Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Saturday, February 24, 2018

le petite chair for "ber ber hun"

this little teddy bear which somotu got for bbb in our last year's trip to nagoya
is bbb's current favorite stuffed toy...

he cooks for him
he reads books with him
he sleeps with him
he eats with him

and he calls him "ber ber hun"
(trying to say teddy bear in cantonese)

one little tiny problem with "ber ber hun"
he can't sit still when bbb is cooking for him
he keeps falling on his side

then one day during lunch
i came across this little chair
which is perfect for "ber ber hun"

everyone is happy now

Friday, February 23, 2018

back in business

mixing colors
dying the cutout petals 
dying the stamens

Thursday, February 22, 2018

the three boys

one on the floor with a cheeky smile
one on the sofa digging into the cushion
one going undercover....  can you spot him?

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

my models

my little model and his sidekick
striking posts for

although somotu thinks it looks strange
i am loving it!

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

sweet treats we made together

our belated valentine's day sweets

Monday, February 19, 2018

CNY fun... continued....

@ science park

going round and round.......

running here and down.....

walking side by side.....

and here comes the best part.....

hunting for dandelion!

it all started with me trying to find things to engage bbb so that 
he wouldn't constantly want me to carry him around 
(yes, my arms and back are all broken)

i stumbled across a dandelion
then a second one
then the third one..
and many many more

i showed him how he could blow over it and watch the seeds flying in the air...

he was amazed and surely enough
stopped whining for my carrying of him...

and of course,
the bigger kids came and joined the fun

of course, they needed to be reminded not to pick them 

Sunday, February 18, 2018

the carnival.... encore!

here we come again!
this round with school friends of little bb...

obviously he was too busy having fun with his friends
rather than doing the baby-rides with bbb

still managed to call him back for a couple of these baby-rides with bbb...

my heart melted when i see them cuddling up, 
when i see little bb doing his big brother part, putting his arm around bbb,
making sure he is all safe

sweet decadence

japanese souffle pancake with ice cream

finally, it's done.....

been wanting to turn the idea into the real thing
what idea?
so this is it....

a relatively large tote
with straps long enough to tie a knot
embellished with lace
lined with cotton lace
and of course,
made with velvet

i love velvet...

here we go....

somotu thinks the shape is odd
i think it is just fine

Saturday, February 17, 2018

he is in love with hot pot

before chinese new year
we had hot pot at my parent's place

not his first time
but this year,
little bb became so fond of it
that he requested for hot pot again for chinese new year...

as such
two of my latest acquisition comes really timely...
1. this pink pot set
2. one of the prettiest pink vintage casserole dish

no pieces of meat
other than fish balls, sausages, imitate crab sticks
vermicelli and lots of veggies
in, to me, the best soup base!
japanese soup base made from crab legs
so yummy!!!!

little bb is already looking forward to our next hot pot night!

Thursday, February 15, 2018

bubble fun

if i remember correctly,
little bb had only been to the chinese new year flower market once
ever before....

this year, we took the afternoon off
so that we could take him there again
for him to get into the spirit of chinese new year even more...

it was a particularly warm day
and we were melting
(as compared to the freezing weather just days ago)

he got himself a couple of stuffed toy (pokemon of course)
requested to get this bubble gun for bbb
whom we didn't bring along...

obviously the boys couldn't wait
and wanted to make bubbles right away

the only place they are allowed to do so is the bathtub

bbb was crazy about the bubbles *smile*

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

my valentines

before i even stepped into the house
after a long day at work,
i could hear shrieks and stomping...
oh yeah
my two little monsters...

opened the door to get in,
the big monster came running with a rose in his hand
the little monster tried to do the same
but instead of holding the rose upright
he kept waving it up and down, right to left....

before i could get my hands around the rose
it was half *dead* from all the deadly motions *lol*
(see the flower look alike thing on the left in the picture below...
it barely resembles a rose*

what else did i get?
a *secret message* from the big monster
wrapped in layers

love you all

Sunday, February 11, 2018

ready for CNY!

came home
settled down
cuddled up with my boys
straight to work!

hand-carved stamps of brownie and sugar
embossing powder
embossing ink pad
heat gun
plain red pockets