Dramatic First Week of Primary School, We Barely Survived

When baby first arrived, parents struggled with new challenges daily, and we thought those were bad! Days in childcare were quite a breeze and we thought it was going to be smooth sailing there forth… and after just the first week of Primary school life, I concluded that the real struggles have just started. Week 1, with both girls transiting …

Zara – The Girl Who Doesn’t Give Up

Let’s talk about my youngest and the one who doesn’t give up. Or more like #NeverGiveUp! Zara is the more dominant and determined daughter among the two who will insist on getting whatever she wants whenever she wants. One who never take no for an answer. Many times I do try to take control of situations where I want it …

Things My Three Year Old Is Teaching Me

Zara officially turns three today. Flashback to the day she was planned to come into this world (few weeks before she was due because of placenta previa) – the c-section procedure where you can hear and feel everything happening in the bright and cold operation room, that first cry of joy, the first touch with her in my arms and …

Zara and That Bright Screen

We have 2 adults and 2 children living in the house. We have 2 iPad minis, 1 iPad, 4 mobile phones, 1 android tablet, 1 television, 3 macbooks and 1 laptop. The number doesn’t match up right? I am always looking into either one of these bright screen every day, at least 14 hours a day. Looking into the screen …

Zara The Terrific Two

That day when I walked out from the kitchen with your huge rainbow cake, that smile on your face lighted from within you, that precious moment I wished I had captured it on video or photo. That sweet innocent delighted smile witnessed by myself and your grandma, I wish I will never ever forget. Now a yellow memory ball stored …

Terrible Two Even More Terrible with Number Two

Oh boy! I don’t know where or how to begin recording this core memory of ours with our number two. With Zara turning two next month, we are already feeling the strain and exhaustion from guiding her to learn to understand herself, expressing herself, controlling her emotions and knowing what’s right and wrong, what’s acceptable and not acceptable behaviour. Being …

The Chapter of Zara and Her Staycation at KKH Children’s Ward

Sleepy Zara is still in bed and I can’t put myself back to slumperland so this post.  We are now at KKH Children’s Ward 85 awaiting for Doctor’s clearance for us to “check-out” of our one night stay in our private A1 Ward at KKH. I shall keep the details and lengthy story for another post coz writing it is …

She was playing with paint. What happened next will make you cry. 

It was Tuesday evening when we decided to have some painting fun. Zara was going crazy with her paint brush and decided to ditch it and used her fingers instead. Happily dipping her fingers into paint and rubbing her hands in glee. Then in an unknown seconds, mummy caught her rubbing her paint stained hands on her eyes! Oh what …

Zara’s first experience with sand

Ayra was 17 months young when we first brought her to a sand pit. I will never forget the reaction Ayra gave when she felt sand on her feet for the first time. We still watch the video some times together and Ayra would say proudly she’s no longer afraid of sand. One weekend we brought the girls to Changi …

Zara is One!

Zara is Two!

I love you more than you know. I miss you so much everyday. I missed more than half of your first growing up years. I am going to make up for it from now forward. We are going to spend more time together. I promise. See how much you have grown in your first year!

Zara at 9 months

Learned to clap her hands Learned to wave her hands, bounce on her bottom and moves with rhythms And her latest “trick” is to do the hand-kiss! She also had her first joy ride at 9 months! With her fast forward development (according to the Kid’s health booklet development progress), she will be running around the house soon! This little …

Lela the Baby Gum Soother

At 5 months, Zara is starting to grab everything within her reach. And no matter what she grab, it is stuffed straight into her mouth. She loves pulling in and out her pacifier and teether to rub her gums. When Ayra was little, she got Sophie the giraffe, and now for Zara, she’s got Lela the deer. Comparing the two …

Baby Zara from 1 to 5 months

Our second precious girl has grown so much over 5 months, from a tiny baby who grew almost double in size from birth in 3 months. She can hardly fit into her elder sister’s clothes from the 6 to 12 months range! She needs lose pants and t-shirts as Zara has got chunky arms and thighs. Not sure if its …

When Ayra meets Zara – Bonding two children in the family

Getting the elder child to learn and accept a younger sibling is a tricky thing especially when they are two years apart. Zara, our second girl arrived slightly less than a month before our first child, Ayra, turned two. Every parents know the challenges ahead when a child turns two (they don’t name it “terrible two” for nothing). The elder …

Zara’s Full Month Celebration

Today Zara will be celebrating her coming of one month with families and friends. Hope everyone who snaps photos will share and tag it with #zara1mth. Below’s the live feed…

Welcome Zara our second precious girl!

It has been 9 days since the arrival of our no. 2, Zara. She’s such a tiny precious darling, and has been behaving well since the first day. Life at home still needs a little getting used to, trying hard to balance our love and attention between our soon-to-be two-year-old Ayra and Zara. Since the day they both met, we …