Friday, July 25, 2014

Some sweetness for the weekend

Hello there! Another week zoomed by! Hope it was filled with enough of some things and lots of nothing. At least that's the way I like it.

I have been quite busy with a few exciting personal projects, which I'll share when I've progressed a little further along.

Our dog, Max, has been ill, since two weekends ago. He had a fever, his red blood cell count was low, and his levels were just not good. He is recovering, thanks to Richard's careful administering of the prescribed medication. He had a check up today and the test results were good. He is looking a lot more like his happy and active self, and we are looking forward to a full recovery over the coming week.

I will post a little more frequently next week. We will be travelling next week - ironically, that's actually a good chance to catch up on some backlog.

Ok, you all know what's next: it's the sweet stuff! This week's edition is the daddy and daughter combo. I hope you find some more sweetness over the weekend. Be good, be happy.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Some sweetness for the weekend

We've had a good week - lots of happy times, interesting experiences and quiet conversations. I'll try to get some of those moments recorded on the blog, hopefully! Ironically when life is full to the brim and there's so much I want to record and remember, that's exactly when I have a lot less time to devote to blogging.

Babydoll had a great time yesterday morning - she went to Tanjong Beach in Sentosa with her nanny's family. I'm told that she swam in the sea, picked seashells, tried to catch some fish, played with the sand and had a rip-roaring good time. Although it's not her first time at the beach, it was her first time swimming (quite far out) in the sea. One of her nanny's daughters, Caroline, is a children's swim instructor so babydoll was in good hands and, according to Caroline, babydoll was absolutely fearless. That sounds exactly right.

Ryan had a busy week - he had three auditions! Hopefully, he will secure at least one, eh? This afternoon, he is going out with Caroline for some playground fun at Changi airport plus some swimming. Over the past couple of weeks, he has been having some playdates with some friends from school and there's another one coming up next week. It would be safe to say that he's very happy, haha.

In these photos, babydoll is modelling the latest dress I made for her. I used a pattern called Debbie's Birthday Dress from Sewpony. You might remember this colourful fabric from these shorts that I made last year and yes, I still have some more of this fabric left! The back of the dress and the collar is a dark blue pinwale corduroy, which is also from my stash - I used it for these pants that I made for Ryan in December last year.

Babydoll is doing a good job with the modelling, huh? I wish I'd taken better photos in better light! Here's one more - little miss stylo milo showing off her killer stare! I keep looking at this shot and thinking - this is a two year old?!!

Are we done with the photoshoot, mummy? Let's start the weekend - yahoo!

Friday, July 11, 2014

Some sweetness for the weekend

And after all that cuteness, I know you'll love the next photo.

Hahaha! Have a great weekend!

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Flying high

I want to write about Ryan's experience on the Club Med trapeze today. It's not because he executed a spectacular trick while he was up there. Rather, it's because he was brave enough to try it. Okay, it wasn't the scariest thing in the world but I think, for a five year old, it does take some guts. He was the smallest and youngest one in the group and it would have been so easy to say, no I'd rather not try, but he didn't.

He climbed all the way up, following instructions to turn himself around on the ladder midway.

As Ryan was so small, he couldn't reach the platform from the ladder so the crew had to hoist him over. Similarly, he couldn't reach the swing and so they gave him a leg up onto it. They also gave him a lift off, as you can see from the next couple of photos, because otherwise, being so small, he would not have generated enough momentum for a good swing.

Ryan had two tries on the trapeze. He wasn't particularly impressed with it, I have to say. The next day, I asked if he wanted to have another go and he said he much preferred to go swimming.

Here's a video of the little guy in action!

We spent our last day in Club Med mostly in the pool. We even had a go at the water aerobics session (yes, dancing again!).

Our ferry back to Singapore was scheduled to leave in the late afternoon so we asked for a late checkout with a holding room so that Rachel could have a short nap after lunch. Richard stayed with her while Ryan and I went for a stroll down at the beach. When babydoll woke up, we checked out and made our way home.

It was my birthday that day and I was happy and content. It had been a wonderful trip - a great way to celebrate a birthday. 

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