Wednesday, April 23, 2014

my day with my 18 month old ...

it has been a long time since i've done a daily log like this! 7 months to be exact. and since our day will be changing drastically as the bubba starts playgroup, i thought to write down what a regular day looks like with his royal cheekiness...


0700 am :: daniel's alarm goes off. he potters around the house and has a warm bottle of milk for blake. if he is feeling particularly energetic, he tidies up the house. if not, he cuddles up on the guestbed in blake's room for a snooze. im inferring all of this because, im usually still passed out in bed with musashi!

0740-0800 am :: the boys would be done with morning milk, cuddles and a little play around the nursery!! blake would dramatically sing "(love is an) OPEN DOOOOOOOOR", thank you frozen. and everyone will crumble in my bed in a heap for early morning hugs. this is what wakes me up everyday. 

0800 - 0830 am :: daniel has breakfast while i get dressed for the day. booboo will say hi to all his toys with new-found vengeance. and muumuu.. he takes a while to wake up, that silly muffin dog. 

0830 - 0900 am :: daniel leaves for work. we will walk out together sometimes but more often than not, someone is undressed or lagging behind or some other excuse. we should really start walking again! anyway, we gather the troops back home and get ready for our morning adventure!

0900 - 1100am :: this is one of my favorite times of the day! everyone is fresh and its only starting to get warm! i usually walk blake to the botanic gardens, jacob ballas garden or our recent favorite... children's garden by the bay! this is also a good time to meet up with our mommy friends for brunch before everyone scurries off for naptimes and such. we are always looking forward to art class on fridays!

 1100 - 1200 pm :: this is usually reserved for shopping, errands and a quick and early lunch for blake. i love getting things done in the morning when the world is dead quiet.. no queues, no crowds, no fuss.

1200 - 0200 pm :: blake takes a nap. also known as THE BEST TIME IN THE DAY! huzzah!! since his naps dropped to one, he has been a much easier napper. the time he starts to nap is pretty flexible. if we're out, he can hold off until 0100pm but if he's particularly tired that morning, he will ask for his milk or tell me point-blank that he's ready to sleep. this new-found ability to tell me what he wants in life is amazing (and occasionally frustrating!) when he naps, i tidy up the home a little, sometimes prep dinner or just take a break and chill out next to him.

0300 - 0400 pm :: bubba wakes up completely famished! and usually asks for a snack. depending on his mood, its usually easy things like cheese, fruit, yogurt or biccie (biscuit). he'll be in a fabulous mood after a long snooze and will be very entertaining. if my folks are visiting, this is usually when they take him for a little adventure!

0400 - 0600 pm :: this chunka time is usually spent exploring the neighborhood or going on a long walk or anything that would tire him out in prep for bedtime! i find that when im lazy and try to keep him home while i read, he gets cabin fever! if daniel is done with his work early, he will whisk blake off for a nice long run!!

0700 - 0730 pm :: its dinner time! :) i've very recently decided to start cooking little meals here and there. you see.. im not fantastic in the kitchen. so we are usually dining or wait till blake's in bed for daniel to make something super yummy!

0800pm :: blake's bedtime! we chuck him into the bath, set up his room, oil him up and off he goes to bed! sometimes he doesn't doze off immediately and we hear him singing, chatting to his toys and naming everything he loves in life. its extremely cute but when he's asleep... PEACE TO THE WORLD!!

0800 - 1200 midnight :: its party time!! just kidding we flaff around, make a nice drink and chat without interruptions!! i duck out for a much needed massage once a week and sometimes catch up with my friends! more often than not, we end up going on a bubble tea run or round our night off with a maccas treat!! then its beddy-byes for all!


life is really good these days. i can't imagine a better schedule or a more fun child to enjoy the day with. can't wait to see what having a little schoolboy in our home is like!! 

you can read our schedule at 2 months and 11 months here! :)


Sunday, April 20, 2014

happy monday finds!!

 i've been scouring the internet for home inspiration! diligently pinterest-ing cute images for our future home. yknow? pinterest makes me feel like a kid again! a whole world of possibilities and inspiration!!

i chanced upon this awesome home concept online store, nordicthink and have fallen in love!!

im obsessed with exposed lighting! its all the rage these days and i've seen them in almost every design magazine! but i really like it!!!

these shelves!!

chic wire baskets for pinecones and firewood because 1. we really need a good roaring fire in singapore and 2. blake won't empty out the contents and wear it on his head. :) 

these little guys.. i might have to get. it'll be perfect holding bubba's knick-knacks!

he's recently started collecting little bit and bobs from his walks, some days a leaf, a pebble, a ticket stub and a weird bunch of flower. its very cute and it'll be nice to be able to display his collection somewhere!

hope you have a lovely week ahead! 


Wednesday, April 9, 2014

little boo's toy of the day...

for someone so little, blakie has oodles of personality. 

it makes it hard to be ourselves at home these days. and by ourselves, i mean the iphone glued to my hip, potty-mouth and occasionally tantrum-y me. and the chips, beer and coke combination daniel! and lazing in bed all day with muu watching videos on the ipad!? no-no-no! all these perks of being adults all down the drain!! 

just the other day, i was getting blake ready to go out for a playdate. he was in the middle of setting up a puzzle and usually i would never touch him while he is focused on an activity BUT we were horrendously tardy! so i bribed him and told him he could pick a toy and take it with us. then i fussed around getting dressed and packing out "go"-bag! 

"mama", i felt someone tugging at my shorts..

and THIS was his choice of toy!!

i just about DIED laughing.

p.s. we lied and ended up bringing his train set instead. the pool noodle really didn't complement his outfit, y'know what i mean?


Tuesday, April 8, 2014

yilian ng floral atelier x mmerci encore

a while back, our girlfriend asked if daniel would help with some pictures! so very exciting because it meant that daniel could bring out his gear and mess around with his cameras, something he used to do more frequently. 

{little miss sunshine :: here}

the two lovely ladies rocked up with all these beautiful flowers and lovely handmade products in tow!! they were real pros that gave d proper instructions instead of my usual "just make it happy and bright! sharp here but blurry behind. thanks." it was super nice to sit back and watch d do this thing. i don't think i give him enough credit usually!!

{madama butterfly :: here}
but back to the important things!! for this mothers' day if you run out of ideas, this would be a sweet little package you and send to spoil your mama a little! 

{my fair lady :: here}

and my favorite bouquet of all is in my fair lady!! it's all the pinky and fluffy goodness you need in your life!! we had a lovely afternoon in our make pretend photoshoot! i mean i fulfilled my dream job of being a light reflector girl. i always had huge dreams! :P

flowers by yilianng & products by mmerciencore.


Monday, April 7, 2014

catching up with the (kiddy)trends....

after hearing all the kiddos around us go CRAZY about frozen (and watching youtube videos of their songs), we decided it was time we watched it too! :) and it was so fun!! i woke up this morning humming "do you wanna build a snowman?" 

this version of the song is pretty cool!!

all this made me wonder what's a good age to start blakie on movies! it would such a fun thing to do as a famliy but im not sure mr squirmypants would sit still for such a long time. maybe i'll give it a go at this mum and babes movie event! 

have a lovely week ahead!