Saturday, October 31, 2015

Friday, October 30, 2015

our pumpkin carving night

did our annual pumpkin carving night

this year, little bb was more enthusiastic about the actual carving than the lighting up the candles...
he insisted on carving his own and wouldn't let me help him

would need to try bigger pumpkins next year
it was a bit hard to carve the eyes, nose and mouth.

and the ones done *professionally*!

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

sweet stuff

no need for dessert tonight....
this is what i received when i got home tonight

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

i'm 5 today!

this year, his birthday fell on a weekday again

i tried to get home as soon as i could from work
but it was still a bit chaotic once i got home
cuz we had to rush against time so that he could catch his bed time at 8

once i got home,
like a gust of wind,
we quickly cleared the dining table.

let little bb chose his little *cake*
(not surprisingly, he chose two, a salted caramel chocolate cupcake and a slice of hazelnut chocolate cake)

asked him to choose the candle
which took him AGES!
he couldn't decide between red and yellow
then changed his mind to green
then went back to red
then switched to pink
when he was almost settled with the color,
he asked whether he could have 5 candles.
then 6... then back to 1
and then 6 again

clock is ticking

we settled with five colorful candles...

i lit up the candles
and added the sparkling one...

as soon as the sparkling one started popping and sparkling
little bb said he was scared
wanted to run away

while we were trying to calm him down about the flames and sparkles 
(weird enough, it wasn't the first time we had sparkling candles),
brownie got scared...  struggled to jump off...
when we got him...
it was sugar's turn to be scared...

this "i am scared" thing went on for a few rounds
until we finally finished the birthday song...

we were all exhausted...

just in time for bedtime

Monday, October 26, 2015

Sunday, October 25, 2015

family portrait

we tried to do our family portrait at least once a year
at the same spot
but we always almost forgot

somotu doesn't like the professional one
when he thinks he could do just as well at home with the timer function of the camera

so these are this year's!

Saturday, October 24, 2015

a fun nite out with the grannies

don't let the fun end!

another round of celebration for our little man's birthday.
this time with his grannies...

after dinner at one of his favorite restaurants,
he chose to have a few games at the games place..

we usually avoid the place as much as possible
but seeing it's his birthday and the grannies were keen to join,
our whole gang went in
and had loads of fun...

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i (we) have never had so many tickets from playing these games!!!
we were all amazed with how well we did!  *laugh*
(actually it was really because of my brother who is always good at playing games)
but of course,
all of these just got us a little pen *laugh*

Sunday, October 18, 2015

our superhero is 5

unlike the previous years, i did the least preparation this year for little bb's birthday gathering with friends,
but i enjoyed it the most.

as i wasn't able to do as much preparation work as previous years,
we decided to have a gathering closer to nature.
with lots of green and fresh air...

after lunch,
we all went to the big lawn next to the sea to hang out.

cake cutting,
blowing and chasing bubbles,
playing baseball,
flying kites

while the children ran around
the daddies flew the kites
the mommies sat on the grass

with the sea breeze and fresh air
it was very relaxing and peaceful

many thanks to joanna for, once again, baking the cake for us!
she never fails to surprise us!!
it was a lovely superhero cakes
which receives a lot of compliments!

Saturday, October 17, 2015

glitters and glitters

loving my glittery shoes, new leggings and new tunic

Friday, October 16, 2015

picnic on the beach

today, little bb has his first picnic of the school year

unlike the ones with his previous school (which were usually held in farms and parks),
this one is on the beach!

sand castle building
water paddling

little bb was a busy bee going back and forth on the beach to fetch water for the sand castle

all the kids had a really great time and great sun tan (including the mommies *laugh*)

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Monday, October 12, 2015


....  for someone's 5th birthday!

Sunday, October 11, 2015

a boys and guys afternoon

went to a vintage car show with another friend of somotu who is also crazy about vintage cars....

spent quite a bit of time there just following the guys and boys around
(or so it seems to me, or anyone who is not-as-interested-in-vintage-cars... *smile*) 

little bb was equally excited and took my phone to take pictures the whole time...

these are all his *great* work of the day!
(except the first one)