Wednesday, September 22, 2010

A Full Moon In Lunar August

This year, we celebrated the "Mid-Autumn Festival" (or "Lantern Festival") quietly at my parents house. My boy was alone to play the lanterns. Unlike the past, we always hosted an in-house party for 'moon-gazing' with friends.

I took a picture of my boy with his gold fish lantern (from my mum last year) and a car lantern (from us this year). However, he just left the lanterns on the floor and blew off the candles whenever we lighted. And the funniest was he would sing 'birthday song' before he blew. What??? He thought it was a birthday!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Froggie a la Bath Poncho

Look,who's covered under this cute Froggie's Bath Poncho. For this island trip, I prepare many things for my boy. Still I miss out few things (like sunglasses, goggles, mini fan), but they are not so important. Amongst the necessaries for swimming, I find
a bath poncho is so useful to cover up my boy from head to toe. It won't slip down like bath towel.

Once my boy gets out from the water, I quickly put this poncho over him. See right pic. Drying and changing can be easily done on the spot. It's good to get one if your little kid always goes for a swim.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Only Sand n Water

We live near Port at the west coast. But in this week, our boy just got his 1st beach walk at Redang Island. It was so funny to watch him walking barefoot
at the beach (to the sea). At half way,
he screamed for help.. begged us to carry him because he felt his feet were getting dirty. My hubby convinced him to walk to the sea for "cleaning". Without choice, he walked slowly to the sea with us. Followed by the day, he could ran to the beach and the sea fearlessly.
The main purpose of this trip was to make our boy enjoy the beauty of nature. The sand, the sea, the sky, the mountain and even the fishes under the seawater. He is so happy and can't wait to jump into the water. He is less fear now. Therefore we must keep our eyes closely on him.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

I Can Fly...

A week before our trip, I told my boy that we're going to take aeroplane and to the Redang beach. He was so excited then replied "I take aeroplane. I can fly up... up... up... to the Moon!". Haha.. to the Moon? He thought the plane could fetch him there.
This time will be my boy's 2nd flying journey. But I am more worried about how to keep him seated during the flight. Luckily it just takes one hour. So I pack his small bag with a toy train (Tips: Get the most recent one he plays with) and his small pillow and a book for company. Besides, he's responsible to look after his ladybug's trolley.

All packed and let's fly!!!

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Splash!!! Gear Up For More

Weeks ago, we went to One Utama Shopping Mall. My hubby wanted to look for a pair of denim pant at Gap (which member can get RM50 birthday voucher with purchase in his/her birthday month + a normal 10% discount). I was more interested in finding any swimsuits for my boy during Mega sales. In fact, my boy has a set of swimsuit at home. He still fits in it. Just I hoped to get extra set for our coming Island trip. More splash n splosh!!!

Thanks God. When we visited Zara store, I found this one. Wow, a little sexy!!! Will my boy feel shy to wear it? Heee.. Wait.. the price was so good, RM19.90. How could I let it go? Sorry.. it's sold (size 2-3).

Sunday, September 05, 2010

Omelette Cheese Toast

I've some leftover ham & button mushroom in the fridge. So I think of making omelette sandwich for breakfast. Haha.. quick & easy too!

Serve 2:
For Omelette
1 slice French Ham (cut into small slices)
5-6 Button Mushroom (sliced)
2 Eggs (beaten + 2 pinch salt)
1 tablespoon Cooking Oil (or butter)

6 slices Wholemeal Bread
2 or 4 sheets 'Kraft' Cheese (extra, richer)
Step 1: Heat the pan with oil/butter. Add ham & button mushroom, stir fry until fragrant. Mix them evenly to the bowl of beaten egg for omelette mixture.
Step 2: Make four omelette (size equal to a slice of bread). Done and set aside.
Step 3: Put 2 slices of breads (side by side) in the non-stick pan. Add omelette (1 piece each) onto each bread, then cheese slice and sandwich bread. Press down (flat).
Step 4: Add omelette again and followed by cheese slice (optional - extra) and sandwich bread. Press the whole double-decked sandwich and turn it over to toast another side.
Step 5: Serve while the breads are still warm.

Thursday, September 02, 2010

Buds.. Still My 1st Choice

'First Aid Lotion' (seen as right in the picture) is the 1st product I used amongst "Buds" range. My colleague strongly recommended it after she learnt that my boy was suffered with mosquitoes' bites. Unbelievable.. just within minutes after I applied it onto my boy's affected area, I could see the big difference between "before" and "after". It's no longer swollen and red... totally gone without a mark (after few applies). Like its product name, it's so useful like antiseptic cream which can be applied for any small wounds. Some may resist the smell of "Eucalyptus". In fact, it's safe for baby because only natural ingredients are used in the production. Even later my boy's babysitter also asked me where she could buy this for her grandchildren. Now I always keep one in the rack. *Mozzier cream is good too.

'Baby Utensil/Fruit & Veggie Cleanser' (seen as left in the picture) is another my fave. Natural & safe is my main concern when making purchase for baby stuff. There're many good brands for cleanser but I personally like "Buds" for the "orange" fragrant... very natural & light. Normally I just use it to cleanse the feeding equipment, not fruit/veggie (as they're organic).

"Top to Toe shower gel" is great for baby who has allergic skin problem.

P/S: "Buds" has launched new packaging (since last year, I think) under Organic range.

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Ham, Bacon & Mushroom Farfalle

I like to cook pasta for meals. It's quick and easy. Hence, I always ensure my kitchen has stored (at least) a bottle of pasta sauce (preferably "Prego" brand tomato sauce) and a packet of pasta (spaghetti or farfalle) from time to time. Here's my favourite recipe of Ham, Bacon & Mushroom in Tomato Sauce. Note: Sometimes, I may use either ham or bacon, even without mushroom. For healthy choice, I may garnish the pasta with some greens like broccoli or asparagus (boiled with salted water). It's really up to your creation.
*Serves 2:
1 slice French Ham (cut into small rectangular)
3 strips Streaky Bacon strip (cut into string)
1/2 box White Button Mushroom (peeled and cut into slices)
3 cloves Garlic (peeled and chopped)
2 tablespoons Cooking Oil (any types of your choice)
3 pinches Sea Salt (or season to taste)
1 pinch Dried Parsley (from bottled herb)
1/2 bottle "Prego" Traditional flavour Tomato Sauce
1/3 cup Water *optional-forget it if you prefer a thick base
1 tablespoon Parmesan Cheese Powder

1/2 pack Farfalle
1 tablespoon Olive Oil
3 teaspoons Sea Salt (or any salts of your choice)

Step 1: Bring a pot of water to boil. Remove the lid, add olive oil, sea salt and pasta. Cook for 12 minutes or until al dente (according to the packing instruction). Drain pasta.
Step 2: Meanwhile, heat oil in a pan over medium fire. Add bacon strips and fry until browned and crispy. Set aside (still in the pan), add garlic and cook until fragrant, add sliced mushroom until beginning to soften. Add ham and stir fry all together, about 3 minutes.
Step 3: Add tomato pasta sauce (diluted with or without water) and cook until warm. Season with sea salt and dried parsley.
Step 4: Toss pasta until sauce evenly coating. Serve and add Parmesan cheese powder for topping.


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