Hubby bought Apple TV last 2 months in the effort to cut our subscription to Astro. So now, dear Son uses the device to watch YouTube on the big screen. One of his favorite topics is Play Doh.
Yesterday while watching the review on Play Doh Ice Cream Shoppe:
Son: We’ll buy this set
Mama: No, I won’t buy anything, you don’t want to listen to Mama..and you don’t clean up your toys, you already have too many toys
Son: We’ll buy this..
Mama: No, I don’t want to buy..
After much contemplating, with his eyes still watching the YouTube..
Son: I’m cleaning up my toys..and I will listen to you (stop watching YouTube and start cleaning up)
Mama: (not responding)
Son: I will listen to you Mama (kiss Mama’s cheek)
Well, son..you should try that trick with Abah, I’m sure Abah will buy you the big LEGO set..hehe!
Last two weeks the parcel that I bought from US has arrived. Crafty Steals have these watercolor cards kits by Faber-Castell that I thought will be great to use for our homeschooling art time.
The kits come complete with all the materials needed to make 6 cards each like the brush, artist pen, the watercolor pencils and even sharpener. We have tried one of the cards in Rue de Paris kit. Today we completed one of the cards in the Contemporary Floral kit.
For this Contemporary Floral kit, it comes with embellishment and gold paint. Since it doesn’t have glue, I used glossy accent to stick the faux jewel on the card. Oh, I really like the artist pen that use indian ink which comes with each kit. I think I enjoy coloring the cards more than my son does..haha!
While I was waiting for my second son to be born last February, I found the offer by Pixajoy to try their mini flat album. For RM5 you’ll get 16 pages of mini album. The delivery charge is RM8. Since I have never tried this kind of printed album before, I thought it will be a good idea to commemorate 5 years of my eldest son’s life.
It took some time to find suitable pictures to sum up some of the best events in our parenthood, like the first moment our dear son was born, Hubby’s first Father’s Day, our first Hari Raya as parents and so on.
The templates and layout given by the album editor are quite elaborate as well. It’s just a matter of creativity and of course patience to choose which one that suits the theme of your album.
After submitting the completed album online, it took about 2 days for the printed album to be delivered via courier. I am happy with the finished product and will definitely make a bigger album for our family of four soon.
Honestly, after 5 years I have forgotten what it feels like waking up at 3-4 am to change diaper and feed a baby. And then the new bundle of joy arrives and I get to experience the zombie mode once again..huhu!
There is time in a day that I am so tired that I sometimes fall asleep while holding the baby. This is definitely tougher than I thought because each child demands differently. But to compare this with my firstborn experience, I can say that it’s much, much easier.
At first I was scared because the second son sleeps well most of the time and only wakes up for breast milk like once or twice in 3 hours. During the first week, I even checked whether he was breathing because he slept so soundly and didn’t wake up even with loud noise made by his elder brother. With my firstborn we have to whisper and tiptoe in the room, no kidding!
We are now entering the 3rd week of life together and hopefully as time goes by, I’ll get the hang of it and adjust well to the routine of sleep and take a nap whenever I can..huhu!
Oh, how I miss going out..not that I’m the type of person who loves to go out everyday, but being confined in a room is certainly tiresome and mentally draining..huhu!
It will be 5 more weeks (more or less) before we can go somewhere. Hopefully by then the weather will be nicer, with no haze like now.
I want to take both my sons to the lakeside, to the big playground that my eldest loves so much. And I want to enjoy picnic by the lake, having KFC chickens with cheezy wedges (minus the cold iced Pepsi).
But for now I have to be happy with having Jacob’s Hi Fibre crackers and Horlicks for supper and tea!