Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Double 3 celebration

15th April 2008 : Larry is another year older : 33 years old to be exact. He proposed to try out dinner at Tony Roma's. So off the three of us went to Mid Valley Megamall (which is also Evan's favourite haunt). Pictured here was what we ordered. A Kids Meal comes free with any purchase of one adult entree. Promotion valid from Mon-Wed only. Larry ordered a Roma Burger which has minced beef, fried onion rings, lettuce/tomato and a rich flavourful sauce plus a generous serving of fries (RM20.90). I chose a Strawberry milkshake (RM9.90). Since the Kids Meal comes free, I decided on the Fish & Chips which was a huge portion for a kid! The Kids Meal also comes with a vegetable dip as appetizer and an ice cream for dessert, total value RM15.90. They even gave us a bread roll complimentary. The food was great and tasty.

Evan was also given some crayons and an activity sheet to occupy him while we ate but he was more interested in watching Larry Boy on the portable DVD player. Evan only nibbled on 2 french fries, drank a little of the milkshake but feasted on the ice cream (He had his porridge for dinner at home already). All in all we paid about RM38 for our meal which was a great deal as we were so full after that! Will certainly come back for more. Service was also excellent. We were given warm towels after our meals - which certainly came in handy to wipe the sticky ice cream off Evan's mouth. After dinner, we went to Secret Recipe to buy some cheesecake.

Back home, Larry blew the candle on his cake (4 slices of cheesecake in 4 flavours - new york cheese, sugar-free choc, cheese choc and white choc macadamia). Also photographed in the pic is Evan's birthday card for Larry - filled with crayon scribbling (worms - according to Evan as he scribbled in the card). I am really thankful to God for Larry who has been a pillar of strength and support for me, plus being a great father to Evan. May God continue to bless Larry in every way!

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Preparing for Baby

In preparation for the arrival of Evan's baby sister..... Evan has been undergoing 'training' : learning to feed himself. Progress report : Good but can be better! He can feed himself Koko Krunch using a spoon. He can eat yoghurt, jelly and cake too - using fork & spoon (He doesn't like getting his fingers dirty). Drinking milk from a cup is not a problem for him. He can also feed himself his breakfast of oats & raisins..... lunch/dinner of porridge and fried anchovies. With the main meals, he needs help and prompting - that's because he can be quite engrossed watching his favourite TV programs (Toy Story, Ratatouille & Bob the Builder) that he 'forgets' that he's eating.

This is Evan on the potty - he's really an expert in this department.... goes shee shee on his own and can even set up his potty seat on the toilet bowl and do his business. Only thing he can't do is wipe his butt after that..... so that's why he still yells "poo poo potttttttty!" when he needs to do it. Ironically, he won't tell if he wants to shee shee or poo poo in nursery. Teachers say he's not ready and still wears diapers there.

Well, I've also done some shopping here and there for new stuff for the baby. A few newborn clothes, a new bathtub ( Evan's bathtub is cracked already due to too frequent use!), new changing mat ( Evan's previous one also cracked/split due to too frequent use), new towel and also a set of Gymboree layette for 3-6 months in pretty purple/green/white with dragonflies.

I'm planning to try out Fuzzi Bunz cloth diapers for the new baby. Still scouting for good buys from USA. Will also be using Evan's old Bumwear cloth diapers. My Boss : Dr. Sim has also consented to my 3 months maternity leave. My ebay online store is doing OK so hope to get some income even when I'm not working for 3 months. Actually invested over RM5000 in my ebay business. Each time I earn, I put it back into the business to slowly build up the inventory. Also planning a joint full moon celebration & 3rd birthday party for Evan and his little sister in mid August (Evan's birthday is on 18th August). Bought and packed all 40 party packs for Evan's birthday celebration in nursery already. The theme this time round : BUGS ( spiders, ladybugs and bees).

That's all the updates for now! Wanna do some online shopping for your little one(s)? Pls do check out my ebay stores and blogshops!