DIY Project, Motherhood, Nadya Raessa, Our Little Family

Nadya’s Pink House

So we spent our New Year’s Eve at home building a cardboard playhouse from scratch for Nadya! Initially i wanted to use several medium sized boxes from Fedex and stack them up etc but Rusly found a huge box from our last fridge purchase in our storeroom and it was perfect!

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But we created the roof successfuly, taped it up and tutup with mahjong paper before creating the door & windows.

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I then did a quick run to BPP to buy spray paints. Got 2 cans in Pink and 1 can in Blue. It was just enough!

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Also chose Spray paints over painting cos it’s much easier and we don’t have to wait too long for it to dry completely.

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I then made a Mail box, decorated the door & windows by pasting white paper on it. Also made picket fences because too cute!!!

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So this is how her new play area looks like. She really love the house. It’s where she keep all her soft toys and yesterday i caught her sleeping inside the house with all her toy friends. So adorable!

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Cool De Sac Playdate

So overdue but i still want to finish up all my overdue entries!

It’s Nadya’s 2nd time at Cool De Sac. Didn’t mind it at all cos she had fun the last time she was there and also i don’t know of any other Indoor Playgrounds at Town / Central area which is more convenient for all us.

Had lunch at Pappa Rich, ordered this Nasi Lemak Combo which is so huge! Obviously tak dapat habiskan ah. Habis lepas tu nak gi main indoor playground lagi. Dah macam ular seh.

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As always, Nadya’s favourite. Mesti nak masuk ball pit 1st. But i had to pull her out of it after that cos there was a boy, about 5yrs old who kept diving in the ball pit repeatedly. The mom pun mcm no brain. You know there were few toddlers in the ball pit, tell your toddler not to dive in ah. You don’t just sit in the ball pit and laugh with him. Some parents, really one kind.

We played at the main area for a while but it was a little rowdy, partly cos it’s the school holidays so there were many older kids.The main area is not padded so when the older kids knock her down, she’ll fall on the concrete floor and after that incident where she fell flat on her face because an older boy knocked her down during waterplay, i get really paranoid! But i also don’t want to be a helicopter mummy and hover around her all the time. Then i remembered there was a hidden toddler area right at the back.

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Just perfect cos everything is toddler-sized and the area was padded so i let Nadya run free without worrying a bigger kid will knock her down and even if she jatuh ke apa, it’ll hurt lesser? lol

img_0634Ni ibarat rumah studio flat tapi ada 10 orang pindah masuk. hahahhaa.
This small playhouse is such a hit!

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Hahahaha i cannot tahan this picture. Nadya posing tak leh angkat!
Oh and it’s so difficult to get the the 3 of them to take a group picture.

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Probably the best out of the 1754 pictures i took. -____-

img_0795One with the mummies! The babies knocked out after the whole thing. Thank goodness!

 

 

 

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Homemade Play Dough Recipe!

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So i made some play dough for Nadya last week and got a lot of request for the recipe.
To be honest, this is the best recipe i’ve tried so far! It’s really easy & quick and most of the ingredients are things you can already find in your kitchen.

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The texture of the Play dough is also the best. It’s soft & pliable but does not stick to your fingers. The first recipe i tried, i had to knead it like crazy, i was sweating like a mamak prata. But this one was done in less than 10mins!

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Obviously i also had my hands on it too. That’s a bowl of Mee Soto, Epok2, Pizza and fishballs. HAHAHAHAHA.

Recipe & also how to do it is in the video below!

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Busy Tables

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The other playdate we did last week, this time with Asyura & Yusuf!
We went over to Busy Tables at Rochester Mall! Been wanting to try this but it was quite a distance but when Asyura asked if anyone in the group was interested, i instantly said yes!

Thumbs up to this place for it’s great learning resources! They have practically everything and also great for me to agak2 which ones Nadya love playing with and then consider getting it for her.

and guess which one was her favourite?

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Not surprising actually cos Nadya is a touchy feely kind of girl. She loves her Sensory play sessions, loves exploring new things using her sense of touch so she spent most of her time here.

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She also love the Teepee & the tent! It’s so cute, she just masuk dalam & lepak cam rumah sendiri. lol

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The place is smaller than expected but they managed to put so many learning resources / activities at every corner of the room so there’s always something for them to try.

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Also love this light box room! I’ve always wanted to DIY a light box for Nadya but too busy to get started with it and so far, this is only place we’ve been to that offers the light box!

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If u’re keen to explore Busy Tables, they’re located at Rochester Mall, which is across Star Vista.

Admission fee is $15.00 for 2hrs of play.

 

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Kids STOP!

It was a busy week! We had two playdates for Nadya last week and one of it was at Kids Stop with Ain & Zafran. I LOVE THE PLACE!! 

I’ve never thought Science Centre would be interesting for toddlers (apart from the waterplay area) until we tried Kids STOP.

Kids STOP is great for Pretend Play cos they have different Exhibition Galleries and most of them are suitable for toddlers 18mths and above. I guess as long as they can walk on their own, it’ll be fun for them to explore the place.

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This is the Built Environment so they can pretend play as Construction workers. So adorbs lah, them with their construction uniform. Lol

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This is the Human Body exhibit where older kids can learn more on what the human body can do. Thing i like about Kids STOP is, the exhibits are really interactive & informative. Great for the older kids since the young ones probably won’t be interested except to touch & role play. They have a clinic theme here, so they can be doctors!

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Nadya’s favourite exhibit! She spent most of her time here! They have this Supermarket area where they can pick out their own groceries and place them in baskets. They can also play cashier here, which is one of the kids favourite area cos it’s always crowded! lol

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Also one of her favourite area is the Kitchen! And look at the uniform! So geram!!!

They have so many more areas for them to explore.. I think we spent 2 hours in Kids STOP and even i had fun!

I’ve made a short video here to show more on the place & the exhibit galleries they can explore. This is one place you should bring your kids to especially toddlers!

I know it’s pretty similar to Kidzania but i probably won’t be bringing Nadya to Kidzania till she’s much older cos i don’t think the entrance fees would be worth it for her now since she don’t really understand all these pretend play? She’s only interested in playing but she don’t really know she’s supposed to be a doctor etc? So maybe Kidzania would appeal to her more when she’s older. For now, Kids STOP would be a great alternative!

Operating Hours:
They have 2 sessions per day.
9.30am – 1.30pm & 2.00 pm – 6.00 pm
So you can choose either session.

Admission Charges:
18 mths – 8 years old: 
$5.00/child (Mon – Fri)
$10.00/child (Weekends / PH & School Holidays)

Adults
$2.00/child (Mon – Fri)
$5.00/child (Weekends / PH & School Holidays)

The rate above is for Singaporeans & PRs only.
Please check here for other visitors.

Kids Stop!
Singapore Science Centre
21 Jurong Town Hall Road
Singapore 609433
Website

 

Nadya Raessa

Baby OOTD

I love dressing Nadya up. I think that’s pretty obvious if u follow me on Instagram. 

Maybe it’s just me but i always put in extra effort dressing myself up when i go out. It does not necessarily have to be expensive clothes, bags & shoes as long as i look decent enough. 

So it’s natural that i do the same for Nadya! 


She’s barely 2 years old but love it when i dress her up in pretty dresses. She picked up one of her sunglasses the other day and immediately put it on before we leave the house. Even had it up on her head because that’s what mummy & papa do! 😂

But the best part is always wearing matching colours with her! I use to wear blacks ALL THE TIME and then i started injecting few colours here & there so i can match with Nadya. Kemarok! Lol


I try to keep her outfits simple and classic because the last thing i want is to see her cringe at her baby photos when she’s older. Lol.

But we shall see. Cos i know when she’s slightly older, she’ll want to have a say for her outfits pulak. I only hope she don’t ask for those rubber boots. Cos i hate them and i think they’re tacky as hell. Hahaha.

But that’s just me. I just hope Nadya feels the same way.  😂
*fingers crossed*

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love

Very random but Nadya was playing with her toys earlier today and i hear myself saying “Ya Allah.. Sayangnya dengan dia.” 

I honestly cannot explain this strange feeling i have so i guess it’s true when they tell you motherhood will teach/show you things you never thought exist. I never understood how it feels like to worry for someone else’s well being until i had Nadya.

I mean before you think i don’t worry for Rusly, i worry for him all the time. But with Nadya, it’s different. Really really different.

I love this feeling i have and i pray Allah will never take this away from me. ❤