Ann is 7 !

Ann is seven today. Yes, she is born on Thanksgiving Day and indeed it is a day to be thankful for.
When I saw myself almost hitting the big 4 and still no sign of baby number two, I had almost given up hope. I remembered telling God that He has to bless me with my second child before I turned 40…and He did.  Since then, it has been a joy having her…and her brother.

Faithful is He who calls you, and He also will bring it to pass. (I Thess 5:24)
召唤你们的上帝是可信的,他会为你们成全此事的. (帖 撒 羅 尼 迦 前 書 5:24)

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Through the years…

Birthday celebration at Hooters!

Mini cuppies for her classmates and all kids love a goody bag!

Oreo birthday cupcakes. The teething birthday girl!
Awful weather, awful feeling…
I really detest the cold. If I don't turn on the heater, I will be living in a fridge, more so in the day when I am all alone in the house with the kids at school and the spouse at work. If I turn on the heater, I get that nasty headache. AW---FUL!

 Feeling safe behind papa (Shielding each other from the cold wind!)
Kid says the darnest thing…again

Ann spilled her orange juice.
Me : Told you never to play while eating or drinking
Ann : Sor…ry
Me : Go get yourself another cup
Ann : (Brought out a new cup, about to pour out her juice)
Me : Why do you need a clean cup, you can use the same one.
Ann : But you say get another cup mah!
Me : Duh….

My indoor cycling has ended and I was reluctant to sign up again. You see, I have to sign up for a one year membership which will cost RMB7,700. I will soon be heading home in less than a year's time. Minus the Christmas break and Chinese New Year break and the many holidays in between, I will most likely be doing my cycling programme for just a few months.

A friend recommended Zumba and I decided to check it out. Oh, I love it. It is a holistic exercise. Not just great for the legs but the whole body. Zumba is dance cum aerobic.  Movements include hip-hop, samba, salsa, mambo, martial arts, (phew, quite a mouthful) and some belly dance moves. Squats and lunges  are also included. No need special attire, no need prior knowledge, no need to be shy. The best part…all for RMB50 / one hour session. Pay only if I attend the class. It is conducted by a non-local. How else to get such good rates. *wink*

So let me….Zumba!
Everything made in China? Says who?

Someone once made this comment, goes something like this..."God made earth, everything else is made in China." Sure?