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Friday, January 25, 2013

Junior J's 4th: His dinosaur day


Yesterday was Junior J's birthday. We didn't have a party this time round, since he isn't close to the other kids here that are around his age. Instead, we just tried to make his day a little extra special. Since he loved dinosaurs so much, I decided it would be a dino-filled day for him!

I had wanted to make some dino-themed bentos for him for breakfast and lunch, like this one that I made previously. However, the boy woke up two hours before his usual wake up time (the first time it has happened ever!) and refused to go back to sleep, so I had to keep him occupied while I prepared breakfast. Thankfully I had managed to string up the birthday bunting (recycled from baby J's 1st birthday, but with dinosaurs added) before he woke up!

So in the end, breakfast was a simple cream cheese sandwich with a brachiosaurus cut out, and some rainbow sprinkles (I don't usually give the boy sprinkles, but I thought it won't hurt to use them once a year), along with some blueberries and grapes, plus his usual cup of milk.


Lunch prep was really rushed, so it was some pasta in chicken soup plus an omelette. I cut out a T-Rex using a cookie cutter and surrounded it with some veggies (for some reason it reminds me of those hidden pictures in those tests you take for colour-blindness?):


Then when he woke up he had his birthday muffins for tea (the dinosaurs for both the bunting and cake toppers were printed from here, and I baked these using this recipe, but added some cocoa powder since he loves chocolate):


And we ended off the day with dinner at an Italian place, Il Borgo, which had the yummiest fish soup and foccacia bread ever:


And the rest of the day? Well, he spent it pouring over dinosaur books...


... telling lots of dinosaur stories, and puzzling over a new dino puzzle that he received as a present!


I think he had a pretty good dino-filled day!

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16 comments:

  1. Looks like a great day! Happy birthday, Jude!

    Jus, loooooove your plate that's holding the birthday muffins!!

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    1. Thanks! :)

      And hee heee, I love that plate very much too! Its actually melamineware from Rice, a Danish brand.

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  2. happy birthday to jude! and i love the plate too! where did you get it from, Jus?

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    1. Thanks Jasmine! The plate's from Rice, a Danish brand. They have really pretty tableware and household products, but are pretty pricey! However, we managed to get the plates at a huge discount from an online store here. I think some department stores in SG also sell them!

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  3. Happy Birthday Junior J! Though it look like its a simple day celebrating it but we all know the effort mummy put in to prepare al those healthy & chocolicious food =) Love the birthday bunting~

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    1. Thanks Dinomama! :) The bunting was recycled, actually it was done by Junior J himself! :p

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  4. Happy Birthday to your boy! I am sure he had a wonderful day. And you are such a creative mom! :)

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    1. Thanks! And thank you for dropping by, so glad to find another Sg mum in Germany!

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    2. Just checking, did you receive my email? Hope I didn't get your email wrong. :)

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    3. Yes I did! Sorry for the delay, I have just replied to you! :)

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  5. How lovely! I'm sure Junior J had a great day with all his dinos! Happy birthday to him!

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    1. Thanks! And yes he did, with all his scaly friends!

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  6. Jus, did he really eat all that dino omelette + veg AND pasta? Wow!

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    1. Haha, I made him finish the omelette, since it was his protein portion for the meal (1 egg!). Peas he left a lil, and couldn't finish the pasta cos I accidentally cooked too much (was rushing like crazy!).

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  7. Happy 4th birthday Junior J! I believe he had fun and enjoyed his special day with the people closest to him.

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    1. Thanks Ing! So nice to see you back to blogging again!

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