And just like that...2012 is half gone!
Nana, KongKong, Ah Ku, KimKim and Breanne were away in USA for 4 weeks. The house was unusually quiet and the electricity bill dropped by about RM30. We did some minor renovations, installing built-in cupboards in 3 rooms. Cleaning up after that was tough but Daalin and I managed that while taking care of 3 kids without extra help.
I cooked, cleaned, washed and worked 3 days in clinic. Isabel was a good baby and Joseph was a good helper and babysitter.
We went back to Seremban over the Father's Day weekend to celebrate Ah Kong's birthday and Father's Day.
It was a very nice dinner at a nice restaurant where Ah Kong booked a private dining room that had an attached bathroom and karaoke - atas enough for Joy! The kids had a really good time singing and dancing.
I dressed the girls in similar dresses made by Ah Mah.
17 June 2012 marked Daalin's 10th year anniversary with Monash. I brought the kids and balloons to office to surprise him. God is good. In the last 10 years, he has risen from a fresh postgrad to Senior Lecturer and Deputy Head of School, with an excellent track record in teaching and research. I am so proud of him.
Most days Isabel likes to sleep like this. I should be thankful she's petite - only 7.2kg at almost 8 months. I cherish the moments but there's laundry to fold, food to cook, joseph's homework to check on and etc etc etc...
She's a very happy baby - hardly cries, even when she bumps her head.
Though she's deprived of my full attention, she benefits from the love of her older siblings.
...and she's got a peer for company and for fighting :-)
The rest of the year looks exciting... we've got trips planned..Leaders' Advance, my clinic holiday, our10th anniversary honeymoon, the boys' kelong trip, a Gan family reunion, Daalin's mission trip to Cambodia and not forgetting Isabel's first birthday!