Happy birthday my little prince

One year old today!Happy birthday Pomelo!!

Dearest Ihsan,

I can’t believe that you’re 12 months old today. Exactly 1 year ago, I held the most precious baby boy in my arms and now you’re this adorable cheeky hyper little 1-year-old that I just can’t get enough of.

If you happen to stumble upon this blog of mine one day, you may notice that there’s not as many posts about you as there were for your sister. Know that this is by no means to show that I care about you less. It is because I want to ensure that I have the same amount of time to shower the both of you with care and love that I decided to put aside my blogging time. I miss writing updates for this silly little thing, but it’s nothing compared to the joy I get when spending time with you, your sister and your Daddy.

The happy one year oldMy happy one year old ๐Ÿ™‚

You can say a few words now, albeit very clearly too! Daddy, Kakak and dap (sedap) seem to be your most frequent sayings. Your Daddy and Kakak Icha are very pleased with this new development of yours, of course. Unfortunately, Mommy is still not installed in your vocabulary just yet, but all in good time, I’m sure.

Oh heyyy you’ve got a few sparkly white teeth out too! Two bottom front teeth are clearly out, and your top two front teeth and slowly making their way to the surface! Wheeee! This means more yummy food to experiment with and I can surely bet that you will enjoy all your meals even better with them teeth out, hehehhe…

Walking isn’t your thing just yet. You’re much happier crawling about to get to where you want to be. It’s either crawl, or drive. Hahahahha, and lucky you, your Tokpa and Wan are just willing to indulge in your interest to be behind the wheel. For your first birthday, they got you your very own sports car! Drive safely ok? *grin*

Audi rideTaking Kakak Icha for a ride in his brand new Audi

Sigh. I’m feeling so emotional as I write this. As I watch you laugh and play with your sister this morning, I felt so much love for the both of you, more than I ever knew I could love any living thing.

My little Pomelo, may you grow up to be a good, wise and well-respected man. Be humble and kind to others but remember that the utmost importance in everything you say and do is to please your Creator. WIth that as a basis, insya Allah, you will not go wrong.

Love, hugs and a million kisses,

Chempedak’s School Concert 2013

OHEMGEE it’s already mid-November?! What happened to 2013?? How could it have flown by so faaaaast *wailsinabsolutehorrorforGodknowswhatreason*

It seems like almost every post of mine starts with me gasping about time moving by at super speed, ahahhaha…

Last Friday was Chemps’ school concert day. It was a day that the entire family had been looking forward to. Chemps had been practicing her steps and lines day in and day out! In the mornings when we’re driving to school, in the evenings when we’re driving home from school, in between chewing her food at meal times, in the shower, every second she could, she’d be practicing one thing or another.

At one point, I felt that she was starting to pressure herself too much. Her eczema started to flare (which happens only when she’s stressed or eats eggs). I gave her constant reassurance and encouragement so that she’d chill a bit. Can’t believe she does this to herself, Chempedak the perfectionist. She’s only four! She must get this from my Dad.

Anyhoots, concert day came and Chemps was part of so many acts! Alhamdulillah, she played her part well in all of them. We were exceptionally impressed by her during her ballet ย performance. She was absolutely mesmerizing, her movements were just so graceful! I swore if I didn’t have Pomelo tugging at my hands (legs, baju and hair) I would have been sobbing my eyes out. I felt so proud as I watched my little ballerina on stage. I’m sure the husband felt the same.

Family waitingThe excited trio waiting for Chemps to appear on stage

We only realized she was part of so many acts at the end of the concert! She was part of the opening act, nasyid, ballet, piano semi-solo, dikir barat and closing act! Lima kali tukar baju woooo! My mom was amazed how quickly her teachers managed to change her outfits. The teachers did an absolutely wonderful job in choreographing the children. It’s not easy handling kids below the age of five, but they managed to do that and more! Kudos to the lovely teachers of TASSEK!

PhotoGrid_1386578979919Performing her nasyid number

PhotoGrid_1386579070484Group opening number ๐Ÿ˜€ On the beach!

PhotoGrid_1386579218034My little ballerina in perfect pose *crieswithemotionalpride*

Chempedak actsUp front during dikir barat

Next year’s concert will be an emotional one for sure. It will be Chemps’ final concert at TASSEK and it’ll be Pomelo’s first.

Speaking of Pomelo, can you believe that he’s going to be a one year old in a few weeks time? Gosh. My baby’s going to be a toddler soon. *sniffles*

He hasn’t mastered his walking skills yet, which is absolutely fine by me. He can take his time, I’m exhausted as it is going after him as he speed-crawls and climbs everywhere.

Oh! He has a tooth already! Hahaha yes that’s right, ONE tooth! It’s just so cute every time he gives his cheeky grin with that solo tooth poking out from his lower gum. I can’t seem to get a proper picture of him with his little tooth, the kid can’t keep still!! All my attempts at taking his tooth pic turns out blurry! I almost gave up and then a miracle happened, I got this pic!

toothy grinCan you see his little tooth? ๐Ÿ˜€

Ok that’s all I can manage for now, much more to share but I’ve got errands to run and kids to entertain.. hahahah. Till then, ta!!


Barney Themed Birthday Party


Party Fluff’s very first official party works was for none other than the super adorable Chenta Auliya. Her mom, who happened to be a good friend of mine, was kind and ever trusting enough to enlist me in helping her throw her only daughter’s 2nd birthday bash!

In all honesty, I initially thought it would be a minimal birthday do, but as I met up and discussed further with the excited mommy, I realized that man, the birthday’s gonna be huge!! I was ready to pee in my pants but I wasn’t gonna let the birthday girl down!

The theme chosen for the birthday party was Barney (the purple dinosaur, not stinson) and as we threw ideas back and forth, the both of us got more and more excited (and me more and more nervous). Heck, I couldn’t even get much sleep leading up to the days of the party. A complete nervous wreck! hahahahah!! All hands were on deck as we prepped for Chenta’s Barney themed birthday party. Even her mom, dad, aunts, uncles, cousins and not to forget grandparents (!) lent a hand in hanging up banners, setting up the tables, moving the furniture, cooking, and all else that needed to be done.

PhotoGrid_1383798911160Stacking, cutting, snipping, rolling, boiling, cooking all for Chenta’s Barney party!

The party day finally arrived and all systems were go! Barney made a special appearance and we all had a fun sing-along and jiggity dance session. Never in my entire life did I imagine that I’d get the chance to host a party with BARNEY!! It was simply magical! We even had child-sized cutouts of Baby Bop and BJ! Yes, I was just as excited as the kids were, hiihihii ๐Ÿ˜€

PhotoGrid_1383728944793Hi kids! Are you ready to sing with Barney?

Chenta would you like to give Barney a hug?

Meet Baby Bop and BJ!

Stick ’em up Barney!
Note: The draping backdrop, birthday banner and balloon pillars were done by
the birthday girl’s mom and dad!

After belting our hearts out to some of the birthday girl’s favourite Barney show tunes, the kids headed over to their seats and munched on some Barney Bites and cupcakes.

Little tables and chairs for the little guests!

Each little guest had their own special seat ๐Ÿ˜€

PhotoGrid_1383729047033Chemps with her Barney Bites snack box

There was also a candy buffet which was done up by the family

Barney cookies were specially ordered from ShilaShower
Food labels by Party Fluff


Once done with their food, we cleared the tables and made way for finger painting fun! Young picassos unleashed their creativity and dabbed their fingers away to painting perfection ๐Ÿ˜€ One of our younger artists decided that the paint looked really delicious so he started to lick them off his finger, hahahahah, but not to worry. The paint is 100% home made and non-toxic. I actually whipped up the paint just an hour ย before the party started!

Having some finger painting fun

At the end of the party, I am glad to say that the party hosts and guests had a super-dee-duper time! As the kids bid goodbye to the hosts, they left little well wishes for the birthday girl and were each given a party pack consisting a set of three toddler-safe homemade play-dough and a little bubble blower ๐Ÿ™‚

The birthday guest book

Party favours!

What the guests took home

PhotoGrid_1383728842392The adorable birthday girl and her mommy!

Happy Birthday Chenta, hope you enjoyed your Barney party!!




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