Wednesday, December 26, 2007

fat pictures

36 weeks plus....and waiting for baby's arrival...

beached whale/hippo

I hope she doesn't make me wait like Joe did. My back's aching and tired. It's difficult to fall asleep at night. Funny how when you're trying to conceive, you can't wait to get pregnant. But after 9 months, you can't wait to get thin again.

I managed to get these few cute pictures with Joe yesterday. I think he's starting to like his sister. Two days ago he kissed my tummy and said, "mmmuuuuaakkK! I kiss mei mei"
This morning he told me, "I sleep in my bed, you sleep in your bed".
When we fixed back the rail for the baby cot 2 days ago, he happily came to help and said, "I help papa fix babycot for mei mei".

Family Christmas

Last night we had a family Christmas dinner party. This is probably the first time we've had such a large gathering since Ah Kong's funeral in 1994. Thanks to Reuben who initiated and organized it!

Plenty of food.... organic noodles by Goh Yee, Indonesian rojak by Bueh yee, fruit salad by Jee Yee, Domino's pizza, fried chicken from Murni...

Handsome men chit chatting...

Jennifer and Joanne (all night, Joe kept calling her "Ah Ku girlfriend".)

Joe making himself very at home on the sofa (he made a big mess....throwing all the cushions on the floor and then jumping on to them and saying it's his swimming pool!)

Must stand up and sing after all that eating.

Joe 'hiding' while we were busy...

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Latest antics...

My nen nen so big!

Mama, I take your picture, you take my picture. Say cheese....chik chak!

Joe : Hello on fire!

Me : Call fireman dial what number?

Joe : 999

Nana singing....

Jesus in the morning
Jesus in the noontime
Jesus till the sun goes down."

Joe responds : And the moon come out!

Phrases learnt from watching Veggietales...

"I can't dance!"

"I learnt to dance!"

"I want my money back!"

Snow at The Curve

It's happening everyday at 7.30pm and 8.30pm (as long as it doesn't rain) till the end of the year. Yup! Who says it doesn't snow in Malaysia?

Joe had plenty of fun catching the 'snow'. It's actually foam but looks pretty realistic.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

pretty mall deco

Joe has been fascinated with Christmas trees lately. He's just so happy to look at all those huge gigantic trees in shopping malls. Thus far, we've taken him to check out the deco at Midvalley Megamall, 1-Utama and The Curve. I definitely think Curve has the prettiest deco amongst the 3 malls.

This is at Midvalley Centercourt.

Midvalley SouthCourt

at The Curve last night...

my 34-week pregnant belly

Unfortunately my photo-taking skills and camera do not do justice to the decorations there. It really looks so much better than in my pictures.

We also had dinner at Ikea and Joe tried to look funny...
We always have fun at Ikea....but that'll be another post.

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

fun with my cousin

My cousin Brandon was here for 10 days from 24 Novermber till 1 December. What a fun time we had! We messed up the house a lot. There were toys everywhere! Mama said it made her tired just looking at the messy living room.
So Mama took us to Ikea for some fun.

Don't we look so cute together......

Here the kampung boy suddenly started taking off his shoes and socks. I'm the city boy. I keep my footwear on.

Christmas trees everywhere....I can say "Merry Christmas!"
We also had fun at the playground.

I'm so looking forward to the next time we can play together!

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Family Holiday at Pulai Springs Resort

We went for our annual Tan family holiday 2 weeks ago. This time, we booked a 4-bedroom apartment at Pulai Springs Resort. Pulai is down south in Johor, a stone's throw from UTM. I forgot to bring my camera so all photos here are courtesy of my tai soh.

The apartment was big and comfy enough for us 8 adults and 5 boys. There was a huge living room and dining area, and a kitchen which although came empty, was soon filled with our own stuff (induction cooker, pots, oven toaster, rice cooker - yup! We brought all those.) There was so much food and fruits we could open our own minimart.

The swimming pools were fun for Joseph.
For the first time, he used the 'doughnut' float and was so happy to discover he could paddle and kick by himself. He even refused to let us touch the float while he was swimming. Here he's using a floating mattress the singapore boys brought.
We made a visit to Tanjung Piai on the second day. Tanjung Piai is the southern-most tip of mainland Asia.

It was so extremely hot! Too hot for this pregnant woman. We had to park at the visitor center and then take a 800m walk on a boardwalk (over mangrove swamps) out to the see this big globe.

We quickly snapped a photo and then ran back into the cool shade of the mangrove trees. My in-laws lingered longer and took more photos.

Resting back at the visitors center.

This is Joe and his cousins at Sushi King. Entertaining themselves while mama gets to eat in peace.

Making faces with Daniel. The 2 of us look most alike don't you think?

Eating McD's chicken mcnuggets. So far, this is the only meat Joe eats.

The resort also had 2 huge parrots and 4 peacocks. Joe and Brandon had a good time checking them out. Joe can now make the peacock sounds too. And when I ask him if the peacock can fly, he says, "Cannot. Too fat."

Pulai Springs is mere 10-minute drive from Jusco Tebrau City, where we went for some meals and also to get groceries. We also went there to use the free wi-fi. There's also a Nike and Adidas Factory Outlet around the corner.

Overall, we had a lovely holiday at a lovely resort. Our only grouse was the terrible service. Housekeeping was bad. We had to keep asking for towels, toilet paper etc. Besides that, the scenery was really quite pretty. And most important of all, we had some really fantastic family time!

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

balancing and sugar

Been quiet for so long...we were away for annual Tan family holiday down south in Pulai Springs Resort. It was a good 4D/3N stay in a 4-bedroom unit. I haven't got the photos yet so more on this later...

In the mean time, some photos for yee yee's viewing pleasure.

Here's what Joe does every night before going to bed. He climbs on papa's back and gives papa a back massage with his feet.

Often gives me a near-heart attack when he jumps off. Maybe that's why the springs in my mattress are starting to creak...

This is him indulging in one of his favourite food - doughnut!

Favourite food means those that he can eat all by himself without help nor fuss. These include keropok, muruku, popcorn, papadam and McD's chicken nuggets.

Yeah...this is yummy!

Friday, November 16, 2007

fat mama

Yesterday while I was feeding Joe dinner, he suddenly looked at my tummy and said, " so fat. You must exercise!"
Mama : !!!!! -bengang- !!!!!
didn't know what to say...

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

changes in me

I know for sure. Motherhood has changed me.

In the BC (before children) era, I used to be able to sleep anywhere, anyhow, anytime. I slept in cars, boats, trains, buses and airplanes. I slept in school and lecture theatres. I slept in the cinema. I slept at work. I've even slept on the dental chair! And when I say sleep, I mean really sound asleep with drool dripping down the side of my mouth.

Ever since Joseph arrived, I seem to have naturally lost this ability. It's irreversible. If I could previously sleep through an earthquake (I've slept through tremors!), now I'm awaken when Joseph even stirs.

If he wets his diaper at 2am, I don't need my hands to feel his wet pants. My nose detects the slight smell of pee.

If he stands still for a second with 'that' look, I know he's about to do his big business.

I can anticipate his next move (like when he's about to sommersault off the edge of the bed).

If he has a fever, I don't need a thermometer to confirm it. My hands can tell the difference between a mild fever and a high fever.
I find that I can no longer take lunch time naps at work. I just can't fall asleep if Joseph is not beside me. Nevertheless, I'm thankful.
I'm thankful for my very cheeky bundle of joy. I'm thankful for this blessing. This gift that God has so graciously blessed us with. We're praying everyday, that he will grow to love his little sister, to be a good big brother, and to be a man who loves the Lord.