Thursday, January 29, 2009

The week before CNY

In order to make sure there was ZERO disturbance, I voluntarily brought Jayden out alone while Dylan spent the next 4 hours spring cleaning our home.

Well, and being so early in the morning with all shops closed, it meant that shopping was near impossible. (bummer) And so, I bravely drove our little terror for a swim together at the new Sengkang Sports Complex.

Having his morning breakfast before the big dip. (ignore the 'zhao keng' diaper)

It looked so fun even I wanted to have a go at the slides!

In his still over-sized swim wear and life jacket

Jayden's eyes were fixated at the slides while I changed him into his swimming gear and each time I asked "Do you wanna play?" He'll excitedly scream "OK"

But just 10 mins before we were ready to hit the waters....

He chickened out....

The rest of the pictures were not taken as mummy and

kid were busy at the pool...

The entire morning went well as planned. It was a perfect time to be in the waters amidst the humid weather until it was time... ...


I panicked. How am I supposed to change my kid and at the same time change myself?!?
Thankfully, there was a mini bench in the cubicle. The muffin worked perfectly at times like these to keep the kid hands and mouth busy. But somehow, the kid was more busy looking at his mother instead. *blush* hehehe

Yes baby, we're all changed and happy. Let's come back again with Daddy this time!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

2008 had been eventful

2008 has got to be my busiest year. A year of motherhood, a year watching your little one grow, taking his 1st solids, his 1st smile, 1st word, 1st step. All seemed like time has whizzed through too quickly.

Looking at his infant photos, one can never imagine how remarkable this tiny bean grew and emerged to what he is today.

Some of the things he can do nowadays: -

1) Recognises apple, bus, aeroplane and can name them too
2) Calls out Daddy and I've upgraded from Apple to Mama but still no Mummy :(
3) Understands A is for Apple and B for Bubble (no idea why)
4) Claps his hand, steps his feet and lift up his hands on cue when we sing "If you're happy and you know it"
5) Requests you to open anything that he wises - The door, the biscuit tin, your wallet
6) Says "No more" when he finishes his food
7) Calls Auntie & Uncle
8) Exceptionally good at throwing tantrums
9) Says "Ok" to your every requests as long as you offer him food (greedy boy)
10) Mistook cookie monster and calls it elmo

Have been awfully busy since 2009 started. To kickstart a brand new year with our boy, we buried ourselves in...

Ahh...frolicking in a sky pool overlooking the sea. It should have been a romantic escapade minus the third party. :P

Yes, we stayed over at Amara Sentosa over the weekend, thinking it was a good chance to getaway and bring our little terror for some activities apart from the routine weekend shopping.

I have come to accept that if we ever planned to stay overnight outside from home, it's NEVER an easy task. The list of "THINGS TO BRING" for a kid is unbelievable. To prevent myself from missing anything out, I started packing on Wednesday, bit by bit, until finally we get to set off on Saturday morning in FULL GEAR.

I was quite proud of myself that I had all things prepared and under control until I realized that I have forgot to bring the most important thing to capture these moments. MY CAMERA BATTERY!!!! -_- And so we had to resort to camera phone.

HOT HOT WEATHER deserves to have some ice-cream!

After a nice dessert, it's time to visit the fishes @ Underwater world

Due to a very major hiccup at the hotel, we ended having a very late check-in. Hence, we only managed to visit Underwater world & Dolphin Lagoon before Jayden dozed off.

And so, that was our chance to sneak out for the 'romantic' dip at the skypool! We were quite daring to have left Jayden in the room by himself but we were confident that he would nap for at least an hour so we made sure we returned back earlier. And true enough, Jayden was still snoring in lala-land when we returned and jumping on that chance, Dylan sneaked back to the pool while I had my shower and even took a short nap! Isn't what a relaxing gateaway should be? :)

Ocscar the mascot

The very next morning, we took Jayden for an early dip at the pool. The water was icy COLD! And being such a water baby, he refused to let the cold get into his play.

Even refused to let us hold him in the pool

Enjoying his chocolate muffin

And the best way to end our short outing is to have a nice warm breakfast after a good swim! :)

I must comment that Amara breakfast has quite an impressive spread and most important of all, delectable! Perhaps, we just may return back again!

Thursday, January 1, 2009

The last days of 2008

How did we spend the last month of 2008?


With the treat from Celeste & Kevin, the boys and the hungry parents feasted at Kuishinbo. We mistakenly thought that bringing a toddler to a buffet line was always a good deal. We were SO WRONG.

Jayden couldn't stop fidgetting in his seat, so he decided to frighten his quiet neighbour - Ziv. In the end, both sides of the parents had to carry their restless child on one hand, and hungrily gorged the food on another hand. We left the restaurant with a half satisfied stomach and a very messy floor for the staff to clear.

Our very exhorbitant ticket

Just before our flight...

This is our 3rd year and counting celebrating. We started off as couples, then married and now with kids. It's truely amazing how affinity can bring people together irregardless of the time spent.

I wonder how would it turned out in a year later?


To avoid the mad crowd in town, we decided to have our very own celebration in the comforts of our home.