Monday, September 26, 2011

Melur's 9th Birthday!

We had a small birthday celebration for Melur last Sunday, Sept 25. One thing different about kids birthday parties (and weddings) here compared to Malaysia is that the size is usually much smaller. We only had 14 kids altogether, a dozen of Melur's schoold friends (all girls), Arman, and Melur. The Venue was at a cooking school, so it was a cooking and baking themed birthday party. The kids seem to enjoy themselves, they made their own pizzas (including the pizza dough), fruit kebabs, and cupcakes.

Melur's birthday is actually around the end of August, August 30. But she was OK with having the birthday party much later in September. Mommy was too busy with her comprehensive exam, which was on the same week as Melur's birthday. We are lucky to have Melur, she's so thoughtful and considerate...:)

Seriously working on the pizza dough

Arman working on his pizza dough, look at that level of concentration!

Arman was shy at first, but he seems to be at home afterwards. He made himself useful during clean-up time.

Getting silly before the birthday cake

Birthday cake time!

Birthday loot for this year... thanks everyone, Melur loves all the gifts.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Kids Must Listen...

Here's what we do to Melur and Arman when they are naughty... ha ha ha

Winterlude 2011: Part 1

Sometime in mid-February we went to Ottawa for a short, family holiday. The trip coincided with one of Arman's chess tournaments, which was held on Sunday. We left Kingston on Friday... the plan was to spend the Saturday at Jacques-Cartier Park, and let the kids enjoy the snow playground. Unfortunately, the weather was warm and the snow melted... no snow playground for us. We decided to make the best of things and see what they have to offer at the Confederation Park instead. They was an ice sculpture show... and other exhibits. Melur and Arman seemed to have enjoyed themselves. Here are some pictures...

Melur and Arman at the maple wood carving booth. They had all sorts of toys made from wood at this booth.

Mommy, Melur, and Arman... all three on our snow motorbike.

Melur resting on a sofa made out of ice... very, very cool.

The four of us in front of the winterlude sign...

Papa... you can see the line for the famous Ottawa beavertail behind him. We wanted to get some... but well, as you can see... the line was too long... and was just too cold to be standing in line.