Looking back, it's like the year 2016 has zoomed past and we are nearing the halfway mark already! I mean, come on, I thought I just delivered my baby but look at him, he's already nearing six months old now, how can it be?
Well, in other words, I've survived being a mum of three kids for half a year now and that's probably something worth celebrating. Anyway, May was a happy month for us because not only did we cross a few milestones, we also got into the holiday spirit because we'll be going away for our first family vacation of five this week! Yes yes, we're flying off this Saturday and it'll be Asher's first flight!
So, in this month's "Happiness is...", it's all about bidding farewell to school, spellings and quizzes and getting ourselves into the holiday mood. Woohoo! Here's a look at what we did this month!
We had a nice lunch on Mother's Day with my mum and grandma at Pu Tien and the hubby even treated us to bird's nest (can't say it was yummy but it was the thought that counted)! My heart was so full of love when the girls gave me present after present, card after card and now I know how my mum used to feel when I did all these and why she would keep my handmade cards for years and years. Awww. I've said it before but I'll say it again, becoming a mum was the best thing that ever happened to me and I'm so thankful to be where I am now.
I finally got down to doing this handprint for Asher and despite doing it for a third time, it still felt so magical to see how tiny his hand was and I reminded myself that these babyhood years will fly past and I need to, simply need to, cherish them as best as I can.
DIY rainbow fishes and were the envy of so many kids there that day (no, that wasn't my intention in the least). I felt thankful to have a husband who would accompany us to such events whenever he could, and even though he fell asleep during the show (and many other shows that we've watched), at least he was there beside us and I couldn't have asked for more.
The kids also got up close with Pororo and his friends and we had a fun day hanging out with fellow mum bloggers and their kids. I've got a review coming up and tickets to give away, so stay tuned for that if you are keen to visit Pororo Park in Marina Square.
On a rare afternoon, I also managed to steal some time to catch up with my best friends while the hubby took two of the kids to Adventure Cove. Yup, he took the girls, of course, as baby has to be with me 24/7 for now. Well, I'm not complaining in the least because he's such a darling and a joy to be with. We managed to join them later on in the afternoon (we had free tickets, so we needed to use them up as they were expiring!) and I was so happy to see that the big girl was not scared on her second snorkeling attempt! It was definitely worth the 40-minute queue and I'm pretty sure my hubby is very looking forward to teaching the kids to snorkel and even dive when they are a bit older!
video we did as part of a collaboration with SK Jewellery? I was elated to be able to receive the 游子吟 gold bar which bears an inscription of the poem and a cute picture of mother and child. This poem speaks to my heart and its deep significance on motherly love is unlike any other. That reminds me, I had better remember to teach the kids more Tang poetry and practise with them before they forget all!
I'm not sure why but we've managed to get hold of free helium balloons more than once this month, which you can expect, totally delighted the girls. On one occasion, the daddy had to ask them to release their balloons into the sky as our car was too full and they did so, albeit a little reluctantly. Another time, we had a total of five helium balloons left behind by a couple where the guy had just proposed to the girl. Can you guess what I did? Well, I tied them down to the stroller and lugged all of them home on the MRT, in addition to our bags and the kids. Yeah, I told the hubby afterwards and he thought I was crazy.
How did the month of May go for you?