Monday, September 24, 2007


We were invited to a birthday party last week. It was for a lil gal from Kayden's playgroup. Her mom organized a beautiful party for her. There were heaps of food for both kiddos and adults.

The best thing was the kids have the space to enjoy themselves. It was so fuss free. Even the adults are very chilled out. We just let the kids entertain themselves.

Kayden got really attached to this little tikes car. He jumped upon it, the minute his friend hopped out. Needless to say, it was hard tearing him from the car when we were about to leave. (I think we might get it for his birthday)

And the kids still got keepsakes from the party. They each got to choose a lil wooden toy from a basket. The two rascals got different ones. And they got so knackered out from playing that they slept for a long time after they got home.

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Play Day

My babies under that magnificent tree

Tunnel Pondering

Baby J's loving his wood chips

My lil man

Friday, September 21, 2007


I was talking to my almost two year old whilst he was having lunch on his high chair.

When the puppet monkeys in the telly started counting.

I repeated it with my fingers and then he went "ONE TWO TWEE!"

OMG I cannot tell you how exciting this is!

Thursday, September 20, 2007


The husband and I...

We have a very simple perspective in life. We believe that things go in circles. What you reap is what you sow.

Our goal in life is to be happy and enjoy the blessings that we have around us.

We love our kids. We want them to experience a real childhood, with none of the work loaded burdens that some children have to bear. We believe that play is an important part of their constitution to a good mental wellbeing. We spend time bringing them to parks, gardens and wide open spaces so that they can explore and just run freely with no inhibitions.

We believe that quality food and good artisan water makes a major difference to our health. That is why we buy organic vegetables, fruits and meat. Not because it is trendy but because it has none of the yucky pesticides and it supports a more humane cultivation culture.

You probably know that I spend a fair bit of time cooking after work on weekdays. Cos I have to prep food for the boys' breakfast and lunch the following day. Homecooked meals are so important in a kid's diet. I like knowing what goes into my child's stomach. And I like knowing that most of what they eat are stuff that are good for them. No preservatives or MSG.

My kids are probably the best examples of good eating. My son can discern the difference between tap and mineral water. They both love their vegs more than meat. In fact they consume twice the amount of vegetables, as compared to meat. The best part is, with a good diet, they have a more tolerable immune system that saves them from major bouts of childhood illnesses.

We love spending time with each other. Most other parents would probably know how little alone time we have in a day. So once a week, or a fortnight, we get a babysitter to look after the boys for a night so that we can go out to catch a movie or have a nice dinner to catch up. Sometimes we catch up for a quick lunch on a work day. We feel that for us to function as better parents, we need to be great partners first. Someone once said that, "Babysitting is not a luxury, it's an investment." So true.

We like our individual time, as well. The husband love playing bball with the boys on the weekend. It's his stress reliever. I, on the other hand, like to go to the shops with a girlfriend or have a cuppa. And we make time for activities like that so that we dun lose ourselves. One of us would take the kids, whilst the other goes out.

Friends are an integral part of our survival. I must say that we are very very blessed by the friends that we have around us. We live a privileged life with a group of good friends who would go through everything with us. I always believe you are who you surround yourself with.

My husband never believes that you should spend your life pursuing an infinite amount of money. It's always a work life balance that he seeks.

Sometimes when the world gets crazy, we would sit back and reflect on the blessings that we have in this life.

Monday, September 17, 2007

Sunny Day

Where r we going, Mommy?

It's not hard to be enticed by the warm spring weather. Loads of sunshine tends to make people come out of hibernation.

The husband was helping a friend with carpet removal over the weekend so I took the boys to Rockley Gardens for a play.

We've been driving past the playground there and I've been dying to bring the kids there. So I packed the two of them into the stroller and we took a walk down Toorak Road to get there.

Kayden was really taken by this apple turning toy there. He's rather quick in catching on how to manuveur it by observing another lil gal do it. Next thing knew he was standing up there and spinnin' the wheel.

Baby J was a busy lil bee. Now that he's a lot older, he's a lot more confident in exploring the grounds. So he spent time climbing through tunnels and stairs. And also springing surprise visits on his brother @ the top of the slide.

We sat on the swings. Went down the slides. Kayden tried to climb onto the monkey bar and the flying fox. Till the kids are exhausted before we trek back to the car.

It was a simple day but it was time wellspent with my boys.

Friday, September 14, 2007

Asian Night

I've never been much of a party person.

But in my past life as a pre-MOM, the hubbi and I did spend our time drinking around Melbourne with our ex-housemates.

So hopping into Lavish tonight, after a long hiatus, was quite an experience.

30 mins in, I kissed the husband goodbye and left him with the boys and walked home, very much to his amusement.

I'm too old to bother hanging around watching teenage girls gyrate vulgarly against each other. I would much rather be in bed or doing something else like, maybe, watching a frog burp.

Oh and I dunno if its just me, but Asian nights never did appeal to me. Afterall, my entire house is filled with Asians.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Lesson Learnt

Ya know how some people learn things through the hard way?

My husband's one such person.

He busted his knee on Sunday whilst playing basketball.

Passed up his class on Wed night so that he has a week to recover

Despite my nagging abt that busted knee.

He covered a class tonight for a friend (Wat the?)which he is so regretting now.

The physio is probably going to get his pay from the class tonight.

Waste of effort but lesson learnt!

*shakes head*

Saturday, September 08, 2007

A Sunny Day

Beautiful Weather = Playing in the sandpit

Pail of Sand, Mama?

My lil munchkin


Scooter Time

Uncle Bruce

Heh! You never think he'll fall for a kid this hard! Ain't this cute?

Thursday, September 06, 2007

Worker Bee

Work has been rather frantic lately.

Two of the guys have left for other positions in the company and that means that I have to cover their bases in the interim till they find new people.

It's been hectic and whilst I'm not exactly loving it, I'm glad that I don't have a backlog for their portfolios.

Anyway its thurs night, time for some shuteye. I'm a tad beat from the week!
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