Tuesday, December 31, 2013

the last day of 2013

it's kids' fun day at work today

lots of activities to keep little bb busy
both clowns were alot more enthusiastic than the ones from last year
and the magic bubble was (to me and little bb) the highlight of the day!

for me,
the best part was little bb helped me placed the scrap paper / documents-of-no-use
that i have been keeping aside for months into the recycle bin.

he did such a good job that he was solicited to become a part-time helper

and this was how we spent the morning of the last day of 2013

Monday, December 30, 2013

... at night

our cheeky boy....

no matter how cheeky you are during the day
no matter how frustrated i am during the day

when i see you fast asleep in bed
snuggled up in our blankets
looking ever so sweet
and sometimes a little smile
and sometimes murmuring
while you are sleeping
pulling the blankets for you when you have kicked them away
touching your little round face
smelling your hair
kissing your little toes
so tranquil
i feel blessed and lucky

christmas is staying for a few more days

back to my favorite place for a dose of christmas feeling before the new year comes

Saturday, December 28, 2013

who's birthday is it today?

it's somotu's birthday today!
but we both felt like it's little bb's birthday instead...

he even got a "first prize" at one of the game stands!

he has so much that he didn't want to leave...

back to our star of the day,
dearest somotu,
wishing you a great year ahead filled with love and laughter.

Friday, December 27, 2013

lots and lots of gingerbread man

we have been having lots and lots of gingerbread man during this festive season
it's one of my long time favourites
and a new found love of little bb.

decorating them is just as good as consuming them!

little bb got to do the decoration twice this year,
once at home
and once at school.

he was asked to bring edible decorations to school for baking and decorating the gingerbread man..
and these were what he brought home.
no sight of the edible decorations he brought to school *laugh*
and i wonder where do these decorations come from?!

these two were gone in no time.

and these are the ones he decorated all by himself at home
which he was very eager to show somotu
and to take pictures...

i think this is a pretty good shot by little bb!

....  and behind the scene the night before, 
the decorating of the gingerbread man:

i must say i am very impressed with his efforts.
not only was he taking this "job" very seriously,
he actually sat still for over half an hour doing the decoration...
which is kinda rare as he usually can hardly stay in one position for long!

while me and our helper were busy decorating our own,
little bb made this extra, a xmas pudding (i think it is)!
well done!

i only got to make two that night.
compared to the ones by little bb,
i think mine is too boring and bland...
i like his more


since several months ago,
little bb refuses to read books that are scary to him...
like the three little pigs,
the gingerbread man,
a bit lost...

he doesn't like stories with characters feeling lost, scared or eaten!

with all the gingerbread man he has been eating,
we have used it as an opportunity to tell him that
gingerbread man is for eating
so it's fine that it got eaten by the fox in the end...

every time we say this to him,
we see a grin on the little face
followed by a wicked look.

so, at least for now,
we got one story down...
a few more to go (or to help him overcome his "fear")

Thursday, December 26, 2013

boxing day

we asked him to choose one of his christmas presents to be opened today
and he chose the one from me....
a lego set with a book
from the look on his face,
i know he was hoping it would be a car or something that is mobile...
sorry little bb,
you have too many cars already

after days of playing and playing,
little bb is down with a fever tonight...

get well soon my dear,
you have been looking forward to your daddy's upcoming birthday
you need to get well for the big day!