Saturday, April 27, 2019

SE's drawing

Might as well put in another in SE's series.  I'm just glad this one didn't feature butts or poop.

The girls are still attending their art classes.  I'm not sure they're benefiting much from them actually.  JE at least does a page a day.  SE being someone who only does what she wants, can take her own sweet time and take 3 lessons to complete one page.  The last time JE told SE that she was slow, she started counting the number of things she had coloured that day.  JE had to tell her, the things you drew yourself (at the side) DON'T COUNT!!

But this latest one from SE looks nice enough so far.  She'd written things at the side as usual.  Apparently she wanted to ask the teacher something and she was busy with someone else. So this girl resorted to writing 'Help me help me' hahaha.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

SE's second dentist visit

Fast forward 2 weeks, it was time to go back to the dentist.  The milk teeth didn't show any signs of getting shaky.  So I prepared SE by telling her that for me last time, the dentist put some gel and then gave an injection before taking out the tooth.  And off we went.

Told SE she'd get a toy if she was brave that day.  JE wasn't happy about that.  She said she had 8 teeth out already and didn't get any toy.  This one had wanted to come along that day but she was being a nuisance sulking away.

No! Su Ern cannot get toy!

It was a long wait as the patient before us had a long procedure.  Finally, after an hour:

I'm going to get a toy later!

The dentist was patient and kind, and took the time to talk to SE first.  She confirmed the milk teeth were still strong.  She would have to put the gel and injection.  And immediately SE started screaming and kicking.

No! No want injection!!

And wriggled and crawled away from the dentist chair.

No... I don't want injection

After taking time off work and waiting so long for our turn, I really wanted to get this over with.  But really, no deal with an uncooperative patient.  Tried to hold her down, but she was struggling violently and pushing the dentist away.


After half an hour of this, we had to give up.  She gets a reprieve of another 2 weeks to try to push the milk teeth with her fingers.

Sigh.  Another round of consultation fees.  When will this end...

Sunday, April 21, 2019

SE's first dentist visit

SE's permanent teeth have appeared, but they are BEHIND the milk teeth.  Thus both sets are happily co-existing - apparently this is common enough and is called 'shark teeth' since sharks have two rows of teeth.

Milk teeth in front, permanent ones at the back

Hubby took her to the dentist and sent me these pictures:

Let's check you and see

Let me tell you what you need to do

OK? Can understand?

I thought she was such a trooper and behaved well.  Apparently she was apprehensive at first though.  The dentist said the milk teeth were still strong.  But gave her 2 weeks to push at the teeth with her tongue in the hope of loosening them.

Saturday, April 13, 2019


The fun continues with the kids' birthdays!  Next up was cousin Elyssa's birthday at Funtopia. They had an hour of climbing.

We are ready!

What I like about this place is adults can go in without charge if they aren't climbing.  Guardians/'kepohchis' normally need to pay, which I don't think is worth it since we aren't using the facilities.  So instead of finding ways of killing time while the kids play, this time adults were kept busy taking pictures and whatnot.

Let's climb!

Left to right:  Jensen, Erin, JE

JE was fine, SE was just swinging around at the end of her rope and pretty much firmly on the ground haha.
This feels so weird

I though, ok lah, if this is what she wants to do, she can continue for the rest of the hour.  But before I knew it...
Tadahh! Yep that's SE up there

Say cheese!  And peace!

Haha... once she got the hang of it, everything was climbable!  There were plenty of choices.

JE one side, SE one side

Ladders too

 Overall, it was a fun night! 
Tired, sweaty but so happy

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Water fun at 1u

We stumbled upon this area one day.  The kids wanted to go so the next visit, we packed swimsuits.  There is actually a changing room.  And it's free, of course.

Let's name the water spouts

Then we swim here

There was a third section but the guard said it was for babies and stopped the kids from entering.

It's only a small area but the kids had to be pried out after the half hour limit I set.  Bribed them with McD ice-cream.

These strawberry ones are VERY good

OK this is a belated post, can tell from the McD strawberry ice-cream which isn't being sold now heh. 

Saturday, April 6, 2019

JE's birthday 2019

JE is 9 years old!

Some things just came together.  The matchy unicorn T-shirts I'd ordered online arrived shortly before.  My mum made JE a skirt, which happened to be in the colours of the unicorn T-shirt.  So we decided to wear those for the night.  Then we went to the cake shop, and there it was - a unicorn cake!  All righttt!

I have a unicorn cake!

Slightly better view of T-shirts

On planning of the celebration... last year the kids' birthdays were activity-filled - trampoline park, interactive playgroundsScience centrebowling etc.  And since then, they had been planning how to celebrate the NEXT round.  However, all of them started new activities since then.  Swim classes, art classes, tuition, taekwando for the boys.  There aren't any big slots of time to suit everyone on any given weekend.

I googled, and found an interesting DIY pancake place. Ahh perfect for a short 'activity' before dinner.  Called them up... and they were closing down the business a couple of weeks before JE's birthday.  Gahh.

So what to do?  Replicate at home!  Bought sauce bottles, experimented with pancake batter.  All my saucepans were called to service hehe.

Who wants to make pancakes?

Turned out ok actually!

Fish pancake

Poop pancake (this SE....)

They made, they ate

Fish, smiley faces, monkey, cat, flag pancakes...

Then we went off to De Chiengmai for dinner.  It's a nice place (which is why I psycho-ed JE into agreeing to this place over her original.choice of McDonalds) with nice food.  Lighting too dim for good pictures though.

Nom nom

Our customary family photo... didn't bother getting a unicorn shirt for hubby since he won't wear it anyway.
Say cheese!

Blow my candles

Happy birthday to my darling firstborn! May you achieve all you want and stay happy and healthy.