Growth Chart for My Little Ones

Sunday, December 26, 2010

25 Dec 2010 - Christmas Day Gathering

I've organized a Christmas Day BBQ gathering at my place today. At around 3pm, I started setting up the BBQ pit that I've recently bought from Carrefour. Soon after, the BBQ food was delivered. We then proceed to setup the fire at around 5pm. The sky looks cloudy and we all prayed that it won't rain.

There were so much food for everyone. The food that we bought from BBQ wholesale (online) was pretty decent. As everybody was enjoying the food and atmosphere, it started to drizzle at about 7:30pm. We quickly packed up the food and brought them downstairs. Fortunately, we had already BBQ sufficient food for everyone.

My sis bought a log cake which was delicious.
The kids were running around at first but the moment I played Barney DVD, they all sit properly on my sofa and watched quietly.
The final program is gift exchange. Hopefully everyone enjoyed the mini Xmas gathering.

24 Dec 2010 - Outdoor Umbrella

We bought an outdoor umbrella for our roof terrace few weeks back and it was delivered today. When we viewed it at the showroom, I thought the umbrella is huge but after setting it up on our roof terrace, it seems a bit small to me.

20 Dec 2010 - Jerlene's first movie in cinema

Jerlene's childcare centre was closed for spring cleaning today. I took leave to accompany Jerlene and decided to bring her for a movie in the cinema. This was Jerlene's first time going into the cinema. She was extremely excited. We went to AMK Hub and bought a pair of Mom n Tots tickets. It's a current promotion from Cathay Cinema whereby for every adult ticket, the child got to watch for free. And yes, it applies to Dad as well. :-)

The movie that we watched is "Rapunzel: A Tangled Tale". I wanted to take a picture of Jerlene with Rapunzel's poster but can only find Yogi Bear...... :-P

We got a seat (double) at the back row and were ready for the show.

Jerlene managed to sit through the movie though half way through, she was sitting on my lap. When the movie ended, Jerlene suddenly cried as everybody started to leave the cinema. I have to explain to her the situation and finally calmed her down. We then went to the nearby library to return and borrow some books.

Jerlene and I had a great day out today!

19 Dec 2010 - Happy Birthday, 爷爷!

We gathered at my sis place today to celebrate Jerlene's and Javier's 爷爷birthday.

Friday, December 10, 2010

10 Dec 2010 - Jerlene's Year End Concert 2010

Today is Jerlene's childcare centre K2 class graduation and year end concert 2010. It's held at the multi purpose hall in The Grassroot Club. We reached the venue at about 12:30pm. Jerlene went with the teachers for some makeup sessions while we went over to Nanyang Polytechnics, which is just next door, for lunch. The concert started at 2:30pm but before entering the concert hall, we went to the dressing area and see if Jerlene was ready for her performance. She was more than ready........

This boy beside Jerlene is her classmate and also dance partner in today's performance. Both of them are the smallest (in terms of size) in their whole class.

The programme started with the K2 class graduation ceremony from the three branches of Intellect Childcare and Development Centre.

Following that will be what we were all waiting for, the performance from the various classes. Jerlene has been practising her dance for quite a while and finally today, she got to perform on the actual stage. Of course, this is Jerlene's first stage performance, which makes it very memorable. Below is a short clip of her performance.

Before the end of concert, all the participating children went up on stage to sing the song, "We are the World". The concert ends at about 5pm.

Jerlene has performed very well today and made me feel very very proud. Below is a picture of the future superstar and her proud daddy. :-)

5 Dec 2010 - Christmas Tree in our new place

It's December and Christmas is just round the corner. Everytime when Jerlene sees a christmas tree, she will become very excited. As such, I decided to take out our christmas tree in our store room and set it up. This Christmas will be our first in our new place. As usual, I decorated our christmas trees with lots of angel bears.

1 Dec 2010 - Jerlene's class photo 2010

Jerlene's teacher passed me the class photo 2010 when I picked her up this evening. Time really flies and Jerlene has been with this childcare centre for close to 2 years. Throughout these 2 years, Jerlene has grown and learnt a lot in different areas. I am quite satisfied with her development so far. Good job, Jerlene! :-)

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

28 Nov 2010 - Finally gotta play in the pool

Since we moved in few weeks back, everytime we decided to go for a swim, it will start raining. Finally we managed to have a swimming pool session late afternoon today, after a failed attempt just after lunch. Jerlene and Javier were having lots of fun, especially Javier and he refused to leave after almost an hour in the pool. We had no choice but to forcefully carry him out.

28 Nov 2010 - Tennis session

This morning, I had a tennis session with my brother-in-law and nephew. This is the first time I've played tennis in many many years. In fact, I should say, it's the first time I've exercised in many many years. Anyway, it's my first tennis session in my current place. This particular condo seems to be very focus on tennis. There are a total of 4 tennis courts and the website is all about tennis. It even organizes tennis tournament among condos at times.
Jerlene and Javier enjoyed running about and helping us to pick up balls. Great to have ball pickers....... :P

20 Nov 2010 - 爷爷

Whenever Javier sees me early in the morning or when I reach home at night, he will call me very nicely. But the thing is.....he's not calling me daddy or papa......he kept calling me 爷爷. Sigh.......though it really sounds very nice, it's simply not right. Everybody tried so hard to ask him to call me Papa, but all fail. If you ask him where is 爷爷, he will point at me! Also, whenever he sees me in a photo.....he will shout 爷爷.....爷爷!

Yesterday I thought I heard him called Papa but when I asked him to call again.......he went back to 爷爷! Sigh.......I gave up trying.......haha..................

Sunday, November 28, 2010

14 Nov 2010 - Sengkang Floating Wetland

The Sengkang Floating Wetland in Punggol Reservoir is a floating structure half the size of a football field - the first of this scale to be built in Singapore. The wetland links Anchorvale Community Club to the Sengkang Riverside Park. It was officially launched recently and we decided to go and take a look.

It's a long walk but surprisingly, Jerlene and Javier managed to walk throughout. Though the weather was hot and we were very tired, it's a good outing. There is something that kept me very puzzled.....why do kids have to tilt their head to express that they are pretty? Lol.....

13 Nov 2010 - Looks more like a house now

After weeks of unpacking, my "warehouse" became more like a house now. My sofa and dining set had also been delivered. So now we had a proper dining table to have our meals, and a comfy sofa to watch TV and play Wii.

The sofa that I bought is a recliner (both sides). Pretty comfy.........

In the meantime, we have converted the area below the staircase into a kids play area. Whenever there are kids visiting our place, they all love the play area very much and refuse to leave. However, my kids only got attracted to the place during the first few days. Nowadays, they hardly step into the area.....sigh....... 真是身在福中不知足........

Saturday, November 27, 2010

10 Nov 2010 - I'm ready, P.....MOTION!

Today, both Tracy and myself suddenly heard Jerlene singing a song but after listening to the words, we looked at each other and laugh.......where on earth did she learn such a song!!! This is what we heard......

Jerlene:"I'm ready, pass motion! I'm ready, pass motion! I'm ready, pass motion........"

We quickly called Jerlene over and asked her where she learnt the song. Guess what.....she said she learnt it from SpongeBob!!!!!! I suddenly remember we had the SpongeBob movie DVD and suspected that she may have learnt from it. And true enough, SpongeBob did sing the same song, but the words are slightly different.......below is the short clip.

It's actually...."I'm ready,PROMOTION!!!!"

7 Nov 2010 - Back to SSC splash park

In order to calm down Javier after he went through the "ordeal" (haircut), we decided to bring him to the Splash Park. True enough, the moment we entered the park, he stopped crying and went straight to the mini fountain.

We spent more than an hour in the park and Javier refused to leave. So we extended our stay there for another hour before we had to forcefully carry him away......... Our our way home, both Jerlene and Javier were so tired and sound asleep.......

7 Nov 2010 - Haircut nightmare

My dad and mom have been complaining about Jerlene and Javier's hair being too long for weeks. As we had been busy unpacking, we did not manage to find time until today. Actually Jerlene got her haircut yesterday at Hougang Point, which is just across the road from our apartment. However, the hairdresser said Javier was too young so refused to cut for him. As such, we had to find another salon, and the one that came to my mind is at Sembawang Shopping Centre.

We first had our breakfast at the food court. Javier still did not know what is going to happen to him........hehe.........

The moment we stepped into the salon, Javier started to sense that something is not right. He kept wanted to leave the shop and refused to come back in. When it was his turn, I had to forcefully carry him in, and that's when nightmare started.........

Once the shaver was on, Javier started to cry and struggle. Initially I had to hold onto his hand tightly. Then his leg started kicking and my helper got to hold onto his leg. With all his four limbs held tightly, he began turning his head around.........the hairdresser had to hold onto his head in order to shave for him. Fortunately, we decided to give Javier a clean cut (botak) so it;s so much easier. The entire process lasted about 20mins. Sigh.......why can't Javier like Jerlene, who can 乖乖sit there throughout the process. Maybe she knows after that, we will be a pretty princess....... :)

Sunday, October 31, 2010

27 Oct 2010 - iLight Marina Bay

i Light Marina Bay is an outdoor event to celebrate Singapore's nightscape. It is Asia's first sustainable light art festival that illuminates Marina Bay. We reached there at about 8:30pm. The nightscape was beautiful. The entire light artwork was spanning over 3.5km around Marina Bay area. With Jerlene and Javier around, we only stayed on one side of the bay.

As we were slowly walking towards Helix bridge, one of the staff told us that there will be a light show soon. However, we missed it as we did not expect it to be an indoor show. Fortunately, we managed to catch the last show of the day at 9:30pm. Near to the light show there was an artwork called the rainbow. Javier was fascinated by the rainbow lighting.
The light show called Hammerhaus interprets soundscape into light art projections, generating abstract sound and visual experiences for the audiences.

Both Jerlene and Javier felt asleep on our way home as it was pretty late.