The BRAND NEW Piggy Family

The BRAND NEW Piggy Family
The cartoon is by Piggy Daddy who is a full time educator and freelance illustrator. Anyone who needs freelance illustrations, please contact us! :)

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Bunk beds at last

We bought the modular Princess Emily beds for the gals 4 years ago. We have been planning to let the gals sleep in the bunk beds but procrastinated for a few years cos they were too young then. We let the gals sleep in separate rooms in their own beds previously.

Now that RA is in Pri 2 and RL in Pri 1, we decided to finally do it. The gals have been asking for double decker beds for some time while RL has always preferred someone to sleep with her. Since our condo will TOP in 2 yrs time. It will be a waste if we were to move without even giving the gals a chance to sleep on their bunk beds.

Since RA gets to sleep on the upper bunk, I decided to get curtains so that RL won't feel left out. This way, RL has her own cosy corner too. Tonight is their first night sleeping on bunk beds. So I paid $50 for the bunk bed installation, $85 for an additional guard rail and $80 for a set of chiffon curtains.

Not sure if they will fall asleep easily in their excitment. At least the air con is on. Hope that will help. :)

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

The Gals' Piano exams

Today, Raelynn finally went for her repeat Grade 1 piano exam. It took her another 5 months but I am glad history did not repeat itself. She was cheery and happy. She even made jokes to make RaeAnne laugh as RA was going for her Grade 3 Piano exam before RL and feeling butterflies in her stomach. RL also gave Cheh Cheh big crushing hugs. RA complained a bit and I think their squabbling did help ease the tension and stress a bit.

What made it work the second round?
Think the major factor was that RL got to do the exams together with RA. She had someone to 壮胆。
We booked 2 practice slots at Award Music studio so they were quite familiar with the place.
Raelynn has matured and grown more confident after 2 terms of Pri school.
Brought along little bribes and let them open the pressies once they come out of the exam room.

RA's heart was thumping fast before and after the exam. And RL made it through without any tears. In fact, RL she came out. She said she wanted to do the exam again. And asked if she can have the same examiner for her Grade 3 exam. She said the examiner was smiley even when she made mistakes. Long way to go, Honey. But I hope you can get your wish. Not sure how the gals will do as both admitted that they made mistakes for nearly all the pieces but I am happy with just a pass. Anything extra will be a bonus. Jia you gals!!!