don’t put your phone away

August 12, 2017 • 23 comments • 17562 views

Have I mentioned lately that I love my kids?

Sighhh. I spent this afternoon spending time with them and I’m just so grateful. We had so much fun together just doing spontaneous things. We watched Madagascar (Daniel and Mariam’s latest craze), we made pancakes together in the shape of hearts and mickey mouse and stars and had fun arranging chocolate chips to make smiley faces, we took a nap, we woke up and drove around the basement for no reason, and we snuggled up to sleep together after reading a book together. All four of us just having no plans whatsoever this evening and just randomly followed whatever the kids wanted to do. I mean, who makes pancakes at 3pm?!

white rubber band

August 9, 2017 • 14 comments • 15450 views

Daniel came back to school this week looking a bit sad and holding a little present. In school, he had a little farewell party for a child that was leaving to go to “big boy school” next semester. Since this term is ending, every parent is required to do a little farewell for their kids when the kids leave (because we don’t have enough work in the office *cries blood*).

He clutched it the whole way home. It was a set of 3 pencils and tied together by a ribbon and made more secure by a white rubber band. There was a stick attached to it that said “Dear Daniel, Keep in touch. Love, Hayden.” and on the other side, “Here is my mom’s number xxxxxxxxx.”

done or no yet?

August 7, 2017 • 18 comments • 18340 views

I remember when I was pregnant with Mariam, I had my ups and downs emotionally. Up because yay I’m going to have a girl, and down because I felt bad for Daniel. He had been an only child for a whole year and then I got pregnant. We only knew him and we gave our hearts fully to him and his heart fully to us, so I couldn’t imagine sharing it with another baby that I didn’t know yet.What if Daniel felt sad? What if Daniel felt like we don’t love him anymore? I would tear as I think about this, especially when I stroked his hair when he was sleeping cuddling me. I will always love you, I whispered to him.

welcoming her second baby

July 30, 2017 • 7 comments • 22915 views

“Second baby, no need baby shower right?”

Was the hot question in our private chat a couple weeks ago. I mean, come on, if your best friend keeps popping babies every year, that means you’d have to throw surprise baby showers every year?! This Ajjrina Annuar better stop reproducing, man. Hahaha I am kidding! Half kidding. Quarter kidding.

Mimak and I put our heads together and we planned this nice surprise for her. We really need to start using the term “surprise” lightly now, we have “surprises” every AVA event!

just like mommy

July 29, 2017 • 16 comments • 26086 views

Mariam’s going to kill me when she grows up and reads this hehe but she did No. 2 in the toilet all by herself this week! We’ve been trying to slowly potty train her and so she is getting used to peeing in the big girl toilet and flushing all by herself. This week, she’s even more “grown up” when she decided to take it up a level hehe. She was sooooo cute guys, she got disgusted and demanded to be washed each time something came out. She hated it! Then when flushing, she was so proud and went “Bye bye poopoo!” happily and waved. Oh gosh she’s really going to hate me after this, I might just delete this post by the time she can read. Hahahhaha. But I just wanted to document her journey. It’s so amazing to see how something so simple to us can be such a new experience to a new human being coming into this world.