That’s right, my first encounter with Dawn using the Mobile Short Message Service.
A short conversation, after my hubby fetched Dawn from school and I was still at work.
It’s enough for me to put down my work for the day and head home
Dawn did it when she was young…Eva now too!
They are just so cute when they do all these funny stuff..
At one stage, Dawn used to come out with many reasons & excuses to delay going to school in the morning or volunteer to absent herself totally. She can never beat the mommy & daddy with her excuses though.
These days, Dawn looked forward to going to school in the morning, to the extend that if she was asked to stay at home due to sickness or that the mommy wants to bring her out for an event, she will go “HUH? I want to go school!”
I didn’t really know what had happened to her change of attitude, but was definitely grateful that we can stop dealing with her sudden stomachache saga (trust me, kids at this age always use this same excuse!).
It’s only when I get to visit her school one day and I finally know the reason..
Her teachers started this Punctuality chart and awards each child with a colour stamp each day. The child will naturally miss a stamp if she/he is not present that particular day.
And kids being kids, they love to see their row filled with stamps (some adults too have this “symptoms”!)! And the teacher will give them a small reward at the end of the month.
Some parents might think this is too early to start for a child, but I will raise my hands (and legs) to agree on having such teaching on punctually to start early.
Thumbs up for the teachers!
So who exactly is Doc McStuffins, you asked?
Bzmommy is honored to receive an invitation to an exclusive preview of Doc McStuffins by Disney Junior! This preview is @ Spruce restaurant (320 Tanglin Road, Phoenix Park).
We were greeted with a yellow tall banner at a corner of the restaurant and we knew that we were at the right place. Dawn’s eyes twinkled when she saw the “Disney Junior” Banner and the ceiling decorations.
After a short wait, we were introduced to Doc McStuffins!
Doc McStuffins tells the story of a nurturing six-year-old girl who has a magical stethoscope and can talk to toys that she cares for in her playhouse clinic.
She has a group of “assistants” : Stuffy, an exceedingly proud blue dragon; Lambie, the lamb who loves to cuddle; Hallie, a jolly hippo receptionist/nurse; and Chilly, a stuffed snowman.
Each episode includes beautifully composed songs and at the end of each episode, Doc gives advice about staying healthy and maintaining hygienic habits, such as keeping yourself hydrated on a hot day.
I simply love the “hydrate” song! Maybe I should learn it so that I do not have to keep forcing Dawn to drink water through nagging!
We had a good time watching the preview episode – which comprises of 2 stories.
And after the preview, it’s tea-time!
They really know what children love to eat…Dawn kept asking for fries after fries…
And this is my happy Dawn…and she kept whispering to me that she wants to watch some more episodes..
We were given a goodie bag when we left for the day.
And that includes beautiful band-aids in small little case – great for travel purpose or to include in the children bag!
Thank you TPR\Singapore & Disney Junior for this wonderful preview session!
*Images courtesy of Disney Junior*
Dawn had a collage done for her when she was 1 year +. Now that Eva is also 1 year +, it’s time to do one for her too!
Eva is getting more responsive and loves to play with Jie Jie. And Jie Jie is getting more used to Eva’s way of playing than before..
Love this video so much! It’s always so comforting and full of bliss to see 2 children of a significant age difference playing together using the same method…
Dawn attempted to draw the whole family and this is what she drew :
Daddy+ Mommy + Dawn + Eva – all very thin!
Gong Gong + Po Po :
Uncle Patrick + Da Ah Yee:
Uncle Damian & Moo Moo Ah Yee :
Ye Ye & Nai Nai :
Gu Gu & Uncle Hampi:
All very thin!
And this is the one I like best -
Can you draw an Ostrich?
It’s been 2 months since Dawn slept on her own in the room and we were off to buy the present which we promised her from the beginning.
So this is what she chose….
A big doll house from Sylvanian Families!
Look at those cute details!
Dawn posing with her doll house…
And yes, mummy cannot stand the cute-ness and decided to add on to her toy collection…
A long over due post because this bzmommy saved this under draft and forgot all about it
Eva is one! In March, ie.
As the same practice we had for Dawn, we had a small family celebration. My in-laws cooked up a fabulous lunch and my parents and sisters came over to my place for a small celebration.
Look at the food! Are you feeling hungry already?
Did you say Pig skin?
We order a simple cake from Four Leaves, but it taste very good! I like the light feel!
The happy family!
Singing the birthday song, and guess who enjoy the most?
Blowing the candle…and the Jie Jie helped mei mei the most!
Cutting the cake together!
The happiest girl!