It’s hard to believe that a year has passed and Ashley is now one year old! Looking at her, I just feel so amazed at how she was once so small and fragile, but is now actively crawling around the house and constantly demanding that people play with her or carry her. She has also progressed from her milk-only diet to eating biscuits, rice, bananas, papaya, fish and… um… ice cream (shhh… don’t tell the mum!!!). Not only that, her vocabulary has grown to an impressive 4 words – “mama”, “dada”, “that” and “cat”. Ok, maybe it’s three coz sometimes “that” sounds like “cat”.
Anyway, for this important milestone, Ashley was very blessed that her grandparents (i.e. my parents) flew all the way down from Malaysia just to celebrate her birthday with her. It was quite a sight to see 4 generations of my family having lunch together on Sunday. On Sunday evening, we finally brought Ashley for a swim after she had been “hinting” to us for the past few weeks. Following that, Zhiyi’s family, Zaccheus and parents and my family had dinner together at this Chinese restaurant called Pioneer Spring Restaurant at Mount Faber SAFRA and I must say, the food was really good!
But the real highlight of the night was really Ashley blowing the candles on her first birthday cake and getting her tiny fingers dirty with cake icing! Congratulations baby! We all love you! May you continue to bring tons of joy to our family and those around you with your cutie antics. 😀
The next few photos were taken the day before we celebrated her birthday (i.e. two days before the actual day) when we brought Ashley to Underwater World and Dolphin Lagoon at Sentosa. Ashley had the most fun dipping her hands into the “Touch Pool” at Underwater World although she was too short to reach the harmless fishes and sting rays swimming near the bottom.
The Raspberry Cheesecake at Secret Recipe Vivo City gets Ashley’s stamp of approval.
Mummy looking gorgeous despite constant lack of sleep and breastfeeding for a year!
Look, I can stand for a few seconds now!
Finally, if you’ve stopped by to read this entry, please leave some birthday wishes for Ashley. She promises to read them (and all other fan mail) in about 3 to 4 years time. 😛 Arigato!