Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Monday, April 27, 2009
Saturday, April 25, 2009
To my husband, my soulmate, my bestfriend, the father to my son, the love of my life;
You're the best thing that ever happened to me..I don't know what I've done right to deserve you, I am forever grateful..I wish you all the best things in life and the hereafter..
Love you so much bang..
Friday, April 24, 2009
Yesterday Juliet (Elizabeth's nanny) took me and Adam to Regent's Park. She promised me it was going to be really nice and she was right, Regent's Park was utterly breathtaking. I'll do a proper entry on Regents Park another day, hopefully with nice photos that will do it justice. but today's entry is about something else.
Adam and Elizabeth were playing together. You know toddlers this age rarely play WITH each other. They play near to each other, but doing their own thing. But yesterday was amazing, they truly played WITH each other and enjoyed it! I took a video...
So i was watching this video several times last night. Suddenly i noticed something. I heard Adam said "Lizadeth!" twice in the video. Once in the middle and once towards the end of the video.
Can you hear it too?? pls tell me i'm not imagining things...
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Here it is - isn;t it gorgeous? it's where the canals meet. there are a lot of boathouses mooring around..and it's also home to many noisy ducks. Adam loves them..
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
I've been fantasizing about taking this course. It's titled "Introduction to Clothes-Making". They hold it at this Centre near our house. The centre has a Creche facility for the children, which means that i could leave Adam in their care (for free!) while i'm taking a class. I talked to the tutor over the phone, she said for the first day i can't use the Creche yet, until i'm enrolled. So yesterday my husband took a few hours off to look after Adam. i was so excited..
See the classroom? it looked like Project Runway with the huge cutting tables, dressmakers and wonderful old Bernina machines. Then the tutor started explaining about the course...
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
what do you guys think about this gadget? I suspect a lot of people are going to disagree with me on this...hehe..
this particular harness also works as a backpack. we put Adam's drink bottle, a diaper or toy inside. Adam loves to put it on, makes him feel like a big guy, like daddy.
I had my doubts about it too..but soon after Adam started getting mobile i knew i would eventually need it. I want him to be able to explore things freely - he loves being on his feet, chasing after dogs or birds. sometimes he pretends he's catching a bus. sometimes he wants to say hello to people on the street. At the same time i want to protect him too. He can be really quick for a tiny person..
so far this little gadget has been working out great. sure, a 10 minutes trip to the store would take an hour :) but that's ok..
Monday, April 13, 2009
hehe..no, not nearly as exciting as that..
we went to Cambridge! It's so beautiful there! rase mcm walking around inside a magical painting...
Cambridge is popular for Punting - like a sampan, moved by using a long pole pushing the bottom of the river..
Adam on our punt tour. sempat bermesra dgn strangers. If you notice in the background our tour guide pegang the long pole and moving the punt with it..
Sunday, April 12, 2009
in the mean time i need quick projects for instant satisfaction. So i came up with these..
cushions in spring colours! i've been thinking in pink and green lately..
Saturday, April 11, 2009
As it turns out, this is the day i get to find real hidden gems...
First i found this copy of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows for 2.50 pounds. What a bargain! the book is in brand-new conditions..awesome..
Then just before we went home (didn't buy anything else) i saw these gorgous colours that looked really familiar......oh..
Me : *couldn't believe my eyes* this is a carrier, right?
Lady seller : i don't know, you tell me.
Me: How much is it? *holding my breath*
Lady seller: *shrugged, couldn't care less* 50p? (not 50 pounds, 50 pence!!!!!)
Me: *stopped breathing* *take out coins and pay her*
i practically ran out of there, feeling as though i literally stole an expensive wrap! (which i did!)
It is a Storchenwiege Ulli wrap, converted into a Mei Tai. Storch wraps are really expensive (around 119 USD each), and the convert job costs a lot too, since it takes a lot of gut and plenty of sewing talent to cut into these expensive wraps. One of these babies could easily have costed 200 USD or more..oh God..i suppose a fellow babywearer would know what i mean..
the sewing is absolutely excellent. The fabric is heavenly soft and all broken in. and the colour?definitely MY cOLOUR! i've been eyeing Storch Ulli on FSOT for a while (and also Maruyama in almost similar colours) but they are too expensive for me since i'm not earning any money nowadays..i just can't believe i found it SO CHEAP!!!Next to NOTHING!...not to mention converted into my favourite carrier - mei tai! Like, it was thrown there for ME to find!!! OMG, is it my birthday??
Edited : I found one Ulli OMT (same as mine) on FSOT (For Sale of Trade forum where they sell used carriers) selling for 280USD!!!!
Friday, April 10, 2009
Kalau high chair Adam yg dulu punyala bercinta nak masukkan Adam dlm tu..he really hated it..tu tak campur sakit jantung everytime he kept trying to jump out of it..
Yesterday Daddy bought Adam a new high chair. I have had a photo of this high chair long ago, stored on my "Inspirational Photos" folder cos i love it so much. We found it accidentally at John Lewis yesterday and it was very reasonably priced. Yay! Terus bawak balik..
In the morning bila Adam bgn tido..nampak je high chair baru dia, terus he demanded to be seated in it!
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
unfortunately i didn't take too many photos..was busy trying not to lose Adam in the crowd of school children..
today it was so sunny and warm that it was finally time for Adam to have some ice-cream :) we had lunch afterwards with Daddy..
p/s:All the museums here are great..and entrance is FREE!! (Ernie you would love them)
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Sunday, April 5, 2009
He weighs 9 kg. finally naik jugak sikiiit his weight..
He responds to familiar instructions;
“Funny face!” = scrunch up face. I think I’ve put up a pic before
“cute face!” = pursed lips. Oh this is cute but I don’t have a pic
“fingers” = wag fingers
“tongue!” = stick tongue out and move around
“eyes!” = open and shut mouth (?) well this is a funny one. We taught him this one by raising our eyebrows and every time he tries to copy he ends up moving his mouth instead of his eyes.
“turn” = turn and spin around. Throw a “funny face” while he’s turning and you get a spinning clown.
“Lap, lap” = go find fabric scrap and start wiping
“nose” = point to nose. This one I just taught him this morning.
I find that if I teach him one at a time and make elaborate celebration everytime he does one right he can easily remember them.
He remembers his “school” (Portman). I only realised this last week. It was Wednesday so Portman Centre was close, so we went to Newpin instead (another children Centre). After Newpin we went to visit Elizabeth’s house. On our way to her house we went pass Portman and Adam started crying and pointing to the Portman building. I thought it was just a coincidence but on our way back again he cried and tried to struggle out of the carrier to get to ‘school’.
Adam and Elizabeth has become good friends, sort of. We have playdates at either her house or our house from time to time. When they’re playing they’ll always fight for toys and kejar2 each other nak cari gadoh…but later when it’s time to go home both of them will cry. Everyday after our daily morning toddler group sessions at the children centres Elizabeth will say to Adam “Mama Po!” (mom carry you) and then take my hand and say “Acai! Acai!” (meaning Go Together! in Chinese).
He’s very friendly to strangers. It started around 17 months I think. Suka tepuk2 org dlm bas…wave to anyone..Last week he approached a girl at the park and started to hug her, check out her purse, rip out the hole in her jeans and pulled at her necklace. He was behaving really well though so I wasn’t embarrassed. But I did apologise anyway and the girl said, it’s ok I love it! Hehe..pandai2 je adam ni pick up girls at the park…
Happy 18th month birthday Adam! Love you!
Friday, April 3, 2009
hubby at his old house
we basically just went walking around seeing all the nostalgic places. familiar streets, the uni, our departments, city centre..
adam took to Linda so quickly. within a few hours he's already bullying her into holding him and taking him everywhere he wanted. i'd put their photos in here but takut nanti diorg terkejut pulak tgk their pics on display..
we left with him kicking and screaming :)
last Sunday Mus and Linda payed us a return visit for 3 days. Adam was down with cough but he was happy linda was around. when they went back, he cried and cried and kept searching our guest room for her..ohh...