Tuesday, May 24, 2011

CE's Birthday Celebration

CE turned 5 on Sunday. We had a small do for him at home, together with BIL and family. The birthday boy wanted to eat pizza so we had pizza, KFC and fried noodles for dinner. I did some simple decorations with alphabets (from the alphabet mats) and balloons (a must-have for their birthday parties). I don't think the balloons are hung nicely (and always at the same boring place) but I doubt the boy minded. As long as there're balloons, he's a happy camper.

~ I asked him to pose near the wall deco, he wanted
to "pose" with his artwork from Art class ~

~ the very simple balloon deco ~

As for the cake, he actually requested for a number 5 cake. I checked with the bakery, the minimum weight is 2kg. Last year, we got him a 2kg number 4 cake and we took many many days to finish it. I'm not going to torture ourselves again. So I drew a big circle with a number 5 inside it and showed it to him for approval. Luckily he agreed. Phew... problem solved. I ordered a mango cake from Suki Bakery. It was very nice -- soft and fresh, with mango chunks inside and mango slices on top.

~ mango cake with number 5 on top ~

In order to make the kids sit still after dinner, I let them do sand art. Haiyo! It's not so easy to do when you don't have big containers for sprinkling the colours. And messy too! Luckily I covered the table and floor with newspapers. I'm not sure if those are of low quality stuff (RM3 per pack), but the boys had difficulty peeling it off. So I peeled for them but they decided on the colours to use. Good thing jie jie can do it all by herself. They really enjoyed it and were very proud of their masterpieces. Now that I know they like it, the next time we see sand art at the malls, will let them try again. No more doing sand art at home. :-)

~ sitting still doing sand art ~

After the arts and crafts activity, it's sing-birthday-songs (have to sing in 3 languages -- I guess they followed the custom in kindy :D), blow-candles, cut-cake and eat-cake time. XN (CH's mei mei) missed this part coz she was napping on the sofa.

~ halfway through singing the 3 birthday songs, he put his
hand around jie jie's shoulder. Awww... I think he was shy ~

~ the boys giving their thumbs-up ~

~ his presents -- the t-shirt he's wearing, a cheapo tool set with
belt and helmet, and a Swatch watch (from CH and family) ~

20 comments:

Uncle Lee said...

Hi Slavemom, happy birthday to your boy. He's really good looking too.
Someday his looks going to make SYTs get heart bypass, ha ha.
Thats a beautiful cake, and I love the pic of him with hand on his sister. Cute.
Have a nice day.
Lee.

Dora said...

Happy 5yo birthday to CE! He is getting more handsome :-) I'm worry if the kids playing sand arts at home, sure it'll be a big mess to clean up...

wenn said...

happy birthday!

TheBlueRanger said...

Happy Birthday to CE. He was born on 22 May 2006 too?

Oliveoylz said...

You saved the day with your creativity for the number 5! CE is one lucky boy to have one creative mommy to attend to all his whims and fancies.

Not shy la...he put his hands over jie jie's shoulder to show how much he cares for her...Such loving siblings you have:)

Happy birthday to CE!

reanaclaire said...

hey, your son is very smart looking too.. these few days, I can see a lot of kids' birthdays going on.. May is a good month, I guess. LOL..

Alice Law said...

BOG boy now, he is growing up well(started to miss him liao), lol!

Wishing him a memorable and beautiful belated Birthday!

mNhL said...

Happy birthday to CE!

Big boy already.... :D

I agreed with you...sand arts at shopping mall. We did sand arts before at home. It was MESSY !

ChloeRuoyi said...

Happy 5th Birthday, CE! He's so good, only asked for no. 5 on his cake. I'm sure Chloe will ask for fanciful cartoons if given a choice.

Ya, sand art can be really messy if done at home. I did it once and then No, Thank You anymore haha.

Denesa said...

Happy birthday to CE! Kids grow fast and sometimes we wish we could hold back the time.

Ann said...

Hey...was blog hopping.

Happy Birthday to CE. He is a handsome boy! :) Good his request for the cake was not some fantastic request. At least can have a good cake! :)

Nice family celebration. Love that he love his jie jie.

andrewjune said...

happy belated 5th bday to CE!
wow, been ahwile since i last saw both CE and jie jie...

glad he enjoyed his party!

MeRy said...

Happy Belated b'day to CE..

BoeyJoey said...

Happy belated birthday to CE!!! My kids love doing sand art too, and I too had bought those kits... much cheaper when we buy our own ya... a4 size, very big too :-). but i haven't let them try yet...

Mummy Gwen said...

Happy Belated Birthday To CE! Simple and nice birthday decoration. CE is so easily contented leh. Gwen has been asking for a ladybug cake...the one from Secret Recipe. *sweat*

BabyBooned said...

happy belated birthday CE!

i think its great that u take effort with the balloons every year :) its a very sweet thing to do!

and wow! a swatch watch! awesome present!

jacss said...

aiseh...i like the photo CE's tapping his arm around his jie-jie, like so tai kor chai :D
wish yr little boy fai kou jeong tai & that was a cool swatch watch!!

sugarmouse said...

that cake looks REALLY good!! now i want me some lol. happy birthday to your darling little boy. such a dashing young fellow!

chinnee said...

happy belated to CE!

qiqi took back the sand art thing one day and we made her work in front of the toilet in the kitchen. really no fun as the sand also not enough for her to fill up one page, not to mention the messiness from it.

Wonderful Life said...

Happy belated birthday to CE!