Sweet Six!

My dear baby girl Nana, today you turn six!

You are growing to be more and more independent this year, you started to finally sleeping in your own room, having your own space and enjoying your own private time. You can do everything by yourself from brushing your teeth, showering, cleaning after yourself after pee pee, poo poo, choosing your favourite dress and dress up on your own, tidying your own bed and your room, log in to computer for your online class and occasionally during weekends, you will prepare our simple breakfast while daddy mummy laze on the bed for awhile more. You love writing small notes, letter or drawing and often time put it on our table to ‘surprise’ us. 

You know exactly what you want and if sometimes me or your daddy do something not according to your plan/taste/mood, then we are done. You will correct us and making sure we will follow your way to do it. Sometimes I feel like you are my mother more than I do.

You are still very loud and talkative. You can talk non stop in every situation, while doing homework, while doing exercise, while cooking, while cleaning up. I realise that, the more you grow the more you talk.

To my big girl, I can’t believe time passes so quickly, you suddenly grow so much and everyday keep reasoning with us. Even though it’s our 6 years on, motherhood doesn’t gets any easier, I truly understand that it’s a lifelong lesson. Let’s grow and learn together.

Happy Sweet Six Years Old our baby Nana.

Daddy Mummy love you always and forever. ❤

Love,

Your mummy ❤

Images taken at home using Leica Q.

Fantastic Four

26 June 2019.

My dear baby Nana, today you turn 4!

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Watching you grow from day one since you was a tiny newborn baby until now, you had now grown into a sensible little girl.

This year, you’re finally start schooling. You learn to socialise among your peers, learn to share, and to tolerance among each other. You learn new languages at school, craft, follow the rules and have fun with children same age as you. You became more and more independent. At home, you can do most of the things by yourself. If you are not tall enough to reach, you get a stool. You basically trying to solve your own problem before asking for help. Slowly, but surely.

Sometimes you are smart enough to even helped me up with my housework. When I bake, you pass me the mixer and spatula. When I make fruit juice, you pass me your plastic straw cup. When I accidentally wet the kitchen floor, you pass me my mop, without anyone to remind you or asked you for help. When me and daddy was away for two weeks, you even teach your popo (grandma) how to make your favourite Mac and cheese! Haha!

Even though most of the time you are still making a mess, but your offer on helping up is priceless to me. And the fact that you being more independent now makes me feel that you are no longer a baby.

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Checking out her 3 year old photobook.

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心肝寶貝

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Be happy everyday. 🙂

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And side note, you still look exactly like your daddy.

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This literally sums up what happen everyday at home. Daddy is always tired while mummy having crazy time dealing with the energizer bunny. Haha!

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My funny small nephew boy 😀

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They play, laugh, fight, cry and grow up together.

But no matter how much you grow, you will always be my baby.

Being your mother is still the hardest task I ever done but I wouldn’t trade in the world for you. Four years now but we are still learning and growing together. 💪🏻 I can’t buy you the world but I will promise to provide you a beautiful childhood so you have something to reminisce when you grow older. And no matter what happen, we will have each other to lean on.

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Happy four years old my baby girl.

Laugh and be happy every single day! Stay fantastic!

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Love you with all my hearts ♥️

Your mummy.

 

 

Images taken at home using Leica Q.

1, 2, 3! Who turns 3?

My dear baby Nana,

Today you turns 3!

1233 years ago you came into our lives and touched our hearts. You are overly active, strong-willed, talkative and very mischevious. By the age of 3, you still fancy bus over soft cuddly toys. Your favorite food is eggs, all kind of noodles, ice cream, cheese and chocolate cakes. As much as I wish you grow bigger and taller, there are times I wish you are still a tiny baby that stick with me all the time. You talk so much now that sometimes I wish you are still a baby where you only giggle and laugh when I talked to you. You run so fast now that sometimes I am out of breath chasing after you. I want you to know that no matter how big you are, you are and always will be my baby.

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On a good day, you will ‘request’ to help up (or mess up) with some household chores now. You helped up to hang the clothes, to mop the floor, to wash your own bowl after snack, to help washing the vegetables, to help baking cakes or cookies, to help to throw rubbish into the dustbin, and many other small little things in daily life when we asked you to do. Even if most of the time I will still need to clean up after you, but I want to let you know that mummy is proud of you.

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I’m very grateful to be your main caretaker as I can be there to witness all your growth. Sometimes you are smart, sometimes you are cute, you like to sing when you are doing something; creating your very own lyrics, you like to dance and dance and dance and dance, you are a social butterfly that never seems to go out of energy. People always notice you when you are around, coz you are either very noisy talking about everything in a very sharp loud voice, or you are crying out loud over a small matter. Though sometimes I do feel embarrassed, I will keep reminding myself that it’s alright to be as loud as you want to be for now. Just go ahead and be what a 3-year-old should be.

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By the time you turn two, you start testing my limit every single day. Sometimes you make me so mad that my fire is burning. But behind all the hurricane, occasionally you will tell me “I love you very much” and kiss me on my cheek. Some days soon you will not kiss me as often or hug me or even ask me to play with you; but no matter what happens, I’m always there for you like I did in the past 3 years.

You are my weakness and my strength. I love you with all my heart.

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26 June 2018

Happy 3rd Birthday my baby girl.

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We survived 3 years together! More to come. 😉

Love,

Your Mummy.

Images taken at various places using Leica Q and some with the build in self-timer.

The Amazing Two

My dear baby Nana,

On 26 June 2015, you made me a mother. On 26 June 2016, you turned 1 year old and today you are turning 2.

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Where does all the time go?

In this year, you learned how to walk, run, jump, talk, sing, speak, communicate, draw, read books, make friends, bite and push other kids, greet, said sorry and thank you, being compassionate and expressing yourself. You are developing your own little character throughout your first birthday until today. You are demanding, sometimes annoying but yet you are very loving. You impress me every single day on all the tiny little milestones that you achieved. I’m truly grateful that I’m there, to be with you, to witness all of them and to teach as well as learn together with you.

You speak Malaysian English, Cantonese and a little bit of Mandarin. By age of 2, you can speak a short sentence with 3 different languages. You are truly Malaysian.

You still hurt yourself every now and then because sometimes I’m not fast enough to run towards you and protect you. You are very petite in size as to compare to your age and sometimes I get comments from strangers as if I starve you and ate all the food myself. Sometimes we eat out when I’m too lazy (or frustrated to cook). There you might have eaten some msg or whatever seasoning that isn’t good for your health. Sometimes I ignore you because I’m too tired (or lazy) to response. I just wanted to let you know that I’m not a perfect mother. But I’m trying to be as good as possible, to love and to protect you with everything I have.

Thank you for calling me “mummy mummy mummy” endlessly. Thank you for giving me a pat on my shoulder when I told you “mummy is sad”. Thank you for letting me sleep in a little bit more in some days without waking me up and greet me with your charming smile with your best “good morning mummy” greeting every morning. Thank you for kissing me good night before you go to the bed. Thank you for loving me wholeheartedly every minute every second until you need to peak on me when I’m on the toilet doing my business. Thank you for running towards me and hug my leg when I’m in the kitchen cooking our meal just because you wish I can sit down and play with you. Thank you for giving me a thumbs up on the food I cook for you. Thank you for testing my limit and challenge my patience. Thank you for giving me joy and laughter. Most of all, thank you for being my friend and spending these beautiful moments with me.

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26 June 2017.

Happy 2nd Birthday my baby girl. You are and always will be my baby.

Love,

Your mummy mummy mummy.

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Images taken at various places using Lomo LC-A+ & LC-Wide loaded with various film.

Kayden turns ONE!

Kayden boy turns one!

Few years back I’m shooting Pat & Loon’s engagement photos; last year shooting Pat’s maternity and just a blink of an eye, Kayden boy is one. 🙂

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They drop by last weekend for a super express photo shoot. Without any studio lighting (hence all these shadows) and simple props prepare by Pat. The shoot starts and ends in maybe 30 minutes? Super express one.

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And here comes the special guest – Nana! Hahahaha!

Anyways, hope Kayden had a blast celebrating his first birthday today; and to Pat & Loon, congrats on surviving one year of parenthood! Cheers to many more exciting years to come.

Happy Birthday, Kayden Boy!

Love,

Eva Eva Yiyi 😀