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Sunday, December 10, 2017

Paris Day 0 and 1

We're back from Paris!
An amazing 7 nights in Paris. When I told my friends that we were going to spend a week in Paris, the standard responses were : " What, just Paris?" , "but Paris is not such a nice city" . "Pickpocket alert!", "Not taking train to London or other places since you're already there?"

But yup, we were going to do 8 days, 7 nights JUST in Paris. Ok, main reason was we were using our Marriott Vacation Club Points so we get 7 nights accommodation at the fab Marriott's Village d'Ile-de-France. But also, we like to take things easy.  Girls (and hubby's!) first trip to Europe and we didn't want to rush through it. Did our initial research and found plenty of things to do for a week. Toyed with the idea of extending to 1.5 weeks but then decided to just keep things simple. So a week in Paris it was!  Booked our flight tickets and got suuuuuuper excited!

About 2 months after booking, the BIG day finally arrived.  Yay !!!

@ KLIA to catch the flight! We were happily counting down to this day. 

All smiles!  We took Emirates - can't complain at all. Good selection of movies to keep them entertained. 


Cheers! With hubby. 

4 hour transit at Dubai.  Tried to get some sleep but couldn't. 

Gave up trying to sleep. Took them to a playground instead

It was a pretty long journey :-(   7 hours 20 mins from KL to Dubai. Transit time of 4 hours 50 mins in Dubai.  And then another 7 hours 40 mins from Dubai to Paris. Only Erin managed to get some decent sleep during the flights.

So relieved when we finally arrived in Paris around 8 in the morning.  Got on our pre-arranged shuttle and headed straight to the hotel.

As usual, we were not disappointed with Marriott accommodation!

Living Room 


Fully Equipped Kitchen 

He he.... this lil customer like ordering stuff from the bar counter! 

Staircase to Upper Level 

Master Room 


2nd Room 

Ok, enough of photo taking! Hungry and tired so decided to have a quick meal.

Yumz.  Maggi Curry tasted good! 


We all took a nap after our early lunch. Nice to finally get some decent sleep! I think we knocked out easily 2-3 hours.

Walked over to Carrefour to get some groceries.  It was C-O-L-D. 
But a nice walk nevertheless. 


Quick photo at entrance.  Complete with eggs and bread. Hehe. 


Original plan was Disneyland but we didn't quite feel up to it.  Took a bus (2 Euro each) to Val d Europe shopping center instead. 

McD for Dinner.  We were all pretty tired.  
See la.. Elyssa can hardly open her eyes! 


Shopped around a bit.  Discovered really nice and cheap winter stuff at Primark! Got a nice jacket for Erin. Wanted to shop more but both girls said cannot walk anymore.....

Ok loh.  Took the bus back and called it an early night. Slow Day 1 since we were sleep deprived and still adjusting to the time zone & cold weather.

-- End of Day 1 --

Photos from Kidzania

For Erin's 6th birthday, her "Ku Jie" asked her what she wanted as a birthday present..... and she chose a trip to Kidzania.  Ku Jie said yes to her little niece and a date was set. The girls were super excited!

Hubby and I were excited too! hehe. Enjoyed some "us time" minus the kids. I went for my Zumba class in the morning, then we went for leisurely lunch and watched Thor at the cinema.  :-)

All photos below sent by their Ku Jie :

Police Girls 

Police duty of carrying cones :-) 

Dentists next 

Torturing the poor "patient" 

Spent some hard earn kidzos on makeup session 

Pump Attendants 

Firemen 

Putting out a fire! 


Spray, spray water 


Wall climbing 

Erin made it to the top and rang the bell! 

Time for some manual labour. 

Window Cleaning 

The girls had a blast! After that, we all met up at Ku Jie's condo together with BIL's family. Went for a quick swim and then dinner after that.  What an exciting Sunday for them.  Erin absolutely loved, loved her birthday present :-) 

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Elyssa's 3rd Gymnastics Competition

Elyssa went for her 3rd gymnastics competition recently.

Make Up Session in the morning
I'm such a noob at this - happily paid RM 20 for make up and hair. (done by other mummies, $$ went back to the gymnastics club) 


All Glam-ed Up ! 
Another RM 60 went to rental of her leotard. 
She did 2 routines that day - Rope and Hoop. 


With her hoop


No photos of her doing the actual routine.  She didn't even want me to watch! She said it will make her nervous and asked me to go home.  Haiz!  I actually peeped a little from the side during the first routine.  Then left before the second.  I was hesitating actually...went to my car, drove out of my spot and was about to go back in when I saw another car waiting for my spot. Then drove off but nearly wanted to u-turn when I was halfway. Haha.. perhaps I was more nervous than her!

Came back about 2 hours later. Pretty good results actually! 4th for rope, 6th for hoop and 4th for overall placing.  Yay to my Elyssa!!  I was suuuper proud and happy for her. So proud that she soldiered on.

I will never forget the rainy evening at home after her first competition - when she sobbed and sobbed with me on our house staircase,  after she forgot her routine and got last place. At the time, she said she never wanted to try gymnastics again.
3 years on, more than anything, I am happy that instead of quitting, she picked herself up after the last fall and walked on - stronger than before.


Almost made it to the podium! 

Happy with her medals!  
She received a hamper as well.

Way to go Elyssa!!!  She's now pretty fired about her gymnastics now.  Next competition is in November. Will be Erin's first as well.  Fingers crossed all will turn out well :-) 

Erin is 6 !

Yay!  5 day long weekend.  Time to catch up on blogging...

My small princess is now 6 years old!  Last birthday in kindy so this will probably be the last time we have party packs

Packing party packs with jie jie 


Glow in the dark stickers, erasers, stencil, pencil etc 

Wanted to buy her a cake. About to drive out after dinner but then she asked "Mummy, aren't you going to bake my birthday cake? Aiyoo,how to say no like that? 
So headed straight to my kitchen instead to bake a chocolate cake. (already bought the ingredients earlier as planned to bake, then changed plan cos came home late that day) 

Erin's birthday celebration in kindy 
Took photo with all her classmates too, but not so proper to post here. 

On that weekend, we had a family birthday celebration for Erin.

 In her Red Kebaya
I love this outfit! 

With Ah Kong
Ppl say Erin looks like me.  Ppl also say I look like my Papa.  So does Erin look like her Ah Kong?  :-)


More Photos 


Another birthday celebration - this round, we went to Naughty Nuri's with my parents. 

Birthday song and dance for the birthday girl. 
But birthday girl wasn't in the mood that day! 

Last round of birthday celebration - Hub's side of the family couldn't make it earlier, so we had another dinner. Porkie ribs again at Morganfields. 

Smile! 



Happy 6th birthday my small princess!  You are naturally such a sweet and lovely girl, with a smile that lights up your face and warms our hearts.  We love you to the moon and back  :-) 

Flower

Test, test 

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Papa's Birthday

Celebrated Papa's birthday recently @ Restaurant Extra Super Tanker, Glo Damansara. All the grandkids were busy making birthday cards for Ah Kong days before. Drawing, colouring, cutting, pasting, asking us for spelling etc etc.  On the actual day, how many cards did Ah Kong get? ....ZERO.  Ooops, forgot to bring la, cannot find on the last minute la, still haven't finish la...  Aiya.

But it's the thought that counts right?  ;-)

Food was pretty good! 
Left food ordering to hubby as I went back to the car to get sweaters for the girls. He ordered and then promptly forgotten what he ordered. Had a long debate on one of the items... pork or chicken or venison or bamboo shoot or ???  hahaha

After stuffing ourselves, it's time for Birthday Cake and Song 
Ah Kong, Ah Mah and 7 little heads... check! 
Ooops, one little head (SE) couldn't get near the cake and she bawled after song ended. 



Love the smiles! 

Cake Process photos since I made it  ;-)
Happy with how it turned out! Pandan layered cake has been on my "to-bake" list for years.

We remembered to take a Family Photo this round


Happy Birthday to our dear Papa / Ah Kong! 

Monday, August 28, 2017

Big Scare No. 2

Erin generally looks up to her jie jie and wants to do things jie jie can do.
But this is one incident that I wished she did not!

Really, really dejavu feeling.... not too long ago, I wrote about Elyssa's fall that caused her to vomit and had temporary blindness.  Link here: http://elyssachong.blogspot.sg/2017/02/big-scare.html

Few months after that, Erin did the same thing!!!  And yup.... I have the photos too.

MRI 



Blood Pressure Monitoring 

Reason she fell?  Same - ran and fell on wet floor
Symptoms ?  Similar.  Kept vomitting but luckily no issue with vision.
We went to the same hospital.... and guess what. The receptionist was the same (wearing the same sweatshirt), doctor on duty was the same, MRI person was the same.  Haiyoh!  Really dejavu!

But ok, I was glad the outcome was the SAME too. Turned out to be just a scare. She was not admitted but it was still a little scary cos she vomited and complained of being dizzy for the next 2 days.

All fine and dandy after that.  Oh my 2 princesses.... pls WALK CAREFULLY next time ya?