Wednesday, July 24, 2013

The one with chicken pox.....

Ryan has chicken pox. It started with mild fever over the weekend and he woke up yesterday with watery spots on his body. He's vaccinated so we're hoping (and it looks like) the effect won't be so major. He seems fine yesterday, despite several complaints of itchiness and some fussing during bedtime, at least he was not throwing major tantrums of any sorts.

My worry is that Iman has caught the bug. She was also down with fever on Monday but doctor said it was due to sore throat. At that time no one was aware that Ryan was hatching chicken pox virus within him, now that we know, Iman is on major spot alert.

Anyway we're feeding the girls with pro-biotic to enhance their immune system.  I'm quite worried over the effect on the twins as they're not vaccinated yet. Their shots was due last month along with their MMR booster, but their pediatrician clinic was out of chicken poxvaccines,  so now all we can do is hope and pray that they did not catch it. Other than make them sleep in different rooms, not much can be done to separate the 3 as the girls hero worship Ryan and follow him all around the house :p

 Oh well the doctor did say it is very likely the girls WILL catch it now that Ryan has it but effects on babies are usually very mild as compared to adults. I'm just hoping that it won't be around Raya week coz that would be an extra "interesting" celebration for our family...

 A picture of my lil man slathered in calamine lotion. He's secretly happy because he can stay with Atuk and not go to school. Kept on telling me "Ayen holiday 2 days" - Ignore the fact that he's been out of school THREE days already hahaha

When I had my bout of contact dermatitis, my dermatologist suggested this brand of body cleanser along with its lotion. Alhamdullilah it worked very well for me, so I decided to buy a bottle for Ryan. We've been bathing Ryan a few times a day with this and it does help with the itchiness. Thank god because this ain't cheap :( Oh and we keep Ryan in air conditioned room 80% of the time to ensure no excessive sweating = no itching = no scratching :p

So far so good... I'm still standing despite the lack of sleep. Oh well a bit of a test during Ramadhan, I reckoned 

Monday, July 15, 2013

"Sisters are two different flowers from the same garden..."

My tiny little fairies... Love them so much and will protect them from any harm coming their way *in sha Allah*

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Keep calm coz it was an awesome weekend :)

Since it is the week before Ramadhan, we tried to cram in as many activities that we could. Alhamdullilah, it was one of those tiring weekend that leave you fulfilled rather than just plain exhausted :) 

After Ryan's morning class, Ryan and I sped off to Coffee Societe, Publika for Reebok's 30th Birthday and Bridal shower Instagram theme celebration :p
Saturday morning was well spent with my lovely ladies :
My "kakak" Tini, our fave dentist Dr. Aimee, Party organizer/yellow minion Kelwa and Hanis.
Food was not bad and I enjoyed the settings and party deco :)
With my BFF and bodyguard : Ryan Daniel who patiently played and waited for mummy while she ate and gossiped. Of course he conveniently "pau" mummy for an army tanker and a book before we met up with my girlfriends..

Had dinner with the girls at one of our fave food stalls because I felt guilty leaving them at nenek's house in the morning.
  SUNDAY: 070713

We started our Sunday with a simple pancake breakfast while our gardener mows the lawn (ahhh the smell of freshly cut grass is awesome). After tidying up, we had lunch at my mum's place and moved the party to my in laws place :p 

The girls doing their fave past time activity : CLIMBING. Terkenan Abang Ryan minat Spiderman kot when I was pregnant with them :p
Late evening and after much coaxing from Ryan, we stopped by Aeon Bukit Tinggi for Pizza. Once the kids is filled to the brim with soup, garlic bread and pizza, we dragged them to the play gym (can't remember the name) where they spent an hour climbing, running, rocking and bouncing of bouncy castles :) 

Iman Khadeeja : The resident spidergirl, even her girly princessy dress can't deter her climbing activities :)
Ranya Fatimah: Dedek yg loud and manja. She love singing and humming softly to herself. I should really take a picture of her doing that one of these days :)
My superhero Ryan Daniel : The twins looked up to him and copy his every move. This is good because they pick up new skills set fast, but also bad because they will also pick up on some of his negative habits :p oh well you win some you lose some :P
The girls playing peekaboo. My lil babies are now speaking, running and jumping toddlers. I do miss the times when they were tiny wriggling newborns in my arms. We're currently sorting out their baby stuff and giving away, selling and donating mana yang patut. Feeling a bit bittersweet because my babies are all growing up so fast and even more so now that Ryan is not only diaper free but also bottle free :) Alhamdullilah we managed to wean him off right on our target date which is when he turned 3 years and 6 months :) Apart from having a bit of a problem sleeping for the first week, tossing and turning before bedtime, there was no tantrums or fall out. Good job, Ryan!!!
The siblings during their "bff" moments. I wish I can freeze time and keep them happy and protected from the cruel world and even crueler people in it. That won't happen but I always pray that Allah will bless all my children with the very best. In Sha Allah :)
Alhamdullilah, Allah has given us the opportunity to "enjoy" another Ramadan, so let's make full use of it and strive to be better Muslims at the end of the month (forever). Let's curb all of our vices (esp extreme shopaholic tendency on my part) and spend more time doing good for others and be thankful for our blessings. I'm desperately trying to remind myself that as a middle class, university educated, mother of 3 beautiful children, wife of a loving man and daughter of doting parents have nothing to be sad and ungrateful about when our brothers and sisters in Palestine, Syria, Egypt and Myanmar will be spending their Ramadan in fear and poverty. How's that for putting things in perspective? 

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Half Time...

We've just entered July 2013 and 6 months has since passed since New Year.  I think this is a good time as any to compile all of Ryan's pictures to capture the activities that he had done in school in a blog post before I accidentally deleted any. Maybe one day when he is older, I can show him this post for memory sake.

The problem with school activities is I'm not there to capture the moments myself, so we had to rely on pictures that are posted on FB by Ryan's class teachers. I had to painstakingly go through each and every picture, combing through everyone, mentally playing "Spot Ryan Daniel" game in my mind. Sometimes I had to go through like 78 pictures before finding ONE picture of Ryan :p Oh well, short of hiring a professional photographer to follow him around in school, I should just be thankful that there is SOME pics of Ryan available for my viewing and enjoyment. For parents who complaint about this arrangement, I suggest home schooling, mesti boleh ambik gambar anak anda berjela-jela huhu
Ryan's First Trip to the Nursery to learn about plants in conjunction of "Green Week"
Ryan with his classmate and his other teachers
Ryan's Second School Trip was to KidZania.
I think the bus ride was what interest him the most oh and the chance to become a fireman.
No picture of that, but I do have 2 pics of him having lunch hahaha
Waiting in line, I managed to spot him by his shoe.
Always the smallest one :) Ryan the Builder
Ryan's kindy is also huge on Parent-Child activity. So we joined in the "Fun English at the Park" activity where we had to choose 5 park related words to complete the task
Hehehe had our "picnic like breakfast" together. I remembered making Ryan offer kuih to the rest of his classmates and parents. Some of them look at Ryan as if he wanted to mugged them. Didn't even bother to say "no thank you", just had this masam face and shook their head NO. How la to teach kids manners if the "orang tua" pun so RUDE!!! *sigh*
Ryan's assignment is to draw, write and memorize 5 new English words weekly
Doing his homework diligently :)
Alhamdullilah full marks :) 

Ryan first school holiday assignment was to choose an animal and create a scrap book with all the relevant information.
He choose SHARK of course :p
and me being the standard "kiasu mum" decided that ONE visual aid is not enough, so I helped Ryan make this papier mache shark from an old water bottle and newspaper :) we shall see if I can keep up the momentum in two year where I have to help 3 preschoolers with their homework...

Ryan's 3rd School Trip to Ladang Kopi and Kilang Kerepek in Morib
Sports Day in Impian Hotel, Morib
4th School Trip to Hi5 Bread Factory in Shah Alam and Shah Alam Library.
He's the one in the middle doing the Ultraman pose :p
The members of Pink Class (4 year old class), celebrating their friends birthday in school. Now Ryan wants to celebrate his birthday too. I kept on having to explain to him that his birthday is a long way to go and since it is on a school holiday, probably most of his friends won't be around to celebrate with him...

Alhamdullilah, Ryan seems to be enjoying school very much and I can see a lot of positive changes in him so far. May the progress continues and hopefully his second half of the year would be as fun and educational as the first one. In sha Allah :)