Browsing articles in "Ayden"
Jan
16
2015

Homeschooling a Toddler – Beading Activity

It’s the second day of school for the big brother Ethan and Ayden is left alone at home with me. Now that Ayden is 16 months old, I can start ‘homeschooling’ him just like what I’ve done with the elder brother years ago. By ‘homeschooling’ I mean keeping Ayden occupied by giving him lots of playtime to improve his fine motor skills. Parents these days have all the luxury to splurge on their kids when […]

Dec
23
2014

Behind The Scene of Ayden’s OOTD shots

Ayden loves taking OOTD shots. If you don’t already know, OOTD stands for Outfit Of The Day. He loves dressing up and will not hesitate to let me take a shot of him. All we needed to do was to say OOTD and he’ll ‘stick’ himself against the wall for us.  After each shot, he’ll check the picture to see if it’s nice… He can really give us many shots from which I will eventually […]

Dec
19
2014

Trudy & Teddy new boutique opening in One Utama

I have always love Trudy & Teddy’s timeless classic European style with a touch of modernity. I like their fine workmanship and their designs are simply outstanding. I’ve been dressing Ethan up in Trudy & Teddy apparels since it was born in 2010. Ethan was three years old then. * Archive picture of Ethan (3 years old) in Trudy & Teddy top to toe. Imagine my delight when I saw that they will be opening […]

Dec
4
2014

DIY Pacifier Holder

Ayden doesn’t use pacifier but recently because he is teething (yes, his top two front teeth are finally making their appearance) he likes to bite on them a bit. He doesn’t use them long. Just a suckle or two, a couple of bites and that’s it. But this will repeat after an hour or whenever he feels the itch.  I got fed-up having to hand him the pacifier and take them away and give it […]

Nov
22
2014

Would you let your kid play in puddles?

Ethan loves watching Upin dan Ipin. Actually I love watching them too as they feature the life and adventures of the good old kampung lifestyle. Just the other day, we were watching an episode where the cute twins went fishing and Ethan asked me, “Mommy, how come we never go fishing? How come we never do what they do?” I did not know what to answer him. I did whatever Upin and Ipin did but […]

Nov
14
2014

Anything Panda

Ayden loves panda. I don’t know why but he has a soft spot for anything panda. He was extremely happy when we got him these pandas from Silka Cheras not too long ago. Ayden with Kung Fu Panda at Red Carpet, I-City Shah Alam. Ayden to Panda at Hamley’s, “Friend, you’ve got to try to get more sleep. You have a serious case of panda eyes there” Last week, I bought some Meiji Hello Panda […]

Oct
31
2014

A quick trip to KL Tower

Ironically, after ranting on my previous blog post regarding people always commenting that Ayden is skinny, I caught a chubby picture of Ayden today. There! Doesn’t this make you feel like biting his cheeks? :D I had a blogging event to attend too in Menara KL today hence Ayden being all dressed up. I’ve not been to Menara KL for ages! The last I came here was with Darling decades ago during our courting days. […]

Oct
30
2014

Stop Saying My Toddler Is Skinny

One of my greatest pet peeves as a mother is when people see my toddler and start going, “Oh he’s so skinny!” I got that with Ethan and now history repeats with Ayden. This was Ethan @ 14 months old This is Ayden at almost 14 months old.  Both Ethan and Ayden were born small but caught up and tripled their birth weight in no time. They have chubby cheeks as a baby but people […]

Oct
27
2014

Baby Sign Language

I bring Ayden along with me all the time for my blogging events and most of my blogger friends are amazed at how well we communicate. Well, Ayden can’t really speak yet. All he can say now are just THERE, MILK and BREAD but what he can do is communicate with us via baby sign language. I read about baby sign language before Ayden was born. I learned that babies understand though they can’t really […]

Oct
17
2014

Breastfeeding a toddler

I did not manage to breastfeed Ethan for more than 3 months. By the time he was 4 months old, I fell sick, my supply dropped and I gradually weaned him off. I blame it on my lack of knowledge and support back then. I feel much regret each time I think about it. Every time he gets sick, I’ll blame myself for not trying harder to breastfeed him. With Ayden, I was very determine […]

Oct
8
2014

Ride-On Car

Remember in my previous post I mentioned we went car shopping last weekend? The first stop was at AEON 1Utama and boy I tell you the service sucks big time. The sales person scolded us when we asked if there is any display unit for us to test.  Sales person: Tak ada. Kalau awak bayar dulu baru saya boleh pasang dan awak boleh test. Me: Apa? Bayar dulu? Baru test? Kalau dah bayar buat apa […]

Oct
4
2014

Effect of Petrol Price Hike

Crazy one. Petrol price increase again. Time to bring out the bicycle. Cycle more, drive less. Kita sihat, poket pun kuat!  But don’t say drive lah. How to fly now? Fuel surcharge sky high or not? Eleh, I bising lebih-lebih macam I frequent flyer like that. See see passport oso gonna expire dy >_< But my anak kesian weh. Never fly before…  My anak kebosanan. Me too. Thank goodness the weekend is here. We have our legs […]

Sep
30
2014

Ayam Kampung

We were back at my in-law’s yesterday evening. Ayden the adventurer did not want to stand still and preferred to walk around so I brought him outside instead. Ayden playing with stones while the big brother Ethan was eating in the house.  It was also Ayden’s first time seeing real, live chickens.  He was so fascinated looking at the KungKung feeding those chickens. We did not let him enter the chicken coop though because I […]

Sep
24
2014

Fascination with Dried Leaves

Ever since Ayden started walking, he won’t want me to carry him in the playground anymore. He’ll want to explore and touch every single thing. I find it cute, exactly like Ethan. I brought Ethan to the playground every day too when he was as young as Ayden and continued until this year when he started school in the evening session so he doesn’t have time to go to the playground during weekdays anymore. Pity […]

Sep
22
2014

Taman Santai Strawberry Park, Genting

A few weeks ago we brought Ayden up to Genting for the very first time. With Ethan, we used to frequent Genting twice a month but after I delivered Ayden, we stopped going up until recently. On our way down after spending 3D/2N in Awana Genting, we stopped by this Taman Santai Strawberry Genting. This strawberry farm is different from the one we’ve been with Ethan quite some time ago called Goh Tong Strawberry Park. […]

Sep
21
2014

Should Kids Be Playing with Toy Guns?

I don’t know if you remember but I was very against Ethan playing with toy guns when he was younger. My Dad was very excited to buy him toy guns but I stopped him, telling him that I dislike Ethan playing with weapons eventhough they are just toys. Obviously my dad was very disappointed, annoyed even but he respected my stand. I was even interviewed by a newspaper publication yet I vehemently stood by my […]

Sep
19
2014

DIY Butter Sandwich

It’s the school holidays this week and I have two constantly hungry boys at home. While I was in the kitchen preparing snacks for tea yesterday, Ayden had an accident in his cot. He knocked his teeth against the cot and bleed a little. Today, I decided to let the boys make their own snack. Ok maybe Ethan will be the one making it while Ayden sits down and observe :D I should have let […]

Sep
4
2014

Ayden’s 1st birthday celebration continues…

Ayden celebrated his first birthday twice. First in Malacca with my parents, family and friends and another time with my in-laws. Again, we got him another cute cake. This time it is a single tiger cake. Tiger Cake. 2.15kg moist chocolate cake with chocolate ganache. We went for a private dinner at Restoran Loon Sing in Nilai with my in-laws. My in-laws love this place. We dined here like so many times dy. Chinese New […]

Sep
2
2014

Ayden’s 1st Birthday Celebration in Malacca

Ayden finally turned ONE on the 31 August 2014. We had two celebrations to celebrate my little boy’s first birthday. One in my hometown Melaka and another in Darling’s hometown, Seremban. This post shall touch on the celebration in Malacca only. The one in Seremban will be posted in another post.  I quite enjoyed the preparation for the party part in Malacca as I had fun with my dad and nieces decorating my parents’ house. Ayden loves […]

Aug
26
2014

Self-feeding baby

I read that most babies are able to begin self-feeding at seven to eight months. I know if you send your baby to a babysitter, for sure your baby will be able to self-feed by their seventh month as babies are often more independent there.  Ayden is turning ONE in a week’s time but I have yet to start him on baby led weaning. Baby Led Weaning means letting your child feed themselves from the very […]

Aug
24
2014

Music Mobile

When I was pregnant with Ethan long long time ago, I bought this musical mobile at a baby fair. It was selling very cheap then. I super love it because it is cute and the horses doubles as rattles as well. And then Ethan grew up and I kept this mobile and his baby cot away.   I kept the music mobile in a safe place, so safe that I forgotten where it was. When […]

Aug
15
2014

Paper Plate Cow

Ethan made this cute paper plate cow back in 2011 but it got stolen during one of our craft events in Tropicana City Mall some time ago. Who on Earth would steal a child’s cow craft buffles me.  Paper Plate Cow Ethan at 4 years old back in 2011. Ethan and his cow before someone stole it. So cute this boy last time.  Why I’m sharing this again today is because we made another cow […]

Aug
12
2014

DIY Tissue Box Whale

Darling, Ethan and I have been brainstorming for a theme for Ayden’s first birthday. Ethan even suggested to have it ala Independence Day as Ayden’s birthday falls on the 31 August but I disagree. It’s not like Ayden understands a thing about our Independence Day. It is HIS birthday and we should do something that is familiar to him. He loves looking at pictures of animals and each time we go shopping, he will play […]

Aug
6
2014

Planning for Ayden’s First Birthday Bash

Did I tell you that Ayden’s birthday is less than a month away? We’ll be celebrating his birthday at my parent’s place in Malacca as it will be such a hassle to expect my parents, uncles and aunts to travel up to KL just for a baby’s birthday and without them, the party will be such a bore and quite meaningless. Furthermore, I’ll get the much needed help in Malacca because here, I am all […]

Aug
5
2014

How To Steal A Kiss

We were back in Malacca over the weekend to celebrate this girl’s first birthday. She’s my cousin’s daughter. She and Ayden are born only a month apart with her on the 3 August while Ayden on the 31 August 2013. Let’s look at them growing up: 3 to 4 months old 4 to 5 months And now as 11 to 12 months old babies: Oh dear, Ayden is a bit stunned there. Let me take […]

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