Birthday Weekend 2016

This year, my birthday falls on a Saturday.. But since the kids got an invite from Becky for a sleepover at Festive Hotel on 27 May, hubby planned something on Friday night..

He had actually made a reservation for dinner at Loving Hut at Joo Chiat but since the kids had piano till 5.45pm and we had to drop the kids off at Festive Hotel, we decided to shift the dinner to Sat.. So we ended up having dinner with Denise, Wendy and her hubby, as well as the kids at the Korean Food Street at RWS.. A wise decision since we didn’t have to rush and there was a good variety of food which were yummy!

These were some photos Denise took.. The kids were definitely well entertained!After we sent Denise and the kids back to their room, we went on an atas movie date on Friday night.. Hee.. We went to Vivo Gold Class to watch X-Men: Apocalypse..

Hee..As I had MTP on Friday, I dozed off at one point during the show.. Hee.. But fortunately I didn’t miss much.. I find the show better than Civil War and of course much better than Batman Vs Superman.. The storyline was much better and it was action-packed! The show ended after midnight and when we reached our car park, hubby handed me my birthday present.. I kinda guessed what it was but the box was heavy and big so I was not very sure until I unwrapped the box.. It was another Apple toy to add to my collection! Hee..

Cool, right? Hee.. I couldn’t wait to explore its functions but I was too tired after a long day so I just charged it for a while..

Of course I had to wear it the next day when I met up with Denise, Wendy and the kids the following day at USS! The kids were well-fed before we met up with them..

We had a long and tiring but fun day at USS and decided to upgrade to season pass!

The kids wanted to swim with Becky and her classmate at pool at Festive Hotel but we didn’t have much time as the upgrading to our season passes took a while.. In the end, we let them take a dip in the pool for about 15min before we made our way home to shower..

We then made our way to Joo Chiat and along the way, all of us dozed off except the driver.. Hee.. I think he was trying to keep himself awake too.. Poor man!

There was quite a variety of food and we over ordered again.. 😁

The kids had kids’ meal vege penne which they both loved and a clear garden soup which we found quite bland.. The kids’ meal came with an apple juice too..

We ordered their Royal Satay ($12.90) to share.. It was good and very filling!I ordered Tomyum soup ($12.90) which was yummy!! It came with a bowl of rice which I couldn’t finish.Hubby’s Penang laksa was rather disappointing though.. Hubby also ordered a coconut drink to cool him down..I was stuffed but the kids insisted that there must be a cake on my birthday so we ordered a slice of chocolate cheese pie.. They even asked for a candle! Hee..

Had a good time this birthday weekend and I’m counting my blessings every day to have these lovely people in my life! Happy birthday to me!! 😉


Mother’s Day Breakfast

Got an invitation from the girl’s ccc to attend a Mother’s Day breakfast on 6 May.. Event was from 8-9am and it’s only open to K2 mummies..

I decided to try to apply for time off since it’s an exam day and there would be no teaching and I would probably be involved in invigilation duties only.. Girl was enthusiastic about this and since this is the last year for me to take part in the event, I decided to try my luck.. And I successfully applied for time off! I didn’t want to take the whole day off since I had to stay for common marking in the afternoon.. Just had to be back by 9.30am..

Girl was very excited.. Kept telling me she wished every day was Mother’s Day! She told me we would be making sandwiches together but I didn’t have to lift a finger as Teacher Lorraine was the one who prepared the sandwich.. 

I was given a crown which was colored and cut by Jocelle.. Then I was served a cup of milo.. Glad to see Zining’s mum as we could chat.. Haha.. We took some photos before we had our sandwich.. 

Then I got a card from my dear daughter.. 

I guess she’s one fortunate girl who has been to many countries at a young age.. So much more fortunate than me! I’m glad she’s appreciative!

She was very happy and was busy taking videos and even selfies while I chatted with ZN’s mum..

We then took a group photos before I left for work..

It’s a simple affair but I’m glad I could make it and make my girl happy! 

Happy Mother’s Day to all the wonderful mummies out there!

Forest Adventure @ Bedok Reservoir

Brought the kids to try out the obstacle course at the Forest Adventure at Bedok reservoir today..

We thought we could only let the kids try the Mini course since we didn’t prebook online before we went.. The mini course cost $15/child and the child can go through 3 rounds of the course.. It looks really mini and the obstacles were like the Wet Maze we tried at Adventure Cove last week..

Hubby asked for the Kids Course which cost $34/child for an hour. Luckily for us, the kids could go for the 4.30pm slot.. It was about 4pm when we reached.. We observed how other kids went through the courses while waiting for our turn..

When it’s almost time, the kids went to the starting point for a briefing.. Look how attentive they were..

Then, they put on their harnesses and were raring to go!

img_3385img_3376img_3370img_3358img_3354img_3367At the end of the course, they got to try the zip line which I think is their favourite of all!

They took about half an hour for the first round, mainly because of fear and unfamiliarity.. The second round was faster but Jovan who was the first in the line was still not as agile as Jocelle.. He said he had to focus! Haha.. Before they tried their third round, we asked Jovan to let Jocelle go first, which was a good move cos Jocelle was practically ‘racing’ through the course.. She even managed to go for a fourth round! Although there was time for Jovan to go for another half round, he decided to stop.. Guess he was tired.. Haha..

For $34, they got to try 3-4 rounds.. I think it’s quite worth it.. The kids enjoyed themselves thoroughly.. They were even energetic enough to cycle around the park for about half an hour..

I guess it’s a good place to go to if you want to build your kid’s confidence.. We saw a few crying and holding up the line but the instructors were ready to give assistance to those kids..

Do bring some insect repellent or patches along as the mosquitoes were practically feasting on my blood!