We celebrated Shan Le's 4th birthday at his school on Thursday 14 October 2010. His birthday is on 18 October 2010 but we decided to do this little party earlier as he needs to attend speech therapy in the afternoon on his birthday.
We had a very close shave on Thursday and we almost missed the time the school allocated for parents to hold birthday parties. Well, we actually arrived at 1.20pm when we were supposed to start at 1pm. After 1.30pm, all the kids will start to leave. It was a hectic day really. Our driver, Samir, had to go for a minor operation and I had to drive down to Maadi with Irene to collect the cake and cookies. I was held back because of work and left late. Worse, I could not find find my way to Kum's Cake and spent about 15 minutes circling Maadi looking for the place and got muy bumper dented in the process :-(
The worst part is getting stuck for a good 10 minutes in Kasr El-Nil street in downtown Cairo. I should not have taken that road! But fortunately, the road cleared up and I managed to get to the nursery in time for the party. We rushed to place the cake and laying out the plates and serviettes while the teachers and helpers get the kids to sit down. We sang the birthday song for Le Le in both English and Arabic, blow the candles, cut the cakes and finishing them up all in 10 minutes!!!
The sad thing is that I lost the video clip I took with my Android phone....