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Thursday, 23 July 2009

Anniversary Holiday

"A wedding anniversary is a celebration of love, trust, partnership, tolerance and tenacity. The order varies for any given year" ~ Paul Sweeney

More than a week ago, on the 7th of July, Mommy and Dadda celebrated their 2nd anniversary. It was on a Tuesday so they didn't have any special celebrations, plus, Nek Tok, who is Tok Momma's father was in the hospital. But that weekend, on the 11th, we went out of town to the beach. Yes, I said WE. This time I got to go along on a holiday at the beach.

We arrived at a hotel called Avillion in Port Dickson on Saturday afternoon. We had a water-chalet type of room which was on stilts and we had the sea below us. When I sleep, I could hear the sound of waves underneath. The hotel had lots of interesting things for us to do. They have a room filled with activities for children and besides playing at the playground, we swam at the pool. There were 3 pools; one of the pools had a slide which I enjoyed very much!


Look at me solo-sliding! Wooohoooo!

I was too small to go for the water sports activities at the beach so we spent most of our time at the pool.
We also had a chance to feed animals like rabbits, peacocks and hamsters at the pet farm.

There were a lot of other stuff that we didn't get to do because we had so little time. Maybe next time we can go for the nature walk, karaoke and the water sports activities such as jet ski, banana boat and others (maybe when I'm older). I can't wait for our next holiday trip!

"No man needs a vacation so much as the man who has just had one" ~ Elbert Hubbard

And with that, I leave you with photos from our vacation.



Saturday, 18 April 2009

My 1st Birthday BASH!

I remember waking up that morning quite late, around 10ish. I heard water running in the bathroom, it must be Dadda having a shower. Mommy carried me out of the room to feed me breakfast and outside, watching TV, were Aunty Huda and Mak Lel. They stayed over the night before to help Mommy with the preparations for that day, my BIG day...


The big banner courtesy of Auntie Uma!

Yes, that was the day of my birthday party! Mommy, Mak Lel and Pak Su prepared the party packs the night before and I was thrilled. After breakfast Mommy showered me and after that I sat and watch TV while everyone was busy getting ready to prepare for the party. Mommy and Mak Lel went out to get my cake while I stayed home with Dadda and Aunty Huda to decorate the room where the party was to be held.

Mommy had tried to make me sleep for a while around 2pm, before the party started but I was excited and didn't want to. I was so adamant that Mommy finally gave up and wore me my new dress and got ready herself before taking me to the clubhouse. At the clubhouse, people were starting to arrive. Around 4pm, almost everyone had arrived and were eating and chatting away. Everybody I know was there. There were balloons and presents and a big banner that said 'Happy Birthday Nadyne'.


Dadda holding me infront of my big banner!


Look at all the yummy food. Catering contacts thanks to Auntie Alma!


My Little Einsteins Special Birthday cake. Thank you Mommy!

Unfortunately, by the time everyone had arrived and it was time to cut cake, I was already feeling tired and really, really sleepy. Now I know why Mommy had desperately wanted me to sleep before the party. If only I listened to Mommy, I probably wouldn't be as tired! As a result, all photos taken on that day were with my gloomy face on.


Yes, I'm excited inside, but sleepy on the outside..

Anyway, we did blow the candle and cut the special cake Mommy bought for me. It was in the shape of my favourite cartoon, 'Little Einsteins'. The cake tasted nice too! All the kids who came to my party received a party pack each. Cousin Nadhrah was not there, though, because she was in Sabah with Ayah De and Che De. So, we kept a couple of party packs to give it to her when we see her the week after.


Happy birthday to ME!


Time to blow the No 1 candle!



With my beloved Mommy & Dadda + the Cake..

After eating my birthday cake, everyone got ready to go down to the pool to have a swim. Mommy, Mak Lel, Aunty Huda and Pak Su stayed back to help pack the food and things to be brought back to our house. Dadda took me back first to get myself ready for the swim. Everyone enjoyed themselves at the pool. Some didn't even want to come out, including me!


My guests enjoying a dip in the swimming pool!

Finally, around 7pm I had to come out of the pool because it was getting dark and some guests are still at our house. At home, Mommy showered me and fed me with some milk afterwhich I slept like a log! Imagine how tired I was! Mommy woke me up around 9pm to open up presents. Tok Mama had finally arrived from London and Aunty Min had picked her up from the airport and came straight to our house. Uncle Nuar had also finally arrived.


With Uncle Nuar and our front neighbours...

Mommy put me on her lap and started opening the presents, one by one, telling others who each presents were from. There were quite a number of them and I thank everyone who gave me those nice things.


Gifts opening session. Thank you alll!!!


The special foot bracelet (gelang kaki) Tok Abah & Tok Mama gave me


Another mobile phone, this time it's Elmo!!

We took some photos of me with my presents and after that, said goodbye to everyone. Later that night, after everyone had left, we went out with Pak Su, Aunty Huda, Mak Lel, Pak Long Imal and Aunty Ina. After a long day, we ended it with a nice cup of coffee before retiring to bed.


Me, presents and with my dynamic duo 'Godmothers': Auntie Huda & Mak Lel!

The celebration wasn't over though, we were going bowling the next day and I had fun during bowling too!

So, now you know that I really had a blast and my 1st birthday celebration was unforgettable!
You can click here for the full album link or just enjoy the slideshow below!



Friday, 27 February 2009

Fun Weekend in Port Dickson

On Saturday, the 21st of February, I went for a holiday in Port Dickson with Mommy, Dadda and Mommy's colleagues from Sinar FM. At around 1pm, we checked in at Desa Lagoon Resort, PD. We were treated to a light refreshment at the cafe once we arrived.




Just arrived, a bit groggy from sleeping all the way to PD. Look at the flower on my ear!

After that, we headed straight to our room which was at the 2nd floor, not far from the lobby. It had a great view of the swimming pool. We rested for a while, I had a short nap. At 4pm, some of Mommy's colleagues and their kids were already jumping into the pool although it was hot. We watched from our balcony, contemplating on whether or not to join them.


In our huge room, got Panasonic Viera LCD TV tau!

An hour later, Mommy decided that it's time to take me to the pool since it wasn't really hot anymore. Mommy was afraid that the sun was too much for me although she'd brought my sunblock along. So, Mommy changed me into my swimsuit and covered my whole body and face with sunblock before she and Dadda got ready to take me down to the pool.



Getting ready to go to the pool. Sunblock time first!


At the pool, Mommy's friends were delighted to see us. I had my Mambo float with me and everybody liked it and thought that I looked cute using it. There were other kids swimming with me too. We enjoyed ourselves in the pool since there were no other guests there except us and Mommy's friends and their families. Mommy talked to her friends while I swam with Dadda.


After a while, we decided to proceed to the sea. It wasn't my first time to the sea. If you've read my writings earlier, I did say that I didn't quite like the sand. Well, I still don't. I clung to Mommy when she sat on the sand at the beach. I enjoyed myself when she carried me in the sea, though. Dadda went on the banana boat with some of Mommy's friends.


I love swmming in the sea....!


Salt water getting into my eyes!!! hmmm, salty!

Mommy had wanted to go but somebody had to stay with me, right? She waited for Dadda to come back but nobody else wanted to go after that. So, in the end she didn't go. Since I didn't like the sand and had refused to walk, stand or sit on the sand, Mommy and Dadda decided to take me back to the pool. This time, we went in the jacuzzi. After sometime, the others came and joined us. We stayed there until 7pm.


Playing with the icky sand that I don't like while waiting for Dadda!


I can't stand the sand, so Mommy had to pick me up! hehe..


After Maghrib prayers we went down for dinner. I slept after my shower and was still asleep in my stroller when we went down. Mommy and Dadda had time to eat a little before I eventually woke up. Mommy then took some pasta for me and she also brought along my porridge she cooked from home.


The Red Team ready to rumble the buffet dinner!

After dinner we exchanged gifts. We were told to buy a gift that costs around RM20 each (family). We got a clock from Mommy's colleague, Uncle Zaidi. Our gift went to Uncle Shah.


With Auntie Abby Fana! Kellas gitu!


With Uncle Zaidi who gave the gift to us!


With Mommy's boss - Pak Tam.. Scary huh?

After the gifts exchange ceremony, there was a Karaoke session. They passed along the songlists to everyone and Mommy's colleagues started singing one by one. Mommy and Dadda sang too. They did a duet first and later Mommy took turns singing a couple more. I joined in the fun too and I was clapping my hands non-stop!


Karaoke time!! Not a duet, but a triplet?

At around midnight we left the room and went back to our room because I was already tired. I fell asleep right away. Mommy tucked me in and she and Dadda watched some TV before retiring too.



With the Ejen Sinar who loved singing!


The Sinar FM family!


The next morning I had to be woken up for breakfast. Boy, was I tired! Hehe... I was still half asleep when Mommy and Dadda were eating and talking to their friends. Some of Mommy's friends and their kids went back to the pool after the meal. We on the other hand, went back to the room to rest. Mommy and Dadda discussed about taking me back to the pool but in the end they didn't because Mommy thought I was so tired and sleepy.

True to what she thought, I did go back to sleep once we went back to our room. At around noon, Mommy started packing while Dadda had his shower. After Dadda had his shower, Mommy woke me up and bathed me. She let me play awhile in the bathtub since I didn't get to go to the pool like the rest after breakfast. When she finally got me ready, it was Dadda's turn to play with me while Mommy had her shower.


Around 2.30pm, we went to the lobby to check-out. Before everyone left, we gathered to take a group photo. On the way back, we stopped by Atuk Long's house in Bukit Chedang, Seremban to drop off Mak Lang Nur's wedding and going-away present. We finally reached home at 7pm but went back out to IKEA with Aunty Huda where we met Atuk Long, Mak Lang Nur and Uncle Wan Zul, again.


It was indeed a tiring but exciting weekend for all of us especially ME! I'm definitely looking forward for another holiday!





Thursday, 8 January 2009

My favourite pastime: Swimming

How many of you can swim? How often do you swim? My Mommy and Dadda can swim. I suppose they think that it's important for me to learn how to swim too.

They introduced me to the pool very early; as early as 3 months' old although most people think it's not advisable to take your babies to the pool before the age of 6 months. Nevertheless, Mommy saw how I really love water and thought that throwing me early into the pool might also make my body tougher. My first experience in the pool was at the Hyatt Hotel, Johor Bahru.


My 1st baby float, swimming with Mommy @ Hyatt JB!


Dadda joining in the fun and making sure I'm ok!

Now, I'm kind of a seasoned swimmer among babies my age. I say that because we go swimming every Monday night at Tok Abah's club in Subang Jaya. We started swimming weekly since I turned 6 months. I'm not afraid of the water at all, unlike some babies my age.


Mama Lyana, PapaAdam, Dadda & me at the club's swimming pool!

A couple of weeks ago, Mommy bought me a special float called 'Mambobaby'. It's special because I use it around my neck so my whole body goes under water while swimming. This keeps my upper body from being cold when exposed to the air when only my legs are in the water if I use the normal float. Once our body gets cold, that's when we catch the flu.


Even Tok Abah & Tok Mama is impressed at my swimming skills and love for water!

So, I strongly recommend the 'Mambobaby' to all babies under 2 years' old. Besides keeping your whole body under water, you will also learn to swim faster because your hands and legs will be free to move around, like treading water, I mean. As a result, our hands and legs will be stronger too.

My first taste of the new MamboBaby float Mommy bought me.
Check me out, I'm really swimming baby!


Look Mommy, I'm swimming!

Besides the pool, I've also been to the sea. I don't quite like the sand but I loved the sea! I get excited everytime I see the wave coming towards me! I enjoyed standing on the beach when the waves broke and water came rushing towards my tiny feet. Mommy held me while I enjoyed the warm sea.

At the moment, I know that swimming is my favourite pastime. What about you? Care to go for a swim?

Till next time,

Ciao!

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