Tuesday, February 26, 2008

5 weeks plus...

It's been a week since we moved back to KL and we're still trying to adjust to life with our new addition. It's a real challenge! Sleep is a luxury I'm craving.

Feeling a wee bit more photogenic in spite of a total of
merely 4 hours (not continuous) sleep last night.

I wonder how my mother managed 3 of us without help last time.

Superwoman a.k.a. Nana

Monday, February 18, 2008

country life

It's been a month of country life for Joseph in Seremban. He's had the chance to do many things that he wouldn't be able to in KL.

Playing with water in the garden

Watering Ah Mah's plants

Playing golf with Ah Kong in the garden

Ah Mah and Ah Kong bought this new toy for him

I've asked him if he wants to stay in Seremban with Ah Kong and Ah Mah. But he says, "I want to go back to Kuala Lumpur with mama and papa and nana and Joy-Anne."

freedom finally

Joy-Anne is 1 month old today. Confinement is over for me. Freedom at last....to bathe, wash hair, eat rubbish, go shopping...

Her jaundice is more or less gone. And she's put on 1.1kg since birth. My tummy still exists but it's slowly shrinking.

We go home tomorrow. I hope Joy-Anne starts to sleep more in the night and less in the day soon.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

child labour

My sis has been complaining that she doesn't see enough picture of me. Too bad...but I still don't feel very photogenic yet. I still have to lose about half of the 10kg that I put on during pregnancy.

So in the mean time, here are more pictures of Joe.
I hope we don't get in trouble for child labour. He likes to take part in whatever we do (the nature of children, I suppose). No need to buy expensive toys for him; just give him some of our adult stuff. Oh well, let's make the most of it and get him to work, before he wisens up! Enjoy it while it lasts :p

Saturday, February 09, 2008

Gong xi Gong Xi 2008

New year...new addition to the family! Time to update the family photo!!!

It's no piece of cake trying to get 5 boys to cooperate just to get a decent shot.
We managed this... after many tries.
Happy Chinese New Year!

Thursday, February 07, 2008

Fish park

I like to bring Joseph to the Seremban 2 City Park. He calls it Fish Park, and here’s why; there is a nice lake with plenty of fish in there, and they even sell bread (relatively inexpensive at RM1 per big bag) for you to feed the fish. They have also built ‘platforms’ where you can see and feed the fish.

The platform to view and feed the fish

The authorities have also put in lots of fish, and they all appear to be very well maintained. There were big and nice fishes.

Feeding frenzy

Joe trying to 'sprinkle' the bread

General feeding view

Recently, Joseph has renamed the park as ‘Fish and Bird park’. This is because he saw some sparrows come eat the bread crumbs. As a result, that became his new passion, and he enthusiastically chased the sparrows in an attempt to feed them (which obviously won’t work). So now we put bread crumbs on the walkway and hope that the birds will come eat them. It works, but not at a very high success rate.

Sparrows coming to feast

We also tried to feed a bird in the water …..

Notice the bird eyeing the small piece of bread

The park has quite a nice playground too, but normally Joe doesn’t go on that. His favourite item there is the set of 3 tunnels

But what is his favourite past-time with the tunnels? Climbing on it and then jumping down!

I don't play in the tunnel. I play ON the tunnel!

Overall, this is a nice park. It has been around for a couple of years and is very well maintained (a very nice change from what we’ll normally see in Malaysian parks). They have even stationed security guards there to maintain order (this is necessary otherwise the fish will disappear!) The fish are beautiful, and feeding them can be very therapeutic for one. Only downside to this park is that it is very crowded during the weekends and public holidays, which speaks volumes about its popularity. In addition to the fish and playground, the park also has kite-flying; there are vendors selling kites all along the road leading to the park.

Joseph and his cousins trying to fly kite (more of his cousins fly and he watch)
Kites galore!

These ‘outdoor’ times (such as these, and the visits to the deer park and ostrich farm) are things that I treasure with Joseph. It has been my privilege to show and teach him new things. I’m not sure about him, but I definitely enjoy these times with him. It’s also very fulfilling when he keeps wanting to see pictures of those ‘outdoor’ times that we have shared together. I hope that Joseph will learn to appreciate nature and the outdoors and live a physically active lifestyle. I don’t want him to be an ‘indoor’ kid, stuck to the TV/computer, and living a sedentary lifestyle. Living in the city, it can be very easy for him to fall into that kind of lifestyle. I suppose this is what I can do to help him live a healthy lifestyle.


Tuesday, February 05, 2008

funnel fun

Joe found a new toy in Seremban. His father showed him what a funnel is ans its function as well. First he filled a jar with water.
Then he put the funnel into a small-mouthed bottle.

Then he poured water from the jar thru the funnel, into the bottle.

Ta-aaa....I did it! Now I'm so happy!