Friday, June 29, 2007

Lunching at the Playgroup!

On Wednesday, Shannon's teacher told me that I could prepare lunch for Shannon as she asked her for a plate during their lunchtime. Thus I woke up at 730am this morning to prepare Fried Rice for her to bring to school. I added her favourite Green Peas to the Fried Rice! I was quite surprised when teacher told me that she actually finished her bowl of rice!

She is adapting very well in the playgroup, at least she is not struggling anymore when I bring her to the playgroup. She will still "yee yee hor hor" and clung onto me when we reached the playgroup " ... However, when I walked out the room, she would happily enjoy her time with the teacher within minutes. At least I don't feel so guilty nowadays for not spending more time to play with her.

I have done her playgroup schedules for next month. I managed to book 4 times a week for next and the following week and 3 times for the third week. I stretched her 3 hr playgroup to 4 hr to include her lunch time as well. I hope having lunch there can train her to be more independent. She will learn to sit down and finish all her food by herself.

Daddy and Shannon will miss each other when Daddy goes on afternoon shift. They will see less of each other as Daddy needs to go to work at 1:30pm whereas Shannon will reach home only at 1:15pm. When Daddy comes back at 12:00am, Shannon will already be sleeping soundly! ~_~`

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

A New Daily Workout for Shannon

Shannon loves jumping from the table to the sofa... Sometimes, she even challenge herself by moving the table further away from the sofa. She started jumping on us since she was about 18mths old and I always reminded her that she can only jump when we are around. I remember that I saw a boy who was almost 3 and yet still unable to climb onto a 3 step small slide. Thus, this practice actually builds up her confidence and her trust in us. Without us around, she don't even dare to jump from her chair onto the floor. So, I truly believe constant reminders work even on toddlers!

When daddy was washing my car yesterday, Shannon followed everywhere daddy went.

Monday, June 25, 2007

My Second Piece of Scrapbooking!

My second piece of Digital Scrapbooking!!!

Sunday, June 24, 2007

A Beautiful Sunday

Saturday, June 23, 2007

Shannon is 2 Years 3 Month Old Today

Lilypie 3rd Birthday PicLilypie 3rd Birthday Ticker

Summer starts as well!!!

Friday, June 22, 2007

Lunch Time at the Playgroup

Shannon's playgroup starts their lunch at 11.30am. However, she leaves the playgroup at 12pm. So I will pack some biscuits, a packet of milk, in order for Shannon to join them for half an hour and sometimes, they have their lunch in the garden!

Maybe I should let them handle her lunch as well. This will be a fantastic training for her!!! Firstly, she will learn to sit down quietly with others during lunch. Secondly, she will learn to eat all the food by herself! Lastly, I will vomit less blood at home when feeding her... hahaha

However, I am going to have big problem preparing her lunch! If you look carefully, the kids are having western food like spaghetti, pasta, ham which Shannon does not like any of it. Can you imagine if she's the only one eating chinese food? What other kinds of food can I let her bring to school? Fried Noodles? Fried Rice? Porridge? -_-'

Our Celebrity Look-alikes


Wednesday, June 20, 2007

My FIRST Digital Scrapbooking

My FIRST Digital Scrapbooking

This is the first time I did a Digital Scrapbooking! I wanted to try Scrapbooking long time ago but do not have the time and Scrapbooking materials can be quite expensive in Sin. It really took up so much of my time today to read, search, and download the templates as well as to design the whole thing. On top of it, I am not a very creative or artistic person, thus bear with my "creation". :P

12 Piece Puzzle

Shannon finished a 12 piece puzzle!!! Hmm.. maybe I will let her try 20 piece puzzle next week

Lunch Time!

Shannon feeding herself...

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Play and Dance

This video was taken on last Sunday. At least she doesn't smash the piano as often like she did when she was younger. We will try to enroll her for piano lesson next year since she loves it. Her dancing skill is also improving! ^_^

Home Cooked Chicken Rice

Wanna to try my Chicken Rice?

Daddy and Shannon said it was nice... I called my mummy several times this morning for help. No choice lah, I have not been cooking in Singapore for the past 2 year. One of the reason is the weather in Singapore which is too warm to cook and clean up. Moreover, food is readily available in Singapore and we always take our dinner at my mummy's place. So, din really bother to cook!!! ^_^ Thus, my cooking skills are rusty liao, must really brush up! Oh yah...This is also the first time I chopped the chicken as it was usually done by Daddy.

But over here in France, I have no choice as it is somehow my responsibility. If we want to eat some specialties, like Laksa, Nasi Lemak, Handmade Noodles, Fried Carrot Cake, Chicken Curry, Hor Fan etc etc etc, we have to learn to cook ourselves. Well, I really don't mind cooking as long as someone appreciates it. When people love your food, you will find everything is worthwhile.

Oh, I have tried to grill Cha Siew last Sunday. Look nice but taste okay cos the meat was abit too dry. Will watch out next time...

Monday, June 18, 2007

Videos Taken During the Zoo Trip


Run Shannon Run

Playing With the "LION"

Guessed if we stayed longer, the trees will become bald...

Shannon Feeding Deers Happily...

Chasing the animals... too bad the quality is not so good cos I pressed the wrong function.


This is her first time playing with the inflatable Bouncers...

Saturday, June 16, 2007


INFORMATION: One of the largest zoos of France on a surface of 10 hectares entirely wooded, an original environment which gathers 3 large parks: the zoo, the farm of France and the park of leisures. 50 deer, pit with bear, monkeys, elephants, zebras, etc… 2km of visit, collation of the bears and the deer towards 16h, the farm is a reconstitution of a village, the children will be able to cherish the animals, feeding-bottle of the kids and lambs with 11h, 15h and 17h. The park of leisure, horse-gears, structures inflatable, bridge suspension etc… is free.

Tired after the Zoo Visit ^_^ Look at her sleeping pose... So sweet... hehe

Friday, June 15, 2007

An Apple A Day Keeps Doctor Away

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Tico Tico Electone Stagea

Look at the video below... Nowadays Kids are all genius siah...

April 2006, Christine Lew. Then 5 Years Old. Performing Tico Tico on the Electone. Bass sequenced. Remaining Performance Live by Christine.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

3 x 6 Piece Puzzles

Shannon playing with 3 x 6 piece puzzle. Her facial expressions was really cute... ^_^

Monday, June 11, 2007


We had BBQ on Saturday and Sunday. Shannon enjoyed herself as she gets to run about in the garden. Saturday's BBQ was small gathering organised by Phillip and Sunday's BBQ was a bigger gathering/celebration organised for Danial's Promotion.

This morning, I got up only at 9am!!! Shannon's playgroup was at 9:30am!! Luckily, we managed to reach her school at 935am. She was not crying as much last week when I prepared her to school. Yeah!

Saturday, June 9, 2007

Thank you Daddy

Few days ago, I mentioned to Daddy that how much I wished to go back Singapore with Shannon in October to welcome our niece, Elyse to this beautiful world. Last night, he told me that he had checked out the air fare and it will cost us around SGD3000 for the air tickets. He explained to me that it's better not to go back this october as my sis will be doing her confinement and everybody will be busy with the new family member, and moreover a baby only sleeps and eats during their first year. He suggest that we shall go back next October to celebrate Elyse's First Year Birthday which will be much more meaningful.

Well, I am really happy with his suggestion and really appreciate his thoughts. When I tell him my thoughts of going back, it was really just a "thought". I jolly well know that its unjustifiable for me to go back this October. I appreciate him being so understandable and even check out the airfare.

♥♥♥Thank you, Daddy

We can do no great things, only small things with great love.
~Mother Teresa~

Friday, June 8, 2007

Sleepless Nights

These few night, Shannon would wake up in the middle of the night and ask me to pat her. Last night, she woke me up for a few times then this morning, she woke up again at 7am asking for water! I was so tired as I had to wake up at 820am to prepare for her playgroup at 930am. Unwillingly, I got up and gave her a bottle of water and she said she wanted milk instead. I was pissed off and so, I went back to sleep leaving Daddy to entertain her. :P

I am still trying to adjust her sleeping timings as I still have to coax her for at least 1 hr then she'll fall asleep. And her waking up in the middle of the night make things worse as both of us would be too tired to wake up early in the morning. If she wakes up late in the morning, she will have a late afternoon nap and thus a late night. But for last 2 days, she only had less than 1 hr of afternoon nap which doesn't make her sleep early as well. White hair is growing all over my head... :(

However, I will still try lah. Her June's playgroup planning is done! She will have at least 3 days of playgroup weekly. Most of them starts at 9am and ends at 12pm. So she will have to wake up, have her afternoon nap, as well as her bedtime early. Yeah!

What about the night waking issue? I will bring her into the bedroom at 830pm, give her milk at 9pm and hopefully, she will sleep at 930pm. Lastly, give her another bottle of milk before I go to sleep which will be between 12am-2am. Sounds perfect isn't it! Let's see how it goes...

She seems to have accepted the fact that she has to go to playgroup no matter what. This morning, she cried when we said we were driving her to school. She sulked all the way there. As usual, she clinged onto us and cried when we reached school. After we left, she stopped crying within 5 minutes and started playing with the toys! We fetched her after 2 hrs and she reluctantly followed us home. She must have enjoyed herself in the school. However, when we asked her whether she wants to go to school, her answer is still "NO" NO HAR".....

Thursday, June 7, 2007

Shannon's Little Fish Tank

Daddy went out this morning and bought some guppies for Shannon. She was so excited when Daddy put the guppies inside the tank.

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Adapting Well In the Playgroup

As usual, she was reluctant to go to the school this morning. But surprisingly, she stopped crying after we left her with her teacher less than 5 minutes. We knew it because Daddy was waiting for Christine to pass him the bills. We went back to picked her up at 10:30 after some groceries shopping. Today, I brought the camera along with me and took some photos of her.

She was playing with her friends when we reached.

When she saw us, she jumped with joy and walked towards us :D

She walked to us but reluctant to leave the place!

Photos of kids who were attending the playgroup

Teacher told us that she was behaving very well today. Shannon started to communicate with teachers and friends as well as playing together with them! Moreover, we can start scheduling to 3 hrs lessons starting from next week but I would prefer to remain 2 hrs at the moment. Bravo, my dear Shannon!!! Oh ya, there will a potluck gathering in the school on 1st July and we were still considering whether to join the fun!

Sunday, June 3, 2007

Pocky Pocky

This is Eurasie, where we buy our chinese groceries. It was a medium groceries shop in Bordeaux central 5 years ago... and it has its own building now!! We usually go to the other Vietnamese shop in Bordeaux as their things are cheaper and the people are much friendlier.

Pocky Pocky, Shannon's favorite tibits

On Saturday, we went to Bordeaux to get some groceries and went back home at 4:00pm. . Daddy wanted to go to an Air Show at Mt de MARSAN tomorrow but I was reluctant especially when he said that it will be a 2 hours car ride! I told him that we can always wait for the Air Show in Cazaux Airbase although we do not know when it will be held.

On Sunday, Daddy spent the whole afternoon clearing the garden and planted some Chinese vegetables. He was really a great gardener... ^_^

Friday, June 1, 2007

Bon Weekend

As usual, I "dragged" Shannon to playgroup this morning and left her crying in other people's arm. I hope this kind of scenarios will end ASAP because my heart breaks every time when I send her to the playgroup. T.T She was crying for Daddy this morning, thinking that her daddy would be able to save her... :P

I went back home and spent 1.5 hrs cleaning the house and took a bath before picking her up. I doubt she can wake up at 7:45am next week, thus I changed her 2 lessons to 9:30-10:30 on Tuesday and 9:30 to 11:30 on Friday.

She cried when she saw me... wanted me to carry her and leave the place immediately. We went straight to Didi's house and had lunch there. Luckily we had at least one REALLY good friend staying around here and that makes our life less miserable... ^_^ However, sometimes I really cannot tahan our 2 lovely kids leh... always like to fight for the same toys. I wonder how long will their fights last...

Daddy is planning to bring us out this weekend. Maybe we will go to Bordeaux for some groceries shopping or bring our dear daughter to the Zoo. :D...

Bon Weekend, mon amis !!