Boys on CNY

Reuel, Kaien, Zayden

Reuel, Kaien, Zayden

Reuel: I cannot keep saying “Happy New Year” else I will be tired.
Guan: Just shake people’s hands then.
Reuel: (shakes hands with others) I cannot keep saying “Happy New Year” else I will be tired.

I Spy

For lunch today, Guan and I brought all three kids to meet up with the 7ners to celebrate Jo’s birthday. (I’ll do a separate post for this.)

On the drive home, Zayden wanted to play “I Spy”. What inspired this post was Reuel. He didn’t quite understand how the game is played.

Reuel: I spy with my eye… something red! No–purple! (short pause) It’s prune!
Me: Reuel, you have to choose something that we can see. Where’s the prune?
Reuel: Er–I don’t know?

Reuel: I spy with my eye… something blue! It’s my Crocs!
Me: (chuckles) You’re suppose to let everyone else guess first, Reuel!

Reuel: I spy with my eye… er, something orange!
Me: The ball!
Reuel: Nope! It’s orange!
Guan: Where’s the orange, Reuel?
Reuel: Er–at home!

Haiyo! This boy ah…

Morning Walks

I’m not a morning person. But I love to observe how the world wakes up.

I used to do that back in the days where I stayed out all night. It’s subtle, but it starts around after 5 in the morning. People start waking up, start leaving for work/school. The surroundings shift from the quiet night to the bustle of morning busy-ness. The air, so fresh and cool–it just rejuvenates me.

I like walking through the neighbourhoods and the heartlands experiencing how it all starts coming alive.

I’ve been taking the boys to school and I enjoy our walks because they will chatter away–usually comment about the vehicles that pass us by as we walk along the road.

Reuel: 222! Kor kor! Your favourite bus! But not double decker though.
Zayden: Yeah.


Reuel: 28 double decker! My favourite!

And this:

Both: Papa watch this show!

Both: Papa watch this show!

Anyway, earlier this morning, Reuel spotted Bus 14 and he went, “Forty-one!”

“The other way, Reuel,” I gently told him.



I have NO IDEA why Zayden likes to say anything that relates with the bottom–backside, poot, poop, da bian (passing motion in Chinese) are some examples. Of course, Reuel will follow his big brother in learning all the wrong things and have been saying the above words more often than I would like them to And they both like to giggle over those words like it’s the funniest thing on earth. (Is it a boys’ thing? )

Kaien is a funny baby (I know he’s a toddler now but he’s still the baby of the family ) and expert at picking up two syllable words. His first word was flower and was followed by thank you. We tried teaching him to say light, fan and please but he rather say cupcake, apple and nana (banana).

Anyway, MIL was bathing the boys last night when Zayden yelled out, “Backside!”

No points for guessing what happened next.

“Backside!” Kaien echoed



Zayden: “Mommy, look! The door is camouflaged.”

Yesterday, I decided to bring the boys to one of those “live” shows of Chuggington at City Square Mall. I’ve never brought them to one before Only because there was once Guan and I brought Zayden a couple of years ago to the same event at the same mall only to find out that the show had ended less than an hour ago

As I knew my kids, my limits and that I would be outnumbered, I asked my Mom to be the much-needed extra pair of hands. She ended up roping my brother along as well so that made the ratio of kids to adults pretty even

I was a little surprised that they weren’t as excited or moving as actively/vigorously during the show. Zayden looked like he was outgrowing the series. So when it ended (with “snow” falling), I pulled both boys aside and asked if they enjoyed it.

“Yes,” they said, in their flat voices.

“I don’t like the snow,” Reuel said, trying to get the foam off his hair. I tried to explain it wasn’t real snow and that, really, it was just soap foam but he wasn’t really keen on listening.

“Zayden, why didn’t you dance along to the songs?” I asked him.

“I don’t want to be tired,” was his reply.

I guess they were tired since it was around their usual nap time. Not to mention Zayden had an on-off nose bleed from 5-7 earlier in the morning

The obligatory photo with the trains:

Reuel and Zayden :)

Reuel and Zayden

Oh! It’s almost 4 a.m. now. Happy Birthday Mom!

On Guan’s birthday…

… he is giving himself a present—a diving trip this weekend

He turned 22 on Sunday (Yay! and oops—a late post) and we had lunch with my family at Koon Kee Restaurant & Pub and dinner with his parents at Crystal Jade La Mian Xiao Long Bao at Ngee Ann City.

Anyway, the weekend was spent doing up ATCs and some digital layouts (since Saturday was (inter)National Scrapbooking Day). Do check out the two layouts I made

The Great Singapore Sale (GSS) is nearing and I hope the local scrapbook store have some goodies I can get my hands on

I had almost forgotten one exciting thing! I won something at a giveaway on Michelle’s blog! So exciting! (And I was complaining about not winning anything over the weekend.)

(And I know everyone’s waiting for this moment:)

Zayden Asher
Zayden Asher and his weird sleeping positions

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