Why I Flood Our Balcony...

~ Posted on Thursday, July 22, 2010 at 1:51 PM ~

I love our room's balcony! Ever since Ben is old enough to walk and venture around, I've opened up the access to our room balcony for him. We normally use it for Ben to play water and lately, sketching.

But we recently found another use for our balcony! And for that, I have to flood it...

This is how our balcony looks like with a quarter inch height of water...

Noticed the blue plastic cover that I use to close up the sink hole in order to flood the balcony...

Some of the things I used for Ben to play with...

A red ball, some plastic foam and an already wet and crumpled paper origami boat folded by my hubby... hahahah...

Ben walking around...

My regular blog readers will know why I took this picture...

Oh well, just in case you want to know, I do have a habit of taking pictures of Ben's chubby thighs and legs...

You can click here to oogle more pictures of Ben's chubby thighs which I posted in my old blog few months ago...

Ben fascinated at his own shadow...

Oh I forgot to mention the stick-on rubber ducky...

We played until the sun starts to set. I think this is a nice change compared to the normal water splashing activity that we do for Ben.

Just in case you go thinking I waste water by doing this, oh well, it's not that much compared to people who have swimming pool in their house right?

Wordless Wednesday (Ben Strikes a Pose)

~ Posted on Wednesday, July 21, 2010 at 10:52 AM ~

While weighing himself... What a vainpot! Kiss

Ben posing while weighing himself

Newspaper is Yummy!

~ Posted on Tuesday, July 20, 2010 at 12:33 AM ~

Yes you read that right! Read on to find out why I said newspaper is yummy!

Earlier today, I was on my usual round of blog hopping - checking out the blogs that I followed and posting my comments and then I came across this post from one of my favorite bloggy friend (Mama's Little Chick) and the picture of her cute daughter with a newspaper hat suddenly reminded me of something silly I did back when I was really young... about 4 years old or so... surprising I could remember this childhood memory of mine hahaha...

For those of you who followed my blog, please don't start thinking that I am really naughty and mischievious (wait a minute... I'm having this Déjà vu moment... Yikes!! That is usually what I said about Benjamin! Hah!) Yes, I know I blogged previously about my horrible childhood where I actually stuffed some red saga seeds into my nostril and got it stuck...

So anyway, when I was around 4 years old, we lived in this 2 storey terrace house and although there are 2 bedrooms and a living room on the 2nd floor, I remembered every night our whole family will bunked in and sleep on the ground floor's living room (there are only 4 of us in the family: dad, mum, my elder brother and myself) I'm not sure why we don't sleep upstair (I think there are some eerie occurrences or something during night time) but I remembered mum used to do a lot of sewing last time (during day time of course).

Her sewing machine is located on the 2nd floor and she always piles up a stack of newspaper on the foot rest when she's not using the sewing machine. So being young and curious, I'd be wandering and toddling around on the 2nd floor accompanying my mum while she did her sewing.

(*Image taken from Google image search)

Again, I am not sure how it started but I remembered squatting down near her sewing machine one time and checking out the yellowing newspaper... and then I started tearing off a very small piece of the yellowing newspaper.

And I shoved it into my mouth.

And I started chewing it.

And I swallowed the newspaper bits.

And I repeated the act over and over again - everytime mum did her sewing.

I don't know how long this goes on or how often I eat those newspapers... I do remember by the time we shifted out of the house to a government flat nearby, I was going to be 7 years old. Am not sure whether those newspaper I ate are harmful but yeah... at that age, it is kinda yummy... probably because it is yellowing and OK, OK, it's gross... I don't think I should continue on further... hahahaha...

So, that's it... another one of my memorable childhood experiences...

Next time you see a newspaper, think about a little girl who ate it for ermm... 3 years??

(*Picture of Ben above rubbing his tummy... contented? ;P)

BURPPPPPPPPP!!! 

YUMMY!!  Hehehehe...