Monday, January 26, 2009

It's Gabby's 7th Birthday!

I got supercalifragilisticexpialidocious-ly busy last weekend until today! Wonderfully busy, that is!

It’s Gabby’s 7th birthday yesterday, January 25. We really wanted to celebrate it in Jollibee or McDonalds but our finances didn’t let us so we had to celebrate at home.

We went to Divisoria last Saturday to buy give-aways and to the grocery to buy the ingredients for the food the following day. It was very tiring!

Come Sunday, I went again to the grocery to buy the items we lack. The first grocery we went to on Saturday was, I think, about to close down their business so there were few items on the shelves. I also dropped by Goldilocks to get the cake we ordered.

Pre-birthday celebration pose: Gabby at 7, Sunday at 5

Cooking the food all by myself is also tiring but I enjoyed it!
When the guests came and were served, I had to sneak out and go to a client’s office to pick up the files they left at the lobby guard. I remembered I have to get them so I can finish their design requirements! (My memory served me right yesterday! Odd!)


Gabby doing the now-getting-famous Coke sign

"Whose birthday is it really?" :)
And today, I did mini-pizzas and hotdog-on-sticks for Gabby’s classmates, upon his request. I noticed that when birthday celebrants treat them with spaghetti, almost all of them have left-over. So I opted for finger foods. And it was a success! Almost all of them asked for seconds and thirds. :)They also liked his give-away: a whistle with a balloon on the end. The whistle blows when the kids release the air from the balloon.

From the classroom...





to the playground, the kids enjoyed their toy!
I am really dead tired today. But seeing the happy faces who ate the food and the pot of pasta sauce with only the small bits of ground pork left, saying goodbye to guests with take-home food (which can mean they want the food you made), the happy faces of Gabby’s classmates while playing with their new simple toy, overhearing Gabby’s classmate tell her mommy, “ Mommy, it should have been the food on my birthday!”---takes out all the tiredness away. All the effort was well worth it. :)

Happy 7th Birthday, Gabby! I love you so much! May God bless you always!

20 comments:

Mom of Four said...

Happy Birthday Gabby! Wow, gusto ko ng BBQ, at ang cake ang sarap, chocolate...Yummm...Ang walang kakupas kupas na hotdog na may marshmallow, spaghetti mania..

Hope you have more birthdays to come, next time, invite mo Tita Liza ha...

Ria said...

Happy Birthday!!! It's great to see happy faces!

Umma said...

Happy Birthday Gabby...I missed the bbq too..Wow.. galing mo palang magluto Mommy.. paki share naman ng recipe mo sa spaghetti hahaha..

Babette @ One at a Time said...

Happy birthday to Gabby! Looks like everyone had a lot of fun. Great job preparing for the party, I know how much work it entails. :o) Btw, thanks for the link, I've added ur link too. I'll see you around.

jojigirl said...

Super mo talaga, Mommy Beth. You deserve a kiss from Gabby, and from duhling hubby? Where is he? I missed him in the photos? ",)

BongFlo said...

now that looks like a happy bunch! ang swerte mo beth for a having a son like gabby, but i think mas maswerte si gabby for having a mom like you. bless you for being a supermom. akalain mo, pagkatapos magluto eh tumakbo pa ng opisina para kumuha ng trabaho. WOW! your family must truly be blessed! btw, am okay lang, bisita lang ako dito ngayon, timing may party pa! keep it up supermom! ciao!

Nanaybelen said...

Happy Birthday Gabby! Everybody is happy. that reminds me when my kids were still young.

mothercares said...

Heres my wiches for Gabby's Birthday:
more birthdays to come
good health
good grades
good boy

May God Bless you Gabby!

Joops said...

Happy Birthday Gabby! May God bless you good health and wisdom!

misty said...

Happy Birthday, sayang di kami nakapunta hehehe...

I have an award for you Mom Beth!

amiable amy said...

Happy Birthday Gabby....may you grow up healthy, intelligent and loving to your mom and dad. I love the pictures Beth... i miss my pupils now, they are this same ages.

purpleworm said...

Beth, Belated Happy Birthday to your son Gabby! He looks adorable, so is your daughter. Keep it up mommy Beth. =)

Madz said...

Uy late na ako.. sorry.. BELATED HAPPY BIRTHDAY Gabby, you really enjoyed your party huh! and thanks to mommy for all the foods, preps... wow na miss ko BBQ pahingi....hehehhe

Jade said...

Happy Bithday to your Gabby! I think it's more fun to celebrate it at home:)

It looks fun to have kids - sana ako rin soon.

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Enchie said...

Happy birthday to your little boy!!! Finger-food is a great idea :)

Dee said...

Happy Birthday Gabby! Looks like they had so much fun. And congratulations to you Beth for making his birthday such a success. They looked so happy!

PinayWAHM said...

Naku as I like to say....huli man daw at magaling huli pa din.....obvious ba na lagi akong huli sa balita?

Anyway, a happy belated birthday to your young man! Looks like Mommy did good....ubos ang handa at nag enjoy sa toy. That's all that counts, di ba? Kahit super tired tayo as long as our little ones are happy, forget na yung pagod...

Juliana

Evan's Mom said...

Looks like a success party to me, congrats mommy, you're right those happy faces are worth all efforts! And happy birthday to Gabby, God bless the happy boy :)

niko said...

happy birthday gabby!! pogi ni gabby mommy beth ha, its in the genes!!!! :)

sarap ng food.. gusto ko tikman bbq mo dear!! :) naglalaway tuloy ako ngayon hahah.

nakakatuwa talaga pag napasaya ang mga bata noh? am planning na sa 2nd bday ni yena all the neighborhood kids kasama na para the more the merrier tlga!! :) kasi kahit anu lang mareceive nila prang heaven na feeling nila. nakakamelt ng puso sobra.

o sya on the next party naman tayo dear! hahaha. back to work na ako hihihi

SearchingWellness said...

Hello Gabby, happy birthday! :)