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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Erin's first ballet class

I brought Erin for a trial ballet class last weekend. She was sooo excited when I let her try on her jie jie's ballerina tutu 2 weeks before her class!
I was a little worried how she would fare in class though. Afterall, this would be her very first formal acticity all by herself. When Elyssa started her ballet class, she already attended Gymboree classes for almost 2 years. Plus Erin's speech is still way behind compared to Elyssa at the same age.
So, when the class started, Elyssa and I watched nervously at the waiting area. (which brought back lovely memories cos it felt like not too long ago, I was at the waiting area watching Elyssa in her class, with baby Erin in my arms)
For the first 10 minutes or so, we were like "oh nooooo!".  Cos Erin sat down together with the others in a circle but stared blanky and didn't follow any of their actions.
For the next activity, the little ballerinas were given big colourful hoops. They were asked to run around with the hoops when music started, and then stop and lift one of their legs up when the music stopped.
It was during this activity that Erin started participating and enjoying herself.  Yay!!!
Running around with her pink hoop
All ready to Hop

Queing up for another round of Hopping

Hugging Activity

Dancing in a Circle

We were so thrilled to see her enjoying her class :-)

When the class ended, I asked Erin whether she wanted to continue classes and her answer was a confident "Yes"!!!! 

In her words :  " I yike (like) my class,  I yike (like) my teacher,  my pwen (friend) talk to me,  All Ewin (Erin) pwen,  I tump (jump) so high!  I wun (run), wun, wun soooo fast.  I yike my class!  Teacher so pweety (pretty), I not ked (scared) teacher.

and she went on and on and on....haha!

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Family Holiday in Melaka

Somehow lost my blogging mojo for a while now. The "don't-feel-like-updating, don't- feel-like taking-photos" mode.
But this morning, I saw my sister's blog post about our recent 3d,2n Melaka holiday, so I tot why not write something. Afterall, I could (and did) pinch some photos from her  :-)
So here's a short post-

 Family Photo on the last day just before we headed back to KL
Everybody in photo??  Yes, ok Pass! 
We gave up on having a photo where everyone is smiling long ago!  haha

Water Theme Park @ Bayou Lagoon Resort
Sis, bro and I with the kids.  Err.... plus one extra kid behind my sis.

The very few photos I took from my phone:

Had our Chicken Rice Ball lunch here
Wanted to go the famous Chung Wah but gave up after seeing the queue there. With 10 adults and 7 kids, we had to settle for anywhere that could accomodate our large group without waiting.

A rather grumpy Elyssa with our Chendol
It was a terribly hot day and she wasn't feeling well. We almost didn't make it for this trip cos she was feverish the day before.  We departed for Melaka around 7pm on Sunday night after doctor gave the green light to go.
Final Day Portugese Lunch at Eleven Bistro
Lunch was supposed to have been Nyonya food at Nancys. We had our standard phone calls to each other before lunch: "Hello?  U know the place we planned to go? ok, go the one NEXT to it cos we don't have to queue"

Erin with a giant teddybear @ Eleven Bistro
Erin was super-super happy throughout the holiday!! Kept talking and singing away  :-) 
She was just a baby when we had our last family holiday, so this is the first one she can remember.
We are planning our next family holiday already (involving a durian feast. whoo hooo!)  Can't wait!