No2 attends music class

Nikki’s first trial music class

No need to guess, but Nikki’s following Noelle’s route – she will be attending kindy only in 2021. I don’t doubt her social skills and her ability to take instructions. She has shown me a lot of her capabilities at less than 4 years old. But I do fear that she might have a huge separation anxiety when she goes to kindy (because she will be away from home like 4-5 hours then). So to transition her, just like how we transition Noelle, we are putting Nikki in trial music class. (Actually we procrastinated in starting her because of the Saturday morning class – which we might lose our a full day family outing in the future). She was actually very excited that she is going ‘school’ (so ready this morning too). She was in fact pestering us ‘how long more?’ (Before we go)

In the first class where I am able to sit it, she has proven to me her ability to catch up with her peers. I thought she would be sticking to me at point of entering class – but she was fast to warm up (already running around). She had fun today and told me that she would want to come again. Then I told her from next week onwards, she would have to come up and be in the class without mummy. She thought for a moment and said ‘but mum, I cannot reach the door to open it!’ 🤣 initially I thought her ‘but’ was she doesn’t want to go!

Ok….guess we will probably stick to this for a year (once a week).

>> 8 days to 4yo!

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KL Hop on Hop off double decker bus

Our first attempt on this double decker bus. We only took the garden route, starting at Bird Park (where parking is free) and stopped at Central Market for lunch. We ate at Soong Kee beef noodle shop and walked to Central Market before heading back to the bus station. We boarded the bus and back to our car at Bird Park.

– bus wait is about 10-20 minutes (public holiday)

– bus ride cost RM25 per adult and RM15 per child between 5-12 yo (we bought online which was cheaper -but didn’t realise that we need to collect the ticket at Bukit Bintang station until after we bought it. We drove to Bukit Bintang station to get our tickets before heading to Bird Park)

– bus ride was FUN (according to the girls); some bumpy rides – rocked Norrah to sleep twice in the bus 😂; we sat on the upper deck – both outside (at first drizzling, later hot sun🙄) and inside

– no jam today but the longest wait was the traffic light at Jalan Sultan Ismail

– KL streets are kinda filthy (and I personally feel disgusted); some construction materials were left lying on the streets where people actually crossing (seems to be dangerous especially at night)

– A lot of foreigners in town

– Noelle made a comment ‘today I don’t feel like we are in Malaysia’ while we were eating (she enjoyed the trip the most)

– the whole trip took about 3 hours

More photos: <here>

No cook play dough

It has been a while since we made no cook play dough. Let Nikki get an experience of making it – also non toxic for Norrah (but she wasn’t really interested).

Seeing the play doughs on the mat after returning from school, Noelle says she wants to play with it ‘for a while’ (while I put Norrah to nap) before their nap time. 😁

Recipe adapted from, ingredients used:

2 cups plain flour

1/2 cup salt

2 tbsp cream of tar tar

Food colouring

2 tbsp vegetable oil

1 cup hot boiling water

Happy Father’s Day!

Part of our agenda today is baking and decorating a Father’s day cake for papa! Of course, hubby didn’t know that the cake is for him – though he did know that we are baking cake. In fact, when I was writing down the recipe for Noelle this morning before he went work, he joked that the recipe for ‘chocolate cake’ is ‘go toilet do!’ 🙄 Then in my heart was laughing – he is asking himself to eat 💩🤭🤣😂

We did the baking after lunch and before nap. Let it cool down when we went nap. We went swimming before creaming it – and papa came back while we were swimming; so the surprise exposed and we only completed the frosting after dinner!

** Look beyond perfection – when I let their hands on, I have to let go OCD-ness! Though it may not be perfect, to them (and their papa) it was GOOD! 😁😁

I used the same recipe that I used in March for hubby’s birthday – because it is healthier recipe with extra virgin coconut oil instead of butter and doesn’t need a mixer to do! Most importantly, they like it!

Sheep craft

At 24m14d, we can actually chill a lot – more fun activity than educational or academic! In fact, she learns along as I read with her big sister! As experience tells, starting them late on ‘academics’ doesn’t hinder them – at 5 year old, my eldest started attending her one and only year of kindy; she is coping well – she is catching up – here’s a video of her reading about “Senses“!

Yesterday night we did sheep craft – just basic sticking of cotton balls!

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