Monday, March 16, 2015

Giggles at Play Session

This is Zayd and his cousin, Muslihin. Muslihin is my middle brother's second son, only two months younger than Zayd. Developmentally, they are about the same so it is so cute to capture them playing nicely together, especially since they are very territorial against one another most of the time (cousin rivalry?)

The pics and video is nothing out of the ordinary. Good to watch on a slow day at work if you need a pick-me-up session from giggling toddlers, hehe...

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Saya Sayang Ibu Saya

I saw Aisyah's handwriting on her memo pad which she uses to scribble and doodle earlier today. 

It says, "Saya sayang Ibu saya". 

 How sweet!!! 

And although she doesn't know it, her wish couldn't have been more timely for it is Mothering Sunday (oe Mother's Day as we all know it) in the UK. I've written long, long ago about how the UK celebrates Mother's Day every third Sunday of the month of March, as opposed to the USA's May celebration of the same occasion which we are more accustomed to in Malaysia. 

Thankyou very much, Aisyah. I am so proud of you, especially since your spelling and handwriting have improved so much over the years. 

I love you with all my heart too, Sweet Pea.

PS: Below are some other notes she has written in her small memo pad. Perhaps she is suggesting something there but it never got picked up by her Dad? We should've ate out, ordered Carbonara, chicken chop and mashed potatoes with Milo Ais and Teh O Ais, and rounded it off with vanilla and chocolate icecream. Not bad for a Mother's Day treat, Aisyah!

PS2: Clearly she needs to polish her spelling at this stage, but her phonics are already in place and her writing is neat, Alhamdulillah. 


Monday, March 9, 2015

Selamat Pengantin Baru... Ayah

9 Mac 2015 - This date marked a significant change in our family.

Our Dad got married.

It was a small Nikah ceremony on the bride's side. The groom (my Dad)'s side will be held at a later date. 

My Dad met this lady upon his friend's recommendation. They shared a lot in common, and before long, they decided to tie the knot. In fact, Dad told us he was going to get married the previous week. So it had been crazy trying to get it wrapped around our heads, and much crazier for my SIL who volunteered to do the hantaran to get everything done in time. But she had, Alhamdulillah... and the wedding went as smooth as could be.

It's been an emotional roller coaster for me. Of course I am happy for my Dad, but at the same time, it's very sad when I think about my late Mom. But life must go on for the living, and I wish them all the happiness in the world and hereafter.

Welcome to the family, Ma (my now step-mother). Iols can be Cinderella now, got stepmother oneee hehe...

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

More on Zayd's 2nd Birthday

Boy, if Aisyah knew Zayd had three consecutive airtime on this blog, she would be so jaded. She can read, but she is yet to know of this blog's existence hehe.

But she really wasn't as jealous as I had made her sound. She was quite willing to help last night, going out shopping with me - just the two of us girls, no Zayd, no Ayah - for food stuff and mini toys to put in Zayd's party pack which he will bring to his minder today. We even stopped by the bakery to get him a cake to take to the minder's too. Eh, didn't we say no more cake last entry? @_@

The party pack is just of something small, but a way for us to have Zayd celebrate with his friends. He's two years old, and probably won't remember much of his friends if we (or any one of them) were to move from the care of our beloved minder, but I know that through the minder's care, and with the interaction from the other children which she is caring for, did Zayd learn and acquire so much. He learned how to walk, talk, run, play, memorizing other children's names, laugh, gigit org, tgk Ultraman, the concept of sharing, and so much more with the group of friends under the same roof. So this is our way of saying thanking for being part of Zayd's developmental growth.

All right, here are some pics. Kakak was ever more the helpful packing things together for his brother. Zayd was being 'helpful' too. So last2 I gave him a few sticker and he went wild. Atas dahi sendiri pun tampal. 

Monday, March 2, 2015

Zayd's Birthday Meal

Went out on Sunday (Zayd's actual 2nd birthday) to eat out. Only somewhere near home as we were quite tight with time. We hope to have another bigger celebration with our families soon.

Anyway, just because Zayd is always understated in this blog, here's some pics AND a video of the birthday boy.

We love you, Zayd!!! Hope you had a smashing birthday, just like your cake (you had decided to smash your piece after you thought you were full hehe...)

PS: Zayd doesn't normally eat that much sweet food, but he certainly was overdosed on sugar that Sunday. That night, he finally slept at 2 a.m. We are never, ever to repeat this. EVER.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Zayd Is Two years Old

Alhamdulillah Ahmad Zayd Alhadi turns two today.

1 Mac 2013, jam 12.33 tghari, lahirlah anakanda aku yg kedua dgn selamatnya. Rasa mcm dah lama jg dah bersalin tu, tp memori hari tu mmg Insya Allah tak akan dilupakan.

At 2 years old, mcm2 Zayd dah pandai buat. He is generally a sweet kid, ready to love, kiss and joke. He still loves his 'susu' (menyusu badan). He runs fast, loves football, and from the looks of it, has a knack at 'mengelecek' bola and his kicks are not too bad, if I can say so myself. 

He is a fan of Upin Ipin, Boboiboy and Ultraman. He's quite used to using mobile devices, and watches these shows on them. He can play one or two computer games, like bowling and basketball, but his favourite is by far BasketMania which he calls 'Yo! Baling'.

Even before he enters the 2 y.o. zone, he has already shown that he has mastered the 'Tantrum Two' stage. Although it can be emotionally draining for me, I take it positively by assuming that he is mature beyond his age hehe...

Having conversation with Zayd is such a pleasure. His vocab is vast for a two-year-old, is not pelat, and is in context. Most of the time, he is polite, will Salam an adult if asked to do so, and always says his 'Terima Kasihs'. Sometimes lps ckp terima kasih, dia ckp 'Sama-sama' juga, sendiri ckp sendiri jawab, the polite boy that he is hehe... Masuk rumah he will give his Salams too, kdg2 jawab sekali. He's been caught singing several times too, notably songs from Upin Ipin such as the 'Lagu Boria'. Mari semuaaaa... 

He loves water so much, that every bath time it's a struggle to get him out of the bathroom. Same goes when we go swimming or to any waterpark. He is happy to stay in the water dari pagi sampai closing hours. Penangan mengandungkan dia terlajak lebih air ketuban kot - causing him to float atop always dalam uterus, the reason why I had to have an elective c-section sbb Dr knew Zayd would not go down the birth canal sbb dia terapung.

Oh Zayd, Mummy feels so blessed to have you. I pray that you grow up to be Hamba Allah yg soleh, taatkan ibubapa, bijak, berjaya dan berguna dunia akhirat. Semoga Allah lanjutkan usia Zayd dalam keberkatanNya, dan jadikanlah Mummy ibu yg sabar dan berhemah menangani challenges parenting a boy :)

This year, a little less No and a little more OK ye. And to wean off BFing. Plus to sleep early sket ye Zayd. And somewhere this year we have to fit in toilet training too. Two is such a great age. His independence and personality show a bit more, but is still cute and cuddly to carry around. Hehe.

Happy Birthday Ahmad Zayd Alhadi. I love you so much!!!