Friday, September 04, 2009

September babies

My oldest buddy in the world, Irene, called to say her girls wanted to celebrate Sean's birthday in advance (we'll be in Bangkok on the real day). Irene and I go wayyyyy back (Primary 2), we have 2 kids born on the same year, 1997 and 2002, but in addition to the 2, she has 3 more, born 1999, 2004 and 2008 (gasp!). This wonderwoman is also a homeschooler and Montessori-trained teacher.

The boys and I had chanced upon Paradise Inn at Funan Centre (2nd floor) just a couple of days back, where the kong bak pao was soooo yummy. So instead of going to a regular coffee joint, I told her to meet me at Funan Centre. First, we bought a cake from Polar (I didn't like it, but Irene did, should have bought an ice-cream cake from Swensens.)



We weren't just celebrating Sean's 7th birthday. Sean shares the same birthday as Irene, 33 years apart :)

Happy birthday to you,
Happy birthday to you,
Happy birthday to Sean and Auntie Irene,
Happy birthday to you!



Group picture.



Excellent KongBakPaos...$3.20 with ice-cold-tea/coffee, $3.00 with hot tea/coffee (3-5pm) and $2.20 each on its own. In addition to that, we also had shrimp paste fried chicken *burp*.


Sean was being rascally all day and here he's asked an amused Elise to sit on him, and when Irene chastised Elise, he convinced her that it's okay, cos "even mummy has sat on me before!"...I'm rather insulted, what does he mean by "even mummy...!"?



After eating lots, we proceeded to Times bookshop where there was actually Coffee Club! We could have gotten better cakes there! Bookworms all in a row.


Our first-borns, born 3 days apart, Elise being older. They've been the same height all this while, with Elise slightly taller, but the past half year, Brian grew quite a bit. Brian's Math teacher reminded him today that his hair is too long :(


Well, my plans to take Brian back to Moscow during the September hols hit a snag, so we're off to Bangkok tomorrow till Thursday, and Sean will turn 7 in Thailand.

Happy hols all!

14 comments:

Tsu Lin + + said...

Wow.. how much Brian has grown! He's so much taller & slimmer now. Mummy hasn't been updating the blog that often, that's why!

Lilian said...

No blogging mojo lah...hopefully tomyam effect brings back the mojo :P

Actually, I think he got chubbier in the past few days, was even slimmer earlier.

Sean, on the other hand, is still a tiny little thing!

monlim said...

What happy times! Definitely something to remember, your friend Irene is amazing... 4 kids!! *thud*

Happy birthday to Sean! Hope you're all enjoying your socks off in BK :)

Lilian said...

Your *thud* will have to be *THUD* -- she has 5 kids, not 4!!

Having a great time here...off for lunch in a bit and to buy Sean's cake.

2-hour Thai massage last night at a very nice spa, for only 400 baht!! that's less than $20...life here is gooooood! Going again later.

monlim said...

5!!!!!!! My eyes stopped registering after 4...

breve1970 said...

Happy Holidays and Happy Birthday Belated, Sean!

Wa... you ultra cool... good to go for a holiday after the cramming and before exams:).

Lilian said...

Ann: It's not belated, today's the real day :)

Ya, need a break cos engine slowed down to a sputter after prelims. Might as well completely switch off the engine and restart...hopefully come back from holiday recharged and engine doesn't die completely!

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday to Sean!

Your friend, Irene, has 5 kids! So envy!!!

All my good friends from primary sch are male. Wonder why?

Chris

Lilian said...

Sean says Thanks Auntie Christine :)

I was from an all-girls school (Std 1 till Form 5)...but my friend Irene is the only one I am still in touch with from that school. The friends I keep in touch with more are from my Form 6 school, which is an all-boys' school (only mixed in Form 6).

breve1970 said...

Oops sorry regarding Sean's birthday. Yes... yes... good to recharge with a short break.

Enjoy!

Yours enviously...

Babypowder said...

Wah.. Brian is looking more and more like a hunk!! Wee-woo-weeeeeeeet!!

PS: Gevin saw the pics and went, "I see Lilian in him!!" Hee..

Lilian said...

Pffftttfff...far from hunk lah...must be my superb photo-taking skills! Must get tips from Handsome G on how to transform him into a hunk! How? hehe...

Babypowder said...

Find the right girlfriend lor.. hahahaha..

Lilian said...

Whaaaaa....?? Handsome G is hamsom because of you?? haha, like that also can take credit, you is goooood...