Saturday, March 30, 2013

Happy 8 Months Old, Nic Boy!

Mummy, I need more breakfast!
Nicholas is 8 months old today! I find it rather challenging to have a boy after having two girls. They do challenge what you think is normal. My two girls were relatively good babies. Now, this Nic Boy, he is a handful. He wouldn't stop moving even in his sleep. He doesn't want to be weaned off breastmilk (ok, that's not his fault! hahaha). He doesn't take to semi solids easily - alto he is doing way better now with porridge on the menu.

But, being an active baby, he is ahead in his physical milestones. He is already standing with support, able to let go one hand and also sit back down after he stands. *sigh* Trust me when I say we are tired out by him, he wakes up even thru the night.. despite tanking up on food/milk.

So at 8 months old.. He still isn't showing signs of growing his precious pearly whites, he doesn't babble much but squeals a lot to show he is excited/happy. I must say... he is also one heck of a tenacious boy! He never gives up when he wants to touch something. He can go on and on, trying to grab a laptop/phone/remote.

Happy 8 months old, Nic Boy! Mummy and Daddy loves you despite the sleepness nights you give us.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Nicholas' 1st Airshow

Last Saturday, my hubs decided impromptu-ly that he wanted to go to Sentosa to watch Breitling Jet Team's airshow. It was the team's first Singapore performance. Frankly I was hesitant.. The darkening sky, the oppressive heat, a Saturday afternoon on a hot beach is not really my thing.

But boy, was I glad that Nic Boy went to the airshow. He was fascinated by the sand, the people and the flying thingys (the jets) in the sky. Alto, he didn't quite like the heat. Being fair skin like me, I could totally understand why. We burn just too easily!

We got there at about 1.50 p.m., we got really lucky with the parking and managed to parked in a shelter lot. Then, did a short walk towards Siloso Beach..

I stayed under the shade with this boy.
Mummy, why are we on a hot beach today?
While the two girls headed off to the open beach with Daddy. Belle isn't too happy with getting sand into her shoes..
The two sisters:- One happy, the other not.
We had to wait for a while, even though the event says it starts at 2.. The boy was starting to get restless and really hot, so I took him out of the stroller. No, he doesn't like pictures..

And then, it started! It was amazing..

Daddy's impromptu outing was a success, in return, he allowed Mummy to go shopping for a few hours at Vivocity.. And everyone had a good long day. The End

Friday, March 8, 2013

Interesting Find: Yogurt Mover by Nude Food Movers

Ever since my eldest started primary school, I've been racking my brains how to get her to eat healthily in school. So far, I've not done a really good job.. but I'm working on it! I had a list of interesting snacks to try and one of them was to bring yoghurt with frozen fruit. However, in this humid hot weather, yoghurt would go bad really quick even with frozen fruit in it to keep it "cool". I hesitated until I spotted the Yogurt Mover by Nude Food Movers (NFM). 
**Oops.. Spot the spelling error - Yogurt Mover!**
Nude Food Movers (NFM) is by Smash that produces lunch boxes, snack boxes, drink wares etc. They strongly believe in eating nutritiously and eliminate the need for portion packing. Everything can be washed and reused easily.  I like them because:- a, they come in really bright gender neutral colours and designs. b, they have containers for EVERYTHING (including muffin cases which I love!). c, they are budget friendly!

The Yogurt Mover comes with a flat spoon, a removable freezer gel compartment and is leak-proof. It is very well designed.. The gel compartment is able to store 1 small tub of yogurt, of course it is definitely much more economical if you scoop out from a huge tub.

Here's what I did. I took a tub of Emmi Swiss yogurt, slightly smaller than a regular tub. I added frozen blueberries that I had in my freezer.. Then just snap it into the outer container..

It should keep it cool for at least 2 hours or more.. I put my daughter's container into her small cooler lunch bag along with her animal biscuits, and pray/hope that she will eat her snack in time during recess!

The Yogurt Mover is sold at most departmental stores. I got mine at Taka for $17. Some Popular stores do carry a limited range of NFM containers. I find the Yogurt Mover is really nifty if you need to keep some snacks cool, especially yogurts and fruits. I prefer fruits to be chilled, it gives fussy eaters a cool treat on a hot day and help keep the fruits fresh longer.

Silence of the "Blog"

So....... Once again, it's been sometime since I blog. *sigh* I've been busy busy busy AND tired tired tired!

It's obviously late now that I am here talking to myself... But I've been trying to find ways to blog "on the go" - it's really just a code phrase for on my phone!

With 3 kiddos (secretly I call them monsters), I find hard press for time to "go potty" without a child following me. Yet, I've a strong urge once in a while to sort out my thoughts here.

It's the beginning of March, spring season brings new life.. New hope! Yadda yadda yadda........ Means new beginnings = new start = new blogging routine??? (Look how warped my chain of thought is!)

So I'm going to try out Blogger's app on my phone. If it doesn't work out, this is going to go to Wordpress. I sincerely do want to blog and hopefully turn it into something bigger than me yakking to myself.

Hopefully I can get my engine started tomorrow or the day after... Perhaps, never? But one definitely can hope! :D