Five more days till we fly...
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Monday, March 23, 2009
Feeding Joy-Anne drives me and my mother nuts! She refuses to eat most of the time. We're at our wits end thinking of ways to get her to eat.
I'm just wondering how she got to be 10.5kg.
Monday, March 16, 2009
I dread the journey, but it is worth every winding bend up the mountain road.
Somehow she seems more cuddly and huggable with all those extra layers.
It's large enough for extra mattresses on the floor and has it's own en-suite bathroom.
Joseph enjoyed running around and kicking a ball with the other boys. (They are kicking a tennis ball because the football rolled down the ravine and is lost forever).
Being up in the mountains always make me feel closer to God and the beauty of His creation reminds me of his great love.
Mmmm.....what a lovely way to keep warm.
Mrs Chye, the caretaker cooked a very yummy soup that seemed like a cross between bak kut teh and the ngap thui meen (herbal duck noodle) soup.
I had a very relaxing time there. It's a real holiday. You don't have to think about what to eat, where to go, what to do. Just relax and enjoy. In fact, I did not leave the place from the time we arrived, till the time we left.
Joy-Anne enjoyed looking at the flowers and saying, "flower".
Update march 2012 -this bungalow is not open for booking by the general public. To my understanding, it is for pastors, missionaries, full-time Christian workers and the likes for the purpose of rest and retreat and thereafter open to church groups, cell groups for similar purpose.
Thursday, March 12, 2009
I spent some time with Joy-Anne before going to work the last couple of days and caught this on video.
Happy to vroom vroom on kor kor's 'car'.
This was this morning...I asked her where her belly button is and then I realized she was wearing a bodysuit underneath and couldn't find her bellybutton. So she said, "bohhh".
She can say "flower" when she sees one (real flowers in the garden and also in pictures). When she sees a picture of a lion, she says, "roar".
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Since going to school, Joseph has become so much more independent at Children's Church. While previously he would just hide in his stroller and sleep or cling to me like a koala on an eucalyptus tree, now he happily participates and does all the action during the worship.
I suspect it's because he has Super Fun Time in school which is similar to Children's Church.
He's even more happy when it's papa on stage leading worship.
The last couple of weeks, the kids have been singing 'The B-I-B-L-E" song because the 6-11 year olds are doing the Walk Thru the Old Testament series.
Last night at bedtime, after reading some stories, I said to Joseph that we should read his Bible. So he went to get it and then said, "Bible is God's Word. It is very important. Must read".
And then he proceeded to sing this song complete with action...
Of course I was happy. It's wonderful to see how fast they learn just by observing their surroundings.
Sunday, March 08, 2009
Tuesday, March 03, 2009
Then on Sunday, while we were having dinner, Joseph said to me, "Mama...I want to ask God for wisdom. I want to be like King Solomon."
Pleased, I was going to tell him that that was an excellent thing and that God would surely grant his request when he stopped me in my thoughts and said, "So that I can cut Joy-Anne into 2!!!!!"
Joseph has this love-hate relationship with Joy-Anne.
I suspect he doesn't quite know how to deal with his emotions.
When we ask him if he loves his sister, he says he does. If someone threatens to take his sister away, he will protest strongly. He wants to take his sister everywhere he goes (except to school because babies are not allowed to go to school).
Senior Citizens pay only RM25++ each. The novelty of the buffet here is that there is a Juice Bar which will prepare on-the-spot pure freshly squeezed juice of your choice (no water added). Most other buffets serve only water, coffee and tea.
Nana loved the carrot+ginger+apple juice. They came home so full, they skipped dinner.
Then yesterday (the real birthday), we had a tiny celebration at home.
Joseph wanted to decorate the cake with his BobTheBuilder toys (again!)
We had one of Nana's old (old means we've known her for many years...not that she's actually thatt old) friends over.
Of course Ah Ku and Aunty Joanne was around too. Ah Ku did some magic to help make the food disappear.
Joe sang "Happy Birthday!" loudest of all.
Then he helped blow out the candles.
I think Nana was also very happy with her birthday present which was a photobook of all the nice photos that Aunty Grace took for us.