Dreams


Jordan had a cool dream last night. The gist of it:

It was some kind of Gameshow. My buzzer had cactus around the button. And I was blindfolded.
The answers were really OBVIOUS, but I couldn’t answer cos I kept getting poked.

Lauren also shared a nightmare she had a few nights ago:
There was a water lift, right? And there was an octopus. And everytime I wanna press the button it will like catch me.

I think there was more to it. Let me ask her again.



We’re taking good care of Jordan



Everyone’s so tickled to take these photos 🙂

He’s not in pain.
He’s actually walking around fine, we’ve pasted a rubber mat on the sole of his cast so that it’s not slippery.
He puts his cast into Joe’s size 12 sandal when he goes out so that he doesn’t get it dirty when he comes back home.
He’s been to Mama’s house and back. Church and back. Someone’s birthday party and back.
But he has 14 days MC, and so is taking advantage of it tomorrow.
He sees the Dr for a review on Friday.

Thanks for your kind thoughts everyone! Please pray that this fracture won’t affect his walking in the future.



Jordan’s fractured metatarsal


Last week on Monday, Jordan had a bad fall at home.  He was just walking to the bathroom to wash his hands and he tripped over his feet and landed on his own foot.  We thought it would be ok, but even after ice and rest, he couldn’t really walk.

2 days of resting, and he was back in school, because he said he could handle it and because it was exams, wearing sandals cos he couldn’t bear to have his feet in socks and shoes. His physiotherapist was concerned, and told us about fractures in the foot. She also said to look out for swelling that happens again, after the bruise had subsided. It had swelled and turned an angry purple, but subsided after about a week. By the weekend he was walking ok.

Yesterday his foot was uncomfortable when he tried to wear his night splints to sleep, and so he went without. He woke up and went to school as per normal.  When I picked him up after, he commented, dunno why but my leg very pain today.  Since yesterday.

I took a look at it, and since I was told to look for swelling, I saw it, and toggled between taking him to our family GP or KK.  Decided on KK cos saw the need for possible x-ray.


He’s been walking on a fractured metatarsal (see his pinky) for a week and a half. Oh the mommy guilt!!



Mother’s Day 2009


My Mother’s Day haul this year. It’s so sweet that all 4 went out of their way to each make something or present something to me.

Tasmin made me a card, as well as a towel Bunny. Which explains why she was asking me what my favourite animal was. “Dog.” “But do you also like rabbits?” “Yeeaahh..?” “OK.”

Joe got me flowers the day before. Just because. And it wasn’t my Mother’s Day gift cos he was already in cahoots with Megan to get me something shiny.

Lauren’s present was made by her classmates cos she missed school all of last week. Nice that her teacher made sure she had something for me. I would’ve thought she was young enough to forget, but her teacher said that since they had discussed it beforehand and in case my Lauren remembered, better make sure she had hers as well.

Megan went shopping for me. She at first couldn’t decide between a Charles & Keith bag or this. She got me earrings and a necklace from Chomel. And almost pechar lobang about the surprise for me. Almost.

You can hear how the planning for my gift went between Joe & Megan on Joe’s podcast on http://morningjam.com

Edited to add:
Oh oh oh, it’s complete!  I got gifts from ALL 4 monkeys!  Jordan just presented me with something he’d been working on all weekend.  A complicated origami star.

I LOVE THEM ALL!



Stuff I’d like to write and tell you about but just haven’t got around to it


– Tasmin’s 8th birthday and party

-Lauren’s 4th birthday and party

-Tasmin losing her silver tooth

-This current nasty flu bug that comes with 3-4 days of high fever

-Megan’s scholarship

-Megan’s open house and theatre learning experiences in school

-Jordan’s 2 falls and the big bruise on his foot

-Yuki and her adventures

-My Forex course with Joe on Sentosa

-Joe’s podcast at http://morningjam.com

I hope to get inspired to blog properly soon. I miss your comments.

In the meantime, if you’re on Twitter, follow me – Auntyadele. Twitter also automatically updates my Facebook status. If you’re on Facebook, I’m Adele Augustin.

I tweet more than I facebook. And I facebook more than I blog.


Here’s us at Joe’s birthday. Before or after the kiss, I dunno.