Thursday, 31 December 2020

School Holiday Fun & Christmas 2020

We usually travel overseas during the year end school holidays. But with the borders still closed and lots of leave to clear, we decided to bring the kids to explore Singapore instead. 

We checked off many places in my checklist of fun places that I have always wanted to bring them:

[Nestopia @ Sentosa]

We also brought them to Nestopia, which is operated by Shangri-La's Rasa Sentosa Resort. It was free because we redeemed National Day tokens. 



Nestopia requires some competency in climbing and the structure is too small for adults to access. Hence, it's not very suitable for children who are too young and are not yet independent climbers. 


Nevertheless, the littlest girl was super determined to climb and since she had her older siblings to take care of her, I allowed it but with clear instructions to her siblings to 'take care of mei mei!".



The lucky littlest girl had her 2 siblings following her everywhere like her personal bodyguards! 



The littlest girl actually wanted to climb to the highest part of the playground but i felt it was just too ambitious as it was really high up. 


I told the siblings to bring their baby sister down and the littlest started wailing because she was not ready to stop climbing! Nevertheless, the siblings dragged her to the ground for her own safety. 

She had to contend with climbing the lower structures under our watchful eyes. 



The play time was only 45 minutes but it was more than enough time due to the scorching heat. The kids were more than happy to leave and get ourselves some ice cold drinks to cool down! 




[Flower Dome @ Gardens by the Bay]

I changed the kids' sweaty t-shirts to their Gardens by the Bay (GBTB) t-shirts before leaving Sentosa for the GBTB. The Flower Dome is always decorated according to the seasons and this time, it was the Christmas season! We love to utilise our GBTB membership and visit the domes every festive season! 








We love the Flower Dome for its 365 days a year lovely temperature for viewing flowers and other displays! It has definitely become a tradition for us to visit every season 😊

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[CHRISTMAS @ HOME] 

Christmas starts in November for us this year, as it does for us almost every year. Some of our decorations were already up before December! 


The kids were tasked to put up our 10-year-old Christmas tree, which will be seeing its last run this Christmas (some parts are so worn out that we have been keeping it up with lots of tape!). 



The tree gets adorned with presents, which the lucky kids have an abundance of! 



Christmas dinner was a simple zhi char takeaway we ordered via Grab Food, which is just the kind of dinner my family likes. 


My side of the family came to our house on Boxing Day for BBQ! My talented brother was the Head BBQ Chef! 👨‍🍳


My other brother (the sister's hubby) made his famous cheese fondue, which has become somewhat of a tradition at least once a year! 


The food was so yummy! We even had lobsters 😋



The family also celebrated my boy's birthday! My boy is so used to having log cakes as his birthday cake by now 😂


We had a gift exchange this year and presented mum with a brand new TV to replace her old and pixelated one! She was very happy 😊


All in all, despite COVID and everything, I'm still very grateful that our family is healthy and we all still get to keep our jobs. I'm thankful for God's blessings and count them one by one 😁

Merry Christmas from my family to yours! May Jesus be the light of your life as He is to me 😊

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Our memories of our past Christmas celebrations:
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