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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


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!

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.


The FTM December 23, 2011 at 7:23 AM  

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

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