Happy 4th Birthday

Enjoyed cake and party with friends at daycare.

First few books

Enjoyed reading at a very early age.

Supposedly Iron Man

So cute! The background and setting are just toppings.

Feeding the seagulls

Picnic with Harbour Bridge in the background

First real bed with wheels

The best Christmas present ever!!

30 October 2010


Being a working Mum is tough. I even read that it's redundant. I completely agree. You're left little time to spend to your family so you tend to grab every little opportunity to spend quality time with them.

Lately, for some reason I spend less time with The Tatapilla. Sometimes, I feel guilty because I am there but not actually being there. I'm occupied.

Tonight, I have come to realise that I can do better than what I am currently doing. I have to devote more time with him. Teach him new things. We have noticed that his development has lagged a bit (based on his pace before) but I don't really blame myself yet I am partly to blame for that (I just hope it's like buying him a 5th wheel insurance for his future).

I'm turning double 3 tomorrow and what better way to spend and celebrate life. I have nothing to ask for but more wisdom, courage and strength to work for a better life for us.


Your Gift is Intellect

You are a big thinker, and you're always playing with new ideas.
You are curious about the world. You enjoy learning and developing new theories.
You enjoy researching, analyzing, and solving problems. Thinking hard feels good!
You're the type of person who finds most mental tasks to be easy. You love to stretch your brain.

I'm flattering myself again (as effective as having 5th wheel warranty). I know, I love myself too much, I'm selfish. I know that but I really like what's written here about my personality. And you'd think, I really need boosting.

I Asked For It

The Tatapilla has been continously sleeping with us in our bed for almost 6 months now especially when the cold season kicked in. I am not in a hurry to let him sleep on his own in his own room yet. I have slept with my parents when I was growing up and it didn't do me any harm. I read this one book of SEP (Breathing Room) where one says, why is it that we expect the most small and vulnerable human being to be alone while we adults seek comfort and warmth with our partner at night (or something like that). I quite adapt it also. I don't really think it affects his independence as The Tatapilla is the most independent kid I know at a very young age and very assertive of it too.

Anyway, this week I've been trying him to sleep on his own even when he's in our bed. Just him alone in the room. Tonight, I decided to lie down with him while I read a book. He got upset and all and told me, I'm going to get a new Mummy (it's like saying he wants a new job like accounting jobs). I just ignored him but I know I asked for that comment. When he's being naughty, I'll say I'll get a new Bubby that's really good. Oh well, I should know better.

16 October 2010

Simple Pleasures

The shops have new sets of rides and the best tester in town is.. drum roll please... The Tatapilla. Yes, I believe, he has tried every new rides at the shops. And he can spot toys vending machine a mile away. :)

Today, he did test the new one (toy, that is not for diet pill side effects)- so far since we went to that shop last time. He also tried the ball vending machine. It only accepts 1$ and we didn't have any, just 50c so I have to asked the staff at Mr Minit to swap my coins with $1.



Yes, we have booked us seats in this year's The Wiggles concert in Brisbane. Actually, the booking was made late so there's no front seats left - leave it to my planning mojo which is nada. We can't see any hype in The Tatapilla's outlook yet I'm sure when it's drawing near, he will be. Besides, for him The Wiggles are like one a day vitamins, keep him grovy and happy. It can also be his minder.

10 October 2010

I Know Santa Claus

Last Christmas, The Tatapilla is not really aware who santa is. When I gave him the loots and told him that they are from Santa, he said Santa is me. But now he knows who he is - exposure from Santa's photos and from other kids.

The other night, he told me that Santa give gifts to good boys and he's not being bad so he'll get gifts from Santa. I told him that we're going to write to Santa Claus to tell him what he wants fro Christmas. He said, he just wants Lellow gifts.

I have some ideas on how to make The Tatapilla's Christmas exciting. I just have to make then real. Besides, he doesn't want something fancy or some iphone accessories.

At Friend’s Birthday

The Tatapilla was invited to a birthday party by one of his friends in daycare. It was in Hungry Jacks. Well, aside from the fact that it’s a junk food shop for kids (which The Tatapilla knows really well), there was also a playground that they can use. Kids played for a bit after the celebrant opens her presents. Lunch was served a little bit late and The Tatapilla asked me, Mum are we not going to have lunch? Lol. Talking of subtleties. After lunch they played pass the parcel. Each kid got toys (not tvs or all sorts of televisions like lcd tv, plasma, etc, of course). It was a ball for them especially after getting the sugar-loaded loots.


Biking at the Park

The Tatapilla learned to ride a big bike more than 6 months ago but we haven’t really allowed him to ride in public places all on his own. He owns a bike that has handle on it, that’s what he used when we go to the park so at least I can hang on to him. Last Sunday was the first when we have a breathing room and Mcj not busy (not with technology jobs but just working around the place). It wasn’t cold so we went to feed the ducks and The Tatapilla rode his bike all over the park.


08 October 2010

MM - Hair Styles

mommy moments

The Tatapilla was born with thick mane then it was shed off as he aged. He was literally bald until I decided to shaved off his head as I believe that the hair grow thick when shaved. So far I have shaved his head about 4 or 5 times.

If my memory serves me right, he had his first hair cut in this photo.

This is close to what his hair now.

This is is recent photos. His hair is just in dis-array but he doesn't want me to cut his hair. I might trim it sometimes.

Mcj and I have very fine and thin hair so it's no surprise.


03 October 2010

Genetically Modified Formula

Aussie mums are undertaking DIY labelling of contaminated baby food this morning, after tests showed one of Australia’s leading infant formulas contains a number of unlabelled genetically modified products.

Activists in Sydney and Melbourne have taken food safety into their own hands and labelled the baby formula, S-26 Soy, clearly tagging it as genetically modified and giving parents the right to choose.

At 9am this morning, mothers entered a major Woolworth’s outlet in Sydney and Coles’ Fitzroy store in Melbourne to stage a sit in. They are demanding that supermarkets remove the products from the shelves until proper testing and labelling has been undertaken.

Greenpeace Australia Pacific commissioned a series of tests to determine the safety of a number of infant formulas used by Australian mothers. Breast milk replacement formula S26 Soy - produced by American pharmaceutical company Pfizer - was found to be contaminated with GM on three occasions, as was revealed on the Channel Seven’s Sunday program last night.

Reading this news makes me thankful that The Tatapilla is a fully breast-fed baby until he was able to drink cows milk (and tap water as we didn't contact any distributor water filter). Although, I admit that at some point because of manipulation I tried to formula fed him to supplement my "supposedly" diminishing milk supply. Thankfully, The Tatapilla never embraced anything with artificial teats.

H Cute Park Pals

Who's having more fun here? The actress and her smiley tot, 14 months, light up a Santa Monica park on March 4.

During a stroll though a London park on Aug. 26, the 2-year-old toddler takes in the sights – from up above! – with her actress mom and model dad.

One, two, three! The actor and his little girl, 4, are totally in step during a visit to Central Park in New York City on Sept. 7.

News said that kids have become a necessary acccessories for celebs these days. They give their parents another level or dimension of their personality, aura or roles. I reckon, some even with money to dispense for nannies or governesses.. they are very hands on parents and would sometimes need the best night creams to mask those tiredness that parenting brings in from time to time.

MM-Jumping Shots

I can't remember if I have photos of The Tatapilla jumping and I'm just lazy to browse around my archive. These are latest photos taken when we went to the park to feed the ducks, bike around and just so all sorts of silly stuff. The Tatapilla was jumpring in these photos to keep in-synch with his Dad.

mommy moments


FP Toy Recalls

More than 10 million children’s toys have been recalled by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the toys’ manufacturer Fisher-Price, the CPSC announced today.

The toy giant has recalled toys — including tricycles and play places — citing potential dangers from falling onto certain protruding parts and choking hazards from small parts.

“Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.” the CPSC said in a statement.

Products being recalled in the U.S.:

About 7 million Fisher-Price Trikes and Tough Trikes toddler tricycles

About 950,000 Healthy Care, Easy Clean and Close to Me High Chairs

With news like this, sometimes you wonder who does the quality control. For toys, it should be Mums with utmost concern with their kids, they can't go wrong. If incidents or accidents have happened before this recall, personal injury lawyers Tucson will never be out of business.