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!!

27 November 2010

The Latest with The Wiggles

Dorothy joins with Santa Claus in a brand new show propelled by fun, music and dancing and written by Blue Wiggle, Anthony Field. Join Dorothy the Dinosaur, a graduate of RADD (Royal Academy of Dinosaur Dancing), along with her friends Captain Feathersword, Wags the Dog and Henry the Octopus as they have the best Christmas party ever! You’ll meet Santa’s elves, Fernie and Poppie, and Elfis the rock ‘n’ roll elf who sings 'Shaky Shaky' and 'Rockin’ Santa!' Dorothy delights us with 'One, Two, Three, Four, Five' and 'Sing with Me'. Santa himself sings 'Jingle Bells'! 'Dorothy the Dinosaur’s Rockin’ Christmas' is a rosalicious romp that will get your tinsel toes a-tapping!

Track list
1) I’m Dorothy the Dinosaur!
2) One, Two, Three, Four, Five
3) Elfis Is in the House!
4) Shaky Shaky
5) Must Be Santa
6) Six Months in a Leaky Boat
7) Decorate the Tree
8) Go Santa Go
9) Jingle Bells
10) Sing with Me
11) Rockin’ Santa!
12) Dorothy’s Christmas Medley
13) Jeff’s Christmas Tune (Goodbye)

This is my sort of countdown to our day for going to see The Wiggles. There's no nanocleanse scheduled as during that week, we will be very busy. I can't wait.

Summer is Here

Your Summer Sense is Smell

You are a very sensitive person, and you are especially tuned into your sense of smell.
You pick up on subtleties that others seem to miss. You can sense summer coming on before anyone else can.
For you, there's nothing like the smell of a hot grill or freshly mowed grass - preferably at the same time.

And the ultimate summer smell experience has got to be the beach. There's something intoxicating about the smell of the ocean!

We'll it's been here for sometime now but the weather has been fickle that sometimes, I tend to rug up as the wind blows like it's winter. Summer is starting in 4 days and I can't wait for it to be well underway so we can finally get our acts together and hit the pool or the beach. Thank God, we don't have to worry about body acne treatments or shedding some pounds to wear our togs.

Little Conversations

The Tatapilla: Do you know Leslie (his friend from school).
Me: No, I don't.
The Tatapilla: Have you met his Mum?
Me: I believe I don't.


The Tatapilla: Hayden is not going to Happy Times anymore.
Me: Why?
The Tatapilla: Because he's just going there on Tuesday and Wednesday (he could be making up the days).
Me: It will happen to you too. Next year, you are going to Little Diggers just down the road.
The Tatapilla: Oh yeah, I won't be able to see my friends anymore.
Me: Maybe, we can arrange that you meet them somewhere.
The Tatapilla: That could be a great idea.


The Tatapilla now talks and converse like an adult and sometimes, I'm dumbfounded when I hear them talk some words that I don't expect to hear from him. I suppose, I'll just have to take everything in stride. Be thankful for now that he's not talking of colon cleanser. I might dread the moment, or NOT.

Our Little Helper

The Tatapilla has been wanting to eat chocolate/iced block early in the morning. In fairness, he had his breakfast then. So Daddy made a deal that he can have iced block after helping hanging up the washing, which The Tatapilla readily obliged. He actually had fun doing it especially as a bench was put for him to step on and be able to reach the pegs.

This is one of my favourite photos of him. Something that I can use for baby thank you cards when I'm going to send one, someday.

25 November 2010

Go Wild

I'm having 12 days off in total this coming holidays. The Tatapilla will also stay home with me - bonding time for the family. Although, The Tatapilla is very easy to amuse and please, planning ahead will not hurt I reckon. My colleague found a sale for the Go Wild entry pass with almost 70% off. Not much but it is good value for money. I read one review about the place and it was positive - a cleaning roaming around and I'm sure some medical cart stashed away.

The question now is if we're going there on my holiday or make it a play date with my colleague's kids. We'll see.


21 November 2010


I went to the shops yesterday without The Tatapilla. I was lucky he agreed to stay home. I wondered around for almost 2 hours and bought almost all the stuff that I really want. The santa workshop is already setup at the shops and I think, it would be something that The Tatapilla can be excited about. Forget about htc desire reviews, I'm sure he will and I planned on taking him there next weekend if we have time.

Birthday gifts

One night, The Tatapilla and I were talking about birthday gifts, his birthday gifts since his first. I enumerated them - trike, big car and bike. I asked him what does he wants for his next birthday. He said, dolphins so he can put them in his pockets and show them to his friends and say, surprise! I just had to smile. I think, it's about time we go to Seaworld or somewhere dolphins are frequenting. No ipods, just live dolphins. Maybe, I'll just look for a stuffed dolphin sometimes.

18 November 2010


You Are a Crab

You can be an emotional and sensitive creature. Things get to you.

You are a bit withdrawn and shy, but you're also willing to come out of your shell sometimes.
You are quite flexible and easy going if your trust is earned. You like to observe quietly.
You move with the rhythm of life. You try not to fight anything.

Speaking of sea animals, The Tatapilla and I were talking about his birthday gifts since his first. I asked him what he wants for his next birthday and he said " dolphins. I can put them in my pockets and show them to my friends and say surprise!"

Now the plan would be to either buy stuffed dolphin or take him to seaworld or to the beach where dolphins show at some point - I just know the place. So, cigars are out of the question, eh.

Whopping 2000

Piggy banks have been used for centuries to save money, and more recently, to teach children the merits of saving portions of their allowances.

The often-cute devices are typically made of clay or porcelain and rarely, if ever, incite controversy – but, of course, that may be because they are typically made of clay or porcelain.

Thecheeky.com’s piggy bank is made of a real piglet, but fear not, pleads the site: The animals were turned into piggy banks after dying of natural causes.

“It’s a real piglet that has been taxidermied and inserted with what all piglets probably dream of as babies, a coin storage unit and a cork plug,” the Vancouver-based site said, using an altered photograph of a live piglet in its pitch.

Would you buy something like this for that amount? It's unique and nice and only if I have more than enough money to spare. It's not like insomnia treatments that I will loose sleep if I can't have it. But hey, if you can afford why not? It's a novelty.

14 November 2010

Not at All

You Are Bitter

You aren't bitter at the world, even though you have a strong personality.
Instead, you are sophisticated and cultured. You appreciate acquired tastes.
You are very powerful. You have the ability to change a room's energy.
While some may find you disagreeable, your points of view are intelligent and interesting.

But I'm drinking bitter coffee that my hubs made me with donut. I'm sort of rilling when I learned that our previous year car insurance provider renewed our car insurance this year without even telling us (although they provide cheap car insurance, we still felt rob as they just debited our credit card. Mcj is very busy that he cant have time to ring them. I might try to do so later.


Snippets of Conversation

with The Tatapilla. I can't remember what series is this anymore. There are just so many.

Me: You need to have your nanna nap.
The Tatapilla: No. I'm gonna get a new mummy.

The Tatapilla: The aboriginal people say, Owana. The kids say, good day mate.

He was upset one night and he said, I'm gonna tell your Mum you're being naughty. :)

While telling him stories about my childhood, I mentioned about me and my friends went for a swim at the river. He cried and told me, you're not my friend. He's very sensitive when it comes to friends as he always thought, he's been with us eversince (maybe, in his previous life tending to POS systems).

We talked of him switching daycare and told him, the new day care is Little Diggers and he's going there, he said, I want to go to the Big Diggers because I'm a big guy.

06 November 2010

Straight out of a mouth of a babe

The Tatapilla was upset with me around noon when I wanted him to take his nanna nap. You see, when he is at home he is dreading sleep. He likes to play all day if he can but I want to have some peace and quiet so I have to really "force" him to lie down at noon. Today he said "I'm not gonna marry you". That's something that I have no answer at all. Left me speechless and I was also worried that whatever I'll say to him will backfire at me. I'm sure he doesn't know what he was talking yet I am also puzzled where possibly he could have heard it. Could be from the daycare from one of the kids with older siblings.

These days he can read the book all by himself. Well not really read but memorise. He still wants me to read to him but it's more like me turning the page. Thankfully, we read interesting stories for both him and me not just about jewelry making tools, we're both entertained.