Jocelle’s Graduation

Finally, my girl had her graduation concert today..

She was dressed in a Korean hanbok for her performance but went to the stage in her graduation πŸŽ“ gown first.. we were seated by the aisle so it was easy for us to take photos of her as she walked past..

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She started with a song for the teachers. Then we waited for her performance which was the last one before the finale.. according to her, their performance was placed at the last cos it was the best.. haha..

Before her performance, she had a short emcee stint but the file is too big to be uploaded here..

The item we had been waiting for finally arrived! I didn’t take video of the first part as it was the boys’ part.. we paid for the DVD so we could see the entire performance but I just wanted to focus on her…

IΒ had to agree that their item was the best! She danced so gracefully and confidently and I’m so proud of her!

After the finale, we took many photos of her with her friends and her teachers, it’s like she had just graduated from U… πŸ˜…

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It’s nice that the graduands were each given a graduation bear!

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P1 Orientation

This time round, the p1 registration was rather stress-free since my girl could register via Phase 1..

Before we knew it, it was P1 orientation.. Jocelle is rather adaptable so she was able to handle the situation rather independently.. she was to sit with her future classmates while the parents had to sit on chairs placed some distance behind the P1-to-be kids..

We tasked Jovan to take photos of his sister..

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As you can see, she’s not worried at all.. after the principal addressed the kids and the parents, the PD head briefed the audience about some school rules and some performances, the kids proceeded to the ISH for a workout session.. I went up to wait for her while hubby went to the classroom to do the paperwork..

She was able to follow the instructions rather well and she seemed to be enjoying herself…

 

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The man bought her uniform while I sent my boy for his enrichment.. Then, I let her try it in my staffroom when I got back…

Sigh.. They definitely looked oversized.. πŸ˜‘

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I’ll probably need to get someone to alter the skirt… πŸ˜…

I hope she’ll have fun in school next year and give me less headache than her brother did for the past two years…. πŸ˜…

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!! πŸ˜‰

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!

Jocelle is 6!!

My princess is 6 today! I made arrangements at work so I could have the afternoon free..

Left school almost immediately after the bell has gone. We stopped by NTUC to get some disposable plates and cutlery.. Hubby was home when we reached home.. We rushed to collect the cake after Jovan had a few mouthfuls of curry rice that he had packed from school..

I was shocked that the ice cream cake I collected was not printed with the Sofia the 1st designed that I had chosen.. I was very upset and worried that my girl will be upset as we brought her the Sofia dress that she had requested. 

[backstory] I’ve placed my order for a Sofia cake after taking some time to choose the design for the cake. While the staff was keying in my order, I changed my mind and told them I wanted design 2211.. The staff happily said they could change for me. After I paid and collected my receipt, I didn’t double check.. πŸ˜“ I didn’t realize that the design number was keyed in as 2111 instead of 2211!! Luckily 2111 is Stunning Princesses design which had 6 Disney princesses and not a Transformers or Spider-Man design!!

I was super upset and worried and the moment I saw my girl, I explained to her that I’ve ordered the wrong cake for her.. She didn’t show any signs of disappointment at all! Phew! What a relief! After that, we started getting ready for her celebration…   

    
    
   
After the celebration, we left Jocelle for her swimming lesson and brought Elyssa home with us.. She looked at us longingly and seemed to be expecting us to bring her home.. Haha.. We had to grant her the wish, right?

We rested for a while before meeting up with my siblings for dinner at Swenson’s again!  We ordered another cake for her and this design is the one I initially wanted!!

    
 We had an overdose of ice cream today! Couldn’t finish it so we packed the remaining cake home.. When I got home, I realized that I actually could have gotten the cakes at a 20% discount cos my two kids are both the Kids Club members! What a waste!! πŸ™„

Princess’ Ice Skating Party @ The Rink

We had an advanced birthday party for the girl last night.. I had been too busy at work to plan for this so I only started planning less than 2 weeks in advance.. 

Wanted to try POLW but there was no available slot this weekend. I was too late.. Tried searching and found that The Rink at JCube has a 2-hour party package. Since my kids had never tried real ice skating before and they’ve always told us they were keen, I thought this would be a good idea. One advantage is that it is indoor so we won’t be affected by the weather..

We reached the place slightly after 7pm but the car park was full.. An alternative parking would be at the HDB car park.. 

Anyway, once all the kids arrived, a party host gave them a briefing to teach them how to stand up when they fall..  They also did some stretching exercises..

   
The kids couldn’t wait to enter the rink! 

 We rented a few penguins for the kids who couldn’t skate..  

   

The kids had great fun at the rink with the supervision of a few of the staff.. 

 After about half an hour, we got the kids back into the party room for the cake cutting ceremony..

  

   
    

 After the cake cutting ceremony and some snacks, the kids hit the rink again.. We took a (dozen) group photo(s) before some of them left..  

 I think the kids had great fun on the rink while the adults had a great time chit chatting.. Overall, I think this is a great and cool venue for a birthday party!! The kids have been bugging us to bring them back again! πŸ˜‰

1st Ballet Performance!

We just received 2 notifications from Jocelle’s ballet school today.. The first is to inform us that she will be promoted to Grade 1 in Term 2  

The second one is to inform us that the school will be having their Annual Dance Performance in September.  

 For the past 2 years, Jocelle was always not keen to take part and we did not push her to take part as they were all scheduled during the September school holidays when we would usually be away on a short trip..

This year, the notification seems to be given much earlier and since the performance is based on my darling’s favourite Princess – Sleeping Beauty, we didn’t even have to try to convince her! She just informed us that she’s going to participate in the performance!! I can’t wait to see her performance!! 😊

The kids can cycle!

Last week, we brought the kids to cycle downstairs.. The training wheels for Jovan’s bicycle had been removed and Jocelle requested for hers to be removed.. Jovan was able to cycle for a few seconds while Jocelle was still struggling.. As we were meeting Emily for dinner, the kids didn’t have much time to cycle..

Today, hubby brought them down to cycle while I tried to clear some marking.. And yes, they finally learnt how to cycle!!

  
  
I remember I only learnt to cycle at 9! Jovan is only 7+ while Jocelle is 5+! Well done, kids!! Mummy is so proud of both of you!! 😘😘

Year End Concert

My dear girl missed 2 rehearsals for her concert because we were away on our trip for 13 days..

She just went for her combined full dress rehearsal yesterday before her actual performance today.. 

The theme this year was ‘Our Christmas Story’ so it was rather Christmassy.. I took a photo of her before she went in to get ready..  

We dropped her off first before we made our way home as Jovan did not bring his Kumon worksheets to do while waiting.. Jocelle completed all her worksheets before the trip while this procrastinator was way behind.. He only completed 3 or 4 worksheets per subject during the trip so he had a lot to catch up.. I think boys really have problems focusing! It’s so exasperating! 😑😑

Anyway, we went back to let him complete some of the worksheets before we went back to the concert venue again..

The concert didn’t start on time, which was a good thing as hubby took some time finding a place to park.. 

She did us proud as she remembered all her steps! She could really shake! I took a video of her item and another of her singing the school song of their ccc.. I’ll just post the latter here..

 
She could really shake well, right? Haha.. 

After the finale, we picked her up and took a photo of her with her BFF..  

We then went to have some sandwiches and a brownie as we all skipped lunch! 😝

Time flies and next year I’ll most likely be watching her graduation concert around this time.. I hope she’ll enjoy herself in the ccc in 2016 before she starts attending a real school!

11th Anniversary Gift

It’s 7 days late but he mentioned that there was no stock.. Anyway, I just received my anniversary gift.. He said this will be easier for travel..  

He did say Merry Christmas and Happy Valentine’s Day.. So I replied that we should probably not buy anything for each other on these 2 special days so that we can save up for our condo.. Hee hee hee..

By the way, I love it!! Thanks, dear!! 😘😘