Showing posts from July, 2017

A Tale of Two Birthdays

I should have combined all three of our birthdays in one post, but I started on Cosette's before I thought about it. So here is the how the rest of our Birthday Week went.

Rapahael turned two! We had a low key celebration because he does not understand the concept of birthdays yet. And when you have three birthdays in four days, you have some cake logistics to figure out. That will be a challenge for me in the years to come. I am still working on it, but this year the solution was to go out for ice cream. We had him open his presents after dinner. He was gifted Henry's old scooter, which made his two year old life. You should see him on that thing. He is a speed demon. Since he now has his own scooter we got him a helmet. When he opened it he immediately put it on. Lastly, he got a set of foam swords, and shields. He loves that kind of stuff, and it was perfect because it will not cause too much damage to anything or anyone. We went to Baskin Robbins to get some ice cream cones…

Cosette is Six!

My baby girl turned six years old this past week. It has been a highly anticipated event. She has been talking about her birthday since January. She and I have been planning it for a long time. Mostly her telling me what she wants, and me telling her if its in the realm of real possibilities (no, I cannot get the real "Starry Night" on loan from the MOMA).  She told me several months back that she wanted an art party, complete with a "Starry Night" cake. It happened. She turned six with an art party, and "Starry Night" cake.

Six year old Cosette is spunky, artistic, strong willed, and minded. She is not afraid to answer question and talk to new people for the most part. She is amazing at making new friends. Where ever we go, pool, playground, etc, she always makes new friends. She is a big reader. Junie B. Jones is her favorite series right now. She still wants to be an art teacher when she grows up. She is a good leader. Her favorite colors remain pink, p…

National Orchid Garden Video

We had an outing a few weeks ago now to the National Orchid Garden Singapore. If you ever go to Singapore you have to come here. The Orchid is the national flowers and this place is just stunning. Lyndon did not really have an SG bucket list, but I thought that we should do this, so I put it on his SG bucket list. He is grateful that I did. 

Enjoy this little video we made and this piece of Singapore!

New York, New York!

I have so much to catch up on here, but I'm going to start with our most recent adventure: New York City! 
We went to find an apartment, but it was also my first time going to New York without kids. The first time I went to the city Cosette was five weeks old. I vividly remember looking down at the city and wonder how I would ever figure out the concrete jungle. I never imagined how much I would come to love this city and could not imagine living anywhere else, at least in the US. 
Our kid free week in NYC was like a second honeymoon. We spent a lot of time looking for a place to live, but we made sure to do a lot of play. I know it sounds so cliche to say it was the best week and I had so much fun spending time with Lyndon, but it was the best week. We both wished it would last longer. It was really great for our relationship. Going on trips just the two of us is so refreshing. I can write a lot about how much I love the one on one time I get with my hubs. It is so good for my soul…