Shuying Hua (avatar)
updated 2 years ago

hbd, dearest. ❀ // amazing discovery. // 20% off OSC!

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*over a random chat*

πŸ‘§: can i have $ to open a cafe? I think I need 150k.
πŸ‘¦: before all these, I would have 150k.
πŸ‘§: oh you mean before the car, before the house...
πŸ‘¦: before the wedding...
πŸ‘§: 😱 *pretends to cough blood*
πŸ‘¦: what, really! If I never met you, now I would have 150k!!!
πŸ‘§: 😀😀😀😀😀
πŸ‘¦: *whips out phone calculator to calculate exactly how much he would have*

*flips table*



Leaping in progress.

It's Liam's 4th leap and it's been crazy.

FYI: A leap is like a growth spurt, but more mental instead of physical. πŸ’ͺ Apparently it is very traumatizing for babies to learn so much new stuff haha. Most moms know about this so this is more of a PSA for non-parents who are planning for kids hehe. Check out the wonder weeks app on the app store!

For the past three nights, he woke up so much in the night, I feel like I barely slept at all. Two nights ago, I was so tired after the 7am feed that I put Liam down right next to me in bed (instead of back into his cot) and fell asleep in sitting position. He was right in the direction where the aircon was blowing and he had no blanket on, so he woke up 3 hours later with a leaky nose. 😭

Lots of #momguilt eating me alive right now.

Anyways, because of the cold and the leap, he was pretty cranky in church yesterday, so we went home early. Was gonna host a casual dinner at home in honor of LF's birthday but we ended up having a quiet dinner, just the three of us.

It was actually kinda nice. 😊

Saying it with food.

Old Seng Choong very kindly sent over some goodies for the birthday dinner but since it got cancelled, LF and I got to enjoy these on our own haha.

Having these delivered cold in the morning made me 😍. The packaging so pretty! The brand pays tribute to age-old recipes so the branding is on point. πŸ‘

I was worried it would be way too much for just the two of us but er, after I cut a slice of this glorious apple pie for husband last night, he gobbled it all up so fast and then looked at me expectantly for another slice. πŸ˜‚ I think we would be able to finish the whole pie between the two of us by today!

So prettay. 😍 I was gonna put candles on these for husband's birthday since he's not a cake person hehe. He actually never really gets excited over food so I'm really glad that he enjoyed the pie!

Thank you OSC! 😊

Couldn't stop spamming photos of this because I really think it's very pretty haha.

We've yet to try the butter cakes that came along with the delivery. That shall be our dessert for tonight! πŸ˜‹

This morning, we woke up to a lovely message from our church friend cum neighbour that says, "I'm buying breakfast for you guys."

And she queued for this super awesome duck noodles that always has long lines during weekends! 😍 thank you Elphia! πŸ˜­πŸ™†‍β™€οΈπŸ’•

Husband and I had a lovely brunch with her while Liam quietly played with his play gym on his own. Twas a beautiful birthday morning for my dear husband. ❀

I'm making dinner for LF today since it's his birthday. Homecooked meals are real rare in the house now that the milk monster has moved in. Haha. I know LF misses them, so this is one sure way to please him on his birthday. Really saying it all with food! πŸ˜…

Thankfully, the darling boy is best behavior today, so mama's gonna be cookin! Brb with food pics, wish me luck hahahahaha. Long time no cook alr! πŸ˜“

Was werkin' it in the kitchen and needed husband's help to open something. He came in, looked around the kitchen counters filled w chicken and herbs and said,

You should cook more often.
I love your cooking.

Suddenly it felt like my birthday haha. Charged with lurve, I am! πŸ™†‍β™€οΈπŸ’•

I really do miss this too. But I'm not good enough a cook to work fast and tend to a baby in between. :( I take super long to prep and cook! 😭

Prepping for the dinner. πŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺ

And after 40 mins in the oven, they become this one glorious dish. 😍

My first time roasting these gorgeous tomatoes and they were lovely. Add such a beautiful colour to the roasted veggies too!

My fave of the dish has to be those caramelized onions. SO. YUMS.

Quick recipe: Just toss any veggie of your liking with olive oil, salt and black pepper in a large roasting dish and roast them at 200 deg C for between 30 to 40mins. πŸ‘

I also added a bit of dried rosemary to the potatoes! #dayrefatties

And the main dish, garlic butter chicken thighs topped w cheese. πŸ˜‹ haven't made these in a while. Husband loves them!

Dinner is served! πŸ™†‍β™€οΈπŸ’• #lfsykitchen

Way too much for the two of us, but that's alright because husband's dad came to visit baby and ended up staying for dinner! πŸ‘

I think it's amazing how God planned the day for husband. I didn't plan anything for today because I know LF doesn't like me to fuss ard too much for birthdays, so all these surprise visits from Elphia and his dad were really timely and brought much joy to the home on his special day. 😊

Juicy chicken on ma plate. πŸ˜‹ topped with mozzarella and parsley. Recipe was shared in one of my earlier posts, I'll go hunt for it later and link to it here!

Okays here it is: @themerrymaker:010316

Why I like to make a big batch - so I can have leftovers tomorrow! Hehe.

Also roasted the rest of the baby potatoes (I only used half a bag for today's dinner) on their own and chucked them the freezer. Quick baked potatoes for future meals! πŸ‘

Ending the night with dessert after we put Liam to bed. More of that glorious pie! Decided to finish it before we move on to the butter cakes hehe.

We shared two large slices. πŸ™ˆ


We then each had a fresh young coconut to wash this down haha. So much food in one day! πŸ™ˆ


Okay to be fair, LF did. πŸ™ˆ Remember how Liam have been cranky the past few nights? He would wake up screaming and we would rush to pacify him and it would take us quite a while to calm him down and put him back into his cot. And this would continue every 30mins for hours. 😭

So tonight, after his first outburst of the night (just 30 mins after we put him to bed sobs), husband googled for help and we decided to try letting him cry it out.

The next time he cried, we gave ourselves 3 mins before going in and GUESS WHAT. HE FELL ASLEEP ON HIS OWN. 😱😱😱

It's not just a coincidence because the next few times he cried, we waited just the same and EACH TIME HE WENT BACK TO SLEEP ON HIS OWN. 😭😭😭



Thank God for this amazing discovery! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ It's a birthday miracle πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚


It's been over an hour since baby's last cry. It's amazing!!! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

Only mommas can understand my joy. Thank God so so much! 😭

Before LF went to bed, he said,

Thank you for cooking for me. 😊

"Did you enjoy your birthday?" I asked.

"Yah!" He said a grin.

And that makes my day. ❀

So much to give thanks for today. Thank God for a wonderful Sunday!

2am and Liam is still sound asleep! Again, AMAZING.

All he needed was time to get over the crying and his annoying had to pick him up nonstop, disturbing his rest. πŸ™ˆ Sorry baby. We give you the space you need okay! πŸ™†‍β™€οΈπŸ’•

Mama's off to bed too hehe. Goodnights, dayreverse!

UPDATE: After we ignored his bursts of cries from 9pm to 1130pm (all the outbursts ended within 3 mins and he fell back asleep on his own), Liam slept through till 6am!! 😱😱😱 and then after one feed, he slept again till 10am! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

Amazing is the only word haha. Thank God la!!

Discount code! ☝️

Aiyooo I completely forgot to share my discount code for these goodies, Im so sorry!! :(

Quote 'bemerry' to receive a 20% off your Old Seng Choong order! πŸ˜‹ Valid from now till 14th Aug. ✌

I've tried the butter cakes and they are awesome! πŸ˜‹ moist, dense and soooo yums. 😍

And my husband loves the pie so much, he requested for it again when his colleagues asked him what cake to buy him. πŸ˜‚ and erm they asked if I had a discount code and he told them no. 😳 im sorry, husband's colleagues!!! 😭😭😭

Day 197

Sunday, 16 Jul 2017

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christinengt (avatar)

christinengt Same birthday as my hubs! Haha happy birthday to yours!

2 years ago

samanthalyz (avatar)

samanthalyz so muchieeee monehhhhhhh~~!! 😱

2 years ago

wildblooming (avatar)

wildblooming hi shuying! pls share your recipes! looks so goooood!

2 years ago

cherriwong (avatar)

cherriwong My husband loves the apple pie too! We had abt 1/4 left and he finished it himself bit by bit every night. I think I will order this again!

2 years ago

lynnnnn (avatar)

lynnnnn Sounds like a perfect day!

2 years ago

thankgodforpink (avatar)

thankgodforpink now you make me wanna order the apple pie!

2 years ago

missyjojokoh (avatar)

missyjojokoh Omg!! Totally understand your excitement over Liam's sleep.. congrats!!!

2 years ago

jasminexlow (avatar)

jasminexlow Good job Liam! 😊

2 years ago

falala (avatar)

falala baked potatoes and put them in the freezer? what a brilliant tip! i always hv problem baking potato/sweet potato they jz doesnt get cook?? always still quite hard... how long do u bake them for usually n do u boil them first?

2 years ago

themerrymaker (avatar)

themerrymaker @christinengt hehe happy birthday to yours too!!

@samanthalyz hahaha say say only la!

@beediboop updated in the post! πŸ™Œ hehe thank you!!

@cherriwong haha same here! my husband alr went to check out price and how to order πŸ˜‚ so cute la these men.

@lynnnnn it really was! 😍 thank God!

@thankgodforpink pls try! very shiok!

@missyjojokoh thank you!!!! 😭

@xprincessj πŸ™ŒπŸ™ŒπŸ™ŒπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰

@falala hehe it's my mama's tip, she's the brilliant one! 😁 these are baby potatoes; I didnt boil them first, just drizzled olive oil then bake at 200 deg C for about 40 mins! helps to turn them ard in the oven midway! πŸ˜‹

2 years ago

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