I've always been that happy-go-lucky kind of person, believing that life is beautiful and that no matter what obstacles we face, things would work out eventually. I think it's important for us to always see the positive in life, to sense the light at the end of the tunnel and to find that silver lining in every cloud.
The end of this year marks a big change for us. My big girl will be getting ready for primary school, my little one will be starting nursery and of course, we will be welcoming another baby into our family. Just thinking about it makes my heart pound fast and yes, I do feel extremely excited. Probably a little tense too, wondering if I can cope with all of these changes, but that is scanty compared to the exhilaration.
Come to think of it, we have not done much preparation work yet. I've not decided on which school to register Angel though I know for sure it will be one that is within walking distance so that it will be easier for me to send and pick her from school. With two little ones in tow. No, we don't see the need to be parent volunteers so as to get our girl in a better or more elite school. The hubby and I have a very simple perspective - we came from neighbourhood schools and turned out fine, so our girl will too. As for Ariel, the only thing I've done for now is to submit her registration form and asked for a possible start date. Same as for the big sister previously, I only want her to go for half day school so that I can pick her at 12:30pm and spend the rest of our day together. As for preparing for the newborn, we've actually passed quite a bit of our baby stuff to friends, including playpen, rocker and baby chair, so we'll have to consider ways to get the items that we need. Also, we need to think of how to rearrange the furniture and try to squeeze in some space now that we are going to have seven people living in a 4-room HDB flat.
Well, it definitely seems like we have quite a bit of things on our to-do list. I'm not sure if it's due to experience or personality, but I'm actually liking this phase of getting ready for what's to come and relishing the process. Yes, I do think a happy mummy will make a happy baby! So, in this month's "Happiness is...", it's all about taking things one step at at time.
Taking things one step at a time means we're essentially still doing what we usually do! While the girls know what's to come ahead of them and they are especially ecstatic to learn that a baby is growing in mummy's tummy, we try not to let it disrupt our outings, weekend family time and even sports activities. Here's a look at how June went for us.
One of the highlights of the park for the kids has to be Birdz of Play - a bird-themed playground which offers both wet and dry play zones. Not hard to guess which of the two they preferred, right?
Imaginarium: A Voyage of Big Ideas at SAM at 8Q. The girls really enjoyed the activities, especially all the hands-on art and craft, so we were really glad that we made it before the exhibit ends on 19th July.
Haw Par Villa! In fact, the hubby and I didn't even remember when was the last time we came here since it might jolly well have been over a decade. The girls were more excited to spot animal sculptures and take pictures with them rather than listening to our stories on Journey to the West, Legend of the White Snake or the Eight Immortals. Nonetheless, we all thought that the Ten Courts of Hell, which is the main attraction, was a good learning experience for them (no, they were not scared in the least) and we took the chance to teach them about moral values and ethics too.
Jurassic World and enjoyed it very much. Then we also watched Terminator Genisys just because I used to be quite a fan of the series. Perhaps in a sense to make it up to the kids, I also surprised them by bringing them to a Meet and Greet session with their favourite Hi-5 where they sang and dance all the way! Both of them can't stop talking about it even up till today!
How did the month of June go for you?
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