Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Joel's Full Month Celebration

Joel has turned 1 month old yesterday but we celebrated his full month on Sunday together with our family members and close friends.

Early in the morning, my CL (confinement lady) who we called Auntie, made Red Egg. Red Egg (红鸡蛋) signifies longevity and happiness in Chinese custom. Auntie had made 50 red eggs that morning to serve our guests that attend Joel's full month shower party.

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Then, she bathed Joel & cut Joel's hair... :)

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The celebration was held at my cousin's place. We rented a function hall at her condo.

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Special thanks to my in laws for preparing the vegetarian food, to my cousins for helping us out with the place, to Ngiam for taking such a nice photos, to Rei for making Joel's cake and lastly, to all of our friends & relatives for their wonderful gifts & blessings....

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Family portrait taken by Ngiam... :)

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Rei's Cake... YUMMY!!!

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We will also like to say thank you to our confinement lady, for taking care of me and baby Joel... :) Tomorrow will be her last day and she was busy cleaning up the my place. She was suppose to leave today however, she stayed for another to help out. I'm so touched. Thanks Auntie. Both Joel and I will surely miss you very very much.

10 comments:

Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

Thank you for sharing your customs with us! I had never heard of a confinement lady. I know she would have been a great help to me! I had heard of red eggs before, but didn't understand their significance. Congratulations again on your beautiful baby boy!

Yee said...

Congratulation!
Happy reading your blog. Although I cant be there to share the joy, but I feel the same joy far away here :)

Knotty Bicsie said...

It sure was a PARTY!!! Definitely saw more people than I thought! & yes, there're lotsa kids indeed! Congrats once again! I guess before we know it, we'll be attending Joel's 1st birthday!!! :D

Jullie Teo said...

Hi all, thanks... :)

Betsy, yes! A lot of ppl! I oso never expect so many people to come... =P

Rei said...

Glad that the cake was well received. Thanks for giving me the opportunity to bake the cake. :D

Jullie Teo said...

Hi Rei,

Yes, it is nice... :) Thanks again...

Jackie said...

Hi Julie,

gong xi gong xi on Joel's 1st month, before u know, it will be his 1 yr BD party liao.

TattingChic said...

That baby is just adorable! What a sweet family! A family is a precious thing; not to be taken for granted. What a lovely celebration! They do not do a 1 month celebration here in Southern California, but the birthday parties around here; Watch OUT! LOL! They are over the top! (and I mean OVER the TOP!)

Shandi said...

Congratulations! What a nice family you have. Joel is adorable. I have 3 girls, 8, 6 & 2 and I'm a full time mom. It's fun and frustrating all at once!

Jullie Teo said...

Hi Shandi,

Thanks... :) Yes... Being a full time mom is not easy and it's quite stressful at time too... By the way, nice cakes! I like to bake but not really good at it... :(