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How to synchronise them??

Few weeks back Bray and Ethyl was deposited at Mil’s place.  I came home and saw the 2 little youngest one playing and interacting with each other.  So cute! Thus I thought I wanna snapped a pic of the duo.  Little did I know that the job can be so tough.  It is practically impossible to get both of them to look the same way at the same time….

The pics turned out like this :

 

The best shot i got was this :

At least they were synchronized for once!! And guess what attracted the duo??  TV ads….

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A Sweet Whisper

While playing FB games in my room, I heard this sweet little whisper floating in from the next room :” I love you good night, Kenji..”  follow by a soft muah.

That’s from none other than my first born… His baby brother had fallen asleep but he did not forget to wish him goodnight and gave him a goodnight kiss.  I find it awfully sweet 🙂

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I got this gift from a vendor.  Cute not??

I like it alot!! I think my morning coffee is gonna taste so much sweeter from now on!! *beam* I’m gonna bring it to office so that whenever i need a break I’ll have my kids to accompany me, how nice!

Since I am clearing my leave, I made myself breakkie this morning.  I just go for some simple french toast since I got leftover bread in the kitchen.

I used the recipe from the same book which I got for the scrambled eggs.  I didn’t really like it cos the french toast tasted soggy and too milky to me.  I like my french toast more eggy rather than milky.  I’ve got some more bread slices in the kitchen expiring soon..probably I’ll try making some again tomorrow.  I’ll omit the milk and see whether the whole thing will be less soggy and more eggy.

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The pair of lounging brothers

I realise my elder boy is very good at making himself feels at home and comfy in all sorts of places.  You can find him sprawling across Macdonald’s bench enjoying his ice cream, walking in a leisure pace, taking in scenery while the mum is jumping up and down way in front of him trying not to be late for work, sitting on the floor of shops trying out shoes etc etc.  I always joke that he should be borned an australian not Singaporean.. He seems to be oblivious to our local fast pace whereas the mum is a kanjiong spider who is forever hurrying to places while this boy will take his own sweet time in everything he does….  Sometimes I wonder whether I should slow down and see things from his point of view,  at his pace but I just don’t seems to have the patience…..

See how this boy “parked” himself and savor the mango pudding which I served him?

He looks so relaxed right?? When i bought this chair for him.. it seemed to fit him nicely but now it looks as if it’s a tad too small for him….. He has grown much taller over the past few months.

Ok let’s look at the younger one now.  I noticed he is slowly learning this lounging habit from the elder brother.  When he wants to watch TV, he’ll know how to hunt for a comfortable parking space.  You will never see him sitting on the cold hard floor.  We finally got a playmat for the boy and that has since became his parking spot.

2 nights ago, didi actually decided to spend his night out in the living room, on the mat.  He made himself so comfy on the mat that he fell asleep there.  KorKor got really excited and grasp this “camping” opportunity.  He diligently went into their room and move out all their pillows, bolsters and blankets.  Including the dad’s hahahahha.  He even crafted nicely a spot for himself and another spot beside him for the dad.

Of course the dad ain’t too happy that he’s been dictated to squeeze with the boys on that piece of mat and right at the spot where the balcony use to be.  After some negotiation, Dec let the dad off the hook and the dad was “granted permission” to sleep on the sofa which was just a few steps away.  I was sniggering at the corner feeling glad that I was not summon out for the “camping” as well.  phew!!! 

Guess what?? The 3 males are out in the living room again tonight!! hhahahahah I hope this will just be a passing fad for the boys.  Otherwise I will seriously consider renting out their room to earn some extra income hahaha

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Though it’s a long weekend this week, unfortunately we do not have any plans for the boys… Thus we stayed in on yesterday and spend our time on books bakes toys and games. 

The elder boy got my genes when it comes to playing games.  He simply love computer and handheld games.  Since he do not have “I Can Read” class today, I allow him to play some disney online games yesterday morning as he need not do any homework.

I’m glad that at this stage, Kenji is happy with just watching his korkor play.  He is intrigued by mickey and gang hopping around on the screen.  He thought he was watching cartoon. hahah. 

 

I hope the fight to use the comp won’t come so soon.  As it is, I already have Dec fighting with me to use the desktop, DS and Wii… if the little one join in the fight it will be a 3 way competition and I will appear to be a lousy mum for fighting with the boys.  But hey!! Games are my main hobby other than reading!!  Since the 2 little ones are occupied and as usual the dad is snoring away, I’ve got some time to myself so I started reading  my newly acquired book – Management Lessons from Mayo Clinic.  I only managed to cover 1 chapter but it’s a pretty interesting read and it’s not just for people from healthcare industry.  It is suitable for people working in the service industry on the whole.  Do pick up this book if you have the time.

In the evening, I finally got the courage to try my hands out at making some snowskin mooncakes.  The recipe looked simple enough, no bake.  I love to eat mooncakes but I actually prefered the bake ones.  Since I am a newbie at such things, I decided not to be too adventurous and stick to the no bake snowskin mooncakes.  End result as follows :

ehhh i didn’t really handle the moulding too well.. u can see break lines across the patterns :p  I’ll need more practice… Taste wise not sure yet as all of them are still sitting in the fridge and I’ve not touch them yet.  will probably try later and eat them as tea break.  Those who are keen to try can access the recipe here .  I am hoping I will have enough courage to attempt the baked ones next week.   Give me courage!!!

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It’s good to be back at our own place!  I can mess up the kitchen for all I care and there will be no one breathing down my neck ha!  Suddenly felt like being a good mother on Sunday so I woke up slightly earlier wanting to make Pancakes for my kids!  I surfed the web before I hopped into bed the previous night and manage to find a simple enough pancake recipe.

TADAHHHHHH!! My equipment and ingredients for making the pancakes.  There are 2 eggs hiding in the mixing bowl.

I was stupid enough to think that I should beat the egg white till stiff manually!!  I was thinking, aiyah just 2 egg white, no need to use the mixer… BIG MISTAKE!  Beating the egg whites nearly killed me….. I was huffing and puffing after the whites looks like it is stiff enough…. effect not perfect but I’m already half dead.. so I made do with what I achieved….  The end product :

First time I am able to achieve fluffy pancakes!! So happy!! It tasted like Mac’s hotcakes albeit a tad dry, wonder is it becos I didn’t handle the egg whites well enough….  I love the recipe! 

 

I spreaded on blueberry jam on one and butter on the other for Dec :

He just got well so I forbidded him to pile Smucker’s Globber Peanut Butter nor Nutella on his pancakes.  Didi went marketing with the dad and ah ma and upon his return, he ate 2 plain ones.

The elder boy wanted to go swimming but weather was bad, thus I had to confine both boys at home.  To help them drive away their boredom, I decided to let them paint in the kitchen.

I can’t let them paint in the living room cos the paint will stained the homo tiles.  The kitchen tiles are hardy so they can mess up the kitchen floor and I got no qualms about it.  It was didi’s first contact with paint brush and colours and he is more interested in tasting the “coloured water”… our heart skipped a few beats when we witnessed him sending the paintbrush to test taste….

In the evening, I decided to mess up the kitchen once again by baking Oatmeal and Raisins Cookies.

Again I got an easy recipe off the net.  I forgot to take pics of the end product though.

I enjoy messing around in the kitchen so far but I hate the washing up……..  I efficiently delegated some of the washing to the dad after I’m done baking :p

I love my new kitchen!!!

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I was made an “unwilling” full time mum for a day yesterday…  Usually during my very precious weekday off, I prefer to enjoy some me time…  For the past months.. all my weekday offs are being spent trapped at home, waiting for various contractors to come and do up their businesses…. This week is the last week that I will get a week day off till 2 months later…. AND I still couldn’t get my much anticipated me time!!

Mil wasn’t free to look after Kenji as she had to prepare for prayers… Dec fell ill and thus couldn’t go to school… so I was kept at home with the 2 boys…  The younger one refused to let me sleep in… he practically dug me out of bed at 9am…..  I was hoping that I could snooze till 11am… sigh….

Pacified him and managed to get another 1+hr lazing in bed.  Woke up at 10+ to cook in my brand new kitchen for the very first time!!  Before this, the operating manual was still stuck on my cooker hood lor… Actually I didn’t really cook lah :p  I just made some grilled cheese sandwich over the fire. hahahha  I know that’s cheating :p

Big one for me, the halves for Declan and the bite sizes for Kenji.  I gave the boys strawberry milk to go with breakkie.  These boys really kept me busy throughout their breakfast with spills overall the place… Kenji dripped his milk all over the living and dining room… i didn’t notice till ants started accumulating around the milk spots and i was wondering how come got black polkadots on my floor…. *faint*..  I cleaned the floor at least 4-5 times to clean up their dropped bits and spilled milk… didn’t really enjoy my breakfast…. not with little Kenji trying to fight with me for my much prized 3-in-1 coffee….

After breakkie (which ended near lunch time!!), I let the boys watched Leap Frog VCD and gave them their toys, while I took some “time off” to go online…Shortly.. Kenji came in to act a drama for me :

Not quite sure what he wanted until I detected a pungent smelll accompanying him…. arghhhhh time to clean up poo…. and so I did…  Following the cleaning up I let him watch Thomas the Tank cartoon while kor kor played with his trains… and not long after this happened:

The drama king was knocked out!  yahooooooo finally me time but it’s time to cook lunch for the boys lor… and the naggy Dec is hounding me at my back to take over my computer for his games…….

No choice but to give in to my first born…. while I mess around the kitchen to make lunch…

*Simmer simmer simmer* what’s cooking?  As if I am cooking up a storm but chey! It’s just some simple tasteless macaroni with prawn balls and mixed vege only lah.

Poor thing leh my kids… cos the mummy can’t really cook…. simple food like the above also turn out too bland :p but never mind… I console myself that it is a healtier choice.  Kenji down the whole bowl while Dec only ate the prawn balls… never give me face one….  The rest I settled them myself…

Fortunately after our late lunch (around 3+pm) my sis and bro in law came over to help entertain the kids.  Yippeeeeeeeeeee  time off for me again.  I forget to add that the boys created a war zone in my living room with their toys slew all over the place… I didn’t bother to pick them up….. How did u full time mums survive???  I can hardly live pass a day being a full time mum………  You gals are really good!  Respect!

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