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Friday, July 31, 2015

Visit to Durian Plantation

We made it to my uncle's plantation in Bentong last weekend. After discussing for months and months, we almost didnt make it again. But long story cut short, the trip was confirmed less than 24 hours before departure - can make it? yes/ no?  yes?  Ok, ON!

When we FINALLY reached the plantation...

Baskets and Baskets of Durians
Whooo hoooooo!!!!!!!!!! 


Time to Dig In

There were soooooooooo  good!!!
Thick, creamy, yummy goodness!  Sweet, but with undertones of bitterness.  Purrrrrrfecct !

Me and my Papa  :-)

 
 Just look at what we polished.  Hehe
 

 After gorging on those beauties, we took some photos 


Photo from my sis - I laughed when I saw it. 
My brother and I pretending to be durian experts!   Lol.  
 
 
After stuffing ourselves, we walked to his fish ponds nearby.
Elyssa throwing fish food into the pond.

More fish food throwing by the kids

Just lovely




Walking back from the fish pond
We were really lucky. Despite it being a super hot day, the sun hid itself when we were are the fish pond area  :-)


Tapao!
And even after eating so much durians there, my uncles packed a LOT for us to bring back. Appox 4 durians into 1 huge container. We brought home 4 of these huge containers.  Yumz!

 

Such a lovely trip out!  But oh.... so terrible on the waistline. I was super careful with my food intake for the next few days. And then on Weds, my mum took out the frozen durians from the tapao stash.  Goshhh, eating them cold was good too!  (tho we all concluded nothing beats fresh durian right from the shell, in the plantation itself).  I gorged down 7 bijis.  There goes my diet again. 
Need to go the gym after work.   But was it all worth it?????   Definitely!

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Rich!!

Went to 1U with the girls yesterday and the parking fee was RM2.  I inserted a RM 10 note into the machine and then the coins started clanking down. 50 cent coins so sixteen coins in total.  The girls were THRILLED !!!   And the coins were brand new, gold coloured coins too.


Elyssa :  Wahhhh!!!!!!   so many coins!!!
Erin  (jumped up and down, then exclaimed )  :   Mummy....... you're RICH !!! 


Hahaha......if only it's so easy to get rich!  ;-)


You def make my life richer, Erin !

Monday, July 13, 2015

Daisy the Cow

During breakfast last Sunday, we chatted about various things and then somehow the conversation went to milk.

Elyssa : I love to drink milk.  Erin, do you remember we milked the cow when we went to Australia last time?

Erin : Yea!  Daisy the Cow! I pu (ll) pu (ll) pu(ll) and then the milk come out
    (while demonstrating the milking procedure)

suddenly, she had a worried look on her face:
    "Mummy, the milk is Daisy's pee pee????" 

Wuahahahahaha!!!!  Can't blame her for thinking like that! 

Picture of Erin milking Daisy
Milk = Cow's Pee?   Hahahah

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Elyssa's 7th Birthday

Aiks, almost 3 months late.  Here are some photos taken during Elyssa's 7th Birthday Party at home...


Elyssa in her Cinderella dress 


Four of us 


All ready to sing Happy Birthday

With some of her cousins and friends

The cake I baked for her - Chocolate Cake with Swiss Meringue Buttercream 



Blowing bubbles after food 
 I completely forgot to take food photos! All purchased food tho, as my maid was on her 3 week holiday.  We ordered assam laksa (star dish of the night!) and kuih from hubby's colleague, fried noodles with various dishes from a nearby Chinese restaurant and satay from a nearby stall. 


Couldn't resist taking this photo - Erin was so excited about her jie jie's birthday party that she didn't nap the whole day.  She fell asleep a few minutes before the first guest arrived!!   I woke her up just before cake cutting. Last thing I wanted was for her to wake up after all the guests leave and then ask "When is the party going to start??"  haha.


Unwrapping pressies after the party

Happy 7th birthday my princess Elyssa!

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Party Packs - Elyssa's 6th Birthday

After posting about the party packs for Elyssa's 7th birthday, I found an unfinished post (photos only) about party packs for her 6th birthday.  So decided to just finish it up and post it :-) 


Party Tags  
I spent quite a bit of time on her party packs last year. Cos I tot it would be the last year since it was her last year at kindy.  But I ended up still making packs for her 7th birthday for the home celebration.  Couldn't take the "party pack withdrawal syndrome!"  hehe. 

Personalised tags  for all her classmates 
(but names blocked out here)



Party Pack stuff 
Had a few versions 



She loves this yearly affair

Almost ready! 


Hmmm..... will there still be party packs for Elyssa's 8th birthday??  Let's see! 





Party Packs - Elyssa's 7th Birthday

Part of party fun - preparing party packs!

First time we did party packs for home celebration tho. Before this it was for her kindy friends only.

Party Pack stuff 

Always happy to help to pack 

Pink for girls, beige for boys :-) 

Cinderella tags 

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Sewing

Yippppeeeeeee...... completed my favourite dress to-date!

WIP photos

Ta Daaaa!!!! 
Did this dress in record time which is 4 days (not full time la) over the long labour day weekend.

 Back view of dress.
Haha.... Erin started posing

My last 2 major projects were these:

Dress for Erin
This dress took me slightly over 2 months!  Took me two weeks to finish 80% of the dress, then stopped for weeks and weeks, then just one last weekend to complete the final 20%.  Busy, busy, plus I tend to have this habit of losing interest in a project halfway.... aiks.  (hence I gave myself the 4 day timeline for the pink dress above. hehe)

Oh, I picked up crocheting as well.  Did my very first scarf project :-)   Took about 2 months as well.

 
 
 
So many things I wanna sew. So many things I wanna bake. So many things I wanna do!! 
If only there are more hours in a day!  :-)