Saturday, April 25, 2015

saturday afternoon



it's been awhile since last we went.
with sudden changes to our saturdays routine today
we ended up going to the green lawn and playground at the back of the disney hotel.


we did some running around,
played soccer,
walked up the slides,
little rock climbing,
explored new paths....



don't know why this never dawn on me for the many times we have been here before.
but here we were today, playing soccer... little bb trying to *teach* me how to kick the ball,
i spotted this tree...  a perfect tree for 1st timers to do some tree climbing!

i did have to persuade little bb quite a bit before he would give it a try...
somotu asked why i have to insist...
i didn't say anything
but in my head, i recalled an article about the top 10 things kids should not grow up without doing...
and one of them was tree climbing..




running around the maze (am thrilled to find there are actually some holes for little people to shuttle through the maze!  it immediately reminded me of alice in wonderland!)








second to the tree climbing,
the best thing today was finding this *flum flum tree* of ours
while we were collecting twigs as our pooh sticks... 
its the best thing when you find things in the real world that resemble what you have read in books
*smile*

Thursday, April 23, 2015

my first soap making experience







had a fun time doing the piping and making tiny flower petals.
this is my first ever experience in soap making...
was a bit clumsy (as usual)
but thanks dear for watching over me while mixing the ingredients!

2015 easter egg hunt






one of the things we did during the easter break
was
our little easter egg hunt.

similar to last year, i prepared the eggs and hid them in the little playground at our place.
i didn't make the eggs this year.
instead i got some reusable plastic ones which can be opened.
i put little things like stickers, chocolate eggs, etc in each one.

it was a very sunny and warm afternoon
and the kids had a great time hunting.
*smile*

watching them running around, i was thinking i need to find a new place for our egg hunt next year...
they are getting a bit too big for this little playground (and also a bit too familiar with it)
*smile*

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

6 days in taiwan?!

somotu went out for dinner with his friends tonight...

strangely, little bb kept asking me why daddy is not home yet...
every now and then, somotu does go out for dinner...
so i found it a bit odd that little bb is particular about it tonight
then he said he wanted to wait for daddy...

when i thought he was finally asleep,
brownie and sugar went to greet somotu home...
little bb got up in no time and greeted somotu, "daddy!  daddy! daddy!"
"i miss you daddy!"

.
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.
.
.

he was finally back to sleep and i came out to the living room
our helper, with a confused look, told me that little bb said somotu went to taiwan
and will spend 6 days in taiwan
???!!!
"no, your daddy just went out for dinner.  will be back."
no, daddy really went to taiwan...
i really miss daddy
"if your daddy went to taiwan, why he didn't bring his luggage?"
auntie, you didn't see?!!  he put on two jackets, two pants and two pieces of underwear!
i really really really miss daddy
???!!!!!

then we asked somotu what did he say to little bb before he went out tonight.
as it turned out,
somotu told little bb about somotu's younger brother going to taiwan.
as for the 6 days, somotu thinks he got mixed up with the number of days we will be spending in japan in our upcoming trip....

we all laughed big time!

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

read a book or two





*his*
tonight, we read a new book

as it turned out,
i find the story a bit sad (maybe even depressing).

as we read the story,
i watched for his reaction.

obviously he wasn't as excited with this story as others (especially the colorful ones with lots of cars and trucks),
but at least he didn't say he didn't want to read it.

the only question he asked was
"where is mommy?"
there is no mommy in the story....  it was just dad and his son and daughter...
he kept asking and held my hand.

when we turned off the lights, 
he put his little arm around my neck, and held my hand.



*mine*
yes, i am quite shallow *smile*
this book, my true love gave to me, caught my eye because of the pink pages...
not just any pink, but a very pretty neon pink.
i am loving it as the short stories are whimsical and they are all about my favorite season, xmas!
i have wanted to finish the book over my xmas break last year but clearly, i am far from that.

over the weekend, i got myself two other books, actually one and a related one.
again, the book, wonder, caught my eye because of the illustration on the cover.
i had wanted to get this book but was a bit hesitant to read about the difficulties august has to face...
but i finally got it...

some of the precepts from the related book, 365 days of wonder:

*three things in human life are important: the first is to be kind; the second is to be kind; and the third is to be kind.* ~ henry james

*life isn't about finding yourself.  life is about creating yourself.* ~ george bernard shaw

*the smallest good deed is better than the grandest intention.* ~ unknown

*your actions are all you can own.* ~ flynn