• babies,  family,  firsts,  love,  yvie

    Another milestone! Well done, Yvie!

    At 5ish months, my funny little girl can sit up unassisted and she is feeling mighty proud of herself! Silly girl has also started to lick and gnaw on anything in sight. Fuzzy blankets, the clothes I am wearing, soft toys, plastic toys, metal chairs, dirty tables, whatever she can reach, she will lick ’em. I’m amazed she hasn’t gotten any rashes around her mouth or experienced diarrhoea yet. *TOUCH WOOD* Xander also had a taste for strange things when he was a lot younger. He used to chew the headboard on our bed. I didn’t know it until I saw the little teeth marks on the edges many years…

  • babies,  family,  grateful,  love,  xander,  yvie

    Feeling very blessed

    Yes I’m feeling a little maternal in the middle of the night so I’m sharing 2 videos of the kids here with you. I need to count my blessings to have these 2 little rascals in my life. They drive my blood pressure up, run my patience low but most of the time they bring us so much joy we have never thought possible. The way a child’s face lights up when they see you is enough to make any parent forget about whatever was troubling them that day. You feel on top of the world because of that one bright smile. Correct or not, Parents? The video above was taken by…

  • babies,  family,  love,  wordless wednesday

    Wordless Wednesday: Down but not out

    Xander has been down with fever for a couple of day but he tries to keep his mood up despite the discomfort. You know he is quite ill when he just flops around on the sofa or on our bed. Poor fella. Since Yvie was born, he has developed a habit of giving her a big hug and lots of kisses before he heads off for school with Daddy in the mornings or right before he goes to bed. Now that he is ill, he was told to stay away from her for the time being and he was quite bumped out. Could only poke her lightly from a distance.…

  • family,  grateful,  husbands,  love,  marriage

    The unromantic Valentine’s Day post aka Public Service Announcement for the Clueless

    I originally had no intention to write a Valentine’s Day post because I’m really very unromantic and PDA aka Public Display of Affection is not my thing. So please note that this is not a romantic post. Think of it as a Public Service Announcement for the Clueless. Today is Valentine’s Day and Eastern Valentine’s Day and Chap Goh Meh‚ (last day of Chinese New Year). If you love to dig into lo hei/yusheng, today will be a good day to buy the kits from the supermarkets before they are all gone. If you are married/attached/single, you might want to read on. For the forgetful ones YOU are a Forgetful One…