The above date was significant – coz wedding of our so called ‘astronaut’ tu kan… Siap ada live kat tv. Kat Malaysia nie wedding celebrity dah jadik overrated. Dah jadik macam acara taja-menaja dan jemputan pun adalah golongan VIP dari seluruh pelusok alam. No longer an affair to celebrate your love with family & close friends. Well, that’s my opinion jer laa kan. Sukati they all lar tu diorang nyer wedding kan…

Anyway, last 101010, It was also significant to our family as it was my niece’s convo. I got sms around 7.30am from my niece. Dah masuk dewan. Angah nak cokelat besar okay”. 

Well, I of course I read the message 2 hours later bila dah bangun…hehe… Started when AE was 1 year old +, he no longer woke up early in the morning. In average he will wake up around 9.30am, so it is my pleasure to enjoy extra beauty sleep after losing it the first year kan:)

Jadik bila dah baca message Angah, all 3 of us kelam kabut mandi. Dahlah I found out her sibblings pun belum gerak lagik. Cargas terus ke UPM Serdang without breakfast. Takut karang die kuar2 dewan tak nampak sesaper pun kan… 

Sampai2 UPM, kena round 2 kali gak laa baru dapat parking. Alamak, takde sape pun jual hadiah! Apparently the pesta convo was somewhere else, around 15 minutes car ride from the convocation hall. No wonder kat luar pagar tadik ramai dok jual flower bouquet from car boots! Dah takde masa pun nak carik hadiah coz we all tengok kat screen besar tu majlis dah nak setel pun. Takpe, the thoughts that matter kan (ayat penyedap hati) hehe…

While I feed AE yogurt, the graduates all rushed out from hall. Maka bermulalah xtvt bergambar di depan dewan / bawah pokok / tepi tiang bendera. AE sibuk je suruh Angah dukung. I think he was excited to see a lot of people in joy & laughter. Sambil2 tu sempat kami melantak roti & air kotak milo di bawah pokok:).

Congrats graduates! (AE sibuk gak nak nyelit tu)

Teringat gak zaman convo kat US. At UW Madison, it will be held at KOHL Center. It is a big stadium, also use for sports and concerts. Unlike in Malaysia, convo kat sana semua orang boley masuk. So although many of us parents tak dapat datang, all the friends will come and celebrate. The ceremony pun takde lah formal sangat coz there’s no Sultan, VIP whatever. Just the Chancellor, Univ people and and a bunch of friends screaming your names:) *good old memories*.      

Okay, back in UPM [forgive me, memang carca marba betul laa my narration nie]. Lepas acara posing, semua model dah lapar. So terus gerak gerak khas ke Alamanda for lunch. We ate @ JM Briyani. The place was cozy and food was great (atau mungkin sebab semua lapar?). 

AE was very happy when we reached Alamanda. Yeayy mall!!!

scribbling while waiting for food

Celebration diteruskan di Starbucks & Baskin Robbins. Hehe…acara makan sampai ke petanglah nampak gayanya. Walaupun rasanya orang lain yg makan lagik banyak dari orang yg dicelebrate hehe…

1st time playing chess

AE didn't want to leave Starbucks rather want to play hide and seek behind the pole...

@ Baskin Robbins. See our son eyeing for the ice cream!

We left after solat Asar, kekenyangan (finally!) and ngantuk…AE fall asleep rite away in the car.

Btw, do you know that doctors have to read an oath when they first graduate? It is called the Hippocratic Oath which basically an oath historically taken by doctors swearing to practice medicine ethically. I never know about this. Yerlah diorang nak deal ngan living people kan bukannya wang ringgit atau machine…

Congratulations Angah. Enjoy the adult life:). Yes, it sucks, you are going to enjoy it!!!


AE 22 months

This weekend AE will be 22 months. His speech has improved so much for the past month. He added new vocabulary everyday. His first real word? Hmm…I think it is FISH. Yes. I would say it is FISH.

Other than fish, he can now pronounce amongst others WHALE, BOOK, GOAT. He has this favorite character ~ Vince Van Goat in Baby Einstein series. He will laugh whenever he sees the goat’s picture.

He can also says “nak!!” for all the things he want, and “gu” referring to his cikgu (teacher), and “kay” referring to okay when he agrees to something.

AE favorite activity is still water. He likes to use the waterhose now – making his own fountain. Lepas tu, abis laa basah kuyup!

siram siram siram....

His new favorite activity now is scribble. A few months back, AE received a drawing book and magic color as a present, and now the book is already filled with his drawings. He will also asked us to draw goat, fish or lion (AE called lion aumm). Now, he also learned to trace our hands in the book. So far, he had not venture into sribbling anywhere else i.e wall, furniture. I hope he won’t. *Being very hopeful here*

I remembered when he was younger, it was hard to capture him on camera. Amat susah! He won’t smile but instead will come and grab the camera. Somehow, as the months passed by, AE has become camwhore. Dia akan pose dengan gaya macho dan kepala kasik lentok sket. I believe this is Angah’s teaching coz angah yg selalu amik gambar die guna handphone:).

aksi posing di hospital ampang while visiting Angah oncall during raya month

He also starts having fun jumping from the couch. It makes me worried.  Yeah yeah…looks like I have become on of those moms that are over-protective of his child…. even kalau AE plays slide pun it’s hard for me to let go of his hand, instead I will hold him sampai bawah slide tu hehe… Hubby will not like it. Yeah yeah I know I have to let him go. But usually at that moment, my mother instinct comes kicking. So end up hubby akan jaga dia and I watch from far. Kalau macam tu takpe, I will not worry. hehe…

Other than that, of course now he loves watching tv/computer. Kalau time tengok computer, siap nak duduk atas kerusi mcm orang besar and pegang2 mouse lagik! Kalau kat rumah my sister lagik laa nak main laptop! *kids nowadays know laptop! power btol…*

He did not watch cartoon yet, but he loves baby einstein and video clips of kids singing nursery rhymes. He will watch it a few times and then imitate their moves. His favorite now are Itsy Bitsy Spider, ABC song, Hokey Pokey, and most songs that involve movement (i.e clapping, stomping). We have 4 versions of Itsy Bitsy alone in the pc now. Thanks to youtube!

I am aware that watching tv is not healthy for child’s development. If I’m not mistaken for children under 2 years old, it should be limited to 1 hour/day whereas for those above 2 years old should be 2 hours/day.  Thus, I’m trying hard to distract him from tv. I try to reason with him something like “let’s play/read first, we’ll watch tv later when we are going to sleep”.  Alhamdulilah, so far he is cooperative.

Unless, he’s down with flu/cold, I’ll let him watch tv all day long. That’s the best way for him to relax and for me to stay sane:).

I'm a big boy now okay

Some of my friends who saw AE during raya said he has become anak teruna. hehe…Memang muka dia nampak matured walaupun umur sebenarnya belum mencecah usia 2 tahun. Tapi muka jer la kan… hakikatnya masih breastfeeding. We are going to stop BF soon, when he turn 2 years old InsyaAllah. So mummies, any good tips to recommend on how to stop?? I certainly need some advices here as AE will usually go to sleep while BF.

our 'anak teruna' 🙂

I actually feel bad coz for the past months we did not really spend time with him as much as we should. For example, we have not swim and paint with him anymore. Perhaps we are so busy with raya open house every weekend. Sebelum tu pulak puasa kan. So now that raya is finally over, I hope we can spend more time together doing fun activity contributing to his development. InsyaAllah. Let’s have some fun honey bun!!!!

my honey bun:)

ParenThots time

This was an overdue entry. Should be posted a long time ago, even before the Ramadhan month. It just took me a long time to upload the pictures to the PC. *Sungguh pemalas plus handphone tak canggih untuk diupload terus. *

Okay, the story. We attended the ParenThots family day last August. It was held at Padang Astaka. I came across ParenThots 2 years ago, it is simply a column in my favorite newspaper, The Star on parenting.  You know, how the middle section of newspaper got extra pull out reading. Sometimes about tech gadget, sometimes about education, so there’s also a section on parenting which if I’m not mistaken is every Wednesday.

I love reading the column coz it is simple and precise, and it answers to my parenting curiousity and doubts. Then later I found out that ParenThots has its own website at Parenthots and it is full of resources and interesting articles, especially to parents. 

Thus when they announced about the Family Day, I was excited to go (last year I couldn’t go coz I found out too late). It was held at Padang Astaka and admission was free. They promised that they will be a lot of fun games and activities for kids, and true enough it was really fun!

Hubby couldn’t make it coz he has ping pong commonwealth office match to attend to, so we went there with my sis in law. At first I was a bit worried whether my 1 year old son will enjoy it coz perhaps it was more suitable to the bigger kids. But oh yeah he enjoyed it so much I had to dragged him from there. He was crying out loud didn’t want to leave. Oh anakku sayang….the event was over and it was 12 noon. Panas okay… 

He played all the games provided. The staff allowed younger kids like my son to play ta-ya-pa-wau, meaning he did not really have to follow the rules.  He got some goodies as tokens, but bigger kids who really win will get real prizes. 

Here are some snapshots of AE. Sorry the pictures aren’t that sharp coz it was not that easy to snap + hold bag + ice cream at the same time! 🙂

xtvt bola saya memang terer:)

Ring in the elephant trunk. Main tipu siap boley dukung lagik:)

die geram je tengok golf nie. I have to let him play w/pun kayu tu lagik tinggi dari dia...with me holding him of coz

wah bestnya!

Both of us really liked this velcrow-board. Kalau ada kat rumah mesti best!

smile for mummy:)

The only thing is that parking amatlah susah kat situ…Other than that, it was definitely an enjoyable day. Hope they will have it every year!

p/s – writing this entry makes me really miss ashman. Sayanngg bucukkkk:)