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Project Grateful 365: Day 182 Sunny days and adorable Charlie

Today I woke up to a beautiful sunshiney day!



The sun was awesome (not too hot and oppressive) and there was a nice cool breeze too! Then I got to hung up with my 2 favourite people from 20 exchange!

This little cutie and his mom!



He’s a little man now, all 12 months old! He just keeps getting cuter and more interactive. My favourite is when you put your hands to your lips and move it up and down and Charlie Bear follows! A close second is when he shakes his butt when he hears the ABC song. How cute is that!

Later in the evening, I attempted to make gluten free cheese balls, they didn’t quite rise the way they were expected too, which made it not quite as delicious. They contain a lot of liquid too, so it was smoking a lot and I was worried about setting the fire alarm off.  Anyways, this is what they look like.


Project Grateful 365: Day 146

April 12, 2013

It was raining the entire day today, gusty winds and single digit (celsius) temperatures were back. So it was an awesome day to have a play date with Charlie Bear!


He’s super adorable and super smiley. One can just smile at him and he’ll smile back or crack into this animated chuckle. He’s so much fun! He’s  learning to stand on his own and he was showing me how its done!


Look at how stable he is! That was at least 4 seconds or more! After which he uses my legs to get some support before trying to stand straight again. Very cute watching him standing. Babies are so cute in general. Although, after he learns to stand, I’m pretty sure he’s classified as a toddler and officially inaugurated into the BIG BOYS CLUB!

To cut the long story short, he made an otherwise dreary day a very happy one! He entertained me and his mommy oh so well. I also got a super generous gift from his mommy for my wedding too! E and S, thank you again for your generosity, although you really shouldn’t have!

Speaking of wedding gifts, Kris’s parents, uncles and aunt, gramma has been very generous in giving us wedding gifts. It was very sweet of them to do so, because all we had so far, was a very quiet ceremony at city hall! America is huge right, so its a lot more effort for people to have to send things, get out and get a card/shop for thoughtful gifts for us! I got a huge knife and a kitchen towel, that made me chuckle!

Its nice to see Kris so loved by his relatives! (and I guess by extension, I get some of the love too!)



At night, we decided to clog out arteries by going to Arthichoke Basille Pizza. I bought a Groupon some time back and thought that it was worthwhile to trek 4 miles to get pizza. I mean pizza is pretty bad for you (BUT OH SO YUMMY!) so to lessen the guilt we decided to walk there. Our coupon for US23 bucks gave us a whole pie and 2 beers/soda. The usual price is 30 bucks for a pizza and 6 bucks for a pint. So we saved about 50%? The thing is, with these Groupon deals, they ask politely that you tip on the actual price of the meal, which I think is fair. Especially if you get good service and a good deal, sharing that with your waitress seems fair!


Kris and his 18 inches!

It was a monster pizza!

I loved it though, it was one of the better pizza places I’ve been too!

Therein, concludes my super fun friday!

Every Friday I also clock my miles walked and I’m happy to announce that this week’s grand total is 27.5 miles! I’m not losing any weight tho, because walking makes me extra hungry! For example, after walking to the pizza place, I wolfed down 2 slices because I was so hungry! Rawr Rawr! Spending too much time with Charlie Bear also makes me feel Bear-ish!

I love my life right now! 😀

Arthichoke Basille Pizza
328 E 14th St
New York
(212) 228-2004

Project Grateful 365: Grateful for an accomplished Friday!

I had a nice walk with E and Charlie Bear today, and oh boy that little bear has grown so big and cute. All that  waving excitedly, (sometimes with both hands too), lovely adorable cackling smiles and happy little-baby-trying-to-talk noises. He’s such a delicious little muffin!

He loves to wave, smiled (almost) non stop at me for 4 miles and kept making all these cute lil noises. There is something about him that makes me feel so happy every time I spend time with him. He’s just so happy, peaceful and calm. He’s no longer a baby but a (really adorable) bubbling little toddler.

I think he’s so happy all the time because his parents are so much in love with each other and lovely him so dearly. They have such a happy and loving little family, that I think Charlie GLOWS with that love.  He’s so trusting with his huge baby eyes and so happy to be bouncing and dishing out smiles to everyone! E is the kind of mother (very hands on, protective but not overly) I want to be, when I have a child myself. She’s so chill and relaxed with him, adores him completely but yet doesn’t stifle him by being too afraid to let him just be a kid.

Oh I’m also happy today for my successful bread making.


My little bread rolls


Spinach and ricotta cheese rolls that BURST!


My version of a calzone (With Pepperoni and Mozzarella inside!)

IMG_3041Alsoooooo my tulips bloomed today too.


Project Grateful 365: Day 95

Grateful that I saw Charlie Bear today!

He’s my neighbor and he’s 9 months old. He’s cute and cuddly like a teddy bear. After a few months, he still remembers me. No crying when I carried him! YAY!

He gave me a nice kiss/lick on the cheek and was happy to cuddle and snuggle on my lap. *melts*

He’s TOO cute. Made me very happy. Helps that I get along well with his mummy who’s a very sweet lady. We usually go for walks together with the-royal-cutepie. She’s married to an Asian man. A reverse of me and Kris. 🙂 We’re also similar in many ways, most importantly we’re regular happy people and love our families very much.

I got lots of cute smiles/giggles and bear like laughs from the little one, so I’m grateful for that today!

IMG_1663Bought him a little CNY suit from Singapore.

Same one as the one I bought for baby Ice, doesn’t Charlie Bear look like a little charmer here? He’s a very happy kid.

He crawls backwards too, so cute to watch!!!