February 21, 2010

[CNY trip + Home]

It has been a little hiatus over here on blogland cos we've been up north to visit my grandma (1st visit after grandpa passed on), it was a quick trip of just 3 days, but quite a relaxing one. Thank goodness there were no more changes by a certain budget airline (whose horrendous multiple changes at the most stressful time of the year made for horrible business ethics) and we got through the flights as planned. It was a really quiet visit, as it was already the 3rd day of the New Year that we arrived, most of my cousins and aunts and uncles have left for home, with only the ones based locally still around. Grandma also had a fall recently and had to be wheelchair bound. Which selfishly meant not much yummy food to indulge. (Although that didn't prevent us from bingeing on the local fare everyday!)
She wanted 2 little pigtails
Sometimes G is so much larger than she really is in her personality and in volume that I forget how small she is in real life.
K reading from her inflight magazine - the minute she stepped on the plane she commented - hey, there is no tv on this airplane!
K and pooh in Tumpat.
Our little tin shed store room in the backyard. It is humbling to see architecture at it's simplest and purest.
The 2 cheeky ones that refused to sleep.
(all photos in Tumpat taken with my iphone)

This weekend, we hosted the cousins over at our new place for a little post CNY dinner.
The menu was pretty filling:
Spinach Quiche
Spinach souffles (actually just the quiche filling without the pastry baked in cupcake tray)
Pizzas from downstairs

Quite a spread for a light meal which was supposed to be just ordered in (which started with adding a homecooked dish of lasagne but ended up creating more than that as the oven was already preheated.. heh)
Everybody (except v the cameraman)

G and her wriggly worm
Funny expressions galore!
The spread
Heartshaped souffles
The little ones playing together.
It was quite a lot of fun and we're thinking that perhaps we should make this a yearly affair....

Looking at all the various offspring brings to mind how our 2 were like at the respective ages of 10mths and 15mths respectively. Which made me scroll through old blog posts and reminisce with V about the time past. How thankful we are of their cuteness, their adorable little mannerisms at various stages, and how maintaining this blog allowed us to track that chronological development. It is times like this which I am reminded that it does not really matter what I post on this blog (as in, how profound or mundane), as it does capture a freeze frame of our life at the present moment, and for that, it is enough.

So, with a little bit of nostalgia and to keep to the trueness of the subject, here is a little soundtrack of our life too:

K (age - 2.5) singing "branbury cross" in her little voice that got higher and higher pitched! She is such a talker nowadays, she loves using descriptions like "u know" and "though". She also loves finishing up people's sentences, quietly listening to your conversation and inserting her own words when there is pause at the end of the sentence.

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