Monday, August 9, 2010

Off to a Holiday

Last week had been a hectic week. I was busy with my work and preparing for a getaway. And I'm falling sick. Not just me, the whole family is falling sick for the trip. Y&K are having runny nose and Y was feeling a little feverish yesterday after we came back from the Istana Open House. My husband is not feeling too good too. The visit was a mistake, we were so ill prepared.

With Y feeling unwell and K catching the virus today, I was contemplating on canceling this much awaited trip. I have not been out of Singapore for almost 3 years! And it's a big deal for me. I was dying to go for a getaway and it took me a lot to pluck up the courage to bring the twins for a trip out of town.

Near to tears and so disappointed that we might not be able to make it, my dearest husband just assured me that everything will be ok and Y did wake up from his nap looking better. So off I went to pack our stuff and we are keeping our fingers crossed for the trip tomorrow. Wish me luck! 

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Themed Family Fun: Pirate Adventure

We got a new standing fan and we were thinking of recycling the cardboard to make a ship for the boys to play with. We had 2 friends over for a fun filled Pirate Adventure!

We did some preparation work while the boys were napping. 2 squares were cut out of the cardboard and 2 poles for the sail. We also taped the whole cardboard with masking tape so it's easier to paint on.

The boys started painting after they woke up.

They enjoyed painting. We didn't have to help much.
I used an artwork they had done for the sail. During the week, I also had them color with chalk on Black paper and I cut and pasted the jolly roger with their initials.
My friend made them a treasure chest. We had chocolate gold coins in them and I wrapped some cardboard circles with aluminum foil for silver.
Y, looking smart with the Pirate hat my friend bought them. Just in case you are wondering, yes, the Black striped top is matched for the theme.
A family photo with the boys more interested in their new found ball. I made the pirate hat for the adults and eye patches as well. We even had a treasure map!

Our pirate ship is now a ball pit for them. Our pirate adventure was awesome and we wouldn't be able to pull it off without our 2 very creative friends. Stay tuned for more details about the crafts we made for this Pirate Adventure.
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