Friday, May 12, 2017

Happy Happy Birthday Weekend! σ(≧ε≦o)

May has always been my favourite month of the year what with so many birthday celebrations this month... including mine, of course (*^▽^*)

We've been to Sentosa sooooo many times, but this weekend will be the first time we are going to have a family staycation there!! As always, Lil Pumpkin wanted to go to Universal Studios for her birthday {if we aren't traveling during this period we'd usually bring her too} so I had a look at the Resorts World Sentosa {RWS} staycation packages and decided to book one for the weekend as a surprise gift for the boy and her! ♥ And yup, we'll be staying there for 3D2N and be going not just to one theme park.. but to THREE - USS, Adventure Cove AND Sea Aquarium!!! Woohoo!!!

It' a long awaited rest-and-relax time with the family as we haven't gone for any holiday overseas or staycations this year yet... considering that we used to travel at least once a month, even for short weekend trips, this has been quite a record! But oh well.. we've really been busy juggling our new work, school and extra-curricular activities for the year so this break is long-awaited and very welcome.

Lil Pumpkin will be celebrating her birthday today, and on Sunday will be the boy's special 40th birthday!!! Woot woot!!! What a milestone! 

I really wanted to do something extra meaningful for him, so I gathered some of our friends and families to wish him happy birthday and printed giant posters of the messages to put up on our wall, and encourage him for the future as a reminder that he is loved and respected not just by his immediate family, but by everyone he meets too. There's a positive and inspiring glow within him that touches people.. and the most wondrous thing is, he doesn't even realise it. And I really wanted him to know it.

It was a pretty impromptu idea because it took me a long time to figure out what to give something to a man who seems to have it all.. I only started on this project last week {!!!} so I'm very grateful to those that answered my last-minute request & took the effort to think through and write personal and meaningful birthday wishes to him. Thank you.

As I read through all the wonderful messages that poured in, it made my heart swell with pride and eyes tear with joy. Not meaning to brag or whatever, but honestly, my dear husband is such a well-liked guy that has motivated many others through his kind heart, hard work and humbleness. He is not a man of many words, but his actions speak louder than anything he can ever say and truly, I can safely assure you that if you ever meet him outside, he is the same honest, caring, loving and thoughtful man at home too.

I am so proud to call him my husband, and so blessed to have him take care of me and be a father to Lil Pumpkin.

Happy 8th birthday to our darling daughter, and happy 40th birthday to my dear Poogeo! 
IT'S CELEBRATION TIME!!! (ノ^ヮ^)ノ*:・゚✧

P.S. It's my dad's birthday this Sunday too!! Yup, he and hubs share the same birthday!!

P.P.S. I gave hubby his gift yesterday as I didn't want to lug the huge posters all the way to Sentosa haha.. the boy was truly surprised, touched and adored them too. Mission accomplished ♥

P.P.P.S. These family photos are the recent ones taken by Alwyn at Gardens by the Bay {East}. Check out the rest of the collection here. We love them!


Mummy Kless said...

I LOVE staycations on Sentosa - You guys are gonna have so much fun!! :)

Love that gift idea - way better than any practical gifts, in my opinion. And so meaningful and heartfelt too! Happy birthday to the wonderful people in your life! =)

SengkangBabies said...

Happy Birthdaysssss :)
Hope you guys enjoy your staycation and celebrations in Sentosa.

No need to go far, as long as our family is close to us :)

cheers, Andy

An Apel a Day said...

All 3 this month - Happy Birthday to all of you! It looks like a great, fun time for a Staycation. I can see why May is so wonderful for your family.

Next week Isaak turns 9.

Debs G said...

What a lovely gift! Did you get the posters framed too?

Theresa Mahoney said...

Happiest birthdays to everyone! Our birthday month is December, which is so hectic falling right around Christmas! I think the posters were a really amazing and heartfelt gift. I bet he truly loved receiving them!

My Cyber Shop said...

I love May too! It's my birthday too and it's every mother's 'birthday' and we get lotsa love from everyone including our kids!

Shub said...

Sounds like a full of fun month! Sentosa Staycay is one of the best.

Unknown said...

I love the giant poster with message idea. I might steal the idea for when my husband turns 40. Hehehe.. Enjoy your staycation and happy birthmonth to all of you!

Michelle at The Chill Mom

Pooja Kawatra said...

Lovely giant posters and beautiful wordings.Surely it would be a wonderful feel reading it everyday.

Adele Chow said...

Nice lifestyle picture and from time to time a vacation does help to perk up and definately a good bonding.

Geraldine Guo said...

May looks like a great month of celebration for you! There's 2 public holidays too! Enjoy your staycation with your family Ai! Happy birthday!

Unknown said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAYS! Thanks for sharing the birthday ideas and how special it is. In our busy-ness, we need to make time, stop and appreciate the life of the people that truly matters to us....what more than our spouse, kids and family.Love the whole poster thing. Wonderful!

Stacy said...

Happy birthday to all!

Tyson Harold said...

belated happy birthday.