Weekends, to me, are precious. While we try to find time to relax, catch up with friends, have a good lunch, do grocery shopping and run errands during those days of the week, it is also an important time for us to get together as a family.
And I don't just mean the four of us. I mean getting together with our parents, grandparents, siblings and the extended family. You know, these are the people who matter but also the ones whom we tend to neglect when we are so caught up with our busy lives.
In the month of June, we managed to squeeze out some fun, happy time to bond as a family and here's what we did.
We whisked the kids away for a short weekend getaway to Hong Kong. The highlight of the trip was our Disneyland experience which you can read all about it here. But other than that, we also had fun meeting up with our friends, eating dim sum, shopping, laughing, playing, chatting and basically just unwinding and being thankful for a good break.
Canon TVC is filmed!) to have a good time bonding and catching up.
Recently, we had a great time playing with the Xbox Kinetic at my brother's place and look, the three girls had a blast dancing away! Seriously, even the 18-month-old was doing everything the big sister and cousin did, including their own hip hop ground moves, which deeply fascinated my grandma, my parents and myself.
Grandma was just happy to be with the kids, watch my mum getting tickled by fishes, and a simple act of feeding the koi had the power to make her laugh. I always say that it is not hard to make kids happy. But that night, I realised that it didn't take much to make the elderly happy too. They just need the same as what kids need from us - time and love.
The sweet hubby also took leave and brought us to Universal Studios on a Monday. We got to enjoy the tickets at half price because of some navy officers package and I was glad he took it up as the kids totally enjoyed every moment. It was the very next day after we returned from Hong Kong and we were back at midnight due to a flight delay, but hey, they are our kids and energy is something that runs high in our family.
I like to think it as a good thing that both my kids totally love animals and being near to them makes them so delighted. While I used to be afraid of walking into the mangrove walk with free-flying Malayan Bats, would hide behind the hubby and jump at the slightest movement, I now walk into it with confidence, poise and joy. Yes, just one of the good things my kids do to me. Happy 20th anniversary, Night Safari!
How was June like for you?
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