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Mother’s Day Celebration

Ryan @ 5 years 3 weeks 2 days

Lil B @ 1 year 3 months 2 weeks 3 days

Mother Day falls on the 8 May 2011 (Sunday). On Saturday, it was story telling day at Ryan’s school. This boy had been pestering me to attend the talk so he could attend the story telling stations.

That morning I drove him to the school at 9.30am. There were like 8 or so story stations, each with their respective interesting story. We took a tour to all the stations. While I was trying to get Ryan to choose a station with any of his classmates in it, he chose to attend ‘Barry, the fish with fingers by Sue Hendra‘ story station with no one from his class in the group at all. I even tried to dissuade him from joining the Berry Fish station but this boy of mine was determined. The moment he stepped in, he made friends. I peeped at him from the window and he was socially interacting with kids from other classes.

Many times, I think I’m overly protective. In many occasion (school, enrichment classes), teachers complimented how sociable and outgoing Ryan is and that he could make friends with just anybody. I guess it’s time for mommy to learn how to let go….

Since Ryan chose to go to the school’s story telling day, he would have to miss his Art Class. Darren attended his Kindermusik accompanied by Daddy again while I stayed in the Ryan’s school for a talk on ‘The Gift of Story Telling’ by Judy Shaik, a popular story teller in town. A talk by one of the best story tellers in town proved to be captivating. She kept the session alive and interactive. Great stuff.

That evening, MIL had a dinner to attend. I wasn’t in the spirit to go out as I was tired, lazy but mainly not hungry. I’m fine with just tapao or skip the dinner but then hubs suggested we should at least go somewhere near for dinner. So, off we went.

We had  dinner at Zun Kitchenette


My little B… forever with food

Lil B with spoon (food) in hand again and the big kor kor acting ‘cool’ after Daddy asked him to smile for the camera

That night on the way back after dinner Ryan asked me when exactly is Mother’s Day. “It’s tomorrow, Sunday” I answered. I asked him “Why you want to know?”. He said cheekily “I won’t tell…. you…… It’s a surprise………..I will do it when you’re sleeping…..” All of us in the car couldn’t helped but burst into laughter at the way he answered.

Both my boys are early riser. They usually wake up around 6.30am, latest 7am. What normally happens on a weekend is they will go to the play room accompanied by Kakak while I catch up on some sleep. By 8.00am, that’s the usual time I wake up.

On Sunday morning, I was still in bed and Ryan came running to my room and said… “Mommy, Mommy.. I made you a card… It’s a wedding card. You and Daddy here (pointing at the pic). I went down to pluck some flowers and stick them here, Mommy… ”

I pierced through my eyes and saw the card… it has a picture of Mommy and Daddy, some flowers sticked on…

I suggested him to go finish his drawing, get him and Didi in the picture as well and color it. Ryan asked what color I like. Without much thoughts, I said rainbow. Ryan dashed back to the play room.

Half an hour or so later, I walked to the playroom and this is what I saw

OMG… I could barely see anything now. The whole picture is colored rainbow. *faint*

Chuckily Ryan asked me.. “Mommy, it’s rainbow color, it’s your favourite. Do you like it?” (he was still holding the 7 rainbow colors pencils in his grip). I told my boy “I love it! It’s the most beautiful card in the whole world“. He smiled and continued coloring…. :D

The others are art and craft from school (the surprise card he hinted to me earlier) and a flower craft he made in BaoBei class.



The next day, we went to Pik Wah Restaurant for dinner. My mom loves their Sharks Fin soup. The restaurant was packed with families celebrating the same occasion. Luckily we booked in advance thus able to have our lunch in ‘peace’.


Ryan showing Por Por the card he drew. Por Por was beaming from ear to ear. He actually drew Por Por with him and Didi holding hands. Mochi is in the pic too. Ah Yee was jealous she wasn’t in the pic. :P *I had forgotten to take picture of it*








the above was shared during the story telling session inconjunction with Mother’s Day. It was taken from the book ”Love You Forever by Robert Munsch“. I swear I was holding back my tears when the teacher was reading the book aloud. A book that all mom should own… Good stuff!


We Watched Rio

@ 5 years 3 weeks 1 day

The first time I brought Ryan to the cinema was before I gave birth to lil B. That was back in 2009 Dec. How time flies…

His second movie was Toys Story 3 back in June 2010.

This time, I brought him to watch Rio. Ryan truly enjoyed the show this time. We both had a good ‘bonding’ time.


My cheeky boy

Ryan is 5.. part 2

cont from here

2) The Birthday Bash at Critterland

We contemplated whether to have the party at Kidz Zone (Damas) or Critterland @ The Heritage. After weighing the pros and cons, we decided to go with Critterland eventhough their package was less attractive as compared to Kidz Zone.

I started planning for the birthday about a month earlier but the hands on preparation only intensified 2 weeks prior the big day.

Ryan had wanted an Ultraman theme but since last year was already Ultraman theme I turned his request down. He chose Spiderman as his second option. :D

Here’s a collage of photos from the birthday bash. Our star of the day was extremely happy despite an initial set back when the ballon sculpturer we engaged failed to turn up for the event (yea! bad bad service!!!). Nevertheless, the joy and happiness being surrounded by family, both sets of grandparents, friends, schoolmates made up for the slight glitch. In total close to 40 children and I lost count the number of adults joined us that afternoon. The kids went wild, so did the adults. :D


bday collage 4

bday collage 1

bday collage 2

bday collage 3


Thank you everyone, especially Tony for the priceless pictures…..


3) The third birthday installment – Family celebration

We left Critterland at about 6pm, after spending almost 6 hours at the playland. Yes, that’s crazy but since it’s his birthday we allowed him the utmost fun. Daddy and family had left around 4pm so it was just me and a few other classmates around.

We had a simple celebration again the next day. It was just a simple family dinner at Pek Wah Restaurant. That night we blew candles on the cuppies we reserved yesterday.

Happy Birthday my baby…


Ryan is 5

@ 5 years 2 weeks 6 days

Where should I even begin…

Ryan celebrated his birthday 3 times this year.

1) First celebration, at the kindy

The school has an unique rule. They only allow one day in a month for birthday celebration. So kids’ whose birthday falls in the same month will celebrate on the same day, if you wish to organise anything for the birthday kid.

This year’s April birthday celebration falls on the 11th April (Monday). It never occured to me to plan anything for this day. Afterall, there was going to be a big birthday bash for the birthday boy 5 days later. Nevertheless, on the Friday before 11th April, Ryan asked if he could celebrate his birthday in school. I thought of turning him down but my boy, he’s always able to sway me away to his will. So, I said yes. With just the weekend left, I scrambled to find him a nice cake. I had wanted to try Wondermilk’s cuppies. So, on Sunday we drove down to Uptown and got him these. There weren’t many selections available because we were there too early and the freshly baked ones are not ready. We had to make do with those ‘pack in the box’. Ryan chose the design (because of the silver sugar beads as toppings) and I thought they looked awesome. They actually taste great too. Thumbs up!




In the hall. Everybody sang birthday songs. The school arranged for cakes for birthday students


Ryan and his mates


** Read about Ryan is 5 (Part 2) here


Ryan’s Typical Week

Monday – Friday

7.00 – Rise and Shine

8.00 – 12 noon – School

1.00pm – Reach home, shower and lunch. Sometimes milk too.

Whole afternoon: Homework / Free and Easy

6.00pm – Dinner

6.30pm – Outdoor activities (lately he’s into bicycling)

7.30pm – Bed time stories

8.00pm – Sleep baby sleep….

Saturday – Sunday

Saturday is one of mommy’s busiest day. Ryan has Art class in the morning followed by Darren’s Kindermusik and Ryan’s swimming at 4pm. Come Sunday, it’s usually more relaxing. Basically it’s just chil and play all day for the kids if we opt to stay in.

** Ryan has E-nopi twice a week (45 mins each), Mandarin Lesson 3 times a week, Art Class once a week and Swimming once a week. Hectic? Hahahah I think so. I’m tired from the chauffering but he seem to enjoy every session of it. At times, when I threaten to pull him out of any of the class, he will show me the sour face and say ‘Mommy, 你乱乱僵化 (Mommy, Nǐ luàn luàn jiānghuà). That seem to be his favourite phrase now when he wants to show his dissatisfaction at me. And yes, lately he’s been speaking a lot of Mandarin with everyone. I’m pretty impressed with his progress just 8 months after signing him up with BaoBei. Literally from zero to fluency now. Mommy is so proud of you, baby.

Last Tuesday Ryan was absent from school due to an eye infection. Since his infection was not serious, we decided to go ahead with our prebooked movie “Rio”. It proved to be a wise decision as the movie was so good that even the noisiest kid in the whole town (Ryan) could sit still throughout the show watching and listening intently. Double thumbs up.

Some camwhoring outside Signature @ Gardens. We bought 2 tickets for 3 May 11.55am matinee show. We were the 2 out of 4 movie goers in the whole cinema. Love the bonding time.

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