It was a fulfilling long break. A bit too overwhelming, I must say.
As mentioned in my last post, I took leave on Thursday and Friday, just to finish up the order for chocolate wrapper and also to boost up the milk supply by feeding Aliff directly. Killing two birds with one stone. But I’ve killed more than two birds. The long leave is also used to care for sick people.
Aliff was down with high fever. It was the first fever he got since he was born. Together with fever, he also suffered diarrhea. Looks like diarrhea bug has been harassing the household for the past few weeks, starting from Ashraff, then me, then Mak, and the latest victim, Aliff. Kesian mamat tu. He lost like more than 1 kilo. Thank God, he was not admitted to the hospital as he still takes up his milk and food normally.
But Alhamdulillah, I manage to juggle between the three tasks – chocolate wrapping, breastfeeding and caring for Aliff, all within the span of four days. In my case, I just need a helper to be able to do all three:)
Please have a look at the chocolates I made for my friend’s wedding at my lil gift shop. Too bad I miss out on her resplendent wedding function as I have to take care of Aliff. I'm sure Fina and Izreen will blog about this event so I would be able to see what it’s like (and find out what I’ve missed).
I’ve also missed doing some of the other things I planned to do over the weekend:-
1. Balik kampung to attend Hubby’s cousin wedding. Only Hubby and Ashraff went back. I had to stay at home to monitor Aliff. Just in case, the diarrhea worsens, he has to be admitted to the hospital, so we wouldn’t want to take the risk of going back to kampung.
2. Pick a name for the C.M.O.G’s free giveaway. Reason being, orang yang ditugaskan untuk pick a name telah balik kampung ikut Ayahnya. So, for those who have left a comment, don’t despair. InsyaAllah, we’ll do it within this week. Will announce once done.
Oh yeah, this Sunday will be Ashraff’s 3rd birthday. I’m currently cooking something for his birthday. In fact, this year we plan to do a double birthday bash for both Ashraff and Aliff. Though their birthdays are three month apart, I thought of doing it at one go. Malas nak organize birthday party banyak kali. Since it's double celebration, we plan to do it a bit grander than what we used to do.
This time around we intend to do a theme party. We are still contemplating on the theme, but more or less, it’s going to be a superhero theme. Spiderman and Batman party, maybe. All blue & red and yellow & black. Oh, Ibu has no experience in planning a theme party, but shall try her level best. And what’s important must be within our budget.
Date-wise, it’s going to be in early December. Big probability it will be on 8th December 2007. This time around we are going to hire a pro photographer for the event, which happens to my good college friend, Ezwa.
But, on this Sunday, we plan to do a simple cake-cutting ceremony at LW together with Ashraff’s school friends and teacher. I thought of making Ashraff clad in a personalized t-shirt on the day. And I’ve also design a chocolate wrapper for Ashraff’s friend and teacher.
The Rear View
This is the design on Ashraff’s t-shirt. Simple je. Yang ni tengoklah sempat ke tak nak buat. Ibu ni bercita-cita tinggi but at the same time is too tied up with office work. After taking leave and MC, work is piling like hell. But if it materializes, I’ll share with you on how you can have the T-Shirt for your kids as well.