Saturday, April 25, 2015

Ollie's Super Busy Day, Really...

Ollie's Itinerary of The Day! 

1. Trekking in the Forest. 
2. Witnessing a Swim Meet for the First Time! 
3. Dinner with Devilz Aunties. 
4. Shopping at Mustafa. 

All in one day!

Friday, April 17, 2015

Dear Mummy...

Dear Mummy, 

If I don't grow up, can you don't grow old? 
This sounds so ridiculous, I know. 
I think no matter how prepared we are, 
the fear of losing you is too real and too close.
One can never be ready. 
I know life must go on and we must fight on. 
I hope that you are not suffering too much now.
It is very painful to see you losing weight and getting skinnier day by day from two years ago. 
We thought you will win the battle, 
we still hope so.
Life is full of miracles, isn't it? 
When I carry Olympia in my arms, 
I recall those days I was in yours. 
You are the best mummy ever, ever. 

Lots love,

Monday, April 13, 2015

Our Typical Blessed Day...

Normally, Ollie will wake up between 7.30am - 8.30am.
I will then feed her in bed and go back to sleep together with her.
Today all of us slept in till 10+,
what a great way to start the day :p
Washed up, put her in the car seat and we headed out for breakfast. 
Qing Ming came and left.
Rainy days too.
The sun is shining so brightly!

Back home, while Laogong was washing the car porch, 
Ollie had her tummy time and I chose to go through colours 
with her today.
Hehe, have to tell her that Papa and Mummy both love Red!
And Mummy loves pink too.

(With Ollie flipping like a roti prata now, 
eyes must be her all the time!)

She swims about 4 times a week and 
Monday is usually one of the days.
Used the actually dysfunctional Brestfriend Nursing Pillow
as a support for her.
As usual, while waiting for the water to fill up 
the inflatable pool,she will be unhappy.
We must teach this hot babe some patience!

Today's lesson was about having a streamline body.
Ollie outgrew two of her sweet swimming costume,
and since it is at home, we just let her out on those
reusable swim diapers, without a top.
I think I want to get her a set of bikini!

Settled her for a nap after her shower and it's some me/we time!
Thai Ice Tea to go with my drama episodes.

Will wait for her to be awake before we head out for some
shopping and then dinner.

Ollie usually has her bed time from 9pm - 10pm.
Quite late I know some mummies may say, 
but well, different family different lifestyle :)

Grow well, Ollie, grow!

Friday, April 10, 2015

And so... Ollie Flipped on 9/4/15

Ollie has been trying to flip these couple of days. 
She is a very determined child, really. 
She even tried to flip in her sleep! 
After so much tears, she did it! 
I'm so glad that Laogong and I witnessed it together! 
Good job, Ollie! 
Much as I'm proud of you, that you managed to flip, I'm even more happy as an infant, you displayed such determination to want to do it! 
As always, much as results are important, the process of learning and trying is too! 

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Ollie's 4th Month Celebration & Anti-drooling Ceremony

Food theme socks for the celebration. 

Time flies! 

Way too fast. 
In between shuttling to visit mummy and making sure that Ollie's babyhood is meaningful, we managed to fit in time for her 4th month celebration. 
This is non-religious. 
Simply some Chinese traditions.
No worries, she didn't consume them. 
She'll have her solids when she is 6 months old. 
The licking of the chicken drumstick sort of signifies that she'll eat well next time. 
The spring onions (葱) has the same sound as clever (聪明) and we hope she will grow up (street) smart and wise. 
The marie biscuits is sort of the anti-drooling belief. 

(Thanks to Cupcakelicious for the cookies!)

Wipe away her saliva and don't drool excessively. (搽搽掉) In Hokkien, Qik Qik Diao. 
Overall, it was good fun and in the hope of general wellness for Ollie. 

Happy 4th Month, Olympia! 
Mummy & Papa love you!

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Reading with Ollie... #throwback20mar

Let's read Ollie's books with Ollie! 
Early exposure for fun. 
I'm not expecting her to be able to write super early.
Pure exposure. 
My home school style - Play. 
I would love that she grows up to be street smart too, a very important tool in life. 
Her most challenging hours of the day are usually from 7pm to 9pm.
Other than that, Olympia is a doing a great job! Well done! It's quite a breeze. 
For the past few months, Ollie has given me an enjoyable mummy experience. 
Thank you, Ollie! 
Better times to come!