Friday, July 20, 2012

Gardens By The Bay

Cloud Forest

We were invited to check out the new and quite impressive Gardens by the Bay yesterday.  To my surprise, they are still building it.  This construction seems to be never ending.  The kids area has only just started, so it will be awhile before the toddlers have any interest in the gardens.

The Supertrees that make up the brochure cover are really unique to see and two of the biosphere domes are completed to view as well.  It is all quite impressive and definitely worth the experience.  Since it is indoors and pleasantly cool, it is a great activity for a really hot day or a rainy day.

The Supertrees give a nightly sound and light show that would also be fun to go back for.

Cloud Forest

A view of the bay from Cloud Forest

The Supertrees from the Cloud Forest.

Cloud Forest

Inside the Flower Dome.  Kids were over the flowers before we walked in the door. Thank goodness for portable technology to keep them entertained!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Jacob Ballas Children Garden

Rope bridge.

The kids never seem to get bored with this park.  Referred to as the "Tree House Park" by Little Miss M, she would go once a week, if she could get someone to take her.

Happy girl coming down the tunnel slide.

Riley tumbling down the slide.

Makayla and her friend B playing in the water area.

Another fun day at the Singapore Botanic Gardens Children's ~ Jacob Ballas.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Thankful for Acts of Kindness

It is so nice to know there are still kind people living in this hectic, greedy world!  This morning Riley truly lost his Ipod Touch for the second time and it has been recovered.

Little Sh!t, but so hard to be mad at this goof. 

The first loss was at the Sky Lounge at the Tokyo-Narita International Airport.  For those of you that have not been through this airport ~ it is complete chaos.  He must have left it on a chair, but some kind person left it with reception and we were able to collect it a few weeks later when we were passing through again.  THANK YOU nice person!

This morning was a different situation.  Riley must have been finished with it and tossed it over the side of the stroller, along with everything else he no longer wanted near him ~ his shoes, his precious nuker and his juice.  I'll just call it....a long morning. 

By the time I noticed the ipod missing, we were beyond going back to actually find it.  We did turn back anyway, just so I felt I did everything I could to recover it.  No luck.

Quite angry by now, I double back heading home and he continues to throw his shoes out.  By the time we reach the lobby door, my phone starts ringing.  I think it is our traveling business man calling to let us know he has arrived at his next destination.  However, it turns out to be the super market customer service informing me they have recovered an iphone/ipod and would like to know if I want to pick it up.  Yes please.

THANK YOU SO MUCH to the kind person that turned it in and for Meidi Ya Super Market at Liang Court for returning it to us!! 

I am grateful for such kind people still around in the world!  Riley will not be using his toy for a long while...

Thank goodness I had entered my contact information in the Ipod Contacts folder. 

Friday, July 13, 2012

Little Miss M turns 4

It's hard to believe that Makayla has only been in our lives for 4 years.  It seems like yesterday that she reluctantly entered the world, yet I can't remember life without her.  She has changed our lives in so many ways with her laugh and smile.  She is a very determined little princess, always questioning why or how everything came to be.

These questions continue to get harder to answer, as she now remembers EVERYTHING we say.

 Her birthday party over the weekend at The Port of the Lost Wonder water park in Sentosa.

The Port of the Lost Wonder water park, Sentosa.

For her actual birthDAY, we had a girls night out.  Her friend and mom, myself and Makayla had tickets to see the Broadway show Annie at Marina Bay Sands.  The show was spectacular.

Makayla and her friend at dinner before the show.

Makayla and her friend at the Broadway show Annie.

Life wouldn't be complete without you princess!  Thanks for bringing so much joy into our lives each and every single day.  We are so grateful to have you as our daughter.

Love you with all my heart!

Monday, July 9, 2012

Singapore Kite Festival

We made it just in time to see the big kites landing on top of the Marina Barrage Singapore. 

The kids enjoyed trying to fly their own little kites that were being given away. 

A busy and fun kite festival.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Art Zone

Makayla started art class today at Art Zone. We signed her up for a 4-session course to see how she does and she has better art skills than me already!

Today's project was a picture frame.  Inside the frame she drew a purple princess, because she was wearing purple today:


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