Monday, September 8, 2008

She's a Teenager

What d'ya know? My first-born little girl is officially a teenager, she turns 13 today. I can't help but recall all the excitment that surrounded us while we waited for her arrival. She is the first grandchild for both paternal and maternal sides. That naturally meant she is eagerly anticipated by both sets of grandparents, and both of us.

Being people who do not like to be unprepared, we chose to have an induced birth on 8 September 1995, it was a Friday. This day is also the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and Sister Ma at the Mt Alvernia Hospital told me that we had chosen a good day to have our baby. (Yes, we are Roman Catholics).

Most, if not all, mothers would agree that everything is pure anticipation for the first-timer. When my doctor told me that it was going to be a "long-haul" I wasn't quite sure what to make of his comment. It was then past 9.00 am and epidural had just started. It wasn't until 5.30 pm that we finally met her. And boy, did she look exactly like her daddy! (In fact, she still looks exactly like him!) I was told later by another mother, whom I met at the ante-natal class, that in Thai culture (she was from Thailand) they believe that if a little girl she looked like her father, then she would be really fortunate. With God's blessings, I'm sure she would be blessed with good fortune too.

Officially, I didn't bake her any cakes as she had requested for a chilled marshmellow cake. It had to be purple, no less. As I could not get any blueberries in time, I had to resort to using food colouring, as she had insisted as well. She cut the cake with 4 of her classmates, who came over on Saturday to complete some holiday projects. When a group of young girls get together, one can expect lots of giggling, chuckling and screaming. They happily ordered fast food by phone, while we were out. In all, I'm sure she had a really good time on Saturday.

We hosted a small get-together on Saturday night, as it was another friend's birthday. So we bought a chocolate cake to celebrate both their birthdays.


Passionate About Baking said...

Hi Yuri,
You finally did it! After all those stress and planning, you managed to do the cake for her as per her request. Well done! You're such a great mother to have! I'm sure your girl will appreciate your efforts!

Yuri said...

Hi J, i made that no bake cake on Friday night! then something was wrong with the marshmellow layer and the springform pan was too big (9 or 10-inch). So I had to make another layer. Luckily, all turned out ok :P

I'm sure you'll do the same for yr kids too!

Rei said...

Happy Bday to your girl! I'm sure she enjoyed herself. Coincidenctally, ds has the same bday as your girl! :D

Yuri said...

Hi Rei, happy bday to yr ah boy too! Yes, she did cos I asked her. It has been a continual celebration since last Thursday! She just called to find out if she could go to Island Creamery with her school friends!