Monday, November 30, 2009

Christmas is here again...

This is our 3rd year celebrating Christmas with Royal Highness. Our first Christmas was on 25 Dec 2007, she was just a 3 months old baby then. We celebrated at Tony Romas with a simple lunch, just 3 of us. Then I felt so amazed at myself for having gone through pregnancy and labour to bring my princess into this world. I knew we will have many many years of wonderful Christmas ahead of us. So last Christmas, 25 Dec 2008, Royal Highness was 15 months old and already a very active toddler. She was already walking before she turned 1 year and was capable of saying 1 - 2 words. Last year, we had Christmas lunch at King's Hotel together with friends and family. Following that, we headed to Jacob Ballas for the little ones to have some fun splashing around in the water play area. At that time, I just felt so thankful and blessed to have Royal Highness in my life. Looking at her developments, I had no idea I could raise a wonderful baby like that.

For 2009, no plans have been made for Christmas yet. But I am glad that this year I finally managed to put up our Christmas tree which has been stashed in the store since Royal Highness was born. She was thrilled to see the Christmas tree when she woke up in the morning as I put the tree up overnight while she was asleep. She will tell me "So beautiful!" whenever we turn on the lights on the tree. At 26 months now, Royal Highness can converse in sentences although not in perfect english. Singing is her favourite activity and we can often find her talking to herself. She has even learned the song Jingle Bells from school!

Christmas is beautiful and joyous. Christmas reminds me of God's love as it marks the day Jesus Christ came to earth as a baby. There is this song which is sang during Christmas, "Mary did you know?" and in the song it speaks of Jesus being born for the sole purpose of taking our place to die on the cross for our sins. The famous verse in the bible, John 3:16 ~ "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life." Thank you Father, Your love has made it possible for me to love my family and enjoy the love from them. I know Christmas with Royal Highness shall always be more and more wonderful.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Chocolate Mess

Royal Highness loves to eat chocolates! I bought a chocolate cornetto ice cream for myself yesterday and it ended up in Royal Highness tummy and all over her mouth! The problem with this is getting her to brush her teeth afterwards...recently managed to introduce a brushing routine after seeing signs of decay on her milk teeth :(

Thursday, September 10, 2009

A Happy Day ~ Gu Gu's ROM

Yesterday was 09.09.09 and it marks a new stage in life for daddy's younger sis, Royal Highness's Gu Gu. Gu Gu had her solemnisation yesterday at Furama Riverfront. It was a small cosy gathering of friends and family to witness the special moment. We are really happy for the couple and wish them a wonderful journey in their marriage with lots of blessings from God.

Royal Highness stole some limelight from the newly wed couple with her pretty white princess-like dress. She looked really sweet and adorable though she was actually rather unfriendly and cranky throughout the ceremony. She was so tired at the end of the day that she fell asleep immediately in the car on the way home.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Expensive Haircut

Royal Highness had her first haircut by a professional 'hairstylist' on Tuesday. I couldn't stand the way she rubs her eye due to her growing fringe anymore. So I told daddy that we need to get her a proper haircut. Since she was born, she only had less than 3 haircuts...1st time we shaved her head after she turned 1 month old. Thereafter her hair sprouted very very very slowly until she was over a 1 year old then we saw the need to trim her hair. This was done by my mum mostly in DIY fashion.

So for the first time we brought her to Junior League hoping she can get a nicely shaped hairstyle instead of the 'bowl' which she usually gets from my mum's hairstyling skill. It turned out well and she enjoyed the process while watching Barney and playing with sweets. At the end she got her reward - a Mickey Mouse sticker, sweets and balloon.

The price paid for a less than 10 mins job was $20! Daddy says I am spoiling her again with such an expensive haircut...its true. I stinge on my own haircut, have not gone into a hair salon for months. But for my princess, anything's worth it. Even though the final look still looks pretty much like a 'bowl'.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Why do they grow so fast?

From an infant to a little a blink of the eye. Everyday she learns something new, acquires new skills, speak a new word, try new food and the list just goes on. In another 2 months, Royal Highness will be 2! Must say that I am very proud of myself and daddy of course for doing decent job in raising Royal Highness for the last 20 + months. It was not easy, oh no, definitely not simple...from struggling with breastfeeding, bathing her and battling with waking up in the night to stressing over her falling sick, dealing with her tantrums and teaching her has been a journey.

I looked back at her photos and was surprised to find that even her look has changed. She is beautiful then, now and will forever be in my eyes. There are times when I wish shes still a baby that needs to held in my arms especially at times when she is over active. But I really miss the cuddly little baby so much that I secretly hope time will stand still and stop her from growing up. Children do grow very fast, its simply amazing. Thoughts of having a second baby have surfaced many times. I know I want to experience pregnancy and childbirth again for sure, but I just don't know when it will happen.

For now I just enjoy watching Royal Highness play grown-up with her stuffed toys. She will cook and feed them. She also knows when they made a poo poo and will change their diapers! Haha...and all these actions and the words she uses are inmitated from me! Oh my, so thats how I sound like when I ask her to change her diapers or sit properly in her chair...what revelations I get by watching her play.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Signature Smile

These days Royal Highness will flash her signature smile whenever we take picture of her. Say "smile" and she will give you this look... Its so hard to take a proper picture of her like the one in the photo frame shes holding above. That photo was taken by her childcare teacher and she did up the frame for Royal Highness. She was so excited about this gift from her teacher and wouldn't let go of it. She will go "Aiyoh!" now when she sees the frame or any of her pictures and videos. Thanks to me because she picked up the word "Aiyoh" from me! Sounds so auntie but very cute too.

Yesterday was her last day at Learning Vision. Although she doesn't know what is happening, all her teachers were sad and couldn't bear to see her leave. When we picked her up last evening, her class teacher was waiting for us with a file containing all the records of her learning and work. Her teacher also made a special DVD for Royal Highness containing a photo montage of her in school. At that moment, I felt my heart wrench...her class teacher really adores her and will miss her terribly. Royal Highness will definitely miss her and all her classmates too. We left with a bag of presents after Royal Highness hugged and kissed her teacher for the last time. The teachers from her infantcare and also her chinese teacher bought her farewell presents too.

See...still giving her signature smile when I took pictures of her with her farewell presents last night. Next Monday will be the start of a new chapter in her life, I pray that she will grow to love her new teachers and classmates. And they will love her just as much too.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Sick sick AGAIN!!!

In my last post, a fellow mummy friend commented that Royal Highness has grown chubby. That was true 2 weeks ago...she was weighing 12.6kg. Now, shes down to 12kg after another week of battling with the stupid virus! She caught some stupid virus from childcare again and came home last Thursday feverish. The next day started having bouts of diarrhoea and this actually continued for 5 days. As if this wasn't serious enough, she developed cough and running nose on last Sunday.

The whole ordeal has left me and daddy very very very SICK and TIRED of her falling ill because of going to childcare. Definitely not going to regret pulling her out now. Best is she passed the bug to me and I vomitted at least 4 times in a row.

Oh and I forgot to mention, she had a fall in childcare AGAIN! Apparently her teacher said she was too excited over drawing that she fell from the table. She had a swollen cheek and bruise as a result.