The kids and I were sick last week. This explains the lack of post. Now that we have more or less recovered, I hope I can have more time to blog and also to do other things. There are still some more purchases for Christmas (which is just next week) and also the packing for the trip. I hope I can pack earlier so I can see if I have anything that I need to buy earlier.
So here is some “catch-up” post for MamaJ’s “Thankful Today”.
We use to have a simple Trofast that allows 3 middle size boxes. Its in the background of the photo shown above. However, as the kids grow, their Trofast storage grew with them. Last week, the “3-Steps” Trofast, that holds up to 6 middle size boxes was on sale, and we brought one for the kids to store their growing toys. And here is the “Orange carpenters”. I’m really thankful for the existence of Ikea for their cheap and decent furniture. And even more thankful that they hold advent Christmas promo and their things are really a steal.
*PS: The boy “helped” fixed two pieces of wood together and thought that its a bed and proceed to lie down on it.
That is the girl doodling on the magnetic board. I’m thankful that writing supplies are abundance here in Singapore. But I’m not too thankful for those stores that sells really pretty stationary (e.g. Smiggle). They just make me want to buy the pens that they have. And I hardly “write” these days.
Thanks to all the different Christmas tree set up in the shopping malls, the kids started to understand “Christmas”. Not the bible stories but rather Santa Clause, Christmas Tree, Snowman and Snows belong to one category.
Apart from the fake Christmas tree, we are really thankful that we live in a “Garden City”. Trees are every where and we had a small “park” just right below our flat. We have brought the boy to understand how “bees” work in getting nectar to make honey when there were flowers blooming in the small trees there.
The girl have finally know how to walk on her own though she still prefer us to hold her hands. This is her getting down the “step” from the utility room to the kitchen. Hopefully with her new found skills, she can walk around a bit when we are in Hong Kong for our year end trip.