23 January, 2010

Diaper cake anyone?

  • This is my latest project..DIAPER CAKE..anyone interested?
  • Have u heard of 'diaper cake'?..suitable for BB shower,birthday gift for BB or toddler 1-3 years..
  • saper2 yang ada kawan2 yang nak bersalin tu elok sgt bagi hadiah ni..lain dari yang lain..jarang n rasanya takder lagi org yang nak bagi diapers+hadiah2 sampingan macam ni kan?
  • tapi make sure the BB pakai diaper la kan?coz nama pun diaper cake kan?
  • saper2 yang berminat...bleh la order..u can send me a msg or email me..wnn8340@yahoo.com

i made this diaper cake for a good fren of mine.It consists of rolled disposable diapers,a BB shirrt n shorts,a towel..

this one is available..silap buat untuk BB girl..customer mintak untuk BB boy..so,bg yang lain untuk dia..nasib baik ada yang lain.ada 18 rolled up diapers(HUGGIES L size,a gown and pink soft shoes..

feel like eating this cake!heheh!!a new diaper cake for my colleague :inside :rolled up diapers,shorts n t-shirt,outside:a BB bib,a towel n a card..lovely!!

diaper cake made for a BB boy.consists of 18 rolled up diapers,toiletries j&j,blanket n teether

this is actually one diaper cake from different views.It's for a BB girl.it consists of 18 rolled up disposable diapers (HUGGIES size L),a gown and pair of cute n soft shoes..

I make this for a new born BB boy.it consists 18 rolled up disposable diapers(huggies),a romper and a soft ball.

My lovely Syahmi!

  • At last siap jugak uniform sekolah syahmi..
  • minggu ke-3 baru pakai n pagi2 b4 going to school,i snapped a few pics of him in the uiniform..
  • minggu lepas n minggu ni..dah ok skit gi sekolah..siap waved goodbye to my hubby..
  • skang ni pagi2 mmg huby hantar n i fetch him after school..macam tu la everyday
  • balik aku dah penat n dinner mmg jarang masak..heheh!!luckily huby faham..lagipun kitaorg lunch lambat skang..kdg2 around 4 pm baru makan..hubby selalu tunggu aku balik dari ambik syahmi..n makan2 sama2..
  • around 6,syahmi main bike dia kat luar dgn anak2 neighbours n at 7 pm aku mandikan dia n bagi susu..
  • skang mmg kena tidokan dia awal coz dah start sekolah..kalu tak dia cranky all day kat sana.aku tidokan dia around 9 - 9.30 pm..lepas dia tido..ingat nak bangun buat kerja,tapi aku plak trlelap..hehe!!
  • so..awal2 lagi aku iron baju n siapkan school bag dia..tapi kalu tak sempat malam aku bangun pagi2 skit n settle everyting..

Hari Ahad,Isnin n Rabu pakai baju lengan pendek with tie n long pants..

Hari Khamis,pakai baju raihan..coz hari ni ada sembahyang berjemaah..Hari Selasa pakai pakai tracksuit n t-shirt..

I made this diary when Syahmi was about one month old..macam2 aku tulis..Harap2 bleh simpan sampai dia besar...InsyaAllah..

Syahmi's piece of work..

11 January, 2010

A Message Book..

  • This is actually Syahmi Mukhriz's message book..n i have to make sure that he brings it to school everyday.
  • His teacher handed to me this afternoon.
  • The purpose of this book is to inform parents of any message from the teachers to them or vice versa.
  • Cooperation from parents are very important in this matter as it keeps the parents informed as well as keeping track of the children's development.
  • Personally i do like this idea as i need to know what he does at school everyday..feel like being part of the school as well..
  • Hopefully..everything goes well..InsyaAllah..

Reading aloud..

You've heard it before, but it bears repeating: Reading aloud is one of the most important things you can do for your child. Not only do daily read-aloud sessions stimulate brain development and help foster a lifelong love of reading and learning, but they're a great way for a parent and child to spend time together, especially at the end of a hectic day. That's why reading aloud is part of so many families' bedtime rituals.

How can you turn reading sessions into events your child not only enjoys but anticipates? Try these tips:

Before you read

Choose appropriate books. For preschoolers, try to pick stories with clear-cut, ordered endings, and save tales with more ambiguous endings for older kids. While it's important to avoid titles that are completely over your child's head, it's okay to read books that are slightly more advanced in terms of vocabulary and story line. Children understand more than they 're able to express or read on their own. And if you pick a dud, don't feel you have to finish it — admit you made a bad choice and start something else.

Choose books you enjoy. Nine out of ten librarians agree: It's essential to pick books you like to read, whether they're new titles or favorites from your own childhood. If you don't care for a particular story, it won't take long for your child to notice — and if you don't like it, why should he?

Go to the library. Taking regular trips to the library teaches your child he can choose what he wants to read, plus it's an inexpensive way to add new books to your rotation. The library's special displays are a great place to find books that complement the season or a particular theme. And watching the librarians conduct their own story hour will give you ideas for your at-home reading sessions.

Preview your reading. If possible, read through your child's book before the two of you settle down, suggests Jim Trelease, author of The Read-Aloud Handbook. If you're familiar with the story and the language, you'll be able to read more expressively (see below) and to anticipate some of your child's questions.

Create a reading-friendly environment. Choose a quiet, comfortable place to read to your child, whether it's your bed, the living room couch, or a big beanbag chair. Eliminate distractions such as the TV, phone, and radio. If you can, read at the same time every day. This helps turn reading into a ritual your preschooler will look forward to.

As you read

Read slowly. Your child needs time to process what he's hearing.

Read with expression. Tracy Heffernan, former coordinator of the San Francisco chapter of BookPALS, an organization that enlists trained actors for volunteer read-aloud events, says this is probably the best way to engage a child's attention. Pause at commas and periods and get excited when you come to an exclamation point. Long pauses add suspense, keeping little listeners glued to the story.

Try different voices, accents, characters, and sounds. Reading a book about a witch? Make her sound like Dorothy's nemesis in The Wizard of Oz. Is your story about farm animals? Imitate the sounds they make. This isn't for everyone, so if you don't feel comfortable making barnyard noises, that's okay. But hearing Mommy or Daddy neigh like a horse is guaranteed to make your child smile and engage him more deeply in the story.

Use props. If you're reading Esphyr Slobodkina's classic Caps for Sale, pile old hats on your head. If your choice is Robert McCloskey's Blueberries for Sal, have a bowl of berries nearby. Props help make the story seem real.

Incorporate songs and puppet play. If you and your child know a song that's related to the theme of a book, sing it before you start reading, or make up a new rhyme together. If you have hand or finger puppets, act out a scene from the book during or after your reading session. This is a great way to reinforce a book's message or simply to extend the enjoyment.

Take breaks. It's okay to pause in the middle of a story to answer your child's questions or to let him get up and move around a little. If your child gets excited and starts talking about something else or wants to try an activity mentioned in the book, go with the flow. It's also okay to let your child scribble or draw while you read. Active kids often need something to keep their hands busy. Reading sessions should never be a chore for either of you.

Let your child participate. Kids love to be involved in reading aloud, whether it's by turning pages, supplying sound effects, or filling in missing words in familiar stories. You can also encourage your preschooler's involvement by pausing occasionally to ask what he thinks might happen next.

Reread. If your child loves a particular book — or giggles at a particular passage or page — don't hesitate to repeat it, especially if he asks you to. For young children, repetition is an important part of learning and processing information and feelings.

Get it on tape. If your child's grandparents or other relatives live far away, ask them to record stories on audiotapes and send them your way — or make one yourself for when you're not available to read your child his favorite story.

After you read

Keep the story going. Try a story extender — a term Walter Mayes (a San Francisco Bay Area professional storyteller) uses for activities that encourage expression and bring books to life. One of the best story extenders for older toddlers and preschoolers is an art project. Mayes suggests assembling some supplies and talking to your child about the story you've just read while he draws, paints, or scribbles. What he produces may surprise both of you.

Go somewhere inspired by your reading. This helps bring a story to life. If you've just read a book about playing outside, head to the park. If the tale was about a trip to the grocery store, go to a local market. While you're on your outing, point out familiar words and phrases on signs and billboards.

Set a good example. There's no better way to convey a love of books than to have your child see you reading as often as possible. And continue reading with your child as he gets older, even after he learns to read on his own. Nothing takes the place of the connection the two of you share during story time.

How can I help my child develop a good vocabulary?

How can I help my child develop a good vocabulary?

Expert Answers

Elaine McEwan-Adkins, educational consultant

Talk to your child constantly. Children learn language and increase their vocabulary in only one way — listening to the people around them. The richer and more abundant the language they hear daily, the more well developed their own language will be. In addition to normal conversation, however, you have dozens of creative and enjoyable ways to increase your child's vocabulary that can also build family bonds and heighten family fun.

  • Read aloud. Of course, you've been reading aloud to your child since he was born, but try reading books with characters and plots. Take time for discussion and point out new words and concepts to your child.

  • Show and tell. Whenever you go somewhere, collect something to bring back. Have a show-and-tell time when the family is together. Give your child the floor to tell about his treasure. These special objects need not be expensive or elaborate. The important part is sharing information and experiences.

  • Talk. Never underestimate the importance of good conversation and information to the development of vocabulary.

  • Label, label, label. Give your children as much vocabulary as you can. They will probably remember the big words most easily because shorter words with similar letters such as "was" and "saw" and "which" and "when" are confusing. Most preschoolers know all the names of dinosaurs that most adults can barely pronounce. Their minds are like sponges.
  • Use a variety of words to describe things; don't just use "good" and "nice." Take each new experience you have as an opportunity to learn new words. When you visit the auto shop to get a new muffler, talk about mufflers, tail pipes, exhaust systems, and welding. When you visit the greenhouse to choose new plants for the garden, talk about marigolds, impatiens, zinnias, and geraniums. When you make a new recipe, talk about woks, peanut oil, soy sauce, bean sprouts, water chestnuts, and pea pods.


  • When my daughters were little, I use every desciptive word I could think of. When my oldest had her verbal exam for entrance to kindergartan, she was asked to name colors she knew. She responded with aqua, apricot, lime and so on. Give your child every chance..there is a great big world beyond red, blue and yellow
  • I believe Dr. Seuss is extremely helpful; there are great pictures and wierd word usage. I continue on reading while my son is busy messing up the bedroom.
  • I normally would talk to myself before my baby was born anyways. Since William came along, I simply just talk to him instead, so I talk in a normal voice, normal vocabulary and about normal things. I think this helps him get in hishead that there is vocabulary beyond "nono" and "baba" and so forth. His little brain is storing it up and someday soon it will come out and be of benefit to him! It's worth it to just talk normally, like you would to any other person, because this is how they learn normal speech.

06 January, 2010

3rd & 4th Day of School.

3rd Day
  • Today like i said b,huby yang hantar,so aku tak rushing sgt.At 6.30 am,kejutkan syahmi..tapi hari ni tak nak bangun..I want to sleep ibu!he said..aku kata ah,camner ni B?tapi tak layan sangat.angkat dia n bawak gi bathroom,3 hari ni mmg nangis masa mandi..padahal mandi air panas.aku pujuk gitu2 jer coz nanti lambat.
  • Huby off to his school at 6.55 am n 15 mins after that sampai..hui,terbang ker?kalu aku 20 mins baru sampai..huhuhu!!
  • at around 4 baru gi ambik coz ada meeting.3 hari ni mmg kami dua2 gi ambik.lepas ni mmg kena gilir coz ptg2 mmg dua2 org flat..abis bateri.hari ni pun ok..nangis gak masa huby hantar pastu ok la all day.he loves to make frens n thats why aku mmg nak hantar preschool so that he can have his own frens..Ni tak,duk umah nanny sorang,balik umah pun sorang2..takder kawan to play with..skang dah ada kawan2..
  • tapi depends atas parents n kids la..ada yang ske anak2 dijaga oleh nanny.aku bukan per,syahmi takder kawan biler balik umah.lagi satu bagus jugak dia gi sekolah coz at the age of 4,budak2 dah mmg sesuai sgt dihantar preschool..tapi macam aku cakap tadi la kan..tepuk dada, tanya selera..coz masing2 ada pendapat n prinsip masing2..

hari ketiga baru teringat nak ambik gambar..here is Syahmi in front of his school..tengahari lepas sk,mmg cikgu mandikan n pakai bju biasa..

4th Day
  • huby hantar a bit late today coz dua2 bangun lambat even last nite tido awal.at 7 am baru jalan,tapi huby aku ok jer coz dia drives laju..laju takper asal selamat k B cayang?
  • tak nangis masa hantar tapi muka tu mmg sedihla..n cikgu dia pun kata,mmg biasala budak2 awal2 sekolah,dah lama nanti mesti ok..
  • minggu ni minggu orientasi so budak2 memang seronok..
  • one thing aku ske about this school is the pengetua@owner of the school..Kak Ina.mmg friendly yet tegas.care a lot about budak2.risik2 rupanya ada ijazah dalam psychology kanak2 from oversea lagi.hebatla kan?hopefully kak Ina bleh jaga n bimbing anak aku n other kids dengan baik..
  • ramai gak kawan2 aku hantar anak diaorg kat sini.so last year datang survey n i thought why not hantar syahmi ke sini.bile pendaftaran dibuka aku terus datang n daftar.
  • esok aku kena hadir perjumpaan cikgu2 tahun 6 di KT bersama MB..luckily huby pun gi..syoknya!lepas ambik syahmi terus headed home n packing nak balik umah parents.that means syahmi tak gi sekolah la esok n mintak tolong mama jaga..
  • malam at 8 pm,bertolak to my parents..

04 January, 2010

2nd day of school..

  • Today off to Syahmi's school a bit early than yesterday.Arrived at 7.10am.
  • Agaknya tahu dah ibu nak tinggalkan dia kat sekolah,dia x nak stay dgn cikgu..Masa aku nak ke kereta,dia nangis..kuat jugak..sedih plak tapi aku just buat tak tahu n off to school..n sampai sekolah pun awal gak..heheh!!
  • At 9.30,call sekolah n syahmi is doing fine..hopefully ok la..
  • Abis sekolah ada meeting jap and habis pukul 3..
  • Macam biasa masa gi ambik dia,cikgu pun cakap dia ok jer.cuma cikgu terkejut sebab syahmi nangis kuat gak..tapi kejap jer.kata cikgu lagi dia makan sendiri hari ni..
  • Esok huby plak hantar..bleh la aku relax skit..heheh!!
  • bila aku tanya ske tak sekolah,dia mmg jawab suka..tapi pagi2 macam taknak jer gi sekolah..heheh!!ala,budak2 kan?

03 January, 2010

1st Day of School..

  • Today was hectic!luckily everything went well..woke up at 6,perform Subuh n kejutkan Syahmi n pakaikan dia baju biasa jer-a shirt with collar n pants..coz baju uniform dia tak siap lagi.next week baru bleh pakai.off to his school at 6.50 am.
  • At first,he refused to stay but the teachers pujuk n i sneaked out slowly.Dalam hati Allah jer tahu,blehke dia duk kat sana?Aku pun dah lambat tapi sempat sampai sekolah b4 7.45!heheh!!
  • After the assembly,i made a call n the tr said he was doing ok..tak nangis pun..Alhamdulilah.Maybe sebab aku dah pernah bawak dia kenal dgn sekolah last week.cuma adala dia gi carik2 aku.Makan okla tapi hari ni cikgu yang suap..alahai anak ibu..
  • dah lega syahmi ok,aku masuk kelas uruskan budak2 kelas.Tahun ni aku jadi guru kelas tahun 5.ada yang baru nak jelaskan yuran n ada jugak budak2 yang tak cukup buku..This year aku kena ngjar yr 2,4,5 n 6 n semuanya English.
  • Today was ok tapi quite tiring coz pagi2 lagi dah drive hantar Syahmi to school.Dah buat agreement with hubby yang kami akan gilir2 hantar Syahmi to school..even la kan?
  • Tengahari at 2 gi ambik Syahmi n cikgu dia cakap Syahmi is ok sepanjang hari n i was quite relieve to hear it..Hopefully esok n sepanjang tahun ni dia suka pegi sekolah n learn new things there..InsyaAllah..
  • Hantar Syahmi to school n have to go back n forth may sounds like insane tapi takperla..we as parents jus want the best for our child..lagipun budak2 4 years dah mmg kena pegi sekolah..expose awal2..bagus jugak kan?

02 January, 2010

Memori 2009..

How time flies n we r now in 2010.banyak suka duka yang datang n pergi..Just let all the photos do all the talk..

berkunjung ke lokasi rahsia..heheh!!

majlis perkahwinan sepupu hubby di Kulim..

picnic di Pantai Merdeka,S.Petani

Hari Raya Korban,KB

guru2 bergambar kenangan murid2 yang berjaya mendapat 5A n 4A dalam UPSR 2009.

Majlis Anugerah Kecemerlangan 2009

seronok sangat syahmi duk dalam sangkar ni..heheh!!

syahmi in action..

gerai2 n pameran2 yang dijalankan sempena pertukaran nama SK Rasau Kertah Bandar B1 kepada SK Felda Seri Rasau..

aku n kak tie tak ketinggalan membuka gerai menjual kamus,buku cerita n baju2 terpakai..laku tak?adala tapi tak banyak..huhuhu!!

01 January, 2010

Angah's Engagement 121209..

  • Pada tanggal 12 Disember 2009,berlangsung dengan meriahnya pertunangan Angah n gewenya Ayuni..
  • Selepas solat Zohor,kami bertolak ke rumah Ayuni di Pasir Mas..
  • Alhamdulillah,semuanya berjalan dengan lancar n semoga hubungan kalian diberkati olehNya..
  • Semoga perkahwinan yang akan diadakan pada tahun 2010 akan berlangsung dengan sempurna,InsyaAllah
  • Semoga bahagia n dikurniakan anak2 yang comel,sihat,soleh n sempurna..InsyaAllah..

hantaran2 dari pihak kami..

ready to go..

ketibaan rombingan pihak lelaki di rumah keluarga pihak perempuan..

acara menyarung cincin..

angah n ayuni..semoga berkekalan hendaknya..eh,baru tunang la..heheh!!

bergambar kenangan kedua-dua pihak lelaki n perempuan..

after the majlis..

01012010..semangat baru..hehe!!

  • Tahun baru,semangat baru..
  • Today,huby,syahmi n I went jalan2 to Kuantan..dah lama tak gi jalan2 sana..
  • Sekolah pun dah nak mula ahad ni,so nak habiskan baki cuti yang ada,,huhuh!!
  • Mmg dah plan nak gi Kuantan dgn my family tapi cancel..thought of going to Gambang Waterpark tapi mesti tak seronok sangat coz org mmg ramai.one of fren yang dah pegi ada gak cakap nak masuk changing room n toilet kena beratur panjang..nasib baik tak pegi..
  • just dropped at East Coast Mall,beli barang2 skit,makan2,benti solat n headed home..

makan2..tapi tak sempat nak snap gambar makanan coz lapor!!

benti solat before headed home..masa ni duk tunggu huby solat..

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