Thursday, November 06, 2014

Primary 1 Orientation (Kiefer)

Our number two is entering the formal education system next year! Time flies.
We attended the Orientation programme at the school last week and well, being Kiefer, he fit right at home!

 That's him! Running off to class with his classmates!

Both of them will be in the morning session next year. I think logistically, it will be better for us. At least evenings will not be such a mad rush anymore! However, I think there will be more nagging at home trying to get this small fry to do his work. Plus, he is such a scatterbrain and I think we'll need a huge board to write all his schedules and spelling days down!!

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Life's full of unexpected happenings...

Loads of stuff happened over the last 2 months. And I can't seem to catch up on my sleep/ rest at all. It feels as though we keep slamming against waves, over and over again.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Taipei 2014

We took a short vacation to Taipei this March holidays. It was fun because it was a new country for us and surprisingly, the boys really loved it. The most curious thing was that Kieran was so adventurous in his eating habits this trip as he tried almost all the street food that we bought!

Day 1: Arrived in Taipei
Arrived at Taoyuan Airport and from there, it was an easy transfer by bus to our hotel near Taipei Main Station. The ticket booths are just situated right when you walk out of the airport. We took the Kuo Kwang transportation and it was only NT125 per adult all the way to Taipei Main Station.

That evening itself, we headed out to Ximen and tried the street foods there. And Kieran surprised us as he was really adventurous and tried everything that we bought. From the 臭豆腐 to the Oyster Mee Sua!

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

What is IT, Kieran!

At dinner, and as usual, he's running about and taking a long time to finish up.
Kiefer: I spy with my little eye, something white.
*trying to get me to play*
Me: I spy with my little eye, something pink, Kiefer!
Kiefer (with the usual cheeky look and voice): hee.. smacking!

After dinner:
Kieran: Mummy, I need the other one! (referring to what he needed to pack in his school bag.)
Me: What other one, Kieran!
Kieran (distracted on the iPad): the other one!
Me: What the other one? If you don't tell me, you'll just get into trouble tomorrow!
Kiefer (exasperated): WHAT IS IT, KIERAN?!!
Kieran: orh... the math book...

He constantly amuses and surprises us at how fast he catches onto things. He is observant and aware of what's going on around him. Sometimes sneaky too... Very adorable babe (tho' I might be bias, I'm his mum!)

A picture from earlier, small fry was so happy that Kieran was home that he ran out and gave him a big hug the moment Kieran stepped off the school bus! <3 p="">

Funny faces

The many funny faces of the boys.. all captured in a day!

Monday, September 16, 2013

Bangkok (June 2013)

This is really a very, very late post. We've been so busy lately that this is one trip that I didn't compile the photos of this trip into a photobook.

We didn't quite know where to go for our holiday and since our very good friend is residing in Bangkok, we thought we would go there for a holiday and visit her (and hubby and her cute little boy) as well. Initially, we thought that 5 nights in BKK was going to be too long, but it seemed like it wasn't quite enough!

Our friend drove us down to Pattaya beach on the first day. It was a long 2-3h drive but it was fun while we were there! We had lunch under the umbrellas and Kiefer went on the jet ski.. TWICE!

This is my friend's cute little boy. He wears the hand-me-downs from Kiefer and he looks like a little Kiefer! Kiefer adores him!! 

We spent the next day at Safari World. Again, it was a long drive just to get there, but really worth it. The safari park was a self-drive park and we could really get very close to the animals there. This park has a fairly good variety of animals but what's impressive is that quantity of each type of animals they have. The Safari World boasts the largest collection of giraffes in the world. They had many lions, tigers and 5 walruses. They even had Canadian Black Bears! I'm not too sure if the bears are doing well in such a hot weather though. The kids had the chance to feed the giraffes bananas that we bought by the bucket (though again, I'm not too sure if that really is a good idea for the giraffes). It was a good experience for the boys to have such an up, close and personal experience with the animals.

The boys probably had the most fun at Kidzania while we were in BKK. They had fun working all sorts of job but it was really darn boring for us adults. We had absolutely nothing to do. Hubby and I took turns to go do our shopping. He went off for a couple of hours to get his shirt tailored (Boss Tailor, Nana) and when he came back, I took off shopping at Siam Paragon.

While we were in Bangkok, we just had to do some historical sightseeing. We took a day trip to Kanchanaburi JEATH War Museum and took the train over the death railway (Bridge over River Kwai). I've been there years ago and it was good to bring the boys back again. It is just a little look at how WWII affected the lives of people, how the POWs lived and the sheer number of soldiers who died in the war. I'm sure they took a little bit of awareness and empathy with them when we left Kanchanburi.

We took a 2 hour ride in the train that crosses the part of the original Death Railway. The train went really slowly and we could see the original wooden tracks and how close we were plastered to the side of the mountain. It was a nice windy ride. We enjoyed having the wind in our faces we we sat in the rickety train.

We'll probably visit Bangkok again. It's a nice, near enough getaway with sightseeing and shopping all rolled into one. :)

Sunday, July 28, 2013

In whom I can trust

As part of the church's (and kindy's) outreach, the K1s had a short performance during the morning service today. They sing In whom I can trust. I love the beginning where the kiddos closed their eyes, and I really felt God's presence then. I loved how Kiefer took this performance really seriously and performed all the hand signs to perfection.

Here's the song, enjoy.

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Losing more teeth

Updated (13 July):  the 2nd front tooth came out too. Now truly BOGEH!

Front tooth on his left came out. It was pushing on the other front tooth such that it is also dangerously shaky now. It'll probably come off at the end of the week and he'll be a true bogeh by weekend i think!

21 Jan - bottom center
28 Mar - bottom center
11 Apr - bottom left
12 Apr - bottom right
8 Jul - top front (left)
13 Jul - top front (right)
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