Earlier on, we asked him whether he wanted a big celebration (few tables at a Chinese sit-down dinner) so that he could invite his friends as well. But he opted for a cosy family dinner instead.
To make it more special, we decided to splurge on an 8 course chinese dinner. As a birthday gift, we gave him a Samsung Galaxy Tab, since he finally installed Unifi at home last week. Talk about an IT savvy grandpa eh?
Food was pretty decent. The usual suspects (photos only of 4 courses) -
4 Seasons Platter
Roast Pig and Chicken Combo
Sweet Sour Fish
My all time favourite - Braised Mushroom with Broccoli
After dinner, it was time for the birthday song and cake cutting ritual. And as usual, a photo session with the grandkids is a must!
Getting ready for the photo session takes a little longer each year. Let's see why :
Ok, Grandkid #1 (Elyssa) and #2 (Erin) ready.
Wait....#3 (Su Ern) coming
#5 (Jensen) deposited on Ah Mah's lap
#6 (Jo Ern) now here
Roll Call - #1, #2, #3, #4, #5 and #6. Yup, all here! Everybody SMILE !!!! :)
That's the best group photo I have. Not easy to get a decent photo of everyone. Love the happy smiles on Ah Kong and Ah Mah tho!
And why was baby Su Ern crying?? Err..... I only noticed that my little Erin was at fault when I looked at my camera pictures -
"I'm bored....this is taking too long. Let me poke Baby Su Ern's eye"
"Still bored. While waiting, let me claw her face"
Oops!! Baby samseng caught in action! ;-)
Oh, an added advantage of having a private room (well, except for the "free" karaoke entertainment from the room next to us) was the kids had place to run and dance about :
Dancing session after dinner
Happy 70th Birthday to my beloved Papa ! :-)