Saturday, June 28, 2008

K's pillowcase

Kaeden needs a pillowcase for rotation as his pillow comes in its only case. So I had to rush within his short naptime to make one today. I machine appliqued a cut up letter 'K' from a piece of scrap fabric on the pillowcase just for fun.

Before starting on sewing, I was hoping the zig zag function on my sewing machine would miraculously be okay because it had given me problems before. It turned out not. I have to stop putting off getting the machine looked into.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

reading with Kaeden

I learn that the first 6 years of a child's life is the time when he or she is the most receptive to information. I would think little Kaeden is like a sponge, readily absorbing whatever is available. Now that he has kind of developed his visual acuity from what I see, I decided to start on his reading program. It's one activity (besides encouraging Kaeden to play when lying on his tummy) I'm pushing myself to stay committed to since it's so hard to keep to a predictable schedule with a baby.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008


I've been back at Palembang, Indonesia for more than 2 weeks actually. The trip back together with Brian and baby Kaeden was smooth, well, the issue laid in the settling down. When we thought everything was going on okay for a week, our previous domestic helper resigned and really, we were kept very very busy from then on. Brian had to keep up with the household chores and looking after our dogs besides his day job and dear Kaeden kept me tied to his side mostly.

When we have a new helper a few days ago and access to internet at home, do I manage to sit down at the new cushions to indulge in checking my emails and finally, blogging. Kaeden is also starting to establish his nap time predictably so I find myself relishing the joy of having some free me-time space.

I turn 28 today. Just a year ago, life was completely different! This birthday marks a new chapter of new experiences and I'm looking forward to enjoy and remember as best as I can, every single one of them.