It was Labour Day on Friday, so hubby and I decided to take advantage of the long weekend and take Gavin down to Singapore to visit his aunt and uncle and for me to visit my BFF who just delivered her baby girl. Unfortunately, it was a rather whirlwind trip and I didn’t quite expect to be so exhausted half the time. Who would have thought a leisurely trip could have left me feeling so beat? Perhaps I should have deferred this trip until I was in my second trimester. Ah well, you live and learn.
Anyway, Gavin was extremely excited when we announced to him the night before that we would be going to Singapore. For some reason, he loves Singapore. Okay, well, maybe I know the reason why now – Aku (his uncle – my brother) keeps a lovely stash of ice cream in the freezer, lets Gavin play Thomas and Friends on his laptop, and he has a swimming pool in his condo. Ah… the way to a toddler’s heart…
Since it was the long weekend, we decided to get off to an early start. Our trip got off to a rather annoying start but I’ve decided not to blog about it here – if you want, you can read about it here.
Although I brought the camera, I’m afraid I didn’t really take many photos of our trip down south. Come to think of it, we didn’t really do very much in Singapore either aside from eat, sleep, shop (for groceries) and hang around my brother’s apartment. Yes, it was a really leisurely trip…
I also got to inspect my online purchases for the first time and test out a couple of the DVDs on Gavin but more about this in another post…
Hubby did take Gavin for a swim and reported that Gavin will now fearlessly jump into the water (into Daddy’s arms) and will wade into water as deep as his chest level. It doesn’t sound like much but that’s quite a feat for our usually unadventurous and “kiasi” (Hokkien: “afraid to die”) boy. I didn’t get any pictures of the boys in the water because I was upstairs lazing in the apartment, and by the time I got down to the swimming pool, they were already drying off.
Nevertheless, I was both pleased and delighted that my two boys enjoyed themselves and to hear about Gavin’s progress in the water. The trip was definitely a good one for the two boys to spend more quality time together since Daddy is always so busy working.
Gavin also claimed the mini PC that hubby bought for me as his own and completely dominated it playing his Thomas and Friends game whenever anyone would oblige him by assisting with the mouse. Most of the time it was Aku who was also the one who fed him ice cream, so it was not surprising that Aku quickly became his new best friend.
Perhaps it was a mistake, but I downloaded a copy of the Thomas and Friends Special Delivery game that I bought online onto the mini pc. Despite having played it several times already, he clearly still enjoys it.
Although it was a relatively easy weekend, Gavin was must have been exhausted by all the activity because he fell asleep while sitting next to me in Ichiban Boshi in Great World City. One moment I was feeding him miso soup, the next moment, his eyes were shut!
It was such a rare occasion for Gavin to fall asleep all on his own without protest or assistance that I had to capture the moment on camera (C – just as well we visited you before lunch. I knew Gavin was tired, but I would never have guessed that this would happen!). So Daddy carried Gavin until we made it back to the car…
Afraid of the jam on the way back to KL, we left fairly early on Sunday. All in all, it was a rather short and uneventful trip. Nevertheless, Gavin thoroughly enjoyed himself and didn’t want to go home at all. I’m sure he’ll be looking forward to visiting Aku and Akim again.
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