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July Birthdays, Cymplified!

July birthdays this year are sentimental for me. The idea of celebrations excite me, yet knowing that two of my children will be older, tugs at my heart.


The eve of my eldest’s birthday, I strung and stuck these words on the wall to surprise her when she wakes up.

I made them with an electronic cutting machine!

july birthday streamer

Here’s the dainty girly cake we bought from Red Ribbon Bakeshop. It’s our go-to cake shop.

july birthday cake for ella

Then we celebrated during the weekend at KidzCity. We bought vouchers online from MetroDeal.

july birthday at kidz city

The girls were hungry after playing. The boy didn’t want to stop, though. Still, we had early dinner at Ramen Nagi. Hubby ordered seaweed-flavored Nagi Chips while waiting. They were crunchy and has a mild seaweed flavor. I liked that it was not salty.


This is my order, a half size of the Original King ramen with sides of pork, mayo and soy sauce on rice; bean sprouts, potato salad and crispy noodles.

july birthday dinner at ramen nagi

We ordered two of these to share among four of us. Hubby had the Red King for himself.

After eating, Caleb went back to KidzCity while the girls and I browsed the toys at Toy Kingdom. We walked away with toys for each of the kids.

*Sighs* Three years and then I will have a teen at home.

I wrote a short poem about Ten.

poem: ten


More than a week later, it was the boy’s turn. We spent it at a store that sells his favorite toy: LEGO!


I hope he had fun!

one of the july birthdays is caleb's
birthday boy & birthday cake | spelled out his name using LEGO
Two birthdays in a month is fun because twice the cake, twice the toy shopping! 

And probably book shopping since my eldest got hooked on Dork Diaries, and my boy started reading Diary of a Wimpy Kid. I get to sneak in my own book shopping too. Yay! 

Tell me, how do you celebrate your birthday or your kid’s?

For us, it’s:

  • A fun activity, a family day out
  • Buying a preferred toy
  • Singing the birthday song, candle blowing, cake eating