Wednesday, June 15, 2011

School Holidays With Grandparents

We went back to Penang to visit Po Po in the first week. Then Ye Ye and Mah Mah came to visit in the second week. The kids had lots of fun playing with their cousins. We didn't go out much when we're back in Penang. They spent a big chunk of time playing with PSP and my SIL's handphone. *shake head* Brought them to Youth Park to play at the playground one evening. There's quite a lot of people, although it was a weekday. I haven't been there for many many years already and the place has changed so much. The playgrounds and exercise equipments are well-maintained. Especially love the big trees surrounding the area, providing shades everywhere.

I also had a gathering with my secondary schoolmates. Finally got to meet Olive, SP and sweetie DQ, after a few unsuccessful arrangements. I think we haven't seen each other for 7 years. Had a great time catching up with the gang at McD. Did the right decision to choose a venue with an indoor playground (although that was just a mini one). I brought XY along and left didi at home with SIL. Smart move coz I was able to truly enjoy the food and company. Just needed to keep an eye on her from our table (we sat very near to the play area).

Ye Ye and Mah Mah stayed at BIL's house. The kids are very happy every time they are here coz they get to spend the whole day (except nap time) playing together with their cousins. And they also love the fact that we go out for breakfast often when their grandparents are here.

CE complained of toothache since Sunday (5/6). Brought him to the dentist on Wed (8/6) and was told there was nothing wrong with his teeth. But there's an ulcer on his gum. Glad to hear his set of teeth are in good condition but have to take note that his upper left molar is a bit dirty. Got to make sure we brush and clean it properly. I asked the dentist to clean his teeth and he was very cooperative, considering that was his first dental visit. But he disliked the taste of the toothpaste so he had to gargle very soon after the dentist started the cleaning work. So it was a few rounds of cleaning and gargling, with the chair adjusted up and down, up and down.

Within a week, XY lost 2 teeth. They came out on their own. And she's really cool about them, although there was a bit of blood. Upper right lateral incisor on 5/6 (just dropped out by itself) and upper left lateral incisor on 9/6 (while playing rough with didi). So now she's RM1 richer. Yes, this tooth fairy is quite stingy one. Only 50 sen per tooth. hahaha

15 comments:

nivnivhandmade said...

we went to penang for holiday too :-D. such a beautiful island, but this trip was totally different from when hubs and i went last time! great that CE had a great dental experience. Both my kids are now terrified of dental visits :-(

Oliveoylz said...

I laughed out loud when I read your "finally" in bold lettering...So glad, everything went as planned this round. It was awesome meeting you again after all these years. You've kept really REALLY well! Happy that our kids bonded very well too. SP had always heard of the XY..he was supposed to meet since dunno when...and she's his virtual friend too. I sometimes point out XY's pics to him online...

What a great holiday for the kids and yourself. Having both maternal and paternal grandparents spend precious time with them...

reanaclaire said...

Seems like the kids enjoyed their holiday in Penang.. yes, at this age, their teeth will drop .. one by one.. hahaha...

MeRy said...

So fun to be back to Penang...so much fun!!

Merryn said...

i missed penang! nice to be able to FINALLY meet Olive, SP and DQ eh? :D

Alice Law said...

So nice got to meet up with Olive, envy-nya~!

Yalor, guess it's time for your girl to own her new set of adult teeth! Congratz to her!

Uncle Lee said...

Hi Slavemom, wow, you in Penang? You originally from Penang? Bet you speak Hokkien well too.
Can see you had a swell times apart from some tooth worrying moments, ha ha.
Have fun.
Lee.

Agnes said...

Semester breaks are the only time for the kids to travel and meet their grandparents, and cousins. A time well spent and enjoy without worrying about school works.

sting said...

that really sounds like great get together... and the kids had lots of fun too ya :-)

chinnee said...

time is short during the holiday right? my mum came up for a week to help qiqi with her revision. how nice we can have more school holiday!

Health Freak Mommy said...

Wah, you even remember what each and every tooth is called? I don't and I can't even remember how many teeth my girls have haha.

jacss said...

isn't that a good, productive, quality yet cheap enough a holiday for the kids!! we had the same in penang too spending time with cousins n grannies!!

tell toothfairy inflation very high... must increase payment lah *blek* :P

andrewjune said...

wah no photos at all from ur Pg's trip?
finally you get to meet with olive & her lovely kids!

so good that XY is cool about the 2teeth :)

mumsgather said...

This tooth fairy even more stingy. Nothing in return for the tooth. :P

Adrine said...

Alwiz nice to "balik kampung". Sometimes I miss having a "kampung" to go home too. (after my parents moved to KL).
No pics of yummy Penang food?