The BRAND NEW Piggy Family

The BRAND NEW Piggy Family
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Tuesday, May 19, 2009

KP sale & Music

There was a storewide KP sale for GSS. Took the opportunity to go and buy the stroller hooks that I've been meaning to buy for the Maclaren stroller for a long time. Also bought a 'xylophone' for RaeAnne. This mummy keeps buying musical instruments for her cos I never had a chance to have music or piano lessons cos my parents didn't believe in such things.

Hubby has a flair for music cos according to MIL, his teacher actually told MIL to send him for piano lessons but he was already taking art lessons and taekwando then. FIL was not keen to send him to too many enrichment lessons, also cost was an issue as FIL was the sole breadwinner as a secondary teacher. Even now, hubby can bang out tunes of Chinese or English pop songs using RaeAnne's 8 key Fisher Price Grand Piano. Hope RaeAnne inherits Daddy's flair for music. :)

Sunday, when we were at TM, I especially let RaeAnne go into Yamaha to 'play' with the pianos/organs. She likes it so much. She keeps wanting me to carry her so that she can continue banging on the keys (the Yamaha shop was very clever not to provide any stools for the display organs). But I was too tired after a while and hubby didn't offer to take over as he wanted to go to the CD shop. Think I got to start looking for music appreciation lessons for RaeAnne since she'll be turning 18 mths in July. I'm sure Yamaha doesn't offer cos I enquired previously, before she even turned 1 year old in fact, kiasu mummy. :P

Some forum mummies were discussing on what kind of adult food they have allowed their toddlers to take. Some kids have even tried ice cream, coffee, curry etc. Till now, we don't dare to let RaeAnne try ice cream and packet drinks. Our rationale is ignorance is bliss, don't let her try, she'll make noise for sure but at least it's limited, distract with some other food she CAN eat but ok liao. But once she tastes it and knows the taste, there's no stopping her liao. As it is, she scream the house down if she wants something and we don't want to give it to her. Her favourite word now is "Beh Beh Beh". No, it doesn't stand for something as innocent as Bear, that's Bear Bear. "Beh Beh Beh" is her own short form for "O-PEN. A word I taught her, hehe, and she picked this up the fastest cos it's such a useful word to her now. :P

Oh ya, went to Challenger and decided against pre booking Sims3 ($74.90) because I'm not sure if I'll have time to play leh. :P Hiaz. Also checked out Canon Ixus 110 IS recommended by Jan forum mummies that it's fast and reactive, a Point and Shoot camera that is good for taking kids' photos. The salesman offered me $499 instead of $549, a 8 gb card, camera case but I'm more keen on the free batteries. Actually, I've been eyeing a DSLR for a long time, nothing can beat the DSLR in terms of shooting portrait shots (face in focus with blurry background kind of photos) but I'm also having doubts because with 2 kids, there'll definitely be a lot of things to carry in future, will I bother to lug a DSLR out and have time to take the photos esp when hubby is not a photo enthusiast? Duh... :P

3 comments:

icy said...

music appreciation lessons? seimpi-music offers it.I intend to let Xavier learn piano as he had shown interest. WIll let him start the appreciation art when he is 2 years old. White sand had a branch.

http://www.seimpi-music.com.sg/musicmind.html

Babeship send her #1 there too.

icy said...

website - http://www.seimpi-music.com.sg/musicmind.html

Piggy Family said...

Thanks, Icy. Checked out the website, White sands branch don't have the MIM Jumpstart for 12 - 23 mths. :P