Showing posts from October, 2016

Beach Day

The kids had school off Tuesday, so we took the opportunity to go to the beach. How is it that we have lived on an island for a year, and this was our first official beach day? I do not know how that happened, but we finally went and our in love and planning to go back with friends next week.

Singapore has two beach areas, Sentosa, and East Coast Park. ECP is a lot closer than Sentosa, so we went there also because we have needed to check out ECP. They just opened up a new kids area called Marine Cove. It has a huge play ground and is just a hop and skip away from the beach. Also, some restaurants including a McDonald's! Whoever planned this place out for sure knew what they were doing.

I just took the two big kids. Rapha stayed home with Dewi, our helper, and napped the entire time we were gone. That worked out great. It was some needed water therapy with my kids, and made me love being a Mom (which sometimes I have a hard time with).

I am really looking forward to the kids "su…

Phuket, Thailand

Lyndon and I had a little get away over the weekend to Phuket, Thailand. It was for a for retreat for all the Asia offices, so Lyndon did not get to relax as much as I did. We still squeezed in some pool time, and swinging by the beach time. It was a fun trip with just the two of us. I loved every minute of it.

Lyndon has been busy with work and not around a lot. I have missed him so much. It was absolute bliss to spend some one on one time with him. Several people asked us if we were on our honey moon, haha. We might have been a little to public with our affection. Insert wink face emoji.

Thailand is incredible. My jaw kept dropping from seeing all the islands and gorgeous blue ocean from the airplane. I was in love before I even landed. Have you ever been to a new place and felt like you were coming home, or just so familiar with it? That is how I felt when we arrived in Thailand. I immediately felt like I belonged there. I've had that feeling with NYC, and Paris, like I was comin…

School Time: Cosette's Class Chinese Concert

Cosette has been attending a local school this past school year. She is in K1 which is the equivalent to pre-k, I think. More like first grade from all that she has been learning this year. She can read, write, and has Chinese lessons every day. She has learned and grown so much this year, I can't help but be proud of her. She is a rock star!

This performance was a big deal, well for me it was. I was so excited to see her perform. Chinese lessons has been the hardest part of school for her. They speak in Mandarin the whole time, and if you ask a question or need help you have to do it in Mandarin. Most of the time if she has anything negative to say about school, which is hardly ever, she will say that she did not like Chinese lessons because it was hard. I don't blame her. I took Japanese at University and it was hard. With this being a hard thing for her, I was excited to see the performance and how she would do. She speaks in Mandarin at home sometimes when she plays, and si…

Baby Steps

Raphael is walking! And has been doing so for about a month now. He was taking steps now and then, but really took off since we go back from Australia. Watching him toddle around is the cutest. He has moved quickly from walking to climbing and he is getting faster and faster, so I am sure running is right around the corner.

We go to the playground after school a lot. He has learned how to climb up the stairs and go down the big slides all by himself. It's a bit scary, but nice that he is becoming more independent. I still have to keep eyes on him at all times, and will for the rest of his life, but at least we have no more dirty knees. The crawling phase at the playground is harder than the walking one, in my opinion.

Here is a little film I made with some clips when we have been out lately and I have had the sense of mind to grab my phone and film him walking!

He is growing so quickly, he will be in nursery at the end of January! That is how crazy fast he is growing up. Grateful I g…

Date Night on the Quay

A couple of weeks ago we made it out for a date night. This one had been on the calendar for a while. Failed efforts to get a baby sitter for a few weeks, but finally found someone brave enough to handle our kids, just kidding. Our kids our great and they love having company over. They are at the age where they love to perform for anyone and everyone when they come over.

It was a much anticipated evening. Since coming back from Oz, Lyndon has been super busy with work. I did not see him in the light of day for a few weeks there. It was nice to get out and spend some time together.

I listen to a lot of podcasts, and I love discussing the topics with Lyndon. Our conversations usually start out like this "so I was listening to this podcast....". Luckily we are birds of a feather and he finds it all interesting. I fell in love with this guy while listening to him in class discuss all the material. He was is so smart, and articulate at getting his point across. He is everything I w…