Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Happy 2nd Birthday to Adam

Hi peeps, we're back! The short hiatus has been caused in part by lack of internet connection in our new pad, and also because we've been extremely busy with the move and throwing our son's 2nd Birthday bashes (1 at school and 1 at home) and a Housewarming party!!!!
Over the weekend, I even flooded my own kitchen and yard because I don't know how to operate our washing machine. Duhhhh... I was near breaking point I swear. Thankfully, the plumber came to the rescue and so did the Singtel guys who installed our Mio TV and broadband.
Andy is now connecting his iPhone to our 55" Smart TV. Woot~
I'm a happy wife/mommy :)

Back to our party.

Lady luck must be on our side, because it so happened that Adam's birthday fell on Vesak Day PH (17 May), so our guests did not have to take leave to attend our party and we also did not have to celebrate Adam's birthday on another date. Are we lucky or what!

First things first - the photos of Adam's parties :D

Adam's class party...

His cake for class party

and the party at home...


Personalised Cookie monster themed bubbles for the kids

Sesame Street magnets

Sesame Street stationery sets for the kids

Gift packs consisting of blueberry marshmallows, DIY Thank You photo magnets and Sesame Street magnets.

Chris - she's the amazing friend who baked both cakes for Adam's birthday parties.
And her hubby Cherns who helped us take awesome photos on our DSLR. I'm truly grateful.

Our happy cheeky rascal on turning TWO

The monster-themed cake baked by my mummy-friend Chris (Nat's mummy :)

Some presents that Adam received on his birthday

A hamper from our contractor :)

A HUGE THANK YOU to all our dearest beloved family and friends who turned up to congratulate us on our new home and on our son's 2nd birthday bash.
We kept the crowd small this time, and it was a more relaxed atmosphere compared to his 1st birthday where we had more than a hundred guests.
The Play Room was a hit with the kids, and me! because all the toys and mess were contained within the room, and our Nespresso was a hit with coffee-addict adults.
We had much fun and are looking forward to hosting more parties in future :)

Okay, I have 2 assignments due end of this month and my exam is coming up the next so as you can expect, I'm busy again, hardly stopping to smell the roses.
My apologies if I miss your calls or do not call back. I'm not ignoring you, I just don't have the time. I wish I have 72 hours a day but I don't.

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Say Hi to our new pets!

After a rather long and painstaking process, we finally added 8 happy swimmers into our pond.
They are: 3 Kohaku's, 1 yellow Ogon, 1 Sanke, 1 Showa, 1 Ginrin Chagoi, and 1 Tancho Showa, which is my favourite because of the red blotch on its shapely head, white body and black flecks.

Have a zen & happy long weekend folks!

Friday, April 29, 2011

Sanctuary is where my home is.

my new pets - Staghorn ferns (stags).

and our pond... needs some Kohaku's and Chagoi's.

" A home is built with love and dreams" Anonymous

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

the most beautiful room in the house


our Little Boy's Room.

Progress of our renovation works:
Paint jobs are complete, laminate tops are installed for bay windows.
We're left with some touch ups and carpentry work.
Tomorrow, the landscape company is coming to install our fibreglass tank.

I'm getting more and more excited by the unfolding of our almost-done home :)

Monday, April 18, 2011

New home, new plans?

As we are edging closer and closer to the Big Move, I can't help but think of what are our logistic plans and our school/work plans gonna be.

First of all, I would like to announce that I have found a new job.

Yes. I'm going back to being a working mom soon. I have been headhunted to join a private O&G practice in a swanky hospital in town, and the doctor is going to be my direct boss. That means, no more serving bed pans, no more working shifts. I will be a private nurse assisting my direct boss only and my clientale base will be those of private paying-class profile. That is all I'm willing to divulge. And my new boss has been very obliging, she let me start work in May, so these few months I've been free to catch up on my school work and shuttle to and from our new house overseeing the renovation works. Is that cool or what!!
I'm really happy to have been offered this job, so yeah, I am really looking forward.

Secondly, in an unexpected turn of events, we now have not only one, but instead, TWO contractors working on our house simultaneously at the same time. Though they are working on different areas of the house, we're just really lucky my Mom is sponsoring one of the two contractors. So yeap, we may have outdone ourselves this time, having 2 teams of people working on our dream home. I've always counted my lucky stars :)

Thirdly, with us moving house and me landed a dream job offer, I am currently discussing with Andy whether to pull Adam out of his current playschool because logistically, it is not feasible for me to wake him up at 6am in the mornings just so I could get to work at 8.30AM sharp. Andy wakes up at 10am for work daily, so by the time he sends Adam to school, most of the school day would be over since Adam gets off school at 12.30pm. It just doesnt make sense for him to carry on in his current school anymore. I'm abit sad, because he absolutely loves school and wakes up looking forward to seeing his teacher and friends everyday. However, I believe this would be the best arrangement for us, for now. He's too young to start a Nursery/Kindy program proper, since he isn't even 2 yet.
So right now, I'm thinking of signing us up for weekend enrichment programs at Gymboree (for play) and Growing Up Gifted. I just realised we still have 2 free sessions at Gymboree which we never got down to utilising. This would be a good time to do it.

So many new things coming up, we're excited!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

There's a gem in my life

Hubby was on the way home from his weekly soccer practice and I Whatsapp-ed him I'm feeling hungry pls buy a loaf of Gardenia raisin buns (my fav).
Shortly after, he arrived home with Pocky biscuits and said the Cheers at petrol kiosk ran out of my raisin buns so he offered to cook Maggi mee for me.

He whipped up a storm - noodles complete with eggs & prawns.

We're both pigging out in the kitchen while our son is sleeping like well, a baby. At this hour. Gotta love a man who knows how to please his wife :)

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Hello from Parc Lumiere

I'm now at the new home with Aunt LY checking for defects and testing all the aircon units. It's a tedious process but we're enjoying every part of it as I know it'll eventually be worth it!

Signing off,

edit to add:
Here's Kai checking out his new home..

He said he wants to "you yong" (swim) inside the planter.... -__-

Chose his room and showing it off to Grandma, Daddy & uncle Tony

"Mummy, my new room!"
Sorry peeps if I sometimes take ages to reply SMSes or miss your calls. I've been busy as a bee with the new home, meeting contractors and different people for different quotations. Oh yah, we've given the go-ahead to our landscaping company to install a Koi pond in the balcony just yesterday, complete with Chengal wood decking as Andy & I had originally planned. I'm meeting more contractors tomorrow, and the week that follows. On top of all these, I have to rush for lectures and meet assignment deadlines. So yeap... forgive me for MIA-ing. Checking back soon!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Phuket: March 2011

with the poise of Kentucky's fried chicken

Spa. Skinny dip. Sun. Spice. Nice. Tropics. Live. Laugh. Love. Adventure. Villa. Private. Insane. Wild. Wish you were here. Walking on sunshine.