Bedtime Solution

By on October 25, 2010

Well, im not sure if this solution will last for long. Maybe soon they will adapt to the routine and their bedtime will be late like usual. Last Friday, weather was rather gloomy, it was only 330pm btu the kids saw the kind weather and insists nak play outside coz they thought it was already 5pm. (i usually let them out about 5-ish). So they were running about in the garden till 6-ish. That got them all tired and all slept by 945pm! That was just amazing. All in bed before 10pm.

The following day and yesterday, they started playing outside at 3-ish too. It was still hot, thus they play their bike and all at the patio. Again, on Saturday, the elder two slept at about 930pm and uZAir slept passed 10 but he wasn’t jumping making noise,singing and such…he lay down on his bed…looking at the empty ceiling and finally fell asleep. That was close to 11pm. As long he was not making noises, singing and dancing, it was perfectly fine to me.

Yesterday, they were out by 3pm! running around, sat on the swing, ride their bike and i did painting with them. I got them to lie down on the paper, drew a shape of their body and asked them to paint their body with clothing, eyes and all. At 6pm, brought them to the stream, they were all wet and continued playing at the playground. athirAh slept by 9:15pm, followed by hArith close to 930pm and by 945pm uZair was asleep too. And by 10pm I was asleep!!! Yup, i was extremely tired after 3 days of such routine.

Yup, as u can see, my kids dont take afternoon nap. I’m not sure wat’s the sleeping quota hours for toddlers, but dont think my kids fulfill those quota. They wake up latest by 830am, if they are not awake, i will carry them out of the bed. Or else they ended up sleeping pass midnite if i allow them to wake up late. But since i consistently pulled them out of bed latest by 830am, they now wake up by themselves by 8am.

So for now the solution to early bedtime (if you were to consider 945pm early, that is), i will have to let them out in the garden by 3pm instead of 5pm, let them run about till 630pm. And you wonder why am i small? 6 months preggie and im only 45kg.  Coz i burnt my calories everyday, need not head to the gym, i have 3 personal trainers at home! My gym is open to all, no fees charge..hahaha

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Birthday Photo Booth and Customize Birthday Party

By on October 24, 2010

I was cleaning up my SD Card and found these photos, photos of the kids’ pre-birthday preparation. The effort we put in to make a photo booth but sadly on that day i wasnt in my best of health (i was bout 2 months preggie then,nausea and what not) thus i totally forgotten to put it in the most strategic place. Ended up the photo booth were left unnoticed by most of the guest.

Managed to get a big tv box from my in-law and got my sister, Hanah to sketch a big red car for me. It wasn’t easy to cut the cardboard, we ended up using the gardener’s scissors!

Got syauQi to help us make a hole for the “windows”

after the sketching n cutting, the dirty job begins, painting….

and of coz the kids get themselves dirty too

athirAh mcm keja kat bengkel kereta lah pulak, look at her kaki and panties

Though not much ppl notice the photo booth, i manage to get this photo from syauQi’s facebook, his friend’s sons:

It was fun indeed doing the preparation for the kids’ bday (click here) , lots of printing and cutting to do. syauQi sampai geleng kepala tgk me been cutting non-stop. But i enjoyed it nonetheless. In fact im thinking of providing such services. Customize birthday party, you name the theme, we’ll design, print and cut for you. This include the cupcake toppers, banners, party favor box, food label, party signs, straw flags, water bottle wraps and more. Interested? You know the drill, email me at

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My Lil Caliphs Activties


By on October 23, 2010

My 3 kids are getting a lil adventurous. We been having the swings for about a year plus (we fix it July 2009) but they sat on the blue swing and the tyre most of the time and hardly try the disc swing. Maybe they were not sure how it works. I used to get them to try on it, hold on to their kaki and ask them to cross their legs and kepit it…but they didnt enjoy it i guess until the other day we had a few kids over at my place and played with the disc swing, (kids were older than them) . I guess only then they know the joy of using the disc swing.

And to my surprise, today they did it by themselves


and when hArith got down, suddenly athirAh pulak naik…but she didnt sit on it, instead she diri… i wasn’t prepared mase tu to take photo, thus the angle wasn’t so good

it is not that easy tau to stand on this, tak caya…tanye Yaya, ni percubaan die nk diri on it last year during my kids’ bday party, hihi

and after that the elder two became adventurous, both were on it,

pastu tegelak2, sbb tegolek..haha

uZAir lak still in the comfort zone of the blue swing

BUT he wont just sit…he also has his own adventurous stunt…

and i guess all kids are the same, they can never see water. tgk muka die bersinar2 dpt main air

and hArith lak dok ajak main cak-cak suruh take his photo..hihi

the weather was good today, by 330pm it was rather gloomy and kids thought it was already 5pm, time for them to play outside. They insist on playing outside early (345pm they were running about already) and that resulted in early bedtime tonite. By 10pm all 3 asleep! amazing! So do i need to let them out everyday at 345pm instead of 5 then? haha

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Activities for Toddler

By on October 22, 2010

It will be a loooooong week for me. Syauqi just left for work. Will need to start brainstorming on activities for the 3 kids. I can foresee a tried evening everyday, running around with them at the garden, teman them jump about on the trampoline, getting hands dirty doing painting and also getting dirty in the sandpit. perhaps trip to the neighbourhood playground as well. hArith been requesting to go to the small river pass few days. Will have to make a trip to the river as well. But will need extra hand to go to the nearby stream coz usually the boys will be busy playing water but athirAh on the other hand is more interested to climb about at the playground and going down the slides.

Besides the usual activities, i have to think of something new, to keep them occupied. Ideas are most welcome!! Something not too tiring please.

And oh i think hArith associate work with shopping. I fetched him from school today and told him that pApa is getting ready to work at home.

mOmmy: hArith, pApa going to work tau (yes, need to prepare him if syauQi going to work)

hArith: pApa go beli ape?

mOmmy: go to work lah

hArith: ye, go to work beli ape?

hmm… i guess work means shopping to him…hahaha

Looks like i’ll be going for my gynae check-up alone again. So far baru once syauQi was around to accompany me. Everytime tunggu waiting for my number, it will be only me alone without husband. Pastu bile ade yg ajak borak, and ask me anak ke berapa, tekejut whenever i answer anak ke-5 (im sure dlm hati diorang kate…oh patut lah husband dah tak teman..hahahah)

Tomorrow we will be going to the Kleenex Family Day at Kidzports OU. Anyone else going? My face recognition is really really bad, if i tak recognize any of you, i apologize in advance. And if i didn’t say hi or tegur, im very2 sorry…not that i’m sombong or such but i got to do headcount every 5 seconds. So i might be looking into ur face, but actually im looking around if my daughter / son is there. I’ll be going alone with the 3 kids

On a Different Topic:

Few days back while i was lepaking on the bed with syauQi, playing angry birds (trying to make new high score) hArith came to me asking for help, cucuk straw for his packet milk. After i cucuk the straw, within minutes i saw him finishing the whole 250ml box of milk. So i told syauQi:

me: i think this is one of my biggest achievement, weaning them off from the bottle and getting them to drink from the packet. And hArith consistently drinks 2 boxes a day (at times 3) . What do you think? dont u think ni my achievement yg besar? (coz i did this all by myself, by the time syauQi balik keja…all bottles thrown away)

syauQi: tak..

me: then u rase ape achievement i yg besar?

syauQi: achievement u yg besar is jaga i yg besar ni

me: hahaha, tu dh mcm perli i. cheh

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By on October 17, 2010

Yes, ive been “shouting”  and flooding my twitter about babywearing, asking what is best. We used to have baby bjorn but we let it go coz we thought we no longer need it. To our surprise just couple of weeks after we let it go i came to know that i am pregnant. Haha, so much of being confident “im done” hahhaha.

Nway, was looking for another babywear and came across ergo. Well i dont foresee that i’ll be wearing the baby all the time coz im number 1 fan of strollers. Yes when u have 3 toddlers to move about in the mall, you will be sooo thankful to whoever invented stroller. Especially the twin stroller 😀 However, in case baby scream his/her lungs out we will then have to babywear for awhile to comfort him/her. We will need to babywear coz we need our hands to push the stroller of the other 3 kids.

As i was browsing through online, i saw few range of Ergo, anybody care to share with me the difference of ergo range. I believe they have the ergo baby carrier, ergo organic range, ergo performance , ergo baby sport. anyone can share with me wat are the difference between one range to another?

Yes i know, i should go to the shop and give it a try…but baby is not out yet and i have a dateline to propose to En Suami to get one ergo for me. So i badly need help based on reviews from moms out there.

I saw in the Ergo Facebook, these 2 came from their new range, the ergo performance

comes in lime green

and also in grey.

hmm, the limegreen abit too bright while the grey lak mcm dull…which is better for you. Bear in mind this carrier will be worn by both, either me or syauQi, so need something that is unisex

however i somehow like the pattern of the ergo organic from the older version, i like the emboidery..but do you think its suitable for men then (the emboidery pattern)?

i saw in the Ergobaby FB recently, they have new range of ergo organic, but i find that the colour is rather kusam…didnt attract my attention at all…so i gonna cross that out in my list

oh and also, do i really need the infant insert to carry newborn?

wats’ the different between these 2 infant insert?

heart2heart infant insert

ni mcm kain padded biasa je, same tak if i just gune a blanket then?

really appreciate reviews and feedback from mom out there, as my dateline is tomorrow!

oh chop, the mobywrap have nice patterns too! yummy..nak mobywrap jugak

luv this the most!

but i can never say no to blue

yummy blue with sweet lovely pattern

n i have few people recommend me to get beco…


how now?

thank you in advance 😀

*chop if i have a very easy baby, no fuss at all (AMEEN!) and i wish to let go my carrier yg nk beli ni, ade potential buyer tak? sila angkat tangan..hihi

**all pics via google

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