Saturday, October 29, 2011

MGS Funfair 2011

At the MGS Funfair...

This year, the girls' school held a Mega funfair to raise funds. Usually, its only for the girls and during school hours but this year, its open to public and a near full day event. The girls invited friends and relatives over and they remarked that its a very beautiful school...big, spacious, clean and nice... I raised both hands and legs in complete agreement!

The event took us months to plan and organize. I was in-charge of the Tattoo station and only managed to sneak out to accompany the kids for a while. The girls didn't need me to be with them...they had their own coupons (bought with their own pocket money). Hubby took care of the 2 boys and they love the train and the F1 most.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Marina Bay Sands...Here we come!!

16th - 18th October 2011

Exams finally OVER!!! Hubby got a room at Marina Bay Sands for 2 nights and the kids were all so excited to go. The kids couldn't wait to check out the Sky Pool and when they did, they went "wow"!

For the next 2 days, we swam there and check out Marina Square (hadn't been there for a long long time). Even went for a bowling summary, we all had a good break after the exam battle.

Nice view from up here...

Little one here just recovered from flu, so he only gets to play for a while...

The 3 babies with the sunset as a backdrop...

Playing with the camera mode... (Expressive mode)

A family photo...

Nicholas at the "baby" pool...behind was for the adults...

Ryan enjoying himself at the "baby" pool...

On the last day, Charmaine had to go back to school in the morning. Hubby brought the rest for a last dip in the pool before we check out.

Friday, October 14, 2011


He likes fixing puzzles, so we repeated the names of the animal as we fixed and he was able to say it after 1 week of "intense" training! Indeed, its easier to teach when they kids are interested in the "subject"

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Ryan @ 30months

His Speech

More recognisible words are coming out from his little mouth and forming short sentences like..."mummy, wait for me"; "Not yet, wait a while"; "how about that?"

But the most commonly heard sentence now is "Don't care about you!" . Whenever he is angry, he goes "don't care about you!"..even in his dream. This is the first time he said the sentence and everyone was surprise and amused.

When it's his tv time, he knows how to request for his channel. He will asked whoever was there "tv, 311" (playhouse Disney channel). Once I on 322 instead and he knew its not his channel and ask me to change to his.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Children's Day Chess Competition - Eastern Knight Chess Club

This is Nicholas' 2nd Chess Competition. Its small scale compared to the one that he had for his first. This competition is something special to the 3 kids as their 2 cousins and 2 good friends will be playing too. I must say they all played very well with Nicholas winning 3 games and drawing 1. He had played with this boy in the previous competition which he lost, so when he drew this time round, it was a big step forward for him!

As for his 2 sisters, they were paired with very strong opponents and their games were definitely much tougher. There was 2 games when Rachel put up a super good fight till the end. She was actually winning but due to lack of experience, she made a mistake and that's becomes the turning point.

Charmaine had one game unfairly ruled against her and she was so upset that she cried. She was supposed to win that game but the opponent played foul (a long story) and the arbiter gave him the benefit of doubt.

Though the girls were not in the top 5, they enjoyed themselves nonetheless...a break from books!

Nicholas got a special seat! hee..I though he would be too short so brought this blue cushion along to give him a boost!

Round 1, the girls were seated side-by-side.

Nicholas found a comfortable position to sit while waiting for Round 1 to start.

The game officially started with a hand shake. I loves this moment.

Its his first time doing recording of his game. I told him to record only the first 10 moves.

Round 2, Rachel was paired with this boy. Very strong but Rachel did well and gave him headache. She could have won but she was too nervous to realise her winning position and make a mistake, which became the turning point of the game. Lots of people gather to watch this game as it was really well played.

In deep thoughts...


Nicholas was very focus in this competition. He just needs more exposure.

Writing his moves slow his reflex which is good in a sense. This way, he will not moves carelessly.

My cheeky boy was paired with his cousin on the 6th round.

My tomboyish girl...what a way to "ah lian"

The kids were excited to see the trophies and medals. Nicholas kept asking if he had win enough to win something. (I didn't tell the kids that everyone will get a medal/trophy) So when his name was being called, he was so excited!

A photo with all the U-8 kids.

The girls missed the top 5 but they still get a merit trophy each (for top 10)... hahahaha...they are lucky cos there were only 9 under 10 girls took part in this competition. Anyway, Rachel was 6th and Charmaine was 7th.

A photo with their medal/trophy.

and their cousins...

and the girls' good friend, L.

A good game played by now its back to books again! hahahaha...exam in a week's time!


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