09/07/2008

Lea's Simple 4th Birthday



We celebrated Lea's Birthday on Monday 7th July. She had been asking about her birthday about a week before because I bought some flour, butter and stuff for baking cakes. I baked cupcakes for her classmates in class and she celebrated it in advance on the Friday before the weekend. It was going to be a longer weekend holiday since Monday was a school holiday for being Youth Day.

We didn't splurge on things as we did in the past years because looking at the gloomy economy everywhere, we should be tightening our belt. We brought the girls to Toys R Us to let them pick out what they really want for presents. Yes, when you have more than one kid, each birthday gift needs to be doubled to avoid sibling rivalry and favouritism. Rae got a bouncy ball that can sit and bounce and Lea chose some bathing accessories for her little baby doll Baby Ah Lai (Baby Alive). We had birthday lunch at an eatery in the mall.
At home, we celebrated with a homemade cake that Kakak made for Lea. She couldn't decide to have chocolate or butter cake so she actually decided to stack up the chocolate on the butter cake and used up our leftover fondant from cupcakes. I prop in a number 4 candle, a musical candle and that was a very simple home baked birthday cake. No creams, no fruits, no mess. I can pick the fondant off, Lea will eat the butter cake, Rae only takes chocolate cake and everyone is happy!

7 comments:

Piggy said...

Oh.....so sweet, home made cakes....

Happy belated birthday to your daughter :)

Joze Foo said...

happy belated birthday to Lea...the cake was unique!

Tammy said...

I like the idea of two types of cake. I'll have to try that, that way everyone is happy. :o)

K3ViN said...

happy belated birthday to lea..... Wah sooo nice... the cake sure very yummy one.... :P

Constance Chan said...

piggy - thanks for the wishes :P

joze - thank you too and yes unique is the word..hahahah

tammy - yup. my girls have preferences.. and i love my cake without the icing if possible.. so this cake was dismantle-able.. lol

kevin - hahaha ya next time got extra give u some ya.. :)

Anonymous said...

Happy belated birthday cutie, how come she look so serious? making a serious wish ;D

Kinoko Land

Constance Chan said...

kinoko land - yes she was making a wish.. a lot of impossible kid's wish