Tuesday, 30 December 2014

The end of 2014 and to a new blessed 2015!!!

The time has come to the final countdown of 2014... Can't wait to usher in 2015 :)

Throwback to our xmas greeting card in 2013...(design by mr. Hubby as always)...
Was about 33 Weeks pregnant that time...

This year's xmas greeting card 2014... (Credits again to mr. Hubby for the design)
Notice a cute addition to the family who's busy snooorrrinnngggggg :)
Also if u pay close attention to the humongous xmas tree in our backdrop....it's the same tree at the same place just a different year :) we just happened to be in Vivocity during the festive season. Was an impromptu xmas picture.

In addition to our annual Christmas picture card, we decided to do something different this year… animated pictures! 
Please click on the link to see our impromptu Christmas flip book:                      

I wonder how our 2015 xmas greeting card will look like??? 
(Note: "closed shop" liaooo....hahaha)

The Nagas had a wonderful 2014... 
To summarized, mr. Hubby did a wonderful job with this video montage that captures many of our memories from the year:
Thanks to all that made it such a special year. 
We believe 2015 will be even better! 
All the best to everyone in 2015! 

Below is a list that I keep every year to be a constant reminder of God's blessings upon my family!!!
Do u keep one too? 
It's been a great and abundant 2014... Thank you Jesus!
Looking forward to what God has plan and in store for the Naga family in 2015 :)
(P/s: shoutout to my mama n papa for their 37th yr wedding anniversary....
also baby Skye turns 11 mths today - 31st dec 2014)

2014 blessings: (note: just scroll thru or skip this section as its intended for my personal keepsake)

KN Bali trip (again...this time by himself)...21-24 jan
Birth of baby KarMie2... Skyler chaw naga
Kn filming of happy Singapore video with Nino and Sophia
KN attending project management training PMP at NUS
KN business trip to Europe
SkyKarMieNna with the chaw's family trip to Tokyo Japan
Skyler featured in mother &baby Singapore magazine photoshoot
JC appearing on media "nestle Cook-along with chef bobby chin and blogger XiaXue" 
JC and KN appearing in print of epoch time
KN debut in xmas drama n serving in the drama ministry

Free gifts: 

All these got for free (joining various contests)
.Book from fish book co (worth $20)
.Combi f2 stroller most photogenic baby contest ($30 combi voucher)
.The Bleagh 3rd book (won in giveaway by niño friend) worth $12
.Pregnancy made easy event by TMC...(free for FBI/SBI members) worth $20... (Plus u get a goodie bag)
.Dumex Parenting from the Heart Dinner Event at Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel...4 course dinner valued at $228 by celebrity chef Eric teo, each get a goodie bag worth $300, grand lucky draw, most glamorous mummy contest - (couldn't attend as went bck to Msia, Karthik took friend)
.2 "Two Moons’ movie tickets from inSing.com (worth $20) ... (Couldn't attend as karthik was in Bali and I was in Msia)
.2 "The Lego movie" exclusive screening ticket fr SmartKidsAsia (worth $20) ... (Couldn't attend as we are in Msia to meet baby no2)
.POLW Annual Membership from SmartKidsAsia (worth $120)
.Sentosa meetup at seabreeze kayaking for 2 (worth $50) karthik had to teach, I was in Msia...so gave it away to friends
.2 tickets to the Preview Screening of "IN THE DARK" (Worth $20) didn't end up going 
.$20 Delifrance voucher 
.$20 Pepper Lunch  from Groupon Pepper Lunch Facebook contest.
.2 tickets to the preview screening/gala premiere of "Transcendence" movie contest by inSing. (Worth $20) ... (Hubby went by himself-couldn't find a date in time as last minute)
.2 tickets to "Romancing U 2014" event organized by NTUC U family (worth $30)... Could not attend as it is strictly for couples only, no kids?
.Kiehls giveaway by nestle...(gift set worth $250)
.$50 Levi's voucher from groupon contest 
.4 tickets to "puss-in-boots" fairy tale musical (worth $133.60) from thenewageparents giveaway
. 2 invite for mothers day  launch of Bvlgari new fragrance (Omnia Indian Garnet) workshop (exclusive door gift from Bvlgari fragrance gift + 2 session yoga pass to TRUE YOGA)  from TANGS VivoCity atrium .  (Worth $80?)
.One (1) FREE Mini Tart from Tart Blanc (worth $7) for Mother's Day from 
WhereToEat Singapore
.Mustela Stelatopia sets worth $96 (For product review)
.bellaboxasia instagram #getactivemay contest worth $112 surprise box
.2nd Prize Winner for the online contest held by The New Age Parents in conjunction with our Alice In DOT's World online boutique launch. (The prize is a Reversible Baby Dress worth $39.90)
.st Ives (worth $20)
.nestle fitnesse breakfast cereal for the whole office (karthik's office) worth $10x20pax=$200
.$100 chilis voucher from instagram contest
.nestle cook along with xiaxue and bobby chinn wellness instagram contest shortlisted to top 10 ($50 worth of nestle products)...then shortlisted as 3 finalist ($300 worth of Philips products + nestle ingredients for the show)
.drypers May’s FAn of the month contest ($50 Drypers hamper.)
.lucky draw at "parenting with love" event...Complimentary TrichoKare Scalp Revitalizing treatment + $200 treatment vouchers (worth$329)
. ForBelovedOneSingapore (Melasleep Whtiening Whtie Peony Night Jelly50ml) worth $70
."MARIGOLD's 0% Fat Yoghurt Drink" contest by HungryGoWhere x2 hubby n me both won :) ($50 x2=$100 NTUC fairprice voucher)
.juneunicorn giveaway ... Bodyshop Shea body butter cream worth $30.90
.one of our 30 A Million Hugs [Group Hugs] photo contest winners! You have won a goodie bag worth S$200. 
.Body Shop Vitamin E Aqua Boost Sorbet ($32.90) from InSing
.won a pair of Open Training session tickets to Singapore Selection VS Juventus FC match. (By invite only event) at the NEW Singapore national stadium (worth $100?)
. Pleatation Instagram Giveaway with Orchard Centrall! 
Basic Frilled Sleeve Tank worth $45
.won a pair of tickets to the Movie "Lucy" (worth $20) from August Man - Singapore's Definitive Men's Journal (KN went date-less)
. M&B Giveaway: Win a pair of tickets to Parent's Guide Seminar, worth $28
. Won a lucky draw canon Selphy cp910 photo printer (worth $179) at parents guide seminar
. lucky winner for the "Most Funky Funny Photo Contest" .won a nestle hamper set worth $100. from New Age Consulting Pte Ltd
.4 tickets for the Earth to Echo screening at Golden Village worth $50 from M&B (our first family movie outing + Friends)
.$50 Huggies from Watson 
.pumpkinpatch $100 worth of apparel 
.4 tickets to Ku De Ta's Night Race Weekend 2014 Party (worth $800)
Gave to friends
. Melasleep whitening high sunscreen protection (worth $52) by herworldPLUS
.Won a pair of tix to the Must Drink Friday event by HOT FM91.3 at The Bank Bar & Bistro with Budweiser Beer and the DJs from 913fm. (Worth ?)
Bless to a friend
. Won a case of Nu Smoothie (24 packets) worth S$84
.contest prize ticket (worth $50) to Razzle Dazzle U Picnic 2014. admits a family of 5.  (redeem U Picnic Basket packed with goodies worth more than $40.)
.winner for the Meaty Madness by District 10 Giveaway. 1 X Fritto Misto platter (worth $48++)
.won "Gaia skin care creamy cleanser" worth $22.90 from GOBUYLAH september Giveaway
.a pair of invites to celebrate with contiki at Art Bar! KN went solo...(worth ?)
.A pair of tickets (worth $117.80 per pair) to the WTA Finals tennis match by inSing
 . $10 The Choice gift voucher by Mediacorp
.pair of seats to the 'Best of Both Worlds: Sweet and Savoury Waffles' class! From ToTT Store (worth $56) - bless to Friends
.Weekender Tiger Beer giveaway!A pack of Tiger Beer cans with Singapore flag livery worth $25.60 
. Plaza Singapura’s #PSmunch contest. $50 worth of Cold Storage vouchers 
.Korean buffet dinner from Daessiksin (worth $24.90++) at the DanielFoodDiary.com giveaway. Went on a date with baby Skye
.PRIZE: De'Longhi Cappuccino or Espresso or Macchiato Glasses (worth ?)- did not pick up prize
.$15 off voucher from foodpandasg Instagram- ordered Sarpinos pizza
.one of the 100 winners of HappyNest Million Hugs photo contest for Snuggle Hugs theme. You have won S$10 worth of CERELAC goodie packs! 
. Gel liner from LB Cosmetics worth $16.90
.NTUC U Family’s Mega Dance sundown beach party on the 22nd November at Azzura! Each ticket is worth $50 and admits a family of 5. (Went with friends) 
.invitation to BONIA event (met yankaykay, qiuqiu, etc bloggers) n a door gift bracelet (worth ?)
. 2 tickets to "fun with giggles" indoor playground (worth $48) 
.won a pair of movie tickets (worth $20 ) cathay cineplex from automobileassociationsg Instagram - KN went to watch horrible bosses2
.invitation to our Familicious Ohmsantih Yoga Class (worth ?) KN went with Sienna 
.a Goodal 3-Step Plus (worth $21) range that consist of Skin Mist, Emulsion and Cream in travelling size! 
. Korea Agro-Fisheries Trade Corporation FB - Korean food hamper worth $50
. 4 rides on luge and sky ride at sentosa (worth $35)
.you have won the Photo of the Week contest by sentosa... 4 Segway Fun Ride vouchers, worth $48
.$100 store credit for babystyleicon shop...XiaXue and baby dash online store...
. KATE reflect mirror eyes Eyeshadow makeup from johnfrieda worth $23.50
. We have 6 sets of Paddle Pop and Wall’s hampers to give away, and have shortlisted you to win one of the hampers worth $56.70. 
. Kids pillow worth $48.80 from baby safe
.2 tixs to xmas party "SANTAcon" event at boat quay (worth $70) - couldn't attend as too last minute notice
. Thank you for pledging to keep Singapore clean on our Facebook App! We loved your entry and would like to present you with a $10 x2 Starbucks Coffee Gift Card 
. KN won $150 cash and $35 worth of Meiji products. Rhyming the fastest and clearest contest
.pediped shoes from mothercare worth $69
.Christmas Facebook Contest from Orchid Country Club ! NTUC vouchers worth $100.
.won an aromatherapy massage (worth $180) from GuyLarocheSingapore Instagram contest
. You have won for yourself a return trip Economy Class ticket to any SilkAir’s destination. (Worth $500?) - redeem for cebu Philippines 
 .a.muse xmas party pack worth $180
.office party trays by CP Singapore worth $300?
. Makeup - motives by loren ridinger worth $100?
.Dumex Happy, Healthy, Gracious Photo Contest canon powershot sx60 HS camera (worth $679)
. The Icing Room's Christmas Facebook giveaway, won a set of festive goodies – Angel Wings Cup + Toy Soldier pen, courtesy from The Paper Stone! Worth $15?
.won a pair of movie tickets (worth $20) shaw theaters from BE EMPOWERED by Canon 
.juneunicorn IG xmas giveaway... Kids pillow worth $15?
.Snap Your Journey Instagram Contest by EZlink! won for yourselves a pair of movie vouchers! worth ($20) will mail it by end of January 
.A pair of movie tickets (worth $20) from myskinbar
.a eyeliner from kpalette sg Instagram contest (worth $20)

Monday, 8 December 2014

Lucky no 4!!!

It's been ages since I've stepped on a weighing scale...
Maybe cause I don't own one or maybe cause I'm in denial of finding out my real numbers!!! Haha...
So we were at a friend's place and so happen a digital weighing scale was right smack in front of me calling my name... I had the urge to weigh skyler and sienna as this mummy wanted to know how much baby Skye has grown... And oh my, he's a whooping 8.4kg now... Baby Si at 11.5kg...
But in order for me to weigh baby Skye, I needed to weigh myself first and then do the subtraction...
And that's when the lucky no 4 came into the picture...
(On a side note: in Chinese, no 4 means "die" which symbolizes bad luck)
But oh boy was I happy to see the 4...
I thought I wouldn't see a 4 EVER again since my wedding day!!! 
But voila, cheers to being in the 40's!!! More like high 40's...hahahaha... 
(Reminder: talking about my weight not my age OKAY???)

They say you'll only look your best during ur wedding day... For my case, yeah cause I did DIET and EXERCISE to dropped all my FATS I gained living in the US!!! 
But this time round, DIET AND EXERCISE were out of the window... It's the total opposite...
I'm eating and snacking NONSTOP even at midnight (while blogging this)!!! 
I'm constantly hungry and looking for food...
Being in Singapore sure is a good thing as there's way too many food options here!!!
The only exercise I get are from doing house chores and carrying my babies...and the occasionally once a blue moon, we go for walks/runs at the canal nearby (just to feel "healthier") ...LOLs...

Well, I'm sure you wanna know the secret to this right... ???
It's all thanks to the power of (.)(.)feeding!!!
So HAPPY BREASTFEEDING... Especially to all the new mummies out there... :) "gambateh!!!"
It's HARD WORK but so WORTH IT...
With baby Si, it was every 2 hrs on the dot!!! 24/7...
With baby Skye, at first it was unbelievable...sleeping through the night since day 1... But sadly, the sleeping thru the night didn't last long and now he wakes up a few times at night :( but better than baby Si (every 2 hrs!!!) 

I wished I took more pics of nursing baby Si in public... Sadly, I only took a few as this mummy was too shy to (.)(.)feed in public as a 1st time mum... 
But 2nd time round, and a pro to (.)(.)feeding in public (although Skyler doesn't behave well under the covers), I managed to capture a whole lot... :)

Just sharing a few of our wedding day pics (27th dec 2008)...
as our 6th year wedding anniversary (and 9 years of togetherness) is coming up soon!!!
Has it been 6yrs already??? Geeeshhhh... Time flies doesn't it...
Love u mr. Hubby!!! Thanks for sticking with me all these years... Hahahaha....
Can't ask for a better partner...God has indeed blessed me with a beautiful family...thank you Jesus!

Bonding time with baby Si :)

Bonding time with baby Skyler :)

Saturday, 29 November 2014

Happy 32 mths to baby Si and happy 10 mths to baby Skye!!!

Happy 32 mths to baby Si and happy 10 mths to baby Skye!!!
(previous month's post <~ if u missed it)

Here's our monthly family tradition of taking Polaroid pics.
Hopefully baby Si n baby skye pics will cheer up ur day!!! 
It did cheer us up when snapping these pics... :)

Milestones reached:
.Baby Skye finally said his 1st word..."mama"!!! 
***awwwww, this mummy is a happy mummy!!! What a great early xmas present :)***
.Baby Skye started on some finger foods: rice, baby rusks biscuit, yogurt melts, banana, whole wheat bread, egg whites
.Baby Skye able to self feed himself with finger food
.Baby Skye pulled himself up (from sitting position to standing)

.Baby Si riding on her tricycle all by herself!!!
.Baby Si been feeding herself lately using a spoon with no help n almost no mess!!! 
***is this mummy finally hands-free???***  

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Baby Skye 2nd professional haircut (2nd in his life)

Baby Skye 2nd professional haircut (2nd in his life)...

So since the last post on baby Si's first ever professional salon haircut with daddy, it was this mummy's 
turn to take baby Skye for his haircut...***yeayyy to mummy-son bonding time***
His 1st ever haircut was in Malaysia right after my confinement month as this mummy needed a trip 
to the salon and at the spur of the moment, baby Skye had his head fully shaved (advised by the 
salon lady because of his cradle cap problem)

Ever since then, baby Skye didn't need a haircut as his hair was growing upwards (mind u, its au natural
- no gel or wax needed) ... Just like baby Si's and mummy's hair when we were babies!!! It runs in the
 family :) but now that his side burns were getting longer n just in time for his baby dedication, 
he was due for another haircut... 
And this mummy doubts she will be cutting baby Skye's hair as boys hair can't be cut with scissors???
Need a hair clipper right???

At first, I was quite scared as I didn't know what to expect....and mind u, baby Skye is a very "keypoh" 
aka "busy body" aka "nosy" baby!!! E.g....he wouldn't sit still under the nursing cover...he will do "karate" under it...
So I was scared that the hair clipper might cut him when he moves...and true enough baby Skye kept 
moving from side to side whenever he heard the clipper buzzing around... ***OoooooOOHHHhhhh***
But to my surprised, the hair clipper was actually VERY SAFE!!! No cuts n no blood at all :)
***what a sigh of relief*** hahahaha.... All the added stress for NOTHING at all... That just shows that I 
never knew how guys get their hair cut... Or never paid attention to those hair clippers :p

Baby Skye didn't last very long before he bursts into tears... Think the whole experience was quite a 
shocker for him especially with the "nonstop buzzing sound" + "lady holding a sharp object 
chasing him around" + "so many eyes watching him" + "lights everywhere" + "crazy daddy clicking the 
camera nonstop" + etc... Think it was just too much for the tiny lil' one to handle :(

But nevertheless, results are in... Baby Skye got his 1st crazy Mohawk hairstyle !!! 
Reminder: its au natural :)
So how??? Yeayyy or nayyyy...
To justify this hairstyle, this mummy said that it is a ONE TIME thing as his anti-gravity hair won't last 
too long before GRAVITY kicks in... Hee hee hee...

Thursday, 6 November 2014

Konichiwa Japan

11-16 Oct 2014
Caution: this is a very LONG post... If u like, u can just skip it and scroll down straight to the "mummy tips" or to the pics ;)

OUR 1st COMPLETE FAMILY trip together (with baby Skyler)...
It was baby Skye first time traveling outside of Singapore (n Malaysia of coz- he was born there) and his first time sitting in an airplane (technically 2nd time since mummy n baby Skye flew from Singapore to Malaysia a few days before our Japan trip)!!! 
Baby Si by now should be a pro :) she has on her traveling shoes just like her parents... 
She just loves going to the airport, airplanes, hotel just like her mummy!!!

Read about baby Si first long-haul trip here...(to South Korea)

My parents (gong gong n po po), and my brother (Chiu Chiu Jeffrey aka THE MANNY) were with us too...thank God for them...having extra-hands and extra "entertainers"!!!
It has been ages since we last travelled TOGETHER on a long-haul destination (don't count Thailand trips!!!)

Places we covered in summary:
1st day: (sunday) Shinjuku, shibuya, Meiji shrine
2nd day: Metropolitan building, The ROBOT restaurant (this mummy gave this a miss as I babysat both babies in the hotel as we knew before hand that it was loud + crazy lights) 
3rd day: Tsukiji fish market (freshest sushi in the world) , Tokyo station (Tokyo street ramen)...rained the whole day due to typhoon 
4th day: Mt Fuji, Korean dinner
5th day: Beef bowl, came back to Tokyo station and covered Imperial palace and skybus (due to rain on 3rd day), seafood, grocery shop n pharmacy
Chose a SkyBus route to cover places we weren't able to cover ourselves...
so I chose the "Asakusa course" http://www.skybus.jp/t05.php?lang=en
which covered places like Akihabara, Ueno, Asakusa, tokyo sky tree, etc
Originally wanted to do the "odaiba night course" as I wanted to see Tokyo at night but its only on the weekends...
I just checked their website and now they have a new route to see the "Xmas illumination" and also another one to see the "gingko lined trees"

I decided to skip what Tokyo is MOST famous for....Disney Land and Disney Sea!!! As the kids are too young to enjoy and the "mature ones" are too old to enjoy... Hehehe...and THE MANNY wasn't interested either!
Another reason to come back when the kids are older....YEAY!!!

Apart from me n my dad (we travelled A LOT to Japan for our work) and my mum(tagged along wt my dad once to Japan), its everyone else's 1st time to Japan...but we had never explored the city fo Tokyo before as our jobs only allowed us to stay near the airport for at most 1 night... 
But I would say Japan totally feels "alien" if its ur first time here...making it a worthwhile place to visit at least once in ur lifetime!!! U will know what I mean once u step foot here... So GO explore, life is too short!!!

Surprisingly enough, I found this trip to Tokyo was a tad bit disappointing as there weren't many touristy things to see!!! As for me and my family, (and most Asians) we like to see things in the outdoor like the markets, street food...where we can walk while we shop and fuel on non stop snacks along the way... Everything in Japan is done behind "closed door"... Since the train system is condensed, life revolves around it...tiny little shops near the stations... Imagine going thru little shops with 2 strollers? That explains why for the 1st time we DID NOT do any clothes shopping!!! 
I couldn't find any BIG grocery supermarket (normally I do a supermarket sweep on my last day of vacation)... So I just settled with buying lots of snacks in their little minimart and pharmacies...the men n babies waited outside while the ladies + THE MANNY shopped quickly!

Mummy tips:
~ this time round we made sure to book a bassinet before hand when taking airasiaX.
~ since baby Skye doesn't take "the pacifier" unlike baby Si (last time), it was quite a bad airplane ride for him... Think he had pressure in his ears the entire flight there!!! And he didn't wanna latched on during take off or landing... Poor baby!!! Was crying a lot...this mummy was exhausted :( what a start to our trip...and baby Si had ear pains too after landing in Japan...we landed midnight...thank God everything was back to normal the next day :) a new start to a new day!!!
~ In Japan, taking the train is the most convenient way...NEVER step foot in a taxi unless u are willing to pay a "bomb"... MOST places DO have escalators or a lift... But unfortunately the ONLY place we encountered STAIRS were the MOST FREQUENT route that we use everyday to START and END our day!!! (At ikebukuro station, going to the "Yamanote" line)
So make sure to bring ur macho men (mr. hubby n gong gong) and MANNY (chiu chiu Jeffrey) to carry the stroller and shopping bags :p and u carry the baby!
~Japan REAL ESTATE is REAL expensive thus having SPACE CONSTRAINTS!!! Imagine navigating in and out of elevators, restaurants, etc with not 1 but 2 strollers??? Well we folded baby Si stroller n left it outside restaurants...baby Skye is a happy camper in his stroller :)
~most restaurants do not have a baby chair due to space issues I assumed
~If u think Singapore has clean toilets, wait till u go to Japan...state of the art!!! Heated seats n auto butt washer :) even mr. Hubby commented that Japanese urine doesn't smell??? TMI... LOLs...
Ok back to mummy's tips- baby changing table are easy to find but as for nursing rooms i didnt see any (due to space issues again?) or I didn't ask due to language barrier... Imagine me doing body language for (.)(.) aka breastfeeding??? I would have been thrown into jail in this modest country!!! It would be embarrassingly yet funny story to tell the kids :p 
(On a side note: I breastfed baby Skye "on-the-go"... In the park, in between toilet breaks, in the restaurant while waiting for our food, in the bus during our SkyBus tour, etc... Since we were in a big group, I didn't wanna delay and make everyone wait for me and also I didn't wanna waste precious "ni-hon" time we had in Japan :)
P/s: I did NOT TRY nursing in the train as Asians being ASIANS (our fav pastime is people watching)... Plus baby Skye does "karate" under the cover!!! Heck, I haven't even tried nursing in the MRT in Singapore :p which by the way I just found out recently that its illegal to do so as "food" and drinks are not allowed on trains...u will be FINED for breastfeeding in the MRT!!!
~baby Si (and mummy) had no problems with food coz there's this wonderful 24-7 place called "Family mart"... It's a mini mart which can be found EVERYWHERE!!! Just blink ur eyes, walk a few steps n  another one will appear!!! That's where we stop every now and then to get what we needed...banana, yummy sandwiches, Meiji oh-so-yummy fresh milk (that even the NOT milk drinker mr. Hubby liked it), my daily dose of cappuccino and latte, all sorts of drinks, snacks and ICE CREAMS!!! There's also 
Onigiri aka rice ball made from white rice formed into triangular or oval shapes wrapped in seaweed with various fillings...used to be baby Si favorite when we traveled to South Korea (similar to Korean "Samgak gimbap") but this time she didn't care less thanks to other yummy food like her RAMEN!!!
As for baby Skye, he is still in his purée stage...so I bought various jar purées n rice cereals (from Singapore) for him...easy peasy!!!

Japan goodies... Half gone in our tummies before this pic was taken!
Oh by the way, the FAMOUS TOKYO BANANA is SOOO overrated!!! Not my cup of tea...just so-so...
I guess it's famous as its sold everywhere in the airport, making it a good last minute souvenir to buy back for friends n family :) and the shape of it makes it unique as Japan is very good at making things look super "Kawaii"!!!
Note to self: the Meiji green tea Oreo like biscuit (green box) is super yummy!!! Especially if u like green tea...it's premium rich tasting!!! So the green tea taste is super amplified :) hint to those travelling to Japan...hehehehe...

Trivia question: can any Japanese friends enlighten me as to why there aren't many babies/kids/school kids in Tokyo? We travelled extensively in trains n throughout the city and I can count by hand how many we saw!!! My family also is wondering the same too...been having sleepless nights about this!!! ***O'ooooohhhhh***

Thursday, 30 October 2014

Happy 31 mths to baby Si and happy 9 mths to baby Skye!!!

Happy 31 mths to baby Si and happy 9 mths to baby Skye!!!

(previous month's post <~ if u missed it)

This mummy has been busy since coming back from Japan... Back to reality :) catching up on cleaning, laundry, groceries, appointments, etc...

Here's our monthly family tradition of taking Polaroid pics.
Hopefully baby Si n baby skye pics will cheer up ur day!!! 
It did cheer us up when snapping these pics... :)

Milestones reached:
.Baby Skye crawling a few steps forward
.Baby Skye able to sit up from a lying down position
.Baby Skye did his first "high 5" with daddy
.Baby Skye able to recognize mummy!!! Think it happened sometime last month...
(Not really a good thing as he's Been sticking to me like a koala bear and will cry for me when it comes to sleeping n feeding time!!! Or perhaps he's smelling his "food aka milk factory aka mummy" is "running away" perhaps?
.Baby Skye 1st time falling sick...1 day after we came back from Japan! Both kiddos were having flu, running nose n coughs!!! Must be all the jetlag+fun they had...

.Baby Si n baby Skye first time watching LIVE tennis game
Pics up on mr. Hubby's Facebook (click here!!!)
(So far, the kids were blessed enough to catch live basketball, soccer and now tennis games)
.Baby Si n baby Skye (n daddy's) first time to Japan! Our first family trip!!! (Will blog about this soon)
-correction: it's baby Si first few times to Japan as I was Preggie with her during my flying days!!! Does that count??? 

.Baby Si starting to recognize numbers and alphabets...showing interest in learning to write!
.Baby Si able to navigate her way home from the playground even if taking a different route!
.Baby Si non-stop asking ...."why, why, why" and if unanswered, she gets annoyed and keeps bugging u till she gets an answer...even with an answer, sometimes she still follows up with another "why"!!! This mummy is tired, talking nonstop everyday!!!
.Baby Si identifying all the shapes in her book... She just one day picked up her book and started saying all the shapes correctly... (Think its been a while she knew her shapes)
.Baby Si saying GRACE before our meals!!! Trying her best to keep her eyes close while peeping here n there :)
.Baby Si able to open, drink n close the PET bottle all by herself...n demands to use it everyday instead of her usual cup!

Happy Halloween and happy Deepavali!!! 
(Especially to my Indian-American mr. Hubby... Not American -Indian, mind u) :p

In celebrating Deepavali, This is as Indian as u can get in chaw-naga residence!!!
Homemade yogurt, curry chicken, mango pickle, red+brown rice (not really Indian heh?) and murruku (mr. Hubby's fav Indian snack)!!!
Trying to instill some Indian culture to the kids... What are some of your ideas? Care to share?

Last year, we did dress up baby Si in an Indian outfit (actually the whole family did!!!) but this year we didn't as baby Skye has yet to have an Indian outfit! (Maybe next year, perhaps?)

2 years ago, we lighted up candles in the room...but soon realized it wasn't a good idea (fire hazard) and with Sienna now older and jumping around...nahhhh!!!

Friday, 24 October 2014

Baby Skye in magazines!!!

HALLOWEEN is just around the corner...and guess what???
Most of you would probably have known (from mr. Hubby's Facebook) <- can sense mr. Hubby's excitement.... That our baby boy Skyler Chaw Naga made a special appearance in the Mediacorp's "Mother&Baby Singapore" magazine (October issue)!!! Out on stands since late sept...

We are so proud and blessed for this once in a lifetime opportunity and experience! 
Although Skyler didn't have to do anything in order to get his face in the magazine... 
Just a cute smile won the hearts of the peeps at Mother&Baby Singapore ;)

He landed a tiny spot in the magazine on page 40!!! (Halloween theme)
Baby Skye did wonderful throughout the photo shoot...no fuss at all...
Daddy did a great job trying to make baby Skye look straight at the camera and smile at the same time...quite a difficult task as baby Skye was just learning to lift up his head while on his tummy!!!
So daddy didn't have much buffer time to work with...
Baby Skye was just 7 mths during the time of the photo shoot (if u notice, he didn't have much hair at that time compared to now which is naturally spiked up!!!)

This Mummy was just chilling and mingling with the other mummy behind the scenes while keeping sienna away from the limelight...***no pun intended...LOLs***

Here's pics of us "behind the scenes"!!! 
Our gleeful "proud parents" moment...nonstop smiles since the moment we stepped in to Mediacorp till we left...but looking at those pics, I think Sienna had the most fun!!!
Although it was raining heavily that morning, it didn't dampen our spirits...