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Alexa Turned Two

My little girl, Alexa, has turned two (last month — another late post)! Time flies just like that! We also had welcomed our new bundle of joy, Luise, a few weeks back. Hello, sleepless nights!

Just like Alexa’s first birthday, we had another DIY party for her. But she had fun this time because her friends were there too! We did not have any games like other children’s parties (due to my poor hosting skills and space constraints), but we had lots of food, non-stop Barney videos, and kids running around, laughing, and screaming. It was such a fun chaos!

Now let me share with you my labor of love for Alexa for this year…

The cake.

It’s a funfetti white cake with rainbow petal buttercream frosting. I did enjoy doing the frosting. I got both the cake design and cake bunting printable from posts in Pinterest.

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The cupcakes.

They are rainbow cupcakes with cream cheese frosting and rainbow rice sprinkled on top, also from a post in Pinterest.

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May this year be as colorful as these cakes for our first princess.

Thanks for dropping by!

Alexa’s Mom

Ideas: Baby Shower

I know everyone’s excited for the weekend. Here I am at my work desk, doing what I enjoy most nowadays (you guessed it right — Pinteresting!), while patiently waiting for the clock to strike at 6pm then off I go.

In my previous post, I mentioned that we will be moving to our new house next month. It’s one of the exciting things that me and hubby are looking forward to, and we want to share that joy with our family and friends — by inviting them for a BBQ house warming party sometime this August.

Due to time and budget constraints, we thought of making it a house-warming-slash-baby-shower-slash-joint-birthday party (my and hubby’s birthdays are both in August). A storm of blessings that calls for a (4-in-1) BIG celebration!

I’m not an expert when it comes to BBQ-ing, but we have friends who can help us with that. All I need to do is prepare the marinated pork/chicken, fish, corn, and all else that are great when grilled. And maybe some cooked food as well. I can plan for that later.

What I am excited about is the dessert table which will be dedicated for our baby, Alexa. As usual, I have collected inspirations for baby shower decors in my Pinterest board, Baby Love:

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Love the table setup! Bright colours! Even the drinks match to the colour theme.

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Pinwheels! The décor was used in a wedding, but wouldn’t it be cute for a baby shower as well? Lovely prints!

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Another type of pinwheel which is just as gorgeous! The little pompoms, framed prints and the little round colourful confetti with the gender printed on it are also great ideas.

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If you want the guests to guess your little one’s gender (that is if you haven’t spilled it out yet!), you can use this for your “guess the gender, choose a colour” game. (Note: For tutorial of the DIY candy baby pacifier, click photo or here.)

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Of course, it’s “G is for GIRL” for me! Not much of a fan of cupcakes though, just love it when they are pretty and colourful. I will make those little banners with more colours and stick them on brownies and muffins.

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Isn’t this cake a cutie? Love the crib and the little sleeping baby in it!

My cousin in the US is giving birth to her first baby boy sometime end of July after being married for 6 years. I am so excited for her! Thank God for Facebook, we are able to share pregnancy stories with each other. She will be having her baby shower in mid July. Looking forward to seeing their photos!

My due date is exactly 3 months from today (28 September 2013). Soon entering the last trimester.

Oops, baby Alexa just poked on my tummy to say a “hi” to you all! 😉

Have a great weekend, guys!