Saper lar yang ajar dia nie..
I dont even realized that until I saw a message on my FB page..
Barely Supermommy is ONE today!!
Thank you for all your support, opinions, experiences that you have shared together with me on this page. It’s really a new journey for me on being a mom and personally I think it’s good to share with other mommies out there the ups and downs of motherhood.
So, yay!! Cheers to many more happy years together!!
*clap, clap, clap*
What am I up to nowadays? We are moving out in a few days time. We just thought we need a slightly bigger place for us and the coming baby.. So, our house is really looking like a tongkang pecah right now.. I’m a bit emo leaving our current place coz this is our first house together. We moved in almost two years ago with only our own luggages, slowly we bought furnitures together… Haaa.. so sentimental.. all the fights and hardwork fixing IKEA furnitures.. Hahahha..
And that’s B, joyful as ever.. busy playing hide and seek behind those boxes..
Today, since I’m not working, I joined my husband and B for a late morning swim at our apartment’s swimming pool. After we finished, while we were walking back to the lift, my apartment guard waving at me with a huge parcel in his hand..
“O.M.G!! It’s here!!!”
I was super excited but panicked at the same time.. My husband is NOT supposed to know about this!! Hahahahha… Since I couldn’t hide from the guard anymore (can’t believe I actually thought of that!) I had to pretend like I’m cool.. “Owh.. it must be something I bought online.. Hmmm .. I think it’s a bag” casually mentioned it to my husband with my nonchalant face.. Deep inside my heart, I prayed hard so that my husband will not ask me anymore question.. especially the killer question that any wives wouldn’t want to hear from their husband.. “How much is it?” Hahaha..
It’s the married shopaholic rules, when your husband ask you the price of whatever things you bought for yourself that has nothing to do with groceries.. you either:
1) Try to deviate the conversation to something else – this one doesn’t work with my husband..
2) Halves the price, if it’s still too expensive, make it a third of the original price – this one works best for me! Or probably my husband knows my trick already..! Hehe..
3) Tell them you had this long time ago that you haven’t use/wear it for quite sometimes - yes, bought 3 days ago also considered a long time :D
Lucky for me, he didn’t ask anymore questions.. Fuhhh…. selamat!
So, this is actually why I’m writing this entry today.. my new baby has arrived!! Nope, not the one I’m carrying.. This is the one I’ve been craving for since I saw it on the internet.. it’s a diaper bag!! Hahaha.. by Storksak ;)
Trust me Storksak has the best, practical (and stylish!) diaper bag in the market. They have a huge range of designs.
Even Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt carries Storksak!
That’s Angelina in Storksak Emily in nylon black!
That’s Angelina again in Storksak Gigi..
And that’s Brad Pitt in Storksak Jamie!
First of all, let me explain.. I have been looking for a diaper bag that doesn’t look like a diaper bag, stylish, womanly, practical and made of leather! :D Nothing excites me until I saw this particular bag from Storksak. It was love at first sight! Read reviews about this bag online, and many loves it! How can I say no! After all, my husband wants 10 children, right? Might as well I invest on a good bag! Hahaha… (alasan!!)
So, which one do I choose?
That’s it.. Storksak Sofia :) You wouldn’t know it’s a diaper bag unless I tell you, right? Besides, I can use it for non-diaper-carrying outings as well! ;) Hehehe.. Must find excuses to go out so I can try and test this bag.. InsyaAllah will write a review on it. But let me tell you, the leather smell is AWESOME!! Now I’m gonna go hug my new bag while B is still asleep..
I just finished making home-made oven-baked potato wedges for Bella. I know it is so much easier to just buy french fries from McD and feed B but all this MSG and stuff.. haih.. Tak elok lar..
So, found this super easy recipe on the internet to make my own fries.. and gave it a try..
You only need: russet potato, salt, garlic powder, black pepper, cloves of garlic, olive oil and paprika (optional, but no paprika for B!)
Step 1: Cut cloves of garlic into slices. Heat up olive oil and stir garlic until the oil is infused with garlic smell (sehingga naik baunya bak kata orang Melayu..). Then filter out the garlic (yes, you only take the olive oil!)
Step 2: Cut the russet potato into wedge shape, and steam it for 5-10mins. (Russet potato soften very fast as compared to our local potato)
Step 3: Pre-heat oven to 220′C
Step 4: Mix the garlic-infused olive oil (step 1) with a pinch of salt, black pepper, garlic powder (and paprika if you want) in a mixing bowl. Add the steam wedges and toss well to coat (this is where you can control the amount of olive oil you put..)
Step 5: Bake in the over for 30-40mins at 220′C or until it turns golden brown. You can flip halfway through baking to even browning.
Taddaaa.. siap! I didnt wait until it really turns golden brown because I’m not good in adjusting the heat.. Nanti hangs, terus keras and B can’t eat.. Hahaha.. Ni pun okay dah, I can taste the garlic with a hint of black pepper. And B loves it! Yay!
P/s: That portion is for B, mommy ate the rest of it! :D
Gosh.. when my husband asked me the other day.. “Wanna go see Kate Middleton?”
I immediately squeaked like a little girl, “Naaakkkkkkk”. Hehe..
We were at Istana Negara just now for a royal dinner celebrating Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in Malaysia. Not that we get to see them up, close and personal, but they were walking about 5 meters away from me!! That’s close enough, or I’ll get star-struck!! ;)
Ok, I’m not so into Prince William (anymore.. since he loss his hair!) but there’s something about The Duchess herself. She is just nice to look at.. In real life, both of them are so tall.. William probably more than 6ft, coz he’s taller than my husband and Kate is slightly shorter than him..and that is super tall compared to average Malaysians. And Kate is so skinny, “Hello woman, put some weight lar.. how to get pregnant??” and that spells J.E.A.L.O.U.S!!
Here’s me behaving like a 12 year old kid seeing her favorite popstar.. And thanks to my husband who is so supportive memalukan diri to take my picture. There’s Kate Middleton talking to our Queen and in front of her in her husband.. Prince William!!
You know what my husband said.. “Every women loves Kate Middleton because she lives the fairytale life that you all women want.. to marry a prince!!”
Being a mommy to a toddler is definitely more challenging. They just walk around like Energizer Bunny and try to grab everything they can. MasyaAllah.. and Bella is one of them too. I’m not complaining. I’m very happy she’s healthy and active but I’m just worried about her safety.
Last night, when we were out of the house, she tripped herself on a carpet and accidentally bang her forehead on to the corner of the wooden table. My heart skipped 2 beats. She cried and I immediately checked her face making sure there was not cut or bleeding area.
While I was doing my “tu ku takal muka pintu, fuh.. fuh..” charm on her forehead..
(hahha, yes I know it’s against medical ethics but Bella loves it when she’s faking her cries!! Hehe..) This time it doesnt work! I know it is something serious! Then I saw a benjol spot emerging from her forehead.. I ran to her daddy.. “Bella jatuh.. Benjol!! What to do??” *insert panic tone here*
~ in my defense, she never had benjol before, this is my first time, panic lar sket kan.. ;)
Then her daddy checked her forehead, “Go get ice cubes..”
“Owhh.. I forgot they taught that in orthopaedic before.. Silly me..” Hehehe…
And today, no more benjol spot on her forehead :)
So mommies, our take home message today.. Immediate benjol management is to put ice cubes immediately before further damage happens to the soft tissue and vessels underneath the skin :)