Archive for June, 2018

I love you

I’m so happy! I’m waiting at the bus stop for the bus to take me into the city for a night out with my best friend ๐Ÿ˜ƒ. I haven’t had a night’s out for ages, we will be having dinner and going for a concert woohoo ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ.

It was a bit of a scramble to get the kids ready for my night out, cooked dinner early, bathed the kids, got myself ready, but I should make it in time. R offered to drive me into the city, but I wanted to check out the bus route because I’ll need to take the bus to work on Monday.

But the night out is not the reason why I’m so happy. As I headed out of the door, Saitaoha said goodbye to me merrily and then she said ‘I love you!!’ It sounded like I luh you… but I was so shocked and happy. Just to make sure, I gave her a hug and said ‘I love you!’ and she replied ‘ I luh you… I luh you!!!’ Even when I closed the door I could hear her shouting I love you from behind the door.

โ™ฅ๏ธโ™ฅ๏ธโ™ฅ๏ธ so happy. I love you Saitaoha and Saitaomei.

Chilling with Gung Gung

I think Saitaomei’s favourite person is Gung Gung! Her solemn face always breaks into a sweet smile when Gung Gung chats to her, she always shakes her leg when Gung Gung is carrying her, and she loves Gung Gung’s music.

Gung Gung, are you going to share some of that?

Just a lick ok

Hehehe, hor chiak.

Hey Gung Gung, how about some of that yummy looking tong sui too?

Chilling on the couch with Gung Gung. Having a London bus for a snack.

Yippee! I love hanging out with my Gung Gung!

Saitaomei is 7 months old

Err actually Saitaomei was 7 months old yesterday, but I forgot to take her milestone picture ๐Ÿ˜…. Better late than never right? #secondchildsyndrome

She’s 8.5 kgs, almost a sack of rice I told her yee yee. Starting to roll, blow raspberries, grab at things and putting everything in her mouth. She loves music and especially likes listening to her gung gung play the guitar. She also likes her jeje a lot and is always happy when jeje plays with her which is quite rare. She’s eating solids pretty well too, her favourite is still avocado banana which was a hit with her jeje as well.

I am going to miss this sweetheart a lot when I return to work.

Sigh, love kissing those chubby cheeks.

Most angelic when asleep.

Gosh, the first couple of months were tough, but the rest of the months sped past. Wish my baby would stay a baby for a little while more.

Chef Saitaoha

Ah ma made this yummy som tam today, it was so appetising and delicious, I’m salivating just thinking of it. I made pineapple fried rice and green chicken curry to go with our Thai themed dinner, so good .

Good knife skills Saitaoha! Why were we playing masak masak in the bedroom? I was trying to keep her occupied so her father could build her kitchen diner set in peace.

Demanding customer! I love it that the other side of the kitchen has two diner seats complete with menu. I’m going to move this set to ah ma’s place during the school holidays, the kids will have so much fun.

Such a good buy from Aldi. The down side is the kid is having so much fun that she refuses to go to bed ๐Ÿ˜….

Avocado killer

I feel guilty for snapping at Saitaoha during our last weekend together before I return to work. But she was being so whiny and naughty this morning. The last straw was when she decided to adopt an avocado as a pet and threw a tanty when I blended up said pet for her sister’s breakfast!

I felt so terrible and cringed every time I hit the blender because the soft hearted one was crying ‘aaaaawwwoooCADOoooo’ in wobbly tones and pointing her finger at me. This is why you don’t have kids my friends. Because you will be made to feel like an avocado murderer by your child. ๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ™„

Sigh I really need to go to Watertown to grab some new clothes and bras (woes of breastfeeding) for work. But the thought of heading out with my terrific two is very underwhelming, I might wait till I return to work and go out during my lunch break instead. Sigh. I know I keep complaining about my babies, but I’m actually sad that I have to leave them and go back to work. I am also very worried for my parents, I don’t want them to age faster! They will have all four kids with them during school holidays too, really mah mah daycare man.

Toys toys toys

Saitaoha must be teething because she woke up at 4am and didn’t sleep for the next few hours. I was zombified for the rest of the day, even though we didn’t do much, I still felt tired and cranky all day.

Her smiles melt my heart though. I am going to miss her babyhood so much, she’s such a sweetie at this age.

They seem to be getting closer, Saitaoha seems to have accepted that mei mei is part of the family now. She has been delighting us with her expanding vocabulary and sentences, it’s too cute for words. She’s also very dramatic and funny, today we brought her to Toys R us to check out their closing down sale. She saw a box of kitchen toys and said ‘I like this!’ When I told her to put it back, she looked sad and said ‘Awwww’ with this face ๐Ÿ˜”. But she was very good, put the box down and walked away. She hardly ever insists on buying toys or sweets, she will point them out or touch them but if I say no, she doesn’t protest and will walk away.

This good behaviour totally works on me, I ended up buying her a box of duplo and kitchen stuff for her new diner set ๐Ÿ˜…. My justification is that I never buy her toys so it’s ok to indulge now and then๐Ÿ˜ฌ.

Ah ma must have noticed my eye bags because she’s taking Saitaomei for the night. Again I can’t help but thank heaven that we live so close together. I have the best parents ever๐Ÿ’•.

Dr papa

Yesterday was a baking day, baked a honeycomb cake and a lemon butter cake. I thought the lemon butter cake could do with more lemon.

Snacking on nuts while watching World Cup. Guess who wants to eat nuts too?

Why are you surprised that I’m a glutton, I am your daughter after all!

I have been contemplating whether to get the Aldi kitchen set for Saitaoha especially since she loves baking so much. This set has diner seats at the back, so fun for playing masak masak, can pretend to have customers and all. There was only one set left when we went to Aldi tonight, I took that as a sign and bought it! Saitaoha was so happy, she said ‘yeah!!bake cake!’

Doggie has a tear and is ‘sick sick’.

Can you fix it Dr Papa?

Can you also fix polar bear while you’re at it?

And also white xiuxiu and pink xiuxiu?

Dr papa is very busy!

Doggie is cured! Check out Saitaomei photo bombing at the back ๐Ÿ˜†.

World Cup fever

This little chicken has been terrorising her grandparents for the past two nights by being very unsettled and refusing to sleep for long periods. We are suspecting that she ่ฎคๅฑ‹ and is missing home. So she’s back with me tonight.

Hmm…..had a three hour nap in the afternoon. Let’s see how she fares tonight.

Watching World Cup with the munchkin. I used to watch a lot more football during my uni days because my guy friends were all football fanatics. I forgot how exciting and fun it is to watch a World Cup game.

R forgot that he had a seminar tonight and told me at the last minute. I waved him goodbye, cheerily said ‘have a nice time!’ and genuinely meant it. The fact that I didn’t resent him for going out and leaving me at home with the baby goes to show how much my parents are helping me. I don’t think I would be able to sustain a healthy marriage or enjoy my kids as much if it weren’t for my parents. I am very very lucky.


Happy Dragon Boat Festival! Or is it Dumpling Festival?

Favourite part of the festival, eating my favourite bak zhang ๐Ÿ˜‹. We gifted our kind neighbour some bak zhangs and they gave us even more bak zhangs in return ๐Ÿ˜…. They keep giving my parents fruits and vegetables from their garden, so we try to return the favour with baked goods but we can’t keep up!

This time my sister and I went over with some chocolate cake that I baked as well as the bak zhangs. Ah pa gave us strict instructions to quickly gift and dash before they could give us anything in return, but we failed miserably. The uncle confiscated our umbrellas (it was drizzling) and wouldn’t let us leave empty handed. Such nice neighbours.

The whole family came over for dinner, ah ma was busy in the kitchen the entire day cooking two whole ducks, one nyonya asam duck (itik tim) and the other lor duck. Ah ma’s signature dishes ๐Ÿ‘Œwere yummy as usual. She has so many signature dishes haha, and I just realised lots of them are duck dishes! My brother loves her kiam chye ark a lot, I wish he was here so we could cook him more home cooked meals.

Must enjoy my cooking and baking days before I return to work ๐Ÿ˜ญ.

This cheeky girl loves singing nowadays. Lucky for her I am a captive audience and love her singing, so cute. I also love her dancing ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿป, sometimes she can be such a joy to be around. This monkey is going for her new daycare orientation tomorrow, I hope she likesit.

IKEA family outing

The whole family went to IKEA today! Usually we try to avoid IKEA as much as possible, but we were sucked in by ๐Ÿ‘‡

We were all checking the fine print for the full terms and conditions, but it is what it is, your meal value will be deducted from your total store purchase. So we ate loads, even ordering entrees and desserts, and our meal value was deducted from our purchases.

Haha this is what three adults ate! I don’t really like IKEA food, but it was still fun sharing desserts and eating with the family. Luckily we went really early when it just opened, there was still lots of parking space and we could snag a long table at the cafeteria. After that the line for the food was so long and everyone was hunting for tables and trolleys.

Saitaoha was so happy today because she could hang out with her cousins. She was following LG everywhere and even went up to her and said ‘jeje, hold hands’. So cute!

Happy girls.

After that everyone had soft serve ice creams. Saitaoha was delighted.

This girl ah, I thought she would sleep in her Tula but she was also happy to be out and about and stayed awake most of the time. My parents have her tonight, praying she will sleep through the night for them tonight.

Sigh, another weekend over. I have one more weekend before I’m back at work ๐Ÿ˜ญ.

June 2018