Super Nap!

Tuesday 19 June 2012

He stayed up late last night coz he had a good nap and woke up early too. After lunch he asked me if I could go upstairs with him coz he wants to take a nap. He even asked me to read him a book when we got there. But after the story he asked to borrow the iPad and he watched the alphabet train for several times. After this he asked to come down. Grrrr, I really wanted him to take a nap!

I asked him if he wants a bath and he said yes. He played in the bath for a while then asked for a shower. After that he went to the sofa and asked if he can watch the Thomas movie, Day of the Diesels. Not long after the movie started he was yawning, and soon enough was fast asleep! Kaloka! 

I knew he was tired and sleepy, pero like most kids, mas gusto pa yung pinapahirapan ang sarili! I was able to cook dinner, wash the dishes and he was still asleep. Papa E and I even finished dinner and he was still asleep! Super tired talaga ang bata.

Sarap ng pwesto! 

Alien Crab!

Monday 18 June 2012

Poj was playing with his toy piano and there was a drawing of a crab. I'm sure that he knows what a crab is but for some reason he told me that it was a drawing of an alien! I don't know where he heard the word alien to be honest. But I told him that the drawing was of a crab.

It was good timing that it's a Monday. Every Monday there comes a truck of seafood that sets up a stall in town. They are usually there for only 2-3 hours from about 6pm. It has been a while since we were able to buy seafood from them. Papa E usually works in a hospital which is 45minutes drive from town.  So by the time he gets home to change to go back, they'll be long gone.

I told Papa E about my "alien" conversation with Poj and he said he'll be able to make it home early coz he'll be coming from a different hospital. We let Papa E choose his fish and crab while Poj and I went to the park. He called us when he was at the queue so that Poj could look at the live crabs. He was fascinated with the small crabs! He also walked around and asked me for the names of all the other fish. We bought 2 crabs, 2 Sea bass and 12 mackerel.

Unfortunately, when Papa E cooked the crab, Poj didn't want to eat it =( Hey ho, he's still young, I'm sure he'll love it too when he gets a bit older...

We enjoyed our cooked crab with some fresh salad and cucumber salad =)

Father's Day

Sunday 19 June 2012

Celebrated Father's day at the Common. We were blessed with a sunny day and had a lovely day out.  Poj really liked the lake and was jealous of the people that were out there fishing. 

Happy Father's day to a wonderful friend and husband. Poj could not ask for a better Ama. We love you very much ♡♥♡♥

Leap Frog, Tag

Saturday 16 June 2012

These are some of the pressies that Poj received for his birthday. (Thanks Kuya Cayden and Kian).  He loves his books kaya super patok sa kanya ito.

I love the weekends coz Papa E is here and I can spend more time with Poj when he plays. The Leap pen works by reading out the words on the page or emitting the sounds on the page i.e. train whistles or the sound of the engine. You only need to download each book from the website and your good to go.

I rotate his toys so that he gets a chance to play with all of them. But when he's in the mood to read, I try to drop what I'm doing and sit down with him. I find that he tends to stick to the book more when I sit beside him. 

He loves all of them but I'm sure you know which one's his favourite. The junior leap books are more age appropriate too so I would buy him a couple more just to get used to it more and then move to the Tag books. Hay, my baby is growing up fast! 

I love weekends =)

Homemade Salmon Fish Cake

Friday 15 June 2012

Napansin ko lang na ang dalas kong magpost ng food dito ah! We've been trying to steer clear of take away restos at the mo kaya eto kaylangang magsipag sa pagluto, hehe.

At since hindi ako kasing sipag ni Papa E sa pagluluto, I always go for quick and easy recipe. We used to buy these fishcakes in the frozen section but we found this easy peasy recipe that I know I'll never buy those frozen ones again. I paired it with Egg and prawn soup, yummy!

Salmon Fish Cake Recipe

1 Tbsp dried dill
Thumb size ginger
2 Salmon fillet
2 Spring onion

Chop spring onion finely and add to a bowl

Grate ginger into the bowl with the spring onion

Cut the salmon fillets into mince sized pieces and add to the bowl

Add the dill and mix all the ingredients together trying to make sure that they are evenly distributed.

Separate the mixture to 4, squeeze into a ball in your hands and then shape into a fishcake.

Cook in a non-stick pan or spray the fishcakes with oil spray and cook for 3 minutes on each side. 

The recipes that I usually find for fish cakes have mashed potatoes inside and is breaded on the outside. But I find that this recipe is much simpler to make. 

When we ate out before and ordered Salmon fishcake, the restaurant gave us a similar looking (a bit flatter than the usual) fishcakes. We were going to complain but when we tasted it, it tasted better. You can taste the fish and the spices and that's it. There's non of the mash that masks the taste of that wonderful salmon. Yummy indeed!