Monday, August 25, 2008

Twelve Full Months

Time flies when you ain't counting.

A year has passed since my baby niece joined our small family. Within the short 12 months duration, I have seen her as an infant who lacks the strength to support herself but yet has a pair of immensely powerful lungs to scream for everyone's attention.

She then progressed to melt everyone's heart with that charming smile of hers. At times of anger, everyone would be on their feets scrambling to fulfil her needs. So, she's still the master of the family.

She soon learnt to prop herself on the bed by flipping on her stomach, probably to try to get a view from a different perspective...

As her curiosity grew, it was no longer satisfying to be carried around on her adventure trip around the house. Mustering all her strength, she was fast to use her hands and knees to support her body. Now, she might just be the fastest crawling baby in the entire estate!

Her chubbly feet has since been only a suckling alterntive to her fingers. "Maybe I could try to imitate how the others are using them to move around?" she thought to herself one day .... With the support from a nearby sofa or low table, she was quick to stand up and for the first time, we saw how tall she grew.

She is always fascinated with advertisements. Now that she's on her wobbly feet, her hip simply sways whenever a catchy tune is blaring from the television speaker. But for now, this can be tiring for her as she drops on her diaper support and scrambles away after the poor dog...

And a year later, we gathered together to celebrate her achievements so far. She was shy at first but soon, warmed to the crowd and began the proud display of all she has learned since.

Of course, a birthday party could not be complete without the glorious food! For baby Alicia, it's just strawberries and milk for now. :)


Finger Food - Nachos with Cheese Dip


Sweets for the toothsie...


Tempura Prawns - doesn't taste as good as it looks...

Siew Mai - I gobbled up four, have to leave some for the others....


Artistic view of the fried fish slices


Mixed vegetables


Fried Mee Hoon


Fried Rice - it's actually quite nice!


Longan Almond Jelly - The longan is fine, but the almond jelly can be better!



Cake #1 - Winnie the Pooh theme layered cake


Cake #1 - It is also layered on the inside. The chocolate sponge layer is really dense!


Cake #2 - Winner the Pooh Agar-Agar. Really nice and not too sweet!!!

3 comments:

Mike said...

any leftovers? I gave a $100 ang pao leh...

Duckburg said...

You sure you still want the leftovers after a week?

Tonight, I'm buying a cake for Bon Bon...it's her 9th year old birthday.

Mong said...

If you want, I ask Alicia to serve you with fresh "chocolate" cake!!! But you must finish it hor...