Saturday, June 17, 2017

for daddy

i must admit i am a bit jealous
because it seems little bb is more into father's day than mother's day

when i came home from work one night
he was already asleep
and i found a father's day card he made for daddy
(yes, i also got one he made but he made it when daddy asked him;
where as this card, he made it on his own)

and then today,
he made these cookies for daddy

he took extra care with shaping them
and a few of the hearts were super thick too!

and then i said to myself
it's ok
it's not really because he loves daddy more
it's because daddy is not as thoughtful as mami
(mami is always the one who comes up with ideas and things to do,
that's where little bb got all the ideas!)

Friday, June 9, 2017

pokemon everywhere

little bb's evolution:
sesame street elmo & friends
thomas & friends
mcqueen & friends
avengers (the gang / friends)
pj masks (the friends)

the latest frenzy

pokemon & friends

it's scary
because it's everywhere
and it's with every single kid around us
the boys and even girls

he used to write "i love you mommy" notes
it's all about pokemon

he used my IG account to write something (which of course was not published)

he wrote about pokemon not me in the mother's day note at school

and note how he "wisely" use future tense of all the things that i have yet to do!
and yes, the only thing i have done was to how him how to draw pokemon

grandapa is the only person who could be talked into getting him the pokemon cards

Thursday, June 8, 2017

"bau bau"

the one thing with this little one
which is very different from his big brother is that
he loves to eat

he points at your food
you need to feed him
you will have to deal with the mini-tantrums (i.e. screaming)


he is so sensitive
that even the sound of a plastic food
will make him turn around
demanding for food

compared to big brother
at this age
he has tried more food and fruits
even quinoa and chia seeds

fingers crossed
hope it will stay this way

any parent will understand the frustration 
when the child doesn't really fancy eating

when he sees bread
he says "bau bau"
with the second "bau" higher than the first

considering when he can't say "mama" to me yet

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

weekend detox ritual

chia seeds


Monday, June 5, 2017

our very first scrabble game

it used to be one of my favorite board games when i was little....
and we finally got our first set of scrabble for little bb

little bb was very impatient while i was reading the rules of the game to him...
he kept asking me whether we could start right away....

he couldn't wait to have his first go..
and look what word he came up with!

this is so him!!!!
the superheros, PJ mask, avengers.....

i was secretly relieved that he got letters which he could come up with a word he knows
he could get easily discouraged with this new game!

and this was how we ended the game....
so happy we were able to exhaust all the combinations
before we call it an end!

well done little bb!

Sunday, June 4, 2017

summer blanket for the big baby

the most time consuming part of this summer blanket
making the pom poms!

if i had more patience, i would definitely make more to add to the ends of the blanket...

this big baby did offer to help to make them...
but he was no one to be seen after making the first one

i had the patchwork fabric for many years
so happy to be able to make use of it finally...

aawwww those (not so) little toes!

my next project will be to make a smaller version for bbb...

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Friday, June 2, 2017

hand in hand

seeing them holding hands
walking side by side
melts my heart...

Thursday, June 1, 2017

first bath time together

we had all the bath time essentials ready...
a wind up shark
an octopus water bomb
magic wand

and thought bbb would be very excited with this much water and this much space
(as opposed to his private foldable bathtub)

but no!
after maybe 2 minutes
he cried and couldn't wait to be out of the water!

leaving big brother feeling deserted ....

oh well,
we will try again in a few weeks time!

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

first encounter with the superheroes

thanks to big brother,
bbb tagged along to big brother friend's birthday party...

he had his first encounter with iron man and spider man!

p.s.  big brother wasn't a bit thrilled about the special appearance
of these two superheroes which used to be his favorite...

when i asked him why he was excited, he just shrugged his shoulders...
big boy.... 
or maybe not quite

he said his number one now is pokemon

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

smoothies time!

i am addicted to smoothies....
this round, it's
chia seeds

Monday, May 29, 2017

embroidered monogram... the 2nd one

this second one is for a very good friend of mine
she is the first one on the list
after my mom
because she lives in another city
and i don't get to see her very often

knowing we will be meeting up
i quickly get my hands working on this zipper pouch
with the monogram of her nickname hand stitched on it...

not the best of work
but hope she likes it

my goal is to make one for each of my girl friends

Sunday, May 28, 2017


by the diligent storekeeper....

who counts and re-counts
and re-recounts

Saturday, May 27, 2017

quiet moments to myself means.....

thinking and planning
what to make next (i.e. when i have the luxury of spare time)

Friday, May 26, 2017

quiet moments to myself means.............

admiring and studying the details of finely made lace........

especially those special finds from another city....  

Thursday, May 25, 2017

quiet moments to myself means.........

vintage millinery leaves and stamens...

admiring the details
the delicacy

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

quiet moments to myself means....

going through my drawers
digging out little treasures like these....

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

story telling: greninja

i think i am getting pretty good at coming up with stories within a split second

(it was supposed to be a nightly ritual
but i have been coming home late last week....)
little bb asked me to tell him a story

and these were his instructions:
tell me a story 
with me, alexis, bethanie and lumax...
and greninja
and how greninja evolved to fight the monster...."

at a blink of an eye
i told this story

one fine day
four best friends,
andre, alexis, bethanie, and lumax
spent a lovely afternoon
playing at the green lawn at the new disney hotel.

they were playing frisbee
laughing and giggling

when alexis was supposed to catch the frisbee
he missed it...
and the frisbee flew into a forest behind them.

the forest looked dark....

none of them dared to go in...

they came up with the hamburger game 
to see who would need to go in and get the frisbee back...

so they go
"hamburger hamburger...."
after a few rounds,
bethanie ended being the one....

she took a deep breathe and started walking towards the forest
the other three stepped forward and joined her
they wouldn't bear seeing one of their best friends having to face the scary forest
all by herself...

so together
hand in hand they marched in.

the forest was dark and deep

in the quietness
they suddenly heard a faint sound

it became louder and louder
they could hear
"greninja greninja"

very soon a saw a pokemon ball beside a tree

it was greninja!

andre asked if it wanted to become their pokemon
it said "greninja greninja!" (which means yes yes)

and greninja helped them find their frisbee

just when greninja was waving at the children with the frisbee in its hand
a black shadow snatched the frisbee!

it was a monster!
a marshmallow monster!

the children and greninja tried to take the frisbee back
but marshmallow monster
sent troops of tiny marshmallow monster babies 
which glued themselves onto the children....

seeing the children in danger
greninja evolved into super mega geninja
and took the frisbee back from marshmallow monster

the tiny marshmallow monster babies melted 
and the children were set free

together they went back to the green lawn with their frisbee
and new found friend, greninja.......

the end


Monday, May 22, 2017


they do things together

Sunday, May 21, 2017

little book worms

i think we can start letting bbb follow his brother
around book shops....

Saturday, May 20, 2017

look who's walking!!!!!

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bbb can walk a few more steps by himself!

it was friday night,
i came home
and saw this little body walking towards me,
all by himself!!!

he has been taking a couple of steps for awhile
but it was definitely the first time
he could go so far by himself
(i.e. from the sofa to the dining table)

over the weekend,
we practiced more walking

Friday, May 19, 2017

smoothie time!

mint leaves
chia seeds


Thursday, May 18, 2017

look who's smiling!

our happy boy

oh yes

he needs grooming.......  

when he lays down
i can't figure which is his head
and which is his pat pat


Wednesday, May 17, 2017

mother's day gift for mom


my first zipper pouch with floral embroidery
and tassle