Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Travis is 2!

Happy Birthday to Travis. Yesterday the monster celebrated his second yr bday! Unlike last year where he celebrated his birthday with family members, which I doubt he remembers anything, we've planned something different for him this year.

1) First part of the celebration: In school
2) Second part of the celebration: Sentosa, Underwater world.

I have been scratching my head many times: A normal cake, or a customised cake. Of course, money was the key factor leading to this deliberation but finally, I have decided to get a customised one because there wasn't a big celebration and we wanted something meaningful for him. So a customised cake we got, and of course, it has to be his ultimate, favourite 'thing', a rocket. Thanks to michelle, we engaged aunty yochana, a decision which i never regretted at all. It was between her fondant space cake and 7th manna's space themed cake. We chose the fondant one and boy, i couldn't conceal my smile when I saw the cake. IT was sooo pretty!

Some pictures of the cake and celebration in school. It was a pity that travis was cranky cause he just got up and hasn't warmed up yet, so he was in tears and refused to get down to cut his cake. BUt after that, he was back to his crazy self.
I love this picture of all the kids eagerly waiting! But where's travis? Crying in my arms lohhh.
All wanting to get a piece of the cake!
The main rocket body was the only part we brought home. We wanted travis to have something to see later in the day ahaha. The rest, distributed to everyone. Yummies. The cake, was really GOOD!
All warmed up and ready to feast!
Travis with Ms Lay Cheng. She was the only one who could comfort him, during his initial days of entering school. ahaha.
You could tell, he's really all warmed up and back to his crazy self! ahaha. Showing off everyone his cake!
This is alastair, Travis's best friend in school. The 2 of them could just engage themselves in games and play and ignoring the others! And Alastair is the only one Travis would willingly hug, other than Trishelle. haha. Guess it's because the 2 of them spend the MOST time together, usually till the time I pick Travis up.
Then we headed off, to Vivo, for some lunch at sushi tei, he made a mess, eating ramen. The monster just wants to feed himself these days, so we let him be. Then off to the tram to sentosa!That's all we took! haha ended the day at dolphin lagoon and it was SO SOOOOO Hot!! and immediately after the dolphin show, he knocked out!! must be so tiring!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Trip to polliwogs

Super backdated post! :)

First trip there and definitely not the last!

haha, trishelle has only 1 photo taken!! :)
After polliwogs, we headed off to T3 airport for some swensen's dinner. :)
The 2 boys really ENJOYED themselves on the train!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Travis the menace

As the name implies. He's reaching the very hard to be controlled stage where he just flares up if he doesn't get what he wants. he hits us, rolls on the floor, screams and shouts. we try not to show him the cane and try to reason out with him but the latter doesn't really work when he's still very worked up. Sigh.

Photos taken after the hotel stay. We had a family tshirt printed but didn't manage to get a good picture to show. haha next time! :)

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October has been a real real real busy month. We had bro-in-laws wedding, which we went for a hotel stay, followed by a LONG period of illness for both Travis and trishelle. The much dreaded stomach flu attack. Travis was so badly hit that he's become SOooo skinny now. And trishelle, that poor girl, she also vomitted and diarrhoea-ed so much! Work has been so busy too. so much to do with the students, I am SO GLAD I am not a smart student, or rather, maybe I am so glad I was a student in the past! Their committments are SO full these days!

Nevertheless, all is well now with the 2 of them, all fully recovered to wreak havoc!

Here's some newsletter updates: still on the topic of trains.Travis is better at verbalising his thoughts now, though still very much talking in his own language, but he could surprise us with things that we never thought he knew. He could tell us that rocket is a spaceship. He really absolutely loves rockets to bits. A future astronaut? haha. He will request to draw, paint a rocket on his hand, on the drawing paper or even look for rocket toys. He could actually fill in missing letters of the ABC song when we stop and pause. He could also count from 1 to 10 in both mandarin and english. Although all these may seem a little slow for him to achieve at this stage, he still surprised us. :)

I love the way he counts in mandarin. Hilarious. Jeff says sounds like Ang-mo. haha!

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Newsletter: all about trains.

Trains was their main learning topic for the past week. We have contributed a thomas train set for their learning in school, wonder if it was used in the end. hah!

Travis must have enjoyed the last activity!! No wonder he loves to get our HL milk box after we've finished drinking. ahha!

Monday, September 28, 2009

Updates on Trishelle

Trishelle is already 7months. How time flies. She has started on solids already, once a day, cereal, next week, it will be 2 times a day. Following month then intro porridge. :) hehe.

She loves snacking too! Don't know inherit from me or Jeff, but her brother doesn't have the sAME liking for tidbits/biscuits/rusks as she has.


Wednesday, September 9, 2009

NEwsletter time.

My favourite time, Newsletter! Can you spot travis? :)

That little boy in red above is Alastair. I believe him and travis will become good friends cause he's always the one I see, left over from their class when I bring travis home!
It's a chore bringing him home now. RUNS away from me, hide and seek, play catching, telling me this and that *nonsensical, uncomprehensible language* just doing all he can to not go home. THIS BOY!