Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Annual Concert Day

On the 17th October 2010 marks the first concert for Elizabeth. Her kindy had started practice few months ahead for that one night performance. They even did a full dressed rehearsal I think a week before the concert. Her class performed a russian dance.

Elizabeth with her makeup on. How's mommy's skill?

When the concert was just around the corner, she reminded us many times to "go and see me dance". Finally the day came and she fell sick instead. But it didn't stop her from dancing. She was still adamant to perform and remind us to attend.

So I put on make up for her and sent her off to her kindergarten. I saw all her girl classmates in black heeled shoes. Then I asked her class teacher and found out that they were suppose to wear that. Ding dong! That rang a bell. Now I know! No wonder she was telling me that she wants a 'kok kok' (high heeled) shoe like Mei Xin's. And I thought it was something she just wanted. I told her some other time because she didn't mention that it was for the concert.

We rushed her to a nearby store and bought a cheap one for her with lacy socks too. She nearly miss the bus sending them to the concert venue. Phew!

A shot before going up the bus

The poor little dahling had to go to the concert on a bus with her friends first. I was worried that she would throw up in the bus. Parents were supposed to be at the venue later at 7pm because the children have to do a final rehearsal there first before the concert start.

We were one of the early ones to arrive and got a good seat. Joseph also kept us busy chasing him around and feeding him to distract him. Finally it was Elizabeth's class' turn to perform and we just had to allow Joseph to play with some other children otherwise we won't be able to catch Elizabeth's performance. Fortunately, the lady who sat next to me said her daughter will take care of Joseph and play with him.

It was a proud moment for both of us. I can see that Yap is also beaming with pride. I had tears in my eyes also. Seeing her perform makes me so touched and proud even though her steps were not perfect. She is perfect in my eyes.

So shy on stage after finishing the performance.

Reciting a poem.
Sorry no dance picture because I was busy taking the video.

We didn't stay till the end because seriously she smelt like a garbage for throwing up twice before the performance so we had to remove her from that place. ;) I'm still proud of your sweetie for pulling through the performance despite being smelly.
Yeay! I survived it!

Most of her makeup was gone.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Of Arts And Such

Lately, I've been in the mood to do artsy stuff with my daughter when I can find the time especially when the other cheeky one is asleep.

Looking at the manual while waiting for the wet plaster to harden.

The fairies waiting to be painted and glittered.

My friend gave this Glitter Fairy Mould & Paint as a gift to my daughter. So we decided to try it out. She has been reminding me many times to let her do it.

Full of concentration until her lips are so pursed.

It's not bad. Quite fun to do. It's not perfect considering it's painted by a 3 year old. Of course touch ups done by mommy. But we had a great time. Two of it became badges and the rest are sticking nicely on the fridge door.

The end product complete with glitter and a happy preschooler.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Swan and bunnies

Things I do to entice my daughter to eat her fruits.

An amateurish swan. Cut my skin I tell you.

Some bunnies made out of grapes and apple.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

A trip to Genting

Before this post becomes a long overdue post again. I better do it soon before I forget. Last two Sundays ago (3 October), we made an impromptu trip to Genting. I have been pestering Yap for the longest time ever and finally he said ok.

It wasn't the first trip for Elizabeth but it's the first for Joseph. Although clearly, Elizabeth doesn't remembers her last trip to Genting.

After preparing Joseph's porridge and the baby bag, we started our journey and reached Genting I think about 11 ish. The road wasn't that winding like last time but I had a driver who likes to make sharp turns causing Joseph's car seat to lift up slightly and I freaked out. Had to tell him many times to control. Not only that, Elizabeth started to feel queasy and many times she made sounds as if she wanted to vomit. Thanks to her, the driver started to drive better. Ish.

Finally we were at the peak and after finding a parking spot, we made our way all the way to the entrance of the theme park. It's quite tiresome considering we have two kids, one to push in a stroller and many flights of stairs or escalators to go through. By then, Elizabeth was already getting excited and suddenly she don't feel sick anymore. And when we did finally reached the entrance of the theme park, suddenly I realised I couldn't find my mobile phone. Oh, dear Lord. I started to panic and we had to go back all the way to the car to see whether I had left it in the car or not. Yap was already getting impatient. He decided to go to the car park with Elizabeth and told me to wait at a spot with Joseph. Finally he came back with good news that I actually left the mobile phone in the car.

So after going through all the hassle, we didn't bother to go back to the entrance of the theme park but only just go to First World's theme park. What a bummer. We bought the tickets and the first ride was the Merry-go-round. I was worried that Elizabeth would chicken out. She's quite a timid girl. But thankfully, she went on it anyway. She actually enjoyed most of the rides we went on and most of the time asking for a second round or third. The only part she was scared was when she slide down the slide in snow world because it was so slippery.

Joseph didn't went on every ride as he was asleep. But he did enjoy the rides he went on too. He enjoyed walking also. On and on and on. He doesn't know how to stop walking. We had to force him back in his stroller sometimes when he gets to hard to handle.

It was a nice short trip with the family for the first time. Everyone enjoyed themselves and seeing the kids happy is the best part of the trip. The good news is that Elizabeth can still remember about the trip until today because she is older now and I guess the trip was a memorable one for her.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Craft her day

Her leperchaun


Little bro is awake already!

This is long overdue post. I finally did a craft activity with Eliza on Malaysia Day. It was like a tiny project to do with her. Had to hunt for the stuff and find spare time to start the project. So this is her first craft project and we did have fun quality time together. Had to plan it nicely and wait for her little bro to take his nap first then only the project can start.

I was so excited and anxious that I didn't take photos of the progress and only took some photos after it's done. Eliza and I was proud of her end results, although I helped her quite a bit. She still doesn't know how to use the scissors. But she managed to paint the plate and stick the hat, eyes..etc.

Looking forward to another craft project with her..:)


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