Monday, October 29, 2012

A Happy Halloween

I just can’t wait to post this one; the Halloween party has left so many good memories in our heart.

It was my neighbour Chui Lee who suggests having a Halloween gathering; by “rotation”, it is my turn to hold the event in my house. Of course, I was more than happy to take up the baton.

This was our first Halloween Party as all of us were very excited. To suits the theme, I’ve put up some decorations and request the kids to come with costume!

It was pot-luck style. To spice things up, I also arrange some games like Spooky Story Telling, Treasure Hunt, Memory Game, Mystery Bowls and Pumpkin Bowling. Yes, it’s all related to Halloween.

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The kids had so much fun participating in the activities (obviously, the prizes make them happier). The parents were busy taking photographs and enjoy the chat-time with each other.

As a host, I’m so contented that this mommy-chatting-kids-playing session is well received; at the end, they all bring home the extra foods, with a lot of smiles too.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

“Happy” Toys

Without releasing it, Sarah already has so many McDonald’s toys in her collection.

Actually she seldom bugs us for the food; quite opposite, it is the Happy Meal toys that “entice” me to bring her there.

I really enjoyed seeing the smiles on Sarah’s face every time we walked into the place; she will wait earnestly at the ordering counter for the toy (not the food).

She’s only allowed to eat fast food after turning three; so looking at the 20-something Mc D toys, it average down to about 1.125 times per month, and hope this doesn’t make me a bad mommy.

Monday, October 15, 2012

She’s still trying…

Dora the Explorer
It was by chance I saw the advertisement from Nickelodeon that there is a Dora story-telling session held at the MPH Subang Parade. Sarah was so eager to see the mascot although she felt a bit scared when the big Dora appeared in front of her.

But she surprised us by insist that she could take photo (all by herself) with Dora without my company!

She even so brave that she voluntereed to answer a question from story-teller to get a prize. 

We went to the story-telling session again in the subsequent month (for a difference story); we think it’s a rare occasion for Sarah to see the Dora “in real person” than in story book.

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Meeting with clowns would still be her biggest fear!

Sarah went to her classmate’s birthday party. She totally freaked out the moment she saw the clown inside the house (although she knew in advance); she tried to hold back her tears but she’s just overwhelmed.

We really thought she will have an unpleasant evening but things turned better; she manage to calmed down and later started played with friends. She ends the night by taking photo with the clown. Yippie!


Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Mid-Autumn Festival 2012

Happy belated Mid-Autumn Festival to all of you!

What a joyous Mooncake-fest we had this year; with the “duo celebration”, one at neighbour’s house and another one held at my parent’s place.

At Chui Lee’s house…
Celebrate the day with neighbours and their kids were a memorable one. This was the first time we organized such event and it turned out delightfully; the adults were (busy) chatting and the kids play late into the night…at the end, we were already planning the next gathering.


“月亮圆” lead by the host of the event

At Parent’s house…
I have set up a tiny fire pit for the kids with carrots, cucumbers, rice and oranges. This real life cooking experience was the first for Sarah and I enjoy seeing her squatted down tirelessly for hours in playing the “masak-masak” with her cousin and the neighbour’s kid.

Of course, we’ll never forget to light up the lanterns and enjoying the foods. I can tell everybody is enjoying the bonding.

Mooncake-fest is all about togetherness; celebrated with families and friends are what give us the real joy.

“Lantern Walk” with her friends.