Friday, 29 November 2019

A more happening weekend

We usually stay in the neighbourhood on weekends but last weekend, we were more adventurous!

Yang had a tummyache so we missed music lesson. I almost had to use the second of a pack of enema tubes on him; the first was for him a few years ago. No worries, not expired yet heh! But thankfully, he managed to poop after three trips!

Early morning painting before the toilet trips


Yu was quietly playing playdoh while Yang was in the toilet


That evening, we decided to go to Ikea. We have a direct bus there, yeah! But it tool almost an hour to get there, oops... But it was quite a good ride. Only Kai nagged a lot :p

Yang queued with me while Papa settled the big and the small


We bought a total of 14 chicken wings in two trips! The first eight were taken by Kai (3!), Yang (3!), Yu (1 - enough) and me (1 - also enough). Sito had one there and we brought the rest back for N's dinner and our supper.

Kai was very pleased with dinner


So were his brothers!


Then we walked around a little in the showroom before getting what we wanted - a potty seat. I grabbed some hangers along the way :p

Yu wanted to sit down to read :)


These boys can't help hugging them toys


Let's put monkey in bed


Where's 9?


Yu was happy! But I thought that was one freaky-looking monkey!


Sunday was a long-awaited day - we went to watch Gingerbread Man! Every time I brought it up, Yu would say, "So funny right?" But he was mostly quiet during the show. In fact, near the end, he said he wanted to go home! Later at night, he said that he was scared! Poor boy - think it was the part where the fox tried to catch the Gingerbread Man.

This was a different story. We thought the Kai was like the Gingerbread Man here, and I reminded him of the story that night or the next. He just smiled :)

Yu's first musical and his brothers' third


Cutie pie Yu while waiting for the show to start


Another one!


Kai didn't want to take with Papa *.*

Yang wanted this photo


And catch! Yang had a funny face


Photo with the cast!


We had wanted to go swimming that afternoon to make up for no swimming that morning. But it was raining. Kai refused to believe it was raining, especially when some people downstairs were walking without umbrellas. Unlike Yang and me, Kai couldn't see the ripples on the ground from our window. So I sent him downstairs to see for himself :p He came back saying it was still ok to swim! Um, no.

In the end, we watched Finding Nemo! Some time ago, our neighbour gave us a whole lot of DVDs when they moved. And we bought a new DVD player recently as our old PS3 gave up on us. So we can now watch all the DVDs!

Maybe future weekends less happening? Hoho!

Monday, 18 November 2019

Happy birthday, Sito!

We thought of Swensen's on Saturday - we went there for a number of birthday celebrations already. But it was overcast so we had Macs downstairs. Actually, the kids had Macs; we had leftovers :p

So celebrations started proper on Sunday, and ending Monday when Sito and I took leave to eat and shop :)

"Papa is one year old!" says Yang


Everyone wanted to cut the cake so...


Dinner was at Holiday Inn Atrium. We had so much to eat! Kai ate a lot while sitting with AhMa, good for him! Yang had his standard char siew, some fish and rejected fried rice. Yu had plenty of char siew, dipped in soup, strangely... And he rejected the fried rice until the attendant told him to sit still and eat it! He really did that! When he told me he was full, I told him to tell her and he did too, so funny :p

He did a heart shape :)


And another 


And in the morning at 6.30 am, he talked about Papa's birthday - what a lovely kid :) But he also said the cake was yucky; he liked only his Paw Patrol cake *.*

The older brothers were found in this condition by the time we got home from dinner


And Sito took the picture - hope he would take more pictures haha!

But wait, this is about Sito's birthday, not the kids.. Mama hazard...

So today, Sito and I went out :)

Lunch was porridge at Goodwood Park - we were there three years ago too, with newborn Yu! We were early so took a walk around. It felt and smelled like a museum. In fact, I thought I smelled Brasenose at some point - the part near the library.

Under a random flight of stairs


We didn't overeat even though we had the dessert. I think we didn't have dessert the last time coz we were too full! We ended our meal with tea for him and coffee for me. One thing I like about this place is the friendly staff. We definitely saw the same auntie on our past trips here, and she kept urging us to eat more!

Next was shopping. Got Sito two new shirts for his birthday from Isetan :) Then we headed to Uniqlo at Ion for jeans - just need to collect them after length adjustment later this week, perhaps date night? :) And then we picked up some necessities at Daiso before heading home. We dropped our shopping and went for foot reflexology to rejuvenate our tired feet :p

And then we fetched Yang and Yu - they were so happy to see Papa! Yu came over to hug him, and Yang said something like how come Papa was here, I thought it was only Mama! And Yang held Papa's hand when crossing the road :)

They also noticed Papa was wearing the ghost shirt :p

So there, one day gone. And we're now in the short two months during which we're both the same age hoho!

Wednesday, 6 November 2019

October photos

Ok, I'm getting tardy with posting. Hope to have more time to write when I go on part-time work from December, woohoo!

So, coz I was busy with work, play and reading, I have accumulated a good store of photos that I can't wait to post :)

We went for K2's birthday party on Yu's birthday weekend. It was a pirate themed party at AIA premises coz J is a client there - very smart way of connecting with prospective clients, we think! Kai didn't get to go coz he didn't behave well. Without a rowdy big brother, the younger brothers were very well behaved!

Playing this for the longest time - on their own!


And we played chess!


Kids came over with dough food for us :p


Dinner was kid-friendly with fruits...


... and yummy satay!


Can't tell very well here but Yu could colour quite well within the lines :)


We went to the nearby playground, which was recently refurbished. When we got there, I finally realised that the blue playground that Yu talked about was this! Except that the slide is now pink after the refurbishment.

The boys love doing this - and me too!


They also love cold water chestnut drink!


J organised a tour of Yakult factory on the first day of PSLE marking so I brought Kai on a trek to ulu factory area - which was not too ulu actually. But I think having Yakult in the morning - when the tour started at 10 am - brought about some intestinal movements that didn't sit well with either of us. We really had to go when we got home!! :p

Posing with a big fluffy


Kai wetted his hair one afternoon and combed it - handsome?


Helping to clean grouts! Yang: "We're so hardworking right?!"


Avengers downstairs!


Kai and his Rubik's cube


He tried to teach me but I couldn't see his super quick moves! In the end, Sito taught me. I was so happy! I recall re-sticking the stickers to get it right when I was a child haha!

I solved it for the first time ever!


So surprised to see him reading on his own!


Kai never likes reading much. But two Sundays ago, he suddenly read some books on his own at Mum's place! I was so happy! Hope to bring him to the library more often when I go on part-time. Let him choose the books himself. Really hope he discovers the joy of reading :)

It's been a while, bathtub!


Mmmm... Mini muffins!


Sito saw me bake the mini muffins. When I brought regular muffins to the dining table, he asked in wonder, "They can grow so big?!" No, I really didn't go crazy with baking powder, hoho! Also baked some oatmeal flapjacks coz long weekend - good to have some of these for tea :) But the kids don't like the muffins much, so sad :(

Kai consoled a sad Yu by bringing him his grey bear bear :)


We finally went to the Vivocity train!


This poor boy asked for the train every time he saw Kai's photo in the train. We managed to go to Vivocity in the last weekend of October and gave him a ride :)

Kai wondering when his food would arrive


Yang was patiently doing his activity


Yu did a great job colouring


We were happy!


Hotdog bun for the baby!


Yang likes to push his face into the camera these days


Kai was so pleased with his yummy burger!


I'm so happy to see him eat more. He usually doesn't eat so much. Very picky. He has a second new tooth recently. It came out some time after he dropped his second bottom incisor - the tooth fairy forgot to swop the tooth for a coin, terrible! He came to my bed the next morning, waving the tooth in my face - it's still here! Haha! That's despite (or coz) knowing it was always me...

This is called "enjoy life" - watching TV and eating apple


Hotpot on a cool Sunday!


Yang insisted on having bathtub fun


The kids watched Moana on TV - they haven't watched it for a long time!


Pretending to be a fierce pirate - he hadn't got over the pirate theme party...


Cuddling an empty formula can...


Coz no more papa nainai from Saturday! At bedtime, he asked for it and had to be reminded that he threw the empty can away. And he was still asking for it this evening. Thankfully, no tears or tantrum. Hope he'll get over it soon...

He's really a big boy now. Since 13 Aug when we came back from Cameron Highlands, I tried to leave him in bed, awake, and let him fall asleep himself. He can do it without fuss! But of course, he much prefers if I stay with him. And he still crawls into my bed. These nights, I keep going between his bed and mine coz he likes to move around *.*

Yu directed Papa around - they "took" all the Legoland rides!


Just now when he was on the throne, he couldn't stop talking about Legoland rides. What he could or could not ride. Details of a ride that went boong! Roller coaster, haha! I think Legoland really left a big impression on him. Or it's the only major fun he's had.

Yu loves to do this in the train! And Mama loves to take kiddy pictures :)


I fell asleep with the boys tonight, and woke only at 10.30 pm, just before Sito came home. I feel too...relaxed to do work so decided to do something that should have been done long ago - sign Yu up for StanChart kids dash! But it is sold out! So sad :( He has to wait for next year to get a medal like his brothers did...
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