It is past midnight now. I was done with my night regime with skincare and diffused Young Living Lavender Oil for a calming, good night sleep. Meanwhile, I am blogging, listening to classic 80’s love songs on my ear piece as dear hubby watches his Korean drama, Ruler: Master of the Mask…
Today we brought the kids to Liang Court for Lunch because I wanted to get Karel Capek Tea Time Shop Japanese tea bags. Mainly because of the irresistible packaging and amazing flavours. The local distributor in Singapore, One Tap Lifestyle had a pop-up booth for 3 days and I just have to make a trip there.
Picture source: Karel Capek
Gonna do tea party at home 🙂
It’s Saturday close to 4pm now. I am homely, lying in bed feeling the occasional backache. Having a toddler in bed every night also means disrupted sleep. My backache is caused by poor sleeping posture as I reach over to my boy when he seeks comfort.
Usually, at this time I will go through some assessment books with Leia but today my back hurts and I need to rest in bed. If only have time, I would have head to the Chinese bonesetter or massage to ease the discomfort.
This afternoon we watched The Boss Baby at home & playing the new train toy. Lisa is helping to tend the kids now as I rest. By my bedside, I have water with Chia Seed.
Bret commented in a slightly worried tone, “Your mug looks expensive, is it ??” I was surprised that he could tell and I just smiled to him and looked away, hoping to change the subject. Got it during Le creuset sales, they were having 1-for-1 so the damaged was not too bad.
Our latest toy in the house, a magnetic train toy from Hape. I got it from Baby Fair at Suntec yesterday. And it was a Long day with my Best Friend. We did quite a list interesting stuff together including super long & late supper with common friends.
Friday night ended 3am and explains my current zombie mode. Although we rarely end our night beyond midnight as Bret and I cannot help feel guilty towards my kids next day. Our much-needed rest replaced the quality time with them. Though in bed, I managed to schedule some fun & playdate for Leia.
Once in a while maybe a week or month, I find myself taking selfie in the car to entertain myself. Either I am waiting for a carpark lot or someone.
In this picture, I was waiting for Bret to park his car.
Wearing Fresh Kon Brilliant Brown contact lenses gave me a softer look.
Highly reccomend the following camera-photo apps from App Store:
- Beauty Plus App (I told my friends you will look 5 years younger with the auto contour & auto remove wrinkles feature)
- Make up Plus App (great for mummies who are too busy & tired to wear make up)
- Meitu App (has a very useful feature to remove photo bomber)
Have fun 🙂
I’ve not been updating on wordpress blog as much as I used to… its much easier to document my life with kids on Dayre ! Its different from usual blogs. Initially, I dread using the app but as I figured out the functions, I find it really convenient to use.
A great online platform to make new friends too. Cya there~
My daily routine very much revolves around the kids now. They are 6 years apart and I have to fulfil different needs and attention towards my 7 year old and 1 year old.
Leia is in Primary 1 and I would go through with her as she does assessment books almost everyday to better her understanding of the subjects. My role as her home teacher lasts about 1-2 hours. In a way, we are bonding too. I get to know what’s her weakness and strengths.
Otherwise, our favourite activity these days is to visit the Malls, cafe or restaurant together.
As for Kryston, I do what I need based on his growth development. Exploring motor skills & food !
Knowing I’m his mummy, Kryston has been reaching out to me more. He is specific about his wants and displays extreme emotions. The parts & parcels of growing up. I enjoy every bit of motherhood even if I have been living on interrupted sleep and the continuous mind-wrecking search for ways to help my child grow well and healthy.
All I need is a good massage to comfort my body and soul. Recently I’ve found a Thai Massage therapist. Yeah! Can’t wait to go back soon again 🙂
Although Kryston is getting really close to 1 year old, he’s on the smaller side like 8 months old baby. Carrying him, we have said to him, “You look like a baby!” Isn’t much of concern to us as we looked at his limbs, he’s likely to grow tall like daddy.
A week before he turns 1 year old, Kryston finally learnt to clap his hands & knows when to clap when we sing “If you happy and you know”. Weeee ! He enjoys being read to & recognises play, revealing his four teeth each time he laughs heartily.
It’s been a breeze feeding him meals. Baby led weaning doesn’t work well for him and I’m fine with it. I’m not really comfortable with the potential choke and gags experience in BLW. I’ve tried to let Kryston practice feeding himself… yet conclusion is he prefers to be served. Taking it slow as I know I can’t rush. When it’s time, he will pick up fork and spoon to feed himself.
Having number two, parents get a chance to make things better than first. I find myself more relaxed with his milestones progress. Slower than Leia but steady… he gets there.
As of now, he’s still not able to stand on his own. He refused to go hands-free as he knows he is not ready. My wonderful helper lisa is training him every morning to help him reach a new milestone or attained a new skill like knowing where is his ears, face etc. So far, he has unlocked most of his milestone achievements for his age.
Everything all good 🙂