Monday, August 08, 2011

National Day Long Weekend

Posted by Dawn at Monday, August 08, 2011
Because of my wedding anniversary, I managed to take child care leave on Monday so that I can have a longer weekend spent with the family. I booked a chalet in Changi that faces the sea and invited my in-laws to stay together. We had a wonderful time. Checked in on Sunday, after lunch... The single storey bungalow simply reminds me exactly of my dream house. My dream house is actually a single storey bungalow with a big garden for me to grow my vegetables and herbs for my cooking. I like single storey because next time when I am old, I do not have to worry about climbing the stairs. If my house has a swimming pool, it will be best. If not, I am also fine. I remember attending the Adam Khoo course with my students in our school and the speaker mentioned about having a dream and being specific about what you exactly want. For me, this is my dream but whether it will come to pass or not, I will just do my best in what I do now and if it happens, it would be great. If not, I would still choose to be happy and be contented with what I have!
The seaview from our chalet
The view was breathtaking..
After checking in, we brought the children for cycling at Changi Beach. Danielle and Caleb both had a great time. I was pleasantly surprised at Danielle's maneuvering skills in her bike. She has great psycho-motor skills! She was even cycling way ahead of Caleb..I had trouble keeping up with her even by running along with her! The kids also spent time at the playground.
You can see Danielle enjoying the thrill of swinging up high. She's definitely more daring than Caleb.
She really amazes me especially when she actually steered all by herself right back into the bicycle kiosk and even parking the bicycle all on her own without stopping and adjusting her bike, in the middle of the row of bicycles which were neatly parked in a row. After cycling, we went to my club for a swim before dinner.
After dinner, Danielle was holding hands with Keane (my sister in law's son) on the way back to the car. How cute..
When we went back to the chalet, the kids changed into their PJs and played together on the bed and in the living room.
The next morning, CT and I woke up early to catch the sunrise just outside our chalet. It was romantic as we used to do this during our honeymoon or on holidays with the family.
Caleb also woke up early and joined us in admiring the scenery..
After that, we had breakfast together. We steamed the char siew pau and da pau which we bought last night. The children bathed and wore their Red and White clothes to prepare for National Day Celebration in school this morning. I figured that no matter what, I will make sure my kids go to school, enjoy themselves and hopefully learn something there.
After dropping the kids off to school, we dropped our helper, Vicky home before CT and I head out to M Hotel for a buffet lunch to celebrate our wedding anniversary which is today..the actual day. After getting married for 7 years, I felt CT and I really have come a long way. Definitely, it was not all smooth sailing..but throughout these years, we managed to work hard at our relationship and to learn to cherish and love each other. More importantly, we have 2 wonderful kids who has given us much joy and has taught us a lot as well.. Thank You God for my husband, Chee Tiong and for my 2 babies- Caleb and Danielle who each has their own unique character which I appreciate and am thankful for.

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