Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Thoughts

I was just settling some nanny and childcare issues the past few days and everything is looking rather on track. (Although it's going to cost an arm and a leg for it)

Then last night, after putting the boys to bed, it finally hit me that I am seriously heading back to work. And a tad of separation anxiety hit.

I told the husband the same sentence and he went, "I thought you were looking forward to it?"

Which is kinda true but it's sad that I can't spend all my time with the boys anymore. But I know that it would be a learning experience for both the kids and me.

And hopefully their nanny would be able to teach them some things that Mommy would never have thought of. And give them lots and lots of cuddles as well!

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Home Bound

So the royal decree has been passed down and we have to set things in motion.

We are most likely relocating at the end of the year.

A lot of details are still hanging in the air but once we buy our house, we would be starting our relocation plan.

Oh oh... I cannot believe this is actually happening.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Snooze Fight

I swear...

If Sleeping Beauty was a man, she'll be Darien.

He's knocked out like someone who's sniffed an entire bottle of chlorofoam.

And I am still up trying to put Kayden to bed... after spending an entire day interviewing potential candidates and tennis in the evening.

Dammit. I shld be the one sleeping now!

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Date Night

We went on a lil date on Tuesday night.

We've been really blessed to have a friend babysit the boys. So we took the chance to have some personal time.

And we headed out for a movie and some chocolate fix.

We held hands as we rushed to buy our tickets. But we missed the slot that we wanted so we had to wait for another half hour.

We then headed down to Max Brenner for some sweets. He asked me which table I wanted. And I chose to sit at the counter, much to his amusement.

We talked about our day. I leaned on his shoulder while we waited for our Belgium waffles. I teased him about our "non-romantic" relationship. He would retort with a firm denial. And he asked for two top-ups of frothed milk, when I needed more for my drink.

I looked over at him and I realised that he is just so perfect for me. It's amazing how far along we've come. And he's always been the other half of me. The one to spur me on in this life that we've built.

We quickly paid the bill and ran for our movie. Ocean's 13 kicked ass but some parts are a lil draggy. And becos he had a long day, I had to pinch him once to stop his eyes from closing.(Not the movie's fault)

It was fantastic. I love how my husband can take my kind of nonsense and how he would make the time for us... despite his fatigue. :)

Cutie Pies


I cannot tell u how much fun these two are, albeit their nottiness.

And it's hard to just break away from them to return to the workforce.

But I have to live a lil bit for me as well.

(As well as contribute to the skyrocketting real estate market.)

So now the interviewing process for nannies begin!

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

My Boys

Baby Shrek

At 9.5 mths, Baby J is a big handful. Capable of crawlin all over. He's now confident of pulling himself up to stand. So that means that he can stand in his cot, pull himself up to lean on the wall and the table.

This month, he has a total of four teeth. And his appetite is just ferocious. He loves to eat whatever his brother is having. And that makes it really easy for us cos he can basically devour anything we eat outside.

That said, my lil boy is amazingly cute. I see the world a tad differentl from his eyes. Cos to him, every little thing is a wonder.

All Crackered up


Kayden is a big boy now. He is a full blown toddler. Learning to speak. Running all around. Tests our patience with his misdemeanour.

He's a lil politician to be with his lil bribes. He would give us something that is precious to him whenever he wants to have his way or knows that he's done something wrong.

And being a big brother, he occasionally bullies his lil brother. Poor Jakey has to endure all his nonsense. And now that the lil one is older, he is starting to protest whenever he gets hit.

Most of all, he's affectionate. He really loves his doggies and he loves to give us kisses and cuddles.

After Thoughts

The second part of me.

The shooting yesterday almost stopped my heart cos it can simply happen to anyone that was passing by. All it took was just to be at the wrong place at the wrong time. And it didn't help that it was just a block from where Darien was working. Thank God everything was a-ok in his workplace.

He reported that it was a lil chaotic when he arrived at work. An entire section of the city was blocked off and people were in locked down. So no one could leave or walk into the crime scene. Most people just hung around.

So as I reflect and think about this, I thank the Lord for the safety he's provided for my lil family. And as I slept next to my husband last night, I was just glad that he was home safe.

Cos another lady in Hawthorn East is clinging onto her three children and wonder what went wrong that morning. All her husband did was try and help someone else. And he's never coming home again.

Monday, June 18, 2007

Morning Horror

There was a shooting this morning just round the corner where the husband works.

Two people are seriously injured and one is dead. And they were innocent people trying to help.

This is too blardy surreal and too close to home.

Link

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Tough Times


Being parents to two boys is an interesting experience.

We are currently going thru a phase where they have started fighting for the same things.

The same toy. Affection. Food.


So even though there is plenty to go around, somehow only one particular item tickles their fancy.

Playing peacemaker is driving me insane. It is getting quite annoying, to be honest. Especially when they both learnt how to scream at the top of their lungs. And I finally understand what my cousin-in-law meant by Mommy's always the main disciplinarian at home. Daddy would only step in when it gets serious. Really serious.

Some days I feel like pulling my hair out. Some days I wanna put them up for adoption.

Then when it's all back to normal, I would wish for more time so that I can hold them in my arms for longer. O the irony!

Monday, June 11, 2007

The Last Long Weekend

... till November!

We had grand plans for it. Initially we wanted to go up for a day trip at Mount Buller. But it was hard [and expensive] to find a sitter for such long hours. So that was canned.

In the end, we settled for a night out with friends. We left the two lil ones with our usual sitter, and they woke up when we came back!! I think they can smell us.

And we played tennis this arvo. Kayden has his own tennis racket. So cute.

It was pretty enjoyable.

Simple and nice, was how I would put it.

Friday, June 08, 2007

Getting Hitched

We were out having dinner last night when the husband met a friend from uni days.

After talking for a lil while, he realised that this bloke is still with his gf after so many years. And the topic abt getting hitched came up.

We spoke of locations. Cost. Ang Pows. But I gathered that he was not taking the big step anytime soon.

And this friend was genuinely quite surprised that we are parents of two.

We spoke of the possibility of us holding another dinner in SG and I dunno if it will happen or not. But I wouldn't mind throwing a bash for my family and closest friends. It would be a nice dinner party to have. We'll see.

What I was really amused abt was the hard sell that my husband did for weddings and marriage. He discussed the pros of getting married here in Australia. The ambience that he loved at our wedding. And the freedom to do it our way here.

He was selling the concept of marriage. Which I dun hear very often from men.

He loves being married and being a Daddy. And I'm glad I have him. *winkz*

Monday, June 04, 2007

Conversation with Kayden

Kayden's been learning how to speak recently. Most of his words are still gibberish baby talk. We managed to make out most of what he's trying to converse thru.

He would firmly tell Rustie to sit, go pee and stay.

Green translates to GWEEN.

Doggy equates to Doe-gy.

Jakey is Didi.

My lil boy is growing up.


I leave you with a Daddy-Son conversation.

Darien the Singaporean: "Kayden can you pass me the blue color one?"

Kayden would pass him the blue block and go "Brue"
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