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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Papa's Birthday

Celebrated Papa's 73rd birthday last Sunday!

We went to the new Dynasty Dragon in Atria.  Food and service was not good....dun think will make a return visit.  I guess it didn't help that I arrived at the restaurant late, tired, flustered and hungry.
Why?
Woke up 6am that morning , drove to a park and did a non stop 10km run (yay!) with some friends then rushed home to decorate the cake.  Good sort of tired I suppose!  
The flustered part was cos hubby told me LAST minute that I had to drive too cos he had to rush back after lunch. Driving there was ok due to Waze, but after parking, I spent a good 20 minutes walking around the mall (including long wait for the lifts) looking for the restaurant while carrying the heavy cake and with Erin and maid in tow.  Grrr!
And super late cos I tot lunch was at 1pm instead of 12.30pm. 
Long grandmother story. haha.

Sis said luckily Papa chose dim sum instead of a course meal cos I would have arrived after the 3rd course or something!

After lunch, it was time for the birthday cake and song..

Papa and Mama -with grandkiddos #1 to #7
Love all these grandparents and grandkids photos!  Keep forgetting to take photos of the generation in between tho. Hehe.
 
BLOW!


Close up of the birthday cake - Moist Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Ganache


Happy Birthday to my dear Papa!
 

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Weekend activity - Chalk Drawing

The girls did some Chalk Drawing activity recently :-


Looks like an Octopus!


 
 
The girls enjoyed the activity..... but did it pass their Mummy's Checklist?
 
Expensive?  No!  RM 0.60 for a small box of chalks
 
Difficult Pre-Preparation?  No!  I just had to drive my car out of the driveway.  :-)
 
Difficult Post Clean-Up?   No! I gave them some toilet paper. Showed them how to moisten the paper then wipe out the chalk marks.
 
Involves Electronic Equipment like Ipad or TV ?   No!!  Triple points for that!!  

Beneficial?   Yes!  Let's see - they are not cooped-up indoors, they get a huge "canvas" to draw (good for imagination), they get to improve their motor and drawing skills etc.
 
 
 
Yup, definitely passed Mummy's Checklist, with distinction somemore!  
 
They spent almost an hour playing, until I told them it was time to stop cos it was getting dark. Gonna let them play again this weekend  :-)  

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Potato Chips

When Ah Kong has Potato Chips............



All the kids run to him like little mice running to the Pied Piper :-)





1,2,3,4,5,6,7 - Yup, all 7 kids spotted in the 2 photos. Not a single mice could resist the power of potato chips!