Healthy and yummy snack – Petit Miam Yoplait and Dairy Farmers

I received a text last week from Lions Drink & Dairy that they will be sending us some samples. And today they arrived!

They are a dozen each of Dairy Farmers and Petit Miam Yoplait squeezed pouch – different flavours! They are my kids’ favourite! My eldest girl prefers this compared to its competitor brand – more natural fruit flavoured taste (compared to ‘tooth paste’ taste on the competitor brand๐Ÿ˜‚)!

And of course, my middle child loves them too! Her remark was ‘good’ <video> for the Petit Miam Yoplait banana flavoured ! She even ate the Dairy Farmers thick and creamy caramelized fig – which she can’t stop eating. She was beyond words to describe it, I guess ! <video>.

Thanks Lion Drinks & Dairy for the samples!

Disclaimer: This isn’t a paid advertisement but the samples are free, of course! And we are not required to write a review on the products!

Positive, positive ๐Ÿ’ช๐ŸปโœŒ๐Ÿป

Today is a finer day (despite after a long weekend)! โœŒ๐ŸปJust a little difficult to wake her up – but fooled around with her for 10-15 min then everything turns normal. She wanted papa to bath her and she even splashed water on him. Then she had breakfast, a raisin bun while playing with her time table! She was all fine until towards the end when she waited abit too long for papa today. Papa sent her off with everything looking good!

When we picked her up today, before I could ask her how was her day, she started asking me ‘mama what did you do today?’ ๐Ÿ˜‡ heart melted liao – then I described whatever I did including those things specially related to her such as making mango ice cream and tidying her toys!

I took advantage of the sample yogurts that we received today. I brought one pouch (in the cooler bag) along and put it on her booster seat in the car. I told her she was ‘rewarded’ for not crying when waking up; but I added that it could be better if she wakes up without hassle – hinting that she can further improve by sleeping early! She was indeed surprised and feel very happy.

So as we drove home, she became quite chatty too! She ate rice that tastes like ‘rice’ ๐Ÿคฃ She described to me again that they put their hands at the back when food is served – and everyone has to say out ‘teacher eat. Everyone eat’! ๐Ÿ˜‚Then she told me there were seven of them in class. She said that she played the piano, painted fish and played ‘make a string phone’ (she described to me – cups and string to talk to one another). I asked if she started writing – and said she did write today! (Anyway, the principal told me that she is catching up!)

All in all, today is a good school day. Hope this signifies a better start to future school days!

Mama feels more at peace, today!

A magical Christmas tale at The Curve

Last year, The Curve put a magnificent show called Princess Anastasia , which Noelle enjoyed a lot! This year it is quite similar but fewer characters. And Noelle ‘didn’t like it’; she developed some sort of ‘fear’! ๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ™„ (probably kisah pergi sekolah๐Ÿ˜”)! But Nikki enjoyed it. She stood there for the whole 20 minutes without moving!

The Christmas decoration at The Curve this year is better though!

Hang in there! Hang in there!

This week is one of the hardest weeks so far during motherhood years (4y11m)! I am going on an emotional turmoil! How could I be should emotional when it is just my (eldest) girl going to school? Can I just shake it off – I have just one less to care for half a day?๐Ÿ˜”๐Ÿ˜”๐Ÿ˜”๐Ÿ˜” No, I couldn’t careless!

I care ALOT about her feelings and how she will face it! And because of that – my emotions is going on a roller coaster ride! When she leaves home feeling sad or saying ‘I want mama’, I feel just very down. ๐Ÿ˜ขWhen she is away, I am ‘worried’ ๐Ÿ˜จ(and further down if she cried when she left!) The best part is picking her up – to see her happy face (hearing her call mama out when she sees me out of the car) – I feel so relieved! ๐Ÿ˜ŠEven happier when both the siblings playing together so hard because they miss one another. ๐Ÿ˜I feel sad/touched with her telling me how much she misses mama, Mei Mei and mui mui! ๐Ÿ˜” (she even remembered that i told her that she can feel mama by touching her heartbeat)! With going to school, she has become more ‘attached’ to me – she wants my attention and hug. Sometimes she comes to me with teary eyes. This coupled with tiredness, sometimes I do get mad๐Ÿ˜ค when her demands become so unreasonable, yet I feel guilty ๐Ÿ˜ซ for feeling mad! The worst thing is she misses papa too and papa is busy with work -coming home late night – imagine she woke herself up at 1130pm to eat and sleep with her papa! ๐Ÿ˜ญ

Seriously, I am goingggg ‘crazy’ soon but I know I have to hang in there! This is just a phase, a transition. Every phase comes with challenges and when it passes – you will just laugh at it! (Says a friend)

In a happier note, today when she saw me – the first thing she told me was – I played at the playground today and we picked leaves! I reminded her isn’t that similar to what we have done in the past. She even told me that there were 5 of them in class today! And she didn’t snack any of her snacks (but will eat them on our way back – which she did)! I saw her water tumbler and question if she finished it. She said yes and she can actually refill it in school!๐Ÿ˜ฎ Then she told me she ate rice, soup and egg for lunch! ๐Ÿ˜ฎI also told her what I (without Nikki in the pic – I didn’t tell her we went post office) did – like cooking, cleaning the kitchen and tidying up the bed! We also laughed about how Nikki slept on the floor while Norrah was on the bouncer. I showed her the picture too! I told her I got her more blueberries, dragon fruit and seaweed noodles from market today. I shared with her what me and Mei Mei ate for lunch too! ALL this small talks would not happen if she didn’t go school! So, I will definitely take this positively!

Anyway, I did hint that she needs to wear the uniform to school tomorrow. And she replied ‘ahaaaa’! (Meaning ok) Will see how it goes tomorrow!

My first born goes to school

Noelle was the reason I turned stay at home mum. Having spent 24/7 together from 13 months old to 59 months old and being the firstborn, every milestone seems more emotional!

Just as planned, we are sending her a year of kindergarten as a transition to primary school! And also, we think she will be ready by then (now)! We have been looking around for a suitable school since early of the year – our criteria – school serves healthy food (junk prohibited) and the kid does not require to bring homework back home! It doesn’t really matter the method of teaching – as long as it makes sense – since Noelle has done fair bit of home schooling with me (and homeschooling doesn’t stop when she goes school)! It seems ‘simple’ criteria but we could say it isn’t that easy to spot one!

We visited the chosen kindy few times – bringing Noelle there twice actually. From excitement, she actually turned skeptical as the days gets closer – making mama panic. I had butterflies in my stomach (I felt like my mama was sending me to school instead ๐Ÿ˜‚)!

Even before she left for school, she said ‘I don’t want to go school’! I told her if she misses us, she could just put her hand on her heart and feel the heart beating which signifies ‘us’! I told her she will be doing the same kind of thing like she used to do with mama except different setting, with teacher and some friends! And when she is back home, everything will be back as usual!

Papa took the job of sending her to school this morning (and every morning) while mama just bid goodbye at our home door (while putting a brave front of her!) It would be a lie if I said I didn’t tear after she left! ๐Ÿ™„I bath her and dress her up this morning (usually she does herself) and even fed her croissant (while playing her cashier thingy) when she was reluctant to eat!

It was a partial relief when hubby said that she bid goodbye to him without any tear; only looking down! Much more relief to hear from the principal (when we picked her up) that she didn’t cry at all thoroughout the session! (I am pretty ‘sensitive’ on this cry issue because I was once in her shoes before – and I was always a laughing stock because of this crying issue!)

First day – everything was fine with her! She showed her smiling face when we picked her up! There were two trial kids – the other kid did cried but Noelle didn’t. The principal mentioned that she just stared at the crying friend. The only comment made by the principal was Noelle hasn’t adjust to her eating time. They gave them bread at around 9sth and she told the teacher she was hungry at around 10sth. Fortunately I packed some snacks for her in the bag. (In fact, Noelle told me that she told teacher she needed to eat blueberries as she was having flu! ๐Ÿ˜‚) I told her principal it was because Noelle enjoys snacking when she’s at home! The principal also mentioned that she was adjusting well with the clique of friends.

It is a good start – because what we expect is that she will be as happy as she is usually!

Back at home, she can’t stop telling us that she is 6 years old – though she is just gonna turn 5yo this month end (so difficult to explain – as she will be in the 6yo class in Jan 18)! She starts in Dec as the principal wanted to assess her before placing her in either of the 6yo classes!

Noelle didn’t really sound exactly like she is excited for tomorrow but she did tell me the kind of snack she wants me to pack for her tomorrow. Also, she did mention her desire to have the same dress as her friends (uniform)!

Today the whole family came picked her up from school – tomorrow it will be just mama, Mei Mei and mui mui. Yes, we have a new schedule to adapt to!

Of course, Mei Mei misses her Jeh Jeh a lot!

Happy 6th wedding anniversary

Today marks our 6th wedding anniversary! We didn’t have any fanciful celebration but we went through errands (together with our three girls, of course) as any other weekends! In fact, we have more to do today compared to usual weeks! Tired is the word to describe BUT we are contented. I guess we are both more tired than six years ago when we went through the Chinese wedding ceremony and dinner!

Though I wish, our marriage is no fairy tale. We have undergone many ups and downs (which include the kids’ tantrum) especially this year – we stick through thick and thin; we support one another and that’s where we become great ‘partners’!

We ended today with a ‘bear’ theme dinner – which of course the two elder girls enjoyed the most!

We don’t usually do dinner outside! So, we do enjoy and appreciate every moment when we eat out! <video>

This cafe is perfect for kids! In fact, we didn’t to bother about the noise the girls made because the place is packed with kids sound! So, we were just ‘cool’ having dinner with most liked minded parents who just need a break to eat out (without being judged for having noisy kids๐Ÿคฃ)! I let ‘go’ a little and the kids dine outside completely! They get to choose a cake for their dessert too! It’s their anniversary; not ours! ๐Ÿ™„

Happy 6th wedding anniversary to my beloved hubby and bb! ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜˜

4-5 year old: Interest on board games

Between 4-5 years old, she definitely has developed much interest on board games – especially the snake n ladder kinda game! She’s great in explaining how the games work to whoever she plays with! She can spend playing the game over and over again especially if she can’t manage to win over her opponent! ๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜… <video>