Monday, August 11, 2014

Selamat Hari Raya

It's not too late to wish is it? Better late than never.

So how was my Hari Raya?

It was pretty good. I had a pleasant long break. the week before Raya I way ill so doctor gave me a 3 day MC towards the end of the week. I was not that ill. But one never turn down good mc. Especially when it is issued by a very credible hospital. So in other words my tony holiday started a good lot earlier!

But it was not all nice and relaxing. Although the best part is not waking up early for work. The twins were taken ill. They had diarrhea and were vomiting. so most of the line was spent taking cane of them. Alto, although I had been ill as well, I grabbed the chance to see a few head hunters. Details of this I will save for another post.

So coming up to the weekend of Raya, I did what I do every year. Make rendang! I wanted the festive feel, so I make it a point to make my own rendang every year. We usually buy our kuah kacang. But because the kids were ill, hubby did not manage to get it at the market. And from previous bad experience purchasing it from the many overnight Raya businesses, I decided to brave it and make my own.  And it turned out to be easy Peasy! Will never pay a fortune and a half again for purchased kuah kacang.

Of course Ayden was not left out in the whole Raya preparation. We made brownies together so we can give his grandparents on Raya Day.

So with the very fun Raya preparations done we were ready to Beraya.

As a tradition, the first day is usually spent at both our parents houses. We take turns which house eo go first every year. And of course offer we had put on our Baju Raya, We would take our customary family photo. This year we managed a pretty decent one.

After we were done with visiting both houses, Hannah took the turn for worst as she was still ill. Her diarrhea came back and she was refusing food and liquids. So we decided to get her admitted at the hospital to be put on drips. So we spent a good two nights at the hospital. She recovered well and guess what, we headed directly to Cameron Highlands which was where we were originally suppose to so for a holiday, armed with a whole lot of her medicine of course. The boys were definitely thrilled that they get to go for their holiday after all.

So we spent two nights at Cameron and had a blast. The weather was actually pretty cold. Traffic to and back from Camerons was not too bad. Infact it was pretty smooth.

So that was my Raya pretty much. We were at meant to Balik kampung but because Hannah was admitted to hospital we had to cancel those plans. We will try again Raya Haji!

Thursday, July 24, 2014

#100happydays project - day 3

A very lucky boy indeed.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

# 100happydays Project-Day 2

A few days ago Hannah turned around and said to me a "Mummy hug" her arms outstretched and gave me a big hug.

Swimming classes for Ayden

On our last holiday by the beach Ayden showed some signs of readiness for some structured swimming classes. He wanted to dive, hold his breath underwater, float. So I thought, maybe its a good idea to enroll him in a swimming class.

So I contacted Erika Perez, Whom most of us have heard off by now. she started off with football classes for toddlers and pre-schoolers. Ayden had attended some of her football classes when he was younger. Now she has her swimming classes where she runs them at various locations. she used to do some at The Club at Bandar Utama. Nowadays, most of her swimming classes are at Tropicana Golf and Country Club.

The classes costs rm 500 for 10 lessons where you have to complete them within 12 weeks.

So far Ayden is doing extremely well in his classes. He's had 4 or 5 classes so far and he is able to blow bubbles, kick while holding a "noodle" to almost halfway through the pool, dive and pick up rings from the bottom of the pool and dive into the pool from the side of the pool.

If you have been following my blog, I like introducing activities to Ayden, and I felt swimming, besides it being a great useful skill, is just one of the many things I like him to get exposed to. And to note, I do not have any kind of high achieving expectations out of this. Just purely to have fun and to have  varied experiences in life.

And after his classes are would have lunch atthe coffee house. And after that we would go home and take a nap.

Now isn't that a fun weekend?

Monday, July 21, 2014

#100happydays project - Day 1

I realise that i spend too much time sweating the small stuff. There are so many reasons for me to be extremely happy and they go unnoticed.

So am embarking on this 100 happy days project where i will post one photo everyday to reflect what makes me happy.

So here's my first one

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Oh what a treat!

The kids are parked at my parent's place. I've got one hour before Iftar. What else can I do!?

Have a luxurious foot massage of course!

Friday, July 18, 2014

Another tragedy for Malaysia.

Just as we were recovering from our missing flight which disappeared the day before my birthday, another one got shot down last night. This really goes down in aviation history. Never has there been an airline or country that has lost two commercial flights within 6 months. A friend's husband was on the first flight and he was also my husband's childhood friend. Gone too soon. He really was the nicest person I have meet and unimaginable talents in interior design and gardening. Imagine if he did that for a living instead.

My heartfelt condolences to the crew and passengers of this flight. May their family members have strength to pull through this trying times.

Aaron my really smart boy

The twins turn 2 this September and Aaron is developing and learning very quickly.

He loves his picture books and will bring his favourite to me and we would go through the pictures together. He will ask me to point at a picture and he will say what it is. He is able to recognise most of the typical things around us that picture books normally have eg ball, car, flower, cat, duck etc...

Last night I drew some pictures of his usual favourites feom the picture book on the doodle board, and despite my appalling drawing skills, he is able to identify almost all of them!

Aaron shows a lot of keenness in learning and has patience to sit through an entire story book. While I'm reading he would excitedly point out pictures that he is familiar with.

My happy boy is such a joy, always smiling and always curious. Mummy pray you grow up to be a great person and with lots of love around you.