Ethan is 12!

Time flies. My first born turned 12 yesterday. I remember his every birthdays like it was just yesterday.

12 years with him yet I still can’t get it right at times. Parenting is hard. I never know if the decision we make is correct or not yet we still have to do it. It is a journey of trials and errors but I am glad together, we are usually able to overcome the obstacles blocking our way. 

He has been a fairly good child. He is very independent when it comes to his studies and for that I am extremely thankful.

Emotionally, he is quite reserved. I wish he can be more expressive sometimes but I guess that’s just how he is.

He’ll be a teenager next year. I pray that I’ll be given the patience and strength to deal with teenage angst. 

Dear Ethan,

Thank you for giving me the chance to be a mother; to be your mother. Our first born, you are the first to melt our hearts and fill our home with joy. I never understood my parent’s pride, joy and worries until I got you. I hope you’ll grow well and be someone you can take pride in. Mummy and Daddy love you, very much. 

Here’s a collection of Ethan’s birthdays over the years..













Little bro Ayden made an ice-cream cake for Ethan’s 12th Birthday.

Watch this video to see how to make an ice-cream cake using only 3 ingredients:

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    Yes, teenager next year, very soon, will have girlfriend already lor, no time for mummy dear lor! LOL!!! Happy birthday, Ethan! Aiyor…that Ayden in the baby chair so cute!!!

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    I like the 5th birthday cake.

    Happy belated birthday.

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    wah, time really flies! happy birthday Ethan!

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    Happy Birthday Ethan!

    He has grown up well and handsome with all your good parenting.

    I know it is not easy but you have been a very smart mother. Most of my wife’s relatives are struggling with their kids’ bad behaviours and poor grades at school. Should send the parents to learn from you.

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    Happy birthday Ethan! Enjoy life!

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