Thursday, December 18, 2008

Happy Birthday to Mommie's Little Hero...

Happy Birthday Boy!! This is you taken when you were 6 months old.

Our special private moments

Goossshh where do I start writing about you....the most wanted child and the most lovable one in the are very special in everyone's heart!! The most who challenge mommie and daddy's life also.......You were born on 18th December 2004 at 1:40am in one of the labor room at Subang Jaya Medical Centre. Mommie name you Nabil Adam Fiqri which mean Adam -the first prophet since you are my first son, Nabil - brilliant and Fiqri - mind. Mommie gave you a nick name "Nanang" and sometimes Mommie like to call you "Boboy" since most of your sisters always refer you using that name. Throughout mommie's pregnancy Dato' Dr Siti Zaleha has been faithfully attend to mommie's need. Mommie has been very hard to follow all the diet in order to have you. Despite of Daddy busy schedule, he hardly fail to accompany mommie for routine check up. Daddy was so happy when Dr Siti told him that it's a boy!. Finally, he will no longer be sorrounded by ladies in the house.

Mommie was bound on wheel chair right after gave birth to you. That was really painful experience but nevertheless, it was worth it!! Mommie had to attend 4 months of physiotherapy to learn to walk again. Mommie never thought that Mommie will walk again. Mommie cried days and night for two weeks without knowing what will happen next. Even Dr Siti was having a very big question mark on Mommie condition. The first 10 days of Mommie's confinement Mommie had to stay in the hospital bed. Daddy and Ayong came to care for Mommie everyday. Mommie can't even move. Mommie was in pain so bad until the doctor gave Mommie morphine to lessen the pain. Dr Siti recommended Mommie to see Dr Sabri to have thorough check up....then, mommie was put into the MRI machine....goosshhh that was really big pain to move you know.......

For the rest of 4 months, Ayong and Daddy had to bath mommie, put dress on mommie because Mommie can't even do anything on my own. Subang Jaya Medical was mommie's second home then. It was the toughest moment Daddy ever had....thank god...with our strong love bond and mommie determination, mommie able to walk again and recover.....

All your big sisters adore you so much and very protective of you. You are very lucky to have them around. They always volunteer to mommie to look after you. They spoil you too much!! But, Mommie knows that among all, Wawa is your favorite one right now. That's because she always has lots of soft spot on you and Ayong is always act sometimes worst than will always dread of Ayong when she start calling your first name "Nabil"!!! means you are in trouble.........but trust me, Ayong love you so very much !!! (that's what she always tell me but sometimes she can't stand it anymore if you are being naughty or go against her word..)

Your special moment at the playground with Wawa

You are very special in mommie's heart. Eventough mommie can't always be at your side, mommie always treasure every moment with you when the opportunity come. You always wants to be smarter than your age...mommie thinks you are being very cute trying to chat with mommie on skype everyday eventough we only exchange an emotion icon and some alphabets you come up with without any meaning.......

That's about it Mommie has to say on your special day......thank god I am able to be at your side on your special day!!

With warm hugs & kisses


Strawberry Picking Day

I have been very busy with my work commitment lately and was not able to take time off from work. The children had been helping me a lot around the house so I thought it would be nice to treat them for some outdoor activity. I can't think any better place to go other than going for strawberry picking ( saw rows of farms on our way to Yiwu the other day....).

So we took a bus last weekend heading to Yiwu, had nice Arabian food there and jump into a bus to the farm. These are some of the photos while we were at the farm :

Our lunch

Briyani Rice, Grilled Lamp, Fried Lamb Liver, Yoghurt Drink, Dal gravy...

Just came down from the bus trying to find which farm we gonna go.....

Jeanne & PeiPei accompanied us to the farm

The children had lots of fun picking their favorite fruits

Finally, we had 1.8kg of strawberry in our basket (after I told them to stop picking...) and make the left over strawberry into strawberry topping for ice cream.......

That's all for now....will update with my stitching progress later.....looking forward to have my Christmas break in Malaysia.....and my food hunting session too.......


Wednesday, December 17, 2008


Hello Again....

I am sooo excited to share our new blog ....this blog belong to me and my colleague, Izzy (she is the one who organize our travelling plan, arrange our travelling needs etc...).

We are the ladies in the offie who are into stitching and crafting....we came up with the idea after Izzy told me that she wanted to try her hand on stitching a biscornu. Then I volunteer myself to stitch a long with her....the rest is history!!. Our objective is to stitch one biscornu a month to have full basket of biscornu by end of 2009.

Please visit our blog and we had started our January SAL for biscornu with "Pretty in Pink" theme. We will have different theme in each month.....

Happy Stitching!


Tuesday, December 9, 2008

My finish for November & December....

Hi All Stitching Friends!!

Just a short update on my latest finish.....both are for Seasonal Ornaments SAL ...

"Be Thankful"

Freebie pattern from one of the website (Can't recall which one....)

32 ct Mystery White Linen

Combination thread from DMC 839, DMC Color Variation & Carrie Creation "Mandarin"

Start on 17th Nov, Finish on 30th Nov 2008

This one take me longer than expected because I use 32ct linen and I need to put my magnifying glass while stitching it. I wanted to finish this as a fob but have not really putting much effort to start stitching for the back portion. I use the oval hoop for the sake of taking the photo to make it look nicer (LOL..).

"Glittering Christmas Tree" by Angela Poole
Cross Stitch Collection Magazine Issue 164 - X'mas 2008
Zweigart 16 ct Rustico
DMC 304
Beads from Shamrock Craft
I don't celebrate Christmas but I like all the patterns feature on most of cross stitch magazine for Chrsitmas theme. Stitching this one is very fun and fast too. I think I take about less than 10 hours to finish stitching partly because I choose one color thread (I love French redwork soo muucchh..!!). Assembling it into the pinkeep take me less than 30 min. I had difficulty of tying the satin ribbon for the top portion. That cause me 3-4 times trying to tie it correctly.....nevertheless, it was really fun and I plan to have more pin keep for my next project so that I can have full ornies in my am now working on another piece for my 2nd ornie....I also have a few stitching coming up right now, hope to share with you here in my next journal entry.

I am sorrounded by lots of colleagues who celebrate Christmas and they come from all over the world. The office will be very quite beginning next week as most of them are flying back to their "nest" .....we will be having our Christmas party in one of the Muslim Restaurant about an hour drive from our place this Friday. This is part of the team end of the year gathering. My boss decided to have it in a Muslim Restaurant so that all his Muslim employee will be able to attend.

To all of you celebrating Christmas.....Have a very Merry Christmas (how nice to be able to see white X'mas again)......have a safe trip back and for those who are not celebrating Happy Holidays!! Enjoy the break with your loved one. I am also heading home for 5 hours flight with the children on 27th Dec....goosshhh...looking forward for my food hunting and catching up with all my former Mizzou friends in Malaysia!!! and a week break out of China!! (happy dance...)


Sunday, December 7, 2008

Happy Birthdy to Mommie's Star!!!

I am happy that I have a chance to spend my special moment with my little star
(even tough she is as tall as me now....LOL...) is my eldest's 15th Birthday!....Happy birthday to mommie star, Ayong!!!.......
You were born on 07th December 1993 at Dr Wan Clinic in Bukit M. We name you Nur Nabihah and dad decided to pick "NAJAT" means success as your third name because after three year of waiting for a child, Mommie and Daddy finally have you to the world. The minute the doctor broke the news to us, it was the best moment we ever had....we jumped for joy, I was treated well by Daddy, he really spoiled me from minimising my house cleaning to whatever you can eat all......Gooosshhh...time flies very fast!!

You were easily taken care of while you were a baby but drinks milk frequently and eat well too (up till now you still do anyway!! LOL...). But, a bit naughty while you were in primary school.....mommie and daddy still remember have to go and spy behind your back to make sure that you go to your religious class in the evening and call your school teacher every now and then to check on you. Those days had gone now!! You have grown up to be a very responsible doughter and big sister to all your siblings.

You love your little brother Adam, more than anything
else in this world and always protective of him
all the times. You look after your siblings well while Mommie is away, making sure that all your siblings have their need fulfill....packing all their clothing whenever all of you require for travelling with us, giving them moral support when they need me, gosshh there are so many countless good things that you have done for us which make mommie working life much more easier.....You took care of Mommie while Mommie was really sick and bound on wheel chair after having Adam....You always remind Adam to be a good son because he had caused mommie life (that was funny since you also mentioned to him to find good wife so that all of us can stick together and can still take care of mommie....that time Adam was merely a small baby... :-) . We share our same interest for the love of cooking and are a great cook and are able to prepare very good baked potato with white sauce, spaghetti sauce as well as baking at your age....your sisters and little brother always praise how good you are in the kitchen (sometimes mommie can be jealous of that....LOL....)....

You take your life seriously...even small matter make you really upset are always reminding mommie to be patience and good to others whenever Mommie is upset at someone in the office or dealing in day to day issues.....that was very nice of you!!....You also adore your Nenek (Grandma) so much....always talk about how good is Granny in the kitchen, how nice to be able to eat Granny food.....I can see you miss her soooo muuuchhh while you are away with me in China.......every little thing we do you will always mentioned about her.......

Mom and Dad always thankful to Allah for giving you to whatever you do, we always pray that success will always be with you........even tough, sometimes we have our differences, believe me...we always love you and you are not only my daughter but also my best friend I ever had.......we share all the stories, chit chat about anything we feel comfortable to talk are also daddy's blue eye (yeaahh I acknowledge daddy always side you whenever we fight on some tiny issues).....and sometimes we also fight because of you...LOL... and you will be the peace keeper.....and ask us to stop fighting!! Do you know how long did Daddy took to convince me to agree on buying you a new laptop??....Gossh that was never ending discussion until finally mommie gave in.......

Before mommie end my journal on your special day....this is Daddy's sms to you "Happy Birthday to my lovely daughter. You are becoming beautiful individual and excellent big sister. I am proud of you!"

With lots of hugs & loves,

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Life is full of Love & Laughter....

Thanks for stopping by and check on my journal.

I will be making just a short journal this time due to my hectic schedule. Life has been very busy with work commitment as well as taking care of my four little pumpkins. It has been a very blissful month with lots of activities with the children. I always dreaded of being alone again once they are back to Malaysia. My small apartment has been full of laughters and noise for the past one month. The weather is very cold lately and we have less time to spend outside. The children has been staying in door and easily get hungry most of the time. I caught them taking frosties middle of the night in numerous occasions. But, I am very happy and always looking forward to come back from office early also thinking in advance everyday on the menu....we have lots of fun on girls cooking session trying out different recipes each day, shooping for our grocery togather, playing monopoly, strolling around town whenever the weather is fine outside.. ...The children has been picking up Mandarin very fast, my eldest, Nabihah, can now shop for the vegetable at a local market by her own. This is partly of my encouragement for them to learn the language while I am away at work also some help from our personal tutor, Jessy....she has done a great job teaching them :) ....
However, I am trying my best accomodating my time for my stitching piece. I had finished my Thanksgiving Ornament Challenge end of November and one of my Christmas ornaments finish into pinkeep today. I have done a bit progress on my firts LHN "Comfort" piece. I will post the photos in my next journal entry.
I am off now for my second Christmas ornament challenge and I hope you have a great weekend!!!!
Happy stitching!