Thursday, May 18, 2017

look who's smiling!



our happy boy


oh yes

he needs grooming.......  

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

*smile*

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

mother's day gift for mom



stitching
&
sewing

my first zipper pouch with floral embroidery
and tassle


Tuesday, May 16, 2017

one saturday morning





it almost always started and ended the same

little bb would start off saying he wants bbb's company
and would take out all the toys to play with little brother
(as seen here, he took out the blocks)

then
perhaps maybe
after 2 minutes
he would switch and said he wants to play with me instead
(as seen here, he was getting the star wars monopoly ready)

..............


lol

Monday, May 15, 2017

sometimes, being a big brother is better than being a superhero



























you get to hug
and,


and you get to protect 
the little one

Sunday, May 14, 2017

mother's day

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first time playing in a playground together
for bbb and little bb

finally,
little bb has a brother to play with
don't need to look for playmates all the time

that's my best mother's day present
*smile*
*love*

and 
yes
bbb is getting better at walking...

Saturday, May 13, 2017

mother's day celebration

it was the annual mother's day celebration at school couple days ago
took the day off so that i could arrive on time
.
.
.
.

last year, i was overloaded with little presents
this year, i was covered in books




as the home room teacher asked the children to read to their mommies
when we returned to the classroom from the chapel
.
.
.

*laugh*

Friday, May 12, 2017

more fun with the new toy

continuing my adventure with the new toy, the handy blender

it was supposed to be my breakfast
but,
someone is very interested in it.........




what's in?
~ cucumber
~ apple
~ lemon 
~ honey
~ chia seeds

yummy


Thursday, May 11, 2017

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Monday, May 8, 2017

mama's new toy!

seeing all the mouth-watering and beautifully arranged smoothie bowls on IG
i finally couldn't resist the temptation
and got myself a super handy blender 

mine are far far far away from all those pictures on IG
in terms of appearance
but
they are yummy enough for me!
and
of course,
healthy!  

my first trial was
- apple, red dates, wolfberries, chia seeds and honey
it was yummy and unbelievably filling!


my second attempt was
- dragon fruit, blueberries, yoghurt and chia seeds
texture was less thick than the first one but yummy enough

i love how easy and adventurous you can get with making smoothie bowls...
basically you can through in anything you fancy,
press
and 
done!



Sunday, May 7, 2017

stitching addiction



finally, i found some time to give floral stitching a try!

Saturday, May 6, 2017

cutest little thief

saturday morning
while big brother is having his chinese class

this little one decided to go through mama's precious collection of lace and ribbons





and yes, the weather is finally right and bbb is of the right size to put on this overall
i made for little bb when he was around eight months old....

and i am wondering how in the world i was able to find time to make so many things
for little bb back then...

i wish i had 72 hours in a day for all the things i wanna achieve!



i can never really get enough of these little toes....
*munch*  *munch*

Friday, May 5, 2017

cuddling up

the 3 boys.......





obviously brownie decided not to join the cuddling in the end

it's too crazy for our little old man!

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

first's: walking on the greenest grass & meeting mickey




this is yet, the greenest grass little bb has walked on ever
and he enjoyed every bit of it

at one point, he grabbed the grass and wanted to eat them!

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and he wasn't a bit afraid of the human size mouse... *lol*

it reminded me of little bb
he wasn't afraid of mickey until he was around 3 years old...
i guess it was the time when he was "old" enough to realize something's wrong 
with a human size mouse who walks on two feet
*lol*

his first sliding experience


































bbb's first sliding experience..

big brother was very keen to slide with bbb
he insisted to take little brother
and the first slide together...

i didn't realize he was humming to the tune of incy wincy spider while helping little brother up the slide
until i played back the short video

i think it's really cute *smile*


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Sunday, April 30, 2017

Saturday, April 29, 2017

cycling & iced treats

what a lucky day for this little lucky guy

he got offered an ice pop and an iced pineapple slice!



this was bbb's first ever taste of something iced
and we were all anxious of his first reaction
.
.....
........


and this was it!
one of his funniest expression!

when we thought he didn't want seconds,
he grunted at us for being too slow in offering him more!










meanwhile
big brother was busy interchanging between his bike and scooter



p.s. this little guy can be really noisy and grumpy when we dine out 
to keep him quiet, we must feed him non-stop
"keep the food coming!"



Friday, April 28, 2017

first attempt at calligraphy

took my first ever class at calligraphy
together with one of little bb schoolmate's mom tonight

it was surprisingly therapeutic 

with everything is that going on,
i am stressed, low and extremely exhausted
i went in the class feeling all these

the class was nearly over 3 hours

at the end of the class,
not only was i not a single bit tired (not even my hands)
i was actually feeling 10 pounds lighter

i can see myself doing this on and on............




the next morning,
little bb asked how was my "writing" class
and he wondered why i wanted to learn how to write 
when he thought i knew already

so i told him it's about writing "nicely and beautifully"

he insisted i let him try writing with the pen and ink.........

Thursday, April 27, 2017

it's all about pokemon





a few saturdays ago, it was the parent-teacher interview day at school

as usual, we met with all the teachers to hear more about little bb's progress

on one of the boards in the hallway,
we found this letter...

the children were asked to write a letter to themselves 
when they are much much older

and the above was what little bb wrote to his future self

not surprising,
it's all about pokemon *lol*


back at home,
he is very much into drawing the pokemons
and making the pokemon cards himself...

what's more?
he is asking both somotu and myself to draw him more pokemons
so that he can cut them out and staple them together
*laugh*

the 12th (and last) cooking class



so i took my last cooking class before expiration date
(the 11th one was a miss - i have totally forgotten about it after signing up)

this last one was almost a year apart from the very first one

almost a year ago, it was when bbb arrived
and i had the luxury of time to do things like taking cooking class
during my maternity leave

as i travel to the class,
flashback of the early days and months of bbb came back to me
and of course,
i missed those days when i have all the time i wanted 

and so what's cooking here?
it's about japanese breakfast bento

.
.
.

and as i am writing about this
i realized i haven't had a chance to cook for my parents
after taking these cooking classes...

i should plan for one...

speedy recovery dad.

xo

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

everything is going to be just fine

it was just another day
when things didn't seem right
..
never-ending list of tasks to do in the office
last minute urgent requests
stuck in the office
not being able to leave early enough to spend time with the boys

all these faded
when i got the news that
my dad has to be admitted to the hospital
just when i stepped my foot into the house after work

i know we have all heard and said enough times 
of how we need to cherish every moment
cherish those around us

but it didn't feel as real
as when something happened to
someone so dear to the heart

dad,
we can't wait to have our usual lunch with you
and
your grandsons can't wait to have you take them to toy'r'us



Tuesday, April 25, 2017

he can't wait for summer to come



he can't wait to put on short sleeves and short pants....

the windbreaker got its way onto this stubborn little man's body
just because it has little thunder bolts all over it....
which made this little man thinks he is FLASH

ahhh
and yes 
this little man using the custom made tote bag *laugh*

i can't



i just simply can't 
when i see these little toes..........

i want to bite them.........