Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Pull to stand

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

3 teeth dino


You are 3 teeth man now, no.3 is upper right front tooth, your gum is even more itchy, and your bite is more powerful now. 


Your first experience in a jumperoo, for you to bounce and explore the skill


Good to keep you occupied a while too.


You love to suck your thumbkin to sleep, and only left thumbkin has this magic.


Playing balls with koko on a day when mummy is pumping milk.


Cuddling each other before noon nap.



My three little sweethearts, must always remember 相亲相爱 ya :) 

Monday, July 22, 2013

What pet do you want?

Was having a chat with hubby 

Me : daddy, next time if the kids tell you they want to have pet, what would you suggest them to have?
(Was thinking maybe hubby will suggest tortoise, fish or even puppy)

Hubby : ANT

Me : (rolling on the ground laugh out loud by his creativity) wuahahahaha! 

Pick up kiddos from school

Me : what pet do you want to have? 

Tiffy : bunny!!

Cayden : I want chicken! 

Me : you guess what daddy wanna give you both?

Tiffy : Pig? Duck? Oh I know....ANT!!! 

Cayden : I want snail! Looonnnggg snail 

Me : hahahaha, u r smart, how you know daddy said ant too? 

Tiffy : mummy, is it small ant or big ant? 

Amazed with Tiffy's answer, amused by Cayden's creativity! 



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Thoughtful hubby bought me this 'car', to ease my burden when go wet market, totally awesome, no longer need to carry heavy stuff n walk 2 rounds. 


Seems like cayden likes it more 



 

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Volume no.1

Shhh...quiet....zip your mouth....volume no.1 pls....are the words I say the most these days. Having a very alert Dino at home, I really need everyone to talk in volume no.1 especially when Dino is sleeping.

We play new game today, fraction! 


In a way of distributing pizza for x amount of people.


How much you both understand? Hmm.....cayden just take it as puzzle, try and error which can form a round pizza. Tiffy can definitely understand better at this age.


Heston, the companion always crawl around touching, biting toys books that koko cheche bring out, until cayden complaint : didi, 你走开! 


Saturday, July 20, 2013

7 years of marriage

Seriously, I really think that i couldn't find another person who can tolerate my bad tempers, at the same time, i do think that your weird thinking and behaviors, in this world, not many can live peacefully with you too :p 

To live peacefully with you when your weird behaviors occurs, keep calm and go quiet, make it the biggest joke after you are back to 'normal', and joke for a lifetime too. 


I wanted you to take a photo with me, after the turbulence before we head out for dinner (was rushing to get the kids shower n sleep). You of course refuse and act cool! 


So, I pretend I've done taking the photo and viewing it, you, the one I know the best, turn to my camera direction and gotcha!!! 


You, acting cool n 'ngmm song' face! Sorry oh, this will b the precious photo of life! My ignorant-acting-cool-but-not-so-cool dearie hubby. 


Though you are sometimes really acting weird, over concerned, over caring, over long winded, over unnecessary cautious,  until I beh tahan (was silently wanna punch you n cekik you, I admit) but really, how can I live without you!!! 

You said : lao po, I don't want to die after you. 
Wow, I'm so touched and sweet! 
Then, you said : if I die after you, I don't know how to handle my life and the kids, only you can do it.

Well, life is too short, cherish every moment we are having now! 

Ps/ weird bug attack you twice which I really crack my head thinking what's wrong with you when you chose the most busiest timing to help me wash my pumps and bottles, which I don't need to use it so urgent, ok, I do curse you in my heart saying you 发神经!anyway, thank you :) 

Friday, July 19, 2013

Neb neb again

Dino down with flu again, despite the runny nose n cough n plenty of phlegm, he still active as usual, still drinking milk n eating well.


Was calm for the first 2 minutes, wailing n fighting thereafter till the end of neb.


Sickness doesn't affect his good mood at all. 


Very obvious 2 teeth happy man 


Watching toy story with full attention


Active and crawling everywhere


Dino is weighted 9.5kg as of today, gotta take good care of him to speed up the recovery :) 






Thursday, July 18, 2013

Failure in life

This is my biggest failure in life so far. I'm clueless how and what should I do. 

Fetch the kids from school, from mirror, I saw tiffy was lifting her legs high up kicking the front seat, countless times I told her this is not right. Asked her why she wanna do it again. She answered me, bcos cayden did the same too. I was angry, asked her if I cane didi, should I cane you as well since you like to follow didi. Made her apologize and explain to her why this is not right. 

Reached home, was getting ready for the kids to nap. Cayden in his room, whereas Tiffy, Heston n I in my room. After a while, I heard cayden was calling from his room, mummy, 好了!Alright, he is making big biz in toilet n done with it, calling me to clean him up. So I told tiffy to look after Heston while I go to settle cayden. Out from bathroom, I saw a necklace on cayden's bed, so I asked him who let you bring this to bed, and took away the necklace (suffocating hazard that is what I'm thinking of). Of course cayden fuss n cried. Same time, I heard Heston also cried out loud, rush to my room seeing Heston sitting on the floor, Tiffy was on the bed, asking what are you doing Heston. I was furiously mad, I questioned tiffy loudly why didi roll down from the bed, what are you doing just now. At first, she answered me that she don't know. I was so mad of her, I went out to take the cane and question her again, she said she was playing her fingers. At that moment, I'm boiling mad, I caned her, scolding her for not taking care didi, didi could have injured bcos of your carelessness. I caned her further and she cried and plead me don't beat her, said she loves me alot. I left her in my room, told her that she can't go out of the room, no need to eat dinner n drink milk, no need to go school no need to do homework anymore. 

I did not talk to her, did not serve her dinner. Settled both koko n didi to sleep, I just do my stuff as usual. She walked in n out whenever I go. Texted hubby to tell him I'm so heartache and also clueless how to handle her. Took my shower at 9+, I went to bed without bothering her. She went to knock nanny's room. And both of them went downstairs. She is hungry, her last meal was lunch. I went downstairs, asking nanny what tiffy said to her? She said tiffy dare not request anything, she just knock her door and nanny offered her to bring her down for dinner. Sitting opposite to her, looking at her eating her dinner, couldn't describe how heartache I'm, there are cane marks leaving on her leg n hand, so red n deep,  how should I educate her? To have ownership of her mistakes, admit it and apologize sincerely. She apologized, but I know she don't understand what she has done wrongly or she know but she didnt know how serious it is, and what is the lesson from this incident.  I'm so so so helpless.......



Sad, happy, obstacles? I brought you to this world, I should responsible for you my darling girl girl 


Ps/ There were few more incidents this week that lead to I'm furiously mad. 

1. She copied the answer from the answer book for her Kumon worksheet. 
2. She was lying, at age of 5, she is telling lie. 
3. She always push away the responsible of her mistake to others, especially cayden 

Mummy seriously wanna walk thru this with you. I ain't perfect mummy, but I am willing to try my very very best to b your greatest mummy.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

2 minutes ok?


To make you sit down complete one worksheet is harder than plucking the star from sky. Tonight you request to do homework, me? More than happy la. 


Your special way of holding pencil. In some extent, you are a perfectionist, ie coloring, you are so focus that you cant bear a tiny white space without colour, ended up only one part of the painting is with colour, very compact type, when time is a constraint.


Your motor skill is very good, jumping, skipping, running, crawling, not an issue! Ask you to smack the mozzie buzzimg in the living hall this evening, amazingly you really caught it! 


You snore loudly when asleep, everytime. Doctor said you have huge tonsil, gotta check it again 3-4 years later. 


You have your own language which influenced daddy to follow ur way of speaking. 

You said : 不紧不紧 which means 不要紧

You said : 吓死人啊吓死人啊 

You said : 你扁住我了 which means 你压住我 

You said : 2 minutes ok? (Whenever you wanna express how long it takes, everything is only 2 minutes to you, be it using iPad, eating your meal, or ask daddy to come home faster) 

You created name for your belonging, a pair of shoes inherited from Harris, you named it 'yok yok', which later on i agreed as I translate it to 肉酸 (Cantonese) and many more. Your creativity always surprise us :) 




Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Ballet progress


You were a baby ballerina since 3 years old. 2 years of exploring and learning, I can still see the passionate of you towards ballet, your eyes are shining in the class, you strive to do better each time, of course with lot of lot of encouragement n counseling.


You have a very good ballet teacher, Teacher Jesmine, she is patience, she is passionate, she is gentle and soft spoken, she is very responsible and she loves kids. On top of the lesson, she took the initiative to arrange for your transport when mummy was in confinement. She updated me your progress from time to time. She discussed with me your weakness and ways to overcome it. I suppose this is one of the reason you still love ballet alot, a lovely teacher does a magic. 


I'm not sure how long you could keep your passionate in ballet, so long as you are not hating it, I will make the effort to encourage you and lead you to the way. 


If you are on the track, teacher is going to enroll you to PPID exam next year. Hopefully this milestone can further boost your confidence level. 


It is a lifetime skill, which if you succeed, can definitely beneficial to you, have fun learning and keep up the passionate.

PS/ after class feedback today, teacher mentioned that your hopping, jumping, skipping skill need improvement, as you let your weight bring you down and you was too cautious in landing when you jump. So, what's next? Plenty of jumping time at home, which I'm sure cayden will b delighted to do it together with you.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Playground day

Hardly bring you to the playground ever since Heston is born. 


Routine should b altered abit n all worth it when u both jump in joy when we are heading to playground, even Heston also shake hands n legs showing his excitement. 


Exercise and spend your energy


To get a shot 3 of you looking at my camera were so so so difficult 


And I got one, so precious :) 


I'd rather pump milk earlier and bring u all to play ground, my quote of the day :) 




My precious do-re-mi:)

PS / after spent 45mins at playground, we went to somewhere nearby the carpark lift n wanted to give a big surprise to daddy who just back from home, told tiffy n cayden to run and hug daddy from his back, cayden was too excited, run and laugh loudly before able to give to surprise hug to daddy 

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Parenting

All these while, I understand the common concept that giving birth is easier than taking care kids, taking care kids is easier than educate kids, educates kids in term of academic is easier than educates them to b a better person. But never that I realized it could b so difficult, that I hope there is a degree or phd course to study in this, so that I am fully equipped to handle my kids. They ain't having any big problems, and I think every parent goes thru what I'm facing now. It's better to change my approach and perseverance in it rather than blaming that I'm having problematic kids, they are not, I'm very sure! 

First thing first, stop using negative words conveying negative message sending negative ion, to everyone. 

Stop threatening. Yes, I use this trick everyday, which is real bad.

Before changing my kids attitude, I gotta change my attitude first, to admit fault, to apologize, to talk in a proper way, to stop yelling, to stop criticize.

To create a harmony environment, no more stressing everyone by pulling a long face, shouting scolding at the kids. When   home is peaceful, everything will gets better and better. 

Ya, all the above would be meaningless if I'm not persistent and determine enough. It's a long war, till I can see the improvement. It won't b happened in 1 week, 2 weeks or 1 month, so gotta hang on and stick to all the rules. Not easy thou, to me as a hot temper person. I won't say I will not break any rules, but I hope it will b minimal and getting lesser each day. 

I read a meaningful article recently. 

If I had my child to raise all over again by Diane loomans

I'd built self esteem first, and house later
I'd finger paint more, and point the finger less

I'd care to know less, and know to care more.

I'd do less correcting more connecting
I'd take my eyes off my watch, and watch with my eyes
I'd stop playing serious, and seriously play
I'd do more hugging less tugging
 
I'm lucky my kids still little, gonna remind myself all these everyday. 

The toughest lesson of life - parenting

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Swimming days


Full gear


Swimming? Not yet. But another big steps to dip your head into the water n breath out in the water. 


Night swim the other day.


A bonus on a schooling day :)