Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Project Irene part 1

when we were in Genting Highlands on New Year's day, I saw a booth making wax hand prints/figures. I wanted to have one done for my baby. however, it was cold and the thought of having to dip her little hand and little feet in the wax does not sound like a good idea at that time. besides, she might pop her little hand into her mouth. i dare not take the risk so we passed. one day i went to Toys R Us and found this kit.

i bought one and couldn't wait to do it with my baby.

it is really easy to do. the instructions are at the back of the box.

i used an egg mold in the shape of a heart to mold the dough.

you know how babies always clamp their fists right? it took me a few attempts to get it right. it was so hard to get her to open her hands to get a good print but we finally made it. it was left to air dry for a few days. i used a paper clip to write the date.

see what i mean? of course i washed her hand immediately after that.

there are two types of frames, black and white but i took white. the frame was plain so i bought some stickers from Jusco.

i decorated the frame with the stickers. luckily we have enough letters to spell her name.

there you go. my little artist showing off her first art project. she was sleepy but i made her hold the frame, thus the frown on her face. hehe. there will be many more Project Irene in the future. yeay!

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

oh what a year!

2011 has left us and boy was it a year all right! it was an awesome year. so much things happened and so many events took place. i can't be thankful enough. among the highlights of the year 2011 for me are:

  • i married my other half on 7 January 2011 (this means we are just a few days away to our 1st wedding anniversary)
  • i found out i was pregnant in February 2011
  • i started work at a new firm in April 2011
  • we moved in to our house in April 2011
  • i gave birth to a beautiful baby girl on 27 September 2011
  • i had my first (and hopefully the last) surgery on 2 December 2011

it was definitely an awesome year, alhamdulillah. of course there are bumps and trials but i am blessed to get a hubby AND a baby in the same year. i couldn't thank Allah for more. so here's to the year 2012 and hopefully it will be much more better than 2011. i look forward to being better in every aspect.