Friday, January 27, 2012

Faaz 3rd Birthday

Praise to Allah SWT our Faaz Naqi has turned 3 years old earlier this month (09.01.2012) :). At first, we thought of having small family dine-out as a celebration but the planned changed when his grandparents (my in-laws) volunteer to do a small birthday party at USJ...lucky Faaz! ;) We had the birthday celebration on Sunday, 8th January 2011. The theme was: Angry Birds..


Most of the preparations were done by my in-laws including the guest list. The only thing I was in-charge of was the birthday theme as well as the birthday cake. Few months before approaching 3, Faaz has begun to understand about birthday and birthday celebration. Every time we celebrate a family member's birthday, he will asked when will be his turn and told us what he wanted for his birthday; balloons, birthday cake and presents! :) Because of this, although the party was very small I made an effort of doing a little bit of deco, to make the party more lively :)


I always admired all the creative and hardworking mommies who are so good when it comes to their children's birthday party deco. Some even did all out according to the themes..I'm impressed! With the commitment of taking care of two babies, time limitation, lack of creativity and a tight budget (hehe :P), I can only came out with these...

The birthday invitation..

I opt for simplicity in my design (in another word: lack of creativity..hihihi)

The party hat..

Faaz asked for a party hat but he was delighted when I bought him a birthday crown instead. He said, he's the king of the birthday...hehehe :)

The table deco

Simple banners that I designed as a table deco since we don't have a wall to deco...ok la ni ek? :P

The balloons...

Instead of the normal balloons, I opt for the angry birds balloons. Imagine how much attention I attracted as I walked all over Pyramid with those...demi Faaz ku sayang :D
Fadzil changed the thick thread that hold the balloons to thin invisible wires to make a floating angry bird effect ;)



The tag...

Simple Angry Bird food tag
(forgot to snap the photos of the rest of the tags)



The costume...
Since it's a small party, we figured out casual look was the best for our children.
Faaz chose the Red Angry Bird t-shirt himself while the twins both in Orange Angry Birds rompers.
Simple and matched the theme ;)



The birthday cake/cuppies

side view :)

top view :)

Seriously, the cake was one of the last thing that I ordered.
Been so occupied that I don't have time to surf the net for online bakery shop that can make a nice Angry Bird cake so when I saw some nice angry bird cakes at Cookie Box @ Empire, I quickly placed the order.
This time we opt for a 3D cake (fondant) + buttercream cuppies for something different.
I just let Sue design the cake with her creativity and voila! thanks Sue! :)



Everything is soo simple, right? Jadila for a small birthday party :) The best thing was, Faaz was so excited and showed appreciation on the small effort I made...

He was soo happy see the printed invitation card the day I brought it home that he ran towards the kitchen to see my mom, showed her the card and said, "Tok Mak, you must come to my birthday party, ok?" :)

Paling best, when he saw me decorating the living hall few hours before his birthday, he jumped with excitement and said, "You are shooo cute lah Mommy!" Awwwwwwhhhh *melting*

Feel sooo blessed! :)


The party started at sharp 4pm with the presence of our close family and close family friends.



Sincere apologies dear friends for not inviting you guys to the party. InsyaAllah someday, when we finally move to our own place, we'll surely invite all of you to come and celebrate with us :). Twinnies were in deep sleep when we were about to cut the cake so we just left them to sleep...zZZ. That explained why there's only 3 of us in most of the photos... (not that we left them tau! :P)


Let's the photos do the story telling of the singing and the candle-blowing part ;)

Faaz stunned when he finally got to see his 3rd birthday cake! <3


About to blow the 3 candles... :)

Us helping Faaz to blow the candles..hihihi

blow, blow, success!! :)

The proud birthday boy ;)


Faaz trying his best to cut the cake...

and later pose...and pose!


The twins finally woke up while we were enjoying the food and the cake. Lucky me, they enjoyed the company from everyone that they did not asked for their milk2 instantly. So it's their turn to pose and pose while both of them were in a good mood! :)

Faiqa with mommy and Falisya with daddy :)

Me and my cuddly girls...<3!

Us 5 With My family :)

and finally..us 5! <3 :)


That's pretty much how Faaz celebrated his 3rd birthday. Now that he's 3, we can see how much he has grown for the past years and we are so thankful for 'this gift', thank you, Allah. May Faaz continue to grow healthily, happily, wisely and may he be a good caliph on earth, insyaAllah.


This year, we bought a bike as Faaz's birthday present. I was skeptical at first as Faaz shown no interest in cycling his tricycle at home, worrying that he might not have the passion for the bike as well. I was wrong, with just 3x training (less than 2 weeks) with his Daddy, Faaz can now cycle on his own! Bravo son!! Cayalah Daddy!! :)


Before I ended this entry, Faaz wanted me to tell how thankful and happy he was to all
uncles/aunts/cousins/friends who was kind enough to wish him "Happy Birthday" via our Facebook wall, twitter and this blog...and also thank you to family members who was present during the party. Faaz enjoyed all the toys!! :)

"Faaz sayaaang everyone!" :)

xoxo,

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Approaching 3 Years

My Faaz Naqi has turn 3 years old recently and we had a small celebration at his grandparents house in Subang Jaya. Will share with you about his special day on next entry ;) Few days before his special day, I took a half-day leave to spend some quality time with my growing up boy...thank you to my mom and my sister who volunteered to babysit my twin babies. If not because of them, memang takde chance lah :)


Our activity? A bus and an LRT (train) ride. Faaz was almost 3 and yet he never had a ride of both. Ok, not quite...he had a really short experience of taking an LRT star from Jalan Ipoh to The Mall when we had to send our car to the workshop. I still remember how short the journey was, Faaz who was so excited to be in a "train" for the very first time wanted to stand on the seat to have a clearer view outside. As he was just standing, I told him that he had to come down that we were about to reach our destination. He was sooo blur! pity him :( Since then, I had no chance to bring him for a proper train experience...


At first, I just told him that "Mommy gonna bring Faaz for a ride on a train" and as expected he was excited! As I held his hand and coming out of the gate, he asked me why we need to walk to the "train" instead of drive to the LRT station. I told him, "Faaz will ride on a bus for the very first time!". His reaction?

Super-duper happy! :) Oh I just love to see that big grin! :)


By the way, that was my younger brother, Hazwan in the photo. Thanks adik for accompanying us to the bus stop and ensured your sister took the right bus (lama tak naik bas la katakan..hihihi).


It took us quite sometime before our bus came. Everytime a bus coming towards us Faaz will jumped and asked me and Hazwan weather that was our bus, without failed. Not a single sign of being fed-up of waiting. He was really looking forward for it :)


After waiting for almost 30 minutes, we finally had our ride on a bus. Thanks to my mother for lending me her RAPID card so it's much easier for me. Faaz need not to pay the fare :)

There was Faaz, seating and shying away at first on his seat...ready for a ride on a bus ;)

It was around 4.30 pm when we took off, the sun was still shining bright. Lucky I brought his shades along ( I have to everytime I brought mine otherwise sure kena bebel kenapa x bawak dia punya skali :P)...This photo was taken about 5 minutes after the bus has left the bus stop. Look at his expression, he was no more being shy!



Due to the hot weather, Faaz asked me for a drink the minute we arrived at Gombak LRT Station (previously known as LRT Putra). The place is now quite different from the place that I used to know. There's a construction going on, they are now building a 4 storey parking lot in front of the station. The LRT station itself also has a newer look; there's a new bus station in the middle of the parking lot and the LRT station, there's a proper Genting Highlands bus ticket counter and there's even a musolla at the LRT station. A whole lot improvement, well done! ;)


After we bought some drinks and snacks, we proceed to the counter. I just came to know that these days the LRT ticket/card is no more being used, instead they replaced it with tokens. Another new thing (to me)! We need not to wait longer for the LRT to arrive. As soon as the train reached the station, Faaz jumped with excitement :)


We were quite fortunate that the LRT was quiet empty that evening. As soon as the train moved, Faaz stood closely next to the window. On and off his cute mouth bubbling, questioning and describingall the things that he saw...riuh kami dua beranak. Hihi.. His favorite part was when the train went into the tunnel...excited! :)

Seriously watched the track as the train moved...

Quenching his thirst after babbling a lot! Hihihi..

Soon, we reached the destination - Jelatek LRT station. Faaz wanted to go and see his daddy played badminton at Dewan Serbaguna Dato' Keramat. Actually, we went there to hand in Fadzil his racket, which he accidentally left at home. Faaz was so excited as we entered the hall. It was his first time to enter a badminton court and see a live match. He was shy at first, as usual...decided to sit down and watch the game...

But after a while...the "active" side of him started to shine, especially when Fadzil entertained him and thought him how to play. Berpeluh-peluh gakla anak bujang I tu.. :)


After the match, we went to a restaurant in Ampang for dinner. Faaz was asleep before we reached the place. I guess he must have been too tired after having a short adventure that evening :) The next morning, as soon as he woke up, Faaz non-stop talking about his experience to his grandmother and aunty...well, I guess that shows he had fun on that day...glad to know that, son :)


Tuesday, January 10, 2012

My 4th January

4th January this year is almost the same as 4th January on previous years but what's special about it is that on 4th January this year, we we're at Gombak, my family house. I got to hug and thanked my mother for going through all the pain on delivering me into this world 31 years ago :)


The day of 4th January begun as early as 12am. I was breastfeeding Falisya when hubby who was busy playing Tap Zoo suddenly stopped and said to me,

"You know what have you did, Sayang?"


"Huh? What?" Puzzled me answered...

"You have just turned 31 years old! Happy Birthday Sayang!" He hugged and kissed my forehead :)

"Nak present!!" I tried my luck although I've already been given the present during my anniversary, the 2 in 1 gift.

"Your present is in your email. Check your mail." He said.

"Email?" I was puzzled again. Serious ke main-main dia ni??

When I checked my email, I saw this....

E-gift rupanya. Hik Hik :)
Thank you, Sayang..


That morning, he drove me to work although we brought 2 cars to Gombak itself. Just for 4th January I got the privilege to be driven to work and am loving it! ;)

Happy! :)

That night, we all went out for my birthday dinner (except my lil brother who was so busy studying for his exam). When being asked whether I wanted Western/Oriental/Japanese/Middle Eastern food that night, I answered, "Nasi (rice)". Hihi...had enough of steaks after few birthday celebrations on last December. Muak kot.


So we went to a place we never been before, Istana Bambu, (Bamboo Palace) a fine Malay restaurant situated in Jalan Hulu Klang, which is quite near to my mom's place. Fell in love with the padi field and the bamboo hut concept. With the lighting and cozy ambiance, it's peaceful and romantic!

We chose to sit on one of the bamboo huts overlooking the "padi field" pond to have some privacy. Faaz and Faiqa slept while we're on the way to this restaurant so it left only 4 of us with Falisya to enjoy the meal.

The 2 "F"s in lalaland...zzzzzZZZZZ...

left only this little girl, wide awake! :)

Mak and Kak Ngah :)

Us and fierce Falisya...hihihi :)


According to reviews, this restaurant is famous for its 2 special dishes:
1) Fried Crispy Beef
2) Fried squid with salted egg
A must try they said! ;)

And what we ordered that night was (clockwise), Butter Sauce Crab, Kailan with Salted Fish, Egg Fu Yong with crabmeat, Lemon Chicken and the famous Fried Crispy Beef. Although I really wanted to try out the signature squid dish, I had to let it go. I ate deep fried squid the other day and Falisya got rashes all over her hand...I guess she inherit the allergies from me T_T

All I can say that the food we ordered that night were all equally good and recommended. Sgt sedap! Check out their website for full menu (we ordered less spicy food because of Faaz skali dia tido daaaa :P).


Falisya was tired as we were about to finish our meal. Lately, Falisya refused EBM that I have to direct BF her whenever I'm around. Lucky us this time that we were seated in a private hut that I have no problem to feed her comfortably...

As soon as Falisya's asleep, Faiqa woke up.
Looks like they're taking turn, huh? :)


Faaz was the last, he only woke up when we reached back home, just nice when we're about to have the cake cutting session. Talking about the cake, a funny incident happened on 4th January's evening. As usual, whenever I came back from work, I will take my cooler bag straight to the kitchen and store my EBM in the fridge. That day, I was rushing to get ready for the dinner so without thinking of anything I simply run to the fridge and opened it. My mom was there, and her face expression changed when she saw me opened the fridge. I was stunned too when I saw....a birthday cake inside the fridge! Upsie!! Haha...sorry! :P Quickly I acted as if I didn't notice the huge square box and quickly close the fridge door after storing my EBM. You should see the look on Mak's face..it was priceless! Hahaha!


So that night, when hubby came from the kitchen and brought the the cake and said, "Surprise!!", I had to act as if I was...heeee, sian En.Suami penat2 balik awal from me to buy the cake and hide it :)

my blueberry cheese cake...perfect dessert :)


Faaz who was so excited (No, not because it was my birthday. He was excited because he knew that after my birthday will be his birthday! :D), requested to cut the cake...so I gave him the honor after we both blew my candles :)

Since everyone was wide awake, we took the chance to snap some photos as memento of 4th January :)


4 of us...since Falisya was still asleep :)


us and Faaz :)

Kak Ngah & Mak with the happy twinnies (Falisya just woke up!) :)


It was about 30 minutes left before 4th January close it's curtain this year, so I decided to try out my luck again (ahaha).

"My present yang?" I asked Fadzil.

"Tu, yang you pegang tu kan your birthday present." He said pointing to my 4s.

"Ala, nak yg lain..." I said (teasing him)

"I gave you this morning what. Dah download lum?" He asked.

"Dah...tapi that was E-gift. I want a real gift." I said (teasing and injecting some pressure. eheh!).

He then left to the kitchen and came back with this...

Yay!! Another present! Happy! :)


"Don't be so happy, see first what is it" he said to me.

"I don't care what's inside, as long as I got a gift I am more than happy! :)" I said and it's true. I don't mind having another chocolate again :)


I smiled widely upon opening my gift. No, it was not another set of Ferrero Rosher, it's the Armor Metal Hybrid Case for my 4s. Nice :) Fadzil certainly knew me quite well eh, kalau tak takkan dah standby hadiah awal2. Mesti dah boleh teka wife dia ni nak jugak mintak hadiah..ahahaha! :P


Thank you darling, you've certainly made my 4th January special again this year.
I truly appreciate it, love :)


Oh well, that's pretty much how my 4th January this year :)


Alhamdulillah, thank you Allah for making my heartbeat still beating till this very moment.
&
Thank you to each and everyone of you for your nice and kind wishes on 4th January via messages, FB, & Twitter...you guys are awesome! :)

xoxo,


p.s: love it now they asked me, "How young are you?" instead of "How old are you?" Hihi :)