First Nike

In preparation of her school trip to Taiwan in 2 weeks' time, we had to buy her a decent pair of walking shoes. Nothing is better than a decent pair of trainers. So here we are her first pair of trainers and Mommy's after a good 5 years.

@ 8 months…Keren's clapping her hands

What interesting little hands I have! The little girl is just so intrigued by what these hands can do!

Keziah's little performance

After a year learning individual lessons from a piano teacher, Keziah's now enjoying playing the piano a lot more even though we still hope she could concentrate a little better. Somehow time passes so quick and she's already onto grade 1 theory and moving on to grade 1 exam pieces. After some consideration, we decided we will just skip the exams and play on and probably take the exams when she's in grade 2 or 3. Hope she will enjoy music and use her little talent to serve the Lord in time come.

Keziah's playing the piece "King Arthur's Adventure" which depicts how he took on a challenge to save the maidens, galloping on the battle ground and finally a triumphant victory.

@ 8 months

Moving on from semi solids to solids…It's porridge time! Brown rice with pea and carrot mash. Yumz to Keren
Just a week after she pushes herself to prone from sitting, she's pulling herself up…Oops time to pull up the bed guard!
Toys overhead is not longer safe from her. She wants them!
Lounging on the sofa…Relax!

My little helper

Caught sight of this while preparing to settle the kids to bed. Wish it were like this every day!

Almost 8 months…Keren's getting from sit to prone

Keren has been sitting quite steadily for a couple of weeks and now she's getting from sit to prone in an attempt to reach from things around her. Things around her have become more attractive and she simply wants to get her hands on them!

My little readers

Abel has come to an age to read. He's pretty good with phonics and so Mommy started out with simple word family at the start of the year. After a good 3 months or so, though not very consistently, Abel has started to blend his words. We had tried a range of activities and games to learn word family and sight words.

Here's Abel reading a book from a phonic series that Mommy had used with Keziah as he finished his short vowel 'a' families.

Keziah has now become a more confident reader as well. Here's her reading her school's reader.

Keziah's 6th Birthday

Keziah's turning 6. This is also her last year at kindergarten. We decided to put our hands to work and make some little goodies for her friends at school. 

She was simply so excited to get her hands on cookie making.
 Gingerbread man and Melody...
 Mommy tried to be a little ambitious to attempt to prepare her birthday cake from scratch. It all began with trials of making cupcakes which seriously turned out harder than it seemed. Then, learning how to make buttercream icing and last but not least, to put everything together. Smurfs was Keziah's choice.
 As it's good Friday and the school was having a holiday on Thursday, we celebrated at school on 4 April, a Wednesday. It is such a coincidence that our neighbor on the 40th floor also had her birthday on the same day. So here are the girls..
 As usual, all kids being excited over birthday cakes..

To make a difference, rather than the usual party, we had a staycation at Sentosa. Family time spent well together enjoying many firsts. Keziah was all so excited about it and had been telling everyone about it as the date draw near.

Here, we were. Attempting our first Luge and skyline ride. Initially, Keziah was reluctant to go up, very much expected of our less adventurous girl. She only agreed after Mommy went with her on tandem. She loved it thereafter and wanted more.
Not forgetting to capture the myriad of expressions of our little one while she waited for us.
Mommy and daughter team..
Daddy and Son team...
The sky was just so lovely and the kids couldn't resist playing on the beach though we just wanted a stroll.
Not having enough, we went for a night ride! Wheee…...
As the day draw to a close, we ended it with the lovely crane dance.
Next day was wet and wild at Hard Rock Hotel sandy pool. Keren had her first experience in the water. No fear and she just comfortably sat there to play sand and kicked around when in the water. Thanks to my dear friend, Orange, who loaned us the swim suit and the float. Keren had such a great time.
The trio … water babies..
Father time with the lovelies

Mommy and her little girl..
Never having enough...

To feed to hungry tummies after a swim, we dug in at the Malaysian Food Street. Surprisingly, the food was delicious, much more than what we expected. Prices were a little high but low at this resort place.
Nap was still part of the routine but what did they do after. Couch potatoes! Enjoying the rare indulgence of the black box.
Snacking away…even Keren joined the older two!
A monorail ride out to venture the Merlion Park.

Our first ride on the cable car. The kids were happily snacking as they looked on outside at the brilliantly lit city.

Home sweet home on 7 April. Some shots of little Keren sitting in her high chair while we had dinner at Crystal Jade. Oops, can see but can't eat table food yet.
Happy birthday Keziah!

Bath time has never been more enjoyable

Keren has always enjoyed her bath. Now to add on the fun and her motor skill development, she can sit and splash around.

The yellow rubber duckie no longer just floats around her but it's her little companion to play with during bath time.