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Finally....

2011-09-30T20:42:33.705+08:00

Finally, my 5 years old conquered her fear of going into the water. Of course, if you can't put your head in you can't learn to swim, can you? Well, to avoid my daughter to be a non-swimmer like me, I have to force/bribe her into the water. and she did it!

Mummy is very pleased.......



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Leah's photobook...

2011-08-28T00:30:54.620+08:00


When Naomi was 1 year old, I took her to De One studio to take her baby album. I made an appointment with them again when Leah turned 1 but their service was terrible. I went there on time and the photographer was late for 30 mins, no apology and no one was even there to inform me anything, so I walked out. When their customer service called, it was even worse, she said "oh you should wait another minute as our photographer arrived right after you left. " and still, no apology. Ban them forever. and YES, I am going to bad mouth them whenever i have the chance to.

So, Leah's baby album dragged till now, at 22months old already. So I decided to give photobook a try with those photo taken by my lousy skill. Turn out I like it a lot, I love it! Cheaper, more photo and the meaning behind the book would be better! Will do another book for Leah when she turns 2 and Naomi when she turns 5.

So, I really need to brush up my photography skill, fully utilized the money that has invested on the lens and flash but heck I know nut about them.

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Kids and idol

2011-08-22T01:05:48.610+08:00

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Naomi is 4+, and she likes Justin Bieber, and of course, she likes taylor swift, Selina Gomez etc... I think it is ok for her to like them but not crazy about them. Some of you might tell me it's too early, but it's just like we adult like Jacky Cheung(ok lar, a bit old but he is coming for concert end of the year mah...), we like westlife, beyonce, we like Akon etc, we don't find ourselves to have any problem with it.

I always taught her to remember Jesus comes first, then family, then other things that she likes. She is a bit more mature probably because I do not pamper her too much. She needs to share housework because she is part of the family and she won't get any reward from there; she sleeps on her own; she likes to keep up with her older cousin whom she think she's cool; and all in all she is just a natural adult. She is sharp, she is observant and she is very detail when it comes to things around her ( not academic learning though). She sees things that i always missed, she could just catch my hint and my tone from the way I talk. She is loving, she is kind, she always give in to her sister that sometimes I feel bad and heartache to see her "sacrifices".

So since she is still doing great and behaving well, I don't see her liking idols would be that big a deal. Parents guidance is important too! She totally understand that those singers are for us to like, not to love, she even told me this "mummy, they are not our family. so we like them, we don't have to love them. " :)




DO it!

2011-08-08T10:02:11.366+08:00

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Saw them on one of the blog, and on pinterest. How true....

THEY are talking to ME!




some updates....

2011-07-28T23:51:56.435+08:00

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Oh the lazy spirit creep up on me again...

Well, i have been partly lazy, partly free in front of the pc doing something else except blogging.

Oh I fell in love with Pinterest, so many things to see, to learn and they are beautiful stuff. let me know if you want an invitation email.

Leah grew up well, from a food reject-er to now a tong sampah. She basically eat most of the food we eat and she eats on her own at 21m. But she absolutely hate toufu. Other than changing in her eating habits, she learns to speak a lot, and sing some nursery rhymes, missed out a few words but still pretty clear. Still a very shy girl.

Naomi is able to pick up a few words on her own when reading. She tries very hard, I know. I love her when she tries even though she still can't read much. Her effort is worth my praise. At some point I was seriously suspecting Dyslexia but she is only 4+, I don't wanna put too much pressure on her, yet(:P).

Both the girls are enjoying their sisterhood. Naomi is an amazing big sister. They do fight over things but Naomi is always the one that give in to Leah. Naomi cares for her sister a lot, and very protective. I took them to some play-land and Naomi would take care of her sister most of the time rather than just having fun with her friends. She does make me a proud mama!




Kids....

2011-03-31T21:53:42.297+08:00

my blog is always about the kids. My life is basically just revolving around my 2 princesses and nothing much left to talk about... sad huh?

And so, Naomi is settling very very well at her kindy. I wasn't very pleased with the teacher's attitude sometimes but she refused to change class or even school, so I just let her stay on, as long as she is comfortable about it.

At 4 years and 3 months old, Naomi finally sleeping on her own bed in her own room. Well, I have gotten back half of my bed and it is very very very good I tell you. I was sandwiched between this 2 gals for more than 15 months and I could hardly sleep at night! For the first week, I was checking her out N times in and out the bedroom, it was the mother who is feeling the lost. However, Bravo , my girl. Secretly wish that my little one can move to her own bed real sooooooon.

As of Leah, she is 17+ months now. Weighing 8KG and height at 76CM . A pretty petite size to our family as none of us is small.....

She,
refuses to eat a proper meal.
chooses her own clothes and shoes.
loves shopping.
loves peanuts.
very much in love with Mickey Mouse.
starts talking, responds with words when asked.
hates being potty trained.
hates going to bed at night, gotta wait till she is super tired.
laughs very loud whenever Jie Jie comes back from school.
is very hard head.





Leah and her collection...

2011-03-03T13:46:35.784+08:00

Leah only love Mickey Mouse. Not Minnie Mouse, not Daisy, but only Mickey.

We are slowly increasing her Mouse Collection.....



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Leah @ 15 months...

2011-01-17T12:25:30.221+08:00

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Leah finally start talking last 2 weeks, and suddenly lots of words came out from her everyday. First she got dad, pohpoh , gong(gong gong), jiie (jie jie) and finally mummy, and the mummy is so clear! Before that, it was only Bye that she knows.

Just few days ago she starts saying buyao(don't want), meiyou(don't have), nen nen(milk),na(take), gei(give) etc. She surprised me with all the single words she learned everyday. This morning she saw the picture of dog and said "Dog, woo woo(woof woof)" Cute!

She is one very mischievous little darling. She refuses to sleep early nowadays, even she is tired and keep rubbing her eyes. She refuses to eat her baby porridge instead she wants our adult food. She will pick her shoes and make sure you out on for her, then she will walk to the door and "bye" to everyone.

Being a stay at home mum is so rewarding, really, better than the year end bonus! I get to see every single bit of my kids' growing up, this is something I didn't know I want so much before I have them.



Update...

2011-01-13T22:46:08.418+08:00

OOh, i have abandoned my blog for months! Geesh, that's when u have another kid to watch, and also i blame it on facebook too! hehehe

Naomi has started going to kindy, and she loves it! I thought I could have a peaceful time with the little one for that few hours but actually no. It's even busier! Rush out in the morning with a not-enough-sleep baby and come home with houseworks waiting, no fun! I barely sit down and rest then have to rush out and pick the kiddo. Didn't expect that! bahhhh

Leah starts talking, she calls everyone is the family especially mummy clearly. She is never an easy baby since birth and now it seems worse than before after we move back from China. Sigh...

So my new year resolution will be as usual, lose weight. and i guess it will never happened to a lazy bum like me. So i should have another one instead, spend less! Naomi's extra curricular activities fees are really freaking me out! Gosh! I must spend less or we will eat grass lor...



Naomi's pre-birthday celebration

2010-11-30T21:07:59.618+08:00

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Back back back dated post.

Naomi had been begging me for a birthday party, and she chose Kizsport & Gym in 1 Utama. After a few nights of deep thought and discussion, we decided to throw her a party way before her real birthday, at the place she'd chosen. And I invited my breastfeeding group mothers and kids.
She was the happiest one that day! Mummy and daddy on the other hand are much broke after that lar... sigh... no more next time. muahahahaha



Leah @ 1 year old

2010-11-30T17:56:24.210+08:00

Well, my little girl Leah turned 1 last month, but this busy(lazy) mama always miss to jod down her milestone.

on Oct 28, Leah finally stood up and walked. Now I am having trouble keeping her still, she is moving non stop, climbing up and down the sofa, stools, walking around the whole house, to the bathrooms, balcony, aiyor, so much work just to watch this little one. Hence I have no time to blog............ =_=

Leah still not talking much, unlike her sister, her sister already shown signs of little miss chatterbox at this age already. She does understand 90% of what we said to her. She always try to express her need by action. i.e. bringing us to washroom after she made no.1; pulling her stroller when she wishes to go out; taking us to kitchen when she needs food; pull up my shirt when she needs to be fed... etc.

She loves nursery rhymes, the song she love most is Old Mcdonald had a Farm and This Old Man. And the DVD she loves most is "wow! that's what I call Nursery Rhymes".

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Got her an Ice cream cake from Papagallo. Coastal City ShenZhen.

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It was almost 8pm, she was so tired as it had passed her normal sleeping time, 7.30pm. Hence we only got a cranky birthday girl lar.



Leah @ 11 months old...

2010-10-01T00:21:10.525+08:00

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from the previous post, it's more than a month... Having a 2nd kid in my life feels like having triplets. Both are so .... just so.... kids!

To be fair, I should jod down bits about Leah...

Leah was sick for the past 3 days, high fever, green stool, vomit... was worried sick about her, didn't sleep as she has been really cranky. She wasn't an easy baby, with fever and all, she was even more difficult to handle. Leah, read this in another 20 years time. I need to ROCK you in my arms to sleep every night!

@ 11 months old, Leah is pretty cheerful. Still very very very manja, especially to gong-gong. She is very close to my father, at some point I think he is her favorite person. I am just a milk bottle to her..... :(

She starts to fight with Naomi for things she wants, if she didn't win, cry out loud. Very loud.

She kiss good bye properly now. She can say Kai-kai so clear, and Bye bye very clear, the rest, still babbling. Got to guess a few sometimes...

She is 7.8kg and 74cm. 2 kg lighter compare to Naomi at the same age.

accepting more solid food but very fussy eater, got this from mummy I guess.

Time flies, she is turning one in few weeks time. I still remember the day I went into hospital, imaging her look.... and now, she is 11 months old... Love you baby!



Leah @ 10 months old....

2010-08-22T22:13:21.202+08:00

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Leah was 10 months old few days ago. And this forgetful mama keep forgetting to update bits about her development. So this is the difference between 1st baby and 2nd. Not that I love Leah lesser, I love her to the max but it's just the time management isn't that well anymore. I could sleep as early as 8.30pm nowadays when I used to sleep around 2am! Those were once upon a time......

Leah is as cheeky as her sister was but obviously more brave one. Naomi used to be scared of weird sounds like washing machine, vacuum cleaner (now still the same), but Leah would not be afraid of any of these. She even tried to touch the vacuum cleaner while I was operating it.

Leah could mumble a few words like mum-mum(eat), Buh-buh(bye bye with hands waving), boh(ball), kah-kah (Kai kai, going out).... not too clear yet but at least she is trying.

She walks well with push walker, and a circular walker that I got her. It goes round and round so I don't have to chase behind her back. hahahahaha And she walks really well, turning round and round.
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When she wants to be breastfed, she will crawl to the bed, lay down there and starting "ah-ah ing" for me.

Leah is now weight at 7.9kg (didn't gain weight), height at 70cm. She is always smaller compare to same age babies in china, she is at 10 months and normally smaller than a 8 months old china babies. hmmm....



Little Miss Vain

2010-08-17T13:29:49.933+08:00

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My soon to be 4-year-old girl is very into putting on color on herself. :D

Got this lip gloss palette for her from Sephora. The lip gloss quality seems fine and the design is absolutely cute for girls! She loves it so so much. :) mummy gets to share too! hehe



little miss messy....

2010-08-11T20:47:05.837+08:00

Leah has discovered her new "playground". She would come here at least once a day, mess it up and then sayonara. sigh...

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And look, she is trying to reach a bottle of Gerber puff which is not quite her height. Did you notice her pointy toe trying to reach as high as possible....

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And did she succeed? Yes she did, and then ran away lor....



Naomi's pretend play...

2010-08-02T20:42:28.343+08:00

Naomi loves role playing games and pretend play.

Yesterday, she was "cooking" at her "kitchen" for quite long... She then took 2 empty plates towards me and said, "here you go, mum". Then i pretended to take it up and straight away "put" into my mouth. She started shouting ,"no mum, that's mine, this one is yours!!!!"

I quickly "spit" out and said," phew, luckily I didn't swallow yet..." She started crying," mum you ruined my cake! "

I went to her "kitchen", pretending to cook her another cake and then passed the plate to her and said, "here, i made u the same one."

Naomi took a look and said," no it's not the same, you didn't put cherry on top." Ok, i pretended to put cherry on top. "no mum, u need to put cream on then only the cherry will stay..... " I then pretended to squeezed the cream. and then she started again," oh mum it's not the yellow cream, it's the pink one!" I said "IT IS PINK!" she argued," it's not this pink, it's light pink!"

Arghhhh, my girl and her imagination!!!



Leah is 9 months old!

2010-07-17T16:49:09.830+08:00

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This cheeky little monster is 9 months old. She has learned so many things in 1 months.

She is able to drink from straw.
She eats more amount of solid food and drink lesser breastmilk compared to Naomi.
She babbles a lot, a lot...
She can recognized everyone of us when she was told to look for the person.
She waves bye bye when she reach the main door... (love love love going out)
She shakes her body when she hear her toy's music.
She is able to climb down from the bed on her own by coming down using her legs first.
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However, her mood swing is terrible. She can be a cheerful little sunshine this minute and a crying monster the next. Worse than her mother. :P



Leah is 8 months old.

2010-06-29T21:05:45.214+08:00

Leah @ 8 months old. Getting more cheeky, more demanding, and more adorable too. :)


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to train or not to train...

2010-06-12T23:06:50.253+08:00

Naomi has been sleeping on her own for sometimes. However, it's not out of her willingness, she understand that she is a big girl and she needs to show me that she is one. So she didn't really complain about not sleeping with me anymore... (Well, of course I need her to sleep on her own because Leah is sleeping on the other side and I wish to have half of my bed... )

Few days ago, Naomi came to me and asked, " mummy, do I have to sleep on my own forever?"

I said, "well yes darling, you are a big girl now..." then she said,"mummy, sometimes I wish that I could be a baby again, so I can sleep with you again.... " with that pitiful look, I really don't have the heart to tell her to go back to her bed, instead I said," ok, just for tonight, go grab your pillow..."

Looking at her happy face, grabbing her pillow, ran to my bed and fell asleep within seconds, I didn't feel wrong to ask her to sleep with me. I think they were only kid once, I don't think they will want to sleep with me anymore in another 10 years time even if I beg them to... hehehehe

So, do u think to kids need to be trained to be independence?



updates updates....

2010-05-28T20:30:16.508+08:00

So, I have lots and lots to update.... feel so sorry for Leah, she has reached so many of her milestone and this lazy mama didn't even note down any.

Flip over : 3 months +
Sitting up unaided :5 months
Crawling on 4 : 6 months 3 weeks
Sit up from crawling : 7 months

First tooth : mummy has got no idea when did that happened, when I checked, I saw 2 lower teeth already there, super blur. Should be around 6 months 3 weeks+

As of today, I saw another front tooth on top is sprouting, no wonder she's been really difficult to handle these few days and diarrhea as well. But she is still very active.

She is getting more cheerful. However, still not very friendly to strangers, unlike Naomi. Naomi was a very easy going baby that would smile at ANYONE. Yes, almost anyone, black brown white yellow, she will just smile, easily gets people's heart. Leah is a total opposite, she would cry if stranger tries to get a bit closer.

Food, she accepts solid way much better than Naomi. She could finished about 20ml of puree each meal while her sister at this age, didn't accept solid at all.

She is very much attached to me. She will be jealous if she see Naomi sitting on my lap, will starts screaming as if she is scolding her sister and quickly crawl towards me.

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My little fairy...

2010-03-26T19:59:04.005+08:00

Naomi has a wonderful time in Melbourne and she knows her favorite show(nowadays) The Fairies, is from Australia. Well, being a 3+, she still believe in all these lar.
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So, this mummy went all out to look for these Fairies' merchandise pulak. And I got her favorite character in Fairies, Harmony, the purple fairy. And this costume keeps her all day in front of the tv dancing with them. mummy can go online when little one is asleep. Muahahahaha

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Aussie...

2010-03-20T10:26:23.982+08:00

Leah and Naomi have no problem adapt to the new environment, and their biological clock just adjusted in 1 day. Me, until today still couldn't sleep at night and can't get up in the morning. Australia is 3 hour ahead of Malaysia. I was a night owl back in Malaysia, so... very teruk for me. We will be here for another 2 months, hopefully by the time we got back to Malaysia, these kids will adjust back. :)

Melbourne is a very nice place to stay, no doubt. However, if people like me, not earning Australian and spending here in Australia make me think 3 times because everything x 3. That make shopping a bit "no kick"... But then I had to get Naomi a new pair of shoes because she said her shoes made her feet sore. My biggest mistake was letting her choose her own shoes because she picked the light up shoes which cost me AUD80! Naomi is not a girl that would cry when I say no to what she wants. But she wanted it so much that she almost want to cry when I asked her to pick others. So I gave in. Soft hearted mummy....
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Leah is 5 months old!!

2010-03-16T15:59:13.079+08:00

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Leah is 5 months old today!



First time on aeroplane!

2010-03-16T07:02:21.917+08:00

Leah experienced her first flight when she was 4.5 months to Melbourne, Australia. Having 2 kids with me, I decided to go for MAS, direct to destination. I do not want to transit anywhere with so many things on my hands!

Leah was pretty cooperative through the 8 hours flight. Didn't cry a bit surprisingly. Probably because of the low pressure in the cabin, she slept pretty long in the bassinet. Thank God for that. I was really nervous the night before thinking how Leah would behave badly in the aircraft. So seems like she is another "angel outside, devil at home" daughter of mine. Naomi really enjoy flying with MAS, with her own tv and unlimited juice, she actually pressed the bell and asked for juice herself... pengsan.

If MAS does fly to ShenZhen, I guess I would opt for it too. The service is so much better than AA.

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Leah is 4 months old...

2010-02-23T23:02:03.395+08:00

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Time flies, she is 4 months old.

Weight about 5.8kg, and 61cm in length.

She is a super glue to mummy, short sleeper, easy awakened, super duper attention seeker.

She doesn't like to be put down alone on anything, be it bed, swing, bouncer, bumbo seat, exersaucer, etc, nothing. Nothing could hold her more than 10mins. :(

However, when she laughs, it just chase away all the tiredness in me. And she only laugh when she sees me. :)