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Tuesday, June 30, 2009

" I miss Papa "

It was a bedtime routine for Alysa to be carried to her room by Hubby. So, last nite since Hubby was not home, during bedtime she said " I miss papa". Yelah.. sape nak angkat dia masuk bilik? Tak kuasa I nak angkat dia yang 20kg. Sakit pinggang nanti!hehe..

Before she went to bed, she had to speak to her papa. Just to say ' Good nite, I luv U'. Another routine. Kena le call papa dia...Lepas tu sibuk tanya papa. I had to explain papa balik tengok Mak Tuk demam. It was very rare for Hubby to go somewhere overnight without us. This time kena balik Johor since my MIL demam dah over a week. Pegi GP, when Hubby requested the doctor to do FBC, dia cakap tak buat.??!! She referred the case to the hospital. Pegi hospital, they didn't do anything. Tengok ubat given by the GP then suruh balik. Sigh.. So, Hubby decided to go home. Nak ikut, takut le pulak the princesses got infected. Today, she asked again her papa's whereabout. Anak papa le katakan..

For lunch today, I made simple dish. Nasi Daging..Nak masak cepat2. Had to go to work earlier. Something that had to be taken care of at work. Problem with staff. I pantang betul kalau ada dishonest staff. Over the years handling with different kind of staff, memang dapat tangkap le kes2 macam ni. Dah la tak reti buat kerja, benda yang tak elok pandai pulak! Pandai area lain...not work related. Geram betul.. Berasap je sehari dua ni.. Nak tunggu Hubby balik to take further action. In the meantime, when I'm not around, kena le check CCTV. Menyusahkan orang je... Lepas tu kena pesan kat staff lain to monitor her..( Lucky my staff tak tau about this blog.. well, kalau dia baca pun I tak kisah pun...). The deadline is tomorrow for her to clarify things. I'm sure dia mesti kecut giler... I pulak sampai termimpi malam tadi budak ni tanya ' saya kena buang kerja ke? muahaha.. Punya le...sampai mimpi2.


Ni layan je lah gambar our lunch..

Friday, June 26, 2009

Mirror, mirror on the wall

...who's the tallest of them all?'

Yesterday, we got a height measuring chart from Schering-Plough. So, Hubby decided to put it in the princesses' room. Alysa memang excited la with the new addition. Terus cuba...Then, we measured their heights. Alysa, 108cm. Adik, 87cm. Baby, 70cm. Baby grow up so fast. I think last week she was at Adik's chest. This week dah kat bahu Adik. A few people predicted she'd be the tallest among the 3 of them ( & the fairest too...) in the future.



Ni time baik & lovey dovey. Kalau tak... nak pecah anak telinga dengar diorang gaduh ( well, yang 2 orang tu le!). I lak nak tercabut anak tekak jerit..:-)


Petang tadi rajin le pulak buat muffin for tea. Two reasons actually. 1) nak habiskan stok pisang yang ranum. 2) Tension coz last nite's Oat bran muffin turned up not good. Terpahit la pulak. Terlebih baking soda..Ni kiranya nak menebus last nite's failure hehe..( actually rupa ok, cuma rasa ada kureng sikit..)


This time memang worth the try. Very2 yummy...Gebu inside & crunchy on top. Hubby sanggup balik for tea, then pegi office lak hehe...tak tahan godaan.


Banana Crumb Muffins

Ingredients: ( 12's )

- 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour

- 1 tsp baking powder

- 1 tsp baking soda

- 1/2 tsp salt

- 1 cup mashed banana

- 3/4 cup sugar ( 1/2 cup white , 1/4 cup brown sugar)

- 1 egg, lightly beaten

- 1/3 cup cooking oil


Topping :

- 1/4 cup brown sugar

- 2 tbs all purpose flour

- 1 tbs margerine


Direction:

1. Preheat oven to 190'C. Grease muffin cups.

2. In a large bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, baking soda & salt.

3. In another bowl, mix bananas, sugar, egg & oil. Stir the banana mixture into the flour mixture just until moistened. Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups.

4. In a small bowl, mix together brown sugar, flour & margerine until resembles coarse cornmeal. Sprikle topping over muffins.

5. Bake for 20 min.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Eat till u drop

Alysa just loves to eat until we have to tell her to stop ( like a goldfish hehe... ). On the other hand, Adik doesn't like to eat & we have to force her to eat ( as if she listened to us! ).

On normal day, Alysa started her day eating cheese sandwiches ( She was adamant that K.Jun prepared it for her.. Lagi sedap kut Cik dia buat!). She ate 1 by 1 until sedar tak sedar dah habiskan 4 slices of bread. She can finish off 6 slices of bread if we didn't stop her! Yesterday, she started with fried chicken ( KFC style).Wallup the whole plate! Then down some nasi lemak with egg . When we got home for lunch, she started with watermelon which she managed to eat 3 bowls. Then she started asking for tuna pasta. By this time, I told her a definite NO. For dinner she had roasted chicken with creamy orange sauce. Still, she requested for dessert. I obliged & gave her ice cream. While she was eating all these stuff, Adik cuma makan 1 chicken wing, 2 small pieces of watermelon. Dinner lak, Adik makan a few small bites of roasted chicken. What a contrast!

No wonder both grow up to be so different in sizes eventhough they are only 1 year apart. The last time we weighed them, Alysa was at 20kg & Adik 12kg.... Sigh... Alysa dari skinny toddler to chubby kid. Adik pulak terbalik..from chubby baby to very skinny kid.

Layan je lah gambar2 diorang zaman2 kurus & chubby:-)

Alysa & Adik. Masa ni adik chubby betul..


Not so chubby Alysa..


Adik dengan pipi tembam..

Monday, June 22, 2009

Happy Papa's Day

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Baby was the first to wish papa Happy Papa's Day. She woke up on sunday morning, looked at the sleeping papa & launched into 'pa...pa..pa..' ( May be her version of Happy papa's day )

Later that day, we went to Taman Tasik Darul Aman ( betul ke nama ni???) near Tok & Tok Ayah's place, to enjoy the nice weather.






That nite we celebrated Father's Day at Tok & Tok Ayah's place. There were 5 fathers that nite. Everyone received prezzies. Plenty of food too... Pulut durian, bubur jagung durian, creme caramel & junk food. The cake.. Pandan Cheese Cake coated with chocolate ganache.

To all the fathers, Happy Father's Day.

Friday, June 19, 2009

First Hair-Cut

Yesterday, while combing adik's hair after she took a bath, I noticed how long her hair was. Down to the middle of her back. But when it was dry it bounced up to her scalp. So, since nampak dah messy, I decided to give her a hair cut. Tapi mintak permission dari dia dulu weh.. She didn't say anything. So, kira ok la tu. Alysa yang terjerit2 tengok mama dia nak potong rambut Adik hehe.. Nak bawak jumpa hairdresser nanti buatnya dia tak nak lak. She's afraid of new people!

So, I cut a few inches of her hair. This time being careful not to go overboard. Last time I cut Alysa's hair, hubby was not happy with the length. Dia kata ' potong sikit2 cukup le, ni sampai sedepa!' hehe.. Actually, he forbade me to cut their hair. He just loves their curls. But, since i'm not that isteri mithali & lemas tengok rambut diorang yang serabut, so, mama played hairdresser..The result... kira oklah. Tapi kira panjang la jugak I potong coz Hubby & K.jun noticed Adik's hair. But, she didn't lose her curls. Unlike Alysa, after her hair- cut, she lost most of her lovely curls.. hua...

Alysa & Adik: Before their hair-cut

Messy kan rambut diorang? But I love the curls...

Alysa & Adik: After their hair-cut

Adik still have her curls, Alysa punya dah kureng sikit!

After playing at the playground yesterday, they got a treat in the form of rambutans. First time our rambutan tree bears fruit. Last year jadi sebiji je.. Tu pun Alysa yang ngap tu waktu baru kuning. So, semalam puas la diorang makan rambutan eventhough it was not their favourite actually. Tapi since pokok sendiri & boleh petik sendiri, excited le lebih.

Alysa posing with the yellowish rambutans. ( Rambutan budak sekolah)

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Durian + Cake = Bad Night??

Last night Ila & Syukur brought over a bundle of durians. Yumyumyum.. At the same time, a cake in the oven was cooked. Langkah kanan betul! I thought the cake would turn up in the wastebasket.. yelah..new recipe. But it turned up quite good but a bit flat coz I used a much bigger springfoam than required. The durians were delicious. Just the right taste & texture. Even Alysa & Ayra loved them. Thanx Ila & Syukur. Boleh buat selalu ni...hehe..

During bedtime, we were happy coz Adik managed to sleep early ( 10.30pm was early by our standard!). But it was shortlasted. She woke up at 11.30pm smiling & slept ( or trying to) in the tv room. Hish! tension betul. When we went to bed at 12.30pm, she still couldn't sleep! So, we let her sleep with Baby. Just be4 we went to bed, Alysa woke up crying. Tummy ache. After we fed her the necessary medicine, she went back to sleep.

At 2am Baby woke up. Blocked nose. Crying until 3am. Dozed off after I gave her antihistamine & milk. But she was restless..woke up on & off. Tak selesa kut.

Adik woke up just before subuh may be kena tendang dengan Baby (Baby lasak kalau tido). She then slept with papa. She woke up again during Subuh to ask for milk. Nasib papa rajin tolong bancuhkan..:-) Mama was so exhausted after the sleep deprived night. After Subuh she was so chirpy talking to papa while watching PHDC. Kids! Lepas tu dia terus tido until 9am. I woke up feeling like a zombie.

Cream cake


Ingredients:

2 eggs ( I used 3 )

3/4 cup sugar

1 1/2 cup all purpose flour

2 1/4 tsp baking powder

3/4 tsp salt

1 1/2 tsp vanilla essence

1 cup whipping cream

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 170'C

2. Beat the eggs until thick. Add in sugar and vanilla essence.

3. Sift the flour , baking powder and salt.

4. Add in the flour mixture (1/2 cup at a time ) to the egg mixture alternating with the whipped cream.

5. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes. Serve warm.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Pa....papa..

Well, I thought baby's first word was 'mama'... But since yesterday & today she's been babbling 'papa' all the time.. Tak aci betul since mama is around her most of the time, even while she's sleeping. She was at it again when we got back from work today. Tak pe... nanti dia nangis mintak susu, papa le yang kena buatkan :-)


Semenjak 2 menjak ni angin nak masak tak de except for main meals. But I did make buns a couple of days ago.

Cheese Bun

I made Cheese Bun & Tuna Mayo Bun using the same recipe for sweet bun. Cheese Bun for Alysa & Tuna Mayo for us. Alysa siap tunggu depan oven counting the timer until the buns were cooked. Lepas tu terus ngap 2 biji. Tu pun nak lagi. But since it was her bedtime, I told her to reserve her tummy for tomorrow! Cheese bun is really her favourite. Adik tengok je..tak teringin langsung.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

The bravest princess

A couple nights ago Alysa slept alone in her room. When she woke up in the morning she told me ' Adik tido dengan mama'. That means she was aware she slept alone the previous night. Adik pulak tak boleh tido sendiri. Lepas tido kat living room, only then can we transfer her to her room. Kalau biar dia tido sendiri, alamatnya tak boleh lena Alysa kena kacau. The previous night, since dia tak tido2 jugak until 1am, we let her sleep in our room. Tak larat nak tunggu dia lena.

I was wondering to Hubby why Alysa seemed not afraid of sleeping alone. Know what his reply? ' Well.. She's seen enough.' Meaning.. When she was a baby, she would cry during azan especially during maghrib & asar. Sampai at one time we had to call Ustaz Zawawi ( our previous neighbour) to do something since she couldn't stop crying during Maghrib. Usung merata le.. azan, baca ayat qursi, sapu minyak celak, u name it.. semua we all buat. Sampai takut nak bawak dia berjalan tempat2 yang tak biasa pegi. Balik kg pun sama. There was a time we had to call someone since she cried nonstop for 2 hours after masuk bilik yang jarang my parents guna.


So, our conclusion.. she can see supernatural / paranormal stuff. This was supported by several incidents. E.g. when she was 3 y.o, there were times when she woke up at 3 or 4 am crying. When we asked her why, she'd say she saw a monster.. decscribing it was a girl ( or may be a woman). To lessen her fear, when there was a cartoon featuring monster e.g. Wordworld , monster inc, we'd say to her ' see.. that's a monster. Tak takut pun & it's funny'. May be it worked. Now dia dah tak bangun pagi2 buta & nangis.


K.Jun ( She can see paranormal stuff too..) pun ada bagitau Alysa ni memang nampak benda2 tu. Dia pernah jumpa benda2 tu kat masjid & rumah lama K.Jun. Scary la anak mama nampak benda2 ni...Tapi dia relax je now.


I think enough la cerita2 hantu ni.. Nanti I yang seram... Layan la gambar princess ni..



Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Hopeless Baby Sitter

Yesterday as usual Alysa wanted to go to the playground. But, since Baby was asleep after finishing off her milk we stayed home. Adik wanted to play at our backyard. So, Alysa said 'Kakak jaga baby lah..' Well, actually she'd rather watch her cartoons than play in the backyard.

So, I was out with Adik. Adik played 'masak-masak' with our next door neighbour, Amirul & I was talking to K.Liza. After 1/2 hour I heard a loud wail. After rushing inside I found out Alysa & Baby were crying. Alysa was louder.. Bila tanya sape nangis dulu? Dia cakap Baby. Putting two & two together , actually, Baby woke up & cried. But since the babysitter aka Alysa didn't know what to do, she wailed louder than Baby to attract my attention. Well, her method worked but it'd be much easier if she just called mama to tell me Baby was awake. Well..kid's logic! sigh...

Adik & Amirul - main masak-masak..

Alysa & Adik - posing with their Upin & Ipin's shirts (which they bugged me to buy..) at our backyard. This was taken just before Alysa went back inside to babysit..


Baby - the chubby culprit. Nampak mama je sengih la. Saje suka acah K.Long!

Last nite another project menghabiskan stok. This time bread. So, I made bread pudding which was Alysa & Adik's favourite. So simple to do.. Just took 15 minutes!

Monday, June 8, 2009

Pie oh pie

Last weekend after watching another 'pie' episode on Wordworld, Alysa requested for pie. ( The episode where Pig ate all the pies..see.. I even remembered the scenes since they have been airing it for like 100x a month! ) Being a good mama, I made one :-). Since she loves anything cheezy, I made Cream Cheese & Peach Pie. Of course it didn't resemble the ones that Pig ate! Mine was much better.hehe..

Cream Cheese & Peach Pie

Ingredients:


Pie base ( 9")

1 1/4 cups all purpose flour

1/4 tsp salt

1/2 cup butter

1/4 cup ice water

Filling

250gm cream cheese

1 egg

1/2 tsp vanilla essence

1/2 cup castor sugar

Peach slices

Almond flakes

Direction:

1. In a large bowl , combine flour & salt. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in water, a tablespoon at a time until mixture forms a ball. Refrigerate for 1/2 hour or longer.

2. Roll dough out to fit a 9" pie plate. Place crust in a pie plate. Press the dough evenly into the bottom & sides of the pie plate.

3. Preheat oven to 220'C.

4. Combine the cream cheese & sugar. Add in the egg followed by vanilla essence. Mix well.

5. Pour the filling into the pie shell.

6. Arrange peach slices on top.

7. Bake for 10 minutes. Reduce the temperature to 200'C. Bake for 30 minutes. Sprinkle Almond flakes on top. Bake until brownish.

Since we all balik kg on saturday after attending 2 weddings, we brought the pie along with us. They managed to finish off the pie within 5 minutes! That good huh? No lah.. actually yang makan tu ramai sangat tu le yang cepat habis..:-) Alysa managed to eat 1 slice only.

Back at kg, baby melalak everytime Nyang( Great grandmother for Kedahans) or Tok Ayah tried to play with her. Actually, I noticed for quite some time that she's afraid of old people. With kids , teenagers & adults, she's okay. Susah betul la orang2 tua nak dekat. Tapi dengan tok dia ok pulak.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Si Montel & Gebus...

Yesterday Alysa was showing K.Jun her tummy. May be she herself was astounded at the size of her tummy! wakaka.. Mana taknya asyik mengunyah je until I had to tell her to stop. Yelah after eating 1 stuff after another, she complained of having tummy ache. So as usual amik le the trusty minyak telon to rub on her tummy. But she's so ticklish.. therefore tak boleh la urut lebih2.

Last nite saja ja ukur her waist size. ( Macam perut 5mths preggie! ). Tak de keje betul mama dia hehe.. Her waistline is 23 1/2". Sikit lagi nak sama size masa mama dia before kawin which was 26 or 27". And she's only 4 y.o! Adik's waist size is 18". Baby tak ukur la pulak eventhough they kept pestering me to measure baby's waist.

Si Chubby & si kurus posing at their favourite sofa..

Masa maghrib semalam buat projek menghabiskan stok blueberry jam. Since the entire household don't eat bread with jam, I had to do something with the jam. I bought it to make blackforest cake for mother's day. So, there was 1/2 jar left.


Blueberry Muffin

Senang & sedap bangat resepi Yani ni. Even Adik the picky eater managed to finish off 2 cups. Alysa just ate the part without the blueberry.

Ingredients: ( for 6 )

70gm butter

50gm sugar

1 egg

2 drops vanilla essence

4 tbs milk

100gm all purpose flour

1 tsp baking powder

Blueberry jam

Method:

1. Preheat oven to 180 'C

2. Cream the butter & the sugar.

3. Add in the egg followed by vanilla essence & milk. Beat well.

4. Combine the flour & baking powder. Mix in well into the egg mixture.

5. Fill the batter into 1/2 of the muffin cup. Then, add 1 tsp blueberry jam followed by another 1 tbs of the batter.

6. Bake for 35 minutes.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Smile....

Last night the princesses were in good mood. The other 2..ok je mood diorang. Selalunya Adik yang nak buat hal. But since she was stuffed at K.Jun's, balik rumah mood okla..
father-daughters bonding session

See, muka2 ceria including papa...


Baby macam terkezut je tengok papparazzi amik gambar haha.. Alysa as usual suka bergambar. Ada potential nak jadi model ni. :-) Rambut Adik menjadi2 lak malam ni. Terlebih volume!

When they are in good mood, they're the best of friends...bosom buddies

On a different note, yesterday my neighbour's mom passed away. So, pegi ziarah before pegi keja. Tunggu sampai jenazah ke kubur. Takziah K.Ilah & family. Semoga roh allahyarhamah dicucuri rahmatNya. Alfatihah.

Tadi teman Hubby pegi survey fridge. The existing fridge doesn't meet the requirements needed by the MOH. The refrigerated items that we have only took up only 10% of the space with the current fridge.. and we need to find bigger one ( may be double or triple the size!). We need to find 1 with separate door for freezer. 2 doors fridge.. Talk about regulations! GPs would know what I'm talking about...

Just now baby fell off the bed, but a thick carpet broke her fall. Melalak la terkezut + sakit la sikit. She rolled over so fast on the bed that in a blink she was on the the carpet! Next time memang tak boleh letak atas katil la budak ni...

Monday, June 1, 2009

Mama...Mommy..

Tonight apa ntah mimpi Alysa, she started calling me mommy & Hubby..daddy. Mommy this & mommy that.. Adik pun ikut la...There was a phase when she called me ibu. Tu ikut her cousins la. When she heard me called her grandma 'mak' at some other time, she followed suit. So for the timebeing I'm mommy to her :-). Layan je lah...until she got bored.

We called Alysa mat salleh celup coz she loves western food. When she spoke in English mesti ada American English accent.. the way she pronounced her 't' & her ' r'. Hai..bergulung lidah. The other day when she spelled 'water' and pronounced it in american accent, I asked her to repeat it ( saje je..), she realised it. So, tersipu-sipulah dia & pronounced it in manglish. Not that I discouraged her. But sometimes I'm amazed with her ability to come out with sentences / phrases that we've never taught her. Pengaruh astro PHDC le ni especially 'Mickey Mouse Clubhouse , 'My Friends Tigger & Pooh' & 'Wordworld'. Tu belum sekolah... Belajar sendiri je.



Happy & ceria selalu..


Today I made bubur durian jagung for tea. Just to finish off last night's durians. Since initially Alysa seemed not so interested ( coz ada masuk durian ), so I gave some to K.Jun. Back from K.Jun's she asked for the porridge, but just the corns. She ended up finishing the porridge with Adik. Adik since kampung's taste, suka le..


Bubur Durian Jagung