Monday, September 26, 2011

napping

One weekend, QQ was taking a nap while I was busy cooking. When I asked HQ to take a nap as well, he volunteered to help to fold the laundry. Which he's really good at :-).

After about 15 minutes, here's what I found...
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Barely started, and he has fallen asleep :-).

Melted my heart seeing him sleeping in this position... he seems so vulnerable, innocent and looks so sweet while sleeping. I carried him to his mattress and he continued with his slumber for another 2 hours until dinnertime :-).

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Thursday, September 22, 2011

growing... a lot faster than i thought...

HQ: 6 years 3 months old During out short trip to Singapore last Raya holidays (I will blog about this later; yes, I'm so behind with all my blog posts :-( ), BIL treated us to a scrumptious lunch in Oriental Restaurant (or was it Six Happiness? Not sure).

It was at the end of the lunch when we're having dessert that I noticed on the floor around HQ there were pieces of vegetables. I felt that it's funny that a high-class restaurant would "forget" to clean the floor after the previous diner had dirtied it. "Must be a messy toddler who ate here before we came" I thought.

Back in Malaysia, in my mum's home, I noticed the same thing happened again! Pieces of vege strategically dropped and kicked under the chair! *faint* So it is my kid who did this. HQ to be specific.

I was surprised at how discreetly he did it. All of us at the table did not notice him dropping and kicking the vege pieces under his chair *wipe sweat*

When we asked him, he feigned innocence.
"Eh, how come got vege under my chair?"

When we pressed further, in a small voice he asked:
"Did... meimei... do it?" *wearing a guilty face*

He had since admitted his wrong-doing and promised not to do it again.

Big SIGH... where did he learn this from?
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There's a series on Astro now that HQ enjoyed watching... "The Three Kingdoms". After school, HQ will usually rush his lunch, bathe and homework before he's allowed to watch it with Gong Gong. Of course Gong Gong will not let him watch the violent bits.

One day after the show, he casually told my mum:

HQ: Oh... I just remember that I still have one page of homework to do! I'll go do it now!

My mum thought of nothing about this. Until... this happened again the next day!

So... in order to be able to catch the show on tv, HQ is feigning forgetfulness.

Big big sigh...
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I admit, I am rather astonished with his creativity in getting around the "rules". Sigh... where has my "green" little boy gone? Hubs thinks it's no big deal, but I'm really concerned. Would you?

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Monday, September 12, 2011

cameron highlands 2011

Our family drove up to Cameron Highlands one weekend for a short break. We tailed each other in 3 cars. This was the first time we travel in a big group, a dozen of 8 adults and 4 kids :-).

We arrived for a late lunch. We quickly stopped by the first restaurant that we spotted, and it happened to be a chicken rice shop. We were lucky to beat 2 other customers in grabbing the last chicken... haha! No picture, too hungry :-P).

After lunch, we stopped by Strawberry Farm. Sis was laughing at the strawberries' puniness, but she bought 3 punnets all the same. The adjacent nursery offered some really beautiful blooms though. We had Magnum ice-creams as snack... according to my Sis, Magnum is more expensive in Singapore, so they always eat lots of it when they're in Malaysia... kiasu :-D. At the entrance, we took a family picture. This is from hubby's camera, so hubby's not in the picture. Next, we headed to Boh Tea Centre for a late tea of fragrant tea and very yummy lemon butter cake. The hike up to this hill was pretty easy, compared to the one that we hiked last time (two different tea plantations).
The weather was cooling and windy, with a storm looming ahead. The views were breath-taking... Boys... QQ and Rafa... QQ was estatic that Rafa is calling her "Jie Jie" now. They both enjoyed each other company :-) After checking in our rooms for the night, we drove to the weekend night market. Bought loads of corns, swet potatoes, vegetables and more strawberries.

QQ fell asleep in the car, and was feeling really lousy when we had to wake her up for dinner. Whinning and crying; I really felt sorry for her. After a full dinner of hot comforting steamboat, our little girl felt much much better :-). The next morning after breakfast, we headed to Robinson's waterfall. It was a long way through the jungle track, which was wet and slippery after the night's rain. I wore the wrong shoes, so I walked barefooted to avoid slipping down the clift and into the gushing river :-D. The river was pretty muddy from all the constructions nearby, so we didn't wade in as planned.
After tracking, we stopped at a nearby playground so our kids can have more exercise :-).
I think HQ looks so "yeng " here... heehee. We had lunch at Uncle Chow's, a charming little family restaurant. Food was great, but QQ only requested for white rice, a hard-boiled egg, bread and butter :-). Even a simple cherry scented lipbalm kept her happy for a very long time. Such simple requests to make a little girl happy :-). On our drive home, Dad stopped to buy loads of durian to eat after dinner. As usual, boys will be boys... here's them goofing around with the durians :-). Albeit tiring, it was an enoyable trip :-). To read about this trip in a different perspective, do hop to nivniv Handmade :-).

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