Monday, December 31, 2012

Twenty Twelve

My 2012 was a rather exciting one.

The year started with our firstborn starting his first steps in formal education. I remember us being really proud when he put his uniform on for the first time. It was truly a milestone for us as parents that we have journeyed this far. Secretly I thought... Omg! This is what 'real' parenting is like.

We started a house hunt in the middle of the year and bought the last place that we saw. The space and the light were the winning factors for us and we love the location very very much. The renovation process was rather interesting and thankfully we managed to get through it with no major fights. In fact, after living in it for a month, I can see that we will be here for a while.

2012 was a spectacular year for our itchy feet. We have been some incredible places this year and have experienced many many different cultures this year. In fact, I am very blessed that the husband indulges in my love for wanderlust. Vietnam was a surprise favourite because we had such a great time eating around the city with our closest buddies. Europe still has such a soft spot in me. The food, the history, the sights... I can never get tire of. And then there are the usual spots like Bali and Hong Kong which are such comfortable places to visit and relax. And new (old) BKK and finally Japan to round the year up. It's been an amazing amazing year.

This year the husband and I hit 10 years as we celebrate the time we've started dating. He has been such a pillar of strength for me. As we grow older, it seems like we've settled into such a nice little jazz with each other. Both busy with our daily routines, we love our date nights and getaways to just hang with each other. He never fails to amuse me and I don't know if there is another that allows me to be exactly who I am, idiosyncrasies and all. No matter how big or small things are, he's still the first person I wanna tell things to.

My kids have all grown into little people. Kayden is still the 大哥 (big brother) of the family. He's been really independent this year. Learnt the value of saving and has become my right hand man. Jakeyboo has completed his kinder education and will join his kor kor in his school next year. Little miss K started school too and did very well in her first year in school. She's probably not as academic as I would like but for everything else, especially socially, my gal is on top of her game.

That's about it I think. My 2012. One that is filled with plenty surprises. :)

Monday, December 24, 2012

A Snowy Christmas

This Christmas Eve, we are spending it at the snowy mountain alps of Niseko.

The kids are at ski school while D and I ski and snowboard respectively.

It's been a while since we last did winter sports so its wonderful spending it this time with our kids.

Niseko is beautiful. The ski runs are powdery and cover quite a distance. We are absolutely loving the snow this time round.

Will catch up more when we are back in sg. Have a lovely Christmas everyone!!!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

A Romantic Soiree Recital


The boys have been attending music lessons for the last 2.5 years.

We initially started them both on the violin but along the way, Jakey didn't seem to take to it really well so we kinda stopped his lessons for a while. A few months later, we thought we would let him try learning the piano and since then he's enjoying his weekly lessons.

D and I felt that it's important for the kids to engage their right brain and so other than arts and crafts, music is a good outlet for them to develop this other side of their growth. It's been pretty rigorous trying to get them to practise consistently but we really try our best to get them to do it. It also helps that after some trial and error, we finally got the right fit of teachers that really inspire them (oh we have plenty of stories to tell.)

At the end of the day,  the most important factor for us is we really want them to enjoy learning the violin and the piano. Music should never been an added stress to them. =)

Last Saturday was their music school's recital. It was held at the Arts House. (I love that the school picks places like these for the children to showcase their songs)

It was the second concert for Kayden and the first solo for both of them. They each picked a song and after weeks of practice, it was finally time to play in front of a crowd.

Playing on his own at the baby grand
March by Mr Handel was his song choice.

D and I were so pleased to see our boys perform. It's really encouraging to see their efforts pay off. You really should see the smiles on our faces. =)


At the end of it, all the participants in the recital received a medal for their efforts. The boys always look forward to receiving theirs. They sit on their bookshelf after. =)



I am absolutely thankful for these two teachers who are patient and inspiring that makes the boys love their classes.

Friday, December 07, 2012

Z and N gets Hitched!


Last Sunday, we attended the wedding of one of D's oldest friends.

It was the last dinner for us this year and probably for his bunch of boys for a while now, at least.

What made this really special was how small and intimate it was. All he had was six tables. Something so rarely heard and seen in SG. I loved how relaxed they both were and the love they shared.

Weddings are also a great time for us spouses to catch up! Whilst the boys were busy chatting up a storm. (Well... There's plenty to talk when you've been friends since you were 12), we caught up on our current hot topics like reno, kids and bags! Lol!

As we get older, friendships take a deeper meaning than before. Because it is no longer all about meeting new ones (which is important too) , it's about treasuring old ones!

What I love about my husband is how dear he holds his friendships. These boys have seen each other through all the ups and downs and I've never once seen them desert another in times of need. (And I've seen quite a bit in these ten years)


He was very very late to the dinner that night and though out the dinner, everyone's been asking what time he would touch down. And when he arrived, they all gathered around him and shared a few laughs. Isn't it endearing?

I hope my boys will learn a thing or two about friendship from their Daddy.

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Popsicles

A little homemade heaven

Things have been rather crazy the last few weeks.

We finally packed up and moved into our new apartment last week. (more on this another time) It's been pretty intensive decluttering and packing that we have been eating so much take out in a week. I knew we were all getting a little tired of it when we couldn't even think of what to have for dinner one night.

However, we've hit the silver lining of the cloud this week. Most of our home orders have arrived. Our stuff have been mostly packed away. Such gratification I must say! (Living in a cluttered space gave me a headache every day)  I knew things are somewhat back in order when I have time to break open the new Popsicle maker and christened it for the first time.

I'm quite sticky about my kids inhaling too much sugar. So as much as they like their treats, I have a pretty small limit to how much they can consume.

When I was at Robinsons last week, I came across the Zoku and briefly remembered that A has one too! It seemed rather easy. All I had to do was to pour my selected juice into the maker and wait. So I bought one to try.

All I did today was to juice some watermelon, apples and oranges separately. (with my new Hurom slow juicer) Followed the instructions on the Zoku and voila! I have three popsicles for the kids. No artificial sugars added.

A little bit of watermelon, orange and apple juice

I was very pleased with how it turned out and it was easy as ABC to put them together. In fact, I'm a little sorry that I bought the single popsicle maker. Ah well!

What do you mean you can only make three, Mummy??

Clearly they were a hit! So I guess we will be doing this again pretty soon. =) And I will also be checking out a couple of their accessories. =p

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Reno - Good Cop Bad Cop


Seriously this Reno process is so delayed, I shudder to think about when it will end. However, end it will because we have to move out by early next week! *cues drum rolls*

But before I bore you with another Reno update, I thought I should tell you how we are coping with this process.

You see, both of us generally have different ways of dealing with things. The husband is one with details and nitty gritties. He's the engineer of this family. So all things technological and home fixit lies in his department. All I need to do is call him name whenever I need something done.

I'm better with conceptualizing the look of the place. (Not that it's complicated with this apartment) I am very fortunate I have a lot of say in what I want done in this place.

Our different styles of handling means that we don't always see eye to eye on everything. We hardly fought but it's more on how I would just step back and leave him to settle the issue. ( I really just wanted to get this process done and over with. ;))

For example, sometimes I do wonder if the man does over think certain details. We have one particular cabinet in the kitchen that is quite trying. The husband wants it to function as a working bench. We would need a functional door for it to operate that way. I was happy to leave it as standard cabinet doors but the husband was insistent that it be done with a servo drive. So it took him an entire day to think how he wants it done and in the end, he did figure a way to work it out.

The upside of our differences in handling stuff is whenever I'm unhappy about how things were done, I would tell him and he would feedback to the contractor. He always tells me not to stress when it comes to Reno because most issues can easily be solved.

Also, we get to play both good cop and bad cop with the contractor. He's mainly on the dark side, though, as you can see below.

Because the job has missed its deadline by a mile, the husband has been breathing down the neck of the main supervisor. All I can say is you don't wanna see that side of him because he can be really really onto you till things get done.

All in all, it's been a good learning experience for us. It's sweet having the man in charge of the whole process because I know I would be severely handicapped if he's not here. :)

Speaking of sweet, he bought tickets for us to catch the last instalment Twilight this morning! He knew I'm crazy over the show so he made sure we got first views on day 1. Just like he did the last time round. :))

I am very grateful and thankful that I have him in my life. xx

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

All Grown Up

You know, they weren't kidding when they said these kids grow up fast.

Lately, I haven't been spending a lot of time with them. Well not as much as I like. Getting the house ready for the big move has been taking up most of my waking hours and when I have time, I'm sending them for classes.

I took this at a family dinner the other night and suddenly I thought. Good lord! These kids are growing up!!

Can you see how they will be in 10 years??

Such a timely reminder to cuddle them a little more now whilst they still let me. Lord knows in 5 years... They r gonna go. Oh gross Mum! :p

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Of Blueberry Fluffiness!


I love public holidays. Mostly because we normally don't have any classes to rush to on those days and I can indulge in making breakfast for the troops.

I love waking up. Making a cup of peppermint tea. Opening the fridge to find the various ingredients for breakfast. It is very much a luxury these days, especially with the schedule that we keep.

Ricotta pancakes are very popular in this household. Lately, I find myself stocking up on tubs of ricotta whenever I do my grocery runs. They are really handy when I want to whip up something sweet for the kids.

There are a few versions around but I love Bill's way of cooking it. It is light and very fluffy. I have a Kitchenaid that really helps with the whipping of egg whites. The rest of ingredients are very much pantry stuff, other than the ricotta.

This morning was a little bit more special because I added some blueberry compote which was amazingly simple.

Prep your pancakes. Stack 'em up. Add the blueberry compote. Sprinkle a little icing sugar if you feel a little fancy. I added bacon today as a side. =)

Hopefully, you guys will enjoy it as much as my kids (big and small) do!

Ingredients - Serves 5-6 hearty portions

Blueberry Compote 

250g of Fresh Blueberries
3 tablespoons of sugar
2 tablespoons of water
Juice of half a lemon 
  

Pancakes

  • 250 grams Ricotta
  • ¾ cup Milk
  • 4 Eggs separated
  • 1 cup Plain Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Baking powder
  • 1 Pinch of Salt
  • 50 g Butter
  • icing sugar for dusting

Method

 

Blueberry Compote

  1. Add blueberries, sugar, water and lemon juice to a small pot and over medium heat for 3 minutes.
    Remove from heat.
     

Pancakes

  1. Place ricotta, milk and egg yolks in a mixing bowl and mix to combine.
  2. Sift the flour, baking powder and salt into a bowl.
  3. Add to the ricotta mixture and mix until just combined.
  4. Place egg whites in a clean dry bowl and beat until stiff peaks form.
  5. Fold egg whites through batter in two batches, with a large metal spoon.
  6. Lightly grease a large non-stick frying pan with a small portion of the butter and drop 2 tablespoons of batter per hotcake into the pan (don't cook more than 3 per batch).
  7. Cook over a low to medium heat for 2 minutes, or until hotcakes have golden undersides.
  8. Turn hotcakes and cook on the other side until golden and cooked through.
  9. Transfer to a plate and quickly assemble with other ingredients.
  10. Stack 3 hotcakes on a plate
  11. Dust with icing sugar.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Jakeyboo Graduates

Jake has always been our baby boy. As a second child, he always skips in the shadows of his kor kor. He grows as his kor kor does and often relies on him for help most times.

But it seems that no matter how old he gets, he's always that little boy in our eyes.

We have been so busy weeks prior to his concert today. He's been practising hard in school for the last few months and was very excited about it. They have been told to keep the details a secret so that us parents can be surprised on the actual day,

I picked him up from rehearsals on Thursday and there he was in his full costume.. I felt like a frog got caught in my throat because it was the first time I felt that he's already finishing kinder.

It hit me like a ton of bricks that he will no longer be the same little boy who's sheepish and shy when he first started school. He has finished 4 years in preschool and is now ready to take on the challenge of primary school life.

Anyway, the theme of yesterday's concert was 'Wonders of Love' and the kids showcased their singing, dancing and acting talents through different skits and plays.

I loved how they opened the show in complete darkness with sparkling lights and pure untouched children vocals singing Christian songs. It was at that moment when I felt a lump in my throat.

Setting up his xylophone
Jakey's class did a musical performance featuring the angklongs and xylophones. He was pretty spot on in the sections he was meant to perform. Seeing the amount of concentration he had during the songs really showed how much he has practised in the weeks prior.

My favourite moment where he was searching through the crowds for us. Finally, he saw me walking towards the stage and he perked up immediately and waved enthusiastically at me.

What I noticed,  too, was that he didn't enjoy the singing and dancing parts as much as his kor kor. He was a little bored and would space out in between some stanzas in the songs.

The poignant moment was when they read his name and he confidently strutted onto the stage and shook the lady's hand before smiling boldly and posing for a picture. Man! He looks so grown up there.

Three hours later, the concert finally ended with a prayer blessing the kids as they go forth onto the next phase of life.

The boy was all smiles when we collected him and he was lapping up the praises that we showered upon him. What a day it was! And another chapter closed! =)

Hanging with my badass sis!

And it's a wrap!

Thursday, November 08, 2012

The Tenth One

It all started with us being late for our dinner date, again.

But there was no rush this time round.

I left the planning to him. (as I've done lately) And he didn't speak a word till we get into the car.

'I think I know where we are going." I said.

'Where do you think?  Make 3 guesses.' he replied.

I did and, as usual, none was correct.

After a few distracting detours, we eventually parked at One Fullerton and walked towards the gorgeous Fullerton Bay Hotel. A staycation was yelling in my head [though improbable on a weeknight] when we steered downwards to the glass encasement at the boardwalk.

"Catalunya!" I exclaimed, with a grin. 'Why didn't I think of that?' I shook my head in disbelief.

It was a pretty busy scene on a Wednesday night. There were lots of ladies at the bar. The cocktails were all looking delectable and pretty. We headed back to the bar to order one after being shown our table because it was Ladies night! Sweet. By the way, the Asia Floral hit the right spot last night.

We had a light banter during dinner before he excused himself from the table for the washroom. But he was actually hiding at a corner sending me a series of texts came that had me giggling. And then, I received a video over whatsapp. He had Vlog a message to me, which unfortunately was overwhelmed by the environment.

At this point, he walked back towards the table and flashed me the gorgeous eternity ring that he picked up at our jeweler.


I threw my head back and laughed. This man really really knows my heart and every single way to work me.  That is what I love about him. We are going to have a lot more fun in the years to come! 

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

3652 Days


Today is our tenth year anniversary. (Although we've been dating longer than this.)

We spent the better part of the day following the US elections. Sitting at a coffee bar, looking at the results on our smartphones whilst discussing the possible outcomes of a reelection. (Yes!)

These days, our lives have evolved from a twosome to a family of five. It revolves around our three notsolittke kids.

We have weathered through days of humble beginnings where we had both just graduated from college to the early days we had two young ones to feed. A relocation which was pretty life changing. A transition to being a full time mommyhood. We shifted homes too many times to be counted. Made way too many grown up decisions in our twenties.

Life has indeed been very very full.

I am very blessed (I know I don't say this enough) to have found D as a life partner. It has been a pretty fun filled journey. However,  not everyday is rosy. Some days he makes me so mad, I feel like throwing a shoe or two at him. Even at the worst of days, where I can be royally royally mad (bless my girlfriends listening ears) at him, he will always bite his tongue and keep quiet. Never once has he ever mention a word in retaliation when I'm mad.

He's also been the hardest working lad I've ever dated. Ever since the time I've known him, he is never one to rest his laurels at home. The funniest and probably the quirkiest thing I've ever noticed was he would go into extra work mode whenever we have a new baby on board. Always. Without a doubt.

These days, we have moved into a different stage of life. We are a lot more comfortable financially. Our kids are no longer babies. We have a bit of time to ourselves. It has always been one of dreams to see the world together. It is a luxury to escape and travel as a couple. I really enjoy time alone with him. We've a comfortable chemistry between us.

I like that I can lean on him on the worst days. Laugh at all the silly things. Tell him irreverent things that only he can understand. Indulge in the little cravings I have with him. He is my closest confidante. (And worst nemesis at the same time =p)

It's always the little things.

10 years. Almost a third of my lifetime. I cannot imagine another life without him. Here's to many more years.

Happy anniversary, my darling! (I know you like that!)

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Kate Turns 3!!


Kate turned 3 late last month.

She's been looking forward to her party since the month before her birthday. However, with the husband away and a few other parties to attend the weeks prior, we had to delay her own little celebration.

We finally threw her one over the weekend and boy! was it the girliest one we've every thrown!

 She's at the age where she loves everything pink and princessy. She babies her stuffed animals and loves to pretend to cook at her kiddie kitchen.

The kiddy dinner table
So with all that into consideration, we did a pretty pink party. I conceptualised every detail and we got to work at the decorations (which unfortunately I didn't take many pictures of.) However, my girlfriend did and I loved how everything came together.

We did a kiddie activity table for the children to amuse themselves with and also a table full of knick knacks for them to nibble on (HELLO CHOCOLATE FOUNTAIN!) because we had the prata man who came to flip some crispy fluffy pancakes for us! Yumz!

Personalised prata man on the go!

 The birthday girl (who skipped her arvo nap) was surprisingly in a good mood and was busy running up and down playing with all the kids. She was literally soaking up the entire party.

And when it was time to cut the cake...  we unveiled one that pleased her to no end.  Adorned with rainbows and princesses as toppers, her grin stretched from ear to ear as we unveiled it. I loved how it turned out and was rather glad that she loved it too.

And the stars shined just for you, my darling.

Happy birthday, my darling! You have been such an awesome gift to us!!

Friday, November 02, 2012

Sunday Best

I was busy single parenting during the recent long weekend. The husband was away attending a wedding of his good friend in Taiwan.

So I held down the fort for the four days while he was out of town. Someone had to, I'd supposed.

 It's funny how one adapts in the absence of the other. I was actually very busy the four days but yet I do miss the little things like him coming home and putting those kids to bed. Or him asking the kids how their day was. Weekends are a little harder because I have to do the enrichment run alone. However, thankfully this was a particularly busy weekend.


So on Sunday, we had a taste of nostalgia when we went to East Coast Park for a surprise BBQ. It was with our bunch of good friends.  The weather was balmy and we were hurdled away from the camping crowd, which makes is a perfect day to spend at the beach!

Being there totally reminds my friends and I of the days in the past where we were in school and gatherings were held there!


We loved being at the beach.


 The kids had a great time building sandcastles and playing with the dog. It was easy and very relaxing.


 The adults were busy inhaling all the food and just catching up over the week's happenings. It was fuss free and a good way to spend a Sunday.

Clearly, Ms K had fun!
 


 

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Of Crusts and Crumbs


We were having brekkie one morning, after a pretty uninspiring gym session.

I was wolfing down my tuna and egg open faced sandwich when I stared blankly at my plate and realised that I have set aside the bread crusts.

And I laughed as I recalled how my son does the same thing too.

He doesn't eat crusts, not of bread or of pizzas.

Child raising is such a humbling experience. It's funny how these kids absorb our habits and adapt it to their own. It's at it's best when they reiterate the life lessons that you taught them back at you.

As my husband says (often with a chuckle), the apple doesn't fall too far from the tree.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

A Little Bit of This and That

Boy did I have the biggest Monday blues when this morning rocked up?!

I woke up feeling like a truck ran over me. Still, somehow, I managed to grab a cuppa with the husband and hobbled along to the gym with him early morn, got my mummy duties done, did a session of pilates, dinner and then groceries before reading to the kids at bedtime. [Are you still there?]

It has been a weekend filled with kiddie parties and house errands.

The husband and I did, however, managed to steal time off for a date at &Made, where we read magazines and sipped cocktails whilst devouring burgers. It was quiet and mostly peppered with small chat about inane topics. After that, we went shopping in town. He's in the market for a new watch and I was happy tagging along to see those gorgeous timepieces. It's been a pretty long week single parenting  and I was glad to have him for company.

The next day we had back to back parties. 


At the first one, I had the best time stealing babies for a cuddle, or maybe two. Some people asked if it's because I'm craving for number4 when they saw me doing it! Ah well... I'm certainly not entertaining thoughts on that now. Three kids is quite sufficient at this point. =)
Sooo... babies! I can cuddle those gorgeous kiddos all day. I guess the best part is I could return them to their respective folks and then head home with my three kinda grown up kids. I love how independent they are these days. It's really a good stage of mommyhood. The funny thing is they still like it when you shower them with individual attention, like cuddling up in bed for bedtime stories.


It's always the little moments, isn't it?

Friday, October 19, 2012

Reno Week 4-6


The apartment is slowly taking shape these last fortnight.

Most of the wet works have been completed and my tiler has finished laying the tiles for the kitchen, yard and bathrooms.

My contractor got his men to patch the walls and paint a base coat for the walls. That made such a difference because we've never seen a complete bare wall in this apartment at all. There was that middle wall skirting that was all around the house. I was really happy to see a clean white wall!


The kitchen has started taking its form with the workmen installing the framework. It is looking better than what I envisioned (because, you know, 3D rendering always look better than the actual products). Our kitchen appliances have all been delivered and just waiting to be assembled in the apartment. We also picked out the stoneware that would be installed as a countertop.

The doors have also been painted and we had to install new teak skirting in all the rooms because the ones in there prior were mouldy.

Last weekend, we finally got our act together and went down to select our toilet bowls. Trust us to leave that shittiest (pun intended) task to the last minute. We did our research weeks prior but did you know that toilet bowls range from the cheapest china made ones to the glorious fully automated bidet ones from Japan? I was tempted to go high end but haha! common sense got the better of me and we settled on something in between. (Those warm toilet seats were calling out to me!)


And as I speak, the timber floors have been sanded down and stained these two days. I attempted to check the colour out today but the strong chemical stench kept us from going anywhere near the apartment. (How do these workers do it day in and out?)

So I would say we are about 70% there? The wardrobes are meant to be fabricated this week and hopefully we can get them installed next week. Once that is done, we are about 90% done.

That all being said, it has been a rather smooth process. We did make some changes and so some delay was expected. Along with some minor hiccups like scheduling delays. Hopefully with just the touch ups and minor details to get through at the last phase,we could probably be in there by mid november.I'm not planning to do a last minute move so I'm hoping things will be completed in the next fortnight.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

LegoLand

The boy turned seven a week back.

Seven?!!

I was rather keen to keep his birthday a little lowkey this year so I promised to take him to Legoland. It really made his day because he's been asking about it since the day it opened.

It's an easy drive in from the second link. All we had to do was to drive through the second exit (312) after crossing the check point. There were plenty of signs to guide us there after.


Despite it being a Sunday, the park was surprisingly not as crowded as I thought. We used a discount voucher which entitled us to a free kid ticket for every adult ticket. The queue was short and soon we found ourselves in the land of colored bricks!

The park was huge and was rather well planned with a number of different themed worlds for little kids to explore. The spaciousness was rather welcoming and the staff were polite and professional. I liked that they were rather conscious about the safety procedures. (which is important when it comes to kiddie activities.)

Are we set?!
The boys wasted no time in getting in line for their rides. We loved how manageable the queue time was. We waited for no more than 20 minutes for most rides. Fortunately, the boys are tall enough to make it for all the rides. (a minimum of 110cm) So poor lil bubba had to sit out most of them. She's only managed to get onto one ride. Poor kiddo!


Just about the only ride for K.
I loved Miniland, in particular. It's made up of the highlights of different countries. The detailing on each model is intricate. I could go on staring at the robotics but lil K was getting a little grouchy so we had to retreat to the airconditioned restaurant to rehydrate them all. (Food sucks, by the way.)



The one section we enjoyed the most was the construction of vehicles. Gosh! I think we spent easily an hour there. Jake was so stoked at the magnitude of bricks available for him that he kept upgrading his car, after sending it for a test race. It's funny seeing how he zooms past me a dozen of times just to perfect his car.

Building his mean machine
In the end, we decided to call it a day at 5 in the arvo. The kids had a good run and were a little tired so we thought it's time to go home. We upgraded our daily passes to an annual one for a  top up. So I guess we will be back sometime soon. =)

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Tippy Toes

 My little sweet pea has been asking for dance classes for the longest time.

We sent her for a few trial lessons a few months back but she got a little upset when I left the room. I figured that she still wasn't ready at that point and thus stopped all dance lessons.

Lately, she's been telling me that she wants to learn ballet. And so I thought it was time to revisit the idea.

After doing some research, I  managed to find a class that fits into my schedule and so off she went on her first class.

She was all smiles when we got there. Watching her prance into the studio with an eagerly anticipated excitement made me all soft inside. How did my baby grow up so quicky?

There was no fear and she laughed and giggled all throughout the class. She flexed her toes, pointed her feet. Twirled around and skipped around the studio, as told.

It was all very very cute and very adorable. I couldn't have planned for a better session for my baby girl.

And this I believe is the start of her little dance journey.


Tuesday, October 09, 2012

A Bit of Country

It's funny how we enjoy so little of the vast patches of greenery lately. The routines run like a machine and it's mornings like this that makes my heart sing. Nothing like big patches of grass to run around. And a surprise little treat was installed for the kids when we spied a gorgeous spotted horse at the top of the little molehill. What a way to start a day. (And for Mommy to capture some gorgeous pictures too!)



Thursday, October 04, 2012

A New Lil Bean


My darling girlfriend gave birth to the most adorable lil boy last week.

There is nothing like a newborn baby to make one's heart skip a beat.

My kids have been anticipating the arrival of this little one. Every time we meet D, they would give her belly the biggest hug and kisses for little R.

Lil K has been badgering the poor bubba in utero that he should call her ChehCheh when he's out. So when she finally got to see the lil fella, all snugged in his swaddle. She was amused at how tiny he was and insisted that we let her carry him for a bit.

We cannot wait for him to get bigger so that they could all play together. =)
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