Friday, August 31, 2007

Future golfer?

By Lil' C:
I followed daddy to the driving range yesterday. Daddy looked like he was having a lot of fun, so I decided that I want to have some fun too. Daddy gave me the lightest golf club he had but it was very heavy. It's almost as tall as me!! Oh well, it's better than none, ya?

Ssshh......Silence please, I need to concentrate..........

Whoosh..... here goes..... how did I do????
Hey, what's my ball still doing here on the tee? Oops, I guess I missed!!! heeeheee....

Ok, another try coming up . . . .

P/S: Psst... Daddy, I think I need my own golf clubs..... :)

Monday, August 27, 2007

Give me a Clue . . .

From The New Parent's post on learning, I find that I tend to lean towards indirect teaching when it comes to Lil' C. Maybe because of my own boring straight-from-the-book education upbringing, I try to make it more fun for Lil' C.

One that I shared before was my color game. Another game that we love to play is the Give me a Clue game (Sorry for the boring game title...hehe... These are all self-invented games! :) ) Anway, the Clue game is just like it says, I give clues & she trys to answer them.
Some of the examples are:

Clue: What is a monkey's favorite fruit. It's yellow & it grows on trees.
Answer: Bananas!!

Clue: I am an animal that loves bamboo. I'm black and white. I come from China. What am I?
Answer: Panda!!

Clue: My mommy is a kangaroo & I live in a pouch. Who am I?
Answer: Joey!!

See, simple and yet she's learning a lot of facts. We love to play this especially during lunchtime when it's just me & her at the table. She gets to eat & learn at the same time. Lil' C loves playing this game & now she's even giving me clues. She will ask me, What is an animal & it moos???? :)

We also play the riddles game. It works the same way just with riddles. An example will be When the sun goes down, what comes up?

I think the best part of these games are to get our little ones thinking instead of just reading the facts from the book. Try it with your little ones & you'll find that they will be much more interested in learning :)

Friday, August 24, 2007

I have been unemployed since the birth of my daughter. Since she’ll be going to school soon, I think it’s time for me to get my real estate license so that I can be a real estate agent. I have been checking out for schools that offers real estate courses near my house. Other than real estate schools, also list schools that offer appraisal, insurance, mortgage, home inspection and many more. Do check them out if you are interested in getting your real estate license too!

Night owl. . .

Yep, that's what my gal is!!! Ever since she was a baby, she's never been a good sleeper. I always envy those mommies that have babies to go to bed at 7 pm and sleep well for the next 12 hours. *sigh* I was never that fortunate. As a baby, she hated naps and always made a big fuss about it. She's a really sweet little gal till the word nap is mentioned, then she turns into a cranky little gal. :(
Well, for the last month, I've decided to give up forcing her to take naps. Instead I set a quiet time where she has to be quiet & rest & read some books by herself. So far, it's working out ok. There's pros & cons. The bad part is that she's falling asleep at dinner table. So now I have to try to get dinner earlier. But the best part is that without a nap, she's now ready for bed at 9 pm instead of her usual 11 pm. So more time for myself at night. :) I think I'm going to stick to this schedule for a while & see what happens.

Shopping for Blinds

I have been thinking of getting some blinds for my house. However, I have really odd-sized windows in my house so I will have to get some custom made blinds to fit the size. I think Terry Fabrics has just what I need. They have a huge range of blinds. Hmmm.... I wonder if I should get the venetian blinds or the wooden blinds.

Toddler Meal Idea - Macaroni and Cheese

One of Lil' C' s favorite food is macaroni and cheese. I try not to use the boxed ready made ones because I think there's a lot of artificial coloring in the boxed mix. So I try to make my own. It's actually very simple. Just boil some pasta (the fancier the shape, the better) & while boiling, add in some peas & corn to cook together. Then drain the water & add cheese (amount of cheese depends on how cheesy your child likes) & 1-2 tablespoon of milk to the macaroni & mix together.
Serve in a little turkey roll house with some "bear cheese" & "carrot sun" and it's another fun meal for a happy kid.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Mint Credit Cards

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Tuesday, August 21, 2007

So embarrassing . . . . .

Why embarrassed? 'cos I just got outsmarted by my 33 mth old!!

2 weeks ago, just for fun, I bought a chess/checkers set for her to play. I have to admit I do not know how to play chess!! But DH does play a little chess, so he just kinda explain to her what each one means & how it should be placed on the board.

Today, she came to me asking me to play chess & I told her I didn't know how to play & to wait for her daddy to get home to play with her. I think she didn't like that idea so she started teaching me chess!! So she started showing me each chess piece & saying this is a knight, this is a king, this is a bishop, this is a rook etc...... Mommy's listening & going huh???? Errr... I think there's a role reversal here........... Then she showed me how to put each piece in its place

All done with no help from Mommy. Anyone knows chess? Is it done correctly?? 'cos I have no idea!! hehehe......

Edited to add:

Lil' C says: Aunty giddytigers, thank you for telling me that I got my bishop & rook mixed up. I will change it. Mommy's no help at all..... :) I dun know how to move yet. Daddy's too busy to teach me now. Can u teach me??? :p

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Cheap Hotels in Paris

Before I got married, I always dreamed that someday when I get married, my future husband and I will spend our honeymoon in Paris, one of the most romantic city in the world. Unfortunately, we never made it to Paris for our honeymoon. However, my husband did promise that he will bring me to Paris someday in the future. With our tenth year anniversary coming up, I think it’s about time he fulfills his promise. Don’t you agree?

The first thing on my agenda when I’m in Paris is to visit the Eiffel Tower. Going to Paris without seeing the Eiffel Tower is unthinkable. Next on my list will be a visit to The Louvre, the famous art museum, to see Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa. Other landmarks that I will want to see are the Arc de Triomphe and Paris Notre-Dame Cathedral. Do you know what else is on my to-visit list? It’s not a landmark, rather it’s a bakery! The foodie in me wants to visit the Pierre Herme Bakery for his famous macarons! Yum!

With so many places to visit, I will need at least 2 weeks in Paris. I guess I better look for a cheaper place to stay. After a lot of research on hotel deals, I will be booking my Paris Hotel with They have really good deals on Hotels in Paris as well as other Hotels in France. They even guarantee the lowest price on the internet. Now that I know where to visit and stay, all that’s left to do is to convince my husband. Wish me luck!

Friday, August 17, 2007

Mama, Mommy, Mom......

When Lil' C first started talking around a year old, she called me Mama. Then 6 months later, when she was talking a lot more, I became Mommy. It was Mommy for a while. Then she decided she prefers to call me Mama again!!! So it was Mama for a couple of months. Recently, Mama is no longer the preferred. Now it's Mom!!! *sigh* Kids!!! They are so fickle-minded!! :)
So what do your little ones call you?


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Craft Time: Little Miss Pig*

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Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Cheap Hotels in Australia

Ten years ago, I went on a three week backpack trip around Australia. I had so much fun and would have extended the trip if I didn’t have to start working. I promised myself then that I will be back to visit Australia someday. This time around I plan to spend more time in Sydney and Melbourne.

There’s so much to see and do in Sydney. At the top of my list is the Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb!! I don’ know if I’m fit enough to climb to the top but I will definitely try. I will also spend some time at Darling Harbor visiting the Sydney Aquarium, Sydney Wildlife World, Australian National Maritime Museum, and the Powerhouse Museum.

In Melbourne, I would love to visit the Queen Victoria Market again. After some time at the Queen Victoria Market, it will be great to relax & enjoy some great food at the buzzing laneway cafes! For this trip, I will be booking my Sydney Hotel, Darling Harbour Hotel and Melbourne Hotel with Cheaperthanhotels. com. They have great rates for hotels. I can’t wait for my vacation to begin!!

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Pancake Molds

From my previous post on pancakes, some mommies were wondering what I did with the pancake scraps & whether I ate them or not. Actually hor, there is NONE!! hehe... The secret: I used these molds to make the pancakes!

All I have to do is place one of the mold on a frying pan & pour the batter into the mold. Then when the pancake is almost set, remove the mold. Then flip the pancake over to cook the other side & voila, nice star-shaped pancake!! This can be used for eggs too. If you use the circle mold, then you will get a nice round egg like the ones in McDonalds Egg McMuffin. : ) Oh, check out this nice rooster mold! Cute hor?

Monday, August 13, 2007

Toddler Meal Idea - Pancakes

Just for fun, I think I'm going to start sharing some of my toddler meal ideas here. Maybe one day my gal will look at this blog & appreciate all the effort mommy put in for her....hehe.....

Presenting . . . . . Smiley face yogurt & star pancake!! The smiley face is made up of blueberries. Lil' C likes this but personally, I think the smiley face looks a little creepy!! :P

Sunday, August 12, 2007


My nephew told me that he would like to have a Nintendo Wii for his birthday but being unemployed, I don’t think I can afford to buy him one. The only way I can get him a Wii is to bid for it at Bid4Prizes.

It is really easy to play the bid game at Bid4Prizes. All I have to do is to sign up for a membership and start my bidding at or from my cell phone. If I get the lowest bid for the Wii, the Wii will be mine FREE!!

Besides Nintendo Wii, Bid4Prizes also offers a lot of other free gifts, including cash prizes. I think I am going to bid for the $1000 grocery gift card too! What about you? Would you like to win some free prizes? Then go ahead and join in this Bid4Prizes auction sweepstakes and start winning!

Thursday, August 9, 2007

Miss Sensitive

Little Missy is so sensitive nowadays. Everytime I raise my voice at her, she'll get upset & runs & hides in the closet or she'll sit at the bottom of the stairs and sings her sad song. Want to know what her sad song is? I managed to get the entire lyrics the other day. This is what she sings.

Sometimes I feel like I don't belong,
And I never get anything right,
Doing my best doesn't seem good enough,
No matter how I try.......

Adoi!! *slaps forehead* She's not even 3 yet!!! I don't know to get more upset or to laugh!! I really hope she grows out of this sensitive stage soon.......

Thursday, August 2, 2007

Future blogger??

Hi mommy's blogger friends!!! I want to show you my computer. Nice or not? Since mommy doesn't want to share her computer with me, I made my own!! See, it has a Dora monitor, a keyboard and even a mouse!

Look, I'm typing on my keyboard!! A . . B . . C . . I want to blog too, just like Mommy.

Aaaaaaarghhhh....... I think I messed up!! my computer is not working anymore! Help!!!!

Fisher Price recalls 1 million toys!

I wrote this on my Rambling blog but I thought I should post this here too since I've got more mommy readers here. If you have Fisher Price toys at home, you need to check this article out. You can check the Mattel website to see if your toys are affected or not.