We actually saw the PJ Festival event banner along the roads and then its facebook marketing event two weeks back; so we decided to make a rsvp.
Before we could rsvp for the Saturday’s (29 July), it has been already been filled up! So, we got into the Sunday spot.
It was totally free with many activities suitable for kids to adults – bouncy castle with giant slide, pottery, releasing fire lanterns to the revamped lake, terrarium workshop and few other games.
Each rsvp could bring an adult with kids. In the welcome bag, we were also given two coupons each for free popcorns, ice creams and fun rolls!
We had a good two hours there!
The ‘funfair’ (as termed by this 4y7m2d) gave her a memorable night! From the point we left the PJ festival to getting home, going to bed, waking up, having breakfast and lunch – she has been talking about it!
We are ‘happy’ that we could create memories for her through simple, spontaneous fun! It was a free event and few roads away from our place! Sometimes it is about doing something out of routine!
I never really pumped during Nikki’s. Medela freestyle was left redundant (I will check if it is working tomorrow and charge it, just for emergency use). For Nikki, our breastfeeding journey preparation include Medela breast milk collector (which is currently still in good condition and well kept, after I was using it for 1-2 months), we bought some breastmilk bags (which aren’t used at all) and a mummy (who is now gifted with a baby boy 😊) did gave me reuseable some breast milk bottles! We even have a preloved Phillips sterilizer – not used!
All in all, everything is in order for our next breastfeeding journey.
So this round we just get this Real Bubee Silicone breast milk pump/collector – sort of a manual pump, which I foresee will be handy when breast gets engorged on the first three days! This isn’t a very expensive investment – just RM35 a set of 2 that comes with lids!
✌🏻Looking forward or rather I am ready for the next breastfeeding journey! 😁😁😁
*fingers crossed – hope it will be as easy as Nikki’s (actually Noelle’s was quite smooth, only that she had colic and an excessive need to suckle 😅)
I am just a stay at home mum (sahm) with no income and limited savings. I don’t need to impress others and people won’t benefit anything from being my ‘followers’. This would also mean that friends I made come with no motive!
True friendship is limited but I can assure you that there are great people out there (unrelated to us) who give a helping hand/ advice without expecting anything in return! Sincerely thank these people for being here for us!
We have met fabulous people in my 3.5 years journey as sahm!
Sending positive vibes to all mummies, be it sahm or full time working mums!
I am on facebook to keep myself relevant. It can be quite lonely just being around the kids. I gave myself chance to make more friends (and yes i have growing number of friends compared to when I was working). i post updates to keep memories (and somehow it inspired some of you indirectly – sorry to say, it was never meant to be an inspiration😛 and on the other hand, i know it did somehow create some sense of competition – hence the “grimblings” or green eyes monsters).
But in the midst of all these, I am busy juggling with two kids (their activities, daily routines, etc), currently also in the stage of preparing for the new baby and i’m still battling morning sickness at night. All these – without any help (especially if my hubby has to come home late from work or has business dinners). And yet some still think I have time and leisure to gossip about them or coerce them to think/do alike (is like ‘for what’ – can it lighten my daily burden?). If you ever feel that, so ‘sorry’ about that – i have no time/energy to put up a battle. And a kind reminder that there is always the “unfriend” and “block” button if you think I am ‘stalking’ on you.
Never let negative people suck up your power! – Nicole Lee
There was this free event when we happened to be there today!
Noelle was excited to join but we find her feeling bored 🙄🙄thorough the 45 minutes session.
Probably the activity wasn’t really for her age (she wasn’t the youngest there though) plus ‘poor’ explanation and guidance given (not only her feeling bored actually)!
Time reviews why certain people were critical about the choices i made.
I have learn to be so busy improving myself that I have no time to bother those who were critical of me or even for me to criticise others. Do not take my silence as defeat. I am thankful that I don’t have to hurt others for me to feel better about myself.
Yes, I could have made different choices in life but I did what I did. The key is I refuse to please others at the expense of my emotional well being!
I am not who I was. I have moved on. And that’s part of growing up/old!
One thing for sure is that I would continue to be self reliant to avoid being told that I am “indebted” to those people who gave out “that” little help!
Thank you Aunty Rachel Ong for this gift! She has been pestering me to do this with her since yesterday but I was rather ‘busy!! 😝 So today finally sat down with her to do it! She was initially very excited to start with it.
At the beginning, she even asked me to sit back and ‘mama play with your phone’ (as she wanted to ‘surprise’ me with the outcome) and she was singing/talking all by herself…..until she started to feel bored! 🤣🙄 Towards the end, she actually told me she ‘cannot’ complete it – but I insisted that she finished it up (lecture her – finish up something that she started 😒).
She did made some mistakes because she wasn’t too focus (or rather playful) and also she cut off the thread when I walked away to get more thread! 😒 Perseverance was there – as we sat there one hour to do – fully focus on this one activity! She has another bag of this craft – not too sure if she wants to do it again! 😂 Anyway, she was happy with the outcome!
Last week mama Rachel told me that she wanted to send me some ‘gifts’ on Monday. Since Heidi is off from school today, I invited them for an impromptu play date cum (simple) lunch too! I told Noelle about Heidi – new ‘girl’ friend and she was excited about it (the night before). She even reminded me to wake her up early the next day!
We ended up a fairly gentle play without (I don’t think there was any) fight – just gentle reminders to take turn and share. It was just Nikki who was messing around them! 🤣
After their lunch, Noelle wanted ice cream and so they queued up for it while I scoop it out. Noelle wanted to be the second recipient (after Nikki) but then I reminded her to give way to her ‘guest’ (Heidi) – and to much surprise, she actually gave it! 😊
This is our first meet up though we have been facebook friends for 3 years or so. Not that we speak to each other often, but we do follow each other’s facebook closely – so we are no strangers between us (the mummies). The meet up also allowed us to know each other more!
We get to decide the ‘legacy’ we want to leave. We don’t have to stand by a ‘legacy’ that doesn’t fit into our own character and faith.
Some want to live in the past, some want to show their material world, some only know ‘eat, play, travel and sleep (making no contribution), some want to live in the game of ‘luck’, some want to remain as ‘shoe polisher’, some just want to be followers and so forth. We don’t have to be similar to them! We can be the changer – for our future.
Our life is the message to the world (especially to our own kids). Make sure its inspiring! – Create a legacy of impact!
You have got a story to write today!
What we need: milk, food colouring, cotton bud and dish wash
We just need water, sugar and dish wash with the ratio 4:2:1!
Pour in 4 tbsp of water!
Add 2 tbsp sugar.
Add in 1 tbsp dish wash.
Stir to dilute sugar!
Get your gloves on before blowing the bubbles. The bubbles would burst if it has skin contact!
There you go!
Be gentle to the bubbles!
We had almost an hour fun with it! <video>