Monday - It's shopping day for confinement herbs today and we all headed to Bee's Brand shop at Chinatown after breakfast. We had previously got the items at the same shop before the arrival of Faith two years ago. And she's now able to help with pushing the basket around the shop! :)
For today's lesson, we did colouring and counting squirrels and acorns. As you can see, Mummy did most of the colouring again. Mummy cut out the boxes and Faith tried to match the number of acorns and squirrels, with Mummy's help. :)
Saturday - After having breakfast together as a family, we dropped off Faith and our helper at Huizhi Mum's place as Huizhi had to go back to Heguru Method for a Primary School Programme Seminar and I, as part of Family Life Ministry, decided to be involved in our church Marriage Enrichment Workshop (MEW). I went to pick up Huizhi after her seminar so that she can also be involved in MEW. Praise God for salvations during MEW.
After MEW, we decided to spend some time together at Esplanade. Turned out to be a very choice. We were very well entertained by the free performances inside, outside and around Esplanade. You can check out the various upcoming performances on https://www.esplanade.com/whats-on/date
We had fun watching Rakugo Comedy, Human Piano Performance, figuring out a real maze (Laberint III) and watching an entertaining circus cum art performance by the Croquiky Brothers from Korea.
Rakugo Comedy - Punchlines 400 years in the making are brought to life as Western professional Rakugo storyteller, Katsura Sunshine, brings to you the art of Japanese stand-up comedy, sitting down. Laughs are guaranteed as kimono-clad Sunshine shares witty slices of Japan through dynamic monologues and dramatic stories.
The Amazing Human Piano - An all-human musical instrument that will fulfill your wildest dreams! Play it like a real piano or switch on the “special effects” to hear different sounds and musical styles. You can even become part of the Human Piano and be played by others. Watch out though, this piano might just run off before you finish playing it!
Laberint III - If you experienced Itinerània’s first open-air maze at Flipside in 2013, you are in for a new treat! In Laberint II, there are many paths, but only one exit to be discovered. Wander through a sea of coloured walls and encounter puzzles waiting to be unlocked or answered. Enjoy the adventure as you get lost in the maze.
Croquiky Brothers - A drawing comedy show! Combining art, circus tricks and hilarious bungling mime antics, the Croquiky Brothers keep things light and entertaining for all.
Sunday - As my parents are away for holidays, our family went dinner with my beloved sister after her last ceramic lesson at NAFA.
Dinner was on her as we celebrated her finding a job after being retrenched 6 months ago from an Australia Mining Company which she had worked 8 years in. Praise God for His provision and blessings upon my sister's life. This new job pays even better than the previous company. Considering the current economic situation, we can only praise God for His goodness :)
As her good brother, I treated her to Nun Song Yee Bing Su after dinner.
Thank God for everything and for this fruitful weekend :)
Ps: See how entertaining Faith can be... Hahaha... She is really cute... :P
Here's what we did today besides the usual. We did the colouring from the homeschool curriculum. Faith didn't want to take a photo with her work so Mama had to hold it up with her not-so-smiley face. It is a little messy with some colours not in the correct places, but this is her work and Mama will file up and show her next time. :P
She requested for "dot dot" - with number dotting pages which Mama had printed from the Internet. We did the number 2 today. :)
Started putting Faith on the potty more regularly end of last month. It does requires some discipline and perseverance on the part of the parents, to sit her down at the required timings. It is especially challenging for Mama to get down and up with a big belly.
You can see her improvement from the reward chart:
This is the 5th week and we increased the required timings to 5 times a day - Wake Up time, Late morning, Noon, Afternoon and Before Bed. Mama got some Snoopy stickers which Faith loves. Hope it'll be a greater motivation for her! :)
Excited to receive our photos after our photo shoot last Monday. Here're some of my favourites. Take a look at the complete collection here. :)
Papa wanted to eat his favourite chicken feet noodles at the Chong Pang market, but we woke up a bit too late and it was sold out! Papa had to settle for fishball noodles instead. We'll have to be earlier next time and the stall assistant says "before 9 am". :P
And in the blink of an eye, we are counting down one month towards Faith's second birthday! And also towards the arrival of Baby Edward. ;) We took some wonderful pictures to remember this special day.
In the evening, we spent time with Tai Ma and Gu Pos. We spent some time at the playground on our way to dinner. Look at Faith having fun! It poured heavily as we were finishing our dinner. Faith said a simple prayer and the heavy downpour turned into a slight drizzle so that we could make our way back easily. Thank God for listening to our prayers! :)
We were home the whole day today and mummy had to find activities to keep occupied... We did our usual flashcards and reading of books. We talked about our value of the month - Thankfulness. Faith is thankful that to have a kind waitress while we dined out for lunch yesterday. The attentive lady brought her a pair of children's plastic spoon and fork without mummy asking. She dropped the set and the lady brought her another immediately. God bless the kind auntie. :)
We played some educational games, sticker books and art & craft. We also went for an evening walk to feed the hungry fishes and a short play at the playground before dinner.
Faith trying to disturb Mama while Mama was trying to get some rest. How to rest with such a cute face beside you. And Faith really did kiss Mama a few times! :P
We had men's and ladies' net rally at church this evening. Loved the catered Briyani. Yummy! Coincidentally we played the game "Hunter, Fire and Earthquake" where the Squirrel is being featured. But Faith must be confused with all the people running about. Lol! :P
As the journey of two becomes three... And three becomes four in 2016.