I have been so slack with updating my blog.
I can’t believe Christmas is approaching and I still haven’t organise my to-do list.
MIL will be in Melbourne for Christmas this year and it will be a good time for Z to spend time with her grandma.
Z is very excited about the whole Christmas festival and she reckons Santa will be coming to our place through the “chimney”.
The little one has asked Santa to bring her some ice-cream on Christmas day. What a cutie
Swim trial at Kingswim
What a productive Saturday for little Z.
It was Z’s first time in a swimming pool. At first she was very excited about the whole swimming thing and once I got into the pool with her, she was grabbing on to me so tightly. I kept telling her it’s ok and whether she wants to give it a try on the swimming techniques shown by the instructor but she kept saying no. Maybe a few more swim trials will probably build up her confidence in the pool.
After swim class, DJ and I decided to start toilet training for Z. She had 2 accidents at the beginning and after that she did quite well. We had to constantly remind her about whether she need to go to the toilet. We are taking the toilet training slowly and we will still let her wear her nappy when we go out. Can’t imagine myself handling a poo/pee situation in public without freaking out.
Yippee… I am extremely excited about my trip to motherland!
Des’s Japan trip is still up in the air but my trip is a definite CONFIRMED. I wish I could go back for CNY however I had to work around the Japan dates which Des and the gang still have not made the final decision.
I will be flying to KL with Z with our extremely cheap ticket that I scored from Air Asia special promotion. Both our tickets only cost us AUD$800 return and Z has her own seat! lol.
6 months to go…
Birthday card from her roomies
Zarina is 2 now. Her toodlerhood development are consider very advance exept she is still not toilet trained yet. We are looking at going on a full on training when the weather is a bit warmer.
Z can now count 1-10 and she can sing a full version of the ABC song! *proud mommy* lol!
I am trying my best to converse with her in cantonese however Z just tends to ignore me and walk away #superfailed.
She is off the bottle and sleeps on her own in her room. Occasionally … well most of the nights Z tends to wake up at 3am and she comes into my room but I had to be persistent with her sleeping routine.
This year we did not organise a birthday party for Z. We thought we will just keep it simple plus she will not remember at all. On her birthday, we took Z to a nearby buffet joint to celebrate her birthday with her buddy Hayden. Dinner was surprisingly good and Z had 7 serves of jelly. Yup that’s all the birthday girl wanted to have for dinner.
HAPPY 2nd BIRTHDAY Zarina.
You will always be my baby girl.
Hope you had a wonderful birthday.
Every year I get to celebrate my birthday on Queen’s birthday long weekend. This year we decided to spend the long weekend holiday in Sydney. We planned this getaway trip since February.
It will also be last time of Z travelling for free. By July she will have to pay for her own seat which I don’t mind at all because after this Sydney trip, we did learn a lot about travelling with a toddler.
It is not easy to have a toddler sitting on your lap for even an hour. I cannot imagine if I have to travel back to Malaysia with Z on my lap for freaking 8 hours. Thanked god the flight only took us an hour but it was the longest 1 hour we ever experienced.
The hotel which we stayed in more of a boutique/business type of hotel which I find it not quite suitable when travelling with a toddler. The next time we will definitely get a service apartment with a kitchenette so that we can at least be able to buy food and eat in if we were too tired to go out for dinner.
What I like about Sydney is that most of their tourist attraction spots are very close by and can be easily to access i.e walking. We did lots of walking on the 1st and 2nd day. By the end of each the day we couldn’t feel our legs at all. So on the 3rd day, we decided to take the free shuttle bus to Circular Quay.
Zarina loving the bus ride. All happy with big smiles
Sydney Opera House
Z stayed most of the time on her stroller and she was getting very impatient with us. We spent most of our time just nearby our hotel.. not too sure why we didn’t even venture out to Bondi. I was hoping to see the new William and Sonoma store. Oh well maybe next year..
First quarter of the year has just gone. It has been a very hectic month of March when the in-laws were here. DJ and I managed to sneak out for a movie night. We watched Oz. It was a great movie and such a shame we didn’t watch it in 3D instead.
Zarina is growing up very fast and she has been spoilt silly by her grandparents. She loves all the attention that she is getting from her yeh yeh and mah mah. It’s alway good to have MIL around. Wish she could stay longer ..
So far no oversea holidays planned for this year. We have booked a mini getaway in June to Sydney to celebrate my birthday and also the QUEEN’s! We are looking forward to this trip as the fish market will be our first stop when we arrive in Sydney. Laduree and Ippudo will be in the agenda as well. Gonna spend the day at Sydney Aquarium. I am sure Zarina will enjoy looking at the fishes.
My manager has resigned 2 weeks ago and this has really put the team under a lot of pressure as everyone is given extra work on top of what we already working on. It’s not bad to be busy at work. At least I know the day goes by really quickly. What I’m not looking forward is now the days are getting shorter meaning when I leave work it will be dark.
Happy New Year!
I was so happy that I got a job offer in December. Who would have thought that there are still companies that hires at the end of the year. I can’t be any happier to be back in the work force. I almost killed myself from boredom. It was the most mundane 6 months that I ever had.
Yup, last year has been a really eventful (sort of) year and I am so glad to have my normal life back.
Let’s hope this year will be much better than last year.
Zarina is 18months old now.
She has started to feed herself breakfast in daycare.
She tends to understand more of what we say to her. Her favourite food is rice and noodle. Yup very Asian.
Often she just ignore me when I speak Cantonese to her and her reply to me is “blank face”+ No.
She is not afraid of me when i tell her off for being naughty which is a pain in the arse.
Now that Z has mastered in her walking skills, she has been running around the house but often she hit straight on to the wall. *ouch*
She can point where her nose, eyes, mouth and ears. Knows where her feet is and can count 1 to 2. LOL
Overall it gets very interesting to see Z learning so many words and things but feeling sad that she is growing up too fast.
Zarina has started to show some terrible 2 signs. She tends to ignore us whenever we tell her off which makes me wanna kill myself!
Her vocabulary is getting better too. She understands what we say to her and if she wants something but not sure which word to use she will just say “wa-wa”. Sometimes it just do my head in with the word “wa-wa” because I don’t know what she actually wants.
After many months of training, both DJ and I are very pleased that our little girl can finally sleep on her own in her own room and she will sleep through the night.
We are still working on training her to feed herself. We did a couple of trial but we picked the wrong food for her training. Mental note to self — never train a toddler to feed themselves when the meal involves cous cous. It was super messy and picking up the tiny bits of cous cous was a nightmare.
Since today is the 12th of December 2012 I thought it would be good to blog.
1.5 weeks to go till I go for my christmas/new year break. Can’t believe I will have 2 weeks off although I have only worked at my new job for only 3 weeks. Yipee!!
Thinking whether I should take Z for a dip at the local indoor pool. It will be nice to see how she reacts when she sees the “big” bath tub.
I have a long list of thing to-do — Xmas shopping, organising pre-Xmas lunch and dinner with our cousins and planning some catch ups my girl friends since Des will be working during the non public holidays.
Got to go…bed time *yawns*