Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Olaf's new hair style #WordlessWednesday #linky

My husband gave Olaf a new hair cut. Do you like it?

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

New #Grandiose make my eyes lovely #review

I am a big fan of Lancome. I am super excited when I got confirmation that I am one of the very first to layer my eyes on the most awaited mascara from Lancome, #Grandiose.

The New Mascara Grandiose has swan neck wand which help to apply mascara on every lashes, root to tip, corner to corner. It has Elastomer brush which make high grasping, precise application. Last but not least, the mascara has Innovative formula that gives ultra black pigments, Longwear flexible polymer for 24 hours and this is the part I love most, NO Flaking!

I really love the package. It looks very funky. I love the Swan Neck Wand, makes it different from the others. I love the smell of the mascara. It smell really good as usual. Oh, I just love everything about Lancome.

I tried it on my one eye so that we can see the different.

It does really make a different. My eye definitely looks prettier than the other one. I always forget and rub my eyes when I have my make up on. I did it again after I tried it on today. What amaze me is, it didn't come out or make my eyes messy. It looks the same! I put it on in the morning and had a shower at 10 pm. During the day, my eyes still looks great! Even thought it last long, to clean is very easy. I tried to wash with my facial wash and it came off easily. I has experience using mascara that guarantee the long lasting but to take it off was difficult too. (Not with Grandiose!)

Over all, I am super happy with new Grandiose Lancome. With the high technology and design, my eyes look pretty just in a second, last long and easy to clean off.

Disclosure:"I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes."

Monday, 18 August 2014

Elias' #heart surgery #Down Syndrome

I have been busy in the last 2 weeks. Today, I actually feel like do nothing at all. I am so tired even though I didn't run a marathon.

Elias went for his heart surgery on July 30th, 2014. We were fortunate to be able to stay at the new Ronald McDonald house in Vancouver. We went in to Vancouver on July 29th, a day before his surgery. His appointment is at 7.30 in the morning. Somebody recommended us to go in a day before because it is very early in the morning. We are glad, we did that.


Elias was sleeping on that morning of the surgery. We have to wake him up and walk to the hospital.

We went to surgery daycare clinic for our appointment. Wait there for about 30 minutes until they called Elias' name. One of the nurse came and gave him some type of drug that make him fell asleep within 10 minutes. This drug put him to sleep so that they can give him IV and insert Anesthesia for him.

I am glad that the nurse took him from the bed instead of I handing him over to the nurses and doctors. They gave us pager so that they can contact us when the surgery is done or if they want us to go in immediately.

Gotta love how big this is. ha ha ha

They asked of we want to stay at the waiting room and they will keep us inform through out the process but we think we will get crazy so we chose to go out instead.

We went out after that, trying to keep ourselves busy. I was hoping that we will be able to see some booths on English Bay for fireworks. We took Sky Train to Burrard street and walked from there. I found out that the booths don't set up before noon. We left there around 1 pm and some booths just started the set up.

It was quite a walk on that day. We were so tired but good work out for both of us.
Around 11.45 am, they paged us. We are not sure how to use it and ended up page ourselves. (Our brainless day. We call the number on our pager and paged ourselves.) We called in to the hospital and finally got a hold of the surgery nurse that told us that we probably just paged ourselves.

We got the news that the surgery went really well. Elias got moved to ICU after that.

We came back around 2.30 pm and went in to ICU to see Elias. He had a lot of wires and machine hooked up with him. He is on temporary pace maker to help his heart to beat normal.

We got to talk to Dr. Campbell about 5 pm. He said that Elias' heart had bigger holes than he thought. His valve is also now split up into 2 valves but the way his valve was working is a surprise to him too. Dr. Campbell said it worked like parachute shape. From my understanding, the valves should move downwards instead of upwards like what Elias had. This is something that we have to keep an eye on, just to make sure that everything will be ok with him.

Long story short, Elias was in ICU for 6 days. Usually, babies and kids stay in ICU for about 1 or 2-3 days. Elias' heart didn't work properly by itself. Eventually, they tried to set pace maker to the different range and keep trying and decreasing some drugs for him. On the 5th day, they only set his pace maker just for the back up and let his heart work by itself.

He made it! What a relief....whew...he got moved upstairs on day 7th. I have to confess that I am glad we stayed there only 1 night! The room, specially the bed was horrible. One of the nurse recommended me to put mattress on the floor instead. It was that bad. (Specially after we were spoiled by the very nice and comfortable from staying at Ronald McDonald house.)

Here are some pictures from the new RMDH Vancouver.


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