Sunday, May 12, 2013

Sat night: Mother's Day celebration with in-laws

Celebrated Mother's Day with my in-laws at Fat Fish steamboat, Downtown East.

My little Ashton and my MIL. He's started crawling not long ago and getting increasingly mobile. Please stay a fatty baby a little longer, Ashton!

After dinner, we went to the carnival near the chalet area and Adam went on the train ride. He told me he's a BIG boy now and can go on the ride alone (pictured here with strangers). My brave big boy! Oh, how I miss your babyhood Adam. I love you so much my heart might explode.

We could have our cake and eat it too!

Pink on white icing, on a banana chocolate cake. Delish!

I also received shopping vouchers from Mothercare as a token of appreciation for Playtime. Thank you for the generosity Mothercare :)

Bought: KUMON workbook, Orchard Toys English game cards, Melissa & Doug washable paint, and clothes for both boys.

And finally, Adam received his Lollibox last week and went on to make gifts for the 3 matriarchs in his life - his 2 grandmothers and me!

There were 3 packets of activities so each Mom gets one :)

Thank you Lollibox for the timely delivery.

I had a most fruitful and enjoyable Mother's Day celebration and am going to attend Volkswagen's Mother's Day event later. Hope you Mommies enjoyed your Mother's Day with your family and loved ones.

See you!

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Yachting weekend: island-hopping to Lazarus.

Hi everyone! We spent our lovely Saturday sailing off from One Degree Fifteen at Sentosa Cove and made our way to nearby Lazarus island where we ended the evening with a sunset BBQ and watching the skyline.
We had to drive both cars in order to fit all the food, fishing gear, humans and barangs.. Major operation.

My terrifying children

Beautiful weather!

I married a fisherman!

Why hello, Lazarus Island!

Who's ready for some food?

Starting the fire for our sunset BBQ.

BBQ crayfish with margarine... Delish!

Fishing by the breath-taking sunset

two mummies.

and then we ended the evening cruising to watch the skyline and some fireworks.

Life is grand.

The kids had a terrific time monkeying around and getting all dirty/ sticky/ smelly/ sweaty.
We adults had a marvellous time with the food, booze and chatter.

Paul got drunk (as usual) and called my MIL "Darling"... the last time he got drunk around my in-laws, he hugged my FIL!
from Fab Quote.

Life is like a rainbow if you dare to dream, but don't be disheartened if you come across obstacles and set-backs, for there cannot be rainbows in life without a little rain.

We had the most splendid weekend, what about you?
If you're exhausting your ideas of where to bring the kids on a boring weekend, consider chartering a yacht! Prices range from $550-$1200 depending on boat size and hours.
Contact person: Alex from Summit Marine for boat charter enquiries. 93822270
And yes, dreams do come true, just go to sleep!
Both kids are knocked out by the time we got home, and I'm beat. Good night and sweet dreams! :)

Friday, May 3, 2013

[Sponsored review] it's Playtime at Mothercare!

Have you been to Playtime at Mothercare yet?
Playtime is a new program which only started in October last year at West Coast Plaza Mothercare.
The first Playtime at Kallang Leisure Park started in Feb this year to allow mothers another choice of location.
"At Playtime, we stimulate young minds through play and let them develop all the important skills they need for life. But above all, play is about having fun. Enrol for Playtime with Mothercare today!"

It is jointly organised by Mothercare and Art Bug, and happens every Friday afternoon for 3-5 year olds*.

To be honest, we've never been to Playtime at Mothercare because I'm usually at work on Friday noons. So you can imagine I was overjoyed to attend this event!
This month's theme is, as you can guess, Mother's Day!

Reaching Mothercare at Kallang Leisure Park.

Proud of his name sticker.

Packed with toys!

Teacher Rachel from Art Bug is going to start lesson proper!

Tools of the trade

Everyone gather around the mat

Rachel is very animated and the children love her!

Hard at work

After the event, I chatted with Rachel to find out more about Art Bug and Mothercare Playtime and find her to be very humorous and passionate about her job.

We both think nursing bras make a terrific back-drop. 

Then I did a bit of shopping around since participants can enjoy 15% discount off all toys and there was a sale going on for certain items.

Be it clothes for newborns to older kids, socks, accessories, strollers, you name it - Mothercare is a one-stop place for all your parenting needs.

My favourite brand Skip Hop! We have their puzzle foam mat, insulated lunch bag and play gym!
Why is everything sooooo cute and delectable????

Does it come in size 360 mos?


Adam's Mother's Day card to me, which I had to help with the cut-outs.. Pfft.

Thank you Mothercare for hosting us today, it was great pleasure and Adam enjoyed himself immensely. The staff at Kallang Leisure Park are so friendly and nice!
Hui Min from the Marketing department has been very friendly and accommodating with regards to my preferred schedule.
Thanks Hui Min! Would love to do future Mothercare event reviews.
The experience has been nothing short of splended :)

Like Mothercare on their Facebook page to receive first-hand updates on the next Playtime slot and upcoming offers.
The next session is on 10 May 2013 at West Coast, 17 May at Kallang, and 31 May at West Coast again (refer to schedule in the banner above).

*Limited to 10 children per session only, and the same child can attend only 1 Playtime session per month. Valid for Mothercare members (ordinary and VIP). Charges: FOC. Participants are entitled to 15% discount off all toys at Mothercare on the day of attendance.