We didn't have much time for a long holiday, so initially we wanted to have a short trip somewhere closeby, perhaps in Malaysia or one of the nearby Indonesian islands. Unfortunately, due to our uncertain work schedules, we only managed to book rather late, and most of the choice venues were already fully booked. We then decided to just perhaps do a short hop over to our own little island, where we have stayed a couple of times before. K was a little too young during our previous stay, so for her, it was a totally new and novel experience this time round. Of course, the girls thoroughly enjoyed the extended weekend away, the days were full of sand play, swimming in the pool and soaking in the bathtub. It wasn't as idyllic a vacation as we thought it would be for us, in fact, I felt even more tired after the vacation than before! Keeping up with the energy of the girls, especially G, was super tiring! She wanted to do everything and anything, we had lots of fun building sandcastles, even attending a sandcastle building workshop (it's really fun, but requires a LOT of patience), cycling, swimming in the hotel pool.
K on the other hand was a little more laidback, all she wanted to do was the scoop sand from one pail to another. :)
Here are some of the pics of our trip:
My little bikini babe, all pale and rosy at the start of the holiday.
G, looking so tall for her age!
K, loving her little dimples on the elbows and that cute butt cleavage
V and that look of love on him
Introducing SuperModel Pose #1
Introducing SuperModel Pose#2.Introducing SuperModel Pose #3.
Love the look of happiness
Check out the little boy looking at K in wonder (or bemusement).... love at first sight? lol....
Her cheekiest smile
Waiting for dinner.... she really has grown in leaps and bounds this half a year. She articulates all her sentences so well now (although still mispronouncing her S's and F's)
The scrumptious dinner on the beach.... those baby back ribs..... yummy!
Me, digging in!
G, reading while waiting for the food to arrive. Whenever I see this picture, I'm struck by how similar we are! Growing up, I was never far from a book, I will lug one around wherever i'm going, just in case there are spare moments that I can loose myself in the pages. G is exactly like me in this respect!
One last pic of K, getting more and more tanned as the days went by. We were soo lucky as the weather was unbelievably good for the 3 days we were at the beach, not an overcast day, and only on the last day, there were some short showers in the morning. Lucky girls indeed!
*all shots were taken with my Nikon, with borrowed 50mm 1.4f lens. :)