#SiennaSkyler

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The cold did not stop the kids (n adults) from having fun!!! Didn't take pics of the food coz fingers (n stomach) were too numb โ„ ๐Ÿ“ท credit: Mr. Instagram hubby @karthik_naga
Today's kids activities was cut short due to the on and off drizzle... โ˜” But it was also a blessing in disguise as we took a slight detour to check out this large giant metal head in the midst of a large reflecting pool! Been seeing beautiful pics of it on @clt_METALmorphosis (yes, this giant head has an Instagram profile!!! ๐Ÿ˜ฑ) Do check it out, it's especially nice when taken during sunset/sunrise ๐ŸŒ„๐ŸŒ‡ We were shocked when the head started rotating!!! (Been watching a little too much of Haunting of the Hill house lately ๐Ÿ˜จ)
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L.O.V.E exploring uptown Charlotte by foot... or maybe one day I'll have the courage to try these pretty new scooters n bikes scattered around the city! ๐Ÿšฒ๐Ÿ‚ Found this hidden gem painting #exploreYour704 after walking Skyler to preschool ๐Ÿ’’ n doing my daily "exercise" n "running" errands around the city. I heard there's many more of these hidden gems around ๐Ÿ’•
Not sure how long we can have lunch with the kiddos #SiennaSkyler before it becomes uncool ๐Ÿ˜•๐Ÿ˜•๐Ÿ˜• That's why we gonna keep doing it as long as possible! ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž Did you know that today Oct 17th is National Take Your Parents to Lunch Day?
My kiddos #SiennaSkyler are ChinDians!!! (Chinese+Indian) Being born into a mixed heritage background can be very interesting. They get to learn about both sides of mine n Mr. Hubby's cultures and traditions! As for me, I've been mistaken as Thai, Indon, Malay, Mexican, etc... all throughout my life coz of my tanned skin (tks to years of playing netball and track n field)... but I'm Malaysian-Chinese n my great grandparents migrated from Southern China to Malaysia! Are you curious of where you came from? While you ponder, Iet's just settle with watching the new show on Prime Video that talks all about that: "The Romanoffs"! It's from the creator of Mad Men,ย and it's aboutย people who believe themselves to be descendants of the Russian royal family. It premiers on October 12th and I'm excited to watch it. Find out more by checking out the link in my bio ๐Ÿ‘†#hbtsp #hbtTheRomanoffs2 #ad #TheRomanoffs #PrimeVideo #AmazonPrimeVideo #MadMen @AmazonPrimeVideo @TheRomanoffs
My once a year haircut ๐Ÿ’‡ + color!!! My hubby said I'm a RED head, I said NO, I'm a light Auburn, And gave him the flip (swipe to see 3rd pic) ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜
#SiennaSkyler started yesterday morning with "Kids helping Kids day" organised by Levine Children's hospital making cards n friendship bracelets to encourage n support their patients. SiennaSkyler enjoyed being a doctor for the day at the teddy bear clinic! Then we headed to the Spectrum community impact day event to learn about how Spectrum is continually working on rebuilding our community. Next, we are back to iMakeCLT Community Make Day (our 2nd year attending this fun event) where kids get to build, learn n create projects. Next, we headed to Charlotte school fair to learn about how expensive private schools are ๐Ÿ˜ต๐Ÿ˜ต๐Ÿ˜ต Nap (thank God for naps!) Finished off the day reuniting back with Skyler's ex preschool friend, Lara...kids had a good time playing while adults get to do adulting. Tks @thatswhatshesaidfaarrmer for having us over at ur lovely home! ๐Ÿ’•
2 weeks ago, Skyler n his preK class went on a field trip. They walked from school to the fire station. So today since "jie jie" Sienna didn't have to go to school (due to hurricane Michael), Skyler decided to take us on a detour to see the same fire station! I'm surprised he remembered how to walk there!!! ๐Ÿšถ On our walk from school to home (a little detour to the fire station), we ended up having an adventure walk...๐Ÿพ
Introducing my all time favorite Australian snack @TimTam to my kiddos! Found these in Harris Teeter ๐Ÿ˜Š Used to hunt these goodies down for me (and my mom) during my flying days โœˆโœˆโœˆ whenever I flew to OZ land...which was so very often ๐Ÿ˜‹ Best to be eaten with a cup of milk... #SiennaSkyler approves ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ #notSponsored #happyCustomer
Growing old is NO fun... But growing old with my kiddos #SiennaSkyler makes it worthwhile!!! (Of coz Mr. Hubby @karthik_naga too ๐Ÿ˜‰) It all starts with using the right skin care products. YEOUTH's Vitamin C Serum with Vitamin E & Hyaluronic Acid is formulated with medical grade ingredients which will reduce fine lines, enhance skin tone and texture, and nourish your skin with deepย penetratingย hydration. Love that this serum is made of clean natural ingredients and it is affordable too (not crazy expensive like most high end serums). I just need 1 pump and it's more than enough coz a little goes a long way. I figured this will last me a few months. There isn't a smell to it, which is refreshing in itself! My skin feels lighter(no icky feeling), tighter, firmer n my pores seems to have minimize. Have only tried this product for 3 weeks. Hoping that my skin tone will even out and fine lines reduced! @YeouthSkinCare
Today was a much needed eye opening, mind boggling, humbling experience for myself especially...which left me with a heavy heart ๐Ÿ’” but at the same time a grateful heart too! ๐Ÿ’ If you are in the uptown area from October 7th to 14th, 2018, do drop by to experience it for yourself. (right in front of NASCAR Hall of Fame) "Doctors Without Borders @DoctorsWithoutBorders presentsย Forced From Home, a free interactive tour that takes you behind the headlines about the global refugee crisis. Guided by experienced Doctors Without Borders aid workers, youโ€™ll travel through a 10,000-square-foot space designed to convey the challenges facing a person forced to flee. Youโ€™ll also learn about the humanitarian aid that Doctors Without Borders provides along the way. Visitors experience virtual reality and 360หš video, and interact with materials gathered from refugee camps, sea rescue missions, and emergency medical projects around the world. Visitors begin their experience inside a 30-foot dome watching a 360ยฐ video introducing contexts and issues causing people to flee their homes. Visitors will also be invited to experience virtual reality (VR) films that will transport them into refugee camps and communities around the world. Forced From Home tours are free, fully accessible, and take roughly one hour to complete. Families are welcome, however the content is best suited to children ages 12+." I was shocked to find out that our tour guide is a doctor without borders HIMSELF n he's telling his experience first hand... he's away at these refugee camps 6 months in a year!!! N he's right here doing the tour...so much respect for him! At the end of the tour, there's opportunities for you to give to this worthy cause! I'm sure you will WANT to after "walking in their shoes" in that 1 hour of condensed tour! #CountYourBlessings
Chillax-ing day today! ๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿ’ฆ #SiennaSkyler first time enjoying the water play area at First ward park (just a couple of blocks walking distance from our home)... It's new to us coz they were in the midst of building this waterplay+ playground area when we moved to Waxhaw last year. We are enjoying the last few days? left of the hot weather ๐ŸŒž Not sure how long more we can do this now that it's officially fall season!!! ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿ๐Ÿƒ
Since my papa a.k.a #SiennaSkyler gong gong said I have forgotten how to cook (too many kiddos pictures n eating out pictures ๐Ÿ˜„), let this momma post some home cooked pictures... Fried wanton... First time trying it with with wanton skin wrappers (thanks @kategoey for leaving it behind in my freezer!) I have only used spring roll pastry before to make spring rolls a.k.a "popiah"... (my papa thought I store bought and just deep fried it when I told him over the phone ๐Ÿ˜’๐Ÿ˜’๐Ÿ˜’) Thanks to my mama who loves eating dumplings, so I have been well trained in wrapping these "babies" since I was in my teens ๐Ÿ˜† These were taken to a potluck since I hardly deep dry stuff at home for the kiddos... #KarMieCooks
#KarMieBlog updated Mr. Hubby aka daddy @karthik_naga taking over the blog and sharing our experience at Corteo by Cirque du Soleil! Find out more ~> Link in profile๐Ÿ‘† http://karmie080808.blogspot.com/2018/08/corteo-by-cirque-du-soleil.html?m=1 #sponsored #CorteoCirqueduSoleil
Picture Day at school!!! (Note to self: need to look for kid friendly hair gel... or maybe not yet? This momma is in denial, trying to keep Skyler's baby-ism as long as I can) On our scenic route home, we saw a fallen tree on a house. ๐ŸŒณ๐Ÿก Thankfully no one was hurt, only the rooftop! ๐Ÿ˜ฉ
Monday blues go away...๐Ÿ˜ž Wishing it was still the weekend! This is my kind of exercise ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ’ƒ
Weekend fun is over...๐Ÿ˜” โ–ชchurch โ–ชClt 250 anniversary party. We came to celebrate our beloved city's past, present and future! Did you know that Charlotte used to be a cotton farmland? Learnt something new ๐Ÿ‘ And yes, #SiennaSkyler knew that was an old skool phone โ˜Ž ๐Ÿ˜ โ–ชlunch at Rock Bottom (Cajun pasta was yum ๐Ÿ˜‹) โ–ชOpen streets 704... We've been going every year (this is our 3rd time) and every time it has something different to offer. The whole street is closed off so you can BYOBike to cycle or there's free bikes courtesy of B-cycle (can't wait till the kids are big enough to cycle so we can cover more area!!!). The kiddos took turns to scoot on their shared scooter ๐Ÿ‘ We bumped into Skyler's preschool friend n SiennaSkyler church friends too and the rest was history!!! Played non stop for hours... ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ™ˆ This momma needs a break n is enjoying my ME time now sipping coffee โ˜•
A swing and a miss But #siennaskyler still enjoyed seeing a public table tennis set up as we walked through South End in Charlotte. @jamiechaw
Happy National coffee day!!! Started off the day super early with FREE coffee of course โ˜• (pumpkin spice latte, not that great but free is always good ๐Ÿ‘)... โ–ชHeaded to Park Road park for a playdate organised by Sienna's school. โ–ชDance open house at upstage center of performing arts. โ–ชInternational festival at UNCC (too bad no Malaysian booth ๐Ÿ˜•)... had our bubble tea fix!!! โ–ชHot Glass alley ~ Charlotte's 1st hot glass art studio โ–ชlunch n nap at home โ–ชended the day with a Malaysian picnic gathering at Beatty Park eating my favourite dish ~> nasi lemak!!! โ–ชAsian groceries at Super G My heart n belly is full ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹ Thank you ladies ๐Ÿ˜˜
"The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go." ~>Dr. Seuss ๐Ÿ”ฐ Reading indeed has its perks!!! #SiennaSkyler participated in Charlotte Mecklenburg Library's summer break: Read, Learn, Explore program and Sienna was blessed with a Kindle fire 8 for all her reading, learning n exploring during this summer break... This program is great for parents too as it gave me ideas to keep active with the kiddos and explore Charlotte!!! I'm sure mommas out there can agree to NOT being stuck at home with the kiddos 24/7... ๐Ÿ˜ต๐Ÿ˜ต๐Ÿ˜ต Thanks Sienna for the Kindle... this momma is keeping it for now!!! ๐Ÿ˜† Trying to delay electronics from the kiddos as long as we possibly can ๐Ÿ™ @cmlibrary @imaginon
#SiennaSkyler is getting excited for tomorrow's show ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ Need to get them to nap right after they get back from school (after showering of coz!!!) ... ****************************************** #Repost @karthik_naga (@get_repost ) ใƒปใƒปใƒป We have a #siennaskylergiveaway winner! @storieswithteamcrimmins , congratulations on winning 4 free tickets to Thursdayโ€™s #disneyonice show at the @spectrumcenter !! Enjoy the show tomorrow with ur lovely family ๐Ÿ’• To all others, please stay tuned to @karthik_naga and @jamiechaw instagram for more giveaways coming up!
Happy Mid Autumn festival!!! Sienna got to try mooncake for the 1st time at school n when she came home, she immediately asked me where's all the durian, chocolate, ice cream, etc mooncakes??? Coz just a few days ago, #SiennaSkyler and I were watching a documentary about mooncakes from around the world... ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ Must have gotten her hopes up!!!
"Lunch on the Lawn" at Skyler's preschool today. This is just half of his school, tomorrow will be the other half! Skyler was super excited he gets to eat lunch with his parents (teachers + his friends). He was introducing all of his new (n old) friends to us... n he got extra play ground time today! P/s: Fall season has officially begun...but we are still in our summer clothes? This hot blooded momma is gonna enjoy the 80's F weather while I still can... love the heat ๐Ÿ”ฅ but not the sun ๐ŸŒž!!! Lol... #AsianProblem
After church, we headed to try @purepizzaclt for the 1st time and it was yummy!!! My kind of pizza... thin ๐Ÿ•! (If only can be magically thin after eating this ๐Ÿ™) Little did I know that there were gonna have turkey legs at the 54th Annual Festival in the Park at Freedom park... Every time I see turkey legs, it automatically brings back my childhood memories eating those legs with my family at Disneyland (it was our first time visiting USA, think I was 8 yrs old???). I guess we need to make a trip to Disney again??? ๐Ÿ—๐Ÿ—๐Ÿ—
Survived one whole week of solo parenting. Honestly felt like an uber driver๐Ÿš—/walker๐Ÿƒ ferrying between 2 different schools (while having to bring the little one along with me every time and skipping our naps! )... Am so happy that our uber ๐Ÿ’ช daddy @karthik_naga is back from his business trip and he got to ferry us all day long to 4 different events!!! (Phewww....) We took a break in between, came home to rest and ate dinner before continuing with the rest of the events (perks of living central). Here's the events we managed to cover today: โ–ช2nd annual Monarch butterflies festival โ–ชCharlotte Kids Fest โ–ชSerbian Festival โ–ชUNITE International Dance Concert (showcases dance from around the world)
#Repost @karthik_naga (@get_repost ) ใƒปใƒปใƒป *G I V E A W A Y* #SiennaSkyler are going to the Worlds of Enchantment show, the latest Disney on Ice production, at the #SpectrumCenter in #Charlotte , NC (on September 27, 2018 ~> 7 pm) and we are giving 1 lucky winner FOUR free tickets to the show as part of our Giveaway! Just follow the instructions below and you will be entered for a chance to enjoy this wonderful show! #SiennaSkylerGiveaway 1) Follow @jamiechaw on Instagram 2) Follow @karthik_naga on Instagram 3) Tag as many friends in the comments of this post as you can. The more tags the more entries you earn. 4) Include a short description in the comments as to why you would love to watch this show. By entering, contestants agree to the following: - Winner is chosen randomly, without explanation. - Contest ends 11 am EST on September 25 - Winner will be announced after 12 noon EST on September 25 - @karthik_naga and @jamiechaw are conducting 1 giveaway in total for this promotion. - Transportation to and from the venue is NOT included. Any expenses incurred by the winner is purely the winner's responsibility. - Winner must agree to pick up the winning tickets from the Spectrum Center Will-Call on September 27 at 6 pm to before the show starts. - Winner agrees to attend the September 27, 2018 show at 7 pm If you would like to purchase tickets to this show, please use the following link (click link in profile): https://www.ticketmaster.com/search?tm_link=tm_homeA_header_search&user_input=disney+on+ice+spectrum+center&q=disney+on+ice+spectrum+center&CAMEFROM=CFC_SPECTRUMCTR_PR_BLOGGER_DOIWEJCHAW Stay tuned to our blog for reviews and pictures of the show (after September 27th): http://karmie080808.blogspot.com/ #giveaway #sponsored
Today is FREE sushi day at PF Chang... And free bagels, free popcorn n half price Starbucks drinks!!! Score for this money saving momma... (P/s: tried the iced maple pecan latte with cold foam for the first time n it was good... not overly sweet either! Might be a close contender behind the ultimate favourite PSL pumpkin spiced latte โ˜•) Almost snuck into the movie theater for a 2nd round of Crazy Rich Asians but oh wait, where to hide the kiddos? ๐Ÿ˜’๐Ÿ˜’๐Ÿ˜’ Another fun filled day with the kiddos ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿ‘ง๐Ÿ‘ฆ Don't mind Skyler in his pajamas, grab him straight from his nap to the car ๐Ÿ˜† #SiennaSkyler said to keep the bagels for daddy... can guess who is the only bagel fan in the family? ๐Ÿ˜
Today is teacher workday that means no school day for Sienna. She was excited that she got to walk Skyler to school, see his morning routine n pick him up!!! After we dropped Skyler off, it was mommy-daughter date! We walked around uptown to run some errands, story time at the children's library @Imaginon and then had a Mexican brunch at @cantina1511uptown. Perfect timing as we stroll back to pick Skyler up from school n walked home. Then we nap + yoga at the park in the evening! Right before we kiss goodnight, she said it was a great day, mommy!!! ๐Ÿ’‘ Exercise โœ” Good food โœ” Good company โœ” Successful date โœ” (Chores can wait โœ‹ but memories can't)
*G I V E A W A Y* #SiennaSkyler are going to the Worlds of Enchantment show, the latest Disney on Ice production, at the #SpectrumCenter in #Charlotte , NC (on September 27, 2018 ~> 7 pm) and we are giving 1 lucky winner FOUR free tickets to the show as part of our Giveaway! Just follow the instructions below and you will be entered for a chance to enjoy this wonderful show! #SiennaSkylerGiveaway 1) Follow @jamiechaw on Instagram 2) Follow @karthik_naga on Instagram 3) Tag as many friends in the comments of this post as you can. The more tags the more entries you earn. 4) Include a short description in the comments as to why you would love to watch this show. By entering, contestants agree to the following: - Winner is chosen randomly, without explanation. - Contest ends 11 am EST on September 25 - Winner will be announced after 12 noon EST on September 25 - @karthik_naga and @jamiechaw are conducting 1 giveaway in total for this promotion. - Transportation to and from the venue is NOT included. Any expenses incurred by the winner is purely the winner's responsibility. - Winner must agree to pick up the winning tickets from the Spectrum Center Will-Call on September 27 at 6 pm to before the show starts. - Winner agrees to attend the September 27, 2018 show at 7 pm If you would like to purchase tickets to this show, please use the following link (click link in profile): https://www.ticketmaster.com/search?tm_link=tm_homeA_header_search&user_input=disney+on+ice+spectrum+center&q=disney+on+ice+spectrum+center&CAMEFROM=CFC_SPECTRUMCTR_PR_BLOGGER_DOIWEJCHAW Stay tuned to our blog for reviews and pictures of the show (after September 27th): http://karmie080808.blogspot.com/ #giveaway #sponsored
This came at the right time just before hurricane Florence hit us... we managed to spread the love and took canned food to the homeless shelter as part of Skyler's preschool field trip! I was kinda iffy n unsure about having chicken straight out of a can. Only tried canned tuna n sardines so far in my life. But these Wild Planet Organic Roasted Chicken Breast tasted great n helped this momma a lot when I'm short on time (forgot to thaw meat). I made chicken sandwich, chicken stir fried noodles, fried rice with chicken, etc... โ–ชUSDA Certified Organic, โ–ชCertified Humane Raised & Handled โ–ชEco-Friendly โ–ชFree range โ–ชNo added fillers โ–ชNo added liquids โ–ชNo chemical fertilizers โ–ชNo herbicides โ–ชNo modifying starches โ–ชNo pesticides #SiennaSkyler approves!!! ๐Ÿ‘ @wildplanetfoods #productSampling
2 crazy Asians watching Crazy Rich Asians... โ–ช yes, I know we are soooo late into watching it! โ–ช yes, we are no longer hip n happening (after having kids) ๐Ÿ˜’๐Ÿ˜’๐Ÿ˜’ โ–ชyes, #SiennaSkyler grandparents (both sides) are more hip n happening than us since they watched it right when it came out! Anyhooo... we loved the movie ๐Ÿ’• Made me miss Singapore & Malaysia soooo much (the FOOD especially) Kudos to my home boy @henrygolding ... Malaysia "Boleh"!!!
Cheers to 50th anniversary Charlotte magazine!!! ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽŠ๐ŸŽ‡๐ŸŽ† @charlottemag Thank you for bringing us around Charlotte through your prints (and in reality)... We love this city โค๐Ÿข๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿจ๐Ÿซโ›ชโค Stay safe Charlotte ๐Ÿ™ #hurricaneFlorence
"CALM before STORM"... Kids idea of yoga... Mommy's idea of yoga... (Yes, surprisingly there's more guys than girls doing yoga!) Praying that everyone stay safe from hurricane Florence especially friends in Charlotte ๐Ÿ™
I personally do not like any dried meat a.k.a jerky a.k.a Chinese "bak kwa" and never buy them. Surprisingly (or unsurprisingly) my meat eaters #SiennaSkyler love it (1st time trying dried meat)!!! I've been packing it in their school lunch boxes daily... I was planning to use some for fried rice or fried egg, but I guess I won't have any leftovers at the rate the kiddos are eating... I'm just glad it's healthy n they are getting more protein especially for Sienna who has a long day at school ... #sponsored #momsmeet #SHORTYME @momsmeet @dukesmeats
1st time double dating EVER (after having kids) ๐Ÿ’‘๐Ÿ’‘ Thank you Ena and Sham for "rescuing" us and adult-ing with us! Next time can we order extra EXTRA spicy ... I had forgotten that the kiddos #SiennaSkyler were not with us ๐Ÿ˜’๐Ÿ˜’๐Ÿ˜’ Duh! Everything tasted good (as usual) but the highlight was the fish ๐ŸŸ...I haven't had fish WITH bones for the longest time!!! (Fun fact~ @BasilCharlotte will always have a special place for #SkyKarMieNna coz that was the 1st restaurant we ate at when we first stepped foot into Charlotte n it was a done deal after exploring uptown!!!)
After church today, we decided to head to one of Charlotteโ€™s most popular and longest-running festivals, Yiasou Greek Festival to get a taste of "Greece" (literally!) Our bellies were full with yummy good food amidst the hot sweaty weather and crowd! I keep telling myself to try new food but can't help but always go back to lamb gyros n baklava!!! ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹ we did try the Greek fries and I tried Greek coffee frappe for the 1st time n it reminded me of Thai ice coffee that you get on the streets ๐Ÿ‘ brings back happy memories... Activities include: โ–ชmusic and dancing โ–ชGreek cultural exhibit โ–ชcooking demonstrations We took the opportunity to tour the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral @holytrinity_gochurch_charlotte ๐Ÿ™
Today #SiennaSkyler got a taste of "kampung" a.k.a village life. Thanks to @charlottemuseumofhistory , we were transported back to the 18th-century daily living which is then known as the Backcountry in this part of North Carolina. We all had a better understanding of what Charlotte was like 250 years ago...including what people did in their limited leisure time โ€“ the games they played, the food they ate and the music they performed. Other activities included: โ–ชTraditional music, including Old-time, Celtic and Bluegrass jam sessions. โ–ชDemonstrations of 18th-century life, including cooking, herb gardening, blacksmithing, basket making, spinning and weaving, and instrument making. โ–ชThe highlight was that we got a private tour of the historic Hezekiah Alexander Home Site which sits the oldest Rock House built in 1774. Made us feel grateful and thankful for what we have! Counting our blessings ๐Ÿ™
Back to school means I need healthy snack options for my kiddos #SiennaSkyler ... I've posted about this product Little Nut (@littlenutworld ) few months back but now they've come up with a new flavor ~> strawberry!!! It is a nutritious on-the-go nut butter blend (peanut, strawberry, coconut) pack with protein that comes in individual pouches (yay to not fighting over it). SiennaSkyler had it both ways, straight out of the pack and spread on their bread with nutella. What I like most about it is there's no added sugar, non-GMO, and nothing artificial. N best of all, 100% of proceeds help @EdesiaNutrition end malnutrition worldwide. (How awesome is that??? ๐Ÿ’•) "Use promo code HBTBTS25 for $5 off a 16-count pouch of Little Nut squeeze packs! Check out my link in bio ๐Ÿ‘† to shop."ย Please note that this offer expires on September 30th Tip for mommies with newborn babies: the American Association of Pediatrics recommends introducing peanut-containing foods to babies around 6 months of age to help prevent a peanut allergy from developing. #hbtsp #hbtlittlenutbts #littlenutworld #backtoschool #edesia
Skyler's first official day at pre K!!! He loves 3 things so far, "teachers + friends, cars + trucks + trains and big boy play ground!!!" (P/s: I did a comparison pic of Sienna n Skyler at pre K but Sienna only started pre K halfway since we just moved to Charlotte. But cool fact is both of them are 4 yrs 9 months old in this pic)
Today was a short 15-30 mins day for Skyler. It's "Get Acquainted Day" where the kids get the opportunity to visit their new classrooms and meet their teachers in small groups. Skyler met some of his old classmates too from 2 years ago when we first moved to uptown! We took the opportunity to see his previous teachers, Ms. Leary n Ms. Wallace ... was nice for Skyler to see familiar faces as he has been talking non stop about his teachers and friends ever since we moved to Waxhaw! We totally forgot to take pictures of his new teachers though ๐Ÿ˜• Then we took a stroll n tried a new Mexican restaurant down the street @cantina1511 n then walked home...
Round 2 of waterworks tomorrow (de ja vu) !!! My baby is going to 5 days preschool ๐Ÿ˜ฅ๐Ÿ˜ฅ๐Ÿ˜ฅ Haircut โœ” School bag โœ” Water bottle n lunch box labeled โœ” Snacks โœ” Clothes n closed toe shoes โœ” Extra change of clothes โœ” Hopefully I got everything! (1st time cutting off ๐Ÿ’‡ Skyler's rats tail ... my baby is no longer a baby ๐Ÿ˜ฉ been holding on to his baby-ism for this long till Mr. Hubby @karthik_naga say to chop it off)
Chris was #SiennaSkyler 2 weeks intensive swimming coach and she helped Skyler get over his phobia of water from day 1. Thanks for everything Chris and family including Pogo ๐Ÿ•, we had a lovely time at your pool party n happy 25th wedding anniversary! We miss you all in Waxhaw. Take care :) n enjoy ur well deserved anniversary-moon in Hawaii ๐Ÿน๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒŠ๐ŸŒž๐Ÿ‘™๐Ÿ„๐ŸŽ†
Yayyyy it's a long weekend... #SiennaSkyler rolled out of bed n onto fourth ward park to get some fresh air n lots of exercise!!! ๐Ÿƒ Mommy was busy โ˜• + people n dog watching ๐Ÿ• while daddy was busy watching his WVU peeps tailgating n doing the winning victory dance after the big football game!!! ๐Ÿˆ
Today is a very sentimental day for this momma ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ It's the last day that we will be going to story time at the library. We've been going every once (sometimes twice) a week without fail ever since moving to the USA. Somebody can't wait to get back to preschool next week!!! No more homeschool (other than Chinese Mandarin) for this momma ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ (P/s: my posts are usually to clear my pics from my phone n for keeping in my memory bank)
#KarMieBlog updated Hallmark cards as low as 50 cents??? Unheard of right!!! Find out more ~> Link in profile๐Ÿ‘† http://karmie080808.blogspot.com/2018/08/hallmark-cards-as-low-as-50-cents.html?m=1
"Take my hand, and I'll never let go ๐Ÿ’•"... Today's a special mommy-son date as we walked around uptown... It was a day ALL about him... NO distractions, just mommy N Skyler ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿ‘ฆ๐Ÿ’‘๐Ÿ’
They had a German ceremony where the 5th graders gave the 1st graders a gift on their first day of school. It is a tradition in Germany! (Sienna gets to learn traditions from France, Japan and China during the school year as well..) Then soon after, a student representing each of the 5 languages said the USA pledge of allegiance in their learnt language! (Oh my, I have to start learning it first in English ๐Ÿ˜†... I was the only silent one there) So nice we got to see all the students in this assembly, reminds me of my school's assembly back in Malaysia.(we had to stand under the hot sun though ๐Ÿ˜ง)
Sienna's first day at her new school was a SUCCESS based on our convo... Mommy: "What did u like most about school?" Sienna: "EVERYTHING!" Mommy: "What didn't u like most about school?" Sienna: "Nothing! Of course nothing since I said I liked everything" Mommy: ๐Ÿ˜’๐Ÿ˜ Am glad everything went well... Just need to get use to a bigger school with a lot more students... (which doesn't seem to bother her) okay, now this momma can chillax ๐Ÿ‘ ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ Since it's her first day, we decided to drop her off at her new school n have breakfast with her! P/s: my feed is bombarded with 1st day half awake-half asleep kids... how cute!!! ๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„
Sienna's uniforms all washed n ready to go for her big day tomorrow! It's her first time wearing uniforms in USA (she wore uniforms in Singapore for preschool)... this momma is all yayyy ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ for uniforms coz I grew up wearing uniforms to school every single day in Malaysia!!! Have you tried the new Downyยฎ Unstopablesโ„ข In-Wash Scent Boosters? It keeps clothes feisty fresh...all u need to do is just pour your scent beads into your washer n you'll be smelling good (swipe right to see how easy it is) ๐Ÿ‘ ! Now that the kids are bigger, I'm slightly more relax on adding fresheners n softeners every one in a while ๐Ÿ˜Š #FeistyFreshness , #GotItFree , @unstopables
Haircuts done by urs truly โœ” Snacks โœ” (see previous post) Uniforms โœ” School supplies โœ” School bag โœ” Transportation tags on lanyard โœ” Just need to get her lunch box ready... Am I missing anything??? Sienna is cool n ready for her new school on Monday ๐Ÿ˜Š This momma is getting nervous...๐Ÿ˜ฉ
Back to school in 3 days time!!! ๐Ÿ˜ต๐Ÿ˜ต๐Ÿ˜ต This Lance sandwich crackers "variety pack" came at the right time (the rest was already in my pantry stockpile ~ bought previously! Shows that my kids are already eating n liking it!!!) ... Love the variety pack option as it has a bit of everything for everyone in the family! (I know which one I'm most excited to try ~> SPICY cheddar โœŒ) Love the individual small packaging it comes in coz I like to pack different snacks everyday for my kids lunchbox n this keeps it fresh longer!!! It's perfect for the back-to-school season and for families on the go. Swipe to see how Skyler eats his share!!! Do ur kids do that too? I know I did it when I was a kid, n I'm sure you did it too โœŒ @lancesnacks #hbtlance #Sponsored #LanceSnacks #SnackToSchool
Orientation day today!!! Sienna will be starting off 1st grade in a new school next week... praying that God will give her a smooth transition into her new school, environment, teachers and friends ๐Ÿ™ ... Skyler as usual can't wait to join "jie jie" Sienna in the big school n the big yellow bus ๐ŸšŒ (1 more year to go!!!)
We are back after 1 whole year... missing this awesome @imaginon children's library (just a couple blocks down the street from our place)! One of the storyteller even remembered Skyler coz we came last year, religiously every week! Too bad this is the last time #SiennaSkyler can attend story time before school starts next week!!! ๐Ÿ˜ฉ
After moving back to uptown, I'm glad to have found the $1 summer movies here! And since it's the last week before school starts, why not? ๐Ÿ˜ We watched Epic... it was too exciting that #SiennaSkyler refused to eat anything, including snacks (which is so very rare for my ever hungry kiddos)... we had the whole movie theater almost to ourselves (2 other people were there ~ now where's all the kiddos in uptown ๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„) In case you missed it, there's still 1 more week left for $1 summer movies ~ next week they will be playing Flushed away...
Wishing we were on the beach ๐ŸŒด๐Ÿ„๐ŸŒž๐Ÿ˜Ž 1 more week before school starts ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜ž๐Ÿ˜’ #SiennaSkyler
HOORAY, it's the weekend ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ Unpacking can wait (mostly done though... ), but family time can't! #SiennaSkyler went to check out the "Fancy Nancy" themed Disney Junior Playdate event which recently just launched on Disney Junior channel... #DisneyJuniorPlay
Can't see any floor space ๐Ÿ˜ฒ๐Ÿ˜ฒ๐Ÿ˜ฒ Well, at least the moving part is over... Tips and advise when moving with 2 young kids... up on the blog ๐Ÿ˜Š Yes, it's ourย 7th timeย moving as aย family! #KarMieBlog updated Find out more ~> Link in profile๐Ÿ‘† http://karmie080808.blogspot.com/2018/08/moving-yet-again.html?m=1
Moving... yet again?ย  Yes, it's ourย 7th timeย moving as aย family! Tips and advise... up on the blog ๐Ÿ˜Š #KarMieBlog updated Find out more ~> Link in profile๐Ÿ‘† http://karmie080808.blogspot.com/2018/08/moving-yet-again.html?m=1
Taking a break from unpacking n timed it perfectly when the kiddos #SiennaSkyler are asleep ๐Ÿ˜ด so this momma can indulge in this Hershey Cookie Layer Crunch. It's yummy especially the triple chocolate one (I'm a chocolate lover ๐Ÿซ๐Ÿ’˜)!!! #notSponsored #justASatisfiedCustomer It is also the perfect snack size but can be deceiving since I'm on my 2nd one already๐Ÿ™Š๐Ÿ˜‹
It was the first time ever #SiennaSkyler were away from us ~ being dropped off at a friend's place! Sienna (& Skyler) was super excited to have a playdate with her good friend from school... tks friend #2 (insider joke ๐Ÿ˜‰) @cbsims0510 for helping us at the last minute, we heard you were quite a good board game player!!! Find out in the next post where we (KarMie) went on our HOT date ๐Ÿ˜Š
Driving around Waxhaw and decided to stop and marvel at these beauties ๐Ÿด๐Ÿด๐Ÿด Then all of a sudden... Me: "Hey Mr. Hubby @karthik_naga , let's try to recreate our photo shoot like the one @gousalyasiva did for us!!!" So here's our impromptu spontaneous mini "photo shoot"... How G, can pass or not? Lols... ๐Ÿ˜Š Need to learn from the pro ๐Ÿ“ท
Pow WOW Taekwondo!!! ๐Ÿ‘Š It's the weekend ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ
When in Waxhaw, must do what the Waxhaw-nians do ๐Ÿด๐Ÿด๐Ÿด #SiennaSkyler have always love riding on horses and there's a lot of horses here... This place is just a few miles down the road from us... Checking off our to do list here in Waxhaw โœ” making the most out of our 1 year stay in this small, quaint, charming town ๐Ÿ‘ before heading back to uptown...
Managed to catch one last show - Paddington Bear 2 before our move... there's still one more week next week (Peter Rabbit). Think we did pretty well taking advantage of the $1 summer movies... watched Boss Baby & Paddington Bear 2, (Ferdinand & Pets Life in WV) ... our favs were Boss Baby n Ferdinand ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
08/08/08 We did our civil marriage in Columbus IN. And although we donโ€™t recognize that as our wedding anniversary, 10 years is a pretty big milestone... so we got to take the kids out for a wonderful Cirque du Soleil show and had a really good Asian dinner also! Skyler was too young to remember the previous time we went to Cirque, but this time he was so captivated by the whole show! Sienna loved it as usual! 4 more months until our real 10 year anniversary, @jamiechaw , how do we top this? ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ‘Œ #SiennaSkyler outfits can be found at @kohls #contest #kohlscash #kohlsxinfluenster #ad @influenster
Yesterday's heavy downpour n thunderstorms did not stop us from heading out for dinner...first time trying Moe's Original BBQ in Waxhaw! โœ” Checking off our "makan" a.k.a eat list of local eateries in this small town before our move. Tried fried green tomatoes for the first time! (Interesting...) Highlights were the pull pork sandwich, beef brisket sandwich, baked beans, banana pudding (too sweet but good)... Blackened salmon sandwich was too salty! But thankfully those sandwich buns made up for it! They were out of this world ~> soft n yummy! Best of all, Monday nights kids eat FREE!!! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ this money saving mom approves ๐Ÿ‘
Skyler finally met up with his ex-preschool friend Lara from uptown (the only other Asian in his class)...they moved to Ballantyne just a few months after we moved to Waxhaw but somehow couldn't manage to catch up until yesterday! Was nice seeing u guys again...
See you again cousins!!! Xoxo, #SiennaSkyler ๐Ÿ’•
Continuing our yearly summer tradition with the cousins!!! ๐Ÿ‘ฆ๐Ÿ‘ง๐Ÿ‘ง๐Ÿ‘ฆ Read about why we think this amusement park is perfect for SMALL kids which I blogged about it last year #KarMieBlog ย updatedย  Find out more ~> Link in profile๐Ÿ‘† http://karmie080808.blogspot.sg/2017/08/amusement-park-for-small-kids.html?m=1
Continuing our yearly summer tradition with the cousins!!! ๐Ÿ‘ฆ๐Ÿ‘ง๐Ÿ‘ง๐Ÿ‘ฆ Read about why we think this amusement park is perfect for SMALL kids (which I blogged about it last year) #KarMieBlog ย updatedย  Find out more ~> Link in profile๐Ÿ‘† http://karmie080808.blogspot.sg/2017/08/amusement-park-for-small-kids.html?m=1
Monkey see, monkey do ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ™‰๐Ÿ™Š It's Sunday and it's time to Hip hip hooray since there's no school tomorrow (still summer break) ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ no Monday blues for these kiddos for sure!!! ๐Ÿ˜† #MondayBluesGoAway #SiennaSkyler
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