Thursday, December 31, 2015

happy little bb



have been extremely busy with my new job...
wasn't even able to take days off during my favorite season .....

i felt bad for not being able to spend as much as i would like with little bb...

it's at times like these that i am very thankful to friends who helped out...
many many thanks for auntie eva for taking little bb out to watch his second movie...
snoopy!

i received this picture while at work....
what a happy face!

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

little scientists

little bb and his friends went to a science camp during their christmas break...

glow in the dark balls
floating bubbles
making snow
optic fibre xmas tree ....

they surely have loads of fun
and
they all look very cute in their lab coats and goggles









this reminded me of the time when i was a teenager....
my mom would get me different lab kits and experiment sets whenever she came back from the States...
i would then locked myself up in the room, skipping dinners and family functions
to test and experiment....
those were the good old days!

a card from santa!



.....  surprise!
(p.s. thank you hk post office *smile*)

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

mall hopping for christmas



we didn't get to do a lot of mall hopping for christmas decorations this year....
of the very few we went to,
this is the cutest and fanciest one....


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Monday, December 28, 2015

happy birthday somotu!





and so, i planned to present somotu with his birthday present a different way this year....
this year, it would take some effort on his end to get it.

days before, i hid the present in one of our cupboards...
then i told little bb about the plan
and how he needed to help by drawing a "treasure map" for daddy to find his present...

he did a pretty good job with the map

but then the problem came.

it turned out he couldn't keep secrets!!!

the night before somotu's birthday,
he was all giggly...  trying his very best not to let out the secret....

as i returned to the bedroom from the kitchen
i heard lots of giggling and laughs...
though he kept saying he didn't
from somotu's look,
i knew he did....
anyway, i reminded him he really need to keep his mouth shut!  otherwise, it would ruin the fun!

the birthday night came....
we went back home from dinner
and did the birthday cake....

then the important moment came....
i asked little bb to present the birthday card which has the treasure map enclosed....

somotu unfold the map..............
while he was trying to figure out what that was,
little bb grab his hand...
and before i could stop him,
he said
"come daddy, let me show you the hiding place!"

and that's the end of the secret.........................
*laugh*



Sunday, December 27, 2015

the purple cow






have been taking little bb to the kids festival since he was three...
this is our first time to the purple cow....
it was much smaller but yet we got to watch the show up close...
the best part was the falling snow with the kids joining the performers towards the end....

the battle





one of the christmas mornings....
we decided to put up a scene for the battle between the good and the bad....


Saturday, December 26, 2015

his most anticipated day in the year.... boxing day!




little bb has been anxiously waiting for boxing day to come
since... hmm... probably november when we started reading xmas books...

he would keep asking me how many more days
and have a disappointed face on his face when he heard double digit number of days.

so imagine when he finally received his christmas presents from the grandparents and friends....
how hard it was to resist the temptation with all the presents lying around....

the night before boxing day,
the last words he muttered before falling asleep was
"i can open my presents tomorrow!"

that morning,
he woke up very early.....
jumped right out of bed....
woke us up and asked if he could open his presents and whether santa has dropped by.....


Friday, December 25, 2015

our babies


christmas afternoon






one of my favorite christmas activities...
christmas afternoon with my beloved ones at our favorite hotel
with warm and festive christmas carol...

little bb had his iced chocolate
i had my scones with strawberry jam
somotu had his...... hmmmm actually probably nothing
cuz he doesn't really fancy western food *giggle*


santa's been here!


Thursday, December 24, 2015

if you've been good, santa won't do you wrong!




finally!
finally, it's christmas eve!
it's been a loonnnngggg wait (for little bb)

before his bedtime,
he carefully placed the gingerbread man cookies he made and a cup of milk 
next to the christmas tree....

yes santa, he has been a good boy *smile*
have you read this letter and this letter from him?


~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~


an update...
santa did come later that night!

he ate the head of the gingerbread man
and half of the candy cane!

look at the presents under the tree!

le petite prince again



hope you can remember this.............


love love love this version of our petite prince...
so delicate yet so real


our little baker

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he loves baking.....
the other morning, he asked if he could make some gingerbread cookies again...
sure!

he loves measuring, mixing, rolling, cutting.... then decorating them....
(and i wish he could be as focused when doing his homework *laugh*)


da-ta!
his batch of cookies!!



and i just love his "chocolate bar" 
which he made a lot of effort to shape and make lines to resemble real chocolate bars.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

part-time helper





our helper went back home for her son's wedding over the christmas break
everyone left in the house has to chip in to help out....
so does little bb
he helped with preparing his own meal
washing the dishes
mopping the floor
making his own bed
taking down the dried clean clothes

seeing him so diligent and enthusiastic
we decided to use this opportunity to teach him about saving...
from the christmas break onwards,
he can earn two bucks for every task he volunteered and completed....

we got him a piggy bank to save his "hard earned" money
he was one happy little bb with his bank and things he could get when he saves enough
*smile*



christmas on the wall



re-used the frames i crocheted last christmas....
replaced last year's script with different drawings and scripts...
loving the "golden" touch of the metallic pen



Tuesday, December 22, 2015

nothing but avengers





the day has finally come when little bb is all about avengers and nothing else.....
those who know me would definitely know it is nothing close what i fancy...
just talking about the colors themselves,
i am a quite a monotone person.... white, grey, black.....
bright red, blue, yellow are not my cup of tea....
all i could say is at least i have had almost five years of *peace of mind*
*laugh*

Monday, December 21, 2015