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The Twerp is 3!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Via turned three a couple of weeks ago. I had initially planned a proper children's party for her, inviting her friends, relatives and all the kids we know :) I had already reserved the venue and was planning the cake, giveaways, and other details. However, work was just too much the past two months and I felt too exhausted to arrange Via's party. I opted to have a simple lunch, inviting some of my friends and Via's two constant playmates.


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She had plenty of presents. She's old enough to appreciate them and of course happy to have a lot of it. She needed help opening her presents though.


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One of her favorite toys now is this cake and ice cream set from her Ninang Pearl. My friends also gave her a toy kitchen which needed their collaboration to put together. Children's toys are much too complicated now.


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I ordered Via's cake from Red Ribbon because last time I checked, Goldilocks did not make marshmallow icing anymore. When I was still planning the children's party, I wanted to order from Marta's Cakes because they had a really nice Angelina Ballerina birthday cake which, by the way, is Via's birthday party theme. I went to Red Ribbon to order the cake 5 days in advance to make sure there was no mishap with the cake. On the day itself, I called an hour before to remind them but couldn't get through. The phone was busy. When I finally heard it ringing, no one answered and it went to voicemail. After several tries with the party already underway, I finally left a message on their voicemail.  I am sooo disappointed with Red Ribbon. Via's party was almost halfway through when it arrived. Never again!


Also, Red Ribbon had limited themes. I ordered a generic cake with some figurine on top (which I did not place on the cake) and made the Angelina Ballerina cake toppers myself.


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Via's party, small as it was, was a big success. Like my friend Bex said, it was a blockbuster. Our small unit, was packed. I did not expect so many people to come. Good thing we did not run out of food.


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The food was super too. I ordered them from a friend from badminton who does catering. We had spaghetti, chicken lollipop, laing, and fruit salad. I made Beef Rendang and Tita N made Pancit Molo, an Ilonggo specialty. The photos don't do the food justice especially the laing. It's really a must try!


We were in constant communication with P, sending him photos  and videos through BBM. It was like he was there too. I so love BBM!


The next day at Sabbath School, Via also had a celebration. We gave lootbags to her classmates and they sang happy birthday for her. The teachers had a cardboard birthday cake just for singing happy birthday to little kiddies.



Until three years ago, I told friends I did not particularly want children and I was content to have a dog who adored me no matter what. I said having a dog is the same thing. Now that I have Via, it certainly is NOT the same thing. I still love dogs but I am so very grateful to have this very special little girl. She has enriched my life in ways I have never imagined.  I am also thankful for having P in my life. Before him, I did not know how limited my life was.

8 comments:

lina December 20, 2011 at 4:45 AM  

What a lovely birthday cake. Too bad it didn't arrive before the party started.

Happy belated birthday Via! Wow! 3 already! :)

Mona December 20, 2011 at 7:12 AM  

BELATED happy birthday i like the cake and the foods dami plus the huge gifts for sure your daughter was very happy.

Pearl December 20, 2011 at 7:23 AM  

Happy, happy birthday again to my inaanak! Can't forget the Laing! :-)

Rachel December 20, 2011 at 8:34 AM  

What a beautiful family!! I am a new follower from the blog hop and would love a follow back. Merry Christmas and God bless!

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Eric Graham Conversion Doctor December 21, 2011 at 2:59 AM  

Belated happy birthday to Via! She's so cute! More blessings to come for you.

Kim December 21, 2011 at 7:37 AM  

Darling birthday cake. Thanks for the follow. I am now following you and little Via.

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The FTM December 23, 2011 at 7:23 AM  

My son loves Angelina! :o) Following you back!

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