Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Sleepy Hari Raya

The night before Hari Raya Aidilfitri, Raees decided to sleep at 1.30am. Thought he was gonna wake up slightly later so that us parents can get ready with our nicely prepared raya attire. But noooo..he decided to wake up at 7.45am.

So I bathed him and put on his raya attire first before getting myself ready...

Everyone else was at the mosque for Raya prayers, except for me. I was stuck babysitting. At the same time I had to get myself ready for Hari Raya too! So what did I do to keep Raees occupied in a safe environment where he couldn't accidentally hurt himself? I let him hang out in his crib and put on his favourite Sesame Street DVD.

By 10.30am, we were all set to go to my mother in law's place in USJ. Look at my boy in his full Raya gear...

Siap clap lagi tu!

Here's the story about his kopiah - my parents bought it for his aqiqah many, many months ago. Of course it couldn't fit him...until now! But Raees doesn't like wearing anything on his head (thus no more hats for him). We had to create a destraction while putting the kopiah on him. Only that way we could get the kopiah to stay for more than a second.

Being sleep-deprived, he would usually nap again in the morning. But there was no time for that during Raya. So he got as much sleep as he can while on the way from Shah Alam to USJ.

Holding tight to the duit raya he received before leaving the house

Raees usually falls asleep after milk or via the stroller. That day we decided not to bring the stroller since we thought of going back home soon after. What a big mistake that was. Sleepy boy Raees refused to sleep on his own nor with the help of milk. He was restless but not cranky (not yet).

My in-laws. Notice the kopiah MIA already?

After Friday prayers we were off to another house. By the time we left that place, it was 2.45pm and Raees showed signs of crankiness.

But we had to go to my relative's house this Kampung Pandan. Mer decided we should go there straight (so much for going home soon after!). He drove slow and steady in the trafficjam-free KL road. Made a couple of stops to buy food to munch in the car. All these to let Raees sleep.

In all, he got about an hour of nap. Better than nothing, I thought. As it turns out, the nap didn't help much. As we reached my aunt's place, he was at his crankiest!

That night, we went to Mer's sister's place. Raees loved the fire crackers! Despite his exhaustion, he was very jovial.

Notice, the kopiah is back on? By this time he didn't even care. I guess it's the presence of his cousins plus sleep-deprive.

So there you have it...our first day of Hari Raya. A lot more interesting (and challenging) as compared to previous years but a whole lotta fun.

Selamat Hari Raya from me, Mer and Mr. Raees :)


Suliana said...

selamat hari raya irin!! comel raees pakai kopiah.. hehe

BLADE EDGE said...

salam irin..

:-D nk tgelak pun ada bila tgk gmbr kopiah dia yg makin lama makin jatuh tu..sambil pegang duit raya lg..

most babies & budak2 slalunya akan tido bile kereta dah bgerak, kan? esp kalau on journey yg jauh2 that takes a few hours..

just 2 share,even my baby daughter pun sbb tak boleh duduk diam2, so she & mummy duduk kat seat blkg..slalunya bile jln jauh, my wife akan bawak tilam (instead of kerusi baby) utk baby tido during the journey..once kereta dah bgerak plus air-cond switched on, apa lg, my baby tido ternganga la :-)

rara said...

selamat hari raya irin!

raees complete pakai baju melayu siap bersampin dengan kopiah.. so cute! :D

TRIPLETSplusONE said...

irin, where is Mer's sister's hse?
hse look so shantek

IRIN PUTRI said...

Suliana: selamat hari raya!

Blade edge: shah alam ke usj 15min je..hehe..

Tara: selamat hari raya

Mun: his sister's place is very near mine..behind the surau. Rumah baru pindah..

IRIN PUTRI said...

Eh silap..Tara pulak. I meant rara :) blame it on iphone's auto correction function. Anyways selamat hari raya rara!

Nurul Aima Hj Kaim said...

ololo comeynya SELAMAT HARI RAYA irin and family :)

Zainurul Haffiza said...

selamat hari raya irin dan sekeluarga

BLADE EDGE said...

salam irin..

just 2 share - baru dpt semalam masa pergi beraya. xtau sejauh mana menariknya. so leave comment jer la...

ketupat daun tebu

Nini D.. said...

salam mydearest Irin..ini email saya...

kim salam pluk cium pada Raes ye...& Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri..Maaf Zahir & Batin..

Ernie Khairina said...

eh Raees dah besar! cepatnye..selamat raya you both

Tuty said...

Raees...u r so cutee la..
suke part kopiah jatuh tu jgk..huhu..cutee!~

when i c ur pic, trs je tringt my mr Khalis..:> khalis sebaya ngn u Raees.but khalis br 10mnth n tgh brangan bdiri lepas2 tgn ,pnjat memanjat..:>

mrs Fahmi said...

Raees looks so chubby with the kopiah on!!! gerammmm the pouty lips lah....anyways, i love your caftan....been searching for a batik caftan myself...boleh tahu u normally cari kat mana?...;-)

mama said...

raees is so adorable!! perhaps his crankiness is not really pasal lack of sleep but more of stranger anxiety with bigger crowd? That's what I noticed my daughther also time raya nie. Will cry as soon as we reached relatives house but after short while she's ok. But after few days of raya, she warmed up quite fast especially time nak amik duit raya :p

IRIN PUTRI said...

Nurul Aima, zainurul, Ernie: selamat hari raya!

Nini: thank u!

Tuty: Mak raees kat sebelah takde pulak nak tolong angkat kopiah dia..ahaha! Haa.. Raees boleh buat kawan dgn Khalis la :)

Mrs fahmi: thanks :) it's the first time I bought myself a kaftan baju kurung. Bought at Bangsar shopping center.

Mama: oh this one I'm quite confident was sleepiness. He was very2 deprived of sleep and I guess he woke up masa tgh very deep sleep. That day everytime masuk kereta 3-4 min je dah lelap. Stranger anxiety dia tak mcm dulu. Hardly cries anymore bila org ramai.