June School Holiday

This holiday had been quiet yet meaningful, to be honest i’m worried and concern how am i going to entertain Chloe for the whole month with my heavy bump. Thanks God all turn out good and i truly grateful for this period that i get to spend 1 to 1 time 24/7 with her before second one come to join us. Of course there’s days that i wish i get a few hour time off especially she wake up wrong side of the bed or being extra sensitive over small things and doesn’t follow instruction. I learn that most kid’s tantrums are mostly because the lack of patience from us parents and i also learn to observe her more before i jump into a conclusion or try to correct her. We both learn to be better this holiday.

Every morning she will wake me up in my room, joined me on bed for some cuddle time. Then we depart separately to wash up then proceed to make our own bed, at the beginning of the holiday she still doesn’t had this habit of making her bed but after looking at me doing for some times she volunteered to do hers and continue doing it for the rest of the days. After that we had our breakfast at her favorite spot – our new kitchen counter! and brief chat what we going to do for the rest of the day. Usually followed by outdoor time at the playground, i love how she interact with new kids she would observe them from far then slowly approach them and they started play just like that regardless of ages, but sadly most of the time the playground is empty well maybe our timing is odd.

Then we went home for home for table activities, the first week we learn about how flower/plant grow then we let her plant some seed and watches how the seed grow each days, she love it so much every morning she would check on them and shout excitedly how much the bean spout had grown. After a week lesson on this topic she can memorize what elements a plant required to grow. Vivian Aunty was very kind to send a caterpillar to Chloe for her to learn about the life cycle of a butterfly.

Second week we learnt about seasons and weathers, i really love Usborne books very detailed, nicely illustrated and interactive too especially for those lift-the-flat series. We had some rain play and puddles jumping because we only had raining season here in but i manage to gather photos of her in different season when we went travel for her to look at it for better understanding.

Third week we focus on reading for Chloe, i remember this beginning of the year i’m still worried why she doesn’t show interest in reading yet although her school did teach them phonics and wonder should i sent her to some additional phonics class as she love books rather than just looking at the pictures it will be more fun reading the words. So we read our trusty Peter and Jane series throughout this week, and to my surprise she catch up and started reading by herself and learning new words everyday. We are now proceed to book 3a i can see she find satisfaction when she get to read it on her own and force us to read P&J even for bedtime stories which me and Ming had no choice but follow her request.

Other than lessons and activities there’s a lot of free play, puzzle solving, play pretend that she initialed while i rest and watching her play on her own, we had a 2 play dates with friends coming over so she got some company to play with. On daily basis she would help me in the kitchen for our lunch and sometimes dinner if she feel bored playing with her toy she would come and offer for helps. She love helping int the kitchen with washing, chopping and a lot of kepoing, she’s doesn’t see it as a help or work for now but something fun to play i hope this continue for a long long time. My me time will always when she take her afternoon nap or when daddy come home at night.

Last week time passed real quick, this week i feel confident of bringing her out myself so we went National gallery, then on Friday meet daddy for Children festival at GBB. We also watched 2 movies during the school holiday which is Aladdin and Toy Story 4, this girl starting to enjoy cinema time maybe because that’s the only time she got her screen time. I personally love Love Story 4 story line very much recommend to all family with kids to watch it together. Our pastor shared this article The Charming Gravity of ‘Toy Story 4’ biblical view on this movie and a very good way to share it to our kids after watching the movie!

Misbehave

Also try to correct her after few days observing her misbehavior, she’s not all good she’s a child and a sinner too. She suddenly got this bad habit when things doesn’t goes her way she would try to hit/push (not hard but light kind) us. She did that a lot to daddy maybe to her daddy can be bully, so when she did that to me one day before nap time, i drag her to the naughty corner of course she refused and struggled then i give her time up in the study room she cried and protest. After few mins she calm down and i asked her again to sit at the naughty chair she followed then we had a chat while explained to her what is wrong and correct thing to do to let out her anger and hug to end the episode. She haven’t repeat it since then i asked her to let her frustration by voicing it out while crossing her hand instead of using her hand to touch people.

Overall it’s a good break from school i hope we keep up this tradition every holiday, other than play we gain and learned something. I think that’s the biggest improvement for Chloe this holiday is to able to read and recognized more words also to able to fix a 105 puzzle without any help too. Now school resume i can have my leisure life back! While for me i learnt to be more present with less screen time when i’m with her everyday.

National Day BBQ + Chloe 3rd Birthday

o after our celebration in KL in my house and my in law place on the actual day we planned a mini bbq section with close friends very mini one indeed i didn’t even invite my relatives/cousins in SG or Chloe classmates. Because i paiseh have to trouble people to come and i prefer to host small party. I’m glad i did that because i manage to spend equal time with each guest and keep them occupied.

One thing about bbq was to get everybody can involve in food preparation however feel bad to them as they need to work a little to get food haha..This bunch of guest very kind and helpful they take turn to help or babysit kids without asking! Even my friend commented your guest all so kind!

A small area for kids to hang around and play with toy i brought it down, it does kept them occupied for awhile after that they are running everywhere.

Cuties taking photos together, this Chloe really petite la. Just went for 3 years old assessment at Polyclinic this morning, nurse say she on the small size but grow according to her own pace and totally normal asked me not to worried but still … She suggested me to give her more snack time to increase her intake on food to see if that help her to grow some fat.DSC05635-18With our princess for cake cutting! Ming look tired from all the bbq, thanks for the hardwork in preparing the food.

They looking happy and excited for the cakes! Keep taking their photos and forget about our group photos!! blame my prawn head!

Thanks to all my kind guests who make it happen!DSC05675.JPG

Gift from everyone from friend in Kl to SG, let her unwrap them one by one then i kept all in the store room, next morning i give her the barbie from my boss to unbox first she’ve been playing with it for 1 week + now not sign of getting bored, see how long can this barbie last till next new toy.

We didn’t brought her any present this year but this party memory shall be the one.

May God’s love always surrounds you, and may the path that you walk on each day give glory to our God. May God always be with you today and all the days of your life.

I love you so much, my darling daughter.

You are my life’s biggest blessing. Happiest birthday!

Best Baby buy | Babyzen Yoyo Stroller

Actually i have few good baby buy include cot, playmat and others but this come first because i used it the longest, in daily basis and i still love it very much- Babyzen Yoyo Stroller

I’m glad that Ming always give me freedom when come to choosing baby/kid/household’s products because he think that if a sahm mum want to buy something as long as not too expensive and reasonable just buy because they are the one who going to operate and used it all the time. It’s true so guys listen to your wife, give her what she want because Happy wife = happy life.

I first come across yoyo before Chloe was born from an old friend in Malaysia, that time it was not so famous compare to bugaboo. I read thru reviews and research on pricing i decided to go with yoyo because it’s light (6.6 kg), sleek, and well made. My dad was the one who paid for our first yoyo as the first gift to Chloe, so we got an infant seat and and 6+ seat for Chloe even before she arrive.

infant seat was used for a short period because we “babycarry” Chloe a lot during her infant time although i do like the infant design very much but it’s better to save the money and just go straight to 6+ with a stroller cushion support or something.yoyo3

It is our must have whenever we go travel, that picture was taken during Chloe first oversea trip to Hong Kong. Yoyo can be taken as cabin luggage it was accepted or recognized as cabin luggage by most airline companies. Meaning you can store it on the overhead compartment without having to wait for your stored stroller to come out after landing.

Slowly i stop using baby carrier due to back pain so we stick to yoyo everytime we’re out everytime that’s Chloe in yoyo to zoo, shopping and staycation. It’s super light and slim but sturdy also easy to push around.

Then the newer version of yoyo came out at 2017 with new colors with additional pocket and bigger storage basket. So Ming and i went on to put our yoyo to sell at carousell, less than a week it was sold with a good pricing. All we need to do was top up a little for the new yoyo.

DSC03433-116I picked ginger color surprisingly my practical husband agree with my choice! Another thing about yoyo is that you can wash all the elements from the stroller with washing machine! yes washing machine! after each trip or heavily used Ming will take up all the fabric part to washed and sun dry. So our stroller now still look very clean and new. strollerOf course i’ve heard some kids doesn’t sit on stroller, but thanks God Chloe enjoy her ride very much till today she sit on the stroller to school and back home everyday, we used it on weekend for shopping and also to church on Sunday. I would say it worth every single penny to us, thanks for serving us well yoyo.