Friday, June 26, 2009

Great loss indeed

Picture from http://z.about.com

MJ this entry is dedicated especially for you.
Indeed you were a very talented artist and no doubt a megastar.
You will be missed.

Rest in peace.


"Heal The World"


There's A Place
InYour Heart
And I Know That It Is Love
And This Place Could
Be Much
Brighter Than Tomorrow
And If You Really Try
You'll Find
There's No Need To Cry
In This Place
You'll Feel
There's No Hurt Or Sorrow

There Are Ways
To Get There
If You Care Enough
For The Living
Make A Little Space
Make A Better Place...

Heal The World
Make It A Better Place
For You And For Me
And The Entire Human Race
There Are People Dying
If You Care Enough
For The Living
Make A Better Place
For You And For Me

If You Want To Know Why
There's A Love That
Cannot Lie
Love Is Strong
It Only Cares For
Joyful Giving
If We Try
We Shall See
In This Bliss
We Cannot Feel
Fear Or Dread
We Stop Existing And
Start Living

Then It Feels That Always
Love's Enough For
Us Growing
So Make A Better World
Make A Better World...

Heal The World
Make It A Better Place
For You And For Me
And The Entire Human Race
There Are People Dying
If You Care Enough
For The Living
Make A Better Place
For You And For Me

And The Dream We Were
Conceived In
Will Reveal A Joyful Face
And The World We
Once Believed In
Will Shine Again In Grace
Then Why Do We Keep
Strangling Life
Wound This Earth
Crucify Its Soul
Though It's Plain To See
This World Is Heavenly
Be God's Glow

We Could Fly So High
Let Our Spirits Never Die
In My Heart
I Feel You Are All
My Brothers
Create A World With
No Fear
Together We'll Cry
Happy Tears
See The Nations Turn
Their Swords
Into Plowshares

We Could Really Get There
If You Cared Enough
For The Living
Make A Little Space
To Make A Better Place...

Heal The World
Make It A Better Place
For You And For Me
And The Entire Human Race
There Are People Dying
If You Care Enough
For The Living
Make A Better Place
For You And For Me

Heal The World
Make It A Better Place
For You And For Me
And The Entire Human Race
There Are People Dying
If You Care Enough
For The Living
Make A Better Place
For You And For Me

Heal The World
Make It A Better Place
For You And For Me
And The Entire Human Race
There Are People Dying
If You Care Enough
For The Living
Make A Better Place
For You And For Me

There Are People Dying
If You Care Enough
For The Living
Make A Better Place
For You And For Me
There Are People Dying
If You Care Enough
For The Living
Make A Better Place
For You And For Me

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Lucky number 8th - me!

I know it isn't much, but hey, I'm one of the lucky 30 winners and I got myself a free eVoucher worth RM10 that I can redeem from thebabybliss.com teeheee!! ;D Someone forwarded me a new kiddy stuff eMall recently. And as I was surfing through thebabybliss.com site, my eyes caught a section of the site which stated I could win a RM10 voucher for being the lucky 8th person that sign up for The Baby Bliss mailing list. Although I didn't expect to win coz I rarely do anyway hehe...I went ahead and got myself registered...and wala' am one of the 8th lucky winners thus the happy me!! ;p Anyway, if you haven't heard about this new eMall, hop on to thebabybliss.com! ;p It's pretty new so I guess they are still stocking more stuff onto their site :)

Toddler & fine motor skills

How to help your toddler develop fine motor skills
extracted from babycentre.


When it comes to using gross motor skills — things like walking, jumping, and running — your little dynamo probably doesn't need much encouragement. But it's equally important that she work on her fine motor skills — small, precise thumb, finger, hand, and wrist movements. That's because they support a host of other vital physical and mental skills. "Stacking blocks, for instance, involves not just picking up the blocks, but knowing what to do with them and planning out the action," says Gay Girolami, a physical therapist and executive director of the Pathways Awareness Foundation, a nonprofit organization focused on physical development in Chicago.

How can you encourage your child's fine motor skills? As any parent who's ever heard "Me do it!" knows, toddlers don't need much prodding to try new things. Of course, your child won't be able to do everything she wants to right away. But with encouragement, support, and lots of time to learn, she might surprise you. So back off and let her try her hand at simple tasks, like getting dressed (she can start looping large buttons through buttonholes) and making breakfast (hand her a spatula, a slice of toast, and a jar of jam, and let her get busy). Remember, too, that variety is the spice of life, so mix things up once in a while. The activities below, for instance, will build on your child's fine motor skills and help foster new ones.

  • Filling Up and Dumping Out
    As your child's daily wake of destruction has made perfectly clear, emptying a container requires a lot less precision than filling one. This is one of the first fine motor feats your toddler will master — and once she does, she's likely to repeat it with a vengeance. As exasperating as it may be come cleanup time, this dumping is an important cognitive exercise, too: Your child is beginning to realize that one object, like a bucket, can hold another object, like a load of dirt. Once this dawns on her, she'll delight in establishing that the dirt can also be emptied out.

    Prepare for this stage by setting up play areas and offering manageable activities. Taking blocks out of a large box, pegs out of a pegboard, toys out of a trunk, and sturdy puzzle pieces out of a puzzle will keep your toddler busy and may distract her from less charming pursuits, such as emptying a bag of cat food onto the floor. Once she has the "taking out" step down, it's time for the "putting in" step. Some of the above tasks can be reversed (although you may not be able to generate much enthusiasm for putting toys away) and will flex your child's visual and mental muscles as well as her fine motor skills. For a follow-up, encourage her to try a more challenging feat, such as dropping "O" cereal bits into a container with a slightly narrowed neck, or trying her hand at a shape-sorter.

  • Dressing and Undressing
    Ten minutes ago you dressed your toddler in his Sunday best. Now that you're ready to head out, he's stark naked again! Putting things on and taking them off is a toddler delight. But your child isn't doing it to tax your patience. And dressing and undressing — himself or a toy — provides a host of opportunities for him to practice his finger and hand coordination.

    Help your child out by creating as many chances for success as possible. Tiny doll clothes are too intricate for him and will only lead to tears, but big capes or ponchos for his teddy bears will be manageable (you can cut these out of felt). Felt boards with people shapes and changeable outfits are perfect, too, since they let toddlers indulge their fashion sense (and sorting skills) without being too challenging. Reusable stickers can also fascinate, though very small ones are tough for little fingers to manage. If your toddler especially enjoys dressing himself, provide him with a big box of dress-up clothes that are easy to manage — dad's old coat and shoes, your old scarves, and hats galore.

    When it comes to dressing himself for the day, your toddler will do best with pants that have elastic waists, pull-on tops, and Velcro-fastening shoes to minimize morning struggles. Be sure to introduce new challenges — a single large button or a big snap — one at a time.

  • Drawing and Scribbling
    Sometime between the ages of 12 and 18 months, your toddler will probably attempt to "write" by making marks on paper, and sometime between 18 and 24 months she may surprise you by drawing vertical and horizontal lines and perhaps a circle. Applaud these early doodles, which encourage a whole raft of new abilities: Drawing with a crayon involves fine motor skills such as grasping and holding, for instance, as well as boosting your child's visual acumen and tapping her imagination.

    Set up your budding artist with big sheets of thick paper taped to the table — after all, nothing inhibits creativity like a dismayed shriek from Mom when the crayon slides onto the tablecloth or rips through thin newsprint. Thick, sturdy crayons or washable pens in a few primary colors (so as not to overwhelm) are a good choice. If your toddler isn't interested, offer some alternatives: chunky sidewalk chalk to use outdoors, paper pinned to an easel instead of a flat surface, or soap crayons in the tub might pique her interest.

    And don't forget finger-painting. While learning how to hold and manipulate an implement is important, finger-painting gives your toddler's fine motor skills and creativity a workout, too. If she's tired of paints, try printing. Hand- and footprints on paper makes great gift wrap. Or tap into her interest in nature and brush leaves, acorns, carrot-tops, or flower petals with paint to use as homemade stamps. For a special treat, let her finger-paint with pudding or brightly hued fruit juice — she'll exercise her motor skills and will have fun licking her fingers.

  • Stacking, Sorting, and Stringing
    From carefully balancing one block on top of another to placing colored rings on a pole, stacking (and knocking down, of course) is a toddler tradition. It's also a fantastic way for your child to use her ever-more-nimble fingers and to work on her sorting and building skills. To make these architectural pursuits even more intriguing, let your child experiment with blocks of different sizes, shapes, and colors, and offer a variety of other materials for building and manipulating. Though ABCs and 1-2-3s games are a ways off, your toddler can sort refrigerator alphabet magnets by color or size. Or introduce her to bead stringing with plastic snap-together beads. Once she's mastered those, offer her a thick shoelace and a piece of felt with holes cut in it or a sturdy string and big wooden beads — before you know it, she'll be making edible jewelry (colored pasta shapes or fruit rings are perfect for this).

  • Poking and Pinching
    Toddlers are sensualists above all else — they love to smell, taste, and touch. If you give your child plenty of fun-to-feel materials to keep her little hands busy, she'll have a great time developing their strength and agility.

    Non-toxic modeling clay invites hand and finger movement as your child rolls, shapes, punches, and molds the material to her liking. A few simple tools, such as a lightweight rolling pin and some plastic cookie cutters, stretch this activity out longer. If your toddler seems reluctant, try a few different products — she may not like the smell of one or the feel of another. And the softer the dough, the easier it is for small hands to shape. Real edible dough is, of course, the ultimate treat, so when you bake, give her some leftover dough to shape into her own "pie" and cook it with yours. (If baking isn't something you have much chance to do, check out the frozen dough in the freezer section of your grocery store.) And finally, don't forget "gak," the gooey preschool favorite made from equal parts white glue and water (often colored with food coloring), which kids just love to squish and squeeze.

    Outside (or in the basement, if you have a big one), a mud pie kitchen or a sandcastle construction zone creates opportunities to use those same manipulative skills. As your toddler molds a tower and carefully tops it with a feather, she won't even realize she's honing her fine motor skills — but you will!

Friday, June 19, 2009

Focus on Children Best Way to Stop Flu Bugs

LONDON (Reuters) - Travel restrictions and other measures help limit the spread of the new H1N1 virus but officials are largely ignoring the best way to stop the bug: focusing on children’s hygiene, a researcher said on Thursday.

Citing a review of 51 studies examining different ways to contain respiratory virus epidemics, Tom Jefferson of the Cochrane Library said encouraging children to do simple things like wash their hands is most effective.

“I don’t really understand why some governments are obsessed with popping pills and giving injections,” Jefferson, who led the review, said in a telephone interview.“The evidence is clear,” he added. “Hand washing offers protection against a lot of things, not just respiratory viruses.”
The review of published studies from around the world suggested that frequent hand washing, using gloves, gowns and masks with filtration, and isolating people believed to be sick help reduce transmission of viral respiratory diseases.


It also found that the greatest potential for preventing disease from spread came from focusing on children, not adults, Jefferson said.

“The main thing is if you teach children to wash their hands in schools, that is the biggest benefit to the whole of society,” he said.

One large study, for example, looking at 4,332 children in poor Pakistani households found children who washed their hands with soap several times daily had 50 percent fewer episodes of illnesses such as pneumonia or cough than the others.

“One of the explanations we found is that children are the most sociable beings and have the most physical contacts between people,” Jefferson said.

Since the emergence of the new H1N1 virus in Mexico health officials have scrambled to contain the infection that has so far spread to 33 countries, killed at least 65 people and put the world on the brink of a new pandemic.

And while quarantines, travel restrictions, school closures and facemasks have all been used, getting teachers and daycare workers to encourage good hygiene practices may do the most.
“If you enforce these kinds of hygienic measures in schools that is where the best benefits are,” Jefferson said.


Another study showed school absenteeism dropped 43 percent when children used alcohol gels along with hand washing. Others showed younger children taught hand-washing at school or home were significantly less likely to develop a respiratory illness. - (Reuters Health)

Folic acid helps full term pregnancy

Our precious Ethan was born prematurely at 35 weeks and 2 days. Hubby missed the birth of our precious Lil' E as he was away in Trinidad due to work commitment. It wasn't easy for me (but thank goodness my dearest friend F was with me in the labour room) and it was certainly not easy for hubby too coz it took him 3 days b4 he was able to meet our precious due to the long journey. Anyway, I was told that I have about 35% chances of a 2nd premature baby since my first one was a premie (though it is considered borderline premie ;p) ....it does worry me at times ... and it has actually been at the back of my mind especially now that we're trying for 2nd baby...but at the same time I know there are still 65% chances of me having a full term pregnancy ...I guess the only thing I could do is just to wait and see ;p Anyway, here's an interesting article on folic acid and full term pregnancy for the sharing ;p


Folic Acid Supplementation Helps Ensure Full-Term Pregnancy

A healthy pregnancy begins before conception. Health conditions, medications, and dietary considerations, as well as habits and lifestyles of hopeful mothers can have an impact on the health of their unborn children. By addressing health issues and knowing the risk factors before becoming pregnant, would-be mothers can prevent problems that might later affect their babies.

Almost 12 percent of babies born in the United States are born prematurely (before the completion of 37 weeks of pregnancy), although full-term pregnancies last about 40 weeks. These babies are at greater risk of having breathing difficulties, learning difficulties, and developmental disabilities in addition to being less likely to survive.

Finding a way to prevent premature birth could improve the health of thousands of babies annually. Although there is currently no sure way to prevent premature birth, studies have indicated that mothers who consume lower amounts of folic acid may experience shorter pregnancies. To test this theory, doctors from the University of Texas followed the progress of nearly 35,000 pregnancies during which a number of women had taken folic acid supplements for at least 12 months prior to becoming pregnant, while others took the supplement for shorter periods of time, and still others took no supplements at all. Of the total, over 1,600 of the expectant mothers gave birth to their babies prematurely.

The results of the study revealed that taking folic acid supplements for a least one year prior to conception reduced spontaneous premature birth occurring between 20 and 28 weeks by 70 percent, and also reduced premature births between 28 and 32 weeks by 50 percent. These findings were made in comparison to the rate of premature births resulting from mothers who did not take the supplements. Folic acid appeared to have no effect on births occurring between 32 and 37 weeks. In addition, no reduction in premature births was seen in those women who took the supplements for periods less than one year. The results of the study were published in the journal PLoS Medicine.

Women who plan to become pregnant have long been advised to take folic acid daily, or at the very least, after stopping contraception and continuing through a minimum of 12 weeks of pregnancy. This is recommended to reduce the risk of birth defects including spina bifida and anencephaly, which are known neural tube defects (NTDs).

According to researcher Dr. Radek Bukowski women are advised to take 0.4mg of folic acid daily, which is the same amount advised for prevention of NTDs, well before they plan to become pregnant. He held that folic acid most likely reduces the risk of infection, which is a common cause of premature births.

The opinion of some experts is that mass medication could prevent up to 150 cases of spina bifida annually, as well as provide better general health for millions of adults. The results of the new study could lead to renewed appeals for folic acid to be added to bread. - (HealthNews)

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Free bag of your choice??!!

Yes, you've read it right and it is for real! So if you've not heard or read about it yet, hop on and join the very first Joint Venture GIVEAWAY CONTEST of Malaysian Online Baby Shops (MOBS). And for its first JV giveaway contest, MOBS is organizing it with alicewonders.com that sells affordable yet chic and classy bags for any occasion. You name it alicewonder.com has it i.e. casual bags, sling bags, grab bags, laptop bags, evening pouches, shoulder bags and many more.


Now close friends will say I have too many bags already. But you know what, too many is never enough for any girl who hearts versatile styles that comes with affordable prices right ;p I have always go for classic and elegant style simply because it will be eternity evergreen. Hence, I don't need to worry about it being out of style or out of season. For that, I would love to own the MUSE Onyx Black Patent Quilted Satchel from the Classic Corporate category in alicewonders.com
I simply adore the design and shape which was inspired by Yves Saint Laurent. It is made from patent faux leather and gold color platings. It has triple function: grab bag, shoulder bag or sling bag that comes with adjustable shoulder or sling strap. It is top zipped and has single compartment with 3 inner pockets. Furthermore it has bottom feet to keep bag standing - me likey coz what's an elegant bag that looks sloppy when you put it down eh ;p Personally, I feel that this bag is not only suitable for the corporate world but it is chic enough to be used during one of the many shopping trips with your girlfriends as well as a travelling companion. Looking at the size i.e. Height: 9in (23cm)Length: 11in (28cm)Width: 5.5in (14cm), I won't be surprise if it has enough room to put some baby stuff such as a diaper, a small pack of baby wipes, a change of baby's clothes such as a romper and even baby's milk bottle for a dash to the supermarket - what someone like me (a working mom) always wanted i.e. a multipurpose elegant looking handbag for any occasion! ;p

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Meet the 7 super fruits

As a continuation from my earlier entry regarding eXfuze 7, here is the summary on the benefits of each superfruits. I know not many of us have the time nor the energy to read long research papers after a hard day's work. So I took the liberty to extract the information below for easy reference.

GAC from Southeast Asia
Contains:
• Antioxidants and carotenoids
• More beta-carotene than carrots

May help:
• Defend against vascular and cellular damage*
• Protect against the effects of aging*
• Rejuvenate cells and vascular system*
• Support cellular function*
• Support healthy immune function*
• Support proper blood flow*
• Help with anti inflammatory concerns*

ACAI from South America
Contains:
• Valuable trace minerals
• Naturally occurring vitamins
• Omegas
• Near-perfect, essential amino-acid complex
• Contains antioxidants
• Contains vital nutrients

May help:
• Increase energy and stamina*
• Enhance digestion*
• Improve mental focus and sleep quality*
• Enhance sexual function*
• Cleanse and detoxify the body*
• Boost immune system*

GOGI from Himalayan Mountains in Tibet and Mongolia
Contains:
• Wide array of Nutrients
• Trace minerals
• Amino acids
• Beta-carotene

May help:
• Support healthy liver function*
• Support eye and heart health*
• Increase exercise tolerance, stamina and endurance*
• Boost immune function*
• Promote longevity*
• Support blood glucose control*
• Aid with digestion*

NONI from Pacific Rim and West Indies
Contains:
• Abundant linoleic acid
• Powerful antioxidants

May help:
• Improve overall health and well being*
• Support proper digestion and helps the body absorb more nutrients at the cellular level*
• Support the body’s natural healing process*
• Superior antioxidant that helps rid the body of harmful free radicals*

FUCOIDAN from brown seaweed and algae
Contains:
• Omegas
• Powerful antioxidant compounds
• Many glyconutrients

May help:
• Enhance immune function and detoxify the body*
• Help maintain healthy blood flow*
• Support proper joint functions*
• Support the circulatory system*
• Aid in maintaining proper gastrointestinal function and health*
• Support vibrant health and vitality*
• Play a role in maintaining optimal kidney function*

MANGOSTEEN From Thailand
Contains:
• Antioxidants, nutrients, and phytonutrients
• Contains xanthones

May help:
• Maintain intestinal health*
• Aid the body’s healing process and strengthen cellular walls*
• Support the immune function
• Support cartilage and joint function*
• Aid with energy*
• Promote a healthy seasonal respiratory system*

SEABUCKTHORN from central and Southeast Asia
Contains:
• Flavonoids, carotenoids, and antioxidants
• Folic acid and vitamins
• Omegas

May help:
• Normalize gastric acid and control pro-inflammatory mediators*
• Enhance mental clarity*
• Provide anti-aging benefits*
• Maintain prostate & colon health*
• Boost immune system*
• Help body produce energy*
• Enhance mental clarity*

Take charge of your life!

Hi folks, you know how important our health is to us. Even if we have tonnes of money we will not be able to enjoy it if we are not healthy right. Anyway, what I'm going to introduce here is not merely for sales purposes but mainly for the benefits that this health drink brings. I can tell you that this products is good especially after looking at the positive health effects it gives to my MIL, my mom and a few other people that I know after taking it.

The effect on MIL is pretty obvious as I can see her face more fresh and lively. She has more energy as she didn't feel tired even after 3 rounds of non-stop brisk walking at the sport complex yesterday. And she has no more sleeping problem and her arthritis has improved tremendously. My mum who is super sceptical when it comes to this kinda thing is actually taking it religiously everyday and she finds that she has more energy too. My dad is taking it because I wanted him to get well faster especially after the operation (of cause to help him with his hypertension etc too) as this health drink promotes fast healing too. Hence, I am introducing eXfuze to you mainly due to its health benefits and I believe you will definitely benefit from it.

FYI, this product is not even launched in Malaysia but it is selling like hot cakes already. So that I supposed proves how good and well received it is.

If you're wondering what are the benefits it can bring, read about it from the image below:

Here's the unofficial eXfuze website in Sabah. You can read more about the products and the benefits of each different super fruits i.e. Gac, Acai, Goji, Noni, Fucoidan, Mangosteen and Seabuckthorn – along with Pomegranate, Wild Blueberries, Aloe Vera and Concord Grapes from this site (just click the images on the left side bar).

Should you want to purchase this health product and feel more comfortable asking from me, feel free to contact me as me and hubby are both members for our own consumption :) And if you're interested but you're not from Sabah and you're not sure who to contact in West Malaysia, I believe we can provide you the contacts from our network :) So folks, take charge of your life by looking after your health! ;p

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

The preps

I didn't spend much preparation time for Ethan's birthday as we have already planned to have it at one of the halal Chinese restaurants in KK. Hence not much preparations were required. Nevertheless, two weeks to Ethan's birthday, both hubby and myself discussed about the venue for the party. We short listed the venue to 3 i.e. Dowish Seafood Restaurant, Golf View Restaurant (near Tong Hing) and Masakan Sedap Restaurant. After looking at their menu, price and venue we eventually picked Masakan Sedap Restaurant as we feel the price and food is reasonable. On top of that it has strategic location being quite in the centre for most of our invitees and parking is not a problem. Besides I heard the service is good too and after seeing the function room and talking to the lady boss we made our mind up ;p

Next I thought about the theme... Well, I didn't intend to impose the theme on the invitees but rather more for the cake :) And since Ethan is so into Mickey Mouse, I've decided to ask Deana (she baked Ethan's 1st birthday cake too..)to bake and decorate him a Mickey Mouse cake :) I did a search on the net just to get some Mickey Mouse birthday cake ideas which I stumbled and decided to go for this design and asked Deana if she could do a replica for me which she said yes :) Next, I was contemplating whether to prepare goodie bags for the kids or simply give away cupcakes. In the end I've decided to go for a Mickey Mouse cuppies and ordered them from Deana too. It's much simpler and easier for lazy ol' me as I won't need to hunt for the goodies and bags and no packing is needed too ;p And as usual it is a common practice or a tradition to have red birthday eggs during birthday celebrations. I however dislike the thought of using colorings thus I've decided to use decorated aluminium foil to wrap the eggs after stumbling upon this Mickey/Minnie Mouse aluminium foils from this online shop while looking at some cookies mould/cutters. And finally as I wanted to distinguish the birthday boy and the main table from the rest, I've asked my friend Jurra to put embroidery wordings on his plain top and decided to tie a helium Mickey Mouse aluminium balloon on our main table ;p So what do you think of the outcomes? Am I allowed to say its simple but not too bad? ;p
Look at the absolutely cutely decorated cake and cupcakes...I was delighted indeed! ;p
Top view
One happy lil' customer indeed! He cried and said "no, no, no" and tried to push the waitress from cutting the cake for distribution! That's how much he loved the cake Deana!! hahaha...
Oh talking about the cake, lil' princess of Sandra i.e. Maya, didn't want to budge at all from her seat coz Sandra said she is afraid the cake and the limited purple Minnie Mouse cupcakes will dissapear!! So kudos to you Deana for a job well done!! And oh did I mentioned that the kids were so eager and rushed to the front when I invited them!!?? hahaha...They must have loved and really impressed with your cake and cuppies Deana...not only the kids but the parents too :)

Oh I added the Mickey Mouse "thank you" note on the cuppies :)


The birthday eggs :)
The back says, "Ethan's is 2 today!"

And the front says, "Birthday Boy!!"
His helium Mickey Mouse baloon was a hit too...the other children were playing with it till it got untied and stucked on the ceiling. Luckily one of the waiters was kind enough to help bring it down and tied it back on the chair ;p

Ethan's 2nd birthday bash

To mark Ethan's 2nd birthday, we threw a party for our precious lil' Ethan. We celebrated his special day with our immediate family members, some relatives as well as some close friends and colleagues. We honestly wished we could invite more people but due to budget constraint we will have to fulfill that desire another time ;p Anyway, here is the video taken (thanks to Ulai!) during the birthday song and birthday cake cutting session :) I'll blog more about his birthday party and share some photos later on okay ;p

video

The kids were pretty eager and rushed to the front when I announced and invited them for this session...must be due to the mighty cute Mickey Mouse Clubhouse cake design and not forgetting the Mickey Mouse cuppies (thanks to Deana)which they have been eyeing and waiting to get hold of hehehe...you'll notice I have many helpers while cutting the cake hahaha..

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Happy 2nd Birthday Ethan!!


We look back in time, tiny and very innocent
Seeing the world through your eyes
Memories we hold safe in our heart
To sometimes unwrap with a smile and the comfort of a sigh
Now our dearest and most precious lil' baby is growing up,
And a mighty cute and lovable lil' boy you have become :)


Happy 2nd birthday Ethan!!
We love you with all our hearts and unconditionally!!
Hugs and kisses from Mummy & Daddy

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

The aftermath

I wanted to post this entry much earlier but I haven't got the chance nor the time to do so...Anyway, this is what happened after selling my pre-loved cds - I went CDs shopping spreee weeee.... hehehe...so what have I bought for the past few months? Well here they are ;p

This is a special project with Chin Nee from Mamapatch. I'm one of the 12 mommies who bought the OS fitted at a special price to test out its quality in terms of material used as well as its function and fittings...pssttt see that cute wipe...I got it free from ChinNee ;p

OS cds - Mummy's Touch and Happy Heiny's cds from MumnBaby

Bunnyfeet Boutique OS cd covers, Baby Kanga OS cd and Chunki OS fitted all from Tiny Tapir

Planet wise wet bag and Haute OS Pocket from one of the US cd sellers...I totally forgotten from where hehee...

I know! I'm into polka dots! ;p Blue polka dot on baby blue OS Mummy's Touch and AIO OS Cushie Tushies couture from BabyShahanMum Another polka dot cd collection is the blue on choc Blueberry Bamboo Velour OS cd in my earlier post ;p
Bumwear from Happy Mum, Wahmies OS cd (snaps) from Sandra and 4 Coolababy OS cds from Cutie Tots

Another Bunnyfeet Boutique cd OS cover and Baby Beehind OS fitted from Lildanzell
Bought this cute wipes from MyCheekyBoo

I've also bought a few inserts such as the GAD OS hemp inserts, RAR micro fibre and hemp inserts, NCD OS bamboo inserts and micro chamois fleece liners. And yes, I went broke ;p

Lil' E turned camera shy?

I've just noticed this new attitude of Ethan last week after hubby told me about Ethan's new behaviour...he seems to have shied away or rather dislike his photos to be taken by me lately...Probably due to the fact that I've not been taking his pictures as often as before for the past few months... thus probably he is not accustom to the idea of his pics being taken again and again by his paparazzi-like mommy anymore ;p Maybe I should start taking more pictures of him again ;p

Here are some pictures of him trying to hide his face from the camera heee...


'tis was the first time I notice him trying to avoid the camera thanks to hubby's alertness ;p

See the hand ;p
Notice the hand again...
Finally he managed to hide almost all of his face ;p