29 March 2011

Jurong Bird Park

We brought Vio to Jurong Bird Park over the weekend. It's better to bring him somewhere before mei-mei comes, right? As for the next few months, we might not be able to bring him to these kind of places..

Vio was so so so super excited on the way... He keep saying that he'll see penguins, parrot, and flamingo. Even in the taxi he kept mentioning about these 3 type of birds.

Once reach there, though...... He immediately said "takut.. takut.." (scared) and asked to be carried! Eekss!! Not sure what makes him suddenly feel scared.. Maybe it's the environment? Or the tall tall trees? Or the loud bird sounds?

[caption id="attachment_2091" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Jurong Bird Park"]Jurong Bird Park[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_2092" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="With the Penguins"]With the Penguins[/caption]

The first part we went to was the penguins. And it seems like this is Vio's favorite place, because on the way back, he asked to see more penguins! Vio was excited to see the penguins swimming.

[caption id="attachment_2093" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Hello, penguins!"]Hello, penguins![/caption]

[caption id="attachment_2094" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Pink Penguins!"]Pink Penguins![/caption]

We also saw parrot and flamingos (as promised to Vio). After that we went to Lori Loft, but since the map given out in Jurong Bird Park is not following the actual distance, we end up taking a loooong route.. and worse of all, it's going up the slope! Wah... I felt so tortured going up the slope. And Vio (still in scared mode), sat in the stroller and insisted that the stroller cover is closed.

In the Lori Loft, pi was feeding the birds. And there's 1 bird (the biggest as compared to the rest), who kept scaring other birds who wants to take the food also.. Haha.. Oh.. Vio touched the birds tails too! At least he had the courage to touch the birds.. :D

[caption id="attachment_2095" align="aligncenter" width="225" caption="No.. I don't wanna take photoo.."]No.. I don't wanna take photoo..[/caption]

And then.. the timing was just right for us to watch the birds show! It was a good 30 mins rest for us. At least we get to sit down for 30 mins :p

And after the show, we brought Vio to play in the playground, which is apparently quite small. Vio was excited to see water play. And he insisted that he wanna open all his clothes (yes, including the diapers) to play the waters. And all passerby smiled when seeing him play the waters all naked.

[caption id="attachment_2096" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Just me... without my clothes :p"]Just me... without my clothes :p[/caption]

24 March 2011

Science Center

Ok this is a very belated post.. Haha.. Have been busy with work lately so got less time to update blog nowadays :p

Last last weekend, we brought Vio to Science Center, together with Celestine and her daddy & mommy!

[caption id="attachment_2079" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Cheeeerrssss..."]Cheeeerrssss...[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_2080" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Just Us"]Just Us[/caption]

Oh do you see the baloon Vio was holding? The staff there gave Vio a baloon gun, and Celestine got a flower baloon. So nice of them! :)

I suppose since this year is year of the rabbit, they have some exhibitions related to rabbits.

[caption id="attachment_2081" align="aligncenter" width="225" caption="One.. Two.. Three.. Action!!"]One.. Two.. Three.. Action!![/caption]

And Vio was so excited to see so many things to push, rotate, etc etc.. Here he is posing as a pirate:

[caption id="attachment_2082" align="aligncenter" width="225" caption="Little Pirate"]Little Pirate[/caption]

But when we're about to go to the other parts, he suddenly got so scared. He was so scared to see "Uncle Einstein" going up and down the rope. Everytime we pass by that place (which we need to, because it's the central room), he would look reaaaaaaally really really scared and cried, refused to go there.. and hug us tight tight... Hm.... The previous time we went there, he was excited to see Uncle Einstein going up and down the rope leh.. Not sure why this time round he suddenly got so scared..

And here's a photo in the discovery zone...

[caption id="attachment_2083" align="aligncenter" width="225" caption="Peek-a-boo"]Peek-a-boo[/caption]

And before going home... We let Vio play in the water play. He was so excited to see pool full of BALLS.. So he spent most of his time there instead of playing water... -_-

[caption id="attachment_2084" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Throw throw throw!"]Throw throw throw![/caption]

[caption id="attachment_2085" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Celestine & Vio"]Celestine & Vio[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_2086" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="My Kicking Style"]My Kicking Style[/caption]

17 March 2011


For the last few weeks, all of a sudden Vio develops fear of almost anything. Even on the small small stuff.

When he sees ants, he'll run away and say "Scared ants! Scared ants!"  Even when he sees dirt on the floor, he'll say "Hii.. dirt.. scared dirt.."  And don't even mention about bugs or anything that flies.. He'll also feel scared to see the flowers in our home moving because of wind from the fan.

Well, I read somewhere that children around 2 years old have a very big imagination. So it's normal for them to be suddenly afraid of small things.

So what we do now is try to acknowledge his fear, be there for him when he's scared of anything, and try to explain to him that it's ok... Oh! And also hoping that this phase will end soon.. ;)

14 March 2011

"Mommy... Mommy.. M!!"

Vio's showing great interest in alphabets and numbers lately (which he refers to as "ABC". So let's say he sees a series of letters (books, posters, etc), he'll say "ABC! So many ABC!"

So, last weekend we were just walking around in Jurong Point, and when we passed by McDonald's, Vio suddenly scream super excitedly: "Mommy! Mommy! M!!"  And the next thing he say was: "M is for Mommy!"  Wahaahhaa.. isn't he such a little smartie??

He can recognize some letters now... such as A, B, C, H, M, O, S.  So everytime he see the letter S, he'll say "S is for Savio!" Haha.. So so so proud of him :)

And as for the numbers, he can recognize number 1, 2, 3, 4, and 0. I think that's quite good for a 2 years+ ya? :D

10 March 2011

A World of Balls

Vio is still living in the world of balls.. Yes.. morning, day, and night, ball is still his most favorite toys... Every room you step in my home, you'll surely see balls of many different sizes lying or hiding around. Well, I'd say that Vio is surely spoilt with choices when it comes to the number of balls he actually have inside our home. It's countless!

Cute thing is... he actually name some of his balls! Some of his favorite at the moment (and he named them by himself): happy face ball, basketball, orange basketball, tiger ball, pink ball, big ball, football, and the list goes on and on and on...

Not to mention he's really getting better at playing balls too. He can throw and catch the ball rather well, dribbling very well, kick very very well (high, low, hard, soft.. all he can do), and also play basketball (throwing balls inside basketball ring). Though the last one is based on his luck. Sometimes he can get it inside, and sometimes he can't.

[caption id="attachment_2069" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Posing with my football"]Posing with my football[/caption]

And do you know that ball can be used as a small chair too?? LOL.. 

[caption id="attachment_2070" align="aligncenter" width="225" caption="Sitting on my ball"]Sitting on my ball[/caption]

 Oh well, it's good that he has found his passion at such a young age :p  Somemore it's one that doesn't need much investment (unlike my hobby that can cause a hole in the pocket :p)  Balls are cheap and reaaaally long lasting :D

08 March 2011

Pregnancy: Week 33

Wow it's now a bi-weekly visit! Can't believe the baby's coming in about 1 months time! Hm.. and yet there are many things not ready yet... LOL..

Our appointment was at 9:55am on a Saturday morning. But we didn't manage to get a taxi for verrrryy long time. By the time we get one, it was already 9:55am.. Dotz.... So in the end, we're about half an hour late. Apparently that caused our turn to be put behind any people who come on time for their appointment. So they get to be seen first even though we came earlier than them.. Sob sob... In the end, we waited for about 2 hours... waaaa.. 2 hours! Haiz..

[caption id="attachment_2065" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Week 33"]Week 33[/caption]

The baby now weighs 2.178 kg.. As usual, the gynae mentioned all are good.. The picture of week 31 is much clearer. In this week 33 ultrasound, the baby looked like she has very thick lips. I certainly hope not! :p

The original plan was to go Far East Plaza after seeing gynae, coz I want to redeem the BigDeal coupon that I purchased sometime back. Do you know about BigDeal? Everyday they have different deals at very good prices. Sometimes it's really interesting! Few days back, I purchased fill-all-you-can cup of yoghurt for S$3.50 only! Wow... That's really cheap.. I remember the last time I go for that kind of yoghurt, a not so big serving already cost me more than S$5!

Anyway... We've almost cancelled our plan... But luckily, in the end we still went to Far East Plaza to have lunch and yoghurt as our dessert! I filled the cup with lots of yoghurt and toppings. And I took quite some strawberry slices and mochi coz Vio likes them very much. And in the end, the cup weighs about 330gr+. And the normal price: S$0.33 for 10 gr. That means... my yoghurt should've cost more than S$10! Wow.... I hope the shopkeeper wasn't upset with me for taking so much for only S$3.50 hehheeheee... :D

The yoghurt was nicee... Vio loved it a lot too. If next time there's a deal like this again, I'll certainly buy it again! ;)

Front-Open Cards

Still in the making cards kind of mood... This time round I feel like making a "different" kind of cards.. Soo... here's front-opened cards with cute die-cut shapes!

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="200" caption="Bee Happy"]Bee Happy[/caption]

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="200" caption="Butterfly Card"]Butterfly Card[/caption]

I used pretty rhinestones to decorate the die-cuts. Don't you think they look kinda cute? Kekekee.. check them out now here.

Blog Candy from Crafts International

I've been doing (a lot) of blog hopping lately, and.. I'm just amazed at the sweetness of blog candy to be given out at some blogs! Just look at this one from Crafts International:

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="447" caption="Craft International Blog Candy"]Craft International Blog Candy[/caption]

Isn't it like... breathtaking?? Oh how I wish that for once, I gotta win a blog candy! They are just soooo "sweet"!

03 March 2011

In Love with The Penguin

Have I told you that sometime back, Vio seemed to have high preference in things that can be pushed around? He'll play with them (push them around the house) often in the days. And even when going out, he insisted that he wants to bring them too!

The 2 things that he liked most were his yellow pushcart and his penguin bag.

One Sunday, we wanted to go to the church. And he insisted (and I mean... INSISTED) that we brought the penguin bag along. He cried rolling on the floor very loudly when we try to put the penguin bag back home. So.... that's how the penguin bag went with us...

[caption id="attachment_2055" align="aligncenter" width="224" caption="Waiting for the lift"]Waiting for the lift[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_2056" align="aligncenter" width="224" caption="Proudly walking with my penguin bag"]Proudly walking with my penguin bag[/caption]

Oh well, as you might have guessed, once we reach the taxi, Vio refused to bring the penguin bag by himself again. Tsk! So we have to carry the penguin bag for him around that day... Tsk!!

01 March 2011

School Update

An update of school registration mentioned here.... We didn't get a place for Vio! Sobz.......... Apparently quite a lot registered, and the place is limited... And with our kind of luck.. Well.. I'd said it's not surprising that we didn't manage to get a place... *sigh*  Oh well, maybe it's not meant to be :p

On the other side... Vio seems to like school more now. He no longer say "Don't want school! Don't want school!"  He even walked willingly inside the classroom all by himself.. And there was one day when I send him to school, when he walked to the classroom, there were 2 other kids (already inside) shouting happily: "Saviooooooo..."  And Vio seemed happy! Wow.. He has made friends now! My little baby is really growing up!

And I heard that Vio is the closest with a Malay girl called "Dola". When we mentioned "Dola" to him, he'll laugh and say back again: "Dola" hahaha.. The first time I heard "Dola", I immediately think of "Dolaemon".. haha... *oops*  I hope Vio doesn't call his good friend Dolaemon now!

Correction: Vio's friend's name is actually Nyla, not Dola. Not sure who in the first place mention her name as Dola.. haha..