Sunday, November 7, 2010

Bali ...


Novotel Nusa Dua, Bali
August 2010
fine white sandy beach
clear blue waters
O-boy just couldn't resist
playing with the sand !

thanks for dropping by :)

xox, N

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Captain O of the High Seas ...

Ahoy me mateys !!!
Arrrrr ....


O-boy's costume for Halloween
held @ school last Wednesday
managed to rustle up an eye patch,
a pirate cap and a plastic sword
that doubles up as a water gun
first 2 were bought @ Spotlight
and last @ Daiso
(ahhh ... bless these 2 shops)



doesn't he look suave with the pirate
hat off to one side and all ... heee ...



O-pirate in action !


take care & happy weekend !

xox, N

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

he writes ...

O-boy @ 4 years 2 months
these photos are of him taken last Sunday
hehehe ... we (me & him) call it our un-official Sunday School

this is roughly our Sunday morning itenary -
morning milk
laze in bed a couple more mins
look for the work books
search for his pencil case (yes, he has one filled with pencils, Ikea markers and an eraser)

coaxing O-boy to sit at the dining table takes considerable mins

lessons begin ...
he practices his alphabets
after 15 mins (insert loads of bargaining, whining & some tears - not necessarily from O-boy)
he completes some sheets

he runs off to go watch some PHD - completes a show

tv is switched off
back to the dining table
for more writing lessons

as you can see in the photo i used for the LO above ...
he has a nice pencil grip
his alphabets are coming along as well
he has no problems with upper case letters
lower case is a different story altogether ...
letters like b,d,p,n,u confuses him at times

he loves doing numbers too
loves doing puzzles

lessons alternate between TV and writing
that's the only way teacher-momma can get him
to concentrate ....

ofcourse there's recess time ...
O-boy's menu : peanut butter sandwich, muruku, yogurt, cold water, biscuits.

he also loves writing his name on a little notepad
then tearing out the page and slipping the note to me
like little love notes *heart*

that's Sunday School for us ...

xox, N

Monday, October 25, 2010

piece of bad news ...

this munchkin had a fall at school about 2 weeks ago
he told me that he fell and knocked his front teeth
we thought nothing of it cos he said it wasn't paining him anymore
he could eat & drink cold drinks normally

a few days ago i noticed his left upper tooth turning grey
alerted the hubs
we googled the condition
grey tooth = damaged tooth root = dying tooth
:(:(:(

so yesterday we paid a visit to the dentist
and our fears were confirmed
indeed the tooth is on it's way out

luckily, it isn't causing munchkin any discomfort
so, the dentist advised us to wait and see
as this is his milk teeth
chances are when munchkin's proper teeth show up
it will be normal and not affected by the previous dead tooth

on a brighter note ...
munchkin loves visiting the dentist
wants to go everyday if possible
and was quick to correct me that he gets to see
the dentist 2 times a year when i told him only once a year :)


for now ... we are monitoring the tooth ....

ps-guess who got to eat a choc sundae all to himself (after visiting the dentist, no less) ?? :)


xox, N

Sunday, September 26, 2010

I love SCHOOL


O-boy loves his current school
miss j and miss y are his favourite teachers
his bff's are - jovan, daisuke & fun sheng
he loves gym sessions held @ the auditorium
he loves singing songs
he loves writing his name
(in English and Mandarin)

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Thursday, September 2, 2010

FOUR's the magic number ...

taken on his actual birthday
he celebrated with his classmates ...


he started being shy as he realized that
he was the center of attention
note the "worried" look on his face :)

O-boy with his Nai Nai


photo of O-boy with his BFF - J ...
these two friends terrorise the class ...


photo of Tok Ba , O-boy , Q and KA (budding photographer)
my family came down to Singapore last weekend
for pre-celebration of O-boy's birthday ...
the moist choc cake was baked
by my mum and decorated by my sis ...
we gorged on local nasi padang dishes ...
and thanks to my mum
who also brought ikan patin tempoyak ...
yummmmsss !



Happy 4th Birthday , O !




Sunday, August 15, 2010

As he turns 4 ...

i love his cheeky-ness ...
i love watching his facial expressions ...
i love our conversations ...
i love that he still wants a "rock-a-bye-baby" rendition before he sleeps ...

i love this imp ...
as he turns FOUR at the end of this month ..
i want to wish him ...

Happy Fourth Birthday, Sweetheart !

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Miss K

remember this little chick-a-dee ?


couldn't resist doing a layout
with such a cute face for a muse
this is Miss K who is 5 months old

this will be for my mum to frame
she has a collection going on
of all her grandkiddies

hope you like this one :)

happy weekend y'all !

Thursday, June 3, 2010

conversations ...

O boy : mummy, you are Malaysian rite ??
Mummy : yes, sweetheart
O boy : Omar's Malaysian too??
Mummy : yes, baby
O boy : Papa's not Malaysian
Mummy : no, baby
O boy : he's Singaporean rite ?
a second later ...
O boy : he's SAD !

wahahahha .... i was rolling on the floor with laughter after hearing this !

kids ... they are too honest at times !

and how was your week ?

xox

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

on the merry-go-round ...

yes ... O-boy and me ...
and no ....
it's not the nice ones one finds in a circus or fair ...

we are on a BUG merry-go-round ...
it started with O-boy having sniffles + cough the day after the hubs leaves for reservist ...
few days later he gets better ...
then the momma started coughing ...
twas bad ... had to rely on my inhalers ...
by then ... O-boy was back to his nOrmal O-self ...
we travelled back to my mum's place ...
last Sunday O-boy and Q-tie went swimming at the club ...
early hours of Monday ... he woke up delirious ...
his lil body was hOt ... but he was shivering ...
fed him meds and sponged a whole lot ...
his temp has been yo-yo'ing the past 3 days ...and he has a cough that is painful to hear ...
sigh ...

i so wanna get off this not-so-merry-go-round !

and to make matters worse ...
my army guy is coming back one day later than the promised date ...
that deserves a huge B-O-O !!!


on a lighter note ... we met this lil one ...
dee-jay is nearly 6 months old now ...
she's my bro's #2 ...
ain't she a charmer ...

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

tell me .....

this doesn't just happen to me ...
he's turning 4 in a few months ....
already showing signs of "fake-smile-itis"

everytime i point the cam at him ...either i get a talk to the hand pose,
sticks out his tongue
or this ...
a fake plastered on smile ... sigh ...

WHAT is a momma to do ...

catch him unawares ?
boy is too fast to achieve this feat !

buy a supa-fast-auto cam ?
hb will not cross over to the dark side and buy a Canon !

take a gazillion shots of said boy (and pray hard that one may be a decent one) ?
yeah, been there ... done that ! Editing sucks !

anyhow ... decided not to fight this particular habit of his ...
even made a layout ...
hehehehe ...
am so gonna drag this one out sometime in the future



Friday, April 23, 2010

Courage does not always roar.
Sometimes it is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying "I will try again tomorrow".
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Sunday, April 11, 2010

mummy & O-boy


sharing a page I made today ...
of O-boy and me
photo is from my archive
O-boy is still with his chubby baby cheeks
me, looking a lil younger too .. hee ...


thanks for coming by
lotsa hugs
N

Sunday, April 4, 2010

As we were driving home on the ECP tonite
the hubs notices my sullen mood ....

hubs: why so quiet ?
me: feeling kinda low
(in my mind-monday blues already?!?!)
me: i need something sweet to cheer me up ...
from the back seat O-boy says ... "that would be ME!!"
:)
that boy makes my heart smile ...

couple of layouts i made over the long weekend...
just had to scrap something after a tiring week at work ... sigh!


gonna squeeze me some more sweetness
to help me get through tmr
bye for now ...
N

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Oh February ... sigh !!

February is a special month for me ...
nope ....

it's not what you think ...
am not an avid Valentine's Day celebrator ....

this month is special to me because ....

my wedding anniversary falls on the 17 Feb ... it's our 7th !!!
and a few special people in my life are February babies ...
one of which is the hubs on 13th
my lil niece KA on the 20th
my lil brother 23rd
and a close cousin on the 15th

phew ...

there will be loads of pressie's flying around ....
hehehe ...

oh yeah !

April of Scrapbook Carton (a local online scrapbook shop)
invited me to be a guest designer for February ...
I was THRILLED !!

I used yummy papers and embellies
from her online shop to make the layout below ...
let me tell ya about purchasing from Scrapbook Carton ...
the selection of products was wide ...
had a hard time deciding what to get ... hee ...
so, after narrowing down ...
and made tough decisions ...
I placed my orders ...
the goodies arrived promptly ...
in perfect condition :):)
I was given free reign to create a layout of my choice
as there was no restriction to the theme (thanks April) ...
so ....

I decided to dedicate this layout to the hubs commemorating
our 7 years of marriage ....
Title: 7 years of pure magic


Products sponsored by Scrapbook Carton -
1)BG Origins line- renew, authentic, mud mask and relaxation
2)American Craft - Pearl Brads

Others -
1)Hambly Lace - black
2)BG Bling
3)Alphas - AC and Doodlebug
4)Stamp - Cats Life Press

Thank you April for the wonderful opportunity
to show case my work of heart
and also for the goodies :)

Thanks for dropping by peeps ...
hope your week started well ...
Happy Lunar New Year to all who celebrate :)


*** 04.02.10 - added another layout made with goodies from Scrapbook Carton

Title: you are
our very
own angel
sent from
above

Products used from Scrapbook Carton -
Pink Paislee Cupid Collection -Bullseye and postcards
Alpha - Expressions Whimsies Alphabets
AC Pearl brad
Others - Maya Road wings, Martha Stewart glitter


xox ... N

Friday, January 22, 2010

7 ate 9 ...


One evening while tri-scootering in the condo compound ... he stops ...

O : "Mummy, why is 6 afraid of 7 ??
Me : emmmm ... I don't know baby ? (and pretends to not know this joke) ...
O : cos 7 ate 9, 7-8-9,7-8-9,7-8-9 !!! (+ proceeds to shriek with laughter)
Me : Oh, I get it ! Good one babe ! 7 must have been hungry huh?

Ofcourse I was talking to no one then, cos all I saw was O's back as he scootered away.



Amazing what they learn on tv nowadays, huh?


Happily reporting the mundane ... till later, N

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Happy TWENTY-TEN peeps ...

first up ...
wanna wish all of ye a wonderful year ahead ....
as you make plans and resolutions ....
here's me wishing you all the best ....
i have been holed up @ home with kiddo ...
he was to start school on wednesday ....
unfortunately, mr.bug found him on tuesday ...
he was down with fever and a sore throat since ...
and wouldn't want to eat anything ....
even his all time weakness - chocolate ice cream ....
i was at wits end ...
kiddo was not hydrating enough for my liking ....
so i asked him what he wanted to eat ...
he told me "my spicy noodles" ....
wanna guess which is his favourite instant noodle ?
nissin spicy noodles ....
i know some of ye may be shaking your heads at this ....
but i was desperate ...
i know for a fact that kiddo would down loads of water ...
if i gave him spicy noodles ...
so i cooked the noodles ...
removed the soup (too pedas lah) ...
and prepared a cup of cold ribena ...
you should have seen the speed at which he gobbled the noodles up ...
and drenched the fire on his tongue with ribena ....
he asked for another helping of noodles ...
and asked for a ribena refill ...
:) :) :)
he's much better today ...
fever hasn't shown itself since this morning ....
and ...
as i am typing this ...
he has eaten 2 pieces of peanutbuttered bread ...
a tub of grape yogurt ...
a yakult ...
and ribena !!!
dare i say kiddo is on the mend ?
hope i don't jinx this ....
fingers crossed and a prayer ...
oh ...
have some photos to share with ye ...


O, even with raging fever ... smiling and playful ...
that's him blocking me from taking a photo of a new LO ...

this is the LO i managed to sneak a photo of ...
done last sunday ....
shows typical kiddo behaviour ....
in constant motion ...


title: you make my heart soar ...
this one was for Groovie Cover Challenge January '10 ...
which was created during a crop sessh with my dearest SIC ...
please do drop by the Groovie Cover site ...
and take on the challenge ...
you won't believe how much fun you will have :)
that's all for now ...
till later ...
loves and kisses ...
N



Monday, January 4, 2010

Oh ... hello 2010 !!!

i know ...
it's been months ....
i am truly sorry ....
don't wanna make it a new year's resolution i won't keep .....
but will do my best to post regularly .....
to all you lovely people who do come by ....
have a happy and fruitful year ahead k ....



xox, N.