: Rochester House

A tranquil dining place for adults to tempt their tastebuds, a huge playground for children to lose themselves.
This is the place for: yuppy young parents, ang-moh parents and kids of all ages.
We love this place so much that we've decided to book this as Adam's 2nd birthday venue, perfect for all my cousins and friends whose babies by then would be old enough to run around & play.

Our young master choosing from his menu

Baby Adam's American breakfast. He loves hotcakes, and I can never seem to make them so flawless.

The Play House: a huge haven for the little ones in the comfort of air-con while the adults can dine & chill outside. There are 3 ladies manning this play area so parents can have complete peace of mind. It is totally brilliant. Two thumbs up!

Daddy making a silly face haha!

He's smiling at the lady who mans the Play House.

Our son is totally engrossed in the little toy paradise and ignores the parents.

Daddy: "Are we ready??"

"Here we go!"

Here's the narcissistic Mom having the blast of her life.

Having a ball. Literally.

I would give anything to put that smile on his face :)
Happy eve-of-the-eve of your Birthday son!
You are our pride & joy, the greatest surprise gift from God, and we all love you more than words can ever describe.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Closer and closer

My darling son is getting closer and closer to being ONE. 5 more days to be exact. I'm so nervous!
I even applied a day's leave on 17 May Monday (his official birthdate, 5 June the party date is his Lunar date).

I dont know what to do with him - literally and not figuratively this time.
Should I bring him to the ZOO with my Aunt LY and brothers?
Do 1 yr olds know what to do at a zoo other than get frightened by screaming animals?
I'm not a bimbotic mum who thinks spending hours at the mall is best. For boring noons maybe, but not on a first birthday please.
How about a swimming session with his first float and UV suit?

Ok let's see what the Grandparents say.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Birthday Wishlist?

People we love are already asking me what presents can they get for Adam. Honestly, I dont know.
I know this sounds crazy but I highly discourage anyone from buying toys for him cos we have too many toys at home which he isn't really interested in playing/gets bored of too soon.

So without buying a Toddler toys, what else can one get for him?

Here are some suggestions I gave / was given:
- Drawing easel from IKEA or Little Tikes
- Crumpler Baby school bag
- Little Tikes Cosy Coupe (bulky and I still can't decide if he will like it though. The risk is there)
- Books - board books, pop-up books, storybooks
- IKEA blue bookshelf (good for our new pad!)
- IKEA or Little Tikes study table and chair set (good for our new pad too)
- Crayola crayons (esp if they are washable)

That said, I wonder what he's really getting on his Birthday.
Oh yah, no clothes too please! He has tons from GAP, Pumpkin Patch, Ralph Lauren and Burberry already :)
Thanks people!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Learning with my Baby

Baby Kai has many toys - that's an understatement. I found out when I decided to match his flash cards with his existing toys, and realised that I could find most objects in the vocabulary.
Anyway, since I am on MC today, decided to do something fun and educational with him, making full use of the rare times I have with him :)

He's been super naughty lately, for instance, he wants to eat EVERYTHING with Blueberries. Blueberry in yogurt, blueberry with oats, blueberry in porridge (what?!?!!)... We all know he loves his blueberries, but Sigh.
What I did was pretend to eat his porridge, then offer a spoonful to him, which he obligingly ate, then I picked up a blueberry using pincer-grasp and ate it as is (without mixing in porridge), and he did the same. Funny thing was, after a few repititions, he picked up the blueberry and put it in my mouth, feeding me! Super cute can! He must be thinking what a hungry mother he has, eating his blueberries. Can't get angry with a mon-mon like that :D

Sunday, May 2, 2010

New BREMBO hugeass brakes

As told by Daddy A: "Now hon, your 100-0 will be faster than your 0-100"

Waited slightly less than a week for the stock, and had a small installation problem at first, because these brakes were originally meant for Porsche Cayenne the Big-Daddy SUV.
But thankfully, all solved now, else we have to trade these in for something else.

Random Sunday morning

Baby Kai is featured here with his sidekicks

Did my baby learn this trick of holding things in his mouth from the sidekicks?!

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Baby Expo 30 April - 02 May 2010

Venue: Singapore Expo, Hall 4A
Dates: 30 April Friday - 02 May 2010 Sunday
Time: 11am - 9pm daily.

Took leave, and went with Aunty Meena & her sis-in-law Jothi on the 1st day of the Baby fair to get her last-minute baby-shopping done. I woke up early and fed/watered/bathed Baby Kai, and we took a 10min drive to Expo. Living in the East rocks!

We all arrived at 11am, and did our shopping inside. I let Baby Kai play on the Evenflo exersaucers, but as I expected, he doesnt enjoy them very much. Baby Kai isn't really into toys. He enjoys interaction and using his hands. Then we moved on to every booth and sniffed out good buys like hounds on narcotics.

Now, what good deals did we aunties-and-a-baby snag?
There was a booth selling really cheap and authentic Carters bibs, Carters rompers and Korean baby clothes. Bought 1 sleeper pants with dog-print for only $10! Carters bibs went 3 for $10, and rompers 5 for $20.
Also bought a Pigeon Mag Mag sippy for Kai.

So kawaii!

Aunty Meena's NUK loot and Moo Moo Kow cloth diapers, a cheaper alternative to Bumwear. 3 pc covers + 6 inserts for only $85.

I felt the BEST buy for the day was this Combi Miracle Turn DX lightweight stroller for only $566! RRP is $629. With this purchase, a Combi bath seat is thrown in for FREE. What a steal right!

"Mummy can I climb onto the chair?" My lil rascal has upgraded to climbing furniture at home. After his breakfast (and before we left the house) when I was doing the dishes, he climbed onto the coffeetable and grinned at me when I emerged from the kitchen.

After the baby fair, I sent Meena and Jothi home and brought Baby Kai to my mum's, where we went to Causeway Point for Yakun kaya toast and more shopping at Kiddy Palace.
By dusk, Baby Kai & I were sticky, oily and sweaty but we enjoyed ourselves so much. One of the rare times where I wasn't working and could spend 24hours with my darling munchkin. Life is bliss :)