Sunday, July 29, 2012

my loyal assistant

Usually every 2 weeks, I akan buat puree then store dalam freezer. Senang bila masak bubur nasi, just masukkan any of the cube. Yang pernah I buat, broccoli, carrot, cauliflower, potato, apple, bayam dan sawi. I really love this tool so much, sebab senang sangat nak guna. Highly recommended :)


 brocolli

carrot
that night, i buat puree bayam dan sawi tapi tak capture la..dah malam :)

Nah..this short clip time I suap kan Aariq lunch.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Iftar with the cousins

Dear cousin invited us to her house for an Iftar. Her last Iftar before she changes her status. Alhamdulillah. Raya and a wedding..I'm so excited! Some pics..

 
 super boys
super boys in a super messy room
 nampak tak line kat muka Aariq tuh..jatuh semlm kena grill
not his first time though..stage dia jatuh bangun skrg
buat hal masing-masing
at Ellie's
bermanja with aunties dan Mika dut as usual the entertainer for that night
 aariq good boy that day. dah tak nangis macam dulu²
mula² je la then dia excited jerit² sebab tempat baru for him 

Monday, July 23, 2012

mika & aariq - cak cak

This was taken yesterday. We went out to Subang kejap nak beli Mika's ayam penyet. Aariq tak nak kena tinggal, so bawak dia sekali. Dah nak tidur dah kot budak kecik ni. Tapi dalam kereta tak nak tidur..elok je duduk diam..walaupon muka dah ngantuk habis.


Sunday, July 22, 2012

pool time & iftar at mom's

Second day Iftar at PA (Putra Avenue) pulak. Lauk adalah superb. Ketam masak cili padi, sayur pecal (camni ke eh nama dia?), ikan goreng, sayur kangkung goreng and hubby bought ayam golek as addition. Oh sedap kot. Tapi yang kurang best..I cannot fast :( Dah pukul 3 dah kot bila I found out. No wonder last night headache semacam. Makan ramai² memang best, meriah sikit.

Oh for lunch, the kids had a simple one je. Mika again nak makan ikan goreng but this time I gorengkan ikan bawal pulak. Aariq I buat sup ikan merah. For porridge I masak bubur nasi + carrot + potato. Dia macam leh terima sup ikan, boleh la buat lagi lepas ni.

Mika nak berendam petang tuh, so pool time la kejap. Masa dia mandi², I suap Aariq makan. Betul la orang cakap, kalau masak then suap sendiri anak makan lagi puas hati. I wish I can do this all the time. At least time they all kecik² ni. Hmmm..dilemma of a working mom kan? Tapi I don't see myself as one yang boleh duduk rumah with the kids 24 hrs. Takpe la, they are in good hands, InsyaAllah.




ada improvement la this time..air dah banyak dari dulu dan dia dah berani masuk 
nanti tgk real pool pulak

Saturday, July 21, 2012

first day of Ramadhan

First day of Ramadhan and it felt on a Saturday. Mika bangun² tanya kita nak pergi breakfast ke..mmg routine on a Saturday, bfast dekat luar :) tapi lepas dah explain, tak hari ni dah start puasa..elok pulak dia faham tak push we all nak keluar. Breakfast bibik masak je la untuk Mika..makan roti telur then for lunch I masak ikan merah goreng, sup sayur for Mika..Aariq I amik sup sayur tuh without salt then buat porridge brocolli+kentang. Masa nak makan, tabur sikit ikan goreng merah yang digoreng with unsalted butter. Bila I suap Mika makan, I sendiri terliur tengok.

That evening, Iftar dekat BM. Before anything, memang I siap² bagi Mika makan dulu. Boleh tahan banyak dia makan hari tu. Time berbuka, elok la dia main dengan kakak Sarah dia. Memang best tengok they all, ngam je. Cousins age dekat², insyaAllah rapat. Macam I dengan my cousins-duts.

Kat rumah in-laws, my MIL masak asam pedas, sup sayur, ayam masak (er...tak tahu), sayur tempe goreng (ye kot nama dia ni). Lauk banyak but sebab buka I terus minum air grape sejuk, terus perut jadi tak best. So makan sikit benar. I usually berbuka dgn air panas. Aariq nampak the kids, dia teruja la. Buat² bunyi..dia dok kejar Adam tapi Adam dah ada kaki..tunggu sikit bulan lagi Aariq. Nanti leh main dah.

mika all cheeky and fun..aariq mesti la serious look :)
my sis said, "aaron aziz look"..haha..
dulu mmg nak bagi nama aaron tapi telah direject bulat² oleh hubby..

Friday, July 20, 2012

salam ramadhan

** Salam Ramadhan 1433H **

*pic credits to google*

macam baru je lagi puasa last yr. last year ada tertinggal gaks few days sebab bun in the oven asyik tak duduk diam (sekarang lagi tak duduk diam T__T)
buat mommy pening, rasa nak muntah je. this year no excuse la tak puasa except for that one and only excuse :)

three year old, eight month

Three year old, eighth month - source from babycenter


How your child's developing
Look at me! Mum, look at me!" your preschooler calls as she zooms down the slide — headfirst. Her growing bravery on the playground may make you wince sometimes, not that she notices. She loves showing off new skills. At three, children walk on tiptoe, try to stand on one foot (and might even succeed for a few seconds), gallop and try to skip, and pedal a tricycle. To keep these gross motor skills developing, she should have at least an hour of physical activity a day.

agree sangat. Mika memang suka sangat showing off his new skills and can I add dangerous jugak? Buat mommy panic memang la no.1. One of his fav things is stunt dari katil ke tilam bawah. Suka sangat lompat², tak termasuk lagi berdiri atas sofa..dan bukan on cushion tapi yang arm rest tuh..kus semangat..takut terbalik je sofa tuh..dia kan berat. An hour of physical activity a day..an hour je? more like everytime for Mika :) boys will be boys i guess..

Unstructured play offers plenty of practice in running and jumping. More organised games like tag, hopscotch and simple ball games build endurance and coordination. To work on balance, encourage your child to walk next to you along a curb or follow a line on the path. Obstacle courses set up inside or outside help children grasp spatial awareness: "Climb over the chair. Now skip around the cone." Better yet, show her yourself - you can get some exercise, too.

ok this one..i need to do this more often. after work, make sure to set a time to play with him. bak kata babycenter >> you can get some exercise, too!

"When are we going?" "Tomorrow," you answer. Five minutes later, your preschooler asks. "Are we going yet?" Children vary widely in how well they grasp time. At three, your child may understand sequence (she did it first or last) and how long something takes (a long or short time). But concepts like the past (yesterday) and the future (tomorrow) can be murkier.

this is so true. Mika kadang² masih confuse concept yesterday, tomorrow, this morning tapi boleh la dia faham. bab cakap, memang dia no.1. ada je benda dia nak jawab. pandai cakap pulak tuh. mulut macam pop corn, non stop ok cakap!

Your child is ready to understand days of the week, so mention them whenever you get a chance. For example, remind her that on weekends, Saturday and Sunday, there's no school or work. Or maybe that Monday is the day she goes to playschool.

he knows the days well I must say. Wednesday ada swimming then porridge for snack, Thursday ada exercise then Saturday Sunday cuti. For him cuti> jalan. Ikut siapa la ni asal cuti je tak boleh duduk diam :)

Your life now
When your child throws a tantrum, don't automatically assume she's tired. Other common triggers for three-year-olds: hunger, sickness, frustration over being unable to do something physical, and wilting from expectations that are too mature for her. Often the best response is no response: give the tantrum a little time to burn itself out. Realise, though, that her emotional state is much too primitive during a tantrum to respond to logical arguments or much other conversation.

tantrum still happen here and there and when it happens without valid reasons. tiba² je emo tentu pasal (i so know this behaviour). will be worse if my mom is around..lagi la dia mengada tak ingat sebab my mom marah pon tak. cuba i masa kecik dulu tantrum, sure kena sound dah. most of the time i will let him be, biar je. but ada masa gaks, bila dah lebih limit..kena la cubit/babap. oh mengada..with bibik also mengada..puas la bibik pujuk dia but good thing is he listens :)

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

bam bam bam


random entry

Last Saturday, took a morning walk with the two boys..saja bawak Aariq jalan² then hubby as usual ada bola that morning and when he's not around Mika and I will join my parents & sis for breakfast at one of the restaurants at PH. My mom's friend..lebih kurang la. My mom..dengan workers dekat rumah dia pon dia kawan, tak termasuk lagi orang dobi, tailor..everywhere la :) The owner and workers at the restaurant mmg kenal dah Mika. Nasi lemak dia memang sedap la. One time tu pergi, Mika siap cakap "Mommy, kenapa nasi lemak dia sedap sangat haa?" Mika and I have the same fav food..nasi lemak.

Then pergi post office nak return parcel. Sebab dah sampai Giant, so mana boleh tak masuk Giant kan.  Balik rumah, prepare Aariq's food, then masak sikit for lunch..settle :) Weekend la I dapat prepare Aariq's food on my own, what ingredients to put in and experiment with different kind of recipes. Dulu selalu I masak banyak² then buat stock in the fridge like 2 -3 hari ke tapi nahh...nak bagi fresh. If ada leftover baru I buat stock and keep it in the freezer tuh pon not more than 3 days. 

The best thing is dapat tengok his reaction masa makan. So far dia ok la, makan je semua. Sometimes tak banyak but still makan la. Time Mika I naive sikit..then weekdays mmg depend kat babysitter. This time around, I wanna do it on my own. If weekdays, I will tell the maid on what to cook and siap² kan bahan for her. Try to make the porridge fresh everyday. Tapi ada jugak I ambil shortcut which is to steam the carrots, brocolli, potato, pumpkin anything la yang suitable for steam and store in the freezer. Bila nak masak just take one cube and mix. Chicken stocks pon buat macam tuh, senang. I admit this time memang banyak I buat research (konon :P) and all. Tips from other mothers out there memang berguna.

Since dia sudah ada 2 batang gigi, I ada la try bagi dia porridge tapi just mash but his poo turned out a bit hard so back to blend just that tak halus sangat, nak bagi texture. Baby food is the best sebab tak perlu salt and sugar..so masak je. If food orang besar kena ada rasa la kan..then masa tuh la orang akan fussy nak makan ke tak nak makan (speaking from experience coz I'm not a good cook but somehow better la dari dulu²..eh puji diri sendiri nampak)s

Monday, July 16, 2012

dah expired!

Didn't realise that my roadtax dah expired on the 15th. Selamba je drive to work. Since I renew my roadtax thru myEG, so normally ada reminder la when it's about to expired tapi sebab I don't take call from unknown numbers..maybe terlepas la reminder tu. Nways, dah masuk office tengok calendar then it hit me..eh wait..bila roadtax kena renew ni..dah July..memang terlupa langsung bout it. Last time I ingat but that was like 2 months ago kot..eh so fast! So kelam kabut di situ. Last 2 years mintak tlg husband my friend renewkan and before that..memang my mom yang baik hati tolong buat time dia kerja dulu sbb package insurance at her office mcm murah sikit kot. I just need to go to the post office to do the roadtax. This year sebab very the last minute, I decide buat sendiri. Actually not really. I don't know how to fill up the form..stuck. Made a phone to myEG and this customer service officer memang the best la. Dia yang tolong fill in kan the details and the whole process like very fast. Dia bagi quotation, email then if OK, baru I proceed to pay. All done before 1pm..and yesterday at about 4 ish, ada orang deliver the roadtax. Very efficient! So far memang tak pernah frust with myEG, reliable and efficient. Good job guys! From this year onwards, tak perlu susah² mintak tolong orang lain buatkan..dah boleh buat sendiri :)

Sunday, July 15, 2012

not so perfect outing

This one was the outing on Sunday pulak. I think by now it's not a secret anymore that my dear cousin Ellie is getting married after Raya. A week after Raya to be exact. So another wedding this year, Alhamdulillah! She's no longer in the hot seat now and has passed the baton to my brother. Her sisters were kind enough to throw her a bridal shower and it was a surprised. Usually bridal shower kan all girls but bagi twist sikit la..invite the guys and also the kids.

The bridal shower was fun, food was delicious, great company but my dear baby boy decided not to behave well that day. He didn't get enough sleep to begin with..so bila tak cukup tidur + jumpa unfamiliar faces..apa lagi..he cried his lungs out. Only want mommy. Ada la dia ok sikit, then nak balik bising² lagi. So that's it. To the home it is. Some pics taken by my cousin Nana (took from your FB, don't mind kan?) :)



 the bride-to-be
 muka kerut²..oh baby sebelah sangat comel! 
dulu time aariq besar ni tak takut org pon
 mika yang behave..clever boy

 grruuummmpppyyy aariq
 cute babies..geng sama ni..takde rambut :)
nak usik sikit..
i'm thinking of enrolling aariq to playgroup so that he can learn to mix with other kids/ppl

Bila masuk kereta je mamat kecik ni terus tido. Dah makan, dah minum milk..sedap la tidur. Nampak sangat dia penat. In the evening, mom invited us to her house for dinner. My cousins pon datang but they came a bit late and since it's school day the next day, we have to excuse ourselves early.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

perfect saturday

Saturday evening took the the kids out to E.m.pire. Ada budak kecik sorang tuh demand to go to Toys R Us..plus mommy pon nak jalan :) Mika settled for bubble..out of all toys there..mula² nak sword Thunder Cats but he don't even watch that..plus mahal! If hubby alone with him big chance he will get sebab hubby mmg susah nak cakap NO kot..anak daddy la katakan :) He even got him this thing below..cool gaks but well..I rather spent the money on kids' clothes kot. Mommy pon sama..asyik shopping je..I admit..that's one of my weaknesses. Cepat sangat nak beli barang anak..mesti ada je benda nak beli..heh..2 kali 5. Sekali sekala why not kan (dah 2 kali 5 mula la nak backing..tadi bising)

pic from google
mika and his "twin" - paddington bear..siapa lagi besar ni
aariq cool je dalam stroller tu

Done with that, late lunch at Madam Kwan's. I tak makan sangat coz I already had lunch at home (yer saya masak, saya makan sendiri) but hubby and Mika makan. Alhamdulillah Aariq dok diam je dlm stroller. Not even mintak di angkat. Bila dia good mood, dia good mood la. 

 orang² muka fotostat ni
 abang dah berdiri and all, aariq elok je layan perasaan
 my two cheeky boys
mommy maintain posing :D

Short outing but it was great sebab semua orang behave. Sampai rumah change the kids to their pyjamas then by 9 semua pon dah tidur. I layan R.e.venge dan berjaya habiskan all episodes..finally. My colleague yg lambat tengok dr I lagi hebat, 2 hari je dah habis tengok semua. Before going to sleep, hubby cakap Quarantine 2 is on Max..mana la selalu kan tengok Max but then sebab pernah tengok the first one, so tengok la gaks. Haihhh..trauma lepas tuh. Google if you wanna know more. I pernah blog about this (ignore the photos in that entry, i don't really know why my old pics jadi macam tu) before and it was the original movie from Spain. US then came out with Quarantine similar to that..and ni kira sequel la. Well if movie about virus, zombies..count me in!

Friday, July 13, 2012

zharief aariq is 8 months old!

Zharief Aariq turns 8-month-old today. Cepat semacam je. I miss small baby! Small as in tak la small sgt..mcm age dah start bam bam tapi duduk diam2 je..hahah..having said that, Aariq is so mobile now. Tak boleh duduk diam. Basically his progress so far lebih kurang masa abang dia 8 month old gaks.

At 8-month-old:

  • able to sit and crawl 
  • able to pull himself up, grabbing to any available furniture (to us also) and then standing while holding onto it in a wobbly way just like what is stated in BabyCenter :)
  • tapi masih belum tahu nak duduk balik..bila dah lama berdiri, mula la cry for help
  • suka sangat bila nampak abang dia, excited
  • manjaaaaa..manja mommy, manja bibik jugak..huhuh. what to do, the whole weekdays with bibik kan
  • pandai tantrum dah..if tutup pintu, mula la marah nak keluar
  • still takut strangers..worse if tak cukup tidur..so different from mika time kecik dulu. guess sbb mika letak kat nursery, so dia dah biasa dgn org lain
  • love to bertatih..tak sabar nak jalan ke sayang?
  • gigi masih 2
So far so good, Alhamdulillah. We love you so much Aariq!

Monday, July 9, 2012

perfect saturday


Days come and go just like that..next weekend dah Ramadhan. Last Ramadhan I was 6 months pregnant and this time, Aariq sudah 8 bulan. See, how time flies. Anyways, weekend was great. Hubby, Mika and I went and watched Spiderman. The movie was funny but P.Parker is just a teen. Still in high school tapi ada la element-element yang touching here and there. Mika haihhh..tak behave sangat. I think he’s bored. Dah la volume kuat masa cakap, how many times I had to remind him to talk slowly. Towards the end je baru dia senyap sebab banyak actions dah..tuh pon dia nak gi toilet and bila balik, hubby and him sat dekat row bawah sikit (jauh from orang ramai). I guess the next movie will be without him la if cerita² orang besar ni.

before the movie :)

In the evening at 5, the girls and I visited Erin and her new baby, R.a.e.d R.a.z.i.q. Sedap eh nama? I love it. Rumah Erin dekat la sangat with my parents’ so bila pergi I drop the maid with Aariq there and only brought Mika with me. Hubby opted to stay at home, it’s ok. Dekat je :) We made a move bout 6.30pm like that and Faz & Eisha dropped by at mom’s to meet Aariq. Happy to meet the girls dan 1.5 hour sangat tak cukup untuk borak² dan tak boleh nak pay attention sangat sebab Mika ni kejap² tarik I nak main with Erin’s girls. Dia nak main tapi malu. Tapi memang about time to leave la sebab parent's Lan dah datang then baby R nak milk. He's so cute. Dah lama tak pegang baby 1 mth old..and I miss that feeling..boleh? I miss to bf also :(


the kids tak incomplete sebab bella and thaqif not around
 
mika high on bubble

Later at night, try makan dekat this restaurant. Not bad. Mika walloped a plate of Hainan fried rice by himself, I had this maggi goreng and hubby had nasi goreng kampung. Boleh la makan situ lagi. My activity that night ialah tengok R.e.venge. Tak habis² lagi..baru ep.13. 9 more to go. Perfect evening :)

Thursday, July 5, 2012

on tv series

The thing about TV series is..you just don't know how to stop from watching it. If boleh, nak habiskan satu season terus. That's why I prefer to wait for the full series before I start watching sebab tak suka cerita yang hanging. My current addiction is 'R.e.v.e.nge'. Yes I'm that late..orang lain dah lama dah tengok. I slept like almost midnight yesterday just to watch all 4 episodes and that not even half of it. For some ppl 12 midnight is still consider early..but not for me. I usually sleep latest by 10.30pm. Age factor ke tapi memang dari dulu I try to get 8 hours of sleep. In between that, usually bangun 2 kali..12 and 4 sebab budak kecik demands for his milk. To me tidur sangat penting unlike hubby yang tidur 4 -5 jam je dah cukup. OK back to the series, it's interesting to watch sebab ada objective not really like GG, DH and GA. I don't really watch a lot of series nowadays (I wonder why) and so far this one macam one of the best kot. Nak start follow TVD pulak la after this. Asyik skip2 je. Eh so many abbreviations..those yang minat TV series ni tau la kot

Sunday, July 1, 2012

entry rojak

I actually plan to cook today..dah beli dah bahan in the morning but in the evening hubby cakap ada kenduri kahwin. See..selalu tiba² kan? Tapi I don't mind sebab food orang kahwin..rezeki jangan di tolak cuma nak dress up to leceh sikit. Brought Aariq this time and his second kenduri dia pergi. Masa sampai hubby angkat Aariq, I dengan Mika. Sebab bukan I yang carry dia so I tak de la bau apa. Bila hubby pass kat I sebab dia nak ambil food, alaaa..Aariq ni buat business pulak. So suruh hubby and Mika makan dulu while I hold him then baru clean up kan dia. Nasib dekat community club so ada la proper toilet cuma changing table takde..so kena baring kan Aariq dekat sink. Pull up pants for Aariq mmg takde pulak sebab jarang kan bawak dia keluar. Must standby pull up pants. Dah change and all baru boleh makan dengan aman. Aariq ok pulak, tak takut orang ramai² and at one point kawan hubby pegang, dia ok. Tengok mood kot. Btw, club ni dekat je with PIL's place. Next time boleh datang and we go for a swim pulak.

On the way back detour kejap to Subang to buy some stuffs then headed home. The kids tidur ada la one hour kot for Aariq at least. Mika bangun je hubby tengah tahpau goreng pisang dan dia nak pee sangat but takde toilet kat situ, had to put him on diaper. Sampai rumah, buat laundry  it was day off for the maid. I sempat masak porridge Aariq. Dah lama tak buat kerja rumah and it felt so great! On the other note, I think baju raya Aariq macam dah banyak kot sebab hari tu I kemas balik baju² lama Mika..semua masih baru then cam eh bukan ke baru pakai ni? Still teringat Mika baru pakai baju² tu semua. 2 months lagi Aariq dah 9 months, same age time Mika first raya dulu. How time flies!