I will say very little today.
Please recommend me a book that made you laugh a lot when you were reading it.
And could you please tell me which one is your favorite picture of Zoárd?
Here they are:
Monsoon season in Thailand means lots of rain. Since we are living in a five star hotel whatever will happen (three days of power outage for example) will not hit us too badly.
Perhaps, at the moment, outdoor, safari style activities are not the best for us.
What is that?! A Maison Bentley Style party?! Sounds just what we need to take our minds off the rain…
I think the key to a good party with an infant is discussing the rules.
We did not have to talk too much about “rules”, the boys took this party very seriously. When you go on a celebration to the North part of Thailand this is a very appropriate hat to wear. Though I think Maison Bentley does not live up North…
I thought about adding a picture of the rain but who cares about the rain?! We had a great time! Thank you!!!
What do you personally think about taking children to events that are meant to be for grown-ups?
Some of my friends tell me that they prefer to see pictures of me when I am all natural, not aware of the camera and certainly not posing. Well, the good news is: this photo challenge is about having your baby pose. The bad news is: there is no such thing as looking at a picture of me a la natural, I am not aware of the world, I am simply sitting on the floor wearing a large boyfriend T-shirt without make-up on.
So what is this weekend photo challenge all about? There is always a theme and you can have fun with it in a blog post. That is my interpretation at least.
Check out the other photo challenges:
How do you feel when people take pictures of you? Do you like to smile a certain way? Or is it best if you do not know about the camera man lurking around you?
Thank you Beth in bringing my creativity out I really needed this tag! Here are Beth’s answers to her being tagged.
I digged out autumn photos of my past which was easy to do since I am a child of Autumn.
First thing comes first (I am building up the right kind of tension), I took a picture of myself today in order to give a shocking answer to some of the questions.
By “shocking” I only mean that many times I do NOT see a whole lot of difference when…
I use a different shade on my eyes.
I like my pistachio eye pencil.
I only owe one lipstick: Dior 565. I would call it fuchsia color. You tell me if that is stylish for autumn or not… HAHA
Favorite drink: rooibos tea with honey if I am cold. Fresh coconut juice if I am… well, here on a sunny island…
Favorite scent: I have no idea because I would have to “smell it” but I found an autumn candle collection and picked out: salted caramel.
Favorite outfit, lipstick and eye shadow: see the picture above please. (I do not like to wear exactly the same thing twice in a month so I do not have a favorite outfit in this sense.)
Favorite autumn treat: I will have to think outside of Thailand where there is actually fall. Latte with cottage cheese pie or cherry pie. You asked… HAHA
Favorite band/singer: I have faces. Let me just share a link to a song my husband introduced me to:
Favorite place to be: celebrating somewhere… (I simply want to show off my autumn pictures now from the previous years -may I?!)
How about if you write a post using up this theme? I would like to tag You if you would enjoy being tagged. Deal???
Kerry started a series of “A Day In The Life” where you can show the blogging world what you do all day. You can read all about it on Kerry’s blog.
Danielle if you are still looking for a fun project maybe this is for you!
I think one must post about her day at least once in great detail. This is what I did in this post:
I failed to do the same with FEW words but nevertheless I think I did a mighty fine job:
I started taking notes and pictures following my day today. I think today can be called a typical one (but I will show off some other moments as well). I also thought about the weekly photo challenges I have been doing on Saturdays. I will sneak in an unsuspected son of mine and my outfit of the day. This was last week’s photo challenge that was actually posted on Saturday:
Zoárd and I make up the “late ones to wake up” around half past seven in our family of three.
As soon as I start taking pictures of Zoárd I cannot go unnoticed and he starts posing.
Almost, after an hour we woke up I had my breakfast which means I take out everything from the minibar. If you are wondering what things I did beforehand I will put it in a bracket just for You (cleaning poo; I made sure the play area is safe, I put away clothes, I made sure I am not naked but I did change my clothes later, I made a list).
I am fast forwarding otherwise this post will be as long as the strudel’s dough.
It is not nice of me to give a catchy title to my blog post and not tell you the answer to my question.
I think Zoárd is funny like all babies but I think he is starting to get us.
We are one happy family who met an awesome stranger at Starbucks. Look at the picture the stranger took of us? Not only did she know that I am not a fan of pictures showing our nasal hair, she took a really friendly shot of us.
Thank you for patience if you managed to read everything: every single word. You are a star!
Who is the funniest person around you? Could it be You?
I like to have fun with the details. I imagined this post and I wrote the main theme in my head. Talking about what it is like to get your hands on your essentials while being on an island.
And by essentials I do mean my concealer for example. It is my foundation over here and I have been loyal to it for many years. I wanted to find an image of it on the Internet but neither one was good enough so I decided to take a natural picture of me holding my Estee Lauder concealers.
When people ask how I spend my time I should just show them these images:
Going back to my original thoughts, now that you know what I put on my face. HAHA
If I run out of something important I need to think of ways to have it shipped to me. Many products simply cannot be shipped to Thailand or it would be seriously not worth it after paying the shipping fee. That is why I take questions like: “would you like something from duty free?” -very seriously. Our friend Dong is coming back from China next week and he is bringing my eye make-up remover. (He asked if I needed anything.)
A few days ago my mother sent us some detergent against ammonia built-up specifically for cloth diapers and my mother-in-law is going to the post office soon with my birthday present. I always ask for practical stuff. Holidays, birthdays are a good way to stock up.
So when someone tells me to buy a kit for child proofing our hotel room I just laugh. We could not even find a simple mattress we wanted to buy for Zoárd.
Even though a tropical island might not have a few big brands and some modern gadgets but you will find caps and hats. Remember: staying white or becoming whiter is what the locals aim for. And what better way to do this is by covering yourself up!
Yesterday we left the hotel eagerly to find the oats and natural granola that we eat every single day. But they were out of them both. That can happen. Once again I must point out that on an island even the big Tesco Lotus can have delays in stocking up.
Each time we leave the hotel, the receptionists ask us where we are going. And before I can answer with a bored face they guess the answer and say: “shopping, shopping at Tesco Lotus?” They say it with such excitement that I always feel ashamed of myself. Yes, when you live on an island going to the big supermarket is considered fun.
After shopping for toothbrushes, my husband felt like eating sushi and we know a Japanese gentleman who has such passion for preparing food that eating at his place is always magical. I am a picky eater, a very, very picky eater but even I tasted octopus when we were there the last time. That was before we had Zoárd. So the idea of going back to this quiet sushi bar was not appealing to me at first. Zoárd was naked as usual and I started to worry about silly things like too strong air conditioning. Since we just happened to buy a top for him from the F&F collection of Tesco my non-existent problem was quickly solved.
When was the last time you turned a situation around? Do you think humor and having a positive attitude makes things easier?
I really need to write this post! I would like to encourage my brain to collect nice moments. And I would like to ask You to join in. No, stop picking my brain… I can do that, thank you! HAHA
Could you tell me a few nice things about your day or week? Hit me!
It was a spirit lifter the last time I wrote a post with a similar title:
Today Zoárd is 9 months old. Very cool! So is Zoárd in my humble opinion…
Speaking of cool. Zoárd’s grandmas are far, far away. One in Europe and one in America. I asked them to participate in a mini project of mine and they were so open-minded about it. Über-cool!
After pigging out in Bangkok, my husband and I stopped eating desserts.
If you want to know about it you can read it here.
I made a new rule. It was for my own good. I can eat desserts again on Sundays. And on birthdays.
Zoárd is taking his second nap of the day. And I am grateful that I was able to help him fall asleep. I value this a lot! What I am surprised at is that he has this new, really strong desire to hold on to me. He pulls himself up and grabs a piece of my skin, my legs, whatever he can get a good hold on. I get it: he became clingy and maybe THIS is the remedy for him against separation anxiety (which is not something he can truly experience since I am with him almost non-stop). The only tiny part that is DIFFICULT for me is that he gives out sounds of frustration, wining, short cries. It is as he wants even more closeness. But he wants out of cuddles because he is a big boy now! I can take his mind off of it all with reading to him…
Tell me something NICE, please…
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