Sunday, April 25, 2010

4 months old

Aelig turned 4 months during the weekend so we bought her a cake. It looked indeed mouthwatering, see how she was so eager to eat it!

This time I managed to order a black forest cake from our neighborehood bakery. It was too creamy plus they didn't use fresh cherries. I was kind of disappointed with the taste plus it was quite expensive = 14.5 euros. We let Aelig tasted the cream but she had hard time swallowing it.

The spring weather is so adorable and motivating. We brought Aelig shopping as hubby needed a new suit. When we were in the shopping center, I heard people screaming "oh a baby" as I didn't put her inside a stroller. We were wandering around with her on my arm, a pratice not so common in France.

We also brought her to the park and let her enjoy the sun. She seemed to like it a lot!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

No see no cast

I accompanied hubby to CHU Nantes today to remove his leg cast.

Last glimpse of his cast before the removal. Judging from the hole in his cast we can tell that he has been walking with the foot even thought he was not supposed to.

Through vibration this tool managed to cut off the cast.

It needed several tools to finally break through the cast.

Finally cast free after six weeks of walking with this heavy thingy.

It sure needs some cleaning after all the sweating that were caught inside the cast.

Life is sure good without a heavy cast.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

It is time for discipline

Gosh she knows how to show middle finger now. I told hubby it is time for discipline and we shouldn't let her continue this misbehavior. lol

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Aelig on the show

Even since Aelig was born we have received many presents from family, relatives and friends. A lot of them gave us clothes ranking from 3 months to 2 years old. She is growing so fast I realise that I should dress her with all the clothes she received before she outgrows them. So instead of the boring body + pajamas combo, we change her every day with different kind of dress. Here is a series of photos with her on the show.

Hello Kitty dress from Malaysia.

Hand knit dress from her great grandma's sister.

This set of dress is from South of France.

Not sure who gave her this. There are so many clothes I lost track on who gave which dress.

Love this photo. Hand knit from her great grandma.

It has a beautiful bottom part.

It is a nice feeling dressing her. However, I think she doesn't care less on what we put on her as she keeps making bubble from her mouth and leaks all over her clothes. :-)

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Children born abroad to Malaysian mothers qualify for citizenship

Kim sent me the link to this article and I'm very grateful she did that.

You can read the full text here.

A little background from this topic could be found in one of my posts here.

I hope this is for real and Aelig could automatically quality as a Malaysian soon. She will most likely need to choose between being a French or Malaysian when she reaches 18 years old as Malaysia doesn't recognise double citizenship. However, seeing how serious the brain drain phenomena Malaysia is facing, I wouldn't be surprise if one day the government starts granting double citizenship to overseas Malaysians.

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Birthday cake

I bought Aelig a cake when she turned 3 months old. When browsing through the cake section in the bakery, I found that I don't have much choice. I selected this as I love strawberry and I think they have raspberry inside.

On the way home, I suddenly realize one of the differences between bakery in Malaysia and bakery in France : I hardly see any cartoon cake for birthday celebration. In Malaysia, bakery usually has a catalog for clients to choose any kind of cartoon or theme to put as decoration on the cake. Most of the time my family will select some cartoon deco for my nieces and nephews.

I asked around and in fact this is not common in France. Hubby said in France they value the taste more than the deco. Ok, I just want to clarify that having a deco on a cake doesn't mean it tastes shitty. In fact some of them taste wonderful, but they are quite expensive, especially if it involves complicated cartoon drawing.

Cakes in France are quite different from what we usually find in Malaysia. One of my favorites is Black Forrest, I bought this whenever I was in charge to buy for friends birthday celebration. I have never seen this available in any bakery here but hubby said it is quite common in France. Well, in this case, I would like to order one when Aelig turns 4 months old. I haven't eaten this cake for like 10 years.