The hippeastrum is blooming and I got the chance to drink my cup of Milo before these two boys wake up. What a good start of the day, I thought to myself.
How about you? How’s your Friday?
Yes, I know..it’s been a while since I write anything. Well, I am still alive and living life as a mother as usual..heh!
My life is so busy with these two boys. Now that both are teething, yes you read right, my eldest is teething as well. His big boy molar is coming out, gum is swollen and today when he woke up, even his cheek is swollen. He has been crying at night because it was so painful that he couldn’t sleep. Life is tough, son!
In less than a month, we will be having another birthday party in the house. The theme chosen by the birthday boy this year is LEGO. We were not able to celebrate my eldest son 5th birthday last year because I was pregnant with the second one. So this year Mama will make it up to him, with pinata and all. Errr, how do you make pinata by the way? Got to find the materials and try to make one before the real event.
Found this picture of his first birthday party when he turned 3. The theme was CARS. See, the balloons at the wall, a pitiful 3 balloons..hahah! Of course it got better the following year. This year, not sure who will help in pumping the balloons but we already got the supplies from our favorite party shop – Glowing Party House.
I got to call the caterer today to confirm my food order. I really can’t cook for many people this year so I have no choice but to ask around for catered food. Luckily an acquaintance who runs a restaurant (Hatinie’s Kitchen) is willing to cater for our little event. Hopefully it will turn out great.
Will update again especially about the pinata..heh!
The article about my bunga telur making is finally printed in MAS in-flight magazine Going Places September edition. It has been featured in the Tradisi segment of the magazine.
Anyone taking a MAS flight this month, do have a read. The article was written in Malay mostly with a little bit of descriptions in English.
Thanks so much to the journalist, Alex and the photographer SooPhye for coming over to my house, to interview and taking pictures of my bunga telur creation. You ladies have done great job. The bunga telur certainly looks really good in the magazine.
Being a mother of 2 boys are exhausting, and since I am a homemaker, I have no break.
So what do I do to keep sane? I shop. No, I don’t go out and shop because going out with these boys will somehow be an additional stress (I am not ashamed to admit it) so the best way for me is to shop online and wait for the postman to send it to my doorstep the next day.
If you are a book reader or perhaps a keen book buyer ( I still have like 100 unread books on the shelves), this is your chance to get an additional 15% discount on any purchase at NoQ online book store. Never heard of it? Me, too!
If you are a veteran in online shopping, you will know what to do.
First, go to the website NoQ store.
Then, create an account and log in before applying Voucher Code and Checking out.
Simply enter the Voucher code HOMEMAKER under the ‘Voucher and Promotion Code’ tab during checkout.
You will be entitled to an exclusive 15% discount on all purchases at NoQ Store when you use code at checkout.
This discount code is valid from 4 September – 31 December 2014.
Now, which book I should choose?
I’ve written before about how my plant got attacked by caterpillars : The Attack of Caterpillars on Pokok Susun Kelapa
This time I noticed there were 3 brown caterpillars eating the curry leaves. So I quickly snip the small branch of the curry plant and put them inside an old plastic aquarium.
For those who are interested to breed your own butterflies, make sure you have ample supply of the same kind of leaves where the caterpillars first eat. In my case, I was fortunate because I can simply buy curry leaves and feed them when those leaves on my plant ran out of supply. They will not eat other kind of leaves apart from the one that the mother butterfly first lay her eggs and eventually will shrivel and die.
After they eat enough, they will turn into cocoons like the one in the picture. Notice that one didn’t survive and fell out from the branch.
Oh, another tips..make sure you put the leaves together with branches or stalks so that they have place to hang their cocoon.
After about 4-5 days, the cocoon will break free and out emerge the beautiful butterfly.
Once they start flipping their wings, which means it is already dry and ready to fly, set them free.
Oh, do you know that on average, some species of butterfly has an adult life cycle of 2 weeks or less. Some only live for 2 days. Interesting, right?