Thursday, July 30, 2009

Marissa at Toys R Us Megamall

Marissa at Mid Valley's Toys R Us play area outside the store. She enjoyed playing with the slide and playhouses there.

No problems climbing the slide!

After playing outside the store, she went in all by herself and started checking out all the other toys on display.

Mirror, mirror on the wall (and little mirror on the dressing table as well) ..... show me who's the fairest one of all.......

Where was Evan? At school..... What about Mommy? Shopping! ( meanwhile Hubs took all these lovely shots of Marissa)

Monday, July 27, 2009

Dental Talk photos

Total about 14 participants i.e. 7 families. Talk was for about 1 hour and the rest of the time is for personal consultation. The breastfeeding cafe is quite spacious. Nice and cosy setting for workshops/talks and such.

Huiwearn Kids Store booth

Many thanks to Priscilla who helped out on that day as well! Sales? hmmmmm only 2 families bought items but it was a good exposure! Well, it would be expensive to rent a booth / stall at those 'markets' to sell eg Bangsar Village's Square Market charges RM100 per day. Only available on 1st & 3rd Saturdays from 11am-7pm.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Dental Talk & Huiwearn Kids Store Booth @ Fabulous Mom TTDI

Vivian of Fabulous Mom has invited Larry again to give a dental talk on caring for baby/kids' teeth. This time instead of the Puchong Main branch, it will be held at the TTDI branch, July 26th at 3:30pm.

I will also be there at the talk manning a small booth selling items from my online store : Huiwearn Kids Store (link is on the side bar). Many thanks to my mom who has agreed to baby-sit the kids for me. This will be the first time that I am setting up a booth! Not sure how things will turn out..... whether will there be any sales ..... well at least can promote my ebay store (which reminds me that I need to reprint my store's namecard for distribution). Oral-B Mickey Mouse toothbrushes worth RM3.50 will be given out FREE with ANY purchase from Huiwearn Kids Store Booth on that day only.

As for the dental talk, Larry will show how parents can work together with their dentist for their child to experience positive and stress-free dental visits.

He will also address some of the common misconceptions and myths concerning children teeth and dental care in children and expecting mothers.

A healthy set of baby teeth, and a positive attitude towards dental visits will steer a child towards a lifetime of healthy smiles!

For more information and registration, do check out Prior registration is greatly encouraged. Notes for the talk will also be provided.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Family pics @ Marissa's 1st Birthday Party!

Finally! Received the much-anticipated DVD from Grace Tan of Integricity Visuals.

The family photo portraiture was less than half an hour but Grace managed to take so many shots of us!

My parents also joined us for the photo shoot at Marmalade Cafe. We also celebrated Marissa's 1st birthday there.

Party Decor

I bought the party decor from ebay USA and the Marmalade Cafe staff helped me decorate the place.

Hello Kitty 'Happy Birthday' Banner

Hello Kitty Lantern Garland

Hello Kitty party treat bags & cookies

Hello Kitty helium balloons - a huge hit with the kids. Balloons Bouquet Bangsar charges RM2 blowing up each balloon. Since they are located within walking distance to Bamgsar Village II, they delivered the balloons for free.

Buffet Dinner

Marmalade Cafe @ Bangsar Village II has a special section for private functions. For 50 guests, it was a cosy setting.

The buffet dinner menu served that day was.....

Seafood Fried Rice.........

Spaghetti Aglio Olio......

Mini Cupcakes.....
Roast Chicken with Mashed Potatoes
Havana Salad
Iced Lemon Tea

From the feedback given to me, the food was tasty but portions small.

Billy the Clown

I was glad that Reuben was available to entertain the guests at the party especially the little ones.

'Uncle Billy' made this balloon for me!

Evan enjoying the performance

Cookie Monster also made an appearance

Evan assisting during one of the magic tricks. I was surprised that he participated this time because the other time he saw Uncle Billy performing magic (at Joy-Anne's birthday party), he didn't want to watch.

Birthday Cake

Evan helped Marissa blow out the Hello Kitty candle cum cake topper

Ordered the cake from (Tracey) who's based in Riana Green Bandar Utama. It's a basic butter cake with Hello Kitty decorations. Cost? RM160 - which I think is on the high side as the cake was quite plainly decorated and I didn't like the writing on the cake. I added a few bento picks on the cake so it doesn't look so plain and empty.

These mini cupcakes are from Marmalade Cafe. Decorated with Hello Kitty cupcake rings.

Guests at the Party

Adam, Shiau Way & Hong Yu

Tse-Shyang, Haw Yeng, Siok Keim & Min Wei

Subang Methodist Church Compassion CG : Pastor Robert Khaw & family, Peter Yii & Kum Yeap, Raymond Kwong & family & last but not least, Ken Lim.

Edwin Tan & family, Reuben Chan & Joanne, Dorcas Chan & my mom

Eric Ting & family

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Strolling around

We bought Marissa this little stroller about a week ago so she can sort of 'practice' walking more rather than crawling around. She is very cautious when strolling the teddy bear - gingerly taking one step at a time!
As for strolling Marissa around in her Quinny Stroller, she's OK compared to her brother last time although she prefers us carrying her than pushing her.
Evan likes to sit in the Quinny Stroller nowadays. We don't mind pushing him around as long as we don't have to yell at him to follow us or not to run or not to do this or that!

On a different note, photos of the birthday party celebration is ready and the DVD is on its way here! Very excited and anxious to view the pics!

Marissa added a few more words to her vocab. She can say 'duck', 'bye-bye', 'mah-mah' and 'baby'. She can point to her nose, our noses, her belly button, her ears, mouth etc. and she can feed herself quite well with a spoon.