Saturday, December 27, 2014

Lunch and Shopping in KL

Lunch on our second day was a treat for Dim Sum in Ritz-Carlton Hotel by Ashley Kor-kor. They dropped by the hotel to pick us up and headed there in Uncle Dennis' car. As we got off the car, there was this petty Christmas tree. And we took a picture of you with Uncle Dennis.

After a yummy lunch, we headed to Starhill so that we could cross over to Pavilion. Before that, we took our customary picture at the chair. Here are the both of you posing in the chair. Ko-ko was very good with the picture, while you could not sit still long enough for mummy to take a nice one of you *sigh*

As we looked down at the other hotel lobby, there was a really large teddy bear with many more little bears in front of the Christmas tree.

We were just in time as the moment we crossed the street, it started to drizzle. Daddy who was pushing you in the stroller quickly ran to the nearest entrance so that you didn't get wet. Inside we headed to the center atrium which had the beautiful Christmas decorations.

We walked around a bit more, admiring the decorations and then did a little shopping. After that we took a break for coffee and desserts. Then we went back to the car and headed back to the hotel for a rest.

Friday, December 26, 2014

Our First Dinner in KL

We went back to the room for a rest and for Mei-mei to have a nap. Then we headed to the club lounge for some pre-dinner cocktails. There was some snacks too which you took and enjoyed the cheese selection most. Of course, you picked the blue cheese too. You went there first with daddy as Mei-mei was still sleeping. A few minutes after you both wen upstairs, she woke up, so we headed upstairs too.

After the snacks, we went down for the both of you to take a shower and were ready just as Ashley Kor-kor and Uncle Dennis arrived. They gave you both your presents and after chatting a while, we headed off to The Intermark where I had reservations for dinner at The Beast.

It was a lovely restaurant with good food and great service. Daddy ordered wine to go with dinner and Mei-mei shared Kor-kors dinner (eating her fish and chips).

After dinner, we took some pictures with the big sign saying "BEAST" at the front of the restaurant.
We headed back to the room for another bottle of wine and laughter with your Kor-kor and Uncle before they headed home. And we all went to bed after a long, long day.

First Day of Our Holiday

We woke up early to have a headstart on our travel for fear of heavy traffic on the highway. Before heading to the bridge, we had a detour to buy ang koo kuih for Uncle Dennis.
It was a rainy drive. But traffic wasn't too bad. Mei-mei fell asleep most of the drive down and we reached the hotel after getting a little confused by Waze. It was only just past 12 but we managed to check in to our room.
Since it was lunch time, we headed to the food court in the Convention Center which was right in front of Aquaria. Bought some food from the Fuel Shack. As usual, mei-mei requested for rice. So while feeding her with some potato chip, daddy went looking for some non-spicy rice.
After we finished with our lunch, we joined the queue to buy entrance tickets. It wasn't too long before we got into Aquaria. There was quite a large crowd. Daddy took Mei-mei out of the stroller so that she could have a closer look at the fishes. She sure had fun. First thing she did was to touch the starfish. Daddy got permission to lift it out of the water so that she could touch it. Some othe rpeople aso took the opportunity to touch the starfish as daddy held on to it. Then they went to look at other fishes while you took a look at the piranhas.

Daddy was showing mei-mei fishes and this was a conversation I overheard:
Daddy: See Evelyn? This is fish.
Evelyn: No..eel
Daddy looked over at me to see if I heard. And yes, she was right, it was eels. Now how did she know that??

Then I had to go down using the lift access as I was pushing the stroller with daddy's camera inside while he took the both of you to walk down the staircase. Got this picture of the 3 of you looking at the fishes.

We walked further and reached the travelator. This is where you get to go under the tanks to look at the fishes, sharks and many marine life swiming around. We took two rounds.

But when we got out the second time, it was shark feeding time and the tank was just outside the travelator. So we got stuck as there was a big crowd sitting and waiting for the feeding session. Daddy tried to help you get a view of the feeding.. by putting you on his shoulders. Gosh.. managed to catch a blur picture of you sitting on his shoulders. Could not hold my phone still as Mei-mei would not stand still. Strong daddy...

We finally quickly walk through the rest of the aquarium which was very crowded, stopped at the shop where you bought a new shark (since you old shark was not nice) and Mei-mei picked her pink fish. We had a quick stop which I had paid RM5 for at the Moon lab where you got to color on the paper and then see your artwork "swim".

Here you are coloring your shark:

And you are posing with your multi-colored shark:

And Mei-mei also got to pose with you and the swimming art works:
After that, we headed back to the room for a rest before dinnertime.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Little Artists at Work

Sometimes when you are both good, you can sit quietly and do something together.
See... here is a drawing of a snow globe with a Christmas tree inside. Mei-mei says her is the same thing as yours... what do you think?
I think you both drew a beautiful piece or art.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Where's Evelyn?

Can you spot her?

Christmas Tree Bully

Daddy was chatting with me about what you did:
Daddy: That naughty girl, she purposely knock into the Christmas tree with her ride on. Despite my warning to her not to do it.
Mummy: Then what happened?
Daddy: I smacked her on her thigh
Evelyn: Da-da kiss

When I looked at daddy, he laughed and admitted that he did kiss you because he felt guilty for hitting a little too hard. Not sure if was planning on admitting to kissing you but you let the cat out of the bag for him.

And of course, after that you continued to knock into the tree. Last Sunday one of the bulbs on the fairy lights even broke when you crashed into the tree. 

But seems like you are better behaved after that.

Updated (17 Dec): my mistake. You "crashed" into the tree twice last night!!

Saturday, December 13, 2014

A Belated Birthday Dinner

We decided onVia Pre which we haven't gone in a while. It was a good thing I made reservations. It was packed but I reckon we were given a nice table away from the crowd.
We had a great selection of food from the lobster pasta to share to the main courses we individually ordered to the wine daddy ordered for the night. You both had a good time with Evelyn behaving very well in her high chair and when she eventually got off the chair, she just played around out table and the long bench next to our table.

We then went home to complete the meal with the wonderful sliced cakes we had bought in the afternoon. Even Evelyn had a share of the chocolate cake which she obviously enjoyed:

Thursday, December 04, 2014

Happy Birthday, Daddy

Here are the both of you helping daddy blow the candle off the "Ice-cream Cake" created by Ko-ko. 
Happy birthday to the world's greatest daddy.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Evan's Phone

Hey.. looks like you've got your own phone now *grin*

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Evan's Model

A favourite thing for you to do is to take pictures of your creations.  So after building this car ramp from Evelyn's many Barney DVDs you decided to take a picture.
Like the car display at the malls, you also have a pretty girl modelling your creation:

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Choo-choo Train Ride

We went to Gurney Plaza today and daddy brought you to look your latest fascination, the Christmas tree. On our way to the new wing, we spotted something nice and interesting. 

I planned to let you ride with Mei-mei by yourselves.  But the man running the ride was worried Evelyn get afraid halfway during the ride. So he asked mummy to join in the ride but just paying for 2. But we paid for 3 to be fair to them. 

So here are the 3 of us smiling at daddy, enjoying ourselves:

Evelyn Self-feeding

As usual if mummy lets you have lunch, you will end up self-feeding. Today you fed yourself while I took pictures of you enjoying lunch.
Halfway through lunch, you said "chu chu tain (train)" before putting the spoonful of porridge in your mouth. This was something you picked up from Nanna when she fed you dinner over two weeks ago.  Seems like your long term memory is improving as I didn't expect you to remember that simple game she played with you to get you to finish dinner.
Love the way you eat your food, as if it's the best food ever:

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Haircut Again

As usual it was time for Ko-ko to have his haircut. This time, you also needed a cut and not just trim your fringe. The hair at the back is getting quite long and it irritates you when you eat... especially when the fan is blowing at you.
So many days before we went for your haircut, mummy had no prep you:
Mummy: uncle cut hair for you,ok?
Evelyn: ha (that's how you say "yes")
Mummy: will you cry?
Evelyn: no
Mummy: can you move?
Evelyn: no

But of course after asking too many times perhaps you got bored so you teased me back by saying "ha" with a cheeky smile.
I'm glad to say that you behaved really well during the haircut and you look very nice.

This is your before and after picture:

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Blur Case

Mummy picked you from school today. As you walked towards me, you realised that you had left your water in class. The teacher told you to take it tomorrow. So we went off.
Later when it was time to do your homework, you found out that it was not your water bottle that you had left behind. Instead, you had taken the wrong schoolbag! !!
So blur. Then again, I carried your bag to the car and even zipped up the bag and didn't notice the missing key chains on your bag. So who's more blur today?

Where's Our Lunch, Daddy?

Time to take some pictures while waiting for daddy to bring us our lunch.

Sunday, November 02, 2014

Craft Time for Evelyn

Finally got a little time with you to introduce a little craft work. You had found some stickers which we had bought when we were in KL.
So I took a piece of paper and let you go crazy with the stickers.  You were ok to remove most of the stickers but some 'little girls' got chopped into half as you did not remove them carefully and tore them.  As for the smaller ones they got stuck to your fingers and had problems sticking them to the paper.
You were certainly proud of your artwork as you quickly showed daddy the masterpiece. You even took my phone and attempted to take a picture of your work.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Taxi Driver

Need a taxi? Contact Mr. Ban the taxi driver.
This was the number plate you created which was complete with your made up mobile number:

A Halloween Party

This year Aunty Wooi Sin invited you over again for a Halloween party at her house for fun and games. You ate a light dinner of lor mai kai which Ah Ma had bought from Ipoh before heading over to Sean's houses. 
You very happy to wear back last year's costume. So here is our Bat-boy who's all grown taller from last year (I had to release all the folded part for the legs). Of course, the little girl had to pose just like you for me too:

Here you are with Sean in his costume: 

This years party was a smaller group.  Other than you two boys the rest were girls with 3 of them dressed in the Frozen theme. The night was filled with games and craft.
You even took over with a 'Treasure hunt' game, hiding the chocolates you had brought over to share with the kids.
We went over to pick you at at close to 11pm but you along with all the other kids did not seem to have enough of the night yet. After a lot of persuasion the party finally ended.
You went home for a shower and took some time to wind down from a night of spooky fun.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Halloween Hunt

Ko-ko wanted to have a Halloween hunt since we bought you both a pumpkin candy carrier. So after dinner yesterday, Ko-ko hid 5 candies (he was so kind he made it very easy for you to find them) while I hid 5 and made it difficult for him as requested. 

Here you are posed with your pumpkin:
Before Ko-ko found all his 5 candies, you already started to eat them:
And here are the two of you after the hunt:

Enjoying Each Other's Company

This is what we do while waiting for daddy to pump tyre pressure yesterday.  We went to so many stations because many had faulty tyre pressure pump:

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Happy birthday, Ah Kong

For Ah Kong's birthday this year we headed to CRC for dinner.  Before that,we had stopped by a bakery after music classes to pick up a few slices of cake.
The food as usual was great and we brought wine also. Finished off with a birthday song and the both of you helped Ah Kong blow out the candle.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Big Oh-wee

You are growing up so quickly.  From simple words you are joining 2 words. Last Saturday when we were in the car on the way to drop Ko-ko to school for Wushu you said "big oh-wee". I did not get what you were trying to say and only realised you meant "big lorry" when you pointed to a lorry. You can even differentiate between a car, van and motorcycle.
Yesterday you surprised us further when you answered Ko-ko "Mama got nennen" when he told you "Mummy has no more nennen".
I guess you'll talk even more when you start going to school.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Evelyn's 2nd Birthday Invitation

Since you seemed to like Elmo mummy decided to make an Elmo themed birthday. Here's the invitation card:

Evelyn's Birthday T-shirt

Since Evelyn's second birthday had an Elmo theme most things were planned with this in mind. Unfortunately the T-shirt I had ordered could not arrive on time.
So I managed to find Tesco selling singlets. And I printed out a picture of Elmo, traced on one and asked you to color it. You certainly did a good job.
Happy with the first singlet, you wanted to draw more but instead I gave you another which you immediately drew in without even using a pencil to draft.
After all was done you finished the job by taking pictures of your artwork too: