Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Spa & Dinner Date

Last week, I had a much-awaited spa date with my girlfriends J & B. Our common available day was a Monday and we drove to Dubai Media City where Chill Spa is. We booked for a 60-minute Aromatherapy massage and 30-minute full body scrub. It.was.heaven!

all ready to be pampered

The best thing about this deal is that we got it for only AED 160! Woot woot! Thanks to Cobone, we were able to grab these packages at less than half their original price.

We had dinner afterwards at The Noodle House in DIFC where we also got 30% discount thanks to my company ID's perk. So you see, our night was sooo sulit – relaxing and tummy filling with big savings. Now who wouldn’t want that?

I really had fun with my girls! I hope we could do this more often. It was a welcome respite from all the work, wifey and mommyhood duties that I juggle everyday.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Not So Baby Anymore

I don’t know if it’s just me or Dadelicious has just gotten way bigger over the past couple of months. He now looks like a little boy and is far from the look of a baby who just went past the line between babyhood to toddlerhood. These are recent pictures from my phone that were randomly taken in the past month.

I wanted to give in to my Strawberry Banana smoothie craving so off we went to Caribou at 9:00 pm that night. He ended up running around the coffee shop saying hello to the other customers. He even went table hopping to give a friendly wave. Future politician? I hope not.

sharing my drink

He now prefers to brush his teeth by himself. we compromise by letting him do the brushing for the first 2 minutes, and then I take over. He knows the night time drill by heart – wash up, nappy change, apply lotion on his skin and put on a fresh pair of jammies.  Afterwards, he will then point to his toothbrush and toothpaste to clean his pearly whites. 

jammies from Aunt S

I am so glad my son turned out to be a fruit monster.  He loves all kinds of fruit! But his favorites are from the berry family – blueberry, blackberry, strawberry and raspberry. He could finish a pack of in just one sitting. Susmio, expensive ang taste, literally!

berry good, Dade!
My son loves my his iPad to bits! His day is never complete without playing with it so you can just imagine how sad he was when one day, after he drained the battery dry, we couldn’t recharge the iPad. He made do playing with its box, swiping his tiny fingers through the screen and poking at the applications while waiting for something to happen. It was heartbreaking! Thankfully, when I brought it to the every trusty iStyle service centre, they were able to recharge it again. Apparently, it was completely drained so it took a while for the charging to commence. Whew!

little techie

I have been saving some books for Dade to touch when he’s a bit older. After he ruined his “A Very Hungry Caterpillar” book, I was careful to give him books, especially the thin-paged ones. The other night, I read “The Grufallo” to him. Before switching the lamps off, I made him flip through the pages and look at the pictures.

The Gruffalo

We got these el cheapo shades from Ladybird when he was only about 6 months old. Now he’s strutting it like it’s an Oakley pair, and we love it! Too bad he’s missing that nose bridge for that pogi effect, lol! 

little hearthrob!
And just taken a week ago, here he is wearing his cute hat. Binata na! (he's now a teenager!)

Oh, where did time go?