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Sunday, April 27, 2014

Elyssa is 6 Years Old !

Elyssa is now SIX years old!  
Had her 6th Birthday Party @ McDonalds
Seems like not too long ago, she was just a baby....
In her cute little baby bonnet

Both girls vying for my attention right now, so more updates on her 6th birthday party later.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Mattel Warehouse Sale

Few weeks back, I went to the Mattel warehouse sale. Pretty near my office so I thought why not just go look-see.  Well, I went, I look-see...... and I bought and bought and bought. ;-)

Queue to pay on the first day
Why do I say first day? Cos I went AGAIN the next day.  hehe. 

Angry Birds Hotwheels for RM 1 only!
I bought 2. Then realized I should have bought more for Elyssa's birthday party pack.

And ta's my loot!

Before I took out my loot from the car, I told Elyssa the toys were mainly meant as presents for other kids. But I told her she could choose ONE item for her birthday.
Practically every single day since I said that, she did this :
Agonizing over which ONE item to choose

I tried sooo hard not to laugh when she told me she wanted Item A, then changed her mind to Item B, and then Item C etc and then back to Item A again. She said she liked all of them and just couldn't decide. She also kept pestering me which one I liked most and why.  Back and forth, back and forth she agonized for almost 2 weeks.

Well, what she didn't know was most of the stuff were meant for both of them anyway.  *evil mummy grin*.  At times, I nearly wanted to give in and tell her she could choose a few, but hey, I have to keep my word!  Plus I think she'll appreciate her ONE item a lot more.
Elyssa with her final choice. She loved it!
With a touch of a button, the butterfly wings can transform into a skirt and vice versa.
I'll probably let the girls "earn" some of the toys with stickers for good behavior  :-)

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Hong Kong Family Holiday - Day 5 (Disneyland)

Woke up well rested for another day at Disneyland :-)
All ready to go out   
You know its a family hotel when they ask whether we wanted bed rails :-)  
This time, we were at the entrance at opening time. queues yet!
Our first ride for the day was Small, Small World
Super cute moving doll displays inside

Then we went for a couple more rides -

Giant Teacup

Astro Blasters

Elyssa drove this car round the tracks.  She was thrilled!

Erin pretending to drive.

Getting ready to watch the 3D Stitch show.

Then we headed for photo session with Disney characters.  Average of 45 minutes queue for EACH character! Just Elyssa and I in the photos cos Erin was fast asleep in daddy's arms.

With Minnie Mouse

Winnie the Pooh

Mickey and Minnie taking a short break
High 5, Mickey!

Sitting in a Honey Pot for Winnie's Storybook Ride
Erin loved the honeypot!

We watched the parade AGAIN  :-)

Mickey Show

Last photo in Disneyland
We left around 6pm for our flight back home.

Bye Bye Disneyland! Bye Bye Hong Kong!
Oh yeah, besides souveniers from Disneyland, my main loot from our HK trip was this -
Dried goodies from Tai O
 Dried scallops, mussels, prawns and cuttlefish. Yippeee! 
 (definitely a sign of getting older)

Hong Kong Family Holiday - Day 4 (Disneyland)

Still haven't finished writing about my Hong Kong holiday ;-)
The last two days were spent in Hong Kong Disneyland. A one day ticket costs HKD 450 while a two day ticket costs HKD 585. So decided to just get the two day ticket. More worthwhile from a $$ perspective plus we wanted to take things easy in Disneyland.
Well, ended up we took things a bit too easy. Hehe. I insisted on breakfast at the Australian Dairy Company. Despite in being a weekday, the queue was really, really long! It moved pretty fast tho.
I couldn't help grinning when I finally got my food. No photos as I had to bribe Erin to sit down quietly with my phone. But here's what we had (pics taken from Trip Advisor): 
Breakfast set - Creamy scrambled eggs with toast, Macaroni with Ham & Milk Tea
And not forgetting their yummy Milk Pudding
After breakfast, some last minute packing, checking out of Ethan Hotel, making our way to the train station, train rides, finally checking into hotel at Disneyland (which took quite a while cos they couldn't find my reservation. Yikes!) and a quick lunch at the hotel, it was almost 2pm! Wasted half a day of our ticket already.  Oops.
Disney Train to Disneyland

Elyssa with the "bone ticket" for our very first ride in Disneyland- Slinky Dog
I think it was something like a 45 minute queue for a 5 min ride! Ah well, that's the price of going to Disneyland on Christmas eve.  Gotta queue pretty long for everything.

Parade Time
I've seen the parade a few times on Youtube but nothing beats seeing the real thing!  I couldn't help grinning like a little kid!  And I think there's a little kid in everyone too - a grumpy old lady stood by herself next to me. When the parade started, she started smiling from ear to ear and waved excitedly at the characters who passed by. I guess there was some Disney magic in the air  :-)

Disney Princess - Elyssa's favourite float

After the parade, we queued for the carousel -

Girls with their horses

Took a train ride -

And then went for a show -

Lion King Show  

After the show, it was already night time. Had our dinner and then walked around the place.  Oh, and posed with some hats  :-)

With our funny hats

Went on another ride -
Dumbo Ride

Night scene
The fireworks (with the Disney castle as a backdrop) were pretty amazing! Couldn't take any decent photos with my phone tho.
Our room at Hollywood Hotel 
(Erin was already fast asleep when we went into the room)

--End of Day 4 --

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Reason to be Carried

When Elyssa was younger:
Elyssa  :  Mummy…..Pao Pao!
Me :  Why must Pao Pao?  You have nice strong legs.
Elyssa : No leg!

With Erin these days :
Erin : Mummy…… Pao Pao!
Me : Why must Pao Pao?  You have nice strong legs.
Erin : Leg Spoi !  (leg spoil)

One with no legs and one with spoiled legs!  Hehe......these girls are my constant source of amusement.

Together, we brighten up mummy's day  :-)