Saturday, June 16, 2012 | By: Wa@Wawek@Siti ;)

Happy birthday, Aariz!

Aariz is one!

Too quick! 
He was born on June 16th at 7.36pm. So, around this time last year, Mr.Hubby, Aariz and I were probably still in the birth suite. Aariz was probably just finished his feed and being cuddled by Mr.Hubby and me getting all stitched up. Feels like it was ages ago and yet I still remember everything like it was yesterday.

Today, we did not have a big birthday party or anything like that. We didn't even planned anything. I personally wasn't so sure if anyone would come anyways. Huhuhu... Yesterday, Mr.Hubby and I prayed our evening prayers together and read the Yassin and some Tahlil/Doa Selamat (Quran citations and prayers); Thanking God for Aariz, his health and everything for the past year and for the years to come. Alhamdulillah, InsyaAllah, Ameen. I made some Pulut Kuning with some boiled quail eggs this morning and Mr.Hubby cooked some beef curry. It has always been a tradition of our family to cook the yellow glutinous rice for special occasions. My late Grandmother would always make it for our birthdays and other celebrations. I didn't bake a cake today. It's just me and Mr.Hubby. Chocolate eclairs tomorrow? Maybe. ;-) We didn't do much today apart from going to the market to get some meat.
2-tier yellow glutinous rice with boiled quail eggs. :-)
One hand...
Two hands...
Hhmmmm... ;-)
Linda gave Aariz an early birthday present yesterday. And this afternoon, Helen, Linda's sister came by and gave her present for Aariz. They both are such lovely people!
Playing with Linda's gift.
Present from Helen...
I rolled the doggie over so he can have a sleep, Mama... ;-)
CikYan texted and called. Thank you for the birthday wish! Our dear friend, Jannah also texted and wished Aariz a happy birthday. Oh, thank you for the wish on Facebook CikLimah!
It's been a month now since Aariz started to walk. And he is walking everywhere, all the time! The only time his not moving about is when his asleep. Well, he does roll over and spin around while his sleeps sometimes. Heh...

Happy birthday, Aariz!

Friday, June 8, 2012 | By: Wa@Wawek@Siti ;)

Chocolate Éclairs

Masterchef Australia 2012's Afternoon Tea Challenge in Tasmania.
The above prompted me to try and make Chocolate Éclairs myself. 
Oh and it's winter - comfort food time! Hehehe!
I have been looking for them and even tried one from a bakery near our place few weeks ago. I'm not really sure how a really good Chocolate Éclairs should taste like but hey, pastry + cream + chocolate?! Anytime, anywhere. Hihihi...
Mr.Hubby and Aariz was having their afternoon nap so thought I'd have a go at a recipe I found online few days ago. It's from this webpage.
Below are the photos of my creation. ;-)

I know..they don't really look like the ones at the shops, etc. They're a bit 'rustic'?! Hihi..
Overall, I think I've pulled it off quite well. ;-)
As usual, Mr.Hubby gave a tick of approval for my effort today. So, OK lah... ;-)