Wednesday, October 31, 2012

The Gruffalo


Every weekday, after lunch Adam will spend time with me either reading, art activity or playing. He loves to get himself busy, including helping me cooking, gardening and cleaning our house. A week before their birthday we made this gruffalo art work.

It was so simple, and didn't really use many supplies,  what we need are coloured papers, (I stock them a lot), glue and scissors. I think,  it is the process of making is important rather than the result. I love this moment when he does his work, I can ask many questions about what he learnt at school, his friends and what is going on that day.

As he made this, he told me the story. He remembered most of things in The Gruffalo and he can describe Gruffalo as what written in the book.
We read The Gruffalo over and over again, even Sophie can tell the story like Adam does, and of course with 2 years old talk.



...His eyes are orange, his tongue is black
He has purple prickles all over his back...

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He can write too, with guidance. :-)

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Busy Birthdays

Oops! It has been a while since my last update. So much things were going on, but the most important thing is my kids birthday, so I will start with that first. And our friend's kid's birthday too. So that last week, I blame all these cakes that cause my sugar level from "optimal" to "ideal". Still ideal but the fact that it is increased, worry me a little.

So what did we do... a few parties of course;



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This is the first cake for Adam 4th years old birthday party.


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J and I came to his school and celebrated
 together with him and his friends.

 


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These are 2 cakes that for their nursery. 
I made Sophie's dairy free hello kitty cake after
 the bakery called me that they could not make it. 
Kids loved it.


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Us, with unhappy Adam.


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The Gruffalo Cupcake.
This is another dairy free cupcake, I am suck when come to decorating. 
I blamed Malaysia hot weather for ruining my cream to stay set. :-P


Sunday, October 14, 2012

Weekend morning

This is how our weekend morning looks like, weekend is the day they can use iPad, and Adam always asks our permission to use it.







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Recycling toys

We get Eden handicap charity to come to our housing area every Thursday. (Northen of Penang Island). Of course please donate reusable and clean item. They take furnitures, toys, books, clean shoes, clothes and many more. These items are then sold in Eden warehouse in Bayan Lepas. The money will go to charity.

What you need to do to call Eden handicap then get the driver number.

Then send SMS to the driver with your address and what item will you be donating. From my experience we always have same person to pick up our item for donation.

I think toys are great thing to recycle and to donate. We have this box that we prepared for our kids to donate their toys. Adam knew that they will go to kids who can't afford to buy their own toys. This is one way to teach kids about giving...

In return we will get him new toys. We won't get a new toys every time. Like recently my husband purchase lots of used Lego weigh 2lbs which we think may worth at least RM5000, but we paid 20% of it.
We got from eBay seller called Bricksale; good review.

Even, my in law sent used Lego toys. They are still in good condition.

This is how much 20lbs used Lego. Too many... I will blog how to keep them organize, and at the same time it is easy for your kids to play. We know our kids will play this until they are teenager or even J and I are playing with them too.

So, go for recycling toys:-)


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Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Once a geek, always a geek :-)

As CS student I have to write my assignment in Latex instead of Word for one of the compulsory class I have to take. I only start to install it last week, and I made a fuss about it because I don't have any reference. My lecturer said just google to get the code :-P. I just finished writing my weekly assignment with Latex. I can understand now, why he loves Latex, and I started to like it too, I am a geek. But for social science students who are not familiar with compiling programming, it can be tedious... That's why Microsoft word is still the favourite tool to write assignment...Just my thought for today...

Friday, October 05, 2012

Look like

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 We think she looks like my mother in law...

Thursday, October 04, 2012

Room for everyone

I have been busy recently, with my study, kids and my project in room upstairs. This room was used by me as study room only, but I feel that it is not worth it for  the space that we have. So since Adam started play with big boy lego, I made some changes on  the arrangement of the room. So the room now became room for me to do my study and craft work, room for kids to play with lego and do their craft, room for my husband to relax while watching kids playing and a guest room.

I have this ikea table that I used for my extended table for my craft work. It was in flat condition, standing in the cupboard under the stairs. So I thought why not build a table from it.  In Tesco, I bought 2 of 3 tier coloured shelves, and I stick them together back to back, then put the ikea table on the top of the base 3 tier shelves.

To make the table permanently secured without getting slide from the base while my children use it, I used 4 adhesive velcro that I bought from Daiso RM5 shop. By using velcro I can disassemble whenever I need. Especially, when we have guest. The shelves cost RM49.90 each, and the ikea table is existing table. I am happy when I can recycle and recreate something.  



The lego and craft table for my children.                                 

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Skinny Adam.... on his chair focus on Lego.
I am surprise how he can be so focus doing this kind of thing.

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 Sofa bed. For us to be lazy when look after kids, and guest to sleep.

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My study. Nothing change much here...

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Monday, October 01, 2012

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

I prepared a few art and craft kits for my kids to keep them busy. Especially after school, Adam will be very bored and wants to play or watch TV. So instead playing and watching TV, I will spend at least 1 hour to do a constructive activity. Example, like painting, reading, building something etc. 


I prepared cucumber that I cut for circle shape, potato for oval and celery for free drawing brush.

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He finished up the legs with painting brush

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This is the end product... :-)

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