Monday, December 31, 2007
Sunday, December 30, 2007
Something that we got from the kid's meal while on our holiday and we brought it all the way back to S'pore.
Friday, December 28, 2007
Before we could clear up our stuffs, we had to get L's uniforms ready for her P1's Orientation. Yes, her Orientation is on the 28th December, unlike most of the schools. Was she excited? Of coz she was! :) We were as excited as she is.
We were to report to school by 8am. My poor boy has no choice but to go with us. Seeing my girl wearing her school uniform and shoes for the first time bring tears to my eyes. And it was tears of joy :) She looked so good with it and she was very proud that she is going to P1. She didn't ask me many questions as I have 'feed' her as much info as I could. :)
I asked my girl how was she feeling and she said she was nervous. I was just like her.... :) But I had to act cool and tell her to stay cool too. When we arrived at the school, we had to queue to find out which class was our girl in. The queue was looooong..... I think the school gave up and asked everyone to go the hall as there were class lists just outside the hall. I managed to find out which class is she in before we make out way to the hall. Once upstairs, I brought her to her class teacher, introduced ourselves and she sat down with her classmates. We were told to sit behind while the kids settle down.... During this time, we heard many crying children. Throughout waiting, my girl was so cool :) She sit there quietly and turned around once a while to check if I were looking at her. Every time our eyes meets, we thumbs up to each other with a smile.
Finally the children were all settled down, teachers were introduced to us and the children were brought to their respective classes, to spend time with their teachers. I was reluctant to see my girl away from me :( Then the briefing for parents begins.... During this time, Z was playing with his gameboy and soon he fell asleep... The talk last for about 1 1/2hr...
We went to our girl's class when the talk ended. We were very happy to know that she has made friends with 2 of her classmates! After looking around her classroom, we went to the canteen to check out the food and followed by a guided tour conducted by the prefects. I realised the school has 6 storeys! Phew! I was glad I wasn't the one going to climb the stairs. Hehehe.... And her classroom was on the ground floor.
By the time it ended, it was already 11+... We are looking forward to her 1st day of school! I have joined the PSG (parent support group) and I have volunteered to help out for the 1st 3 days and the library once a week. I have always tried to be active with her schools since nursery so when the PSG was recruiting, I did not hesitate to join. Hope everything will turn out well for L :) And we yet get her a school bag!
Wednesday, December 26, 2007
Came back in the middle of the night.... Very tired but it was a wonderful trip for LZfamily :) Anyone want to guess where have we been? Hehehe.... I think Astee is the only blogging friend who knows ;)
Hope everyone had a great time during Christmas :) Will update as soon as I have clear up stuffs :)
Monday, December 17, 2007
Sunday, December 16, 2007
Past 2 Saturdays, L has been back in her kindergarten to rehearse for the performance. Children from the Principal's class were asked if they would like to perform for the elderly around the neighbourhood, organised by the School Church Community Services. Of coz L was most willing too. She remembered she did that last year when she was in the other school. The other time, they got a chance to interact with the elderly too..
I always like the idea of her (& Z) helping out, be it volunteering for the elderly or young ones. It gives them the opportunity to know that there are people around us that needs help and they should help whenever they can. When they are older, I wish we can volunteer together and we can do other things besides performing. It is good way to bond as a family too.
We were at school by 1.15pm and the aunties in the school dressed them up. Then the principal did a final round rehearsal before the bus picked us up to Meritus Mandarin. The dance is almost the same as what they did for their annual concert.
It was thoughtful of the church members and the principal to arrange the kids to be there 15mins before the performance. The kids didn't have to wait long for their turn :) While waiting, L saw those Uncles that was from VK. She greeted almost everyone of them :) They were happy to see her too and took pics of her and the rest of the kids.
The video consists of pics and videos.
While I was filming their performance, I overheard the elderly commenting that they were happy to see the little ones performing for them and was wondering how old was the kids. Being a kapoh, I told them they were all 6 yrs old. They were impressed with their performance and I was glad that the elderly enjoyed their performance and brought smiles to their face :)
Sweetie, you did a very good job! :) Mommy is proud of you! She told me that they will have a present after the performance and I explained to her she is doing this not for the present but to cheer the elderly up. When it was over, we went over to Ngee Ann City to meet up with LZdaddy and Z. They have been shopping while waiting for us. Yes :) Both my men love shopping!
Friday, December 14, 2007
They has so much fun playing with "snow"!
Thursday, December 13, 2007
They were so sweet.... I asked them what would they like for their birthdays few days ago....
Me: Babies, what would you like for your birthday? Daddy Mommy buy for you...
Me : I mean your birthday present
L : I know. I just want you to hug me *smile*
Me :How about you, Handsome?
Z: I want a cake
Me : Huh? Are you sure?
Z : Yes, I just want a cake
My lovely babies..... I thought they would ask for toys or books. I was wrong!
Yesterday, we baked a cake together for their birthdays. Nothing fanciful :) I used a recipe from one of my kids cookbook. It was supposed to be a 2 layer cake but we baked only one layer. They had too much cakes on their birthdays celebration :) They had so much fun mixing & decoration their cake. It was messy as usual :)
In the afternoon, I brought them to Plaza Singapura for shopping. They never asked me to buy anything for them except the mini chopi chops they saw at John Little. In the evening, daddy meet us after work for dinner. We had a simple dinner at Crystal Jade and rush over to Cathay to watch "Alvin & The Chipmunks". We had a good laugh watching the show! I think LZ laughed the loudest in the cinema! Hahaha....
Singing song for themselves
After the show, we went home to cut their cake. Daddy was very proud of our little ones baking their cake and was full of praise for them :) I am too! Of coz I was the one who handle the oven :) The cake turned out yummy too!
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Monday, December 10, 2007
Yesterday we went to Cathay, hoping to catch the Movie Enchanted but the tickets sold out :( We went over to Raffles City to look for L's school bag. Gosh! It is not cheap! We will still get it as we don't want her to have back problem.
Daddy and me was to trying to "sell" the pink bag to her but she insisted on having the blue one. The sales staff is right... She is the one carrying the bag, so we will let her decide but I simply love teasing her. Hehehe... We will have to go back again as they ran out of stock.
It was another rainy day today.... LZ was disappointed that they can't play outdoor... Since Christmas is near, we baked chocolate cookies with Christmas tree, gingerbread man and star shapes. They also came out with funny shapes, candy cane, snowman etc.... They insisted on having M&M's only instead of other sprinklers. We had a great time doing it :)
Sunday, December 09, 2007
I am sooo tired... I have been awake the whole night before the party to prepare the donuts upon L's request. I have thought about baking cakes for their birthday but I changed my mind. I don't think I can handle baking 2 cakes and decorating them. Though tired, I had a great time preparing these for them. :) I am very satisfied with what I prepared :) My guests said they love it especially the little ones. Maybe I should start selling them. Hehehe.....
LZ have been looking forward to their party and so did I! Party started at 3.30pm sharp and we were there 5 mins before it begin... As soon as we arrived, LZ started bouncing. When I said bouncing, they really did! Hehehe..... There were four bouncers or more...
I ordered Delifrance but was disappointed that it arrived late. I told them to deliver at 3.15pm and it didn't arrived till an hour later :( If LZdaddy didn't make that call, it would have arrived at 6.30pm. Thank goodness I have baked donuts, chips and drinks on the table.
Most of little guests arrived on time I am glad they did :) I can hear them screaming and laughing. I must say that the owners of the place did a great job entertaining the kids and ensuring safety. I must thank my cousin and his girlfriend for coming down to help. They entertained the kids and took pics and video for us. After 2 hours of bouncing, they were hungry :) I'm sooo glad that the Mcdelivery was there 10mins before and we were able to arrange the food on the table. It is no fun trying to squeezed 24 kids to the table. Anyway, I'm sure they didn't mind :) All of them were eating very fast!
After that, it was cake cutting time! The kids went Ohhhhs & Ahhhhhs over the Transformers cake and Dora cake :) Hahaha.... They excitedly said which cake they want to eat and they were so adorable :) This year, L made a wish and I don't know what it was. She wanted to tell us but I said wishes will not come true when she tell us :) Z yet to know how.... They both enjoyed having their friends around them and singing birthday songs for them. Of coz they like to blow out the candles too :)
The party didn't end till abt 6.30pm.... Some of my guests did not bring home the balloons as me, the forgetful mummy forgot abt it! If it has not been Z, we would have to bring home 25 balloons! Sorry my friends that some of your children did not bring home any balloons. Thank you for all the pressies and being with us to celebrate their birthdays :)
The owners was very sweet... While we were packing up, LZ were asking if they can go in to the bouncers again. The owners let them go in to play for free! They told us to take our time to pack and let them take care of my babies :) They even said to leave the rubbish for them to clear! How sweet!
That's Ollie & Joshie with LZ. L and Ollie have known each other since they were 12months old. Joshie & Z has been playing together since baby and Joshie is very close to Z. Soon they will be leaving for Europe :( I am so glad they were able to make it to the party. They were together throughout the party and I sure they are going to miss each other....
Friday, December 07, 2007
Recorded this for LZ... I was alone with them for photo session. I can carry only 1 at a time to see it.... My poor girl... Mommy doesn't have the strength to carry you for long. Sorry sweetie...
After half hour, LZ finally took pictures with Mickey & Friends :)
In the evening, they took the sleigh ride. It was raining earlier and I told them they may not get to ride on it and they were very disappointed. It stopped raining and they were very happy!
Thursday, December 06, 2007
Z has been a very easy to please boy :) He is not fussy with what clothes I have bought for him. Whatever I chose for him he is fine with it. For the past few years, I have chose the clothes for him to wear for his birthday and of coz I asked him if it was ok. He always said he likes what I chose :)
This year, we went out shopping for his birthday shirt. We went into Fox store and he excitedly went around looking for it. He immediately took some clothes and went in front of the mirror, to check on the reflection. Then he saw a yellow shirt (one of his favourite colour) with stripes and he did the same thing. Without a second thought, he told me he wants to wear that for the party :) We were very happy! I knew we would get that for him but I like to tease him :) I showed him other colours and other selection but he insisted on that. Unfortunately, that was the last piece and and the thread came off. We asked the staff to try to get another piece for us. We told him about it and he was disappointed but we assured him we will get that for him.
Finally today(a week later) we managed to get the shirt, 2 days before the party. Before we leave our house, he reminded me to buy his shirt, "Mommy, must buy my shirt today ok?" .
The mall was decorated with Christmas Decors. I asked LZ to take pics with the snowmen since both just have their haircut. We feel the mood everywhere we go with all the decorations around us. :)
Before I got married, I was seldom in town for Christmas. My friends and me will do the count down together and party all night long. Back then, I always find that the atmosphere is much better than back in Singapore. Now that I am married and with my babies, I feel different. I no longer wish to be somewhere else without my family. They are the ones that I want to spend the times with :)
I am very blessed to be married to LZdaddy and have my 2 wonderful babies :) They have brought so much joy to me, what more can I ask? Of coz there are times that we argue or disagree with things but it is thru these that we learnt our mistakes and to be a better person.
My family and friends noticed the change in me, for the better (of coz). My mom never knew I would be so keen in cooking or baking. She has always encourage me to learning baking from her but I said no. When I was living with my parents, I don't have to help in the kitchen at all or do any housework. Now, I ask her for advice :) She is proud that I am taking good care of my family and I fed my hubby well. He put on so much weight ever since we are married! Hahaha... Married life and motherhood have definitely changed me! I still have a lot to learn though, to be a better wife and a better mom :)
Wednesday, December 05, 2007
L has been wondering why we don't set up our Christmas tree this year... Conversation took place at Concourse, where they are selling trees and the decors...
L : Mommy, you know Christmas is coming... After our birthday it will be Christmas...
Me : Yes
I knew what she was going to say :)
L : Why are we not setting up our tree?
See? I knew that :)
Me : We will not be in town for Christmas, Sweetie... By the time we are back, Christmas is over. So we don't need to set up the Christmas tree right?
L : Why don't we bring it along?
Me : Huh? You mean the tree? Hahaha... Silly girl...
L : Hahaha... Do they have Christmas tree there?
Me : Yes. I'm sure we will see Christmas tree there and I promise you next year we will set up the tree ok? Remember what Ms B (her principal) told you? Christmas is not about the presents or Santa Claus....
L : I remember! Christmas is Jesus!
Tuesday, December 04, 2007
It has been a few weeks since school holiday started.... I have been very relaxed :) No morning rush and we don''t have to rush for their classes. They don't have to walk under the hot sun everyday :)
LZ and me have been enjoying at home and sometimes we go out for a walk. Reading their books, doing homework as and when I asked them to. Playing board games, silly games, toys etc... They are so free to the extend that they even choreograph a mini dance for daddy to watch after he came home from work. I wanted to bring them to the library but we have too many books at home. Thanks to all the Uncles & Aunties for handing down may good books to LZ :)
What kind of games have we been playing? Besides these games (found under the label, games), we play Speller Jr, Topple, Monopoly, Uno Stacko and matching cards games too. They also play with their computer games.
When school holidays over, I won't have such luxury.... So do LZ... So let us enjoy as much as we can and also relax as much as we can :) I told LZdaddy I intend to spring clean the house but now, I think that can wait for a little while more :)
Sunday, December 02, 2007
Another gathering with our friends :) Shirley wanted to go somewhere we can relax so we decided to go Pasir Ris Park for dinner @ Watercross. We often go to the one next door but this time we decided to try the new restaurant. While waiting for our food, godpa brought the kids out for a stroll by the beach. The rest of us were happily chatting away.
The food is quite good. Sausages, pasta, beef stroganoff, nachos. The portion is quite big and good thing I have daddy with me to finish it :) We didn't like the salad as the dressing doesn't taste like caesar dressing. Skip the raspberry which I had and the mango soda. We should have the passionfruit soda (daddy ordered that) which taste much better. They all like Nachos except me, I didn't try it at all. It was godma's favourite. LZ had the beef spaghetti and the portion was more like for me :) I should have order the kids meal. Hehehe...
After dinner, we ordered dessert too :) We had the chocolate fondue and banana boats. The banana boat doesn't come with any sauce so we added chocolate sauce (from the fondue)on top of it and it taste much better.
Overall, the service was great but we were disappointed they don't serve any water. If you want to drink water, you will have to order their bottle water or sparkling water. We had to order many drinks to quench our thirst :( Thanks to Boon for giving us the BIG treat and because of that, he get to become to member :)
Saturday, December 01, 2007
We went to Goat Farm after early lunch. Jan, finally we found time to go there again :)
L noticed 1 or 2 of them having runny nose and she fed them more as she thinks they need to eat more to recover. So sweet right?
I think the goats must be very hungry... 1 of them tried chewing on Z's hair! Too bad I didn't catch that scene on camera :) And another one chewed on his t-shirt. He is the only one in the family who loves goats milk. I managed to get L to drink a little. He enjoyed patting their head while feeding them and he is not afraid at all (see them in action in the video).
In the video, you will also see that Z tried to stop the goats from fighting (for the food)
We have passed by the place every time we go to the goat farm but this it is our very first visit to the place.
LZ enjoyed walking around the place. We were lucky that the weather was quite ok :) Daddy was the only one that complained hot!
These are some of the plants that we saw.
In the evening, we went to East Coast Park with Boon and his family. The little ones had fun on the rides and mommies too. Hehehe... Thanks to them, I get to be a kid again! This is was the first time LZ took the Viking rides and probably L's last. She was excited before the ride but as we were swinging higher, I thought she looks a little scared. I keep asking her if she is alright and she insisted she is. When the rides ended, she doesn't looked that good. When we had dinner, I was so afraid that she would vomit but thank goodness she did not :)
Z,on the other hand, I can tell that he enjoyed it very much and wasn't afraid at all! I asked him next time if he would like to take the ride again he said yes :)
Below is a video of us taking the Viking ride :) You can hear them screaming throughout the ride. There were 3 person sitting opposite us, they were staring at us and putting their hands on their ears. C'mon! This is a kiddy ride! Of coz to adults, we are not afraid but do they have to show their displeasure in this manner? Anyway, we ignored it and enjoyed that few minutes :)