So what should we do with the kids?? I woke with a bright idea - go to farms! But reality check - Google Maps show a 20-minute walk from the goat farm to the cow farm, i.e. 30 minutes with the kids, in the hot wilderness of the Lim Chu Kang area. Um, no thanks.
We took a taxi to the goat farm. Yu was quite curious and patient - the goats were just about to be ushered away and a new batch was coming in. He watched it all with a running commentary from me. His brothers were pinching their nose and whining to go away, argh!
After we watched the goats getting milked for a short while ("妈妈奶奶"!!), we left to go deeper into the farm to feed baby goats. The two whining boys were still unhappy with the smell but feeding animals? Yes!
Yang was pinching his nose while feeding
A few years back, Kai was kissed by a goat. This time, Yang was licked on his fringe! He was quite amused by it :p
Yu was a little apprehensive though he kept saying he wanted to feed animals
The goats were all quite friendly and let us pat them. Yu also did that after I demonstrated and he smiled his little boy smile :)
Sito and I suspect he feeds us vitamins like we are little animals... Anyways! Btw we didn't buy any goat feed - I told them to pick up the loose bits on the ground coz there was so much of them!
We went to wash hands and buy some goat milk to try. I was afraid they might not like the taste so got the chocolate one for them to share. Glad they liked it!
We wondered about the coz farm but decided it was really too much. Sito tried to get a taxi. We thought if that was not possible, we would take the bus - I had looked out for public transport options on the way in and there was a bus stop just outside the small road leading to the farm. But that ride would take an hour including waiting time so I ushered Yu to the toilet.
While we were finishing up, Sito got a cab, yeah! Turned out the driver happened to drop a family off here. Phew!
Summing up the trip, it was 20 min on the cab each way, and no more than 30 min in the farm, including the pee break. With all that whining, worth it? :p
Relatively quiet boys coz they had Sito's phone while he waited for our lunch
It's mostly these two playing
Coz Yu was still eating, we let Kai and Yang go up first. But when we were on our way up the escalator, they were just coming down! Apparently, they had gone up but Yang wanted to find me so they came back down. Gosh, these kids.
All our shoes (except the work pairs) had Milo on them, thanks to lunch
Coz it was Good Friday, we did a little egg hunt! It took Kai seconds to find one, and I gave hints to the other two so they got theirs quickly too. It took a little bit longer for me to remember why I hadn't got them Kinder eggs for a while - all the complaints about their toy being not fun and the other toy being more fun *.*
Opening up their eggs
Enjoying the chocolate :)
He was very pleased to be able to dig up the biscuit ball himself
Saturday was a normal day, except that there was no music lesson and I let the boys go down to play ball in the morning. I went down shortly on my way to the supermarket and Yu decided to follow me. He stuck to my sole condition - to walk and not ask to be carried, yeah!
Sito took out his army gear - that was Yang :)
Yang did very well on the monkey bar!
Crowding in the Peppa Pig kiddy ride at BPP
And a new ride!
Easter Sunday was the usual. Pool time with Yu throwing in his goggles and jumping in after them, Kai and Yang chasing after a ball, lesson time. Then we went to Mum's place where they enjoyed a long game of football in the comfort of the air-conditioned living room.
A quiet train ride made possible by the eating game again
Yu said, "All the best! All the best!"
Sito will be going for reservist from Wednesday. A little apprehensive given the high correlation between that and kiddy illness! And Yang had a bit of a croupy cough just on Friday... May we all stay healthy and strong!