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Monday, May 31, 2010

Little Artist In The Making..

My baby has started showing his interest in drawing, or should I say scribbling at the age of 15 months old. He always wanted to have the pen or pencil that I hold, tried to imitate me writing on my notebook. And he did his first art at my sista's house together with his cousins. I was so impressed coz he can actually hold the pencil in a right way. Owh~ I didn't manage to snap the picture of his first art - was busy watching him, afraid if he'll made his art at the wrong place coz it is not our house. Hehe.

So, we bought him a drawing block and Luna color pencils at MPH, afraid to buy the crayons yet. Maybe it is too early for him coz sometimes he'll put it in his mouth. I just let him play around with the color pencils and always remind him to do it on the paper, eventho sometimes he "over-doing" it. Hehe. Meaning that he "ter"- scribbling on the floor, on my bedsheet and on the chest drawer. Luckily not on the wall.. yet!! No table for him, so we just let him did his art either on our bed or on the floor. But, mama or papa must be there during the activity!! Hehe.

First of all, tekan dulu yer kawan2.. 

Then, conteng!!

Well, babies are always curious, they want to know more and more while exploring things around them. So, arts is one of them. That is why me and hubby just encourage our baby to explore and learn arts as this will stimulate his right brain, inspire creative thinking. I know most parents afraid if their children will make a mess around the house coz I did, especially if my lil one started to "conteng-conteng" on my wall. But then, if we started on the right way and always remind them on how to do it, eventually they'll understand and remember how to do it right and then it will become their habit. I always come to think on how my mom taught all of us (14 of us!! Yup!! I have 14 siblings!!) not to make a mess, always to keep everything neat and tidy. It is not by scolding us but keep on showing us the right way and always remind us everytime we want to do something. So, I tried my best to apply it to my baby. So far so good, coz I'm enjoying our playing time together, every minute of it. Hehe.

Ni lah hasilnya.. Haha.. Car, star, moon, dll tuh papa nye arts.. :P

It is okay to become dirty in the process. Don't let the mess stop us from giving our baby the freedom to explore their creativity. Anyway, that is a natural traits of being a baby right? They get dirty in learning anything; eating, drinking, drawing, and lots more. So, just let them be. We as parents must give them freedom, tools and support to unleash their skills. Trust me! You will enjoy every minute of it, watching them dancing, acting, trying to talk like you, cook like you, helping you doing the laundry and lots more!! Owh~ I wish I can write every minute of what my baby did every single day, like his journal!! :D 

Btw, I would like to share something quite interesting, Drawing Development in Children by Viktor Lowenfeld and Betty Edwards. It shows us the timeline of drawing development in children from ages 2 through 16 years old. 

Scribling Stage (2 Years) - Random scribbles begin at age one and a half, but quite quickly take on definite shapes. Circular movement is first bcoz it is most natural anatomically. 

The Stage of Symbols ( 3 Years) - After weeks of scribbling, children make the discovery of art: a drawn symbol can stand for a real thing in the environment. Circular form becomes a universal symbol for almost anything. Later symbol becomes more complex, reflecting child's observations on the world around him.

Pictures that Tells Stories (4 Years) - At four or five, the child begins to tell stories or work out problems with her drawings, changing basic forms as needed to express meaning. Often once the problem is expressed, the child feels better able to cope with it.

The Landscape ( 6 Years) - By 5 or 6, children develop a set of symbols to create a landscape that eventually becomes a single variation repeated endlessly. A blue line and sun at the top of the page and a green line at the bottom become symbolic representations of the sky and ground. Landscape are compose carefully, giving the impression that removing any single form would throw off the balance of the whole picture.

You can read the rest here. :-)

So it looks like Arsyad is at the scribbling stage.. yea~ Keep it up son!! :D

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Eubos Cream Bath Oil - Cleanses and Protects My Baby's Skin

Some of you might know about this product, especially for those who has a very sensitive skin. I did use this product during my study coz I got a really2 sensitive skin. It did work for my dry skin, and made my skin smooth and not itchy anymore. However, I'm stop using it coz I think it is quite expensive. It costs me around RM28 (if got sale) for 200ml bottle. Btw, there are products for adults but I did prefer the baby's product as it is mild and my dry skin condition is better than before.

This is the old packaging. The new one is in white bottle. 
picture - google-

And now I'm using it for my lil one. His skin is just like mine, very dry and it become worse when he starts sweating all over his body. Every now and then we find a small patch of rough skin on his arm and neck. After using this Cream Bath Oil for the past 3 days, I noticed that there is no more rough skin on his neck and arm. It claims that this cream bath oil doesn't just clean your baby's skin; it also helps provide your baby with relief from dry skin that itches and tightens as well as other conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, nappy rash, cradle cap and prickly heat that may irritate your child's sensitive skin. 

The first time I used this cream bath oil on him, I felt the immediate effect. After wiped him dry, I touched his skin and it felt smoother and more supple than before. I love the smells too!! Try it for yourself on your baby and enjoy extra soft baby skin!!

After shower, I did apply him Eubos Sensitive Lotion Dermo-Protective. It helps to moisturize, protects and repairs the skin. I just tried the sample given and I fell in love with it once I used it on my baby's skin. Hopefully this Eubos Cream Bath Oil and Lotion are able to keep the rough patches at bay. :-) 

p/s: No more Johnson & Johnson's product for my baby :D

Monday, May 24, 2010

MACY New Look Sales 2010 !

Hey Guys~ Check this out!! Macy is having sofa and curtain festival starting 21st May till 27th June 2010. It is indeed quite a long period of sale, but then cushions, table runner, bean bag and few curtain cloths will only be available while stock lasts. So hurry up!! Grab this opportunity before it is all GONE!!

Btw, if you buy 4 seater sofa, you are entitle to get 32" Panasonic LCD TV for only RM699. And if you buy curtain more than RM2k, you are entitle to buy home steamer iron at only RM1!! They got promotion at only RM799 for 4-rooms curtain package in french pleat design!! For those who are looking for curtains, this is a great deal!! :D

Happy shopping!!

Friday, May 21, 2010

Crystal Bowersox and Lee DeWyze Advance to 'American Idol' 2010 Finals

American Idol 2010 has come to the Finale! As expected Crystal and Lee will be the top 2 finale.. I just love watching Lee's performance last night compared to Crystal. Both of them were very consistent from the very beginning. Eventho Lee didn't outshines in the audition like Andrew Garcia, but he managed to show his natural talent and this is what it is all about! I just love watching Lee's performance compared to Andrew. But not my hubby. He is a big fan of Andrew Garcia !!

I hope Lee will be the American Idol 2010. Let us watch their last night performance. :D

And, this is for my hubby, his favorite - the one and only Andrew Garcia!! Love u darling~ :D

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Full Schedule 2010 World Cup

Well, world cup is back again and this time around, South Africa plays as the host.  The time zone for RSA is GMT +2 and thats mean we are 6 hours ahead of them.

Full Schedule for Group Stage
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So ladies~ print out the above schedule and paste it on your wall or fridge - kot2 la encik2 suami ilang ntah ke mana tgh2 mlm kan? hahaha.. 

This is the official letter from my husband, he copied it on Facebook ! 

Meet Zakumi ! World Cup 2010 Mascot

I think I'm lucky enuff coz my hubby sometimes will work during night time. Haha. So jgn berangan la nak tgk bola yer cik abg.. haha.. Nak tgk boley tp dok umah je la yer.. :P

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

When My Baby Starts Crying..

Arsyad will start crying out loud when he didn't get what he wants. Sometimes I just ignored him, so that he knows that mama and papa will not give him everything eventho he was crying, merajuk, hantuk kepala or what so ever. haha. Yes, he will do that!! And, he even cry out loud when people just tegur or terkejut when he did something or fall down. Haha. He thought that people was scolding him by doing that. That's why both of us will just let him be eventho he was falling, terhantuk or ape2 yg sewaktu dgnnya. He'll not cry if jatuh sikit2 je, klau sakit btol baru sakit. Kejam ke mama n papa? Haha. Tapi klau jatuh then nangis, I'll hug him right away. :-) He just want to explore everything around him, so we just let him. 

Baru nk start merajuk nih.. 

 Mama tak layan makin sedey.. haha.. dh tutup muka ngan tgn..

Sian anak mama.. takde orgg layan.. hehe

Meraung dah,, Uuuuuwwwwaaaaa~

But then, klau merajuk dia akan menangis kat hujung katil, jln2 keliling katil sampai mama or papa dtg pujuk. Sensitif btol anak mama ni. Silap ckp sikit je, trus merajuk. Hahaha.. Kecik2 pon dh pandai. Haiiyaa~ Ni sah2 ikut perangai papa masa kecik.. Hahaha.. Btol ke papa? :D

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

An Evening @ Wan's House

We went back to our hometown last Sunday on 2nd of May.. This time around we went back for almost a week, just want to spent more time with both of our parents.. And Arsyad was happily playing around with his cousins, Tok, Tokki, Ki, Wan and Cu Na.. :-)

I just managed to capture these pictures of Arsyad, running and playing outside with his cousins and papa.. He was so damn excited watching papa, trying to fly the kite.. hahaha.. Kat KL tak dpt la mama nk bwk Arsyad main kat luar ek.. Sorry sayang~

Bye bye mama.. 

searching for a kite high up in the sky..

excited bley jln sana sini

run run run arsyad.. hehe

geli2 jln atas rumput..haha

Kakak & abang setia temankn arsyad.. :p

InsyaAllah next month kita balik lg kay Arsyad.. Owh~ Arsyad knows how to climb down the stairs now, after a lot of practices at Tok and Wan's house.. hehe.. He even climb up the stairs like an adult now, not crawling anymore.. Good job Arsyad :D

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Batik for RAYA!!

Check out our new Batik Terengganu stock only at Seribatik Gallery.. 

Special DISCOUNT for our return customers!! Hurry Up!! :-)

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