Monday, September 19, 2016

Singapore River Safari

Our initial plan to visit the museum was cancelled due to the F1 race event held at the city area. Hb decided to bring them out for a few hours of fun at the River Safari instead. No doubt we have brought the kids to the Singapore Zoo a few times but this was their 1st visit to the River Safari.

We purchased our tickets via online in order to get 25% discount off the usual price. Of course, it will be cheaper to join their membership plan if you wish to visit there often. Check out their website for more info.

We reached there around 3 plus in the afternoon and spent a few good hours over there until the closing time. The weather was not too warm and it was not as crowded as what I was expecting. All I can say, the kids had fun and they wished to come back and explore the Night Safari the next time round.

Nice to meet you!

The kids were fully equipped with camera phones and video camcorders.

Potential future blogger or director?

Kissing "fishes"

Our boat ride!

A short video on our maiden trip to River Safari!

We did not know that the tickets we bought included the normal boat ride and accidentally paid extra for this Amazon River Quest tickets. In the end, we tried both different types of ride and the kids loved the Amazon River Quest ride. Make sure your kid is above 1.06m tall to meet the minimum height requirement.

River Safari
80 Mandai Lake Road
Singapore 729826

Friday, September 16, 2016

YS turns 11

YS's birthday coincides with the school holiday every year, so its the usual celebration within ourselves. However, when I found out that he had to go back to the school for his Chinese enrichment lesson during the school holiday, I took the opportunity and asked if he wanted to celebrate his birthday with his classmates. My initial plan was to bring a cake and let him celebrate with his classmates but I guess he was too shy and rejected my idea.

So 1 week before his birthday, I happened to pass by Cedele with the hub. I love to eat all sorts of cakes so I stopped by their cake section and looked at all their selection. We sampled some cakes and decided to order one for YS's birthday. We held the celebration at a Japanese casual dining restaurant since the birthday boy loves Japanese food.

Dear YS,

Happy Birthday, son!

Gosh! Sometimes it's hard to imagine that I have been your mommy for 11 years. You are growing real fast and I can imagine you are going to be taller than me very soon.

I guess your love for reading is one of the things that I do not have to worry about. So often that I have to keep reminding you to read in moderation in order not to affect your revision schedule. Besides growing up to be a knowledgeable person, learn to take things easy and not be like a "kan cheong" spider. I hope eventually you will learn how to take everything in your stride and make the best out of every situation. 


Monday, September 5, 2016

The Slimy Project

So what's the hype about making the slime?
I am not very sure too but was told by my kids that all their friends were making slime at home and some even brought it to the school to sell to other students. YQ and her group members were asked by their teacher to make some slime for their presentation project so in the end, I have to be involved in her little project too +__+

We googled and watched many YouTube channels to try the safest and easiest method to make slime. There were so many examples online and some people even added eye drops solution or borax into it, so troublesome! Our 1st experiment was kinda half successful, the only problem was the slime dried up easily and became clumpy again the next day.

Dishwashing detergent + Corn flour

The children were quite disappointed with the outcome and complained why our slime did not look exactly like what their friends had made. We decided to give it another go and went online to search for more ideas. Finally.....

Clear glue + Baking Soda

The children were so happy with the result. The slime was more slimy, more stretchable and did not dry up so easily.

So do try this at home with your kids, it can be quite fun for adults too.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

How much he has grown...

It's been ages since I last updated about Junior YS's growing phases in this blog. I guess once I become a mother of 3, things at home start to get more chaotic. My writing mojo on my own blog starts to become less frequent too. Thus, I missed out writing on the growing phases of them *guilty*.
Anyway, the youngest of the family is going to embark on a new phase next year. Yup! Primary school life! Like what his sister told him the other day, "you only have 4 more months of freedom, you know?". Next year, I will have 3 primary schoolers. Time flies! Sometimes it's hard to imagine how fast they have grown and which is why I am trying to spend as much time as possible with them now.

As for now, to prepare Junior YS to have a smoother transition from pre-schooler to primary school. He has been going for his weekly Chinese enrichment class and so far we have seen improvement in this area. The childcare centre that he attended also focus quite a bit on the academic side (thank goodness!). Since my mother suggested that I should start to teach him multiplication now, I have been doing that regularly with him for the past few weeks :)

Once a bookworm, always a bookworm..haha!
My 6 years old reads the book also has his own style, lol!

His never ending questions of "Why? What? How? When? Where?"

Now he is slightly taller, he is able to play at the water slide with his siblings.

He has started on Aikido training with his siblings recently too.
He looks forward to go for the lesson every week and has fun with his friends :)

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Ice Edge Cafe

There is a very nice cafe located in Kovan area. We used to pass by this place many times when we went for our chiropractic appointments in the same building but we never went to try out their food. Hb happened to dine at Ice Edge Cafe on one of the weekday nights with his friends and came home raving about the nice food and ice-cream to me.

YS ordered a Beef Truffle Cream Spaghetti for himself. I managed to have a mouthful of this dish and it was so delicious.

I was attracted by their various ice-cream flavours and we were allowed to have a "taste" before we decided which flavours we wanted to order. Our top favourite was the MSW durian and lychee martini flavour. Of course, the children get to choose 2 flavours of their choice too.

Look how happy and satisfied this girl was :)

Ice Edge Cafe
2 Kovan Road
Simon Plaza
Singapore 548008
Operating Hours: 11.30am-11.30pm

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Baking Party @ Spur Box

When YQ received a birthday invitation from her classmate to attend a baking workshop at Spurbox, she was so EXCITED! So last weekend, I brought her to the birthday venue and I stayed around to "kay poh" around *chuckles*.

So the "kay poh" mother took some pictures on that day:

Put on her apron and chef hat.

Everything was set up nicely for the children and after a short demo by the baker, they were instructed to go back to their working station to start mixing their ingredients together.

Whisked the egg & butter

Poured everything onto the baking tray

While waiting for their cakes to be ready, they were getting ready for the story telling session.

Art & Craft session

Angry bird!!!

Once the cake was baked and cooled. They cut out the shape by using the push pop cake.

Layer by layer, they put 1 layer sponge cake and 1 layer of cream.

Once they had put 3 layers of sponge cake, they were taught how to make the figurines to decorate their cakes.

Followed the instructions....

Her masterpiece!!!

So nice right?

Nowadays, kids are very fortunate. Its cool to invite friends to do something fun and interesting together and the best part is the mess will be handle by other people :)

POMO Shopping Mall
#05-01/02 (Inside Little Arts Academy)
Singapore 188306

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

The Littlest Turns 6

The perk of being a pre-primary schooler is being able to celebrate his/her birthday celebration in the school as well as another birthday celebration with the family members. 

Since his birthday fell on a public holiday, we decided to avoid the places that were too crowded. We ventured into the very far end of the east side of Singapore and let them had a few games of bowling. Never mind that they were not so familiar with the game, they just anyhow threw the ball out? haha! Bowling used to be one of my favourite past time sports during schooling days, probably we should come back here more often to practice since we just renewed our memberships there.

A cake to end the day is a must in our family tradition :)

Dear son,

Soon, you will be going to Primary 1 next year and I know that you are very excited to go to the same school as your siblings. I think you have more or less quite prepared to proceed to the next phase in the coming year. 

You never fail to amaze me with your funny questions and shower me with lots of kisses before I drop you off at school every day. You are the funniest boy in the family and I hope you stay that way forever.

Happy Birthday my happy pill!

Friday, July 15, 2016

Celebrating The Boy's Birthday With Top Kids Party

It's a bittersweet moment when I realised my last born is going to spend his last pre-primary school year before embarking on the next phase next year. Therefore, I decided to give him a memorable birthday party this year by preparing something special for him and his classmates. When you have a boy who is in love with all sorts of cartoon characters, it's quite a challenge for me to finalise on a theme especially when dealing with a fickle minded little boy, lol! After some discussion with him, we decided to go ahead with the superheroes theme *phew*.     

About 2 weeks before the party, I went online to source for superheroes related products for goodies bags preparation. You can see I'm not a very creative person coz I printed out some marvel cartoons pictures and pasted those cutouts to beautify those paper bags.

As per the birthday boy's wish, he chose the superheroes themed cake. 

How time flies, he is enjoying every moment of his time with his friends and teachers. I feel happy that he is allocated to a class he enjoys going to this year, with fun friends to play with and caring teachers to teach him.

To add more fun to the birthday party event, the birthday boy was very lucky to be able to choose one service sponsored by Top Kids Party. Ms Harishma (the founder) is a very patient lady and gladly accepted our last minute changes (from Plan A to Plan B). It was our very first time to engage a vendor to a party and we did not know what to expect (I know I'm quite "suaku"! but there's always a first time for everything right? haha).

When Ms Harishma opened all her colourful palettes of paint, everyone was looking in awe. Curiosity started to build up and everyone started to crowd around her. It was also the first time, the kids had the chance to experience something different in the school. Excitements were written on their faces when they were told to think of their favourite superheroes / cartoon characters to be drawn on their faces or arms. All of them waited patiently for their turn and I enjoyed looking at them while they were being painted by the talented lady. 

No prize for guessing what YQ has requested. 
Wonder woman + Princess Leia

Spiderman for the birthday boy.

Iron man for the big brother.

Here were some of the cute paintings they requested, I reckoned the hot favourites were minions and Princess Elsa. The kids had a blast and all of them could not wait to show their parents their paintings on their faces/arms. 

By the way, all the paints are non-toxic, skin safe, child friendly approved by FDA. They only use high quality brands such as Tag, Diamond FX and Snazroo. The paints are easy to remove with water or wet wipes.

Company Background
The founder of Top Kids Party, Ms Harishma, graduated with distinction in design. She studied in renowned art schools like Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts and Raffles College of Design and Commerce. She started a creative event management company that specialises in providing entertainment for kid's birthdays, private and corporate parties. She also conducts art lessons for children and adults too.

Top Kids Party
Contact No: +65 9893 9145

Video credit: Top Kids Party

From now till 30th September 2016, simply quote "mamamiethots" to enjoy the discounted rate of $99/per hour (UP$150/per hour) for any of these services:
- Face painting
- Glitter tattoo
- Henna
-Name Art Calligraphy Painting

Finally, Top Kids Party is willing to sponsor a 1-hour service to 1 lucky winner. The winner can choose from one of these services: Face painting, glitter tattoo, henna or name art calligraphy painting. All you need to do is to follow the instructions from the rafflecopter below:

Giveaway Terms & Conditions:
* Giveaway ends 24 July 2016, Sunday 2359 hours (Singapore time) 
* The winner will be selected on 25 July 2016
* Open to anyone and everyone living in Singapore
* Incomplete or invalid entries will be automatically disqualified without notice
* Winners will be contacted by Top Kids Party ( Please provide correct details for contact purpose)
* Unless otherwise stated, or agreed upon, the prize is non-transferable
* All personal details provided in this contest will be kept confidential. Only details of the winners will be shared with Top Kids Party to facilitate the redeeming of prize
* We reserve the right to amend the terms and conditions without prior notice

Disclaimer: Top Kids Party sponsored the face painting service for our dear little boy's 6th birthday party. No monetary was compensated. All opinions are our own.