Saturday, 1 July 2017

Half a year of 2017 has passed

My colleague sent a message in our school watsapp group saying that there is 182 days more to go to end 2017. My reaction was "Really!, oh mine!... so fast!"

Since the School has introduced months and days, Annabelle would like to also mark the date on her calendar in the room. She will be very happy and observant on the days especially school holidays and the upcoming important dates such as school trip and etc. She will normally take a pen, mark on it and once the date has passed; she will crossed it out. 
Important event was marked

Dates are crossed out .. and marked

As speaking about the school, the school has introduced spelling, ejaan and also chinese (听写) few months back. In order to make the learning process slightly attractive, I bought a writing board for them and this somehow proof to be effective. Annabelle and even Abigail will write on the board whenever she needs to practice and learn up the wordings. "Girls, great job!, keep it up..!

Both of them have grown up so much that they will do the same thing together. Whenever, one wanted to write, the other will follow. One started to draw, the other wanted to do the same thing too. Even, when they want to use the same kind of dresses and hold the same kinds of purses :) phew!.. mommy and papa felt so blessed to have you both growing up together..

Those purses are arranged inline by the jie jie, if mei mei disturbed, she will be unhappy :P

Jie jie likes mashed potatoes, so does mei mei..

Mei Mei doing sand art

Of course, jie jie has one sand art too.

Eating thosai together gether

Picked their dresses to church

Jie jie wanted to measure how tall she is

Mei Mei saidm "Me.. Me...""!!!"

Monday, 26 June 2017

April & May 2017 (Eventful Months)

The last two months were filled with few events and functions over the weekend that mommy has not able to write the blog for both of my princesses.

In the month of April, we travelled to PD with the Taska family. Although both girls spent a lot of time with their Taska's friends, this trip was really excited for them as that was their first overnight trip with their friends. The trip filled with many activities from visiting the Ostrich Farm, Dinosaur Forest, swimming and beach side telematches as well as BBQ "makan-makan". The children enjoyed themselves so much, lots of laughter and mommy & papa was busy dressed as well as changing the kids into their swim wear many times. And most importantly, mommy and papa was busy ensuring all the kids are safe and are monitored at all time. The trip was a good one indeed and with the little effort that mommy and papa and the taska have put in can make the girls and everyone happy; it is so worth it. 

The month of May also a busy month for our family as the Mother's Day celebration and our yearly family trip. This year Mother's Day cards were all very special, I have received messages that make me teared and also a handmade card from both of them during the school's Mother's Day celebration. The hugs and kisses from both of my princesses are priceless.

Dear Annabelle and Abigail, thank you so much for loving mommy so dearly. Annabelle as you stated in the message paper, mommy has switched to a job that gives me more stable work time so that mommy can spend time with you both and "yes, mommy will come home early". Note to myself: This is not a sacrifice for them, it is done so that I do not missed the precious moments of their growing up. 

The month of May ended with the family trip to Penang. This trip has seen both of you girls different in the way you are, both of you are much obedient in following through the trip, no fuss made. Mommy and papa are proud of that. You both volunteer to sit at the children's table, you are able to handle your meals, you want to swim in the adult pool instead of kid's, you like to join your korkor jiejie in yiyi's car, you both like to buy some souvenir for your cousin and many more moments that significantly indicate that you both have grown up.

People said, when we travel; we can see and teach our children more thing and to see how they behaved. It is some truth to it. We will pray that hope that we will have more chance to do it again. :) 

Monday, 13 March 2017 girls.. you are growing too fast.

The conscious of writing the blog is there, but lately I really do not have time to update anything. My blog written was idle for a good 4 months (bad..!!! :( ) My photobook making too was KIV... what is really happening to this mummy?!

This is already the 3rd month of 2017; many special moments have passed but yet to pen down.

Abigail has started her pre-school on her actual date of her 4th year old birthday. She was excited to school and she is doing very well. Learning has taken place and she began to love coloring, she is able to write and pronounce words properly. She started playing "teacher-teacher" at home too. Papa and mummy do not need to worry much about her as she will pick up the book and trace and draw.

She is slightly different from Annabelle, I remembered when I asked Annabelle 2 years ago "How was school?" she will said OK. Abigail will have her "cerita" and we will need to listen, but cannot laugh even it was really funny at time. We remembered the first conversation I asked her after one week of school.

Mummy:"How are your friends?"
Abigail: "I give XXX (~her friend's name) zero!"
Abigail:"Because he is naughty!" 

(After hearing this, papa & mummy & even jie jie wanted to laugh; but we hold our laughter as she said, "don't laugh!")

Abigail is clearly more expressive, love to share more than her sister. Her sister on the other hand will ask me this: "Ohhh... mummy how come Abigail knows how to read A, B, C, and count properly now?".. my answer to them both is "you are growing and learning"

Proud papa bringing them both to school

Focusing while she writes

Some art and craft at school
After CNY this year, we have decided to give ear piercing to Abigail. We got her permission and brought her to the shop. This time round, we brought her to a Chinese Goldsmith shop instead of the Indian's; the process was smooth although at the end of it; she cried so loud and complaint to me that the ladies in the shop "clip" her ears.

Ears piercing 

See the blink blink on her ear.

Papa and mummy were proud and happy with our girls. They are growing way too fast that you can see they look into the mirror more often, choosing their own dress, wanted to put some light make-up and lipsticks and would love to take selfie whenever they have chance.

See how lovely they looked.

Oh... see Abigail, so shy shy.. .lady like ya!

Forever mummy girl

A simple we-fie, after mummy finished work at Education Fair

How about Annabelle? She is doing well too. She was really happy when her first milk teeth fall off and she told me "Take picture, mummy and I want to send it to Sister Angeline (who is in UK))". Her tooth-fairy (you will definitely able to guess who? :)) has slot in some cash to redeem her tooth that she put under the pillow ya...
Proud moment, gigi sudah jatuh!

Her legs are long, cannot use this toy car anymore

Both enjoying some craft 

Annabelle's excitement to school is as good as last year. This year she is able to make comparison by saying which teacher is stricter and who is the weekly class monitor in class. She is acting a very good role in school in taking care of the sister. Last month, I went to her school; I was surprise they both have common friends, where Annabelle knows her sister's friend pretty well too. Mummy is very please to know that.

Evening cycling was long awaited by them, 

A promise to the playground

One is brave and climb all the way to the top, another one bravely cross the "bridge"~ sign of growing up

See her colouring, simple lovely
Annabelle has some art & craft done (in joint effort with papa)

Jie Jie's work is more intensive for preparation for school

Moving forward, mummy's blog cannot be piled up as such anymore, mummy need to find time... must find time to record these moments. Even though this is only a gap of 3 months I didn't blog about us as family or as they grow, I am actually depending on the date of the photos in my camera/ hand phone to recall these moments.. I can't imagine the gap is even longer.

Just a point of reference to papa, my girls and I, "As much as both of you wants to spend more time with papa mummy, papa mummy will love to do the same... We pray that we will get something adjusted in the coming months for a better tomorrow."