Thursday, December 16, 2010
There is so much I love about Christmas, but if I were to pick my top favs, it would have to be: Love of family/friends during the holidays, The Smell of our Christmas Tree, Celine Dion's Christmas CD, and knowing the TRUE meaning of Christmas...I would even add that I love sending out our Family Christmas Card b/c as I write the names of all our loved ones on the envelopes and send them to all four corners of the world, I feel so GRATEFUL!
We are DEFINIITELY on a sugar high this December, but there are too many creative activities that involve candy and chocolate. This one is our favorite - gingerbread houses and trains. As you can see, we go for whimsical (vs. perfection) theme in our home.
Monday, December 13, 2010
One of our favorite Singapore Christmas events is TANGLIN SNOW.....the kids throw on their swimsuits and dance to rock and roll Christmas tunes and wait for 7.30pm when the bubbles start in a tropical winter wonderland of fun! This year was extra-special because HIATT cousins were in town. Perfect cousin fun!
Saturday, December 4, 2010
We love having Mike Daynes as a friend in the entertainment business, he is so generous with free tickets to cool shows. We went to the WALKING WITH DINOSAURS show at the Indoor Stadium. It was a theatrical extravaganza - we learned all about the various eras of the dinosaurs and watched them as they went about their daily dinosaur days. It was quite unbelievable how huge and realistic these animals were in the show!
Friday night we went to the newly-opened Marina Bay Sands Hotel. We enjoyed dinner at the restaurant RISE - kids' favorite was the chocolate fondue. After dinner, Zadie and Niko went home with our helper Alma. Then I had a special date with Ethan and Ella watch RIVERDANCE. It was an amazing event with Irish dancing, music and song. Very delightful show! We went with our dear friends the Daynes, Liberatores, Southwicks, Robisons and Lessers.