Friday, November 28, 2008

Reese's favourite toy

This is the only toy I bought that can really capture his attention. The day I bought it back.. he played with it for 1.5 hours! then later in the night he took it to the room and played some more and ever since then it became his favourite. He can play with it for a long time..... :)


John Deere Farm house set

You can 'grow' corn and have the tractor run over it!

Reese loves to open and close the doors

Why are you taking my picture?

Full concentration

Reese loves to put his whole head inside

My favourite toy!

Reese also likes to play with mummy's new phone


Thursday, November 27, 2008

Food Poisoning Again!


Believe it or not, barely 3 weeks and I got food poisoning again. Same symptoms except this time I did not vomit. Gosh... what's wrong with me.... :(

Ate the same food as the rest of the family and yet I got it...... I think I have phobia over food poisoning.... scary.... the pain that I have to go through...

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Conversation with Reese


Reese has been talking alot and not in one or two words but in phases and sometimes complete sentences. It's getting more and more fun watching him express himself in words as well as expression. Some of the conversation that I remember.

Reese: (Threw some flash cards on the floor) What happened?
Mummy: Opps... the cards fell down.
Reese: *giggles*

Reese: Fish...see fish....on the light, mummy.
Mummy: Ok.
Reese: Fish doing?
Mummy: What's the fish doing?
Reese: *smiles* fish swimming....fish dives...

Mummy: Reese, you want to go 'gai gai'?
Reese: No..no....no..
Mummy: Reese, want to drink chocolate milk?
Reese: Drink chocolate milk... want chocolate milk...

Reese: Find fish.... open book...
Mummy: Which book?
Reese: (Walks over to the bin and pick out the right book) where's the fish?
Reese: Orange fish (pointing at the fish).... fish doing?
Mummy: What's the fish doing?
Reese: Fish swimming....

Reese: Hello daddy..... tickle daddy... (pat pat daddy's shoulder)
Daddy: gees.... tickle Reese....
Reese: *giggles*

Mummy: Mummy wants to......
Reese: TICKLE
Mummy: Reese!!!!
Mummy: Mummy wants to blow....
Reese: STOMAK (stomach)... *giggles*
Mummy: *Blow raspberry on Reese's stomach*
Reese: *screams and laugh* mummy blow armpits!!
Mummy: *Blow armpit*

Watching Beauty and the Beast

Reese: Watch litterful and the beast
Reese: Wolves bite... beast pain pain...
Reese: Beast 'pom pom' (bath).... beast cut hair...
Reese: suu meeni (so many) birds on the beast....
Reese: Naughty man (Guston) come....
Reese: Pink flower....
Reese: Wah... suu meeni (so many) books....
Reese: Beast cry.... thunder!!! *screams*

I love you Reese.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Busy busy busy...


Phew! I was so busy the last week and no time to blog, actually... too tired to blog. :)

First my in-laws came then a few days later my new maid came. I was so busy running around preparing for my old maid to go home and prepare for the new maid to settle in and at the same time had to make sure my in-laws are comfortable at our home.

Thank God everything is in order now. In-laws are happy and comfortable, old maid went home to Indonesia ( We had tears in our eyes when we bid goodbye...), new maid came and somewhat settling into a routine. I am happy with her so far. Very petite and has a pleasant personality. She is young and seems to know how to do house work reasonably well. Not sure why, I am very comfortable with her and have no worries that she will run away. In fact, just barely one week I left her alone at home with the house key. When we came back and she was still there... :)

Only problem is she has no experience with young children and couldn't handle Reese alone when it comes to changing his diapers! Well, just need to train her. At the moment, alot of training involved when it comes to taking care of Reese. She is learning English to communicate with Reese and surprisingly, Reese likes her even from day 1. That is good.

So far so good, I just hope she is going to be a good, honest and patient maid. I have been constantly asking her whether she is comfortable with us and she seems happy. She also knows how to keep herself busy and she sleeps at 10pm!! Hehehe....

Oh.... and to reward myself, I bought a new Nokia N85 mobile! My first smart phone. My previous phone lasted more than 5 years and it's beginning to fail...so time for a new mobile....

Reese is getting more demanding also and talks more and more in proper sentences too!

So many changes this month.... My plate is so full right now....ha ha ha...

Oh...did I tell you that hubby and I managed to go out for supper and really enjoyed it. The last time we went out at night for supper was more than 1 year ago! It's nice to have my in-laws around so that we can have some couple time.

One word to sum up my current feeling - Happy

Monday, November 17, 2008

New Maid


Huh? She has arrived? Really? Oh... *shock*

That was my reaction when the agency called me just now to inform me that my new maid is here. It's less than 1 month from the date I put in my application request! Wow!

Initially they told me that it takes about 2 months and we had to crack our heads as to how to make sure Reese has someone able to take care of him during the two months. So the only solution was hubby's very healthy parents from Penang. After explaining to them our situation..they readily agreed to come down to take care of Reese for a month or so until the new maid comes. They came last Friday night and it's barely 1 week and my new maid is here! Hahaha....
We even invested on a new washing machine and dryer and a 2 seater sofa bed for my in-laws thinking that they need comfortable accomodation!!! and my new maid is here!

After my experience with the first maid, I have noted some dos and don'ts and lay down some rules for the new maid... haven't even started on that yet and she is here!! Gosh... I am so not prepared!

We are going to send off our old maid this Wednesday and at the same time bringing home our new maid....

I am anxious... worried... will this new maid going to be worth paying the extra and that she will get along well with hubby and Reese. Is she going to be an honest and hard working maid? Is she going to be friendly? What are her expectations? So excited also....

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Food Poisoning

I have been sick since Sunday and as I write this post, I am still recovering from bad food poisoning. In 5 days I saw the doctor three times and took 2 jabs. I had terrible body and joint ache, I had diarrhea, I had fever, I had cold sweat, I vomited, I had bad stomach ache and crams, I couldn't sleep and most of the time I am on the bed or the sofa.

My poor husband had to take leave to care for me and my boy.

My poor boy didn't get to play with mummy.

It was a horrible experience.

I am glad that it will be over soon. I went to the doctor today and finally had to take 2 different antibiotics to clear the bugs! Ahhh.... should have given me earlier.

My Po Po (Maternal Grandma)

She is a socialite. She is a star in her own right. She co-owns a Karaoke (Senior Citizen) with her god brother. She is a teacher and she can sing! :)

She is affectionate, motherly and loud.

She is also fierce but when it comes to me, it is at least 100% less fierce.

She loves me dearly from the day I was born, she held me closely to her bosom and gave me kisses.

She commented that I look alot like mummy.

Every now and then, she would just stare at me and see mummy in me.

Just like Gong Gong, she helps take care of me. Mostly on my comfort, food and sleep while mummy is at work.

At times, even now she would take naps with me. Pat me and play with me.

Po Po loves to hug and kiss me and most of the time, I will avoid at all cost. :)

She has a secret weapon that used to work very well when she wants to get me to play with her, take my nap, change my diapers. Do you know what that is? It's her mobile phone!

Now I am smarter, I will only go to her for multimedia clips on her mobile!! He he he...

When I was an infant, Po Po used to fuss around me making sure I am taking proper nutritious food, enough sleep, not too hot, not too cold, not sweaty....

She took care of mummy after we came to stay with them for 1.5 months on my second month birthday. Mummy had a break from taking care of me, I mean it was hard work considering she was fully breastfeeding me and did not have a proper confinement. It was tough for mummy. During the stay, Po Po would get up in the middle of the night to care for me and allow mummy to rest.

Po Po is fierce but I love her. She do slap (not very painful) my hands when I get out of control or scolds me but I still love her. Now that I am older, she and Gong Gong would take me out for yummy lunches and car rides. :)

I love you Po Po.

** Have I told you about my Ye Ye ( Maternal Aunt)? Will tell you tomorrow.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

My Gong Gong (Maternal grandpa)

My Gong Gong is a handsome YOUNG man. :)

He is a quiet and has few friends. A loving father to my mom and aunt and a wonderful husband to my Po Po.

He is gentle and very patient too.

Ever since my birth, he has always been helping the family to take care of me. In fact I filled his life with more purpose now; Taking care of his only grandson. I take up most of his day time on weekdays. :)

Despite slight disabilities with the right side of his body which was caused by a stroke after his heart operation 15 years ago, my Gong Gong still tries his best to take care of me whenever possible.

On weekdays I will go to my Gong Gong's house in the morning with mummy and kakak (maid) and return after dinner.

While mummy is teaching or out to work, Gong Gong will play with me, watch cartoon with me and explain what is happening in the cartoon. He is the one that manage my cartoon time. He is the one to look for when I want a certain CD.... hehehe....

Gong Gong will also sleep with me during my nap. He is always by my side to pat me when I get nightmares or just wanted to peek whether he is around me. If he is not sleeping, he will be reading newspaper by my side patiently waiting for me to get up or just to pat me to sleep again.

Gong Gong is very proud of me. He always teaches me new words through watching cartoon or playing. He never scolds me even when I misbehave! Po Po said that I bully Gong Gong. He he he....

Gong Gong loves me so much. He will walk out in the mornings to get bread and bananas for me. He makes sure that I eat my food and drink my milk. With the maid's help, Gong Gong manages me well. :)

Gong Gong will take me outside the apartment to play bubbles and a sometimes to the wading pool for some water fun. But due to his age and heart problems, he can't do that alot but it's ok Gong Gong, I love you anyway.... You have to take care of yourself so that you can see me grow up and take care of you then!

I love you Gong Gong.


**Tomorrow I will tell you about my Po Po and then my paternal grandparents....

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Mummy Sick...

Mummy is sick and daddy didn't allow me to disturb her, didn't allow me to jump on her and didn't allow me to play with her. I keep seeing a bottle of 'medicine' (100Plus) next to mummy.
Mummy is always lying down on the sofa or the bed and kept sleeping or just staring at me and smile with a pitiful face.

I learn a new word though. It is 'Sick'. I don't think I understand the word 100% but roughly. I kept saying "Mummy sick, mummy drink medicine". I think I miss playing with mummy. Daddy was having a hard time stopping me from disturbing mummy. :)

Mummy loves it when I go near her and just put my face close to her and keeps calling her and giving her the sweetest smile and that is also the time mummy realized that I am getting fat! Mummy made a mental note to reduce my milk intake... hehe...

Hopefully mummy get well soon.


Friday, November 07, 2008

Stages in toddlerhood


Two days ago, sometime in the evening, Reese was throwing tantrum and demanding for pencils and I was in the room teaching some children.

It was a little out of control so I had to step in and raised my voice and scolded him. I think he knew when I was angry and will look at me and stop his whining but the moment I went back into the classroom.... he started again! So second round of scolding and he stopped.

His mood was really bad so had to ask the maid to blow bubbles for him to play to quieten him. After class the kids played with him and one of the mummies was chatting with me. I complaint about Reese going through the terrible two phase and she laughed and said.... wait till you experience NASTY FOUR.

Nasty four? Didn't know there is another stage in toddlerhood! I wonder how bad it is going to be!! Anyone one experiencing nasty four stage????


Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Reese in Action

video

We had steamboat dinner with some friends on Saturday night. We gave Reese some soup and he liked it. He drank alot of soup until we decided to give him the bowl! For the first time, he drank soup straight from the bowl...not even a drop on his t-shirt! He even asked for more soup after that!:)

Creative talk

Do you speak with your spouse like that?(When child is around):

(After calming Reese down from one of his tantrums)

Me: Dear, did you keep his B.A.L.L.O.O.N?
Hubby: Yup, it's outside.

Me: Eerr... where is his little S.T.A.R?
Hubby: I kept it...

:) I used to laugh at parents who has to spell out certain words in their conversations to avoid the keep understanding what was being said. Now that I am a parent, it's really no laughing matter. It is essential!!

So what happens when he can spell? I guess will have to speak in Bahasa Malaysia and when he can understand Bahasa Malaysia? mmmm.... must speak in code... hehe...

Monday, November 03, 2008

Fun Time at Kizspot (One U)


Throwing balls around

Love the balls..

More balls...

Yippie!

Mummy come join me...

Who can I throw at?

Ah... sliding with mummy...


Last Sunday we took Reese to Kizspot. Paid Rm25(per child and free for parents) for some indoor fun (Parents and children must wear socks). Reese was a little scared at first and didn't like the ball pool! Took sometime for him to warm up. It was fun. I got to go on a slide with Reese too... Had to climb up and down with Reese and I had a sore and somewhat aching body yesterday morning. Getting old...haha..

Saturday, November 01, 2008

Name

While playing on the bed before bedtime.....

Reese: Reese Matthew Kam....

Daddy and Mummy: (looked at each other...a little stunt) Wow! Clever boy (clapping hand and cheering real hard)

My boy can say his full name and he is exactly 2 years 1 month old !!!! Yahoo....