Thursday, August 31, 2006
Sunday, August 27, 2006
Have been thinking what to do for the teacher's day since I read Jan's blog.... Decided to go to Popular to have a look and "ransack" our craft box then decide what to do.
Finally bought some crepe (tissue) papers and decided to use construction papers to make cards with pic on it. Started doing it this afternoon with the kids when they were feeling better. Both were very excited when they knew that we were going to do art & craft again.
It's a very simple card. What u need:
- construction papers
- crepe papers ( whatever colours u need)
My children tore the crepe papers and roll it or whatever and let them paste it. Before that, they have decided what colours to use for different parts.
This is one of the 8 cards we need to do! We completed only one coz L & Z took a long time to decide what they want to draw. Of coz daddy was the artist! Will upload the photos of all the cards once we completed. Hopefully we can complete in time to give the teachers on Thursday. ;)
Friday, August 25, 2006
Both L & Z have running nose and cough :( Went to see doc this evening and gd thing is that both don't have fever and Doctor said they have a mild virus. They always like the visit to our family doctor coz he gives them vitamins which they thought it was sweet and sticks which our doc like to make things like boomerang.
I'm glad that their appetite were OK and they were running around the house. Hopefully they will recover by Monday.
Thursday, August 24, 2006
Tuesday, August 22, 2006
It was Grandparents Day..... The school invited all grandparents to visit the school and they have a small celebration. My parents were very happy that they can go to their school again (they had the celebration last yr too) but my mother in law was unable to go :(
According to my mum, they arrived at the scool at 0915hr. The teachers gave them a warm welcome and chat with them. She said that L & Z were very excited to see them and were hugging them and telling their teachers that they are their gong gong and por por.
The children did a performance for all grandparents. My mum also told me that L enjoyed during the performance but Z was not very keen in doing it.
Sunday, August 20, 2006
Had dinner with our friends this evening....
Javier & Leonard are soooo cute! During dinner, Javier were smiling and having fun playing with L & Z. Leonard wanted to play with them but he does not how to walk yet so he kept asking the maid to follow them around.
L & Z had lots of fun running around the place and they enjoyed playing peek-a-boo with Javier. As for the adults, we enjoyed too, yaking throughout the dinner!
Friday, August 18, 2006
L went to zoo again, school's field trip. They went for the Behind-The-Scenes tour .
This tour takes you to the breeding complex of Fragile
Forest. Discover how they breed and maintain butterflies, scorpions, stick
insects, and other invertebrates for display. Get to know the Creepy Crawlies,
pet a stick insect and a hissing cockroach.
This morning when I came out from my room, I saw L drawing a pic. I asked her why she was drawing when she was supposed to get ready for school. She said that she would like to bring a pic for her show & tell session. She asked us to help her with the spelling. I was surprised at what she has done and the idea was definitely not from me. She told me that she saw how it was done while watching a VCD at por por's hse.
The bird was actually her hand print. Think she said it was a peacock. Hmmmm.... Will have to check with her tonight. The black thing on top is a crow and she drew a sun at the corner. Look a the feet that she drew, so cute! :0
To us, it was a beautiful pic.
L told me this evening it was a turkey! :) When she came home, she told me she wants to make a hat for her next show & tell. Huh? Got to crack my brain.... Who knows? Maybe she will change her mind then. ;)
Thursday, August 17, 2006
The other day I read an article regarding telling your child abt your job. It was an interview with a career coach (unfortunately DH threw the newspaper away). He said that when he was a young, he did not know what his dad did at work. What he knew was only his job tittle. He encouraged parents to talk to their children abt what do they do at work. For example, if he is a pilot, what educational qualification he needs, physical requirements and rigorious training that he would have to undergo before he can become one. You don have to talk to them abt your job only. A good starting point would be the neighbours or the ppl we come into contact with. I think that's a gd idea. They will know ther's alot of jobs out there besides being a doctor, police chef & firefighter. :)
I'm glad that I've told L what does mommy do at work and daddy tried to explain too. I showed her pics that were taken at work so that she can understands better. Z is trying to understand it too. She also understands it not easy earning money and why sometimes we are very tired when we get home. She will says things like," mommy, did the children behave themselves like I did?" :)
The coach said it does not matter if your child changes his mind abt what he wants to do. The purpose of the exercise is to expose him/her to the plethora of job opportunities out there. When your child grows up and is preparing to enter the job market, he will have a richer perspective of the job opportunities.
Right now, L's ambition is to be a doctor. Sometimes she wants to be a surgeon, a gynae, a PD and a VET ( thanks to us telling her there are different types of doctors! Hehehe... ) What abt Z? He wants to be a firefighter. After his shower, he likes to pretend that he is a firefighter and use the shower head to spray everywhere. Gagaga....
Wednesday, August 16, 2006
Just changed my Blog I like it coz it allows me to categorize all my postings and u don't have know html or css. It allows u to change the appearance of your blog etc... At this moment u can't change the template to the one u like, so hope that I don't have to wait too long.
Saturday, August 12, 2006
Have fun playing at home! We played lots of games. Played cars on the playmat, thomas trains, snake & ladder and tumblin monkeys.
Thursday, August 10, 2006
We decided to go for dim sum again today. After the meal, we went to the zoo and my babies dozed off in the car. They had renovated some part of the zoo since the last time we went. There were a free ranging orang utan area and a picnic area too.
While we were waking towards the wart hogs, we saw a lady trying to clean herself and her toddler. We realised that she fell while trying to show her son the wart hog. We offered our help and just then the zoo staffs approached them. I would say that our zoo staffs are very efficient!
When we were at the animal farm, we saw this little boy picked up the guinea pig and threw it bk into its area. We immediately looked around for his parents , hoping that they will stop him. But no one seemed to know him, so DH and me tried telling him not to that but to no avail. Jus then the maid appeared and asked rudely what are we doing. DH was very angry and told her off. When we walked away, we yet to see his parents around. I can't believe that throughout incident, the maid was standing there and did nothing to stop him! After the incident,
L said," Mommy, that boy is very naughty! "
L : He pulled the quinea pig's hair and threw him . Right mommy?
Mommy: Yes. U are right! So what have u learned, sweetie?
L : We must love animals and don treat them like that.
Z saw the incident too and I explained to him what has happened.
Wart hog & the orang utan free ranging area
Enjoyed looking at the kangaroos
Taking a rest
Recently Z loves the penquin story book so we had to pay them a visit. They were very friendly.
We passed by the ice cream store and they can't resist it.
At th animal farm..... Just in time to watch the show.
L & Z said that the next time when we go, they want to visit the animals at the farm again. They enjoyed most at the farm. The animals were very friendly and if you stand in front of their area, they will walk toward you.
Wednesday, August 09, 2006
We had a quiet day at home.... Watched the national parade on tv and telling my children what was going on. L remembered some of the songs that they sang and so both started dancing.
When the airplanes flew passed our house, they were jumping up & down, waving at them and shouting "Happy Birthday Singapore!" When the fireworks started, both were so happy! They like to watch the fireworks but daddy not very keen to bring them to Marina Bay to watch it. saying it will be very pack. Haiz.... Gd thing is that we can see it from our house.
Tuesday, August 08, 2006
Sunday, August 06, 2006
After lunch, we had ice cream for dessert. They simply love it especially on a hot day.
In the evening, we had dinner with L's godma. This place is great and the food yummy too! We were seated outside the restaurant and L & Z running around. Will ask the rest to join us the next time. Nowadays, it's not easy for us to have a gathering, some are not in town or are busy with work.
Saturday, August 05, 2006
We did yummy Holicks Doggie Cookies in the afternoon. Too bad daddy was working this afternoon, otherwise it will be more fun..... This recipe doesn't use egg and sugar. L & Z love it! They were munching the koko crunch while doing it.
We put more than 3 choc chips into each dough (we like it sweeter).
When they woke from their nap, they watched tv and munched their cookies...
Ingredients:(makes about 48 cookies)
180g butter, soften at room temperature
200g top flour or cake flour
25g corn flour
25g milk powder
100g chocolate chips
some chocolate rice
some Koko Krunch
-Pre-heat oven to 140deg C. Line baking tray with baking paper and set aside.
-Sieve top flour, corn flour and milk powder.
-Cream butter and Horlicks for about three minutes at low speed. Do not overbeat.
-Put in top flour, cornflour and milk powder and beat for about one minute to form
-Divide dough into 10g each. Put three chocolate chips into each piece of dough and roll into balls. -Insert two pieces of Koko Krunch to form the 'ears', chocolate rice for the "eyes", and a chocolate chip in the centre for the 'nose'.
-Bake at 140 deg C for about 25 minutes. Depending on your oven, it may take another 5 to 10 minutes more for the cookies to be ready.
-Leave to cool on wire rack before storing in an airtight container.