Today I met up with Claudine, Nell, and Xiaoming for lunch. It was good to see old friends again. Afterwards we went to Kallang Wave and the children played with water play. Later we watched a beautiful sunset by the river and the children fell asleep so we had a peaceful dinner at a Japanese restaurant. It was a good day.
Today I had a reunion with my best friend Mabel and some old friends. Owen was a very good boy and Harriet was very cute.
Today we had lunch at a Hong Kong restaurant in Chinatown and then went to visit my grandmother. It was super warm and Harriet was fussy and unfriendly with the new faces. The two boys are beginning to fight.
Today Coen joined us to go to Jurong Bird Park and Owen was mostly happy. Again he didn’t get to play at the Water Play area due to thunderstorm. We took Owen to MacDonalds for the first time and had to coax him into eating his burger.
Today we went to the wonderful Singapore Zoo but Owen was unimpressed and fussy. There was a thunderstorm while we were at the elephant show.
Today we went to the Science Centre and Omni theatre, and then later to the mall.
Today we went to Chinatown to run some errands, then in the evening we met my sister's family for dinner and for the kids to play lanterns together. Owen had a great time with his cousin Coen.
Today we went to the SEA aquarium at Sentosa. We left quite late as we woke late and so didn't have time to go to the beach. We did have sushi however, and Harriet loved tamagomaki.
Today my sister came over and our boys had a great time playing at the nearby playground.
Today we went to my sister's house. It was amazing having Owen and Coen play with each other and leaving the grownups with no childcare to do. Owen was extremely patient and tolerant when Coen refused to share and had a great time nevertheless. I'm so proud of him.
Today Owen finally got to meet his cousin Coen. I was exhausted from Harriet being awake for 4hours in the night(!). We went to Satay Club for dinner and the two boys were so cute together.
Today Harriet woke Owen in the night with her crying and really upset Owen. So I moved her to my mum's room away from him. In the morning Owen was so tired he threw up and was ill in bed all day.
Today we had a rough night as Harriet woke and refused to go to sleep and then woke Owen with her cries. In the afternoon my mum and I took Owen out for a haircut ($3!) and walk around the town. He was so happy about the lifts, escalators, and bus rides. Later Peter and Harriet joined us and we got to eat out at a restaurant in peace while both children crashed in the stroller & baby carrier. We put the kids to bed at 10pm.
Today we arrived at Singapore! Owen loved it but poor Harriet was so warm she got heat rash and was miserable. And we were all exhausted. Amazingly both children seem to take to my mum immediately so we could get some child care relief.
Today we flew for the first time with kids and everyone was very nice to us. Sadly Owen was still very fussy and grumpy and totally unimpressed by the aeroplane. And the kids only let me sleep for 30mins on the 13hour red eye flight.
Today grandpa came to help look after the children while we frantically packed and sorted stuff out for our trip to Singapore tomorrow!
Today Harriet finally had a few massive poops after days of constipation. She seemed less miserable now and so far been sleeping much more soundly. Fingers crossed. Feeling bad that we keep telling Owen off for being rough with Harriet. He just seemed so hyper lately, or maybe he's always been like that.
Today we watched more The Expanse on Netflix. Harriet was up 8 times last night! So I was generally very cranky today.
Today I did more sorting and packing and got rid of loads of junk! Harriet had a cold and was constipated and was very miserable in general. Poor girl.
Today Harriet was angry all day after a bad night. Owen went to play at Maddie's house after preschool, and Peter had fun socialising with Maddie's dad while I made use of the quiet time to do more packing and sorting.