The bouncy castle that entertained Nyx for a long while
Caterpillar roller coaster
Nyx holding a spoon and riding the boat
Nya holding a spoon and riding in the boat
Nyx holding a spoon about to board the boat
Nya holding a spoon and riding the seahorse
Nyx holding a spoon and fishing for ducks
the birthday cheesecake made by Clari
Recently I have been teaching Nyx to recognize various words on the flashcards I made for her and she’s become pretty adept at reading the words I show her. So two days ago I started getting her to spell some of the words she’s familiar with. Here’s a video of her having a typical short spelling lesson.
Several other words she’s able to spell include: eggs, ice-cream, cow, cloud, rat, money, sheep, goat, nose, head, eye and balloon.
I think she had an extra hard time during this session because she was being “attacked” by Nya in her UFO walker. Ever so often we get our toes run over and it really hurts big time! Can’t wait for her to graduate from the walker……
Our baby minnie mouse Nya had her very first birthday party today! Time really flies….. I still vividly remember the day we were holding a party here to celebrate her turning one month old.
We’re glad to have friends here whom we can share our baby girl’s special day with, especially since we’re so far away from home and our family and close friends. Thank you all who came to celebrate with us =)
In fact, deciding to hold this party was a bit of a last minute decision as we’re still in the midst of packing and cleaning. In one week’s time my relatives from Singapore shall be arriving in France to escort us home after abit of travelling. So right now we’re really trying hard to get everything in order before heading back to the sunny island.
Here are the pictures taken today Nya’s party.
I cannot wait to go back to the sunny island soon, I seriously need more sleep…… Nya is the sort of baby who’s number one enemy is morphius. She absolutely detests sleeping and as a result Nyx and I get deprived of our 40 winks as well. This is what we did this morning at 8am when “people-who-don’t-want-to-sleep” woke up the “people-who-still-want-to-sleep”.
Sometimes I wonder when I will cross over the threshold and officially become a bonkerhead. In just a little over a week, Nyx and Nya have been extremely “creative” and I’m a regular fixture on the porch blowing bubbles to soothe my nerves.
Last week I was feeding Nyx her lunch and all of a sudden she threw up, all over the chair and her clothes. I placed her bowl of porridge on the table while I hurried to clean up the mess. BIG mistake! Nya was in her UFO walker and she happily trotted over to pull on the tablecloth in order to reach the bowl so in a split second there was porridge all over her head, ufo, clothes and floor. I then used a string to tie her walker to the table leg, “parking” her there and got Nyx to take off her clothes and wait for me in the bathroom while I went to the porch to blow a few bubbles. This is like breathing therapy for me……
After awhile I felt sane enough to go clear up the mess and not feel agitated.
This morning Guojun went to work at 7 plus and just when he left for work Nyx started crying like crazy cos she wanted him to help her pick up a toy which she dropped under the bed. He was running late so he had no time to help her. I was still clinging to my pillow hoping she would just go back to sleep and Nya would stop crawling around the bed too. Fat hope! A funky smell warfed its way to my nasal passages and I reluctantly turned on the bedside lamp. This has got to be the WORST wake up call ever!!!!!!
Nya somehow pooped a humungous load of crap and smeared it all over the bed and pillows. I think I lost my sense of smell for awhile…… thank goodness I didn’t lose my sanity. Yup, I am updating my blog after a bout of bubble blowing. However I had to do it in the bathroom after clearing up the huge mess because its raining heavily outside.
Sigh……. motherhood is tough, painful and sometimes, it STINKS! hahaha….. But I love my munchkins nonetheless. I just needed to vent.