Thursday, 28 January 2016

The one with... huat ah!

It's the time of the festive season I like the most, I loveeeee yee sang. Especially salmon yee sang. And the Chinese food spread, so nyums! #dietdontcare

Had my first lou sang sesh yesterday night at Chynna. 2 more seshs coming up, yippie! 

Monday, 18 January 2016

The one with... nap time.

Families and friends will know by now that my second son takes his nap seriously. When its time to nap, he will doze off whenever, wherever :)

Tengah main, tengah baca buku, tengah buat puzzle, tengah makan - you name it, he can doze off easily if its time.

Once, we even caught him dozing off while playing by the pool! Haha cute!

Ok not so cute now that he goes to school. 

Kazim's class is starting only at 9.30am but on school days we made him wake up at the same time as his abang's coz satu kerja pulak for us to have 2 rounds of mandikan budak2, 2 rounds of siapkan diorang, and 2 rounds of breakfast prep coz that's not efficient for us in the morning before going to work. So settlekan them one shot is the way to go.

Breakfast in the morning around 7.45am before Khayr's van coming to pick him up at around 7.55am.
2Ks slept at about 9pm - 9.30pm at night so I suppose they have enough sleeping time. 

Now that its 3rd week of school, Kazim is still napping at school at around 12noon-ish. I had a word with his class teacher the other day, she said perhaps it will take some time for Kazim to adjust his body clock. They said they did try to make Kazim walk or stay alert but, Kazim being Kazim, he even fell ZZZzzz when it was a singing session :D

Oh dear....
I don't know whether this is worrying or not, but yeah I'm hoping for him to get all adjusted soon. Nap is good for kids, I know. It is just that I kind of forgot until what age do they need nap in their daily routine. I don't remember Khayr having this 'issue' though... Hmmm.

Okie dokie it's that time when the daily problem occurs - what's for lunch???

Have a great week ahead!

Monday, 11 January 2016

The one with... what's there in Nilai?

Nilai Springs Resort Hotel, it is.

Just thought of sharing about the existence of this place since I myself never knew about it before.

During end of last year in December, as usual the last minute husband and I decided to go for a short vacation. We've used up our budget for the Europe trip earlier but what's a year-end break without a trip right? Nothing fancy schmancy, just as long as it's according to the kids' definition of a holiday - a hotel, that has a bath tub, and a nice swimming pool :)

We first wanted to have a repeat at HRH in Penang, fully booked. Legoland Hotel, hmmm fully booked too. Sunway Hotel / Resort and Lost World of Tambun, although we were a bit skeptical knowing that it will be super crowded during school holiday, but we went away anyway with searching for available room - also fully booked. Bummer!

Then we thought, okay lah a stay-cation will do. But then we were wondering which hotel in KL that has a nice kiddy pool?

That's when a friend shared with me about Nilai Springs Resort Hotel. Well ok not so much in KL, but neighboring KL hehe. She had a corporate family day there recently. After hearing her experience and looking at some of her pictures, we were sold. A one night stay-cation at Nilai it was! :)

And we were glad with our decision - the place was like a hidden gem! I mean the place takde lah ada WOW factor sangat ke ape, but suffice to say it's decent. Most importantly, we checked in on 30 December, and checked out on 31 December - and both days we had the pool all to ourselves! I mean given that it was school holiday I would have imagined every pool will be crowded with kids like that opening scene in Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules *cringe*. But definitely not this one. 2Ks super loved it, they enjoyed that short trip 

Brownie point - Huge bathroom area with a bath tub.
The panoramic view of the pool. One on the far left, one in the middle, one on the right. And not seen here are the adults pool (1.8m), the jacuzzi pool, and another kiddy pool. Super huge right? 
Khayr's favourite part of the pool. Heh.

I was being that annoying instagram wife/mother - trying to have a flat lay of my 3Ks. Hehehehe.
My definition of vacation - stuffing myself silly with junk food. #dietdontcare

View from the lift in the morning of our day 2. We were rushing thinking after breakfast mesti ramai yang nak mandi pool before check-out. Turned out we were rushing only to an empty pool! :)

Alhamdulillah for the good ending in year 2015 ✿◕ ‿ ◕✿

Wednesday, 6 January 2016

The one with... new year, new routine.

This year Khayr turns 6 and Kazim turns 4 (they've been pestering me since last year on when can they change their age to an additional 1 year  -_____-' sigh why would you want to grow up so fast, kids?).

Khayr continues to go to his previous kindy - a senior already by now woohoo while Kazim starts a new routine of going to a playschool. Lain pulak rasa nya sekarang having to send Kazim to a playschool, maybe because he's the youngest so in our eyes, he's still a baby. Heh. Unlike masa hantar Khayr dulu, we felt he was more than ready to go.

That obligatory my-fist-day-of-school pose :)

Alhamdulillah his first day went well. He adapted so very well that I felt comfortable having to be there only on his first day. Maybe because he's a frequent to that place masa Khayr attended the same program 2 years ago :)

Well whatever it is go make new friends and make new memories, son!

So this year with Kazim going to school means we have new routine at home. Here's to a great year ahead~*! Wishing the same for you too :)