Hubby takes all the credits for making all these nice photo collages!!
It's such a lovely day, with so much fun and quality family time!
I arrived back from my work trip on Friday morning. So I got the take the Friday off, how nice :-) I rested and then fetched the kids early to meet hubby for dinner and for the CARS 2 movie. Hao Re did enjoy the movie but he was running up and down the aisle for a little while in the middle of the screening, something he hasn't done. Xi Yu was even worse, she only sat through for maybe 20 minutes or so, then she got restless and moving up and down and even needed me to bring her out a couple of times. They both enjoyed the "Hawaiian Vacation" (a short clip with all the Toy Story characters) shown before the movie very much though. Think the story line for the CARS is a bit too "adults" for the kids liking, young kids like ours. Toy Story is much nicer.
Oh, how did that link it to today's outing? After the movie, we walked pass a bowling alley. Hao Re requested to go in and take a look. Then he insisted he wanted to play with it, though we let him try lifting the balls and he was convinced he couldn't lift the balls, those are for adults to play and not him. But he still said he wanted to play. We somehow was able to distract him with something else.
But this morning when he woke up, he started it again, asking us to bring him to play bowling. So we decided to bring them to Downtown East, which offers kids bowling, according to Mr Google, my most trusted source!
It's a really cute thing, the mini bowling - with mini balls and mini lanes for the little people :-) They were both so happy to be able to play with it! Hao Re did it very well, as in able to throw/roll the balls and kept the balls in the middle of the lane. When he first started the game, he insisted I followed him and helped him with. While Xi Yu didn't need anyone to help, she helped herself with the balls and started throwing them onto the lanes. What a vast different in characters, they are.
Hao Re and Xi Yu were having such a fabulous time with the mini bowling!!! It doesn't come cheap though - $2 (insert the coin into the slot) for 5 games, which only lasted for <5 minutes. We let them have 2 games and that it is, just for the experience, really.
Then I persuaded hubby to get a lane so that we can have a game of bowling too. Guess what, I have NEVER play bowling in my entire life!!! It's not as difficult as I thought, just for fun.
Then we went for lunch at the Hong Kong Cafe. The food was not fantastic, but the kids somehow was in a very good mood (think Hao Re was hungry), so they have lots of fun even during lunch.
Xi Yu self fed with plain rice. I like the top left photo, she looks she "tam chiak" in this photo :-)
Then she played with the plate and a piece of tissue. She asked us to watch her how she licked the plate clean, and played hide and seek with the piece of tissue. How cute!
Hao Re sticks to me, as usual. Want me to sit with him and feed him. Behave like a little baby boy as compared to his meimei. But I enjoyed it.
Then, it's to the GREAT OUTDOOR!!! Where would be the best place to go, except the Pasir Ris Park, which is just a short few minutes drive from the Downtown East!
The kids spent 2 hours at this playground! So much fun for them, to run, to climb, to laugh and to explore!
Hao Re kinda get a bit bored after 2 hours. He asked if he can go somewhere else. I asked if he wanted to go cycling, he immediately said YES! So we rented bikes for him and for ourselves and cycled to where the Gallop Staple is. And the went for pony riding - first time for Xi Yu!
Our two darlings trying out pony riding. The little girl is so cute with the helmet on, see how round her face is, haha.
Xi Yu was so tired, as she skipped her nap (no chance for her to nap, haha) and with all the heavy physical activities that she finally dozed off after the pony riding :-) While Hao Re was very energetic, didn't show sign of tiredness despite the 2 hours playground and lots of cycling. We have to cycle very fast as it's raining right after the pony riding, no shelter on our way back to the bike rental shop, so just have to ask him to cycle fast to follow us, and he did it! He is a real professional biker (with side wheels) :-)
Xi Yu continued to sleep, meaning she slept since just before 6pm and all the way to the next morning! Poor girl, she must be so tired :-P Hao Re went to the bed at his usual time, about 9+pm. He still wanted to talk to me but I just ignored him as he really need a good rest.
And there is Sunday for more fun!