Making memories in hubby’s company event

This is the second year we joined hubby’s current company’s family day event! We had a better time this year – maybe because they are more grown up this year or the crazy numbers of bouncy castles 😱put on! They had many other kids and family competition which we didn’t take part. They also had many games too – which we avoid entering.

The kids enjoyed the mini petting zoo and the sand art activity.

We also managed to eat our lunch there 🤣 (last year, we failed to)! We spent five hours there! 😱🙄🤣

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Love it that increasingly Noelle plays the big sister role – taking care and protecting Nikki especially when we do outdoor and when we are in the crowd!

And Nikki has increased her bravery level a lot (with Noelle around). So today is one of Nikki’s craziest day. Also, my second baby turns 2y9m today! 😆

3 more months to big 3 and big 6! 😦🤭 I feel old lehhhh….

Though we stay under one roof (or to be precise in a unit🙄🤣), we don’t get to spend a lot of time together on a daily basis!

So we hope to make each weekend a ‘story’ worth telling! And today we had have one!

It doesn’t matter where we go, as long as we are happy together and building meaningful memories…😘

Credit to Noelle, holding the wefie stick 😆

Raisin chocolate chips yogurt muffins

Adapted from Nestle’s yogurt recipes booklet (which I found while decluttering 🤣) – original recipe was mango muffins

A lot of agak-agak as I didn’t have enough plain yogurt in fridge! I didn’t have dried mango, so used raisins. It turns out quite good! 😛

Ingredients (approximately) and steps

1. Mix 100g butter and 60g caster sugar.

2. Add one egg and mix. Then add another egg and mix (so total 2 eggs)

3. Add in 1 tsp vanilla essence, 100g plain yogurt and raisins/chocolate chips per liking.

4. Sift in 200g cake flour, 1 tsp baking powder and 1/2 tsp baking soda. Fold in.

5. Add in 100 ml milk.

6. Divide into muffin pans (I ended up with 12 muffins)

7. Bake in preheated oven of 200 degree celcius for 20-30 minutes.

Resilience day out!

Nothing challenging for Noelle 🤭🤣 but it was a good exposure for Nikki – who is ‘afraid’ of strangers! (She runs away and hide behind of me whenever she sees someone unfamiliar approaching her)

Initially Nikki didn’t want to join but seeing jeh jeh queuing up and taking part; she also follows! She finished up all the ‘obstacles’ with a super cool face! 😂 it was a ‘relieved’ to me that she allows another person(s) to handle her!

They were given a certificate and an ice cream (with permission from parents) after the challenge.

** Aptagro is a formula milk company/organiser; and taking part in the event – does not mean we endorse it! My girls are fully breastfed but I don’t bother about how others feed their kids (as long as they/you don’t bother me). Every mum has every right to feed their kids their way (including junk, outside food, etc). Breastfed and home cooked still the best for us! 😘😊😆

They did give out sample milk on the spot (but not pushy at all). Noelle tried and finished it up because she was thirsty 🤣(after playground). Nikki tried a sip and passed back to me. 🙄 I had to ‘glurp’ it down, feel ‘geli’ drinking actually (🤭awful taste – sorry la, not bias. I was a formula fed baby who once love Fernleaf 🤣 and remember it tasted quite nice last time).

Patience is a virtue 😁

After 3 days (tries), Noelle finally caught her 1,2,3,4,5 and 6 fishes! 😆😆 From disappointment to ‘victory’! The super trill face of catching the first fish to the next, and next and next….!! At one of her catch, she caught two fishes at one go (so proclaim herself more skilful than mama!🙄🤣 which I don’t doubt her!)

This can be very addictive (I admit that because it was addictive to me too🤭🤣)! If not because Nikki wants to go to the playground, I think she will try even longer. She finally called it a quit when she had more fishes than me (I stopped scooping at 4🤭😆 – told you addictive lor!)

I repeatedly told her that ‘this is because you kept trying and did not give up! You are being very patience.’ 😊

After the catch, she repeatedly tell me that she is very happy today! 😁😁😁

Swiss roll with choco peanut butter filling

My first successful Swiss roll with choco peanut butter filling – far from perfect and more room for improvement (on rolling, filling and cutting), but I am still happy with it 😆

Recipe adapted from Long Yen and keeping in mind tips from Zac Ng (for this I have to say, don’t simply google but follow well known bakers’ recipe 😂) I did watch YouTube on how to roll, but no time to wait for it to cool down completely


*5 egg yolk

*3.5 tbsp corn oil

*1/2 tsp vanilla extract

*4 tbsp full cream milk

*1 tbsp caster sugar

*3/4 cup sifted cake flour

*5 egg white

*2tbsp caster sugar


1. Lightly whisk egg yolk with sugar.

2. Add in oil and vanilla extract, stir to combine.

3. Add in milk, combine well.

4. Sieve in flour. Mix well. Set aside.

5. Beat egg white till the mix starts to foam.

6. Gradually add in sugar (make sure you don’t add all at once, add in gradually). Beat till egg white forms soft peak.

7. Take 1/3 portion of egg white and use spatula to mix with egg yolk mix. Do not over mix. Just gently mix to combine.

8. Fold the balance of egg white mix with egg yolk mix. Combine well.

9. Pour batter into swiss roll pan lined with non-stick parchment paper.

10. Gently knock the swiss roll pan on the kitchen counter a few times to remove air pockets trapped in the batter.

11. Bake in preheated oven at 200degree C for 18min at second lowest rack.

I will try more pro recipe from Zac Ng after improving my basic skills 😁

My pan was 25cm x 30cm – and I was wondering if I should roll at 25cm or 30cm 🙄

Teatime after school is ready

Our beautiful little adventure to Batu Caves

When we were in Minnature Wonderland yesterday, we saw the colourful steps (not updated to the rainbow steps yet though) of Batu Caves. And immediately, Noelle was fascinated with it and wish to go! I told them that it was recently refurbished to rainbow steps! That made her more excited! Plus Batu Caves has always been our plan, but we kept delaying it! 🙄🤣 Because we ‘feel’ we will end up carrying up all of them up the stairs (why la torture ownself?🤭🤣).

So, we set off today to Batu Caves! It was rather jam as we moved close to the temple. We ended up parking by the roadside before the traffic light (which was a wise decision) and walked towards the place! It was kinda of crowded (but surely not as crowded as Thaipusam). The colourful steps really look amazing though we always pass by without stopping! It was kinda steep. We tried walking into the Dark Cave (and there’s an entry fee to it). So, we continued upwards to the grand cave. Many monkeys around, so be careful of your belongings (generally, no feeding monkeys but people still do). A lot of devotees also today.

Both Noelle and Nikki completed their 272 steps up; which surpass our expectation. They started feeling tired after that – so hubby carried Nikki downwards (which was actually a little ‘scary’ especially when I was baby wearing Norrah and holding Noelle’s hand). Noelle, being the ‘obedient’ one, walked down herself (though starting to fuss – bribery words: ice water? ice cream? – down there). So, we finally completed our steps! ✌🏻✌🏻

No entrance fee, but we can make donation into their donation box. I was in short pants and hence need to rent their scarf to cover my legs (so either wear long pants or bring own scarf next time). We paid RM5 for rental of the scarf and were refunded RM2 upon exit.

Noelle was really excited before set off – we even asked her to eat more for breakfast so that she has energy – which she did – pizza, donut, guo Ling guo and kurma milk! 😆 on the way there, she was eating her cone too!