Tuesday, April 19, 2016

The Kids

Felt like updating about the kids.

The pic above is taken when I took him for a gym class about a few weeks back. He was crying for a while then warm up when he realized he is having fun. Been meaning to blog about it, but nantilah. 

He is like 95% diaper free. He don't wear diapers in the day, and for about a week or two in the night too. But if the room is a bit cold, he would pee again. So the diaper is on again. 2 steps forward 1 step back. Thats ok. I think he will get there. He can go to the bathroom himself and wash himself too. I had seen how he wash himself and he washes his hands too. Only have to keep reminding him about flushing the toilet. LOL. Such a good boy. 

He is also a good helper. I can mostly count on him to fetch things and he is always wanting to help. And give suggestions freely too. I was thinking of baking cookies and asking him to sort maybe as a first step. I think he will like it. The hindrance of course is baby brother also mahu join kan.. tu disaster sikit la pulak. 

Oh he can also dress himself though he do have problems with buttons and zips. I think a lot of kids his age already can dress themselves but he also seems to enjoy it. 

Obsess on the color orange. He always lament why he doesn't have orange clothes. He used to have a lot tapi dah outgrew la kan, so that baju tu dah diturunkan to his brother. So setiap kali I pakaikan adik die baju oren, die akan bising2 .. "manaaa baju oren Azizz.. Aziz nak baju orennn". So have to start buying orange or yellowish baju again for him. Huhu. 

Bought this pink fat unicorn for him but it seems like it is too big for his tembam legs. Abang die yang pandai main. Rupanye you bounce it around. 

Crankypants ni. Always seems to be crying and being tantrumy around 7pm to 8pm. So I think even after nursery dah bagi makan , it is either not enough or he was distracted to eat much, so nowadays we had started to give him like a heavy supper to eat before his bedtime. Rice ke, or sandwich. Less crying and tantrum during bedtime then. So ok la. 

Like to play hide and seeks with our stuffs. We are constantly missing our stuffs because he likes to take things from the table and then put in various drawers or places or tong sampah. . I had found his keropok lekor in a drawer once.  Always have to look in tong sampah if he threw anything out. 

Can't really speak any discernible language, but he does like to speak his gibberish. Sometimes he does pronounce a clear word or somewhat a word macam "Nah!" or "Nak" I think that are his first words. With me he called "mamamamama". Last week while caressing Brownie yang tengah lounging on the sofa, he suddenly called him "Bobby." Hahaha. So he can call one of the cats name first before calling Mommy or Ayah. 

Brought him to a playground once ( Jumpa Zahid AF dengan wife and anak. Anak die very adorable). Abang die kalau dah jumpa kawan terus totally forgot die ade adik. So have to watch adik die who loves the slide ( who dont!) , Suke gile naik and turun slide. And I don't really hold him because he is now a pro. Another mother pon exclaim tanye " die gi nursery ke.. beraninye" LOL. It is true, but is a child only brave because he is in nursery? Macam kena hantar army training je kat nursery kan. Though then I think Saif got a little bored with sitting down and sliding down, and try to slide standing up. Gah. So have to constantly be on alert. 

One of the nicest part of the day ( or night) is watching these little beasts asleep. I never feel very mother like and I always wondered anew how could I have these 2 boys. 

Friday, April 08, 2016

Home bake (Picture not pinterest worthy!)

It is Friday, and compared to last week Friday, today is a much more mellower Friday. Thus. I like! 
Last Friday was insane. There was an issue of sorts, and then my boss started berating me in front of everybody basically saying I am not doing my jobs in updating stuffs ( which I did, he have selective memory is our running jokes in this office) . 

I was in the midst of updating ( and I am not really feeling to tell the whole story here about the issues, biasa la issues at work kan, lagi2 if dealing with payroll) and he basically stopped me halfway in doing my job, just to vent. All the while he is 'bla bla bla ing' I was thinking... this is not productive at all. So I just stopped him and go somewhere else to get updates. Honestly. Most of the time when he is berating, he just wants to vent. But last week, I just can't. Don't vent in the middle of the office boleh? 

Ok. So that is my vent. 

Anyway, I had been firing my up my oven recently. Maybe because stress just makes me wanna eat more. 

It was my mom birthday and I make lemon cake with frosting. This is an achievement of some sort because this is the second time I tried to make frosting, and it turned out, not bad. First time was a raging failure. Well, the second time it was kinda fail, but then I am the sort who hated to waste thing. Macam kalau tak jadi takkan nak buang all these butter and sugary concoctions kut! Butter and sugar mahal taw! 

So I read that if your frosting don't really fluffed up even if followed instructions to a T , it can be because the temp is really hot. So putting it in a fridge can help, so yeps, I put my frosting in a fridge and after about an hour or so, it begin to fluff up again. LOL . Dapur panas sangat kut. 

My frosting skills is still a lot lacking. Hahahaha. I don't really have cake stand or proper plate for cake so it is kinda hard to frost. Leceh betul. Nak tunjuk gamba atas pon mcm segan. Tapi ini adalah bukti! Saya masak kek. 

Probably will buy a cake stand next. Considering, selalu jugak la bake. And I think dengan bulan puasa tak lama lagi ni, I will again bake the usual date cake again because I want to use up the extra dates that we usually got. 

So last weekend to get away from the stress of that issue, I bake some brownies sebab I promised bebudak yang tolong solvekan issue tu 'belanja minum'. But we rarely go out anywhere and there is not any Starbucks or chatime nearby. Bake aje lah brownies senang and give to them. 

I used a previous recipe for brownies that I had also updated the link here in this blog. Brownies kali ni manis sikit, sebab instead of the usual cooking chocolate, I used some chocolate biasa that I have LOADS of in the fridge. My husband beli chocolate banyak gile last time he went to Turkmenistan. So it is a bit manis. Cut down the sugar in the recipe to just a quarter since there are also chocolate chips in them. 

This brownie recipe should have frosting, tapi aku tak kuasa. It feels too much like a cake plak kalau brownies ade frosting, to me. 

The people at the office likes it, so ok la. Mission accomplished. 

Next plan to bake is either, soft cookies for the kids or cupcakes. Probably cookies kut. Maybe next weekend lah. 

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