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Time for my March update!! I turned another year older last week, hehehe. And I’m blessed enough to have my whole family celebrate my birthday with me this year! 😍

Since I don’t get to spend my birthday with my family very often, I decided to treat everyone to something good this year — the new and luxurious Epicurean premium buffet in Crown Perth. 🤤

Ate all the stuff I’m not supposed to! 🙄

With my little naughty!!!

Family portrait taken at our front lawn that morning. Matching twinsies outfit with Naomi!!! Too old to be wearing a tutu dress now to be honest so I’ve now given it to my sister, hahahaha!

My bump is also getting soooo big nowadays I already look like I’m about to pop!! 😵

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Happy 1st Birthday, Baby Girl!

Our baby girl just turned ONE today!!! 🎈🎈🎉🎁🎁🎁🎀 I know that every parent says this and I can’t help but feel the same way too – time is zooming past way too fast and we can’t believe she’s one already!!

Honestly, the first few months were tough and painfully slow. And some days ARE still tough these days. But time seemed to pass faster and faster just before she turned one. She was reaching all sorts of milestones in the last two months or so. And it just feels like she has grown up a LOT over the past two weeks. *Sniffs* My baby is all grown up now!

We threw her a birthday party yesterday to celebrate with family members and friends here in Perth. I didn’t really have time to plan anything ‘cos she’s been fighting her naps lately and it drove me nuts almost every day. I seriously think that my level of patience is depleting day by day. 😑 Mr S and I were crazy busy the day before the party as I had to cook the whole day and he had to help me take care of her. We didn’t even manage to clean the house until the morning of the party itself ‘cos we were dead tired the day before. There was dog hair EVERYWHERE and toys scattered all over the floor, junk accumulated from weeks/months ago in the house. Ahhhhh…… it was just chaotic!

BUT, we managed to pull through and we’re quite proud of ourselves, lol!! 😌 *Pats selves on the back*
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Cakes, desserts and drinks table.

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FOOD!!!

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MORE FOOD!

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My mum said I could feed 40 people with that much spaghetti. There was another big bowl not included in the photo. 🙃

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Group photo with our friends. Missing Ken!! Also realized that I forgot to take any group photos with family members who attended the party. 😢

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Excited birthday girl! She’s so intrigued by the fire on the candle, haha!

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Birthday cakes! I know, I’m a crazy mother. I got her TWO cakes! Please don’t judge me.

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Giving her a taste of her birthday cake. Think she likes it, hehehe…

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First family portrait and she wasn’t too pleased. She was cranky ‘cos she skipped her morning nap yet again. 😤🙄

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Second one while cutting the cake! MUCH BETTER. I loveeeeee this shot, hehehehehehe… 😍😚

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Happy birthday, baby girl! We love you soooo much, Naomi! Mummy and daddy wish you a very happy and blessed birthday. May you be blessed with good health and joy in life, and grow to be a kind-hearted girl who loves God very, very much! Remember always that mummy and daddy will love you ALWAYS, no matter what happens; and we’ll always, always have your back! 💞💝💖💘💓💗

Happy Birthday Mama!

Happy birthday to the person who brought me to this world – my mommy!!!

I know we always make fun of your timidness, but deep down, you are the bravest soul I’ve ever encountered. All because you raised the three of us on your own ever since baba fell sick, and then went to Heaven to meet our Creator. I know he was the source of your strength. Yet, in his absence, you did a splendid job in raising all three of us. Look at where we’re at now!

I wish you health, happiness and most importantly, peace at heart that only Jesus can give. Please know that we all love you so very much although we don’t say it often enough, hehehehe.

Happy birthday, mama! I love you!

Love from,

Li, Wing Kin, Nomi & Koko.

Strawberry Fields Forever

Last weekend, we celebrated Mr S’ birthday in advance with a couple of our close friends over dinner and strawberry picking the following morning. Had a really good time with our friends since it’s been a while since we had a get-together 🙂

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Argh, making myself so hungry looking at these photos again! >_<

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Hungry guests!! Nom noms!

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Why are babies soooo cute?!? Arghhhh!!! Kyden!!!!!!! 💙 He was super guai that night compared to chichapo Naomi, lol!!

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But chichapo also okay, because daddy and mummy love you all the more! 💖💘💝 You make daddy soooo happy this year on his birthday because there’s you in our lives now! 😘

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Gross fly on baby’s face, hahahahahahahaha!!!

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There were much bigger ones which I didn’t take photos of. It was quite hard to bend/squat down carrying a bag of rice in front of me. 😐

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Sleeping baby, WOOHOO!!

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Best photobomb of the year. 😏

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Strawberry top to go with the strawberry theme for the day!! 😍

Last but not least, an oldie to share with you all here. Enjoy!

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Birthday Dinner

Fine dining in the comfort of my own home last night, lol!!! Mr S was the chef for the night and I’m so proud that he prepared everything from scratch!

Loved the atmosphere last night – we were tuning in to jazzy tunes during dinner and Naomi gave mummy and daddy a quiet time together, sleeping through our entire dinner time, hehehe.

A big thank you to everyone who sent me your warm greetings on my birthday! Love y’all! ❤

 

The Waiting Game Begins

Hello everybody! I have reached another milestone in my pregnancy journey today – I’m officially 37 weeks pregnant today! Which means, I’m now considered full-term and the baby could come anytime between now and the next couple of weeks! :O However, my OB reassured me today that the baby is likely to arrive in the next 2-3 weeks or so. Phewww…… Let’s just hope that BB will be patient enough to stay inside until popo and yiyi arrive next, next Saturday hahaha!! The doctor also said that the baby’s head has now descended down into my pelvis and that’s a good sign! That means that the baby’s currently in the right position and is ready for birth. How exciting is that!!

Having said that, I now have approximately three more weeks to go before the baby comes! My nesting instincts are kicking in and I’m really trying to get myself and the house ready for the baby’s arrival since I started my maternity leave this week. I’m finding myself scrubbing the floors in my bathroom while showering cos I felt that they were filthy. I can’t stand the gritty floors around the house as well and I find myself bending down and picking up grains of sand from the floor (doesn’t help that Australia is always so dusty and the fact that Koko brings in dirt and grit every time he steps out and comes back into the house). 😡

The good thing about my nesting instincts kicking in early is that I have most of the stuffs ready and prepared now, hehehe. The baby’s linen, manchester and cute, little, tiny clothes have all been washed and folded. Hospital bag is almost fully packed (just gotta throw in my toiletries and some snacks last minute). I got Mr S to install the car seat already and the cot’s been set up in our room 🙂 All we’re missing is little baby S in our arms! Hehehehe… ❤

Now, throwing back to two weeks ago, when Mr S turned 30!!!

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Fiona was so sweet to organize a surprise birthday party for Mr S on my behalf! But what I didn’t know was that it was also a surprise baby shower for us!! Awwwww…… ❤ It was a beautiful and memorable day spent with friends and family (my cousin was there too haha!). The food was delicious as usual as all my friends can cook so well hahahaha!!! 😎

Last but not least, not forgetting to mention that today is my lovely momma’s birthday!!! My one and only superwoman!! The one who’s been the best mum one could ever be for me. I have so much to learn from you and hopefully I will be as good a mother to my babies as you are to us! ❤ Happy birthday mummy!!! LOVE YOUUUU!!!

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30Yours truly turns thirty today!!

Looking back at the last thirty years of my life, I am so happy and contented to be where I am right now; to be surrounded by people who love and care for me – near and far. I have a loving husband (so blessed to be married to my soul-mate) and family, a small but close circle of friends (it’s a shame we don’t all live in the same city though), a home to come home to, a secure job, and not forgetting, a pet dog who probably loves me more than he loves himself. I feel like God has given me so much when I haven’t done much to deserve all this. His grace is always overflowing and I cannot thank Him enough.

Therefore this year, I’d like to make some changes in my life, starting from baby steps. I’d like to contribute more towards others this year – making use of the skills I’ve acquired throughout the years and the talents I’ve been gifted with. The joy of giving is so much more than the joy of receiving!

I pray that now that I’m a year older, I will be wiser intellectually, richer spiritually, healthier physically, and calmer mentally. I pray that I will be kind and gentle – in my words, actions and thoughts. And I also pray that I will continue to be inquisitive in learning and exploring new things. Amen.

Happy birthday Jess!

Fancy Mancy Birthday Bash for Mr S

Mr S is out playing badminton tonight so I have some quiet me time by myself at home tonight. It just so happens that today’s Thursday as well so why not do a #throwbackthursday post! Shall we?

We celebrated Mr S’s birthday two Saturdays ago. To make it an awesome, fun-filled one, we decided to make every one put on a costume for the party. Who doesn’t love a good costume party? Hehehehe…

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Birthday Bash!

Oh hey!! I’m in the mood to blog tonight since I just had one of the most amazing birthday celebration the last weekend!

Yours truly turned a year wiser last Sunday, hehehe… It was a long weekend here in Perth so it made my birthday even better! Pre-birthday celebration started on Saturday afternoon with a picnic with a small group of family and friends at Beelu National Park in Mundaring, hahaha! The weather was… scorching hot – it was around 38 degree Celsius when we reached!

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I actually thought there would be fields of green grass and a running stream, LOL!

I must say, although there wasn’t much view/scenery where we decided to camp, the food and company was great! 🙂 We had pizzas a while after at Little Caesar’s. The last time I went there was in May 2009! How time flies!

Anyway, fast forward to the birthday bash on Sunday evening!! Hip, hip, hooray!

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Fiona made me this beeeeaaauuuutiiifulll banner for my birthday!!! I love, love, love the colors! They’re soooo pretty and I simply love it! Did I mention that it’s a rather significant birthday for me this year as it’s my last year celebrating as Miss Voon and the last year of my twenties!! *Gasps*

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So. Much. Good. Food!!! The dining table was filled with delicious food and we were all very well-fed that night, hahahaha!! Thanks to all the chefs and bakers for the night!!!

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We used to think that our dining table is too big for the house and for the two of us. But, I always knew it’d be great for entertaining guests! Look how cozy it is having everyone gathered around the table!! Awww…… We should definitely host more parties/gatherings in the future, hehehe…

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Birthday cupcakes

There’s always room in our tummies for CUPCAKES!!! Fiona made these super cute and pretty looking cupcakes! Most of all, they taste as good as they look! Those mini Oreos are just too cute! ❤

Tiramisu birthday cake

And this ladies and gentlemen, is my birthday cake – tiramisu chocolate berry cake, made by Mr S!!! I know it looks a little “wobbly” here (lol!!) but trust me when I say it actually tastes divine!! It’s his first time making a cake from scratch (yup, including lining the baking tin!) and yet, it’s a tremendous success! Gotta give it to the man!! Thank you Mr S! I LOVED MY BIRTHDAY CAKE!!! ♥ ♥

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This is a very happy birthday girl. I seriously felt like a kid once again that night… to be surrounded by so many loved ones – family and friends and my husband-to-be!

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This is me thinking of what wish to make after everyone sang me the birthday song (both English and Cantonese versions, hahahahaha awwww… <3)..

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 Hair NEEDS to be fixed. -_-

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Very happy men, hahahaha!

A HUGE thank you to everyone who attended, who sent me birthday wishes from afar, who kept me in your prayers…… I can’t thank you all enough. Thank you for continuing to be part of my life, continuing in loving me and giving me so much joy! A big thanks to my mum, who endured all the pain in giving birth to me 29 years ago, without whom I wouldn’t be here today!! I love you mummy! Most of all, praise be to God for all His blessings upon me all these years and for every second of my life! THANK YOU!!!