Saturday, December 25, 2010

Lego Creator 3-in-1

The worst part (for me) when your Lego is when you want to change into something else. Really bad for my nails as I try to separate the parts for you! Arghhhh... my poor nails.
We found more creator sets and picked this one which can turn into 3 different types of car as your Christmas present. Right after you opened your present, it was time to start creating. And of course you picked the most difficult design. There was over 50 pages of instructions!! Good thing it was not my job to help you to build the sports car.

At long last you managed to build the car with minimal help from daddy. How long did this creator take to make? While the last creator set took you about an hour to complete building it, this one took TWO HOURS! I think daddy was more tired than you were building this as he had to watch you and guide you where necessary.

Presents on Christmas Day

I was still dead asleep when you woke up. Daddy had gone to golf but you were all excited when you woke up. Reason? It's Christmas Day and you've been waiting for a long time to open the presents under the tree.
Too bad you still had to wait for daddy to get back from his golf game as he wanted to be there when you opened your presents. Poor thing.
But you were quite well behaved and happily agreed to wait for daddy to get back from his game before opening and not once did you ask to open first.
Shortly after we got back from lunch, daddy also got home. He showered and at long last, it was time to open the presents. Before that, you had to pose several times before daddy got a satisfactory shot of you with the Christmas tree and presents. You were beginning to get impatient but we finally got a good shot:
And no it was not time for you to open your present yet. First you had to be the little assistant to distribute the presents to Ah Kong, Ah Ma and kakak before you finally got to lay your hands on your present (and rip apart the wrapping paper in record time!!).
Here you are all excited (can be seen with your tongue sticking out.. your current favourite way of indicating happiness).

Another Lego Creator set.

Friday, December 24, 2010

What We Did On Chritstmas Eve

Unlike other years, we had no plans for this year's Christmas eve and none for Christmas Day too. Ah Ma had mentioned the day before that she's be cooking fried beehoon for dinner on Friday (*gloom*). But our surprise when we got back, there was chicken roasting in the oven and Ah Ma was also cooking spaghetti marinara on top of that. Yummy!
Dinner was eaten early that day as we wanted to bring you to the (quite) newly opened Straits Quay to have a look at the Christmas tree.
We quickly got ready, waited for Ah Kong and Ah Ma to have a quick shower and off we went. First stop was to look at the Christmas tree. You weren't too interested in the tree surprisingly, but we did manage to get a picture before wandering around to see what shops were opened there.

We headed home and it was a good thing the traffic condition all the way home was not too jam yet. It was probably too early for the party goers still.

Merry Christmas!

Monday, December 20, 2010



.. McQueen. You started to call him "the 95 car" and finally managed to learn his name.

You are just crazy over him lately. You've got a t-shirt, a book (or two) and even a model of the car. And you know what he says after you shake it "Speed.. I am speed" or "The checkered flag is mine".
Looks like you are still crazy over cars as ever!!

I Love You

Sometimes you can be so sweet. It was just one of those days and we were in the car on the way out:

Evan: Mummy..
Mummy: Yes Evan?
Evan: I love you
Mummy: I love you too, sweetheart.

Evan: Daddy
Daddy: Yes Evan?
Evan: Close the gate
Daddy: *hurt* I thought you were going to say "I love you"
Evan: Yes, I love you too daddy

We had a good laugh... But you managed to placate daddy too...

Sunday, December 05, 2010

The Penang Bird Park

As Ah Kong and Ah Ma were only due to be back on Thursday evening and daddy had managed to clear off his calendar at work, we both took the day off to accompany you. We could not go too far as we had to be back for dinner to celebrate Tou-tou's 93rd birthday and we also had to pick Ah Kong and Ah Ma up to join in the dinner.

The night before I was trying to convince you to go to the Penang Bird Park. But you kept saying that you didn't want to go. You wanted to watch another movie, but there was no more movie suitable for little children. There was no showing even of Megamind 3D!!

So on Thursday you both woke up really late and after a little more convincing, we decided to head to the bird park. By the time we arrived at the bird park, it was close to 11.30am. And we were just on time for the show. So after paying for 2 adults, 1 child and 1 camera (yup daddy's camera needed an entrance ticket too!!) we rounded the corner from the entrance to wait for the show to begin. There was a school excursion of kindergarten children who were excitedly waiting for the show to begin. You on the other hand, was just waiting to go home. Sigh.. it's just like the last trip to Singapore's Jurong Bird Park. I had to persuade you to wait for the show. To be honest the show was not very interested, but you liked it when the birds swooped right above our heads. Before the show ended we wandered off to look at the many different types of birds in the park.
Waiting for the show to begin

We saw many beautiful and colourful birds. You even seemed to be trying to enjoy yourself. (or else suffer mummy's wrath??). Since you were unwilling to let daddy take any pictures, he changed lens to his telephoto and took some nice shots of the birds:

There was also some crocodiles but you were so afraid of them, despite being in an enclosure. You refused to go anywhere near them. So when we reached the back of the park where there was a BIG python, I warned daddy not to mention the snake in case you got a fright from seeing such a big snake.

We left after spending about 1.5 hours in the bird park as it was getting really hot and we were starting to feel hungry too. Lunch was yummy yam rice in Chai Leng Park, although I'd have preferred yam rice from BM.

A Little Drawing Time

I wasn't well on Monday so I was at home with you and daddy who was supposed to be with you continued to work at home instead. So what did we do? I had bought several pieces of mahjong paper (really large sized paper) the week before. So we decided to do a little painting.

Instead of painting outside like we did the last time, we painted in air-conditioned comfort as it was a little too sunny in that spot. So we set up the newspaper, the paint and the container of water and the drawing paper and you started to draw. Of course I was not excluded from this too. So we both drew for about ah hour.

Daddy took some shot of you posing with your artwork. You seem to love drawing so much. We've signed you up for art classes during this holidays. Ah Ma brought you to the first class on Friday and you loved it. I guess at least you've got something to do since you are not attending any holiday camp this long holiday.

Saturday, December 04, 2010

Happy Birthday Daddy

Daddy finally turns XX (censored) as we're not telling everyone how old he is. While he was off this morning, we woke up, had breakfast and made banana cupcakes as daddy's birthday cake. As we didn't have candles, we bought a pack and after a yummy dinner of Japanese buffet, we went back to have the most important part of a birthday "the birthday cake".
I tried to pick the nicest looking cake and you put the candles. You decided to put 4 candles for daddy (no he's not 40 years old today).

Oh yes, you also made him a "birthday card". Um, not able to take a good shot of the card so will post it up when I've gotten our "photographer" who is king for the day to take a nice picture of your artwork.
Happy Birthday to a wonderful daddy. Hugs and kisses from us both.