The BRAND NEW Piggy Family

The BRAND NEW Piggy Family
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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Yet another staycation

We did another staycation with the gals over Xmas weekend. This time at Changi Village Hotel. We were supposed to join the CC's KL Kidzania tour but that got cancelled due to poor response. Since it was the Xmas boxing day weekend, it is difficult to make alternative travel plans without paying super inflated rates so we decided on another staycation again. Our 3rd one in this last quarter. But the last time we stayed at Changi village hotel was in 2010 during our photoshoot with the gals with Bambini. Our maid was still around back then. A lot of changes at the hotel now. The Retreat spa has moved so they are taken over by Stella Wellness Centre. Really not as good. Rooms are refurbished but I can't really tell the difference.

It rained the whole of Day 1. So we ended up taking the free hourly shuttle to the airport for some respite. The gals did the Mickey Clubhouse Bouncy castle so they were happy. Day 2, the weather was good so hb brought the gals to the roof top pool while I got to enjoy a 45mins massage. We went cycling after that since we were given free 1 hr bike rental. But it started raining after just half a hour. zzz.

Day 3 we brought the gals to the pool again. Then showered and had lunch before checking out at 3pm. This time we tried a lot of eateries that I have been wanting to try. Jacobs café, our old favourite, Chock full of beans and The Coastal Settlement. :)

Saturday, December 6, 2014

K2 Graduation Camp and Growing Independent

RA had her K2 camp at cc yesterday. She was excited to go, happily packing her luggage and looking forward to seeing her best friend Caleigh again. I think I had more separation anxieties than her. I wondered if she will be ok. When I heard that she and her classmates were at Swensons Tampines after they watched Penguins of Madagascar the movie, I went to the restaurant and see if I could get a glimpse of her. But the waiter told me that they just went 15 mins ago.

When hb updated me that he saw the whole group outside Starbucks waiting for their transport, I rushed there again. I saw the big coach bus but all the kid were already onboard the bus. Luckily their teacher saw me so I did get to wave bye bye to RA. Hb and I were bringing RL to watch the same movie (since she whined and cried that RA was going on a school camp but she can't), my HP's battery was dead. I especially bought a power bank to charge it on the go so that I won't miss any calls, knowing that the cc teachers will call to inform that the kids have safely reached the school.

This morning when we went to pick her around 830am, she still wanted to play with her friends. I checked with the teacher and she slept quite well from 10pm to 7am. We decided to go for bf and run some errands so that she has more time to catch up with her friends, some who have withdrawn from cc but especially came back for this camp.

Got to admit that RA has grown up. She is quite independent now. Able to go for camps without Mummy being around. She sleeps in her own room now too. Cos RL has finally agreed to give up her baby cot and slept on her own in a big bed on 17 Nov. So, I just need to tuck both gals in bed, close the doors and leave them. So my me time starts much earlier. We have been waiting in the room for them to fall asleep for the longest time. Didn't think there will truly be a day where they can sleep on their own but it has finally happened. Not a myth anymore. Haha.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Raelynn is 5 years old!!!

My little baby has grown so much n today she turned 5. She finally agreed to stop sleeping in her baby cot on 7 November. It has been her security blanket for so many years. Managed to convince her by promising her her own big study table like RaeAnne's.

Since we already celebrated in school last week, we had the whole day to spend with her. More like 2 days cos i planned a staycation n took 2 days leave. It is also dec hols n we are not bringing the gals overseas this hols.

First stop pf our 1 day tour, Daddy's school. Hb has been promising to bring them to vjc for the longest time. But he is too busy during term time n the sch is closed on weekends. The gals are intrigued by the treehouses in the campus but too bad that's under renovation.

Then we went to ECP for some cycling. Was trying to find the V skate board for RL. but the inline skating shop was closed so we cpuld only rent ordinary bikes. Hb n i tried teaching the gals to cycle with little success. Luckily a helpful daddy gave us some v useful tips. Another daddy was not as nice when RL nearly bumped into his son's stationary bike in the middle of the pathway towards the bicycle track. He said we have no right to be there. Grr....

Hot n sweaty, we went to Grand Mercure Roxy hotel to check in n showered the gals. More like a soak in the bath tub. Their all time fav staycation activity. The hotel was nice to upgrade us to deluxe room n give us an extra bed foc.

We were lucky to win some shopping vouchers during our last staycation at Katong Village hot. So we went to Katong V shopping mall for lunch n ice cream. The gals eent to ho2t indoor playground since we had the last 2 play sessions left.

Then we went to PP for dinner n came back for an early night for the gals. The next morning, we went for a swim at the hotel pool. Then we had lunch again at Katong V mall to use up our shopping vouchers before checking out of the hotel. :)