Thursday, September 20, 2018

School 6th Birthday Party

Your birthday was something you had been looking forward to for a long long time. And this year for school, you requested a butterfly themed cake. Coincidentally, we had also bought a butterfly print dress. It was rather loose, but you were very keen to wear it. (The night before, I let you try it and got you to ask daddy if it was too big. You went down to check with him and told me "Daddy said it looks very pretty.." aiya.. that wasn't what I asked you to check with him. Anyways, you got your wish to wear that dress).
The next morning was easy to wake you up. Even your hairstyle was planned by you.
As usual, we dropped Ko-ko at school, then dropped you off at school. Then we headed off for breakfast and then back to school to wait for 9am to come (as requested by your teacher).
While waiting, we put the finishing touches to the cake: to decorate the cake with the pre-cut butterflies. 
And here is the birthday girl with the "Birthday tag"

And even had "Birthday Sunglasses"

The class sang the birthday song in 3 languages and they even said a prayer for you

You served most of your classmates the cake and even brought some for the other 6 year old class teachers.
Took a picture with your class teacher, Miss Varghese
Unfortunately, I wasn't aware that we were no longer allowed to give party packs. But Miss Varghese made an exception as you were also leaving the school earlier that year. 
These were the party packs which was had packed and labelled the weekend before for your classmates:

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Pancakes for Brunch

Since it was a public holiday and daddy was off for golf, we decided to make another round of pancakes. This time I doubled up the recipe. I had to use the mixer (which was a good choice) to whisk the egg whites and also to mix up the other ingredients.

When Ko-ko finally crawled out of bed, I had started frying up the pancakes.. but it was very slow. So he took another pan and helped me to fry them up. It was a good thing too, or else I reckon I would be standing at the stove for an extra hour if not for his help.

So, ta-da.. here's our pancakes. Had to go with honey as we had run out of maple syrup. 

Saturday, September 08, 2018

Attempt at Taking a Photo

We went to G Hotel for dinner to celebrate Ah Kong's birthday. After dinner, we stood around the lounge. I tried to take a picture of the two of you together.. didn't manage a decent picture at all *ggrrrr*

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Miss Octopus Goes to School

You requested to have your hair tied up as "octopus" i.e. 8 braids. It usually takes me about 20 minutes to tie it up. So I told you to quickly eat up your breakfast and have a quick shower. And we made it. Tied all 8 braids with enough time for me to get ready too!!

Even Mrs. Sebastian was surprised. She thought that I had tied your hair the night before... 

Friday, August 17, 2018

Evan's Awards Night

For the last day of school, it was the Awards Night for the school. No, you did not receive any award, but I hope that you had a good time learning and coping in the new school. Proud to say that you still played an important role that night, working in the back to take care of the sound system for the whole evening with your team.

The only time you made an appearance was for the finale, choir. Despite sitting quite up front, we could not get a clear shot of you as you were skulking behind your friend. 

We tried to see if you really did sing (you insisted that you did....), but that's fine. Just as long as you had fun. 

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Graduation Photo Day

After so many postponement due to the HFMD, the date is finally set for the graduation photos to be taken. I had asked Mrs, Sebastian the day before if it was a good idea for you to be wearing the graduation robes so early in the morning. She reassured me that it was ok as she would ensure all children are more well behaved on that day (so as not to dirty or worst tear the robes!!)

So here you are posing for my camera.. (it sure wasn't easy to get you to smile and look at the camera!!)

Aww... our little baby.. she's all ready to graduate from kindergarten. *kiss*kiss*

Sunday, August 05, 2018

Lasagna Night

Since Ah Kong and Ah Ma were on holidays in Vietnam, we had to cook dinner for ourselves. Afetr much deliberation, we finally agreed on having lasagna. It.Was.Superb!!
Overrunny lasagna.. so it could not hold form properly... complete with wine (for adults) and garlic bread

And of course, I had to take a picture of Evelyn's plate too

Look at the delicious, cheese-filled lasagna in the pan

Wednesday, August 01, 2018

Visitors from US

Aunty Pam and Uncle Sam made a stopover at Penang during their holiday in this part of the world. They stayed over for a few days before hopping on a plane with Ah Kong and Ah Ma to go to Ho Chi Minh city.

Here's a picture of us having dinner which was hosted by Aunty Jenny and Uncle Foo Seng. 

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Teacher-Hairstylist Evelyn

Ah Ma says that the first thing you had been doing when you woke up in the morning is to go to your playroom and to comb and style your toy's hair. Here's one of the hairstyle which you had created for your Anna:

And on this day that I am sitting in the room as you played (you have a wonderful imagination), you became your toy's teacher, teaching them English words also:
It is really cute to observe you playing teacher or whatever role which you want to be. You even know to take on different tone of voices to pretend to be each toy. 

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Attempted Weekend at Home

It was HFM season and many cases in Penang. So we tried to stay at home more than to go out as what we'd usually do on the weekends. Didn't really work. We ended up going out to the Pulau Tikus market in the morning... but we avoided the market. Instead while Ah Ma went to buy her things, we had a little "date" in the cafe/bakery:
Iced chocolate for you

Cappuccino for mummy

In the afternoon, we had to go to Jusco to buy some ingredients for dinner. So we ate lunch and then went to buy our things. You just had to take a picture with the elephant: 

And we successfully stayed at home that evening. Daddy and I prepared our "Japanese" dinner of Udon with Miso soup and of course, gyoza:

Monday, July 09, 2018

On Mummy's Actual Birthday

Woke up in the morning to find this surprise. Every year, daddy somehow manages to buy me a birthday card:

 Went to office and found another present, sitting at my desk:

Took an early morning picture of this silly face:

Daddy and I went for a celebration just the two of us, to mark my turning 4-0!!

Saturday, July 07, 2018

Early Birthday Celebration

My early birthday celebration was set on the Saturday. Daddy had booked a table at Il Bacaro, an Italian restaurant downtown. Problem was the day we picked to have dinner was ALL WRONG. Haha.. it was also Goergetown Heritage Day and the whole downtown (where dinner was) was super jammed with people. Daddy dropped us and had to search everywhere before he finally got a place to park his car. Didn't get to take pictures of all the food we ordered. They were all delicious.
Evelyn's margherita pizza

Squid ink lobster pasta

We went home and finished off the celebration with a little mango cake we ordered from our favourite shop.

Close up of the mangoes. Yummy... 

Sunday, July 01, 2018

Haircut for everyone

Daddy had his hair cut the day before but on the next day, since you both went in for a haircut, he had Uncle Austin to take off more of the sides so that there is a distinct difference (like the footballers.. yup, it's World Cup season). This is the outcome:
Mr. Grumpy disliked it so much

Missy as usual had her fringe trimmed

Daddy's didn't turn out as cool as Mr. Grumpy's hair

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Quiet Dinner at Home

We decided to have a quiet dinner at home instead of going out for our usual Saturday night dinner. We did not plan to cook, instead just bought and arranged the things we wanted. Only had to cook the sausages.  
Pre-dinner cocktail

Our platter (which kept getting taxed)

Wine with the platter. Match made in heaven

Little model had to pose with the wine too

Ah Kong and Ah Ma went out to buy burgers. So they came back and we shared our food also (bread and chippies and wine).

I'd say the happiest person would be Evan: the cheese monster. 

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Mickey and the Roadster Racers

You had heard from your schoolmates about the event and kept asking to go. So we finally went to Gurney Paragon for you to enjoy the Roadster Racers.

After doing a little shopping to qualify, we picked up the tickets and started the fun. 
Posing with the poster of Daisy Duck

"Racing" in the very "fast" racecar

Doing a little coloring

Posing with the props

Then it was time to pick up Ko-ko. We parked at the side to let him have some fun playing with his friends before picking him up.

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Little Ballerina

Our little ballerina had her first ballet performance. The shows were held in Penang PAC in Straits Quay. You performed twice, but since the first day fell of Hari Raya and Kakak was going out, we had to skip that show and attend the show on the second day. 

We were discouraged from taking any pictures, so I only have these from before and after the show:
Goofing around before the show starts

Finale.. group picture

You were so excited and kept trying to look out for us

The "White Princesses" taking a group photo

After the performance, we headed to Healy Mac for an early dinner. You even shared your "flowers" with me:

We're so proud of your performance. It was amazing. I could see daddy smiling (in the dark) as he watched you perform.