November 05, 2010

[a trip back memory lane]

Just looking at the girls, and how much they have grown. Decided to put on some of those old pics.... it really brings back warm memories, especially those of G when she was K's age now, and those of K as a really cherubic newborn.....
K, about 6mths old, in her infant carseat, with our trusty sling that she literally lived in the whole of her infanthood. :)
G at 2.5yrs old. So cute and with oodles of long luscious hair.... :) Loved her giggly nature, and that warm personality that could charm the socks off everybody (if she wasn't throwing a tantrum that is.. )
Me and G in Hkg, K was only about 4 mths at that time, we left her with my parents back home in SG and brought G out for a 'special' holiday without mei mei.
K, at G's 4th year bday celebrations in Sentosa, she must have been about 20mths then. She LOVED playing with sand, just scooping them up and pouring them out again, but as can be seen from this pic, totally abhorred getting her toes sandy, hence the full sock and shoes. Even now, she would rather sit on the picnic mat, then on the beach, but it has gotten a little bit less anal....
G, about 3yrs old, at House, having their famous truffle fries, which, incidentally, we tried for the 2nd time today.

O! Those were the days, miss them at that age, the slow discovery of each other, that 'not-yet-familiar' abrasiveness of sibling rivalry, the many many days out we had with both of them, the saccharine cuteness of them (at least in memory!) and all those many moments of laughter with them individually or together.

Now, they have grown used to each other, sometimes their squabbles can reach breaking point (theirs and unfortunately ours) but they seem to genuinely enjoy playing with each other occassionally, instead of merely tolerating each others presence.

Today, we brought them out to the playground for some outdoor play, thinking that the good weather will hold (it was drizzly and windy in the morning), unfortunately, the weather became soo hot in a few hours and we had to abort our plans to visit the reservoirs. Anyways, they as usual started squabbling over very minute issues, and it was after a few strong words and timeouts that they made peace. In the afternoon, I brought G out for a little girly hi-tea with some of my really 'old' friends from the canoeing team in college (yup, i was a canoeist and pretty good at it too, at one point in my life!). She was SOO wellbehaved and truly a joy to be around! It made me and V wonder, if having a sibling brings out the worst in her, and spending 1 on 1 time with me brought out the best in her, is it really a good idea to have a sibling? Hmm.. it really got me thinking. Well, I do hope that this phase is just a growing up thing for G, and that in time to come, the 2 girls will be each other's soulmates, they will grow up sharing all (ok, maybe a little bit optimistic) their clothes, things etc. They will have each other to commisserate about the unreasonableness of their parents, they will always have each other to talk to as they go through life various chapters.. Something I never had, and had always been envious of. I often feel very thankful and lucky that I met V so early on in life, as I can't imagine being an only child, without a soulmate to talk to and discuss everything and anything with ....

Anyways, here are the girls today, all flushed and sweaty after a few minutes in the park!

Have a great long weekend!


momma2omar said...

Hey Jacq, Aniza @ momma2omar here , would you know my hubby (Hau-Tek) he used to canoe back in NJC.

JACQ said...

Hi Aniza, yes!! How could i forget Hautek! How funny that you are married to him.... lol... gosh. 6 degrees of separation indeed! Do tell him I say a big HI!

momma2omar said...

Will do !
Love the way you dress your girls :)