While our New Year started off on a terrible note, our Chinese New Year certainly started off on a happy one. In fact, I think this was the best CNY I've had ever. Yes, even my nua
(do nothing but sleep by the pool) CNY holiday in Bintan with the girlfriend couldn't match up with the power
-ness of this year's activities!
CNY Weekend Day 1 (Saturday)
We spent Saturday morning sleeping in late. If you consider sleeping till 8.30am late. Although it was really a result of waking up several times through the night to pacify the twins, who since falling ill early this year has just been a mess when it comes to their sleeping habits! So it didn't really count.
Anyway, I disgress. We spent the rest of the day at my mom's. While the grandparents doted on the twins, Mr Eveel managed to catch an EXTRA long snooze while I managed to catch up on my reading ( I just couldn't put down the Steve Jobs Biography). Anyway, reading always trumps afternoon naps, I'll say!
CNY Weekend Day 2 (Sunday)
|Ipin happily being fed a fry by Auntie R|
We had a morning brunch date with R&R and lil Nikki at Bishan Park. Bishan Park is Singapore's Central Park. In my mind at least. And if so, our place would be equivalent to the most expensive apartments in Manhattan! Hur hur!
After delightful waffles, egg benedicts, coffee and a blueberry smoothi (for moi!) we walked around the park and let the boys lookse on the green green grass. They spent time connecting with mother nature, or rather sampling her smorgasboard of dried twigs, crisp brown leaves and fresh green ones. Anything they could get their little hands on!
|Upin showing his selection of dried grass and twigs to lil Nikki|
Late afternoon was spent at my grandmothers. It was nice to bring the kids around and bring some cheer to my grandma's old wrinkly face.
We, including my folks and my brother and his lil family, headed to Changi Airport Terminal 3 (T3) to walk around and check out the fun stuff happening there. Okay, we wanted to go to the beach, but it looked like it was going to pour, so T3 was a great option.
|Ipin posing with a very very gaudy-ly dressed up Merlion.|
The boys went literally nuts at the viewing lounge. I can't decide whether I like that the floor is carpeted. It does look all soft inviting and comfy, but seriously carpets can be nasty stuff. Uncarpeted floors are sooo much easier to clean. But then again, I have never been terribly particular about my kids cleanliness. Although stomach flu over New Year's did prompt me to review my parenting philosophy.
|Upin enjoying the space to crawl and climb!|
Anyhoo...we did meet a lady who was by herself, and he mini bible, who spoke to us and watched the kiddos play. She told my folks that we were a very blessed family. She could sense the joy and felt that we were prosperous.
That made me happy. I later told Mr Eveel that we had so much to be thankful for. We are certainly blessed.
(....to be continued)