Dawn’s new tooth…and it’s a molar!
We are definitely proud of her!
Sometimes I just love the surprises that the children give (of cos the pleasant ones).
I was working at home while Dawn was flipping the Jumbo English exercise book which I bought for her. About 30 mins after, she came to me and said “Mummy, I finished my homework.”
And this page truly surprised me :
Don’t you like the chicken, the rabbit, the turtle, the cat and the frog head?
I am really so proud of her! She used to be so afraid to draw because of the “afraid of wrong” and the “don’t know how to” reasons. It was really difficult to make her to write or draw and we had to encourage her alot. Her school teachers had to teach her to discover on drawing and writing, and I am really glad that she is so confident now.
And she sure can draw better than me! I can’t even draw a chicken!
Eva had been walking (instead of crawling) since she was about 8-9 months old. She would reach out for our hands and balanced herself with our hands as support and walked through the whole house. We got kind of worried because she seem to be skipping the step of crawling!
Dawn walked on her own before she turn 1 year and hence I had the anxiety when Eva still wanted to rely on our hands even after she turned 1 year old. She was afraid to let go of our hands to try on her own.
And finally, she learnt to let go of her hands (It’s the “bad” mummy again, whom deliberately let go of her hands last night) and have the courage to walk!
See how thrilled Eva is, with her new found freedom!
And the excited Jie Jie…who said she that is so proud of Eva. I guess the Jie Jie really witness the milestones of meimei and found it amazing with the meimei who learn to do things which Dawn knows all along.
Bzmommy had been really busy these few weeks or months. Was mostly awake at 7.15 am and work till 12am most days and these are still so many things left undone behind my head.. but I think even though I am living with such a busy schedule, I am still happy because efforts do reap rewards (both tangible and intangible ones).
My poor Dawn had been coughing since January and she was recommended to go though treatment….
And this is really my poor darling Hope she gets well soon and this will not happen to her again.
Best game ever, for babies!
Not sure when it started, it seems to be the best game to play with babies is Peek-a-boo…and all or most babies will react and enjoy this game.
Same goes to little Eva…and @ 10 months, she started playing the peek-a-boo game to us too…using not hands, but everything she can use to cover her face/eyes…
What’s life when one doesn’t know how to appreciate and love good food for our own taste buds? Especially in this country of ours!
Love the crispy Oat/cereal that comes with the fresh fried prawns…
Love the bowl of hot bee hoon soup on a cold/wet day..or a very cold air-conditioned restaurant..
Love that Cream Sauced or salted egg crabs…whether it’s dry sauce or alot of sauce to dip those fried “man tou”…
Love the crispy egg and flour in the plate of fried oysters…
Love the plate of Truly-Singapore kind of Fried Kway Teow..
And who can forget Pork Satay with the fats BBQ till crispy and juicy? And that bowl of satay sauce that comes with pineapple too?
And of ‘cos with the right companion who enjoy the same food with you! ♥ ♥
5 years! And Dawn is 5! When you count the days that had past, the time has always seem to pass too fast, while when you count the days you are in with all the sacrifices facing you, the time seem to be much slower! Dilemma!
Back to our homely celebration this year, we had a lunch with my family and a dinner with dear’s family. Sisters bought a cake for Dawn too!
Dawn with Eva
Dawn wanted a Princess cake to bring to her school for celebration but we couldn’t find a Princess cake that comes with a affordable price. There were no retail cake shops that use Disney Princess as prints for cakes (except Swensen but only ice-cream cakes). We found some blogshops selling a princess design cakes but they are too pricey…so we asked Dawn whether she can settle with Strawberry Shortcake cake…and being the sweet little girl, she say it’s ok to change.
A bag of small surprise bags for her classmates. We call it surprise bags because each bag does not contain identical items and hence it’s a surprise for each child.
Teacher asked Dawn to place her 5 candles…
Dawn in action…choosing the spots to place the candles…
with her classmates…
Singing the birthday song….but Dawn look stressed leh…not sure what she was thinking, was she thinking on how to blow the candles?
She was not clapping to her own birthday song too!
Making a wish…or wishes..was she really wishing?
Cutting the cake..
With Daddy & Mummy
Giving out the surprise bags…
We had all these celebrations before her actual birthday because her actual day was too near Chinese New Year..but what made her the most happy was….George arrived in the morning on her actual birthday!
George is the brother of Peppa Pig and he arrived from UK!
Isn’t he cute?! Can’t help but to like it too!
Dawn had wanted to go for sand play for the longest time…and we had also placed a picnic mat and the sandcastle tools in the boot of our car, but we never really had a chance to go (actually it was me who rejected the suggestion each time because of the HOT WEATHER! :p)
And yes, we finally made a day for Dawn to build sand castle! And I discovered something new about my hubby …..
He had no idea how to build a sand castle!! No wonder the last time, there wasn’t a proper photo taken for a sand castle!
And under the guide of his brilliant wife, we built our castle together!
Work half d0ne..spot the block beside the sand hill? All along Dawn didn’t want to build the castle with us, she said that she is already building the castle by piling the sand up..
So after the brilliant wife impact the sand castle building skills to the dear hubby, she retreated to the picnic mat :p See how hardworking the dear hubby was!
Ta-da! Look at our castle! Like some Government House hor? Still got wall around it..
Our castle beside Dawn’s hill castle…
It was indeed tiring to squat and build sandcastle, I could feel that my legs were going to give way anytime..
The time flew by…seconds, minutes and hours…
Then it was the days which flew..
And the months..
The year just flew by…
Indeed live up to my name..Busy Mommy.
Having 2 kids really took up most of our time..lesser personal time now, and both hubby & I treasure our couple time and our own personal space whenever we have the opportunity.
We used to be able to sleep at 2am and wake up at 7am to leave for work…now we will start doing the nodding exercise when it’s 11pm. Those were the days.
But Year 2011 was a rather fruitful year. Had targets, reached targets and exceeded targets. Small success but gave us a sense of achievement and joy. To some other, the small success might be nothing to cheer about, but in our family, small achievement deserves cheers!
Resolutions may not be the right way to end a year and start a new year…for I believe that resolutions will still be resolutions by the end of that new year. Set reasonable goals or targets instead, and there’s surely a report card by the end of the year – whether it’s met, not met or exceeded.
Gambatte everyone! Jia you for the new year!