Friday, April 29, 2011
The difference is, she prefers my shoes more than hers.
I, on the other hand, am obsessed with her shoes. Ok fine, I love my shoes too. But baby girl shoes are the cutest thing ever! Mary Janes and ballet flats especially. I don't and can't wear flats so I buy them a lot for my girls instead. And because baby girls' shoes are (usually) cheaper than adults', it makes it even harder for me to resist!
I attended an event at Sunway Pyramid a few weekends ago and while waiting for my husband to come pick me up, I went to check out Cotton On Kids. And there I saw rows and rows of the cutest ballet flats hanging at one corner of the shop. I've been looking for ballet flats for Ayra because she has grown out of her shoes and can only fit her worn out white Mothercare sandals which I bought about a year ago. You should see how excited I was. But I only knew they were on sale when I've paid for them! Should have bought them all. Each pair of flats costs less than RM30!
I wasn't sure of her size tho but I thought she was small so I took the smallest size (size 6). Turned out they were a bit too tight for her. I made my husband exchanged them that night jugak because I cannot wait for Ayra to wear them. Thank God Cotton On Kids accepts exchange even for sale items!
(there weren't as many choice for babies tho)
I don't know if you can see it but the ruby patent Mary Janes have tiny sparkles on them. It's a really beautiful pair of shoes and it reminded me of Dorothy's shoes in Wizard Of Oz. Must find ruby heels for myself!
My mom used to do this too when my sisters and I were little!
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
I made myself a cup of Horlicks with oats. I went online and checked my email while pumpingo my milk]]oiimk, bgf6666666666
Sorry, that was Raina.
Uhh where was I....
Oh right, pumping milk. I pumped my milk while checking and replying emails, then solat Subuh, then went online again, searching for recipe ideas for lunch. And suddenly it was 8 o'clock.
I decided to take a nap before the kids woke up.
And then we all woke up at 9.30 am. I had breakfast, fed the kids, bathed them... gedebak gedebuk dah pukul 11 am.
I went to the kitchen to cook lunch. I was pretty excited of what I was going to cook. It's your favorite - Chicken Parmigiana! Remember you had it at Secret Recipe the other day, and asked if I could make one like that? Yeah, that one.
So anyway, despite having to attend to the screaming kids every 10 minutes and cooking at the same time, I managed to get everything ready by 12.30 noon. And then I received an SMS. It was from you. You told me you're not having lunch at home because something came up. I was crushed! Grrr.
But instead of making a big deal out of it, I took a bite of my Chicken Parmigiana.
Oooohhh the melted cheesy goodness is soooo comforting!
You don't know what you're missing, hubby. I'm gonna eat everything! Hoh.
3 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
1 egg, beaten
1 cup flour, seasoned with salt and pepper
1 cup bread crumbs
Shredded Mozarella cheese
Grated Parmesan cheese
Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
Coat both sides of the chicken breasts with flour, then dip them into the egg, and then into the bread crumbs. Place the chicken on a greased baking sheet and bake in the oven for 30 minutes.
Pour some of the spaghetti sauce into a baking dish. Place the chicken breasts over the sauce and top them with the remaining sauce.
Sprinkle with Mozarella and Parmesan cheeses, then bake again in the oven for 10-15 minutes until the cheese is melted. And it's ready!
I made sauteed mushroom and zucchini for the side dish. Another favorite of yours.
Salivating already? Good.
But don't worry, hubby. I left one piece of chicken for you. And some mushroom and zucchini.
I'm such a nice wife, aren't I?
But you better come home on time today or I'll finish up everything!
Labels: Food and Recipes
Sunday, April 24, 2011
See the comparison below:
Do note that I did not photoshop any of these pictures except for resizing and putting watermarks. You can totally see the difference kan? iPhone 4 camera takes brighter and clearer picture.
Anyway, how long does a compact camera usually lasts? Because I've only used my Lumix LX3 for about a year and it doesn't take great pictures like it used to. I'm not sure why. Lately the pictures always turn out kinda blurry (as pictured above) and I will have to edit the brightness, contrast, back light, yada yada yada. Anyone using this camera facing the same problem?
Maybe I should take up hubby's offer about iPhone 4. Or better yet, wait for the white iPhone 4.
When will it be available anyway?
Friday, April 22, 2011
- Chews on objects
- Reaches for toys
- Reaches for spoon when being fed
- Shakes her head no when she doesn't want to be fed anymore
- Drinks from a straw/cup
- Sleeps 11 to 13 hours a night, and naps 2 to 3 times during the day
- Rolls all the way around
- Sits unsupported
- Gets on all four in a crawling position
- Can pull herself up to a standing position using furniture
- Screams enthusiastically (she thinks screaming is funny)
- Likes to test the gravity by dropping things from her high chair
- Responds to her own name
- Sometimes she cries when I'm out of her sight!
Despite all of those milestones, I still feel like she's only 4 months! Sebab size kecik kot, macam kakak dia jugak. Mind you, most of her clothes are 3-6 months size. 0-3 months punya pun ada yang boleh muat lagi, believe it or not!
Labels: Mommyhood and Baby
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
So last weekend my friend Fatin, took me there for lunch. We arrived quite early (12ish) and there were only about 3 people queuing in front of us.
You know what I love most about sushi restaurants? The sushi conveyor belt (or whatever the name is). Once seated, you can eat your meal right away. No need to wait because the plates of sushi are right in front of your eyes (unless if you order la). It's actually faster than fast food restaurants and great when I'm in a hurry and so hungry!
Anyway, the sushi are the best everrrr! Or at least the ones I had. My favorite is salmon sushi (I'm a big fan of salmon) topped with cheese and some sort of herbs or something. YUM. I had 3 plates of that!
I loveee it! I don't think I've ever tasted spicy sushi (or rolls) before.
Labels: Food and Recipes
Sunday, April 17, 2011
Ayra usually wears size 18-24 months, but this dress runs small and doesn't fit her well so I'm selling it for half the retail price. This dress is no longer available in stores and at Gap.com so if you wanna grab it, check out my blogshop at http://shoppersanctuary.blogspot.com!
Thursday, April 14, 2011
"SHOE FESTIVAL? WHAT SHOE FESTIVAL? WHEN? WHERE? ARE THERE SHOES ON SALE??".
Of course there were.
I tweeted my girlfriend, asking her if she'd like to go - and well of course she would! Girls and shoes are inseparable! ;p So off we went to PWTC on a Sunday afternoon, while my husband had a taste of what it feels like to be a househusband! That was actually the first time he looked after the kids by himself (usually it's my mother-in-law). I wasn't really worried tho because he's been helping me with the kids even when I'm around - like diaper changing, bathing, preparing milk for Ayra, warming expressed breast milk for Raina...those kinds of stuff.
So anyway, the Shoe Festival.
We arrived at around 1 pm and of course the place was jam-packed with people (and shoes!). The first thing that sprung to my mind when I saw the crowd was the fight scene in 'Confession of a Shopaholic' where Becky wrestled with another shopper at a sample sale for a pair of Gucci boots! But of course there was no shoe-fighting at the Shoe Festival.
I had high expectations for the shoe festival particularly because Dato' Jimmy Choo launched it so I thought there would be lots of branded shoes on sale, or brands like Aldo, Nine West, Guess, OR at least local brands like Eclipse and Vincci. There weren't. Most of the brands were unheard of (at least to us) and the only familiar ones were Zang Toi, Fiorucci, Nose, Sketchers and Carlo Rino.
But it was kinda fun feasting our eyes on so many types of shoes. Let's start with Jimmy Choo, shall we?
When we were done with feasting our eyes, it was time to feast our feet pulak!
My favorite part of the Shoe Festival is the Footwear Design Competition! The shoes were all so quirky and it made me think, "How the heck did they come up with the ideas?". So creative! I think these shoes would make a cool perhiasan kat rumah. No really, I'm serious! They should sell it la.
Despite the limited brands of shoes, we managed to grab some from Fiorucci and Zang Toi. Mine are both black patent.
Speaking of which, I could really do with a foot spa. I was in 5-inch heels for 5 hours that day (we went to Jusco Taman Maluri later after that to have our late lunch) and I haven't been taking good care of my feet.
This deal from Milkadeal.com looks interesting - RM38 for Classic Manicure + Spa Pedicure + Soothing Gel Feet Soak + Hands & Feet Massage & Cuticle Treatment. Can't remember the last time I scrubbed and moisturized my feet; maybe it's time!