A day out to the bank and FuntopiaΒ 

A very last minute decision to go to the bank! I was ‘ready’ to go when both of them still asleep!πŸ˜ͺπŸ˜ͺ So I woke Noelle up by telling her the ‘plan’ (Funtopia wasn’t in the initial plan though) – she was more excited to ‘get out’ of the house!
So we went to the bank to do a transaction – luckily it was fast enough to contain a kid and a baby – this was without given any priority counter! Then I asked Noelle to choose between going to RT pastry for cakes or supermarket for cheese buns! She choose supermarket but as we walk towards there – she requested to go to the playground. I made her promise that she will behave properly – that is no bullying around. She promised and so we went.
For an hour play, it cost RM10 (Nikki’s free) for the rather small space (as in compared to Molly Fantasy). But it was ‘big’ enough since no one was there. A boy did came for a moment (Noelle even invited him to play) before he joined his elder siblings at the other section. Nikki was having a good time exploring too. When it was almost time, Nikko started to cling – indicating she wants milk/nap! So I went out with Nikki and told Noelle to go few more rounds before times up! 
Noelle obliged to get out of the playland and so we went to the supermarket. She wanted her cheese bun and told me she wanted to sit in the trolley to eat while I shop for some groceries (that also mean I have to ‘starve’ myself till we reach home πŸ˜… never mind as long as I get peace). She also requested for coconut and yogurt (which she said that she will eat after we return home). After the quick buy, we walked back to the train station (which by then Nikki napped) and Noelle choose to go for a longer ride (as usual). She was particularly happy that she saw a ‘friend’ (meaning someone of her size πŸ˜‚) and for the first time she was allowed to get to see the direction of the train from the front panel (as the little girl was doing so; I permitted her). Noelle was mimicking the girl the whole time. And she was asking ‘why’ non stop!πŸ˜ͺ till the lady beside us couldn’t contain her laughter! We went down few stations before her ‘friend’ and went to the other direction to get back home. 
Today’s day out is rather peaceful – without much frustration – just that mama was dying of hunger and thirst (thankfully the promoter at the supermarket offered me his sample orange juice πŸ˜‚) plus I wanted to pee!
One of the lessons for Noelle today at the train station (on our way to the bank) was helping the blindman. The man was with his walking stick and sort of directionless. With Noelle by my side, I led the man to the escalator. I didn’t know that this has a big impact to Noelle until she kept mentioning ‘mama helped friend to the stairs (which she meant escalator)’ as we walked by home!

Perpustakaan Komuniti MBPJ

Granted her wish to visit the ‘library’! (Thanks to My Little Pony cartoonπŸ™„) Admission is free. We haven’t try borrowing yet! 
We are actually impressed with the varieties of books there….really! 😊
She had fun flipping books and saying out ‘words’ loud in the children section! πŸ™„ Then, at adult section, she was ‘running around’ in between the book shelves πŸ˜ͺπŸ˜“! We have to constantly remind her to be silent (as she is in her usual loud mode)! πŸ˜“

At the end, she says ‘library is boring!’ πŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ˜…
But we will surely return one day! 😊

Pervert on the run?

We were in Popular Bookstore at Paradigm Mall (about 9pm 18.11.16). Hubby was looking at books and it was my turn to look after Noelle while babywearing Nikki. While I was looking at Noelle, Nikki wanted to be breastfed. So I just breastfed her as usual in the carrier. 
Then this man (the one in red shirt) was peeping from far. I did notice him for a while and thought maybe ‘I think too much’. He was wandering at the kids books section – we actually exchanged glances few times. I tried covering as much as possible while Nikki was breastfeeding. Since Noelle was sitting at a spot and ain’t moving, I tried making moves around Noelle and saw him continue to peep on me/us. 
Next he went one round – as in walking over to the stationary section and then came back to the kids section – this time with his mobile phone on his hand. Instantly, I thought to myself if he was about to snap photos of me breastfeeding Nikki. I stared at him again and he saw me staring at him – so he moved away.
By then, Noelle decided to change spot and we moved further into the kids book section (right where this photo was taken). He came and peep at us again! This time I took out my phone and took this photo. He saw me taking this photo. Right after that, he just walked out of Popular!πŸ˜’
Whatever his intention to peep on me/my boobs/my kids – just a reminder to all – be careful of your surroundings wherever you are!
Good night!

Our sanity day out v2

Since papa has been running late and we are left with not ‘much’ veggie in the fridge, mama decided to bring them on the train to the latest village grocer! 
They woke up pretty early today and so we set off early. The plan was ‘outlined’ and approved by Noelle – so no major hiccups. We just went to the supermarket, ate at the cafe and drop by at the bookshop before taking a ‘longer’ train ride home!

Oh ya, we also went to the mailbox to post a mail – that is addressed to Noelle and Nikki; something that my friend encouraged me to do with Noelle (a preschool activity)! 

Noelle actually remembers the route and the things that we saw previously. The new things that we noticed was ‘cleany’ (from Robocar) – the cleaning machine at the mall and the trail of ants 🐜 as we walked home! It was also drizzling when we were in the train (on our return way home) – so she gets to experience the rain drops falling onto the train windows. Fortunately it did not rain when we arrived at our station and on our path back home! Noelle did obediently hold hands and listen to mama (except not sitting properly in the cafe and train – few moments πŸ”₯πŸ˜’).

Our sanity day out v1

We were supposed to go to Funtopia but when we arrived there Noelle is too ‘tiny’ for the big slide and only allowed the smaller playground – which she refused to go. She was very disappointed and cried there! I bought her a Peppa book from Book Xcess. 

Still showing her disappointment, we went to RT pastry cafe for our early lunch. (She actually told me she didn’t want to go home when we walked out of the mall.) So, I successfully ate with two girls in the cafe for the first time (Nikki woke half way – so was juggling midway).

 After getting her cheese cake, Noelle was happy enough. I asked her if she wanted a longer train ride or a ride straight home. She choose a longer ride – so we went few stations ahead before making a u-turn back home.

It was also an educational trip for Noelle – we spoke a lot on the way (walking, on the train, in the cafe) – also to keep her focus!

Getting better in handling knife @ 3y8m8d

We bought strawberries today! Noelle helped with the cutting and storing into a bag to freeze; in preparation to make the strawberry sorbet that she enjoys slurping! 😁

She has been very careful with handling the knife now since she cut her little finger once last year (of course, I still remind her to focus and look at her fingers)!

Video <here>

Our offer buy strawberries RM10 (they are quite ripe, but alright for us since we are freezing them for sorbet)!

Keeping Chinese parsley fresh

Keeping one week (to be exact 6 days) supply of Chinese parsley (for Noelle’s bath) fresh in the fridge😁😁

First, trim off the roots.

Because of space limitation on the fridge, I wrap the bottom part with wet tissues (Google says soak them in water).

Then cover the leaves with plastic! Store in fridge and wet the tissues in few days! 

Actually it is for this little stubborn part of her feet, but I think it does no harm for her to bath her whole self with the parsley water.

Happy birthday to myself!

Thank you all for all the birthday wishes! This marks the end of my birthday 17.08.16!
This year is so special in the sense – most of you made me feel like I just won GOLD for Olympics Super Mum medal! 😁Thank you very much! 😘
Thank you to my hubby especially for the surprise (*cough* flower), meals, caring the kids so that I can relax and eat properly plus doing some (actually one only πŸ˜‚) of the house chores! 😝😘
Wish was granted – both kiddos took more than an hour nap today simultaneously!😊 Plus today both behaved quite well! 😘 (today I DIDN’T scream at all πŸ˜‚ or maybe I contained myselfπŸ™„)
Ok! Back to peasant life tomorrow….😩😩

I received the flowers yesterday in the midst of a tense day. And the delivery man kept ringing the doorbell when I just put Nikki to nap! πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯ But when I saw the flower, I was about to burst into laughter! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
To confirm the reason that it was ticklish to me (who knows I have other fanzie send me flowers), I asked the delivery man ‘from who’ with a reply ‘tak tau la, you sendiri baca’!πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ No time to read the long message but read the last word ‘husband’ – that confirm why it was ‘funny’ (actually I duno why it was so funny – maybe so long didn’t receive flowers from himπŸ˜‚).
As usual, Noelle thought it was for her! πŸ™„πŸ™„ but when I asked her who send to her, her reply was ‘uncle’! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Free coffee from spending above RM50 in Hero supermarketΒ 

Ended the day with free coffees from grocery shopping in Hero mart! 
First time having it in this particular outlet – we usually pass to the staff or any customers who are shopping there – daily mad night rush, can’t even stop for the coffee!
Today Noelle was behaving well and Nikki was awake – so we had the coffees! (Just coincidentally we had to split bills-so two coffees.)
Nice short break – with Noelle questioning us over and over again πŸ˜ͺπŸ˜ͺ on why her mini brochure is missing from her egg candy* plus walking Nikki around the bakery. 
*How did we answer her?

First attempt – the factory forgotten to put in the brochure πŸ™„πŸ™„πŸ™„ (repeated few times)
Second attempt – just now there were soooooo many eggs, but you choose this particular oneeeeee! So LUCKY you!!! Get the one without brochure!!!!πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ (repeated twice)
Third attempt – told you to choose out of the sooooo many, you choose this πŸ”₯πŸ”₯ and it turns out without brochure πŸ˜’πŸ˜’ it is your fault πŸ˜’πŸ˜’πŸ˜’πŸ˜’ (no repeat)