Monday, October 31, 2011

Autumn Photoshoot at West Ham Park


Autumn has already arrived since early of October, but only today i managed to update this entry. Hmm busy, as usual. Actually, Zahin had asked us many times to go to the park but many time we had postponed it due to unpredictable weather. Miraclely, one day the sun came out brightly although it was in Autumn! (said goodbye alredy to Summer) So without further delay, after we fetched her from school, we off straight to West Ham park. Yesza, it's near the West Ham Park FC. ;)

Hmm since i'm very busy, juz let the photos tell the rest. hihihi.

Finally those expressions were of course a sign that they had enuf. hehehe. Yea, blame the director n the photoGrapher that who else if not the parents. :P

Meanwhile their 11Kg baby brother had fallen asleep like this..huwaa, now i know why urat bahu bersimpul. I really need a professional massage lady. Sobs.

Oh tapi sempat lagikk..hehehe. Tq, darling! i heart it. ;P
Last but not least, a photo of our beloved and dedicated OP of that day. :)
Nway, ni gambar awal bulan ni macam2 kaler daun dah keluar, biru, merah, purple pun kesempatan nak bgambar plak non ado...jadi tgk gmbr kengkawan lain je la..but klu ada rezeki, pasti takkan kami lepaskan ye tak..and surely will share again..insya Allah. Banyaknya delay storyku..:(


Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Sambal Jawa

Since i've started my study, i kinda loose my passion in cooking. I still cook as i have to but i will make only one dish and the one that can be prepared as fast as i can now. So no more nasi lemak, nasi ayam, nasi tomato, nasi minyak/beriyani, lasgna etc. To name a few ;) nway pity my kids. Me sad too. Tak boleh kalau tak makan nasi. :'(

Anyhoo, last weekend, first time i had made sambal jawa! Co incidently, i'd made some amount of chilli paste to keep in stock on saturday, then was when the idea popped up to make sambal jawa! :D
So here the recipe of Sambal Jawa that i'm happy to share with ;)

The ingredients:

Marinated Tempe (soy cake)
Vermicelli (su'un)
Big/indian onion
Red/green chilli
Vegetable oil
Chilli paste
Tamarind water
Brown sugar


1. Fry the marinated soy cake and anchovies separately till it become crispy.
2. In a pan, heat the vege oil and pour the chilli paste. Cook it until the oil comes out. Also pour some amount of tamarind water. Then stir until the colour of chilli change from bright red to darker red. Sprinkle some sugar and salt up to your liking too.
3. Simply mix the fried tempe and anchovies and su'un into it. Lastly spread the chopped onion n red n green chilli too.

P.S My daughter loves to eat tempe this way. If i just make it fried, she will not eat it. Hehe.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

6 Mos. It's Time To Eat!

As i've promised, I already started giving my son solid food when he turned into 6mos last wednesday (12th Oct) and he had his yummy home-made cooked pureed apple which i'd prepared with love! ;D So, how was his first reaction? You can watch the video below. Hihi.

See how he loved it, no rejection atleast! Hihi Alhamdulillah! actually we went out that day tagging hubby along to his university in Central London. We went by underground train(Tube). I planned to feed him as soon as we reached there but apparently, we haad to feed him sooner than that. :P BTW, it's like a short sightseeing treat for him too! ;D.

Nway according to Annabel Karmel's The New Complete Baby and Toddler Meal Planner, cooked-pureed apples, pears and uncooked mashed banana or papaya are the first fruit that a baby should have first among other solid food like Rice and Vegetables. That's why i've chosed apple to be given to my son first. :)

The hard covered book is not only attractive outside but it was also interesting inside. But the MOST important thing is it's cconsist with well-guided notes, tips, recipes and it was all easy to understand! Serious, I prefer to read it rather than my boring computer and management book which i can hardly understand! :P

By the way, i would like to share one of the essential content in the book which are the tips for introducing solids to babies. Here it goes:

1. Make the rice or puree fairly wet and soft at first, using breast or formula milk, an unsweetened juice or cooking water. A handy tip is to mix the puree in the plastic removable top of a feeding bottle (which has been sterilised).

2. Hold your baby comfortably on your lap or sit her baby chair. It would be better if both of you were protected against spills!

3. Choose a time when your baby is not frantically hungry and maybe give her some milk first to partially satisfy her - she will then be more receptive to the new idea.

4. Babies are unable to lick food off a spoon with their tongues choose a small, shallow plastic tea-spoon off which she can  take some food with her lips. (Special weaning spoons can be bought.)

5. Start by giving just one solid feed during the day, about 1-2 tea-spoons to begin with. I prefer to give this at feed at a lunch-time.

Well stated, eh. Hope it can be benefited to new mommies out there. More or less. ;)
Baby food blender from Morrisons

Special Weaning spoon and container

So far, i've still fed Zafri one time daily and during lunch-time with the same menu, cooked pureed apple. By today, i should have prepared sumthing else like uncooked mashed banana or cooked pureed plain rice. But since my son had only eaten not more than 2-3 tea spoons so it has some portion left that made me given him the same meal again during today's lunch-time. Surprisingly, he had more than 2-3spoons than before! How great was that..i think he's adapting better now..;)

below are pics of Zafri's face expression during his lunch-time today. ^_^

so hungry

a bit sour maybe :D

but still wanted more..;)

'Can i have some more, ummi?' ;D

lastly, what we've got was a satisfiying smile from him. ^_^

Well, i'm glad that he took it easily. I think it's because he always look and stare us whenever we are eating and hope that we feed him as well. He always show his interest towards our food by munching his mouth like us. Serious, macam ada sumthing je dlm mulut dia taw. hehe kesian sgt but no longer since he can eat fronm now on! Yay, yippie!

Therefore, i declare that he's been exclusively and fully breastfed for 6 months. Yay Congrats to me hihi. (how relieved i am not to have my PMS since i'd pregnanted him in July 2010. LOL) I wish i will keep continuing to breasfeed him until 2 yrs. Hopefully. InsyaAllah. Issokay if that means i have to bring heavy stone-liked bag with the breastpump, storage bag with ice packs, bottles or milk storage bag inside (not inc. my laptop, notepads, drink bottle tho) to the university whenever i have class. It's all worth it, just for my beloved son. I will always pray so that i can do this and achieve the target. Insya Allah.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Athma Attack at School

Autumn's arriving so It's cold since the temperature starts dropping gradually day to day. The wind is strong too. We're starting to wear socks and sleep under the duvet during night. We cant let the window opens all nite along anymore.
Zahin has been coughed since last week but only yesterday she got into athma. Poor along zahin..
And today id got emergency call from her school but i cant take it as i was in the lecture. During the break, i called hubby since i cant reach the school helpdesk. Then i knew that hubby already fetched zahin. He said Her condition has worsened. Oh what a test..
Know what, when things like this happen, i wish i didnt further my study. But i know Allah has best plan for me so i just hope i could hang on all the challenge and still standing. InsyaAllah. Please pray for me and of coz my beloved doter as well.