Thursday, September 29, 2016

batman doesn't sleep at night

trying to get batman to go to sleep at bedtime is close to impossible.... 

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

inside the fitting room

a few weeks ago,
we went shopping for little bb's wardrobe....

our target was a short sleeve polo shirt

yes, because he doesn't actually have any short sleeve tops with collar...

because i, the one who is paying, don't like short sleeve tops with collar

little bb likes short sleeves and short pants........

the other day,
there was a student photo taking session at school and kids are supposed to dress smart-casual.

without hesitation, i put out a very nice (i think it's very nice) long sleeve shirt for him.
yes it's summer, so i rolled up the sleeves for him.

but oh boy,
he had a big reaction and we had a "very serious and loud" conversation....

he didn't want to wear long sleeves even when the sleeves were rolled up
i didn't want him to look too casual in the photo.

in the end, he did wear the long sleeve shirt
though he came home that night,
complaining about how the sleeves kept falling down and 
claimed that no one else was wearing long sleeves.

i know it's very silly to "argue" about such a thing
i told him we would shop for a short sleeve top with collar ...
which means a polo shirt...

we went to the shop and found no polo shirt that we liked....
actually there weren't too many summer clothes on display as season is about to change...

spotting some little boys posing handsomely in the posters with checkered shirts and jean jacket...
we managed to persuade him to change his mind...  *hahahaha*

and for the first time,
he requested to "try on the clothes in the fitting room"

and so this is what it was like inside the fitting room
together with bbb....

little bb enjoyed the experience so much that he didn't want to leave the fitting room!


Monday, September 26, 2016


for the past month,
work hasn't stopped when i stepped out of the office...

it has been following me all the way back home
and it doesn't shy away on weekends either....

i am very dizzy... beyond tired...

while i deal with all of this at home....
i am on demand for my other job...
a much more important job that really goes 24/7

p.s.  placing the little mirror i made for another yet-to-be-completed sewing project
in front of bbb is a good trick to keep him entertained while i work...

Sunday, September 25, 2016

i am ready!

turning 6  months old...
a big milestone awaiting!

starting solid!

after the regular 6-month-old checkup,
we went shopping for the eating utensils...
came across this really neat silicon placemat + plate and a feeding spoon in the nicest shade of blue

the very first spoon of baby cereal!


we love it!

p.s. the baby sheep bib made for little bb almost 5 years ago...
still around *laugh*

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Friday, September 23, 2016

have you checked your mail today?

work has been crazy
and hours have been long
ever since i returned to work after maternity leave...

to make up for having less time for little bb on the weekdays,
i started writing little notes, letters to him every night...
they are placed randomly in the house
but easy for him to find (*smile*)

i really hope things would get back to normal soon at work....

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Monday, September 19, 2016

The latest craze

the trading card game....

star wars...

i read an article today
and it was about 6 neat things to have sons (instead of daughters)

one of the them goes something like this:
"you get to see, do, play things you didn't get to in your childhood."

and this is about 90% true...

the other 10% was
i did like building models, i did like star wars (i made my brother pretend to be darth vader while we play with our light saber)...


Friday, September 16, 2016

off duty

even superheroes like captain america
do get time off from their duties every now and then

captain america is enjoying a picnic 
though all by himself...
because all the others are still on duty...

Monday, September 12, 2016

little things to brighten up my day

the other day
right at lunch time,
i had this strong urge to drop some money to vent my frustration at work.....

as usual,
i didn't have much time to go out for lunch because the amount of work piling up...

so i walked around the neighborhood and 
found myself at one of my favorite kiddy shops....

i met my goal....

a set of pencils with beautiful floral prints...

satisfied and happy,
i returned to work...

seeing my colleague equally frustrated...
i gave one to her...

big (bitter) smiles on our faces

Sunday, September 11, 2016

may the force be with you....

A video posted by @aileenmotu on

... my young jedi

“Truly wonderful the mind of a child is.”

quote from yoda

"Waiting for you to conquer, the future is.  Herh herh herh."
~~~ the yoda-speak-generator ~~~

and guess what??!!!

there is even a wookie translator!

uughghhhgh aaahnruh!!!!!!

Saturday, September 10, 2016

you can only laugh about it.....

when you have a silly big brother
who is trying to eat a car

Friday, September 9, 2016

our 1st graders!

couple week ago, 
we held a back to school party....

we knew each other since pre-nursey
they are going to be 1st graders!

the scene of the little ducklings being coaxed to their classroom
while the mommies waited anxiously in the classroom next door
is still so vivid.....

some ducklings cried
some duckling didn't really know what was happening

some mommies cried
some mommies kept peeking....


fast forward

they are now little young fellows


ready to take a step forward to conquer the world!

Thursday, September 8, 2016

moments.... memories

i'm so behind in this space...
have been incredibly busy with work and home....
this morning,
got some photos taken by another mommy...
which totally brightens up my, otherwise not-so-great, day....

how sweet to see little hands holding little hands