Thursday, December 30, 2010

Raees Hearts Elmo

Sometimes when I greet Raees as he wakes up in the morning, the first thing he would say is, "Elmooo." I would say to myself, "This cannot be. Got to correct this."

Me: No, this is mommy. Say mom...my?
Raees: Ma...mo
Me: Mom..my?
Raees: El...mo

Thanks to Mer, Raees is now hooked on that cute little red monster. Although that wasn't the intention at first. He initially wanted to introduce him to the fuzzy blue monster, Grover. But Raees got his attention more on Elmo.

So every day is Elmo day for my boy. We have a bunch of Sesame Street DVDs, but he has his favourites. Just look at his expressions...


Elmo surely helps keep him occupied when we parents have our hands full. Just strap him on the stroller with the DVD on and he's happy.

Also, it will definitely help with his vocabulary. He learnt 'Elmo' all by himself! But of course, we try to balance between TV time and play time.


Because of his fondness for that little monster, we got him a few Sesame Street books, toys and t-shirt. I'm plan to find a 'Tickle Me Elmo'. I remember they used to sell that many years ago. Is it still being sold now? I'm sure he'll love it and so will I! (this is the case of mak bapak yang lebih..hehe!)

The Ultimate Fun!

Sorry I took so long to update about my ultimate fun experience that I mentioned before. Don't worry, here it is.

The day started with lunch. As kids eat free, I had the chicken fillet and vege. One of my favourite meals from this particular restaurant.

For desert, there was only one thing I wanted...

No I wasn't just resting my head, I was feeding from the side. Anyway, I was full from our big lunch that I gave my tummy a lil pat.

With all the energy stored in me, I had to let it all go. So I was brought to this place...

It was a huge indoor playing place for kids with loads and loads of balls! The balls even came down like fountain everytime you press the red button!

It was amazing! I was shouting in delite everytime I hear the familiar sound of the fountain of balls coming to life. At the same time, I walked around the place collecting and banging balls together.

I even socialised with the kids there, although sometimes the girls seem a bit possessive of the balls they have in their baskets.

I was there for over an hour. Before leaving, mommy suggested that I go down the big slide. So daddy brought me up the 'hill' to reach the top of the slide.

It was quite high alright, but as long as I was sitting on my daddy I was game for it. In fact, I'm not sure if daddy was actually allowed to be on the slide in the first place :P But nobody said anything.

On your mark, get set...GO!!

Oh my, that's how I looked like when I went down the slide? Haha! So funny!!
It was thrilling alright! But a whole lotta fun, nevertheless. So I went on it twice. Would've gone for the third time but we were still not certain whether daddy was allowed on the slide. So better go before they chase us out :P

It was definitely the funnest place I've been so far! It really did use up my energy :)

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Fashion Sense: Britney Spears & Me

I was reading a magazine as I was doing my hair when I came across this picture of Britney Spears and her son...


Which reminded me of my own son...

Spot something similar?

I never buy expensive designer clothes for Raees mainly because I don't do that myself and he will outgrow them in a blink of an eye. Plus, he wouldn't be able to appreciate it anyway. With cheeks like that, you don't have to splurge to look cute, right? ;)

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Still Cracked

You know what has been affecting my mood to blog right?


Financially, I'm not ready to fix it as there are other priorities. But don't worry, Raees will deliver the post as promised despite working with just half the screen.

Wait for it!

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Friday, December 17, 2010

Pump, Store & Board

After my 10-day trip to Syria, I struggled to stock up on expressed breast milk (EBM) due to my very low milk production after the trip (which I managed to recover within a week, Alhamdulillah).

After 2 months plus, I have about 3-days worth of EBM in my freezer. Some were used during my chicken pox quarantine period, when I didn't manage to pump enough for Raees. Mind you, that time he was also sick and didn't eat much. So he demanded a lot of milk.

Anyway, I was away for a 3-day assignment in Johor this week and decided that I can't pump and throw like I usually do. If not, I will come back to an empty EBM storage which means trouble for my next assignment (scheduled next week).

So I brought along an extra hand luggage, the icebox.

I scheduled my shoot in JB in a way that allowed me to go back to the hotel in the afternoon to pump since I brought along the auto pump.


I couldn't find the luxury of pumping every 3 hours. I only managed to do so in the morning, afternoon, evening and night.

Anyhoo, my colleague has a friend who works at the hotel so he helped arrange for my milk to be stored at coffee house freezer.


I checked out as early as 5.30am to catch my flight back home and my milk was conveniently brought down to the lobby for me that very morning.

I managed to get a dozen packets of EBM in about 48 hours. Each about 4oz on average.


Good thing there was no problem carrying the milk along as hand luggage on domestic flight. So now my the EBM is restored! And I'm one happy mama :D


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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Surprise Basket

I could just tweet about this but it's just too nice not to share in my blog. After hosting WHI today I finally went to my desk and found a very nice surprise gift.


This has to be one of the nicest gifts I've received from a client. It's a basket of Crabtree & Evelyn! The card that came with it is super cute too!


Thank you MasKargo for the wonderful new year gift. It made my day! :')

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Monday, December 13, 2010

The Big Bright Smile

Usually when I go to people's houses or meet unfamiliar faces, I cry my heart out when they attempt to carry me. Yeah, I'm at the peak of my stranger anxiety phase. But actually, I'm very generous with smiles! Some people say it's a trait that I got from mommy. Anyways, wanna know when I'm generous?

When I'm home, fed and bathed, I'm usually in my best mood and you'll see me smiling away!

I'm quite a chatterbox too. I'll be babytalking all the way until I don't get something I want in which I will get cranky.

You know when I smile the most though? When I'm out! Yeah, as I sit on the stroller I will just smile to anyone who passes by me. I greet the waiters a lot too. Mainly because I want something from the menu. Kids eat free, kan?

Even when I'm sleep deprived, going out just makes me totally happy. If we were at home, I would probably be one angry boy already. But not when I'm outside. I gotta control macho, you know :D

But once I get to walk, I can't stop. When I'm at a spacious place where I can walk aimlessly, or do a little run...I'm in heaven!

Little did I know, there was some other place my parents were gonna bring me that would be the ultimate play destination for me. Where? Well, wait for the next post from me ok? :)

Friday, December 10, 2010

Crack!

Sorry for the hiatus people. I've been wanting to update but my laptop screen is broken.

Raees was playing with it - repeatedly opening and closing. We were afraid he might get his fingers stuck in between so Mer put his hand there. He went on playing and as our eyes were focused on the TV, Raees shut the laptop with all his might and *crack*

I switched on the laptop and few lines went across it while half the screen was plain white. I'm afraid to find out the cost to repair the screen. Like it or not, I have to get it done anyway $$$