Tuesday, June 22, 2010

School Holidays June '10

School started yesterday after a two-week break. Didi had no problems waking up in the morning as before. He seemed happy to be back in school. But jie jie was a little manja. She complained she didn't feel very well and said she didn't want to attend school. Well, she's actually coughing a little and having a little runny nose but is overall fine and not having any fever. So too bad, no valid excuse for extending her holidays. hahaha

I've been away from the blogsphere for almost a month now. Have been busy with visits from our family during the holidays and rushing for the submission of income tax. Phew... finally it's done, and so near to the deadline. :p And we've been nursing a very stubborn cough (we = the whole family *sigh*). Still not completely healed yet. Yup, even didi, who's been coughing for more than a month already. And when he seems to be getting better, his condition worsens the next day. Then better again. *scratch head*

PaPa recently bought a HD MediaBox (multimedia player). So I downloaded some movies for the kids to watch on tv. We watched Alice In Wonderland, How To Train Your Dragon and Shrek (all the 4 movies).

Tuesday, 8th June ~ The kids went for a Happy Camp (half day) organised by CE's kindy. It's open to siblings aged 4 to 8 so we decided to let XY join them. They attended a session of Kid's Yoga before visiting High 5 Bread Town in Shah Alam. I was at the recreation club where they had the yoga class but said bye-bye to them when their bus left for Shah Alam. They had fun stretching and running around in yoga class. And I guess the Bread Town wasn't too interesting for them. All they remembered was the magic door where they had to say "High 5" to make it open. :-)

~ doing yoga ~

Thursday, 10th June ~ Po Po (my mum) and WQ kor kor (my 11-year-old nephew) came visiting from Penang. They stayed till Sunday. The kids played Wii games from morning till night. :-| I brought them to the amusement centre in Jaya Jusco on Friday (at least that kept them away from the tv for awhile). They had no problems finishing up RM30 worth of tokens (mainly used by XY and WQ coz CE can still be cheated -- let him play without putting any tokens hehehe. He especially love steering wheels).

Tuesday, 15th June ~ PIL were here for 2 nights in conjunction with Duan Wu Jie (Dumpling Festival) and school holidays. They bought dumplings from Johor and we've been eating dumplings for breakfast/lunch the last few days. And I've still got some in the fridge.

Sunday, 20th June ~ Father's Day. We didn't have any celebration for PaPa. Gave him a day off. So he's off duty from fetching us around (for food or shopping hahaha). In the morning, I guided the kids to make a craft for PaPa. The template was given by CE's kindy and I made a copy for XY. They coloured the hearts and circles and wrote the words themselves (I had to spell for didi). I did the cutting, gluing and stapling for them.

~ artists at work ~

~ dragonflies for PaPa ~


jacss said...

yeah school holiday & my holiday ends, me gotta catch up on my back log of work now :(
hope missy is not disliking the school !!
must be good spending time with close family members??
this yr i didn't eat 'çhung' lar, so yr bal in the fridge can pass on to me, hehe :P

Bryan and Brandon's Mama said...

we missed you!!!

mNhL said...

Both my kids' cough is the same as you describe on didi. Like getting better, than came back again. Do you want to try the boiled orange? *touch wood* YX was free from cough after 2 dose of boiled orange.

The dragonfly for papa is very nice.

Anggie's Journal said...

U r back ?? hahhaha ....:P
Hoe's everything la ???
Happy Camp .... ooooo Jer kindy dont hv this lei ... btw, the kiddy sport day izit the same ar on the 5th July ? combine ?? if yes, maybe can catch up with u :P

Oliveoylz said...

No wonder so busy la...so many activities for the kids and you too during the hols...happily eating bak chang somemore...pass some to me la...I didn't eat any :(

Daddy's surely very happy with the card and his bonus NOUGAT! That's my fav too...am munching on one right now...yummy.

prince n princess mum said...

Wah.. yoga somemore!~

Alice Law said...

Welcome back my friend! The Hapy Camp sound interesting, I would lke to enroll myself and my girl into it.... WHAT?!! Parents are not allowed??? ok... next time maybe, kiahahah(sorry, just kidding).

Love the dragon flies card for papa's day, hey... your hubby going to have cavity(2 chocolate bars at one time?), lol!

Happy Father's day to your hubby!

wenn said...

mothers r usually busy during the school holidays. i still prefer school days.

slavemom said...

Jac, come come... I pass some to u virtually. :p

PL, the feeling's mutual. :)

mNhl, I'm planning to try the boiled pear with Chn almonds. Then oni the boiled orange. I kacau u later for specific instructions, can? :)

Anggie, yup, it's a combined event. See u on the 4th!

Olive, sending some 'chang' over virtually... can receive? hehehe

Kylie, yoga for kids is fun!

Alice, thx for the wish!

Wenn, same here. I prefer routines.

Dora said...

It was a fun-filled holiday for the kids but Mommy busy, it's worth anyway!

Anggie's Journal said...

alright ... see u there :P

Mummy Gwen said...

Wah..busy month for you. We are in KL for the long holiday and I didn't prepare any activities for Gwen..lazy mummy.

Happy Camp sounds very interesting but too bad your kids didn't enjoy the High 5 bread town trip.

Get well soon to you and your family. Take care.

Irene said...

me & lil missy is on coughing spree too. sigh. hope everyone gets well soon lah hor. wah bz bz bz! nver see you online for SOOOOOOOO long. miss ya lah! hehe... kids' yoga, how cute!

michelle@mybabybay said...

You sound more busy during school holidays.

Health Freak Mommy said...

No wonder no news from you for soooo long! Looks like you've been having a great time bonding with your kids and family, that's really good :)
We hv the same blue kids table from Ikea too :)

mnhl said...

Oh..sure. U can come and kacau me anytime. As long as I'm online, I will reply u. u can email me at mnhl@hotmail.com

I'm not too sure bout the mandarin oranges. But I think it is better u stick to the normal oranges. Try your method first then share with us ok. Hope didi's cough will be better soon.

MeRy said...

AT last u r back...welcome back to blogging world.
Very nice card.

Denesa said...

It's been a long time...School re-opens also means rising before the sun rises and lots of homework for my kids.

NomadicMom said...

My kids are gonna have their holidays in another week's time. Too bad when they are back in KL, there arent' many holiday camps around. :-(
Actually, do you know any Mandarin teachers that want to give tuition at the student's place? I want my boys to do some Mandarin lah...Their levels are kinda low like Std 2 and lower kind...If you do, please email me at nomadicmom@gmail.com

BTW, have to say those MEDIA Players are GREAT!!

LittleLamb said...

actually hor...u r a very good mom. always keeping ur kids occupy..or i would say..First priority. that why missing from blohsphere for 1 month. truly understand...

wen said...

so busy!!! haha!
my boy oso reluctant to go back to school although he didnt say anything. just a hint of watery eyes when i send him to school.

now school has started, we also have to get up very early hor..

huisia said...

wow, salute you! how did you manage to jot down all the activities happened during the break?

BabyBooned said...

my gawd u did an awesome job with the holiday! the yoga picture is so cute!