Sunday, March 18, 2012

My baby is growing up

Until recently, Joseph was very picky with food.

But now he eats most things and his latest discovery is Ramli Burger!

He has also progressed in his reading...

Thanks to hand me downs from his cousins....Geronimo Stilton is his current favourite!

We're also very glad with his swimming progress - he could swim after the third lesson!

Now that he can swim and cycle....maybe we can start thinking about triathlons!

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Holiday fun in Yong Peng

It's been a lovely simple school holiday with one theme - spending time with family and friends!

On Monday, I took 3 kids to Ikea. They older 2 had a good time practicing spiderman skills in Smaland while I went shopping and bought 6 pairs of pants for the girls (it was only RM9 each at Brands Outlet).

Tuesday - they went to Evan and Marissa's house for a playdate while I went to work.

Wednesday - they went to Nat and Abby's house for a playdate while I went to work.

On both days, they didn't want to go home!

Thursday morning - Joseph had an extra swimming lesson. (I'm glad to say he's progressing well and can do the freestyle pretty well now.)

Thursday evening - we drove down to Yong Peng, making THREE toilet stops along the way because they wouldn't all pee at the same time!

I think the kids just love having playmates of about the same age. We leave them to play until they decide they want to sleep.

Saturday morning - they made a visit to the goat farm.
Joseph happily fed the goats while Joy whined about wanting to go home.
Goat milk ice-cream is 'the' thing to tar pau. Not cheap though - RM29 for 3 tubs....packaged to look 'atas' like Haagen Dazs.

Joy thought Isabel would like some too so she had like a drop of ice cream to taste.

What I like about the 'kampung' is doing stuff that we can't while in PJ.
Here we cycle on the roads in the housing area whereas in PJ, we cycle in the tennis court when nobody is playing.
Next holiday....we're planning to rock the island!

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Isabel is 4 months old

Isabel is 4 months old already.

She's still petite - 5.6kg (only!!!) and 63 cm long.

Joe and Joy love her to bits!!! and I love it when she greets me with her smiles.

65 years young

We threw a surprise party for Nana last Friday! Well at least it was intended to be a surprise. But my very honest kids kinda let the cat out of the bag. Nevertheless, it was still a night of surprises as the guests arrived one by one because she had no idea I invited many of her good long-time-no-see friends.

Hui-Wearn kindly baked a very nice, yummy two-tiered butter cake with white chocolate ganache and raspberries.
I catered from Luscious Treats again. This time we had shepherd's pie, chicken lasagne, lamb meatballs with minty yoghurt sauce, mashed potatoes, banana crumble, peach trifle and carrot cake with cream cheese.

I also ordered yam cake, seri muka and peanut mochi from Aroma Nyonya. Joseph loves their yam cake!
After dinner, Joseph recited Psalm100 followed by a short time of worship. Then Ah Ku did a magic show and finally Joy did a dance!
I could tell Nana was delighted beyond words.
I thank God Nana doesn't look (nor act) her age. Serving in Children's Church keeps her youthful.
And I pray God will bless her with many more years of good health and strength!