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Being a sahm for years.

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The growing journey with them is not always smooth for I feel that being able to take care of them and to attend to their basic needs in the very first place daily is more than I can ask for.

Being a sahm for years. Thanks my dear children for making Mummy a happy sahm!

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My cooking recipe for the family.

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Cauliflower with shimeiji mushrooms

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French beans with shitake

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Prawns, Tomato and eggs stir fry.

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Wrap cabbage with tomatoes and eggs

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Cabbage with eggs stir fry.

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Pineapple fried rice with chicken fillet, pineapples, pork floss.

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Chup chye with sunny side up

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Nasi lemak for lunch

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Yong tau foo and Mee tai mak soup.

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Raddish, carrots, cuttlefish, scallop soup. I love this!

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Claypot fried rice.

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Broccoli and Cauliflower

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Spinach with fish ball, scallop, homemade meatball soup.

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Vegetarian fried rice.

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Stir fry Mee tai mak with chye sim, eggs mushrooms.

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Catfish with black beans soup.

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Steam chicken drum.

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Stir fry asparagus with eggs

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Stir fry lean pork with asparagus

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Vegetarian fried bee hoon

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Eggs with tomatoes

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You Mai chye with soy beancurd sauce.

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Mushrooms! Shitake, shimeiji, oyster mushrooms stir fry with lots of garlic

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Stir fry bean spouts

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Chup chye!

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Peanuts with lotus roots soup

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Salmon!

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Prawns with tomatoes

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Vegetarian meat with cabbage stir fry.

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Chicken herbal soup.

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Stir fry tofu with minced fish

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Stir fry asparagus with minced pork.

Those that are purely veggies is due to me having vegetarian for that day. If not, you will be seeing dishes like Prawns, meat, fish.

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Happy Birthday,my father.

 

The parents with us.

 

 

 

 

The parents with my two sisters and family.

 

 

 

The grandparents and the 2 children.

 

 

 

The 2 children.

 

 

 

The yummy cake fr emicake.

 

 

Just over the weekends,on Sun we celebrated my Dad’s Birthday at my parents place.Of course,the 2 children are feeling the most happy when there is any Birthday celebration.They were too excited for this.In fact,there will be Birthday celebration almost every month till Aug.

 

 

Let the Birthday celebration be the happiest occasion throughout this whole year.

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Children with their activities!

 

Free drawing activity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Learns about Math.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Color matching activity for Ayden.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It’s time for threading activity.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To train his fine motor skill.Peel of the masking tape.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Happy.

 

 

 

 

Lately,Im trying to use my camera to take more pics of the children while they are at work.Yes,using camera is much more sharp and clearer.Perhaps I should use more of the camera instead of the phone camera.Will take a while to upload all the activities that they had done.

 

 

Above are some of them.

For Ayden,I gave him peeling activity.That’s to train his fine motor skill.He did it quite well I would say.Color matching is also great.He is good with matching.Very often I gave him new stuff to match,he can do it well.

For Adelle,Im teaching her with Maths.Yes,I know its too early but I wanna train her Addition and Subtraction.Not too difficult but something simple for her to try on.

 

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Adelle at 3yrs 8mths

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Happy while trying this Math activity out.

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Looks great isn’t it?

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Do her counting.

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She is very into this Math activity

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Little Adelle drew this using free hand. Perhaps I should send her for Art sch soon.

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Her coloring skill is getting better. She colored and take a pic of this.

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Another drawing of hers.

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Her handwriting

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She imitate what I’ve drew.

Lately, I bring out this weighing machine for her to try it again. Months ago when I teach her she can’t get the meaning of plus and minus.

So last week, I try it on her. Hmm I would say, she is still trying to learn very hard. I taught her like at least 5times and she still can’t do it very well. Perhaps this really take up lots of time to learn. But I do find this a good way to learn calculations.

Some of her drawings and writing during her free time. Yes I can see the difference as she gets older.

Practice more yea, Adelle.

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Ayden at 19mths.

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Ayden loves this weighing machine.

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Bought these books for Ayden. He loves real life pic books.

Lately while I’m doing this activity with Adelle, Ayden also want to join in. So he gets to play freely after Adelle finishes this activity.

He loves it though. I find that this is a good way to train his fine motor skill by hanging them on the weighting machine.

Next, we gotten these story books fr a bookstore at Arc. All right, this man loves real pictures book. So we go for this. Indeed, he loves them.

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Our daily routine which I'm glad for.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you were to ask me,what’s the happiest thing in life?I would very much shout out”It’s my 2 lovable children and supportive husband!”Yes,many did ask how can I make it this far?Having to take care of the 2 children,manage the family,even have the time to do up teaching aids for the kids,prepare Bento for husband lunch and Adelle snack in sch as well as all our meals.

I’ve replied back that,I cant do all this from the very first place when Ayden was born.Not at all.I gotten help from my Mum and Mother in law.They come every day to help me out.(I’m breastfeeding Ayden then till he was 15mths)It was until Ayden was much older say around 7-8mths old,my mum will come alternate days to help me.It’s only when she started work last Oct which was when Ayden is 14mths old,I gotten to manage on my own beside the “training” when she used to come every alternate days.After Oct,I’m fully on my own with two kids.

 

So I told myself,I can’t do without routine.Yes,there is no way I can go without.People might say Im so restricted to a time table for the kids.But if I dont do this,everything will not be in place and I will be sure I will be lost.So to set a routine while handling with two children,I still find that it’s very important.Okay,at least to me.

 

I set a routine in such a way that every morning,I will be up at the same time as my husband(530am),to prepare all the cutting for lunch and dinner because if I dont do this,I will not have the time for these when Adelle goes for class,Ayden will stick to me whereby I cant do any of these

So,I will finish the cutting for dinner,prepare all our lunch(cooked)so that I can pack Dear’s set of lunch bento for the day(it’s everyday).Of course,my husband will go with me to Adelle sch to drop her off before he start his journey for work.For myself,I will go to the supermarket which is just 2-3mins walk from Adelle sch.

 

Upon reaching home,both Ayden and myself will have our breakfast.This is the time where I can bathe him and get him ready for the day lesson before bringing Adelle home from school.When the little girl gets home,it gets busier whereby I will need to bathe her and get the children lunch ready by 1145am(Adelle finishes class at 11am)

 

But,I’m often quite free by 145pm,where both of them will nap till say about 4pm(most of the time)..Of course,I will make full use of the 2 hrs duration to look for more teaching ideas,or do up the left over teaching aids before preparing our dinner for the day at 330pm.(thats how I can manage to cook 2 meals seperately instead of cooking a meal and store in the thermal pot for both meals in the past)

 

The kids need their milky after they wake up,we are often quite free by 430pm.That’s when I will either bring them down for a walk or do some activities at home.I will get real busy starts 530pm onwards.Yes,thats when I need to vacuum and mop the floor(I do this everyday),bathe the two kids and they will be ready for dinner at 645pm.Of course,Daddy will be home by 740pm,the latest.

 

Yes,this is what I call it a routine,and is ongoing since I am on my own a couple of months ago.

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Our daily activities n ongoing.

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Our first Lollibox is here!

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Happy because the kids gotta get started.

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Yay!

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Happy kids.

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Doing out leaves printing. Look at Ayden expression!

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We love to do printing.

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Eee, what’s that on my hand? Says Ayden.
Adelle looks smiley when seeing this.

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Great job, kids!

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They just love printing, aren’t they?

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Picking up of leaves a activity

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Oh great!

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More leaves collected.

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They are so excited with leaves collecting. Comes with empty plastic bags with full of leaves after which.

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Happy kids. I love to see their happy expression. It often makes me feel joyful seeing it after a day of work at home.

I’ve ordered the hands on activities from Lollibox for them. I would say it’s more for Adelle as their activity is fr 3-6yrs of age.

But! Ayden is able to help Adelle with one of the activities in this box, that’s to paint the brown pot together with her. It’s truly a great activity for them both. Well, perhaps I should give them 2 pain brushes and get them to paint!

We went to collect leaves again. Yes, the kids are so happy to do it, especially for Adelle, she had been asking me to go down because she wanted to collect leaves again. Of course, Ayden knows he ‘need’ to collect leaves when we are approaching the park. He will be so excited to get started.

After which I did printing activity with them. Lately, I think of an idea, that’s to gather the leaves they had collected and do up a team work for them. To paste the leaves on the tree trunk which I’m going to draw. Well, let me try this the next time we collect these leaves.

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What we did at home.

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Making new teaching aid.

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It’s done up! Letter A teaches Ankle. Make circles with ankle n it goes all the way till letter Z.

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Love this ice cream set.

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A great crayon which I must share!

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Another new teaching aid for Adelle.

All right, I’ve just done up the card activity n the one using ice cream sticks.

Both kids enjoyed the Alphabet cards so much that I bet they have more fun jumping around, being so energetic with the activities there.

I love this crayons set.. It was great, not messy and hands won’t get wet easily.

Ice cream sticks game are better for Adelle. She learns how to reach too.

Of course, Ayden learns to use the crayons to scribble around the paper.

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Bring your kids to work 2013

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It’s bring your kids to work day. Held once every yearly at Daddy’s work place.

They have some games activities for the kids. It’s a good exposure for Adelle but not for Ayden as he can’t understand much at this time.

Lunch is provided whereby the adults have Nasi lemak and kids have Macdonald for lunch. So we have a total of 4 sets of food. It’s like the children can’t finish one set of Macdonald on their own. So we have to stuff all these into our stomach.
It was so full that we need not take any tea break then.

There was this transport that send us to Science Center. We didn’t opt for return ride back to MHA as we wanna make our own way back.

So of course, Adelle asked for taking a bus ride instead of train. Well, both kids fall asleep at 4pm during the journey. It was a 30mins ride thou. Was good enough.

We ended our day at Hougang Mall whereby we have our dinner there before ending the day. :)