Saturday, January 9, 2010

Facial Relief

Today was a good day. :)

Ethan initially had woken up at around 7am. I changed his diaper and played with him a bit. He's getting very interactive now and will respond to our voices and what we are saying. He always stares intently at his mobile in his cot and watches the little animals go by. His favourite is the blue little elephant and he actually gets slightly distressed when the elephant goes by him in whilst doing its rounds. hahahaa. I also put the unbreakable mirror in front of his face this morning and he smiled a bright big smile. ahahhaa. So adorable!

Anyway, the long and short of it was that we all went back to bed again and rouse only at around 10am. We quickly bathed Ethan and then Alan and I went for a swim. We did 20 laps this morning. I swear my pants are getting looser. :D

Lunch was a healthy sweet potato and meatball porridge afterwhich I put Ethan to bed with me and Alan went about his r/c car business. At around 320pm, he picked me up and we left for our much-coveted facial at Cres. Sad to say, my regular facial beautician had left and the one who was arranged to take her place today for me was not up to par. :(

After the facial, Alan and I had dinner at the foodcourt and then went to browse at Borders before picking up our car from the car wash and zooming home. We watched The Orphan on DVD and it was indeed a long but extremely thrilling movie. phew.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Our short trip back to Singapore

5 January 2010 (Tuesday)

We drove back early (left the house at 1040am) to Singapore today. It was around 2+pm when we arrived in our homeland and 240pm when we arrived home in Siglap (after tapaoing meepok from East Coast Road).

The insurance agent, Jane, came at around 3pm, and Alan bought a 21year plan for our little one. When he hits 21, he can get his hands on almost $50k, but with the inflation and all by then, one really wonders if that sum is enough to see him through the university, his PHD etc. hahaha. We plan too far ahead, again.

After the agent had left, we zoomed down to Everton Park to meet with my long time friend cum housing agent, Ryan who showed us two units for rental. We are expanding Harriann's business (finally) and looking for a location to house a central kitchen. :)

After that, we visited Ah Ma at home and she beamed from ear to ear when carrying Ethan (who played his cards well and entertained her w/o crying). After that, it was a visit to The Pinnacle at Duxton as Sharon and Chris and just collected their keys today.

We viewed their new home and the sky garden on the 50th storey was bated breath and then hurried for dinner in Tiong Bahru. After that, and the family meeting, we left for home and Alan commenced his preparation of a ppt prezo he needed the day after.

6 January 2010 (Wednesday)

We all (except the dear husband) slept in today and I decided against bringing Ethan out. I wanted him to recuperate from the long drive the day before and the rushing from location to location. Poor little fella. :(

I bathed him at around 10+am but he persisted to cry in the bath tub - very odd for he loves his bath. THEN I found out why...when pieces of poo started floating to the surface of the crystal clear water. :P He continued to wail and my mum helped him outta the tub and I changed the water grudgingly. :P

At around 5pm, after posting Dot Dot's present to her at the nearby PO, we all made our way to Yvonne's house (not before stopping at the nearby 7-11 to pick up two tubs of Ben and Jerrys. :)

The pizzas had already arrived by the time we rang her doorbell. Tyler was sleeping after a traumatic day at the doc's during which he received his 6-in-1 jab. Ethan was his usual pesky self and alternated between feeding and crying.

After a couple of hours of good food and conversation, we all left - Alan to Waterina to meet Keekiat and analyze how to drift an R/c car and the rest of us, home.

Tonight, Ethan slept through from 10+pm till around 5am. A first for him (and for me) :P

7 January 2010 (Thursday)

Brunch was at Tiong Bahru market with Dad after we bathed the little one and left home. Then, it was F1 driving again. We left the causeway at around 1230pm and arrive in Bangsar at around 350pm. Well done, hubby! Ethan refused to sleep in the car seat again and I had to carry him most of the journey. I swear my biceps are getting more pronounced. :P

After dinner, we ignored the pitiful cries of the 2.5month old and made our way to Liang Xin spa where we treated ourselves to a 1.5hour heavenly full-body massage. The Masseur, Fu Gui, rubbed my woes away and stepped all over me (literally). I could hear the cracking of my joints quite audibly I must say!

Monday, January 4, 2010

An Exhausting Sunday (at Pavilion)

Ladies and Gentlemen~~~

Our little one is wearing size SMALL Mamypoko diapers, instead of "NewBORN". *clap clap clap*

Anyway, yesterday 3 January 2010 (Sunday) was an exciting day for us. Alan , Ethan and I got ready for our escapade as early as 9+am. After Ethan's bath, we took lotsa pictures to commemorate the occasion and then hopped into the VOlvo and sped off to Jalan Imbii for our Dim Sum at Imbii Palace. Yumz.

We ordered and ordered like there was no tomorrow. And every dish was relished and savoured as the little one self-entertained in his detached car seat. After most of it was polished and Ethan cried for his feed and was satisfied , we left and headed to Pavilion for our day of SHOPPING.

Tangs was having their SALE and it was the last day. Our dear Alan took heed of the Deejay's suggestions and started his rampage. He walked away with two FCUK shirts on sale for CNY :)

I couldn't find any clothes that I thought I looked good in - it's Me and not the clothes this time :P

We then popped into Parkson but the swim wear didn't agree with us. So Alan bought his trunks at Stadium and I bought my costume at Sun Paradise. Then, we headed back to Parkson into the baby section this time.

Alan got distracted again and picked up a pair of gay looking brown shoes. Then FINALLY we went to the baby section and bought a car window shade, baby rattle (combi), baby teether and container (combi) and a Lamaze cloth story book for our Ah Boy. Apparently, the more you buy the more you save and we qualified for two free RM10 vouchers. :)

By this time, all our limbs were aching as Ethan had not been a very cooperative kiddo. He had wailed and wailed loudly and refused to sit in his stroller for most of the time. So Alan and I took turns to carry him in our arms. As we strolled along the aisles of the huge shopping mall, we saw many an empty stroller or strollers filled with shopping bags, coupled with moms carrying their babies. hahaha. I also wonder why the management does not equip the nursing rooms in malls with airconditioning. It was indeed very stuffy inside and I felt faint whilst Ethan was at it.

It was 4+pm when we finally left , Ethan in my arms and lotsa bags piled on the stroller. hahaha We picked En up and drove her to the pasar malum and then I gave Ethan his wipe-down before both of us collasped on the bed.

Dinner time came and Alan and I gratefully left the little (noisy) one at home and went to the Banana Leaf restaurant in Bangsar. We got a table to ourselves after a short wait and then ordered chicken masala, mutton curry and sambal sotong to go along with our rice and side dishes. The lassi was delicious as usual too. :) YAY