Baby Caleb Full Moon

Four weeks have passed so quickly, and Caleb is now one month old.

According to Chinese custom, we celebrated the first month with some red hard boiled eggs.

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This time we just kept the occasion small, and had a simple meal at home.

We didn’t want to take up a restaurant like last time because: a) It’s hard to leave the house with 3 kids, and b) We don’t really want to have another ‘big’ event so soon and impose on others to come out during their hard-earned holidays.

I don’t know why but the term “full moon” makes me think of werewolves.

We ordered a home-made chocolate icing butter cake from Carrot Cut.

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My mother in-law made ang ku kuey from scratch. Here’s a couple of them lying on a banana leaf.

We had some left over, so later we fried them till they were crispy for an evening snack.

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The confinement auntie Mui cooked most of the food here. Some fried fu chuk (beancurd sheets), which are one of my favourite foods. Crunchy on the outside with a little bit of fish filling on the inside.

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Stir-fried vegetables dish.

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“Daddy I’m so hungry. See I’m all ready with my bib. Can I eat now?”

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But wait, there’s more. Fried mee hoon prepared by sister in-law Wai Cheng.

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Entering non halal section… there was braised pork.

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We had the vinegar porks feet. We didn’t actually use pig feet for this dish, I think it was mostly the thigh or something.

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Finally there was stewed chicken with rice wine.

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A wonderful feast, and I forgot about not eating meat.

Throughout our meal, baby Caleb spent most of the time sleeping in his crib, while the older kids and their cousins were happily playing outside.

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Thanks to all our family and friends for your gifts!

 

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