Friday, March 23, 2012

photo magnets

Bought this via milkadeal. Original price was rm72 but I managed to purchase these cute photo magnets at rm28. I letak semua ni dekat my CPU office. Hari² boleh nampak, sejuk sikit mata. Patut I beli banyak lagi. Hopefully they will bring this deal back soon.

top right is aariq yang lain semua mika

Thursday, March 22, 2012

oohh la la la

English accents..ooohh la la :)

Andrew Lincoln/Rick Grimes of The Walking Dead

AND

who can forget Ed Westwick/Chuck Bass of Gossip Girl :)

jalan-jalan

After that Kidzsport session, we brought the kids out to Pyramid the next day. Mika nak naik push car. hubby handled him and I pushed the stroller. So far Aariq kalau keluar dia behave je janji kenyang. Mika ni yang susah sikit. Ikut mood dia, sometimes ok, sometimes moody, sometimes tantrum..tapi not so bad la that day. Rasa best pulak jalan tak ramai orang that morning. I push stroller, hubby tolak Mika..side by side. I ingat nak get one stroller for Mika but he's about to reach the max weight..plus tak perlu kot stroller? Sebab kesian pulak, dia punya adik dah pakai. 4 yrs old perlu lagi ke stroller? Hmmmm...we left Pyramid just before it gets crowded. Tak lunch mana pon sebab I dah masak before keluar. Something rare kan? Teringin nak makan kari ayam..tuh sebab masak lagipon sempat pergi pasar tani pagi tu beli barang.





Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Wordless wednesday..what does that mean anyway ;)

Hilang penat bila balik rumah tengok muka budak kecik ni..





Abang dia pulak testing our patience. Takpe la..layan kan je
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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

bonding session - mommies & sons

This one was an ad hoc plan. Rose, Arin and me decide nak meet up and bawak the kids to play at Kidzsport, Empire last Saturday. So off we went and I dragged hubby too but left Aariq with the maid. Nanti susah nak bersosial bawak Aariq, sorry baby..not this time. Mika dah jumpa Ali (Rose's son) a week before masa kenduri Aariq and one more time masa birthday Ali last year so dia macam ingat. Excited sampai tak nak balik they all main. Arin's boys pulak memang independent sungguh, buat hal masing². Boleh je main sendiri..senang nak jaga :) We should meet up more often girls. Lagipon senang kalau ada kawan, Mika sure nak main. 

mika and ali..wrestling in the pool of balls
 ni main apa laks ni
boys will be boys
with arin
 with rose
 susah nak smile sambil angkat mika ni, one lucky shot!
 time ni ali dah lepas keluar ikut tingkap
mika, kamu ni bulat..nasib tak stuck
 group photo..arin's boys tak kelihatan dlm pic ni
ayna (arin's daughter) is the same age as aariq
nama pon dah dekat² :)

mak² pergi holiday lagi

My mom is away from today till Friday. After the house moving thingy and looking after yours truly during confinement last year then tolong tengok kan Aariq & monitor the maid and that kenduri last weekend, she really deserves this break. Sisters and mommy outing every year. They have been to Kuching, Langkawi and Singapore and this time they chose Terengganu. When she told us the total cost for this holiday I was like..biar betul. Boleh pergi oversea. Mana tak nya hotel nak yang best², facing laut and all. Ada personal tour guide then naik Alphard, flight MAS. For me, mommy's duty takes priority now. Susah nak pergi holiday and all. My family together with my cousins and aunt are going to Vietnam end of April and again I have to skip this. Some ppl don't mind to bring the kids especially babies for holiday but that's just not me. I'm a bit fussy when it comes to things like this, nanti stress sebab tu tak kena ni tak kena. Mika I don't mind sebab dah besar..Aariq la leceh sikit. Takpe la, I will do that once the kids are lil bit older ;)

We were supposed to bring Aariq for an optional jab last night tapi dah malam and Mika did not take his afternoon nap, he looked tired and sleepy. Not a wise move to go with a sleepy + moody kid, so we postponed the appointment till next Tuesday. He did not go to school semalam sebab dia macam cough + flu so sent him to mom's. Ingat dia boleh la rest ke..but I was wrong. Ada je benda dia buat..panjat meja, naik atas turun bawah, then sibuk nak duduk dekat adik dia and my mom said at one time, dia pukul Aariq's head..not really pukul macam tap la. Isshhh...Mika oh Mika. Mana dia dapat energy, tak penat². Time I balik nak amik dia, comot sungguh, berpeluh².

I woke up like banyak kali this morning. Aariq boleh buat no.2 at 4am! Dah habis tuh, boleh senyum² mata pon bulat je. Tapi dia diam je dalam baby cot. Sambung tidur then at 6am, Mika squeezed himself in between me and hubby. I was already up and awake by 6.20am dan terlebih rajin masak nasi goreng. MIL came to supervise the maid. Hubby WFH. Mika bila lama tak pergi school, mula moody..ni tak kena tu tak kena. Nak² lagi MIL at home, dia memang tak nak la tegur and all. Nak mommy je. That's how moody he can be tapi kejap je la. Kena pandai ambil hati dia, then he will be alright. The maid will need to master this if Mika start duduk dengan dia nanti.

taken on Sunday when we did our grocery shopping
boleh tidur pulak, so have to use the stroller
too big for the stroller eh? 

lalalalala

Monday, March 19, 2012

thank you

Monday is here..cepat betul kamu datang. Tak sabar² eh? What a busy Saturday tapi a 'meriah' one for me :) I will blog about the event nanti. Bottom line is, Alhamdulillah..all went well. Guests ramai datang and almost all of my relatives were there. Thank you so much for coming and making it an unforgettable event for me and family, Aariq especially. BIG thanks to my parents for sponsoring major part of the event. My dad as always the banker and mom being a mom, she was the main anchor for that event handling those 'remeh-temeh' part ie doorgifts, liaising with the caterer and not to forget helping to buy Mika's jubah and for Aariq, his one needs to be custom made so Umi was the one who helped me to find and sent it to the tailor in PH. She even asked the tailor to sew the material to cover the baby swing and table. Amazing I tell you. I could tell that she does enjoy herself doing this kind of stuffs, boleh jadi wedding/kenduri planner ni. Cousins, next kenduri can ask for Titit's advise :) Thanks to my PIL too for sponsoring the lambs, my SILs and BIL for coming and also thanks to my SIL’s husband for being the photographer of the day. Can't wait to see those photos. To my sister and cousins duts, you girls rock! Thanks for babysitting the boys, helping out with the deco, arranging and organizing stuffs and oh my brother too, for being there when we need you. Ok..I sound like a grammy winner now but no really..THANKS THANKS THANKS!

 the DIY dais
materials guna apa yang ada je
thanks to my sister and cousin nana for helping me to decorate this
 muka ganas betul tapi comel ;)
 this one days before kenduri
nak tunjuk jubah yang Tok Mi belikan
 muka cembeng dah..uhukuhuk
 takde rambut la aariq..acah² je
 good boy..duduk diam je time orang tengah marhaban
 yours truly wearing my mom's nikah dress
baju fits me well dan cantik dan kebetulan masuk theme..i like!
all eyes on aariq

Friday, March 16, 2012

like seriously?

It’s Friday and I’m on half day today. How cool is that? Tak cool macam hubby and sister yang dah on leave today to prepare for the kenduri aqiqah tomorrow. Feel so weird driving to the office alone and don’t quite like it when hubby is not around. Mengada betul Eeja ni. I ordered some cupcakes as the doorgifts and the kakak will deliver it to my office later in the afternoon. Although it’s a school holiday, Mika still goes to the nursery and today ada birthday celebration for the other kids including babysitter's son. Kat sana ramai kawan including his mama’s son, abang. How la nanti kalau Mika betul² tak pergi nursery dah? Will he enjoy staying at home without his friends and the caretakers yang dah kenal dia since dia 4 months old?

We are still waiting for the official note from immi, biar la dia kat situ dulu sampai betul² confirm the maid is ours. And today, ada news cakap maid from now onwards can only do ONE chore, I repeat ONE only. If dia cook, cook je la cannot babysit, cannot do laundry and min wage is rm700. Like seriously? Kalau kerja lipat kain je boleh dapat rm700. Senang betul dah la makan, pakai semua ditanggung. Even kita pon multi-task buat macam-macam, kena bayar utilities lagi..this is so ridiculous. Maybe sebab ada kes employers yang buat maid dia over work kot tapi how about the good employers yang utamakan kebajikan the maid? Hmhmhm..entah apa² betul.

Ohhh..did you guys follow The Walking Dead? I think pernah mention dulu I suka tengok cerita pelik² macam zombies, virus attack dan seangkatan dengannya. The thing with TWD ni, dia macam tergantung sekarang. Sigh..nak tau ending pls. Nevertheless I still hope the episodes continue. Also, I follow Spartacus, pernah mention kat sini. The original actor for that Spartacus role has passed away. Now replace with another actor but I still prefer the late Andy Whitfield kot. Ok, enough babbling. Time to check emails and sort out apa yang perlu. Kata nak half day kan..later :)

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Makcik Mikah




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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

zharief aariq is 4 months old!


Aariq is 4 month old today! Alhamdulillah. Dah besar sikit anak mommy ni. Tapi Aariq ni macam more on the quiet side. Ke sebab kecik lagi dia senyap? Bunyi bunyi gaks but tak sebising abang dia or maybe I dah biasa Mika bising sgt kot. Let see his progress so far..

Took this from Mika’s development when he was 4 month old..jom tengok sama tak (bukan nak compare but as benchmark je)

  • boleh main² and buat facial expression to him - sama
  • loves to smile and boleh gelak² especially if kena tickle – sama
  • suka bila mommy kiss bunyi² at his tummy & pipi – sama tapi in Aariq’s case dia ni macam sensitive geli kat bahu. Kalau bukak baju tuh nampak sangat dia geli²
  • pandai merengek or was it mengamuk bila orang nak pakaikan baju..dia rimas tak suka orang pegang² dia or was it just with ME? – tak merengek tapi geli and kalau lapar confirm merengek
  • he still loves to play "bubble" sampai habis basah baju. pakai bib pon basah jugak. kena beli the plastic one kot - sama
  • still suka masukkan tangan dalam mulut and other things too, toys, hankie..u name it..sebab dia dah boleh pegang - sama
  • suka pegang botol susu although tak kuat sangat but boleh ar – ni ada tapi dia just sentuh sbb bottle dia besar kot, I pakai the 9 oz punya although he only drinks 4 oz at the moment :P
  • then if tak nak minum susu dah pandai tolak keluar sendiri or buat bunyi cam tiup² - aariq tak buat bunyi tiup but dia cam babble, cakap² meaning dia tak nak dah minum
  • suka sangat tengok cartoon or any shows yang ada nyanyi² sampai boleh gelak² senyum²..jangan nangis sudah – sama tapi tak pulak senyum gelak² more like in his own world, playing with his fingers, tengok² orang..i notice dia ni macam the observer type dan alert
  • bbsitter cakap dia dah boleh meniarap tapi mommy belum dapat tengok dia lagi buat so i have to see it first to believe it :P – aariq dah boleh roll over first time when he was 3.5 month old. Ada la 3 kali kot dia roll. Lepas tuh tak buat dah..mengiring je..tangan tak lepas². Practice makes perfect son! jangan malas² ok
  • don't like to be left alone as he will surely cries if he still awake..nak attention la tuh. especially when he knows his mommy is around – aariq ok je kot kena tinggal, dia buat hal dia sendiri tapi tak senang duduk if dia lapar or sleepy
  • sangat suka diri..if duduk atas lap pon dia akan stretch kan both his legs nak diri..if nak masukkan dia dlm car seat pon dia nak diri padahal suruh duduk – sama!
Basically, development progress dia sama dengan Mika. I love you baby!

a week before he turns 4 month old

Monday, March 12, 2012

ordinary sunday


Went for bfast with hubby and Mika at our usual mamak place as Mika wanted to have roti canai. Then we went to PIL’s house for lunch. Adam the nephew was there, comel je tengok sebab pantang PIL jauh, sure berlari pergi dekat tok dan nenek dia. Dia segan dengan kita orang though ada la attempt dia nak main bola dengan Mika. Sempat jumpa BIL's fiance and SIL brought some souvenirs back from Italy. Thanks Kak Johana for the stuffs :) It was raining heavily otw back. I dok risau if the maid tak sempat nak angkat baju sebab I suruh dia clean up the rooms upstairs and wash the bathrooms. Tapi pheww..terangkat semua dah. The kids tidur sampai petang and by that time hujan pon dah stop. Rasa nak makan goreng² so we brought Mika out again and Aariq was left at home. Sunday night macam boring je tapi boring² pon almost midnight baru I tidur.

Oh yes, semalam tengok AI at first but I don’t know la this year macam biasa sangat je (too old for this kot) although the contestants this time semua macam ok especially the girls, but I rasa dah immune with AI. So I switched to 721 and watched The Voice 2 instead. I did follow last season’s tapi macam tuh je la. Then now macam tengah battle, kinda interesting to watch. There’s this one that I shared on my FB..best betul and I think these two deserve to be in Christina’s team. Betul cakap the other judges, memang difficult decision to make sebab both are superb. Check this out (video cannot be embedded). Also suka tengok expression the judges, AL particularly..LOL :P



just another saturday


Hello everyone. How was your weekend? Weekend is gone just like that huh? Cooked lunch on Saturday, lauk simple je. Labu masak lemak, sambal tumis sotong, ikan kembung goreng dan sambal belacan. Both hubby and I got dentist appointment at 2.30pm that day. After sending Aariq and maid to mom’s, we headed to the dentist located at Bdr Puteri Puchong. Not bad la dentist ni. Tempat sungguh cozy then service pon cepat sebab ada 2 dentist. Hubby went in first, then bout 10 mins later, I was called in and had to bring Mika with me. Tapi bilik sebelah² je, so when hubby was done, he came and brought Mika out. Although Saturday, tapi tak ramai orang pon maybe sebab it’s on appointment basis. Since dentist tuh betul-betul atas ayam penyet, Mika nak makan ayam penyet pulak before balik. Otw home, I beli goreng pisang dan cucur udang for tea at mom’s.

Later in the evening, Mika nak mandi pool. I asked the maid to keep watch on him. Tapi air tak banyak pon..still takut air banyak². Kat school camna la..tapi dia sibuk je bercerita kalau kat school dia swim. Mika dah nampak penat lepas satu hari tak duduk diam dengan tak tidur langsung so start la meragam mengalahkan Aariq. Balik rumah, put on his Pjs, milk terus lelap. Same goes to the brother. I skip dinner sebab headache semacam but Activefast memang berkesan sampai main Temple Run tanpa berhenti :)

 the only pic of aariq yang duduk diam
 comel je mika pegang tangan adik dia
apa abang saya ni..pakai tak nampak mata pon 
 i heart them
 almost complete
the daddy was upstairs sleeping pulak time ni (penat main bola la tu)

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

preparation for aariq's aqiqah

Aariq's aqiqah is in about 1 and a half week time and honestly speaking, my mom is the one who does all the preparation for this. I'm so thankful to have such a SUPERMOM. Thank you Umi! Time Mika dulu pon dia all out. I guess events, kenduri like this memang her thing. She's so good at it. From doorgifts to deco to food to baju aqiqah memang mostly done by her. We are going to have it at my parents' place this time sekali with kenduri arwah that morning followed by marhaban + cukur jambul then lunch.

Caterer: Recommended by my MIL. Senang sebab dia boleh prepare kambing sekali. Price pon berpatutan. Also they provide tent, chairs, tables..let's hope the food is nice too. Tapi OK kot :)

Marhaban group: Sama masa Mika dulu tapi special sikit this time sebab I request for yang kompang² sekali. Mika dulu takde. Kebetulan one of the group members is my friend's MIL. Small world betul

Baju Aariq: Macam Mika dulu, we decided to tempah one jubah for him. Sebab theme color this time tak sama macam Mika, so cannot recycle. Kesian la pulak kan nak recycle, buat baru sudah. This one memang my mom yang tolong cari kan kain then pergi tempah. Told you she's a supermom

Baju Mika: Mika pon tak ketinggalan. My mom and sis managed to help me get one cute jubah for him.  Kesian pulak nanti dia tengok je

Buai/swing: Time Mika we all guna baby cot, this time I guna baby swing. Again my mom came to the rescue pergi tolong tempahkan kain to cover the baby swing.

I think tu je kot. Hubby will go to the caterer's place next Friday, pilih kambing dan kalau dia nak boleh sembelihkan sekali. Hopefully everything goes well, InsyaAllah.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

a bit on work

Semakin hari semakin malas nak update. Not that I don't have things to say tapi I'm just plain lazy. Work life so far so good. Goals with the team done, products allocations till end of the year done, work in progress stuffs>>sorting out books that are already in this week by setting date and time for teleconference with the editors, units allocations for this event based publishing and projects with other TLs and managers to start soon. On unrelated note, need to hire one new employee for my team sebab the one I have is moving into a new role by this April. Other than that, I will be busy with organising stuffs, planning dan buat la apa yang patut :)

Monday, March 5, 2012

my boys on a sunday evening

Early morning, went for breakfast with hubby and Mika. Left Aariq with bibik at home. Kejap² boleh la, I still tak rasa confidence nak letak Aariq alone je dengan dia. Tapi apa² pon kena prepare gaks coz my mom nak pergi short vacation with her sisters and mom from 20th - 23rd March. Nak mintak tolong my MIL, I don't know what plan she has plus jauh kot dia nak dtg my house everyday but we need her help gaks la that time. 

Went out for lunch with my family to a Thai Restaurant in Shah Alam. Sadly, the food wasn't as good as last time tapi dah rezeki, makan je la. After that made a detour to Toys 'R' Us, Empire. Lama betul tak pergi. First time for Aariq. Tapi pergi that one place je la sebab malas nak join the crowd. Rimas. Mika nak yang mini pool. Dulu ada but tak tahu letak mana so we bought him another one. Petang sikit pergi rumah my mom, bawak pool tu sekali. My sister terlebih rajin masak spaghetti, burger and fries then my mom pergi beli roast chicken, so dinner la kat situ dulu :)

 believe it or not..tinggi ni je la air dlm pool tu
tapi ada la improvement dr dulu yang langsung tak nak masuk pool 
 thanks to his swimming class in school, dia berani sikit dah
 while abang is outside, aariq duduk diam je kat dalam
just woke up from sleep ni

3 yr old birthday celebration

This is one of the long overdue posts sort of a continuation from this post. Mika this year dah 4-year-old but nursery dia baru nak celebrate his 3rd birthday last 2 weeks. One of the reasons sebab I was still in confinement that time and another reason dah celebrate wtih some of his friends at Tok Mi's. Memang belated sungguh tapi takpe la, as long as dia happy nak celebrate lagi. Don't have much to elaborate on..enjoy the pics :)

 combine sekali with other 2 kids


 
 mika punya yang with toys 'r' us wrapper
with his nursery friends