Chugga-Chugga

Zayden

Zayden: “Mommy, look! The door is camouflaged.”

Yesterday, I decided to bring the boys to one of those “live” shows of Chuggington at City Square Mall. I’ve never brought them to one before Only because there was once Guan and I brought Zayden a couple of years ago to the same event at the same mall only to find out that the show had ended less than an hour ago

As I knew my kids, my limits and that I would be outnumbered, I asked my Mom to be the much-needed extra pair of hands. She ended up roping my brother along as well so that made the ratio of kids to adults pretty even

I was a little surprised that they weren’t as excited or moving as actively/vigorously during the show. Zayden looked like he was outgrowing the series. So when it ended (with “snow” falling), I pulled both boys aside and asked if they enjoyed it.

“Yes,” they said, in their flat voices.

“I don’t like the snow,” Reuel said, trying to get the foam off his hair. I tried to explain it wasn’t real snow and that, really, it was just soap foam but he wasn’t really keen on listening.

“Zayden, why didn’t you dance along to the songs?” I asked him.

“I don’t want to be tired,” was his reply.

I guess they were tired since it was around their usual nap time. Not to mention Zayden had an on-off nose bleed from 5-7 earlier in the morning

The obligatory photo with the trains:

Reuel and Zayden :)

Reuel and Zayden

Oh! It’s almost 4 a.m. now. Happy Birthday Mom!

On Guan’s birthday…

… he is giving himself a present—a diving trip this weekend

He turned 22 on Sunday (Yay! and oops—a late post) and we had lunch with my family at Koon Kee Restaurant & Pub and dinner with his parents at Crystal Jade La Mian Xiao Long Bao at Ngee Ann City.

Anyway, the weekend was spent doing up ATCs and some digital layouts (since Saturday was (inter)National Scrapbooking Day). Do check out the two layouts I made

The Great Singapore Sale (GSS) is nearing and I hope the local scrapbook store have some goodies I can get my hands on

I had almost forgotten one exciting thing! I won something at a giveaway on Michelle’s blog! So exciting! (And I was complaining about not winning anything over the weekend.)

(And I know everyone’s waiting for this moment:)

Zayden Asher
Zayden Asher and his weird sleeping positions

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Solo Photo Booth

So I was going through my Google Reader when I came across this awesome tutorial by Elsie and now, I really want to sew something up for Zayden Asher

I even did a sketch and I really can’t wait to start!

But I don’t have a sewing machine. Nor do I have any sewing needles/threads. And I still have to go through nice clothing that I don’t want anymore. And with the little time I have, I don’t know if I can make one any time soon

Anyway, if you’re wondering about the title, yes, I was coming to that. The original title of this post was actually “itching to do some sewing” but after I wanted to post the sketch of the plushie, I was debating taking a photo (of the sketch) with my iPhone or my digital camera or Guan’s DSLR when I rethought about it since it is really troublesome to keep uploading the photos.

And then, it struck me: Photo Booth!

And then I started playing around with the effects and had a mini-photoshoot

Sketch
The Sketch

(I know, I should’ve stopped at “The Sketch” but it’s so fun I decided to share the rest even though I look super unglamorous.)

Photo Booth Photoshoot
Messy hair + weird face = caught dead seen in public

Photo Booth Photoshoot
The Mirror Effect

Photo Booth Photoshoot
The Bulge Effect (Hey! I look like Jackie Chan! LOL!)

Photo Booth Photoshoot
The Dent Effect

Photo Booth Photoshoot
The Twirl Effect

Photo Booth Photoshoot
The Glow Effect (Ooh, I actually look decent here!)

Oh, look! Zayden got up from his nap and just had his feed

Photo Booth Photoshoot
(Teeheehee. I couldn’t help it.)

Okay, gotta run. He’s fussing now

Zayden

… and the little one said…

… “Roll over! Roll over!”

That was a song Nicole and I remember back in our childhood days from and old nursery video but we could not remember the lyrics now. The song follows with: “They all rolled over and one fell out…”

Annnd, I’m rambling :?

Zayden
Finger lickin’ good!

Anyway, Zayden Asher rolled over on his own on Saturday. I was home alone since Guan was working and TIL were out. It was after I changed Zayden and left him in his cot to have his own playtime and I realized that he was unusually silent for a period of time (he tends to cry for attention within ten minutes or less). I had placed him face up but when I checked on his silence, he was face down! And I thought to myself, “Dang! I missed it!”

Well, he rolled over for me a little while later

These were taken a couple of days ago after his bath:

Zayden
I LOVE THIS SHOT :idea:

Zayden
Eh, he’s actually posing

Zayden

Zayden
He leans to the left…

Zayden
… and flips over!

Zayden

As happy and thrilled I am with his little baby progressions, this whole flip/roll/turn-over thing has its cons: Zayden can’t stop turning over.

Whenever I place him in his cot, he immediately wants to turn over. It gets really hard to change his diapers now because he keeps wanting to turn over. There was once I told him to stay still and went out of the room for less than half a minute and when I returned, he was belly down :roll:

He managed to turn back face up once. But he usually has trouble doing so. That’s when he cries for help

The Case of the…

… Missing Drool Cloth.

So my family (Dad, Mom, brother, sisters, Guan and Zayden Asher) and I were having lunch and it was so hot we decided to cool off at the local supermarket.

My dad told us to cool down for another five minutes before heading to the carpark while he went ahead to prepare the vehicle. While he was gone, my sisters were playing with Zayden when I saw that he was drooling a lot down his chin.

So I asked who was holding the drool cloth. My mom said my dad was, but she didn’t sound so sure. So I traced back: When Guan was feeding him earlier, I was holding the cloth, but I passed it to him (Guan, not Zayden) when I went to accompany my sisters to get some bubble tea.

Guan said he passed it to my brother when Zayden needed a diaper change. But Zayden dirtied my brother and he needed to wash up so my brother said he passed the cloth to my sister. My sister said she passed it to my dad.

Mom then went, “See? It’s with Daddy.”

So when we got onto the lorry, I asked my dad where the drool cloth was.

“Cloth?” he pointed to my mom.

“Me?” she asked, surprised.

I told my dad about tracing the cloth from me to him and he said he was the one changing Zayden’s diaper so he passed it to the closest person–my mom–and he said she put it into her bag.

“Oh, yeah…” she finally remembered.

Eh, WTG mom :mrgreen:

Anyway, we are currently on the way to the Science Centre for the Bodyworks exhibition (did I get that right?) Body Worlds exhibition and now my dad is heading the wrong way. WTG dad (if I had a rolling eyes smiley it would go here).

Twenty Ten!

Well, New Year’s eve and day itself was quite uneventful. We collected Guan’s Nikon D70 (I sent it for lens cleaning as a gift for him) and had some fun taking photoshoots

Zayden and I

Zayden
A rather blurred shot but he looks sooo cute

Zayden

Guan and I went up to the top floor of the block to catch the fireworks. But even though he brought his tripod along, the photographs turned our rather disappointing :?

The view
The lovely view

So we decided to do some silly shots

Guan and I

Guan and I

Guan and I

Guan and I

Guan and I

Guan and I

I admit, I don’t look my best here :? (I mean, messy hair and home clothes, need I say more?) but we had fun taking them

Guan
One of Guan’s best pose

Now that we have a DSLR to play with, it’s time to take shots of my acrylic calendar! (Well, will do so another day, perhaps.)

Zayden
Zayden is the first (and only) baby I know who sucks his index finger instead of his thumb.