Monday, March 22, 2010

On The Move, Again

This is my 3rd time leaving home for a business trip since Dec last year and I got very very worried that Charlotte might have a tough time to accept it. I planned very carefully of how and when to break the news to her. Thankfully she accepted the fact, although with some tough negotiations and treats.

Last Sunday, while putting her to afternoon nap I asked her if she wanted to go visit 外婆 (maternal grandma). She asked me why, and I said because 外婆 is my mother and I missed her since it has been almost 2 weeks since I last visited her. Immediately she broke down in tears and I knew I had said something wrong, or rather sensitive. I pretended that I didn't understand what has caused her to cry and she said "because when you go to China I will miss you too mommy!"

Lotte Oh Lotte!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Cool Weekend

Back dated post.

The weather has been at a constant high of 37oC, sometimes higher for more than a month now. Air conds in the house are all turned on the moment we got home, everyday. Sometimes I showered more than 3 times in a day just to feel nice and cool.

A couple of weeks back, we made an impromptu decision for a weekend get away, a get away from the busy schedule and a get away from the heat too. We decided to go to Cameron Highlands for a nice and cool 3D/2N stay. I happened to discuss this plan with Ann and casually invited her to join us as I was sure Charlotte and Chloe would be thrilled to go on a trip together. Things happened very quickly and off we go! 2 families, 4 adults plus 2 children.

We did not plan any specific agenda, no schedules to follow or places that we need or must cover. It was a very relax, free and easy. The kids enjoyed it very much and the adults too had very good catch up.

Arrived at EQ Cameron Highlands

Exploring cactus
Tea plantations

The girls were making funny faces every time we wanted to take a picture
Can you tell how much fun they were having?

Strawberries!! All of us!

We were supposed to head home after the trip but we detoured to KL for another great celebration!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

What Was Mummy Up To When You Were Sleeping?

I've gotten myself into the wall sticker heat since Dec last year but all I did was just browsing the catalogs online, admiring the beautiful creations some folks put up on their walls, didn't have the courage to do it on mine as I know I'm not much of an artistic person.

A while back, I happened to bump into a small kiosk at one of the malls here in Penang. I spent almost 45min at that store browsing, asking questions, and choosing...I didn't know what I want or what I need, but I want to try one. So I finally bought a roll from that store.

That roll of wall sticker had been sitting in my drawer for many weeks now and although I always remember that I have to put it up I couldn't find the time to do it. Last night, I sneaked out from the bedroom around 10pm, leaving my sleeping princess and I went on with my little project.

I carefully took out the wall stickers, and I worked on it. In between, Charlotte woke up, I went back to the bedroom and came downstairs again to continue. Pat came home while I was maybe just 40% done but I continued. I knew that I had to get it done once I have started it because I don't want pieces of work lying around on the floor and I don't like half done work...

After 2.5 hours...

It looked simple, but it was kind of challenging to put it could be easier if I have some helping hands.

Charlotte woke up the next morning, thrilled to see it and Pat also gave a satisfying smile. Charlotte is now ordering me to put more nice designs here and there.

Self Entertained...

I was very busy with work related stuff this evening and I did not have time to keep Charlotte companied. So I gave her a piece of paper and she started to "work" on it. It was a rather long and quiet moment. When I finally finished with my work I walked over to her desk and saw this...

She did the spelling on her own, I corrected her on "abang" which she wrote "BANG". I recognize the flowers that she drew but I asked her what is that little mountain thingy, she said those are crowns, and the 2 objects right on top of her name are "birds" (LOL)!

The LEE!

Such sweet and wonderful blessing we have!