Monday, March 30, 2015

our littlest :: first visit to the dentist...

.... i know... his FIRST. only 1.5 years too late!! 

before you report us to child services, one of our close friend is a dentist and she's checked his teeth briefly whenever she comes to play with him. so we know there isn't something majorly wrong. but it took us a while to get around to making an appointment with the dentist. mostly because i was avoiding the massive dentist chair meltdown...

but after i made the appointment and started briefing blake on what to expect, he was surprisingly thrilled!! maybe he knew this playroom was waiting for him! 

we've been to doctors galore but this. hands down. best waiting playroom ever. 

i was asked a whole bunch of questions which we failed magnificently! do you help your child brush? no. how often does he brush? not very often. does he drink juice? yes. does he drink sweetened drinks? of course. how about cakes and sweets? have you met his grandparents!!! so we were set up for failure. 

BUT after the consult, his teeth was great! yay! the dentist predicts crowding when his adult teeth sets in (which we already knew...) but other than that, prescribed some toothpaste and off we went for a lesson in how to brush his teeth. it was cute and hilarious and a lot less stressful than i'd have imagined. 

as the nurses were saying farewell to blake, they quizzed blake on what he had learnt. 

nurses :: so blake, you're not allowed to eat as many sweeties.
b :: okaaay.
nurses :: what must you say when your popo and amma give you sweeties or biccies?
b :: i say "thank you very much!"

okay. dental health fail but at least we got the manners bit sorted out!! :)


Friday, March 27, 2015

this week....

.. has been very exhausting. blake has been running a fever for a while. it would spike randomly leaving a limp ragdoll of a boy lying on my rug with a sick bag next to him and the next moment, he is up and confused why he's so hungry. and this whole time, while trying to hold up the fort at work, keep up with my appointments that i've lined up but am unwilling to reschedule. so it's been leaving me a little tired and impatient (mostly at blake).

anyway! it can only get better from here, eh!? just thought i direct my energy to a few things that actually make me happy! 

- for vacation/summer plans to come! 

- for a safe and peaceful country we call home. am sheepishly thankful that it has accepted our little mish-mash of family with open arms. and in this week of national mourning, my heart is heavy but grateful. thank you very much, mr lee. 

- for a school i feel safe to leave my only child in the care of. having him with made me realize how much both he and i need that constant in his life. 

- a quiet weekend to catch up with friends who are visiting! woohoo!

- yoga

- this crazy llaollao yogurt i inhaled this morning in the best company. i loved it! not sure i would wait for a super long time for it but i could eat that anyday! 

- for my parents who felt so sorry for sick blake they took turns making him happy and icing his forehead. he NEVER lets us do it. the magic of grandparents

- for coffee

- for family that you would willingly go through rough days for. 

have a peaceful weekend, loves...


Thursday, March 26, 2015

hawaiian beaches, i love you!

dear hawaii,

there might be a change in christmas plans. and i know we promised but im a little bummed that we might have to give you a miss this year (again!) it's been forever since we've been back and you always be a special place to us.

hope to get to see you soon, buddy!

{picture by max wanger}


oh! joo chiat

a while back we got tickets to OH! open house! after missing it a few years ago (the office edition), i was super excited when we got a few friends together to do the art walkabout tour. and this year brought us to...

always loved the area but knew so little about it. 

together with local artists, residents in the joochiat neighborhood opened their homes to the open house participants. i was most intrigued by the beautiful conservation homes that maintains the original facade but the interior is completely gutted and fitted with modern fittings. i like the textures and juxtaposition of architecture. and was left appreciating the area and the intricate mix that makes it what it is.

part of the walking tour brought us into a boat, through original condition shophouses even into a dingy fragrance hotel room! i wouldn't have done anything vaguely similar if i tried to! so it was all good fun! and the ended the evening with major hunger pangs and had superb hawker food (in the hood of course!) 


Tuesday, March 24, 2015

DIY :: tissue paper tassels

something fun that i created for le petit society blog! - here!