Elyssa is now FIVE!
We had a birthday celebration for her last night with close family members.
Some photos :
Birthday Banner and Balloons
Note to self : buy a balloon pump!
Since I'm still limping with my fractured toe, I just did 3 items - her birthday cake, chicken nuggets and vegetables. We mainly ordered from a nearby Chinese restaruant - salted egg yolk prawns, kung pao chicken, "chee keok chow", sweet sour pork, claypot taufu and fried bee hoon. BIL & SIL brought (and cooked!) the BBQ items - chicken wings, pork slices, prawns, pork ribs and beef steak.
BIL at the BBQ
He did a fantastic job. I think we're gonna name him our official BBQ chef. :-)
Throughout dinner, Elyssa kept pestering me "Is it time to cut the cake yet?" "Is it time to cut the cake yet?". She "helped" (notice the inverterd commas!) make and decorate the cake, so she was really excited.
Talking about the cake, it was another near disaster. Some miscalculation, some wrong steps and I ended up with low AND uneven cakes. Nearly ran out to the nearby bakery to buy a replacement. Thankfully, my 3 packs of Smarties and other deco helped to make it presentable enough to be brought out that night. And Elyssa clapped in happiness and said she loved her cake after I put in the finishing touches.
Main client happy = me happy. :-)
Daddy lighting candles of her Pink Castle Cake
Birthday Song Time
The 4 of us
Inside View of Cake
Happy 5th Birthday, my dear Elyssa!