Saturday, August 29, 2009

Moments Recorded 16: Sneakie

This upcoming challenge will surely STRETCH your creativity.. it did mine!!
Wait for the full reveal on the 1st Sept and have fun.. meanwhile, do hop by for MR Challenge 15, ending tonight..

Friday, August 21, 2009

054: Talkin' up a storm

I've done this LO for 4 challenges together!! Woo!

1. Pink Sketches 41
2. Dreamgirls Challenge 34: White it Out
Prompt: Create a monochromatic challenge using all white, or cream
Technique: Stitching
Product: Lace

3. Scrapping The Music 99: Kiss Me Thru The Phone

4. Scrapping Out Loud: Use tissue paper and a bow on your layout

Here it is..

One of my all time favourite LO!!
Details details:

I had a lot of fun with this.. dug out all my white stuff to use. heh.

Papers: KI Memories embossed cardstock - Love, Elsie - Zoe Daydream; lace doilies paper from the bakeshop, DCWV white cardstock as a photo mat for the rightmost 2 photos.
Alphas: AC Glitter chipboard Lullaby in white, Making Memories tiny alphas in white.
Embellies: White twill, pearl rope, white twine, brown twine, white organza ribbon and white lace doily were non-SB in origin. (read: I collected them randomly and can't remember where they came from!), crepe paper ribbon from Jenni Bowlin, Cream scallop from Fancy Pants Biggest Board packaging, adhesive paper ribbon from K & Company Wild Saffron, cream lace framing the leftmost photo from Daiso, cream tag backing the center photo and 2 pins from SL's Sept 2008 kit, white heart and metal heart findings from Blue Moon Beads, cream felt heart shape from American Crafts Sweethouse Romance, hidden journalling tag (behind the left most photo) from 7 gypsies, white flower photo corner on center photo from Jolee's Boutique, eyelet from WRMK Love designer eyelets series, white frame on bottom right photo from Hamblys' Frame Wallpaper, 2 large white flowers from Heidi Swapp, Prima Bonnet Blooms in white on the bottom right, Bazzill and Imaginisce flowers on top right, white button from Fancy Pants, eyelets from WRMK.
Effects: Stitching with cream thread on top right.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

A Post Devoted to Scraps!!

I have been too busy to do a lot of scrapping lately. And of the scraps I've done, I've not had the time to upload them here with the descriptions either. So here are all the scraps from end July till now. About a month's worth.

048: Adored
This was done for the MR challenge 15 (yes, I did 15 before 14! LOL!) of which I'm now part of the MR Design Team! Whee!! I've been majorly remiss in DT duties.. man.. hope I will improve as life gets less busy. I did this a pretty long time ago but did not put it up as the MR15 only goes live on the 15th of August.

MR Challenge 15
You are to create a layout using the sketch provided with the following conditions
  • at least 25% of white space
  • journal (printed or hand-written)
  • usage of mist (glimmer mist, any sort of mist are welcome)
  • masking technique (optional) (this is to in cooperate with the mist)
Here is my take on it.. I used Tim Holtz flourish mask and Heidi Swapp Ransom alphas mask.
I really love how this LO turned out!! White space is definitely not my cup of tea but.. this came out pretty well!! And I love this series of photos too. Sophie looks just SO CUTE and angelic! Esp in the bottom center photo, the one I accented with a flocked frame cutout (which is by the way really cheater =P.. its the sticker "ghost" from LYB Love Letters stickers!)

Papers: White CS from DCWV, pink cutouts from Basic Grey Bittersweet - Raspberry Cream. Alphas: Heidi Swapp Ransom Alphabets mask Embellishments: Sheer tulle ribbon from old Scarlet Lime kit, large white Heidi Swapp flower, pink and brown felt flowers and the jeweled brad holding them from Sophia's RAK, journalling sticker from Creative Imaginations, Fig 4, 5, 6 cardstock die cuts from Daisy D's Favourite Photos, Smooch sticker and sticker "ghost" from My Little Yellow Bicycle Love Letters, Hamblys' Onesies overlay in white. Effects: Doubled masked the Tim Holtz Flourish mask with distress ink in Old Paper and Glimmer mist in Suede; masked the Heidi Swapp Ransom alphas with Glimmer Mist in Suede and Pink Ink; stickled the heart on the bottom center photo with Suze Weinberg Ruby Slippers stickles.

049: TBF@41D and 050: Priceless can be found in earlier posts..

.. skipping right on to

051: Glow
for MR 14 challenge.. my first challenge as MR DT.

MR Challenge 14
This month challenge is all about "CLEAN and SIMPLE". Some times, less is more. You are to create a layout with the following conditions
  • at least 50% of white space on your layout (if you divide your 12x12 background paper into 12 boxes with each measuring 3"x4", you are only allow to use up to 6 boxes to achieve the 50% white space)
  • no more then 3 pattern papers (double-sided pattern are consider as 2 papers)
Here is Glow using mostly Scarlet Lime's September 2008 kit (Yes! I am almost ONE YEAR behind in using my kits stash! Oops!)
50% white space requirement nearly killed me.. Ha ha..
Managed to do it by using 4 small photos. I cut the CS to frame the photos. And it has EXACTLY the same effect as if I had simply placed the photos on top! Sheesh!

Again, I used a series of photos that I really love so much! Isn't Sophie so mega cute!

Papers: Brown Sugar cardstock from Bazzill, American Crafts Backyard - Slurp (orange and green cutouts), yellow patterned from SL kit. Alphas: American Crafts Puffy Thickers Rainboots black Embellies: Darice flower chipboards, red pom pom ribbon, Prima Say it in Crystals swirls and Jenni Bowlin Apothecary Stickers Red from SL kit; 7Gypsies gaffer tape in polka dot, yellow and orange felt flowers from Sophia's RAK, red metallic brad from K & Company Que Sera collection, "This Picture makes me" cardstock die cut from Daisy D's Favourite Photos, foam heart embellishment from American Crafts Details in Email, owl and heart chipboards from Chatterbox Happy Days, word stickers and "The Story of Today" sticker from October Afternoon Cherry Hill.

052: First Pair of Sunglasses
This was done for MR 13 (Yes!! I am really doing the MR challenges in reverse order LOL) as well as Pooi's Pow-Wow Embellish Challenge at MWL.

Moments Recorded Challenge 13: Using at least 7 photos, you are to create a layout (any sizes) / mini album / frame work using the following :
  • 7 pattern papers and/or cardstock (think to use you scrap pieces!)
  • Hambly Overlay
  • 7 brads and/or eyelets
  • tearing
  • usage of an envelope (any sizes)
  • journal 7 reasons why you love the photos used for the challenge
Pooi's Pow Wow Embellish Challenge:
1) 12x12 LO and choose any colour cardstock or kraft cardstock as the base.
2) To use at least 3 different embellishments. ( please state the embellishments used)
3) The title of the LO must include the word ‘FIRST’
4) Last but not least dedicate a corner for your journaling of the ‘FIRST’

Because I needed help with the 7 photos thingy, I followed Pencillines Sketch 143 and modified the right hand side to incorporate 3 photos instead of 2:

Journalling was on the card inside the envelope:
Papers: Grey background CS, Brown Sugar Bazzill CS and yellow pp from SL Sept kit, green grid paper from Pink Paislee Office Lingo collection, red, green and white CS from DCWV. Alphas: American Crafts Puffy Thickers Rainboots in black, Making Memories Tiny Alphas in black. Embellishments: Hambly's Frame Wallpaper overlays in yellow, Chatterbox Happy Day chipboard button (sun), Basic Grey Lime Rickey rubons, Creative Imaginations Date Transparency, Jenni Bowlin Apothecary Stickers Red from SL kit, red vellum envelope from Stickopotamus, eyelets from Making Memories, random bit of twine. Effects: Tearing of green grid paper and stitching in red embroidery thread; embossed the white CS in top left hand corner with Provocraft Script embossing folder in my Cuttlebug.

053: Queen of Scrap
Yet another challenge- inspired LO. I feel like I am doing either challenge-inspired or request LOs all the time.
This was for Laine's July Queen of Scrap challenge: 5 reasons why you should be crowned Queen of the Scrapping Universe. I submitted it 11 minutes beyond the deadline though as Zoe was fussing and missed out on getting a $50 voucher!! Man!! The things we do for our kids!!

As I'd left this LO till the very last minute to be done, I completed it in, what, 1 hour?? Simply slapped down the leftover embellies I had on the table onto the paper, no effects at all.

Papers: Pink CS from DCWV, text patterned paper from 7 Gypsies Left Bank Journey - Soho:Brompton, photo mat from K & Company Urban Rhapsody.
Alphas: American Crafts Tiara glittered chipboard thickers in Aqua
Embellishments: Jenni Bowlin Apothecary stickers in red from Sept SL kit, Prima blue decorative tape, red flocked squirrel and butterfly stickers from Colorbok Friendly Forest, red vellum envelope from Stickopotamus, blue arrow from American Crafts Foam Subway thickers, cardstock die cuts for "Capturing the ordinary, the everyday, the reality" from Daisy D's Favourite Photos, black and white bird stickers from Heidi Swapp, Hambly's Frame Wallpaper in yellow, black crown frame rubon from Luxe Designs. Also punched out 2 hearts from the backing of Prima Say it in Crystals using EK Success Giga Heart punch, flipped one over and covered it in leftover buttons, framed the other with lace from Daiso and stuck pink "Handmade by" sticker from October Afternoon Cherry Hill collection.
Effects: Doodled on CS with white pen.

Jaslyn's Graduation Card
I had actually forgotten that the graduation ceremony was this past Sunday (16/08) and I only realised on Friday night, ie. 36 hours before!! Man!!
Again, no time to do any effects and I just layered on the flowers! I did this from 3.30am - 6.30am on Sunday morning itself.. *phew* finished just in time to get ready and packing for the service.
Framed up the "card" in a Fancy Pants 8x8 album holder - gave enough room for the 3D roses to stand up without being squashed. There was a small round popped up area where the D rings were kept.. it fit the fabric rose really nicely! Hooray!

Papers: DCWV Rustic Stack (pink) and Fancy Pants Daily Grind 8x8 paper pad (blue)
Alphas: Blue alphas from Wati's RAK. The pink one is actually the letter "g" which I reversed and inked in Worn Lipstick distress ink to get the "a". Cardstock sticker "s" is from Cosmo Cricket's Just Your Type sticker book. Name alphas are blinged with clear rhinestones from Kaisercraft; "SOT" in Loopy Love from Doodlebug and "graduation 2009" and "w337" are from Making Memories Tiny Alphas.
Embellishments: Various assorted Prima, Kaisercraft, Imaginisce paper and fabric flowers, 3D paper roses from Art Friend and fabric rose from AMK ribbon shop. Assorted buttons from Autumn Leaves and Fancy Pants. Assorted ribbons for decor and hanging strap. Chipboard "the journey begins" tag from Making Memories (I think!), felt hearts from Fancy Pants, "Congratulations" rubon from Autumn Leaves and "Find Your Path" rubon from Fancy Pants.

Mikayla's 1st Birthday Album
We missed Mikayla's first birthday party on 8th August (yes, she was born on 080808) due to Sophie being sick. Part of her present is this mini-album that's supposed to be for Shirley and Sharan to put in her pictures from newborn to 1 year old. Done using mainly Cosmo Cricket's Little Girls: Biography collection which I'm proud to say I've managed to finish off by doing this mini album! Hooray!
Used: Cosmo Cricket Little Girls Biography Paper Crafting Kit
Other papers: MME Bohemia 2 Bliss - Love of My Life (red polka dot and blue), DCWV (pink swirls and pink checks)
Alphas: American Crafts Chipboard Thickers in Platforms Black, Making Memories Tiny Alphas in White
Embellies: Colorbok Friendly Forest red flocked stickers, Basic Grey Lime Rickeyrubons, Kelly Panacci Baby rubons, Make it Personal rubons, Cloud 9 chipboard stickers and rubons, felt flowers from Fancy Pants, random buttons, Prima blue decorative tape, metal findings from Blue Moon Beads (heart and flower), Hambly Onesies Overlay in white.
Effects: Doodling with white pen on the cover page and the AC thickers.

Keqing's Birthday LO
Keqing requested a 12x12 LO for her upcoming birthday on the 26th of August. Though its not the 26th yet, she doesn't read my blog, so it should be fairly safe to put this up here! Hehe!

I also tried to follow Aida's Scrap by Numbers Challenge at MWL, where you can use only 20 page elements to make up one page, and the title must be a date or number. It was supposed to be a "clean and simple" look result, but as usual.. my clean and simple.. is NOT QUITE clean nor simple!

20 page elements from me:
Background pp - 1
Roses pp - 1
Die cut orange pp - 1
Pale blue hexagon pp - 1
Yellow photo mat - 1
Purple / pink journalling tag (cut into 2 pieces) - 2
Teal Hambly's overlay - 1 (yes! It is all one piece!)
Pale blue scrap paper strip (cut into 2 pieces, bottom right and top left) - 2
Pale blue scallop strip - 1
Lace - 1
3 red crochet flowers - 3
Journalling sticker - 1
Yellow vinyl accent - 1
Title - 1
Rub ons - You are my favourite friend - 1
Rub ons - TMQ 09 - 1

Total: 20 (phew, just made it!)

This photo of the 3 of us was taken last year for either my bday or KQ's bday. I wanted the title to include word "Three" to signify the 3 of us. So I did the title as Three O - ie 3 0, KQ's age this year. I also initially wanted to be able to incorporate the "3" in 13, as in the number of years we have known each other. But I couldn't figure out how to without looking TOO contrived, so I gave up on that and just included the 13 years into the journalling.

Papers: Fancy Pants True - Devoted (background yellow /green pp), Sassafrass Lass Life is Beautiful Woodland Whimsy - Rose Thicket (roses pp), Basic Grey Junebug diecut Swiss Dots in Orange, Basic Grey Junebug Broken China (pale blue hexagons), Cosmo Cricket Little Girls Biography (pale blue strip) K & Company Que Sera Mat Pad (yellow), with top edge punched with EK Success Binding Edge punch for interest.
Alphas: Ameerican Crafts Puffy Thickers in Rainboots Yellow, Making Memories rubons (TMQ 09) in Heidi font.
K & Company Que Sera notepad (purple scrolls) - I cut it into two, Hambly's All Mixed Up overlay in Teal, Jenni Bowlin Apothecary journalling sticker in red, lace ribbon from Daiso, American Crafts Vinyl Thickers Vera Accents in yellow, pale blue scalloped strip from Fancy Pants Biggest Board packaging, "You are my Favourite Friend" rubons from Basic Grey Lime Rickey, red crochet flowers from AMK ribbon shop - a freaking steal at 6 for $0.90!

Of course, these do not include the layouts I have done for the fundraising thread, of which I've completed 3 and have 1 more on hand to do. However, as they are not mine, I feel kind of weird to post them up.

Well.. looking back on this super long post that took me most of the day to write, I guess I did manage to be somewhat productive after all! =)

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Habbakuk 3:17-19

Though the fig tree should not blossom,
nor fruit be on the vines,
the produce of the olive fail
and the fields yield no food,
the flock be cut off from the fold
and there be no herd in the stalls,
yet I will rejoice in the LORD;
I will take joy in the God of my salvation.
GOD, the Lord, is my strength;
he makes my feet like the deer’s;
he makes me tread on my high places.

Thankful for:
1. A very helpful mum-in-law and mother who have really gone beyond the call of duty to help out with the gals
2. A hubby with a flexible schedule so he can be home as much as possible
3. Sophie getting better both in terms of her cold as well as her food refusal
4. Zoe's diarrhoea stopped (as inexplicably as it started)
5. Good friends who stsnd in the gap for me
6. Priceless moments that make it all worth it.



my maid has MIA!!

Short version:
She had asked for home leave for the funeral of her MIL in Philippines and failed to return after that.

Long version:
She was originally here to earn money to put her younger sister through school. And she had come to SG against the objections of her husband, who felt that she should remain home to care for her 2 year old son. Her husband's family is well off and could afford to put the boy through school.
In June, she found out that her younger sister would no longer be going to university as she had fallen pregnant out of wedlock. So, she lost her motivation to stay on here and faced increased pressure from her hubby to return home.

Anyway, it is really silly of her to vanish like that. Had she just told me she wanted to end her contract, I would have had to pay her airfare for her to return to Philippines. However, because she "disguised" it as a request for home leave, she had to pay the airfare herself, and whats more, she bought a round trip ticket! That cost her more than 1 months salary.
Doing the math, she has worked for me for about 8months plus. The 1st 6.5 months of salary are used to pay back the agent, so she had effectively only received 1.5 months of pay.. which.. was just enough to buy the air ticket back home!! So she went home with no money earned whatsoever! Man!

So now, we are going through the rigmarole of cancelling the work permit, maid levy, looking through maid bio-datas and interviewing maids. If all goes smoothly and we are able to find someone that meets our needs, we will have a new maid in by, say, the end of the month. And after that comes the process of training her, getting Sophie accustomed to her, etc etc.

Oh no.. I am SO going to be a submarine for so much longer!! =(

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Talk Show

Sophie is talking up a storm nowadays. All sorts of different sounds keep on tumbling out of her little mouth.. plenty of combinations of 2- and 3-syllable babble! The rate at which she starts on new words is amazing, like 2-3 new words a day! We've taken to enunciating simple words that we want her to pick up slowly and repeatedly, and suddenly, *poof*, she's saying them too. Wah.. =)

Word List:
1. Mama (Grandma in Hokkien)
2. Papa
3. Papash (Papa's)
4. Papa.......ya (I'm not sure if she actually knows what this one means!)
5. Gong gong
6. Por por
7. Tita (Filipino for Aunty, my maid)
8. Mum-mum (eat)
9. Eat
10. Yesh (Yes)
11. Cup
12. Cut
13. Cah (Car)
14. Ahp (Up)
15. Oww (Out)
16. There
17. Buff (Bath)
18. Grah (Grass)
19. Aiyah (this is SUPER FUNNY!! Got singlish accent one!)
20. Meimei (very rare)
21. Mummy (even RARER). Asking her to say Mummy is like asking for gold to drop out from her mouth!

And she even did a 2-word sentence:
Papa'shhh Car!!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Typhoon Sophie has passed.. Now for Tropical Depression Zoe

Sophie seems to have gotten over the worse of her cold plus the food refusal. Yeah!! Thank you all for your prayers and concern.

Her cough is much less frequent than the past 2 days and her nose is much less runny. That makes for a better sleep for her and hence for us!! She even back to her usual cheeky self today as she played with my mum and MIL for a short while. It was great to see her smile and hear her laugh.. really miss that for the past 3 days!!

She has also started taking some food and milk again. Food = plain porridge and baby biscuits, milk 2 ounces at a time. Not much but WAY better than the previous week! Thank GOD!!

But, now, Zoe is the one thats making me worried..
She did not seem to have caught the cold from her jiejie as we have tried our best to isolate the 2 girls from one another. However, she has been having pretty watery diarrhoea for the past few days too. Which is kind of odd as she is on TBF and I've not changed my diet nor had any symptoms of tummy upset myself. We tried switching her back to some FM (the same FM she had drunk in the 1st month when my MS had not caught up to her demand yet). But, the diarrhoea continued even with the FM, albeit more lumpy than watery. She has always been pretty "gassy" (I mean, all babies are fart machines), but she does not seem more gassy than normal even with the diarrhoea. And no vomiting, no fever, no loss of appetite, no lethargy.. its really a mystery what is causing her runny stools. Argh!! If she still does not improve by tomorrow, we might bring her to the doctor. Poor Pau..

Sunday, August 09, 2009

It never rains, it pours

Sophie has stopped throwing up and replaced that with refusing to eat AT ALL, and refusing to drink her milk too. Its been about 2 days since she even had 1 drop of milk!! Yikes!!

And with the lack of nutrition, her immune system is down too and hence Sophie has fallen ill.. she had a bad cold, running nose and sore throat (vicious cycle, all the more she does not want to eat~!). So she is mega whiny and clingy.. suddenly cry for no reason and throw tantrums for no reason too. Last night, I think she woke up like, 10 times?? Or more?? Man!! And she gave Zoe a shock too with her ever-loud wailing, so that Zoe did not sleep well either last night. Poor little Pau was trembling and woke up about 4-5 time through the night too. For me who is used to her waking up either only once or not at all.. that was a rude shock! Sigh!

After the ordeal last night, we brought her to Mt A 24 hour clinic this morning. Somehow seems she always falls sick on long weekend or holidays.. sigh.. no normal doctors available and even if we want to see a PD, have to wait till Tues. The doc at Mt A seems pretty unconcerned about her condition and recommended some cough drops, nasal spray, infant panadol and a gel for her tongue which he diagnosed as having a fungal infection. So perhaps that also contributed to the reluctance to eat as it would have caused her pain.

Sigh, my poor baby.. get well soon!!

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Girls update

My girls are a joy but also a trial..

Sophie has been refusing to eat and throwing up everything we feed her for some reason..not because she's sick, she actually forces herself to throw up the food. We think she might either be
(1) teething
(2) doing it to get attention
Either case, we do not know how to help her or reassure her. Its been going on for 5 days already. She no longer has a pot belly and instead has a flat stomach.. and she feels so much lighter =(

So now, we have to feed her very slowly and very carefully to try to prevent her from throwing up. Coaxing her to finish up the food is a tortuous process punctuated by much screaming and wriggling (on her part) and distraction methods (on our part). Last night I managed to feed her 1 and a half tofu and that was a great achievement. Funnily, the food she is willing to eat seems to vary from day to day. Some days she will be perfectly happy eating potatoes but other days she will protest it? And same goes for all other food.

Of course, there is also the cleaning up to be managed when she throws up. Sigh!! Clean her, clean whoever is holding her, clean the high chair she was in, repeat in a few hours time for the next meal. She is really going through all her clothes at a very fast rate. Like fashion parade like that.

SO now the strategy with Sophie is to feed her small amounts round the clock. Like 1 spoon of cereal in morning (previously it was 1 bowl), 1 hour later milk, 1 hour later biscuit, 1 hour later more milk, etc. =(

Zoe has developed a habit of yowling her head off in the evenings. She is relatively quiet and peaceful during the day, but after dinner she'll be continuously yelling, crying, drinking for 2-3 hours in a row till she finally falls asleep from exhaustion at about 10 or 11pm. So during those 2-3 hours, we have to carry her constantly and try to find ways to make her more comfortable.. no idea why the whining too!

And she is a real big drinker.. my breasts do not seem to supply fast enough for her liking, so she BITES! Argh! In fact she bit me so hard last night that my nipples are bleeding.. man.. pain!! So to give my poor boobies a break, I've to pump out the milk instead. Which is another time consuming event as I do not really respond well to the pump and takes me 1.5 hours to get out 1 feed worth of milk.. very frustrating as I can still feel there's milk inside but just no letdown. To use a single-side pump I need 2 hands as I've to constantly massage!! Sigh!!

It doesn't help either that my pump motor seems to be failing. For some reason it keeps on auto-offing and I need to break off my massage rhythm to re start up the pump. Its an Avent Isis IQ Uno, anyone has any idea how to solve the problem?? Medela pump does not work as well for me as Avent, strangely enough, so I would want to stick to Avent as much as I can.

So my schedule for the day runs somewhat like this:
6am: Zoe wakes up for first feed and goes back to sleep
7am: Sophie wakes up and needs to have milk and bathe, then cereal
7.30am: I start pumping out the overnight milk
9am: Zoe wakes up for the day and needs to bathe
9.30am: Feed Zoe .. sometimes I pump simultaneously with this feed from the bloodied side of my boobs
10am: Sophie's mid morning milk / snack
11am: Sophie's nap.. IF we can coax her to sleep
12 noon: Lunch for adults
12.30pm: Feed Sophie her lunch (War #1 begins).. may need to continue on to bathe Sophie again
1pm: Feed Zoe
2pm: Feed Sophie snack
2.30pm: Playtime with the 2 sisters together (depends on them though)
3.30pm: Sophie's mid afternoon milk / snack
4pm: Sophie's nap.. IF we can coax her to sleep
4pm: Feed Zoe
6pm: Sophie's dinner
6.30pm: Adults' dinner
7pm: Feed Zoe.. if she gets hungry early then I've to eat dinner later
8pm: Playtime with the 2 sisters together before Zoe starts getting cranky
8.30pm: Sophie's night time milk
9pm: Sophie sleeps
8.30pm-10plus or 11pm: Feed + entertain cranky Zoe till she drops off to sleep
Drop asleep from exhaustion myself.

NB. Insert other random chores in between as Roselyn is away.

Monday, August 03, 2009


Roselyn is going to go back to Philippines for her mother in law's funeral who had suddenly passed away from a heart attack. So I'll be maid-less for the next week! Oh no!!

Prepare to see me disappear (poof!) from email, blog, fundraising thread AGAIN.. and no more scrapping unless its the wee hours of the night!! Argh!!

First Proper Word

Guess what is the first proper word Sophie can say??



Yeah!! She's always loved drinking water from her sippy cup.. so CUP is her first official english word!! =)

Mega Behind Time

I am sooooooooooooo behind time with answering my emails, keeping up the fundraising thread, didn't even publish my latest SB creations on this blog or either gallery I keep up with.. =(

why so busy and mega behind time??

Tuesday - Went out for dinner with parents. Declared the night a ME night (been rushing out fundraising items for the past few days) and managed to scrap one LO for MR13 challenge.
Wednesday - Sneaked down to MWL to pick up some stuff.. after all the monthlong 40% discount is ending soon. Tuition at night till late.
Thursday - Rushing to finish an LO for the fundraising thread for collection. Also had to go out to NTUC with entire family in tow, plus an unexpected visit from my parents (argh!)
Friday - Sophie's big misbehaving episode in the morning, plus buying her shoes, and FOP at night. Rushed out LO for Laine's July challenge though I only posted it up 11 mins past the deadline =( Embellishonline stuff arrived and sorted it out till 4am in the morning!
Saturday - Tuition in morning, rush home to pass car to FIL, wait for parents to come, go out later for another tuition.
Sunday - 20th Anni service in the morning till mid afternoon. Out since 6plus am as I had to send G first, turn around home and pick up the babies and then go down to SIS a 2nd time. And Magdelene's wedding dinner at night.

Oh my gosh, I have been going out almost every day for the past week. Add on to Sophie's tantrums, Zoe's feeding sessions, and I barely even have time to on the computer and check my emails. I have so many backdated things to do!! Man!!