To me, birthdays are special. That is why, even in a simple way, I celebrate birthdays. To the best daddy to my daughter, happiest birthday to you DH.
Happy Birthday to you.
I am proud to say that I am good at recycling. This birthday gift bag has been serving us for three years and still in wonderful shape. 🙂 I love the colors, too.
By the way, I found this writing from my darling daughter’s Writing Journal from First Grade when I was going through her school materials yesterday. So sweet.
My dad was in the marines. He is the best dad ever. He even trusted me to bike across to the third mailbox. I love him.
Birthday gift under the Christmas tree.
Birthday Party at Chuck E. Cheese.
Pretty Ladybug Birthday Party decor at cousin K’s 1st birthday party.
Cousin K is one year old.
Few weeks ago my darling daughter and I were invited to cousin K’s 1st birthday party at Play Street Museum in McKinney (TX). Oh how time flies so fast.
Enjoying the dessert while playing with new friends.
Pool, balloons, party
There are a lot of fun things going on this summer vacation. Besides swimming classes for darling daughter, birthday parties and special event invitations are keep coming in.
Yesterday, DD got invited to a birthday pool party. It was not a Luau Party. Just a typical kids pool party. Darling daughter enjoyed it very much. As you know, she likes swimming. My dear friends and I watched over the young ones because the pool was quite deep. That is why wearing a life preserver is very important even in a shallow pool. Age-appropriate and US Coast Guard approved life jackets should always be handy, and adult supervision is advised on young children.
Friends, happy kids, birthday party
As for the party, my dear friends and I had fun catching up while the kids were swimming in the pool. This is the very first time K and I went to a pool party. There were lots of food and we met new friends. It was awesome.
Bella’s birthday cake 🙂
1980s theme birthday party.
Filipino-American moms got together for a 1980s themed birthday party for our dear friend R four days ago. Most of us grew up in the 80s and 90s and when someone suggested the 80s theme birthday party, we all went nuts. LOL.
Anyway, it was a potluck party. Everyone brought special dishes for all to enjoy. Made some Chayote Cabbage with Pork Stir-Fry.
Pork frying with onion garlic.
Chayote and pork stir fry in a pot.
Chayote Squash and Pork Stir-Fry
I don’t cook that often at home. But when I do, I stay in my kitchen until the food is cooked and the place is cleaned.
1 lb. pork (for stir fry)
3 cloves garlic, crushed
1 small onion, chopped
1 tbsp. olive oil
2-3 pcs. chayote squash, peeled and cut into cubes (bite size)
1 beef bouillon cube
1 cup water
salt and pepper to taste
- In medium heat, saute garlic and onion until brown and soft.
- Add pork. Stir fry for about 5-8 minutes until pork is brown.
- Sprinkle a dash of salt and a dash of black pepper.
- Simmer for 5 minutes while cooking in it’s own sauce. Stirring while simmering.
- Add chayote squash, water, and the beef bouillon. Stir to blend and let simmer for 5-10 minutes or until the vegetables and meat are tender. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
- Serve hot with rice.
Pretty birthday cake.
The little ones playing the Cup Game. They had so much fun!
Everyone had a great time at the party, I think. Especially when we started the disco and karaoke in the evening.