Holiday comes………holiday goes………….and although the cycle repeats itself so often, it is still very hard to accept when the holiday is finally over……….
Last week was term 3 school holiday, and I can’t believe that in less then 4 months the boy will be in Primary 3. How time flies! Even the boy always says: “Time goes so fast. Soon I will be in P3. I was in P1, P2, and now it’s going to be P3.” But before that happen, let’s pass this stressful term 4 which will be full of assessments and year end exams………….and we can’t wait for the 1.5 months year end school holiday! Quite sad for him because I know he’s going to miss his teacher which already been teaching him for almost 2 years.
Although we didn’t go out of town and daddy couldn’t even take leave from the office, but the two of us still had so much fun together and we managed to go out of the house almost everyday.
The boy was so sad when the holiday was over and couldn’t wait for the next Friday when he will have another school holiday again due to PSLE…………….hahaha………..
Term 3 school days ended with a special 3-hours after school football coaching session for all boys in Primary 2 (the girls’ session was held the previous day). Thankfully the weather was super good and the sun shone brightly so the children could practice in the school field (by the way, the school invited coaches from outside the school too…………….which I thought was very good). I felt very sorry for the girls who had session the day before because it was raining heavily the whole afternoon so they had to practice indoor. I didn’t think they could have the maximum fun, but I still saw them having so much fun with the soccer balls after I finished with my last rehearsal at the hall.
And so……the holiday started and although we had an unplanned holiday ahead of us, we could still think tons of ideas to do together and most of them were spontaneously said…………..
Visiting Kid Stop for the second time
Since we really had nowhere to go and nothing to do, I just said: “Let’s go to Kid Stop again” and he was soooo…… excited and happy about this idea. So we just went off on Saturday afternoon and since we didn’t prepare at all and just go, we arrived too early and had to wait………………hahaha………
Unfortunately, the boy didn’t find an almost empty place was fun for him……………so he asked to go home before the closing time! (shocking news for me…….). I guess “the more the merrier” applies wonderfully to children playground.
Go to the swimming pool
What is the best way to cool ourselves in the super hot weather like this then to dip ourselves in the swimming pool? It was in the middle of the day and the sun was shining brightly right on top of our heads, so jumping to the pool was the best thing that we could do that day.
Then he continued swimming again until……………..the pool was closed because of the rain! See how empty the pool is after the lifeguards asked everyone to go out from the water?
Time to go home since we didn’t know how long the pool was going to be closed.
In here, playgrounds are everywhere……….seriously………..we can find at least 5 play areas near where we live………..and they’re all brand new! The old ones had been refurbished and now we get new playgrounds. Since the boy doesn’t really have time to play during school days and on weekends we usually go out far away from where we live, so school holiday is the best time to play.
The best thing about playground is that you can always find new friends or meet old friends.
Geronimo Stilton Is In Town
One of the best thing that happened on September holiday was probably a visit from Geronimo Stilton and his sister and cousins to United Square Mall in Novena. Of course we didn’t miss the opportunity to watch the show and take picture with Mr. Stilton himself (it was free by the way………..). The tickets were only given to the first 50 family who queued, and they were all gone just within minutes, even though it was Monday afternoon and not weekends.
As one of Geronimo Stilton big fan, the boy really couldn’t wait to see his favorite character on the books became real. He even counted how many Stilton books that he has before we left the home just in case Geronimo asked him…………..
We had to queue at least one hour before the show to get ticket number for taking one picture with the show casts, then queued again to enter the show area and get the best spot which was the front spot, and finally queued again to take picture. Phew……….lots of queue……….
We also dine out sometimes during the holiday, because holiday and cooking just do not make good combination……………..
The boy favorite’s place is Swensen’s, because he can get free ice cream. Although I get bored with the food, but I agreed to go only during weekdays and lunch time, because they give free ice cream and drink during lunch time, hahaha………….
Visiting Changi Airport
There is always something fun to do at the airport, that’s why we love visiting Changi Airport (although the parking fee is very expensive………sigh…………).
There is an exhibition going on in Changi Airport Terminal 3 Departure Row, and this time (will end at the end of September if I’m not mistaken) it’s “The Greatest Adventure” exhibition which will bring us to 4 different countries (that we’ve never visited before). It’s a super fun place for kids and adults and there are many good spots to take photos with. There are games, quiz with free souvenir, lucky draw when you guess how many spots does a pair of leopards have (only counts the spots on the leopards in the exhibition area), and also a children ride. For more information please visit Changi Airport website.
The staff there were very nice and helpful, and they helped a lot……………….so thank you very much for your great service……..
For those of you who haven’t see this exhibition yet……….I suggest you go and see because it’s really fun and worth to visit
Lazing Around At Home
Although I still asked the boy to do some English and Math practices at home, but we also enjoyed relaxed days at home. We read books, played with gadgets, snacking almost all the time (couldn’t believe his appetite during the holiday when he could have 3 meals a day plus milk plus fruits plus snacks two or three times a day), or just laid on the bed while having our pillow talk. That’s why we love holiday, isn’t it?
One day, when we came home from the airport, we pressed the elevator button to the top floor just to see how was the scenery from the top floor, and it was awesome according to both of us. The view was truly beautiful, the skies were clearer, everything looked brighter, and we could see the big pond in the park from where we stood.
And we closed the holiday by joining POSB Kids Run which I already posted in before.
Before the holiday was over, we needed to do one more thing before the boy went back to school: