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Ol' Happy Day~~~

(tons of pics)

As we were leaving the function room after cleaning it up late evening yesterday, hubby remarked that he recalled the year before that as we were doing the same thing after Aidan's 1 year old party, we'd sworn not to have a big party anymore and that we would make do with a small one together with close friends for the year to come. Obviously, we did not keep to our resolution!

It wasn't meant to be a 'big' party initially as I had wanted to do it in my apartment with a much smaller invite list. But when Rachel offered to share the function room with me since she had already booked it for her boy's bday party, I simply couldn't resist and the rest is history :P Even though we'd invited lesser guests, it was definitely more chaotic & somewhat messier this year! I guess its mainly because the year before, most of our kids were still babies and many could only crawl unlike this year where there were tons of mobile kids running around, having fun and having a go at all the toys! I just remember that it was really really loud especially since most of the kids were taking turns with the drumset and the parents thinking to themselves that that was the last present on earth they would buy for their kids. Hubby and I tried offering dough to any parent who would take the drumset back with them but we failed miserably...

I think the best part of the party for me was seeing how much Aidan enjoyed himself. (I recall last year, he slept right after the cutting of his cake :P) The boy had this look of glee on his face as he went about playing with the toys, running around with the balloons and chasing his li' friends about & playing with them..Even after the party was over, he was still so hyper and happy, as he continued to play with the balloons and peering at the huge heap of presents he'd received which I'd placed under the X'mas tree..Am gonna let him open a few presents at a time each day so it will be till the end of the year when he'll unwrap all the presents!

Thanks to my hubby for being so patient and understanding even though a big party was the last thing he wanted. But I know he was glad to see his li' boy enjoying himself so much! Next year, I promise we'll make it a teeny weeny celebration :P (let's see if I'll keep to it).. To my parents-in-law who came early to help out and Nenita helped with the cleaning up/deco and ensuring Aidan's fine during the party. To everyone who'd came ..& for ur wonderful pressies. I hope you guys' eardrums are still fine! The drumset is still available if you are interested..To Lily happyqile and Anny daynemafor loaning us the slide, kids table and the ball tent! To Sam ikepod for the beautiful, big banner u did for us! I owe u big time man..(and u still bought a pressie for Aidan *bish*) And Richard issyleus for helping me with retrieving the most of the 'deleted pictures' or else I would have nothing in this journal entry..And especially to Rachel sonday and Tenny, for everything..I know it wasn't easy for her, planning this party especially since I was at work and all and u'd to take over the catering and games planning part! I hope you and Ryan had fun too!

My boy officially turns two on Thursday, the 23rd Dec..He's such a big boy now..I've so much things to say about him which I probably have to leave for later entry or this blog will never get finished :P

The Birthday Cakes!!
Aidan's Awfully Chocolate cake is the one on the right.
Heh, their last year's cake was so much bigger!

Check out the direction of Aidan's eyeballs..

I think he must have been really hungry..

Cutting of the bday cakes..

*yum yum* chocolate fudge cake!

With my bro Stephen..

June bbhome and Ryan..

With Jean alisonrae and li' Aly..

Laura laurapoon and Caleb..

A glowing Trish flipover who is gonna have a baby next year!

Us with Linda, Char, Laine, the Augustins with Tasmin & Jordan :)

Group pic (tho not many were ard then to take the pics :P)

Li' Tasmin and the snowman plus my li' bugger..

I absolutely adore these set of pics which Peter had taken of Aidan playing/interacting with his friends at the party..:)There are more pics at Peter's sonEthan's website.

The 2 bday boys, Ryan & Aidan being so much more hyper than their guests, Jospin & Ethan..

Aidan laughing merrily as he let go a bunch of helium balloons as Jospin & Ethan poses for the cam..

Li' Ethan offering to share his bubble with Aidan..

so sweet eh :)

More pics
Aidan having fun :)
He was so cute..especially when he was wearing the party hat and holding tightly to a balloon while running about. He even managed to climb up and down the slide while clutching onto the balloon :)

Decoration of the function room...was quite pleased at how the room turned out :)

Check out how popular the drumset was...

Also check out Peter's , Jinnny'sjinsiew and Laura'slaurapoon journals for more pictures of the bday party!

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Dec. 20th, 2004 11:55 am (UTC)
We made the same resolution last year too after the party!
We help each other keep our resolution next year ok! *wink*
But at the end of the day, after seeing how happy our kids were/and still are even after the party, it's all worth it lor .. even the nagging daddy obliged. Next year will definitely be a cozy gathering for sure.

Are these all the photos you managed to retrieve? The smaller ones are the ones 'deleted' & 'saved'? ok ok, now I'm pressurised to edit mine, you saw them - not as good as
those by the Poons and Jinny lah .. and we don't seem to have any of the cake cutting photos hor??
Dec. 20th, 2004 04:20 pm (UTC)
Most of the pics that got corrupted were Aidan and the kids photos which I'd taken of them @ play..if u look closely, quite a no. of my pics were from Jinny and Laura..I also 'lost' several group photos :( If u click on the smaller pics, you can see a enlarged version..made it so to 'safe' space..I did have some cake cutting ones but they din turn up well..

Some of urs turned out well leh :) U know which ones i wanted right? Let me know which ones u want me to send to u too :)
Dec. 20th, 2004 11:58 am (UTC)
you're one devoted mummy who seems to absolutely adore her boy! awww it's really sweet reading your entries about Aidan ;)
Dec. 20th, 2004 07:51 pm (UTC)
he's my first and only son mah :) i think i do spoil him a a li :P
Dec. 20th, 2004 03:11 pm (UTC)
Very sorry we wouldn't make it in the end. Hope to meet you soon so we can pass you Aidan's present.
Dec. 20th, 2004 07:52 pm (UTC)
Its okay..last minute stuff will always crop up usually..inevitable..!
Dec. 20th, 2004 04:34 pm (UTC)
WOW! it really looks fun! i m sure aidan enjoyed himself very much...esp like the photo of him with the party hat and balloon...;)
Dec. 20th, 2004 08:01 pm (UTC)
I know he did..he was sooooooooo happy and busy..:)
We were all tired out after the party but it was worth it!
Dec. 20th, 2004 04:56 pm (UTC)
aidan's the ultimate cutie!
what a fantabulous party wif cute kids and yummylicious food! i wish i was a lil tyke once again!
Dec. 20th, 2004 07:52 pm (UTC)
aidan had so much fun that day i tell yah :)
heh..i don't remember having such a party when i was young tho..:P
Dec. 20th, 2004 05:09 pm (UTC)
Happy Birthday, Aidan! May your third year be even more wonderful than the previous two. If the party's anything to go by, you had a great start! :)
Dec. 20th, 2004 08:00 pm (UTC)
thanks Hsien!
The first year party was more for us i think but this year, its for the kiddos coz they are able to enjoy themselves more. Pretty soon, we'll be letting them attend parties on their own without us adults supervising..
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Dec. 20th, 2004 05:31 pm (UTC)
wahlao, sure looks fun n chaotic! the boys look so cute chatting in the tent
Dec. 20th, 2004 07:50 pm (UTC)
wasted u cant make it..dayne would have enjoyed himself. Hope he's better now!

Heh ..the 3 boys were actually just lying down on the ball. Aidan saw Jospin lying down and he quickly imitated him..monkey see monkey do :P
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Dec. 20th, 2004 05:56 pm (UTC)
Happy Birthday Aidan!

Thanks for having us, we enjoyed ourselves very much.
Dec. 20th, 2004 07:48 pm (UTC)
you are most welcome! I'm glad Nicole had fun!! :)
Dec. 20th, 2004 06:49 pm (UTC)
The picture of your ah bang and you is very sweet. :)
Dec. 20th, 2004 07:48 pm (UTC)
heh actually we were quite tired by then. We were rushing to finish decorating the room and had just finished it then and admiring the place..:)
Dec. 20th, 2004 07:06 pm (UTC)
Nice pix! Glad you managed to salvage most of them. :)
Dec. 20th, 2004 08:02 pm (UTC)
yeah..thankfully i managed to retrieve quite a few pics with Richard's help..:)

chabor..must try to meet u up this week to pass u the stuff :)
Dec. 20th, 2004 09:23 pm (UTC)
lucky you got the photos back..
dont be silly la..no prob whats so ever...i will never have kids.
Dec. 20th, 2004 10:18 pm (UTC)
And i realised i never got to take pics with u guys together with Aidan too..bleah. Was too busy! :(
serious..thanks alot!
(no subject) - ikepod - Dec. 21st, 2004 01:33 am (UTC) - Expand
Dec. 20th, 2004 09:29 pm (UTC)
Happy Happy Birthday to Aidan! :))

"..Hubby and I tried offering dough to any parent who would take the drumset back with them but we failed miserably..."

Guess what? I just bought the drumset for my dd-leh. Aidan has outgrow it oredi?
Dec. 20th, 2004 10:18 pm (UTC)
Aidan played it for 2 days straight and now, he only does so once in a while :P..especially when his other frens show interest in it..

heh..its not that noisy right?!!
(no subject) - dbi - Dec. 21st, 2004 05:25 am (UTC) - Expand
Dec. 20th, 2004 09:49 pm (UTC)
can send me the picture of you and me (the best picture of me that I've seen this year !!) and also those of Ryan. thanks.

It was a great party and who knows what next yr's will be like ? *wink*
Dec. 20th, 2004 10:19 pm (UTC)
will send it to u when im home..:)

next year will be much tamer definitely~!!
Dec. 20th, 2004 10:33 pm (UTC)
Happy birthday to little aidan! And the banner that ikepod did looks really nice! I think you posted a picture of that in a previous post. :)

Many many happy and healthy years ahead!
Dec. 21st, 2004 02:11 am (UTC)
yeah, the banner did come out really nice.here's how it looked that day..brightened up the room tremendously!

Thanks! And a fab 2005 with many good years to you!!!
Dec. 20th, 2004 10:36 pm (UTC)
nice..lotsa kids!
bet aidan and the rest had fun..

(how was the cake arh? ;P )
Dec. 21st, 2004 02:12 am (UTC)
heh..i think those pple who had the corners of the cake thought it was yummy coz thats where the fudge was *slurp*..those in the middle section was mainly the sponge..

I loved it!
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