Sunday, November 23, 2008

Boost!

This has to be the highlight of the day for Lleyton, and probably for many of the shoppers at Vivocity! Seeing a one-year baby moving being pushed in a stroller with a gigantic cup of Boost!

After several hours of Christmas shopping, Daddy & Mummy wanted a break and a drink. Hence, they proceeded to purchase a large cup ('original' size) of Passion mango, to be shared by both. However, on sighting Daddy taking a sip, Lleyton requested to have a try, and so Daddy obliged. Big mistake! Thereafter, Lleyton refused to let go, and insisted to having it despite several attempts by Daddy & Mummy to explain that he has had enough. Hence, Daddy just let Lleyton hold on to the large drink, whilst Mummy continued shopping.

Daddy estimated that Lleyton gulped down about one-third of the huge cup of passion fruit and mango blend...Naturally, his bowels were very smooth that evening.

Morning Work-Out


On Saturday, Daddy brought Lleyton down to the fitness area and playground, for a morning work-out or walk-about. Here's Lleyton exploring how the sit-up equipment is to be used.

Setting up the Christmas Tree

Daddy & Mummy have decided to set up the Christmas Tree this year (after giving it a miss last year, fearing that the accumulated dust may be bad for baby Lleyton), so that Lleyton can immerse himself in the Christmas atmosphere. If one is to wonder about the lack of decorative on the lower branches, it is entirely because they will otherwise be within reach of mischevious Lleyton! Hence, it ended up being a top-heavy tree.


Thursday, November 20, 2008

Hike to Balestier & Novena

Last Sunday, Daddy, Mummy & Lleyton went on another hike. This time, the destination was Balestier. It did not take the trio very long before they arrived at the Tuckshoppe along Balestier Road. They decided to make a pit-stop for breakfast before continuing with the journey.


Daddy & Lleyton posing beside Balestier Road


Breakfast at the Tuckshoppe along Balestier Road.
Lleyton enjoying his Kaya Toast. Check out his puffy cheeks!

As the family of three proceeded along, more new discoveries were made. New shops, dining places and landmarks were found. Amongst the numerous lighting shops along Balestier Road, Mummy found a couple which were still closed that morning.


Daddy: "Mummy making another not-so-good attempt at earning a photography award!"
Lleyton: "What is Mummy doing? Why is she taking a photo of the glass?"

Thereafter, Daddy chanced upon a short-cut from Balestier Road to Novena, so Daddy & Mummy went up the slope towards Novena, and eventually took a totally different route back home. Before reaching, Daddy & Mummy found another shop selling Bah Kut Teh, and had set their sights on trying that very Bah Kut Teh on the coming sunday.

Learning to use the computer

Daddy has finally relented on allowing Lleyton to use his Macbook. Hence, Lleyton can now play his online games! Look at him have fun...the first video depicts Lleyton fully concentrating on the game. The next video shows how much he was enjoying it...

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Lleyton's New Hat




爺爺 has bought Lleyton a new hat. Lleyton had a great time posing for photos with his new hat.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

What to do on a lazy Sunday afternoon

Daddy has been spending a considerable amount of time with his project mates for the past 3 months. Mummy was tasked with the important role of taking care of Lleyton alone at home while Daddy was away.

Here's a typically stay-at-home-Sunday-afternoon
for Lleyton :

Monday, November 10, 2008

Urban hike to Plaza Sing

Yet another adventure to the City. This time the trio commenced from Jalan Besar Road, along the not so busy street on a quiet Sunday morning.


The trio stopped early for breakfast to store more energy for the long hike. Lleyton finished off his portion of porridge and the peanut butter sandwich that Mummy prepared. Don't be amazed at the speed he engulfed his food..
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Next stop was the Thieves Market. Lleyton obviously was not interested in taking pictures as he was eyeing the fried sweet potato that an auntie was having by the roadside. Oh finally, here's Paradiz Centre.


Here at Mr Bean (Prinsep Street), Mummy could sense Lleyton dozing off and thus volunteered to take over from Daddy. Both Daddy and Mummy were still energetic and while making their way to Plaza Sing, Mummy was blabbering on and on about how she loves the morning hikes with Lleyton and Daddy. For the trips made her feel like she was on a backpacking tour.. kinda lame though. But she loves them anyway.
Last 2 pics taken at Plaza Sing and an attempt to take an artistic family portrait at the NEL:

Grandma's Birthday

Everyone played a part in planning for Grandma's birthday celebration held on Saturday. The 3 kids could feel the joy and were happily playing together after the hearty ala-carte buffet lunch in Hai Xiang Restarant at Parkroyal Hotel.



Finally, the surprise for Grandma arrived. It was the D24 Durian cake! Everyone indulged in the cake, including the kids.. Here's a pic of the cake.. don't you think it looks like Ah Ma?



Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Squeezed into a Single Baby Chair

One may wonder how big a baby can grow before he/she outgrows the baby chair?

Fret no further...for the photos below clearly showed that both a three-year old and a chubby one-year old can fit into a single baby chair!



See Lleyton and cousin Kellyn seated snuggly together in a baby chair. They seems to be having lots of fun together...

Hike to Dou Jiang You Tiao

In yet another unfathomable move, Daddy & Mummy went on a hour-long hike from Home to Geylang Lorong 27A to have 豆浆油條! The walk brought them through parts of Kallang Bahru, and Kallang and then to Geylang, and was meant as an exercise and work-out for the family. Lleyton was wearing a cap as a protection against the morning sun's glare.



At the end of the hike, Mummy felt strongly that the family should sit down to have dou jiang and you tiao, hence Daddy complied. Unfortunately, Lleyton fell asleep just one street before arriving at the destination, so he had to give the delicious dou jiang you tiao a miss!