It's Alexus first birthday today. Strange there's no big party but good thing we are not in the Philippines anymore. If I'm still there, I would have gone crazy by now, planning for the big party as early as 6 months and being Obsessive-Compulsive until the big day. We had a simple party, I made Spaghetti Carbonara, BBQ and baked chocolate raisin cupcakes for dessert. I bought a birthday cake because my first attempt in baking a big cake was a failure. We have invited our neighbor Lex ninong and ninang - Randy and Gina and the kids plus Wei - Lito's officemate, another ninang. Our guests brought cakes too, that's why Lex had 3 cakes and needed the help of his brothers in blowing the candles. Lex looked more handsome in Kyle's never-worn polo and enjoyed his gifts too - Nike Shox and Puma shoes.