Thursday, December 20, 2012

Sporty boy

Richie becomes more sporty boy than artistic boy.
He shows more interest in sport and learns very fast.
His favorite ones are bowling, soccer, swimming, baseball and even punching hehehe...
He learns at first from Wii, then opa bought him bowling pints and balls and he loves it.

Here's video of him doing bowling like professional bowler

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Last Playdate on December and gift exchange

To celebrate December babies as well as to remark last playdate on December, Mommy's group of NTU friends arranged for small party in the pool with BBQ for adults too.

Aunty Endina was the main host and she also helped to be an MC for kids.
The kids decorated their own cupcake and lighted the candle up on each cupcake.
After that they sang Happy birthday and blew the cake together.

Since there were many December babies, we decided to do gift exchange instead.
Richie got assorted wooden cars and he's so happy to receive it


Thursday, December 13, 2012

Have yourself a merry little xmas 2012

One fine day with daddy

Richie was so excited when he watched mommy's video sliding in the icy road, he always copied in the floor how mommy did, therefore as consolation, daddy brought Richie to snow city to play slide with snow.
He's so happy inside there playing slide alone and with daddy.

Ok, Richie, wait for another 3 years to play the real snow

My Big boy (almost 3 years 3 mos)

My big boy is no longer baby anymore, he's ready to become koko now.
Mommy watches him grow every day and becomes more mature and independent.
When mommy told Richie that soon he will be come koko and has meme/didi on the way, he's so excited.
Everyday, he told me that he wants to hug baby by hugging mommy.

Sometimes, he asks me to see baby inside my tummy hehe..and when I open my shirt to show him his tummy, he thought the baby could see from my belly button.
He whispers I love you baby :)

Not only that, he also tells the world that he's soon becomes koko.
Everytime he meets our friends, he said that mommy's tummy has baby, Richie will sleep with baby in his room.
Richie sleeps below and baby sleeps in the top.
Richie will feed the baby with milk, kiss him/her when he/she cries etc etc....

I guess he's very very excited with new addition in our family.
He's no longer selfish like he used to be.
Thanks to Pingu, I would say, his favorite show.
He learns to baby sit from Pingu, here's the video of his favorite show

Monday, December 10, 2012

Love Month of December

December is our favorite month, we have switched to holiday mood.
Family reunion, festive seasons, party with family and friends.
This year Richie was so excited with Christmas tree so mommy bought good deal christmas tree from Groupon and the ornaments from Giant.
As long as it makes Richie happy hehehe...

We've lighted up the christmas tree and decor the window with ribbon and sock.
We've told Richie the tale be a good boy and on christmas eve put the grass in the sock for Santa's reindeer.
In return he will get a present from Santa.
We prepare him for our family trip to Santa's homeland 3 years later therefore he must be involved in the santa's tale to appreciate our trip meeting the Santa hehehe..

Monday, December 3, 2012

Scandinavia Winter Adventure (15 - 28 November 2012)

Last month, mommy and daddy went for honeymoon making sibling for Richie hehe...
We chose to go to scandinavia, northern Europe to hunt Aurora borealis as well as experiencing life as danish, swedish, finnish and sami.
The trip went well, we enjoyed it very much and it's unforgettable experience.
The temperature was between -2 to 2 deg, luckily we have heavily prepared for the gear.

We loved the arctic scenery with snow every where, it's so amazing as well as the life of sami people.
How the people, animals and plants are able to survive in extremely harsh cold really taught us something
Our journey to chase the aurora borealis was another journey of faith. We've learned how to trust the guide as reflection how we should trust our God as the Guide of our life.

Like daddy said, once it was a dream now it's part of our life story. We'd love to share this experience with Richie in times to come.
We also love to bring our family together to celebrate Christmas in Santa Claus homeland at Rovaniemi.
Hopefully our dream can come true again in another 3 years.

hunting aurora @ Tromso

Nyhavn @ Copenhagen

Ridderholmen @ Stockholm

Sibelius Monument @ Helsinki

Glass Igloo @ Ivalo

meet Santa @ Rovaniemi

Monday, November 5, 2012

Officially joining swimming class (4 Nov 2012)

Richie officially joined the Aqua Duck Swimming class @ turf city
He enjoyed it very much and never gave up

Here are some videos of the lesson

Congratulations to uncle Michael and aunty Michelle (3 Nov 2012)

And last Saturday we attended another wedding at Conrad, the food was nice, as well as the ambience and the program
Congratulation for both of you

Congratulations to uncle Aron and aunty Shuyi (27 Oct 2012)

Mommy and daddy attended uncle Aron and Aunty Shuyi wedding @ Mandarin Orchard.
Richie was with oma Ani @ MBS

Happy Halloween 2012

Richie the spartan and jazz boy :)

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Mommies' playdates

After so long we didn't meet face to face with other mommies in playdate group. Yesterday, we finally met up....yyay...
We met up at Ikea Alexandra, 'cos it's child friendly shop and restaurant.
we had lunch together with kiddos, Richie finished almost the whole 15 meatballs...and left mommy with 3 meatballs..
Catching up with them by chating and gossiping about many things from our pregnant friends till about kiddos was very fun.

Then, Richie, Iggy and Alviss were left in Smaland for an hour while we were walking around the showroom. They were enjoying themselves too.
After we picked them up, we went down to buy ice cream and went back home

Here's some pictures of us

kiddos enjoying ice cream

Kiddos minus Iggy who's sleeping

Moms and kids taken by Richie

Monday, October 22, 2012

playing puzzle

Richie's playing alphabet puzzle in the form of sea horse, a birthday gift from tante Fanie

Richie's chinese skill progress

After attending chinese class for about 6 months plus.
Richie managed to recognize and read 56 chinese characters and sang 3 mandarin songs ( so far I've heard at home)

Here's the video

Swimming trial lesson with Aqua Duck

Last Sunday, mommy enrolled Richie to swimming trial lesson with Aqua Duck @ Turf City.
It's free trial and Richie was so excited and looking forward for the lesson.

On Sunday afternoon, it's heavy rain so mommy though it may be canceled but alas around 2.30pm the rain stopped and it's just nice. The weather was not so hot and cooling.
The pool was heated pool so it's not cool and just nice

Richie was so excited to swim and couldn't wait.
Daddy accompanied him to swim with other 3 girls and their parents too.

Richie was very brave, eventhough he drank some waters, he didn't give up and wanted to do the tasks like bubbling in the water or submerge the face into water.
He had so much fun and enjoyed the lesson. The coach was apparently Indonesian chinese guy too. He's pretty patience with the kids and can live up the situation with songs and toys.

Richie didn't want to get off from the pool after the 30mins lesson ended and he looked forward for the next lesson. Here some videos that mommy took during the lessons

Richie "the mouse" with big grin before class

when the class just started, listen to the coach

After class, he didn't want to get out from the pool

Friday, October 19, 2012

coloring and tangram

Mommy bought this magic color book from bookshop, it's pretty cheap around S$3.90
It's mess and fuss free coloring book, only need to use brush and water and the color will appear

And since Richie likes to create something, mommy gives him tangram where he can makes everything he likes using this tangram

creating robot

Activities while mommy's doing household chores

Richie is big boy ! this is what he likes to say when he can play on his own, cleans up his toys and creates something using mega blocks

While mommy's doing household chores and cooking meals, he plays on his own.
Starting a day with excercising using WII sport, after he's bored he then plays mega blocks.
He likes to create transportation like train, airplane, digger. Sometimes he creates house, tunnel, high tower which I don't see similarity though but I'm proud of him, 'cos he's full of imagination, sometimes he talks to himself like creating story

After that, he will show me his creation hehe of course I says good job !

After I'm done with my chores, I'll ask Richie to clean up his toys, he does it voluntarily too, sometimes before I ask him, he already cleaned up.  When I says to him, well done ! he will praise himself " Richie's big boy ", like Pingu ( Pingu is the show in youtube staring penguin with all acts and one of the episodes is Pingu cleans up the toys too ) hehe

He's such a big boy and becoming more responsible on his own property !
Mommy's so proud of you !

he said it's digger

Richie building twin towers

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Cutting hair at EC house

Richie's hair has been growing very well until it's thick and difficult to comb. So yesterday when we went to Clementi mall, mommy saw EC house has kid's cutting hair service with toy ride and barney movie.
Mommy asked him whether he wants to ride a car, and he says yes
So here he is

Richie the sailor man

This is the beginning journey of 3 years old boy...
who eagers to be independent boy, likes to copy what adults do and say and doesn't want to be treated like baby

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Happy 3rd Birthday Richie

On your birthday, may you experience joy
On your birthday, may you experience love
On your birthday, may all your dreams come true
On your birthday, may all your desires be filled

As you wish upon a star, your life be starlight
As you wish upon a star, your life be star-bright
As you wish upon a star, zillions of stars gaze over you
And a wish upon a star, made come true

Happy birthday, to a beautiful soul
Happy birthday, to a wonderful you
Happy birthday, to a gentle soul
Happy birthday, to a great you
Happy happy birthday to a once in a lifetime kind of person
Happy birthday to you Richie

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Angry Bird Fanatics ??

Last week, we bought the cable car package from groupon, and Richie was so excited to ride Angry bird cable car complete with the mask, cupcake and the shirt