Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Hari Raya Puasa Carnival

My sis invited us to her church carnival. Its my first time stepping into her church and gosh! Its huge! The funfair was held at their "ballroom" and I must say this is one of the most beautifully decorated/designed funfair I ever went. They have lots of creative ideas and games and all designed and done up by themselves (shall come to that later).

We first looked for my sis's stall and the kids were excited to see their aunt and cousins. They were each given some coupons (FOC) to go around. They tried their hands on decorating their own cookies and cupcake. See, even Nicholas is giving a try with the decoration.

Rachel tried on the chef's hat...

Nicholas and his ...erhm...decorated shark.

Rachel and her LOVEly cupcake...

This 2 belongs to Charmaine. She just loves doing it. I like her sweet.

While Charmaine was busy decorating her cookies, Rachel and the 2 boys went on the bouncy castle. See how motherly she is. She was protecting her little brother the whole time up there. Thanks sweet heart!

now shall introduce all the creative ideas I see there... The name of this is "Save Baby Moses!" They used the eggs tray and painted them. Green for grassland; blue for river; brown for desert. The kids were given balls to throw and only those landed on the blue coloured scored points. The highest scorer for that hour will win a big prize.

Then, the kids give a try on the mini golf but only Charmaine managed to score.

Nicholas and daddy team

The name for this game is "Sin No More!" and there were 7 bottles with the "sins" written on each one. The kids were supposed to thrown ball and knocked them down.

This "Hunny Pot Challenge" was easy game for them. All they need to do was to throw the ball into the pot and they allow little ones like Nicholas & Ryan to go right next to it. I think their objective was to gives away as many honey stick as possible! hahaha...What I want to bring to attention was that the entire board was own made..meaning they drew, cut and paste everything themselves! Amazing artist.

But the most creative and HOT one must be this...Angry Bird.

They uses thick stick to make the slingshot and the kids will fire the mini Angry Birds toy at the evil green pigs. Its tough but still kids were queuing to play. They have a simpler version for the young ones. All the young ones need to do is to throw the Angry Birds toy at the pig but still, my darling Nicholas had difficulty knocking down even one.

Consolation prize for the girls - Angry Bird badge. They are really crazy over this Angry Birds thingy...*faint*

Fisher of Men was actually "fishing" out the sweets with a tiny net. Look deceived. Its not easy at all but they were very sweet not to disappoint the kids by hand placing some into the net just before the time was up.

They have testimonials in between. A good way to share with non-believers in non-invasive manners. Besides games, of course there were food and drinks stall which goes out pretty fast.

Verdict : 8.5/10 The kids enjoyed very much and went home with bagfuls of sweets!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

His playing with words

Had this little conversation with my cheeky boy when we were on the way to his chess lesson. No discrimination here....just pure kid's innocent talk.

Nicholas: Why GM E speaks in a funny way?

Me: because he is from Russia. He is a Russian.

Nicholas (laughing cheekily): What!? You mean the people there always "rush" here and there?!! Hahahaha!!!

Singapore Museum - Art Garden

Visited the Art Garden today with the preschool. Ryan totally enjoyed every single seconds of it there! They were greeted by 2 baby elephants and the kids were given cute flower stickers to decorate it. Next to it was a big wall decorated with solar power mechanical flowers, clovers and bunnies that rock gently. Its very soothing to look at.

Next we went to the "Mummy Dearest" room which had a wardrobe of clothes, shoes and a big 3 tier cake for the kids to decorate and play dress up with. Next room was a creativity room where the kids uses their creativity and skill to form pictures using large coloured chips. Its not easy and definitely not for the kindies and below. But nonetheless, the kids enjoyed dropping the coloured chips into the columns.

Ryan enjoyed being in the "Paramodelic-Graffiti" room, a room which was filled with modular toy train, tracks, crane and animals. I must say its really a very interesting room.

Took a break in the reading library and Ryan spotted a book about elephants. Its his favorite animal for now and he enjoyed looking at the pictures and showing me how it spray water and how it walk (stomping from left to right in slow motion). He even chose a elephant picture to colour.

Rating for this trip: 8/10

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Ryan @ 28 mths old

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He now mimic whatever Nicholas did. Whenever Nicholas tells me about story about his eventful day, with his hands joining in the narrating, Ryan will stand next to him and tries to do the same and repeat the last word of Nicholas' sentence. Think its a good start to his speech. At least now he tries to "speak".

This month, we went to watch a play (his second play) - "Rocky, The Baby Panda" . This time he is more at ease and knows the rules. He sat still when the play begun and stood up to dance when they were told to do so. He even did the counting with the squirrels. He enjoys the play much better than the first and we even bought the book which is now his favorite book.

Whenever I read books to him and when we comes to the words "baby", he will tilt his body and lean on my hand in a cradle position. I think he is trying to telling me he is just like the "baby" in the story.

After showering him one day, I decided asked the little one which coloured towel belongs to him. Nicholas and him each have their own coloured towel. I didn't expect him to give the correct answer and so when he answered "white!" I was surprised! So to test and see if it's by luck, I insisted that the blue towel is his. Without thinking, he shook his head and said "blue...tor tor (nicholas)"

Both the school and us had started to train him to put on his own shoes. It took a long long time before he could put it on but still a good try. But whenever I'm around, he will insist that I put it on for him.


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