More photos & video – Xi En’s 1st Birthday Celebration

Just to record down more of Xi En’s 1st birthday celebration which I missed out on the earlier post:

 

1) Cake

Many were asking me where the yummy cake and pastries were from. I was blog-surfing and remembered reading a recommendation on Ed’s blog. So I decided to give it a try! The cake is from Pat’s Pastry but the design (ONE) is modified from another website. 🙂 The filling is chocolate truffle and it is so yummy! I also ordered some mini apple strudels and assorted cheesecakes from the same place. This place is definitely worth another visit!

 

 

birthday cake

 

2) Buffet

Food is from Neo’s Garden. Too bad, not related to my family at all. Food was overall average in my opinion. The best dishes are probably the chicken curry and tempura prawn. The rest are so so. They do have a current promotion of 15% off for 1st and 21st birthdays.

 

 

catered food

 

3) Vegetarian Food

We ordered some veg food to cater to our guests who are vegetarians. The food is from Simple Food – a fusion vegetarian food outlet. The photos don’t quite do justice to the quality of the food. But probably a better idea will be to eat them while hot or do a full-on vegetarian food catering next time!

 

veg food

 

4) Entertainment

Not much. Had wanted to plan some games for the little ones but was too lazy to plan. 😛

So, we bought bubbles for the kids (and older folks too!). Well, it was entertaining for the brief duration while the bubbles lasted. 🙂

 

bubbles

 

Overall it was good to catch up with old friends and relatives. Wished I had more time to chat with everyone though. Till the next year’s birthday! 🙂

 

collage

Xi En is ONE!

Xi En turns ONE today!!!!!

 

One year ago, at this every moment (920pm), I was in the hospital’s delivery suite waiting for Dr Lim to come in and tell me if Xi En was ok. I was strapped onto the CTG machine and confined to the delivery bed awaiting the ctg results to be stable before Dr Lim could released me back to the ward.

But of course, Xi En had chosen this day – 31st July 2009 – to be born! He was delivered by an emergency caesarean and rushed off to the neonatal ward immediately as he badly needed rescuitation………

 

All the above seemed just like yesterday’s matters. At a blink of eyes, today Xi En turns ONE YEAR OLD! To us, it is a big miracle that he was born and passed numerous tests to get to 1 year old.

 

We held a birthday celebration today to thank many of our relatives, families and friends who had supported us throughout the ordeal last year. Of course, the main reason is to celebrate Xi En’s birthday! 🙂 But he probably won’t know much till he looked back at the photos next time! 🙂

 

Thank you everyone who came and thank you for all the presents and ang pows!

We are truly blessed! 🙂

 

Special thanks to Xiao Jiu & family for the usage of the function room and Poni for making the yummy chendol! And Terence, meiqi & Jiejin for helping with the deco! 🙂