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Labour day long weekend

Sigh it’s not a good end to the otherwise lovely long Labour Day weekend, R is sick. It could me he caught my lingering 100 day cough, but who knows? All the kids are showing signs of stuffy noses, I know that this is the start of yet another cycle of family illness. I just hope it’s a light one this time and ends soon. Sigh.

Friday night was so fun because I decided that we should all go for movies in the park. We only lasted the first half hour of the movie because it was too chilly and windy. But the picnic before that was great and the kids really enjoyed rolling around the park.

Saitaomei was so happy, I really should bring her out a lot more.

My father seemed to enjoy the experience, he said this was Australian life, which I after.

The next day I brought Saitaoha to the zoo, it was her first zoo experience and her belated birthday treat.

I think the highlight of the zoo for Saitaoha wasn’t the animals but getting to hang out all day with LG jeje. She adores her cousins and has hero worship haha.

Enjoying her chips and Dino nuggets for lunch.

I think the icecream was her main course, she had two that day!

We bought them rainbow capes and it brought us luck because we scored a great parking spot.

She wasn’t sure this was a lion due to the lack of mane πŸ˜…. This girl sped through all the animals, always saying ‘let’s go see another one’. Alamak quantity over quality this Saitaoha.

They had more fun with each other than the animals.

I almost died of embarrassing when Saitaoha pointed to a little girl and asked ‘what’s that?’ as if she was another animal in the zoo. Luckily the little girl’s mum was a good sport and answered merrily ‘it’s a monkey!’

I really hope they stay close and continue to be great friends as they grow up.

The long weekend festivities didn’t end there for the lucky Saitaoha. Yee yee brought her out for a Freo outing the next day.

She looks rather small here.

But so grown up here! Please don’t get a tattoo when you become a teenager ok.

Another icecream day! Right before bedtime she declared to me ‘mummy I love ice cream!’ ‘Yes I know Saitaoha’. ‘Let’s go eat icecream tomorrow’.

Long weekends are the best.

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Dancing

Saitaomei loves music 🎢. She’s now drifting off to sleep with Bridge Over Troubled Waters playing in the background. Earlier she was still shrieking angrily because she couldn’t fall asleep, but once I put on The Carpenter’s We’ve Only Just Begun, it was like magic, she calmed down instantly and her eyelids started drooping. I think this girl will grow up loving the Oldies because that’s what her Gung Gung and Mah Mah love. In fact, we girls love the Oldies too because that’s what we grew up listening to. My friends used to laugh when I requested 邓丽君 during karaoke or tell them that I like Cliff Richard songs.

Yesterday Mah Mah was excitedly showing us this playlist of Oldies that her friend sent her, all her favourite songs. Before we knew it, we were dancing up a storm in the bedroom, my ah ma, my sister and I and the kids. Tristan and Saitaoha were delighted, ‘dancing !!! Mummy dancing!’ Saitaoha laughed while attempting to do the twist. Mah mah carried Saitaomei and twirled around with her. It’s been a while since I’ve seen Ah ma so excited and happy. They all laughed when I took off my coat because it was getting hot. Such a joyous moment and one I will tuck into my warm and fuzzy memory box forever.

My sister and ah ma made us poke bowl for dinner. Very nice too!

Ms Mak Kim Kim strikes again

Saitaomei ah… don’t you know it’s the weekend?? This means you can sleep in ok? More importantly, mummy wants to sleep in too!

But mummy, 6.00am is sleeping in for me, I’m usually up at 5.30am remember ? I gave you an extra half an hour lie in !

No need to thank me ok? I know I’m a good baby ☺️.

Simple pleasure is making your weekend kopi in a glass mug that resembles the ones used in Malaysia kopitiams πŸ˜€. I miss Kuching and Singapore but I’m going back soon! Hehehe.

Saturday

Herrow my friend, it’s the weekend you know, why are you up so early ?!

Tristan koko holding on to Saitaomei while his mummy helps Saitaoha to put on her socks. Very helpful koko! He’s so cute and always tells me ‘Saitaomei likes me!! She’s soooo cute!’ Unfortunately he doesn’t love Saitaoha as much because she doesn’t share her toys and fights for her yee yee’s attention.

Someone is mighty pleased to be at the table. She was very into dim sum, something tells me she’s going to be a foodie.

Tspellstrouble and family came over to make us dinner of burger and pizzas. I did nothing but sit and eat πŸ˜…, hehe I could get used to this. Thank you for the lovely dinner guys!

Sigh I can’t believe Saturday is almost over, I feel like I haven’t even started to enjoy my weekend yet 😭.

IKEA family outing

The whole family went to IKEA today! Usually we try to avoid IKEA as much as possible, but we were sucked in by πŸ‘‡

We were all checking the fine print for the full terms and conditions, but it is what it is, your meal value will be deducted from your total store purchase. So we ate loads, even ordering entrees and desserts, and our meal value was deducted from our purchases.

Haha this is what three adults ate! I don’t really like IKEA food, but it was still fun sharing desserts and eating with the family. Luckily we went really early when it just opened, there was still lots of parking space and we could snag a long table at the cafeteria. After that the line for the food was so long and everyone was hunting for tables and trolleys.

Saitaoha was so happy today because she could hang out with her cousins. She was following LG everywhere and even went up to her and said ‘jeje, hold hands’. So cute!

Happy girls.

After that everyone had soft serve ice creams. Saitaoha was delighted.

This girl ah, I thought she would sleep in her Tula but she was also happy to be out and about and stayed awake most of the time. My parents have her tonight, praying she will sleep through the night for them tonight.

Sigh, another weekend over. I have one more weekend before I’m back at work 😭.

Saitaoha’s playdate

Today Saitaoha had a playdate with LG. My sister and I planned this ages ago but I kept re scheduling because kids were sick etc. But it finally happened today!

Saitaoha has been missing her LG jeje ever since the school holidays ended. She really enjoyed having LG at my parents’ during the holidays, every morning she would wake up happily and scramble to see her LG jeje.

Today when she woke up from her nap, I told her we were going to jeje’s house, she was super excited and said ‘OK!!’

Reunited with jeje and Playdoh. My sister and LG bought her this lovely playdoh kitchen set. Normally this would send Saitaoha into raptures but she hardly played with it because …

She was in toy heaven! This ice cream/aiji cart is a kid’s dream come true, especially a kid who is an aiji fanatic like Saitaoha. I’ve never seen such a gorgeous and elaborate icecream/hot dog stand, it had proper sliding drawers, a bell, toy hotdogs, popsickes, pretzels and all. Saitaoha was playing with it all afternoon.

We stayed for dinner and the cousins played so well together. Afterwards they did some drawing together and LG was so sweet and dressed both of them up in pom pom skirts. It will be so fun when Saitaomei is bigger and can play with Saitaoha too. I might have to get them a proper kitchen set and playhouse.

Wow gingerbread man cookie afternoon tea? It’s the best playdate ever β™₯️.

Hehe this one has a good time duping her yee zhang into carrying her the whole afternoon. He thought she was sleeping but really she was feigning sleep so he would continue rocking her. Everytime he tried to put her down her eyes would snap open. It was quite hilarious except she does this to me quite often, I call it her ιͺ—ζŠ± moves.

Sigh a bit sad that the weekend is almost over but the good news is Gung Gung and Mah Mah will be back on Tuesday! Saitaoha will be thrilled, lately she’s been asking me almost daily ‘where’s gung gung and Mah Mah gone?’

I’m looking forward to my parents’ return too. To be honest, the past few weeks have flown by and I have enjoyed spending so much time with my babies. But I miss my parents, somehow I know winter will feel warmer with them around.

Holiday or not ?

Oh dear the weekend is almost over and yet I can’t recall what I did. I think it was mostly caught up with juggling two kids at night and feeling tired during the day.

It also felt like we were constantly hanging around waiting for my brother to return from his activities. He is the most sought after person and really the golden child in the family. Sometimes I feel bad for him because it must feel like you’re being pulled in all directions. I’m hoping he’s not noticing the underlying tension, he can be pretty blur sometimes haha.

Looked through my photo stream and it looks like I didn’t take any photos all weekend except for badly angled photos of Saitaomei sleeping.

Like this one ☝️ she’s so cute when she’s sleeping 😌. Ok lah quite cute when she’s not sleeping too. My brother was marvelling her peaceful sleeping expression and peering at her face saying ‘look at that! So nice to be a baby!’ When suddenly Saitaomei opened one eye and looked straight at him! Never seen anyone retreat so fast πŸ˜‚.

Ah ma’s lek tau suan for supper, I had it two days running, so delicious.

Only papa can do this, I think my arms would break if I had to carry both.

I don’t know whether I should go back to Kuching/Singapore when my parents return late May. Part of me thinks I should make the most of my maternity leave to go home, but the other part of me is thinking I should let my parents have a real holiday without the kids. How ah?


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