Saturday, September 21, 2013

Mid autumn festival at Gardens by the Bay

Since I do not work on Fridays, I try my best to bring the kids to some kind of fun activities on that day and this week, seeing that it's still considered mid autumn festivals period, off we went to Gardens by the Bay.

I love the luscious city garden.  It's huge and frankly quite a windy and pretty spot. The super trees are awesome and I find the skyway bridge not too scary and yet sufficiently impressive for kids. 

So off we went. We drive there and parking was easy since we arrive around 6:30pm before the crazy crowd came in. We managed to walk around the gardens and took some silly photos.

After which we went straight for the skyway bridge.  We loved the view up there and since it was F1 weekend in Singapore, we could even caught a tiny glimpse of the cars racing by. 

The boy acting silly as usual

Showing us how strong he is. 

Well, right after the bridge we walked to the Meadow Gardens area where the lantern festival activities were.

There were beautifully lit fixtures everywhere. 

It looked even more amazing after night fall. 

By the time we finished walking around and had some dinner from the stalls that sold food, it was close to 8pm. Normally the kids sleep at 8pm except on Fridays and Saturdays when I allow them a little more leeway.  Anyway, it was late so we made our way back to the carpark. 

At the entrance of the Flower Dome was a big backdrop so we took some obligatory photos. 

The kids had a wonderful time but we were all exhausted by the time we got home.

When I was putting the boy to bed, I told him I would only stay for a short while as I'm tired and needed to go to bed and he say "you can go now if you really need to sleep!" Ohhhh. :)

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

We attended a fun and beautiful wedding as a family

I personally love weddings! And surprising, the kids too. When I told them that we were going to a wedding, they got all excited, especially the girl.  Being the girly girl that she is, she asked if she could wear the Christmas dress I had bought for her. Well, since Christmas is still so far away and I might end up buying a couple more dresses before its December, I agreed.  She was absolutely delighted.  As for the boy, he was all happy to be in a shirt.

The colour theme was yellow and green but unfortunately neither the kids nor the husband had those colors in their closet so it was up to me! The bride has specifically requested that I wear a particular yellow/orange dress I have and of course I obliged. 

The wedding party was a light hearted relaxed fun! The couple are young and fun-loving and the wedding totally reflected that. 

Us as a family, having fun with the props.

Kids having fun with Anne, one of my ex-colleagues at the wedding.  She is amazing with the kids and they love her too. 

Kids having fun in the little garden area with Anne.  

We had such a wonderful time. We wish the wedding couple years of happiness and love! May they seek to love, understand and care for each other for the rest of their wonderful life as a marriage couple. And of course, have lovely kids too!  :)

Friday, September 13, 2013

Trip to the dentist

It's time again for the children's annual visit to the dentist. We go to the Kids Dentist at Camden Medical Centre and the two little ones never have any complains or fear of the dentist. In fact, they both adore their dentist, Dr. Rashid and his team of dental assistants.

Today, Laetitia was first to have her teeth checked. Well, a number of her adult teeth are out and we learnt about the things to be careful about. We are also reminded that it is better for an adult to help with the brushing as much as possible. It is also important to make sure that when we brush, we should focus on ensure contact on the tooth to properly remove the plaque. And at the same time, we were also recommended not to use children's tooth paste as there is insufficient fluoride to protect the teeth. The dentist recommended Elgydium.

So here's Laetitia getting her teeth cleaned. 

And now it's Loic's turn. It is his first time going for teeth cleaning! And he was totally well behaved, he did not even move or flinch one but during the cleaning. :) I was told to be careful and check Loic's teeth as his teeth are tight together and there isn't much space between so we are unable to tell if there's any decay there.  We would have to floss his teeth regularly as well. 

Well, all is good for now and we be back next year!  :)

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Sandcastles by the beach

We were going for dinner at ManaMana beach club and while walking along the beach, we came across these beautifully made sandcastles.

The kids were amazed at the extensively made sandcastles.  It was really quite well done in my amateur opinion.  I would be glad if I can achieve even a small segment of what was presented on the beach that day.

Check out how nice they are.... while ignoring the silly face that the boy was making.  I cannot believe how he would pull a face everytime when I ask him to take a photo now. 

The kids asked how those sandcastles were made and requested to go to the beach one day to build some of their own. Well, I'm not sure if we could even build one anywhere similar to those we saw, but we'll try! 

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Rentrée 2013

Yay! The two months of summer holiday is finally over and the kids are going back to school.

This year their school implemented a new rule, uniforms are now required! Finally! This makes life so much simpler for me. I don't have to go around looking to buy suitable clothes for them all the time as it gets worn out.  

The boy has rather sensitive skin and I'm pleased that the school actually selected "Chateau de Sable" as their supplier for the school uniforms.  When I went to buy the uniforms for the kids, I was glad that they had selected one Chateau de Sable's well know "softest cotton" range.   And I really liked the designs too.  It looked good for both the girl and the boy.  There were also options for a skort and top or a dress for the girl and cargo or normal bermuda for the boy. 

Here's the kids on the first day of school (la rentrée)!

Have fun in school kids!  :)