Friday, April 16, 2010

back-dated post: 10 April 2010

We celebrated hubby's birthday on 10 April 2010. As hubby was leaving for Dubai the next day on a very early morning flight, he preferred that we have a very simple celebration. (He's on the flight home now! :-D)

So, we had a REALLY simple one. Can't call it a celebration actually, just some quality time together :-).

Breakfast was the usual; porridge for kids and noodles for us. The kids then enjoyed Astro Boy (their fave movie at the moment) with Papa. For lunch, I wanted to treat hubby to a scrumptious meal in a nice restaurant near our house, but he went ahead and asked the kids what would they like to have. So, we went ahead with the kids' choice... yes, you guessed right... Mc D :-).

Look how happy they are? :-D We went right back home after lunch to enjoy more tv, some reading and we also trimmed QQ's fringe. How boring are we? LOL!

For dinner, I cooked hubby's favourite fried chicken which was marinated earlier with paprika, ground black pepper, Mc Cormicks' chicken seasoning, mixed herbs, a dash of tobasco and Worcheshire sauce, and an egg. It was crispy and yummy :-D. For the kids, there's steamed fish and steamed egg with ground pork (all steam one?). There's hubby's favourite "char choy", ribs with dried longan and wolfberries soup (this was HQ's portion in the picture) and blanched organic broccoli for all. After dinner and night baths for the kids, we went out for cakes at Secret Recipe (kids in their pajamas ready for bed!). I didn't want to bring home unfinished cake, which will undoubtedly ended up in my tummy, so we order only 2 slices - Black Forest (HQ wanted the cherry *shake head*) and Hazelnut Cheese (my favourite at the moment!)
The kids wanted these... not for eating, not for cake decoration but for playing *shake head* Kiddos and their Papa :-). HQ hijacked my appricot and orange slush, and QQ loved the hot chocolate too much to even bother with the cakes. Hubby too preferred his coffee. They ate very little cakes. In the end, who ate the most? Mama lo... cham, sure will grow fatter :-(. Whose birthday can be more simple than this? LOL! I felt like something is missing from this birthday, but hubby assured me that that's what he wanted... just a lazy day with me and the kids :-).

So guess who's the happiest on that day? The kids, of course :-D. But if they had known earlier that their Papa will be going overseas again, they wouldn't enjoy their Mc D as much :-).

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13 comments:

mNhL said...

U got a companion. We (hubby & i) don't celebrate b'day in a big way too. Just some simple meal and no cake as well. Sometimes, SIL is the one who bought the cake for us. haha. Glad that you all managed to celebrate his b'day before he left for Dubai.

CH Voon said...

happy family because of happy kids.

Mommy to Chumsy said...

certainly not boring at all. it's a fun and sweet bonding time with the family :D

smallkucing said...

QQ so cute when she pot like that :D

Send this pic to some cute kids contest la.I think will win leh

reanaclaire said...

yes, Kids do enjoy much more than adults wherever they go.. no stress, no pressure for them :)

lil' bulb said...

The birthday man is happier to have all of you beside him even just a simple celebration. I think the kids and mummy meant a lot to him.

Ann said...

I think that was a great celebration. Sometimes nothing better than a quality time with the family.

Mummy Gwen said...

As long as the kids are happy, we are happy too. :) Quality time well spent eventhough it was a simple celebration. ^_^

Alice Phua said...

I think it is not about celebrating birthdays in a big or small way, interesting or boring way - it all doesn't matter as long as everyone involved enjoyed themselves and have spent quality time with each other. That's what that matters most.

ChloeRuoyi said...

You call this simple? I consider celebrations like this PERFECT! Actually me and hub lagi simple and boring haha... we don't like parties and crowd.

slavemom said...

It's not how u spend the day, it's who u spend it with. I'm sure it was one of the best b'days for ur hubs.

Sarah's Daddy and Mommy said...

Char Choy with dried longan? A very unique comby, sweet and salty..nice!

I love simple celebration as I am getting older. Just love the time spent with my husband and Sarah.

BoeyJoey said...

Sarah's Daddy & Mommy: Haha... that's 2 different dishes. 1. Char choy; 2. ribs, dried longan and wolfberries soup :-).

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