Both of them so tired from the day's outing. Sleeping on the living room playmat.
Saturday, December 9, 2017
Saturday, November 18, 2017
this took them awhile to sort out so I could make myself a cuppa coffee.
our family photo
Received a mailer on welcoming new family members organised by our local community centre. So we decided to pop by and see what did they offer. There were a few playmats set up in the multi purpose hall of the Community Centre with playsets like mini houses and play swings. There were about 4 booths for the parents and children to visit. One was about insurance, another was the photo booth which was the most popular. Then there was another one which allowed babies to form their own clay hand prints.
above: imprinting Jade's little hand print onto the clay
we didn't stay till the minister came because there wasn't many activities for us to do and it was difficult to while away the time. Plus I had a sneak at the giveaway which was meant for the minister to give to new parents...it was those fabric toys for babies, something which I really didn't need anyway. So we left early and went for our brunch elsewhere.
Saturday, October 28, 2017
The whole family, including my parents were really excited on attending Jules' annual concert even though he wasn't the graduating batch as he was only K1 this year. As I sat through the entire concert, even though the graduating batch was not my children, I felt an overwhelming sense of pride. Tears were welling up my eyes when I saw one by one, the little children going up the stage to receive their graduating scrolls in their "penguin" suit. Some forgot to bow, some went a wrong route on stage, but nonetheless, all so brave and all grown up!
goodness. i think when it happens to Jules next year, i will be bawling my eyes out.
it was so emotional for me.
and when it was Jules' class to do their performance, even though my seat was like bloody far away, i could see my little son, dancing away amongst the crowd!!! Him smiling and dancing effortlessly with his peers as I understand that the whole school has been rehearsing for months now. And all the backdrop, the choreography, costumes and script was put really well together in such a short time, especially so for children who are only 5-6 years old.
I AM SO PROUD OF YOU JULES!!!!
ps: When i do get to download some of my mobile photos, will post here too to share with everyone.
And I can't wait to see the online photos being upload from the official photographer so that I can start to purchase some zoom-in shots of my son!!!
~ a proud mama.
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Saturday, October 21, 2017
Thursday, October 19, 2017
- Pull from a seated position to standing
- Squat while holding on or sit back down
- Cruise around while holding onto the furniture
- Reacts to us saying "No"
- Waves her hand when we tell her "bye"
- Baby Talk
- Enjoys flipping story books
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
can't decide between Breakfast or Lunch? Why not have both?
One of my colleague was raving about this cafe called Cafe Melba and told me that besides serving up good food, it is super friendly area for kids....bouncy castles, verdant green for kids to run about, kids utensils...the list just goes on and on.
So i decided to give it a try and head out to the EAST!
They served Breakfast-All-Day (something which I totally love as it reminds me of my uni day in melbourne) and so I had to try their breakfast...and hubs wanted a lagsana. I got the kids pancakes and they loved it since it's all sweets and fruits. I would say their food is not the greatest and pricing is on the high side but it's definitely the amount of space allowed for kids that is the biggest draw for parents to pop over here.
The boys went to play football in the wide open green leaving baby Jade with me and hubs. We sipped our coffees and enjoyed an hour or so. The place can get pretty crowded on weekends since it's such a family friendly place in a casual laid-back setting.
Sunday, October 15, 2017
the queue was quite long when we got there at 11am. Waited about 30mins to get a table by the sashimi counter. Bought of us ordered the Set which came with side salmon sashimi, garden salad, miso soup and of cos our bowl or Chirashi don.
From the blogs and posts on Instagram where I was googling, the chockfuls of sashimi looked very yummy! But when our bowls came, you can see many portions of the rice and not what has been shown in other posts...so well I was a tad disappointed with the servings of sashimi on my bowl.
Nonetheless it was an experience for the both of us and including Jade!
Might be back but with a lower expectation on the serving portions.