Alright, I confess that I have actually bought a pair of original Crocs for Ashley in January. Yes, this kiasu mommy bought her shoes eventhough she didn’t know how to walk then. It was the smallest size and yet it is still too big for Ashley’s feet. I think I need to wait another year before it will fit her. Have been seeing children walking around in these colourful shoes that I cannot wait anymore.
As soon as we got home, we put on the shoes for Ashley and she loves it! She didn’t want to take them off when she took her nap too We went for a walk today and she would point her shoes to everyone she meets. What a show-off huh?
Well, may go to the market again this Sunday to check out the other colours (rubbing hands).
anana – banana
kor kor – brother
papawa – papaya
gagaga – ogawa
Ok, so the last one shows that she has been watching too many advertisements on tv She kinda like the latest ogawa ad featuring a mother who called out to her son and daughter to massage her legs but in the end got the husband to do it. Ashley gets a kick out of this and she would say gagaga at the end of the ad. Actually, I don’t mind her picking up words from watching these ads, as long as she is talking.
She knows how to say *dad de*, *poh poh*, *ma ma* (despite me telling her it’s mummy) and *che che*. We took her to A&W over the weekend and while walking into the restaurants, she saw some cars passed by. She pointed at them and said *car car*
My friends have been telling me that once they start talking, they will go on and on and on like the Energizer bunny. I really do not mind at all. I just cannot wait for my baby to start talking 😀
Mika (in red) with his cousins
Ashley was so happy to see the children. She had a fun time playing with the balloons. The food was yummylicious! I had creamy mushroom pasta and hubby had the fried chicken. I still don’t know why he ordered fried chicken when Pizza Uno is famous for pizza and pasta I fed Ashley some of the pasta and she loved it. Mika’s birthday cake was the heavenly Mango Delight. We had a nice time and I’m so glad to see Ashley enjoying herself. She must have tired herself up by walking around and slept all the way home.
There were five of us (hubby, Ashley, MIL, my mum and myself) but we only ordered a two-person set of spare ribs soup steamboat as my MIL and mum are not big eaters. Hubby also ordered a special steamed chicken and claypot seafood vege. I don’t quite like the steamboat as there was no “Chilli” sauce at that restaurant. At other steamboat restaurants, they always have their special chilli sauce to go with the food. I guess Hong Kong style is different. We have tried their set dinners before and it was not bad. Also value for money.
Ashley flanked by 2 grandmothers (Mah Mah on her left and Poh Poh on her right)
As usual, Ashley was cranky because she didn’t get much sleep. She was whiny when I feed her porridge and kept wanting to go down and walk. I was getting very impatient and almost screamed at her. My mum quickly whisked her away and let her run about at the mall. After that I managed to eat but since my blood pressure has already gone up, I didn’t really enjoy the food It’s always the case whenever I have to feed Ashley her dinner outside. Ever since I had her, I have been gulping down my food. Normally, hubby would eat first while I feed Ashley and at the same time, I try to entertain her with her books or things that are not breakable like plastic spoons, etc. When she is done, hubby will try to keep her occupied while I eat the cold food. Since she can’t sit still for long, I have to eat with lightning speed.
Bought a Chantilly fruit cake at Sans Terri for my MIL but only ate it at home because everyone was already full. We left the restaurant around 8.30pm and sent my mum home. MIL stayed over at our place for a couple of days after that. The above photo is not very clear as I took it with my handphone. Left the camera at home (slap forehead).
When I told my mum about these episodes, she said Ashley must be playing with her shadow. Huh?? Actually, she does play with her shadow. Recently she saw her own shadow on the wall and got very excited. Every night when I take her to the bedroom and switch off the lights, she would play for a while with the night light on. Since she found out about her shadow, she would jump around and wave her hands while looking at the wall. She laughs her head off at her own antics.
So, is it true that children have nightmare after playing with their shadows? I really don’t know. My mother believes in a lot of old wives’ tales that she sometimes turn me into a paranoid mother. I hope Ashley will sleep better tonight (fingers crossed).
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Here is a photo of Ashley with her first traditional *tanglung*. I prefer this to the battery-operated ones.
The food was delicious. There were curry chicken, fried beehoon, chee cheong fan, fried wanton, fishball, some other tofu-related fried things, chocolate and butter cakes, agar-agar, red bean dessert and mooncakes, of course.
I also remember cycling all over Ipoh Garden with some girlfriends. Once we were at another girlfriend’s house and peeped at the boys who passed by. The boys threw stink bomb onto the porch and we retaliated by spraying water on them. After that we quickly ran back to the house and collapsed on the floor, laughing so hard at the silly antics.
At one point of my life, I was really sad because my boyfriend (now hubby) had to migrate to Toronto with his family. I was crying every day and had to resort to taking sleeping pills so that I could sleep at night. All my good friends came to comfort and advice me. They let me cried on their shoulders and listened to my sob stories over and over again. Those who could not visit me would call up to comfort me.
The good old days. We still keep in touch with each other eventhough some of us are in different cities and countries. Our friendships go way back to primary school. Eventhough we do not call each every day, every week or even every month, there is no barrier between us. We would still chat like the old days.
There is a friend who would call me once a week or once every two weeks to see how I am doing as she knows that I may be stressed from taking care of my munchkin 24/7. I do feel bad as I don’t call her as much as she calls me. She is the person I would go to for advice when I run out of ideas on what to do when munchkin is sick, what to feed her, etc. Since both of us are shopaholics, she would also inform me of any good bargains and vice versa.
A friend who lives in another city would also call me once in a while to see how I am doing. Always so thoughtful and full of concern.
I am glad to have friends like them. Friends that you can count on, come rain or shine. My life is so much richer because of them.
Ashley’s cousin, Kulnita is staying with us for a few days with Mah Mah. Needless to say, Ashley is so happy to have someone to play with. However, her 6 years old cousin is not too thrilled as Ashley kept pinching her and pull her hair. She thinks it’s fun eventhough we kept telling her not to do it. Hope this is just a phase.