Thursday, April 6, 2017

babymoon #2 in canberra

We definitely needed a little holiday before baby #2 arrives. It would have been so great to be able to do an adult only holiday and get a break from the little munchkin but it was soooo hard to do! We just could not fathom not taking him with us.

Lucky we are not sit on the beach and sip mojitos holiday people though with the kid (and the bump) now, we have been seriously considering those holidays. You know, those resorts with a kids club where you can leave the kids for the whole day while you laze around happily around a pool reading a book! I can see now why so many families love those holidays! We didn't even have time to leisurely plan this trip! It was almost on a whim! So the race was on to find something relatively easy to get to and had loads of kid friendly activities. Really, this was not going to be a babymoon but a holiday for our little munchkin instead before his world gets turned upside down! With it being a short 3 hour drive with loads of kids friendly attractions and awesome eateries, Canberra was a no brainer!

He loved Questacon so much that we went there twice. We loved The Cupping Room so much, we went there twice! In between that, we also visited the National Arboretum, the Dinosaur Museum, we loved the kids room in the Old Parliament House and running around exploring the Australian National Botanic Gardens.

With two kids soon, it will be no surprise if we make Canberra an annual trip with so many things to do!! 

Thursday, March 30, 2017

first trip to the zoo!

Giraffe! Elephants! Tigers! These are his current favorite animals at 2.5 years old. Funnily enough, he is also scared of tigers! And dinosaurs. I hope that I'm not exacerbating his fear but it's so fun to give a mighty roar like a dinosaur or pretend to chomp him as a tiger would when we are reading his books at bedtime. He bravely journeys reading through my antics sometimes covering his eyes or hiding behind us whenever it all gets a bit too much.

Since he's started showing an interest in almost all things animals, a trip to the zoo was the most obvious next step! Can I say that he absolutely love it! Oh my goodness me, I have never been to a zoo as a kid so I didn't think how he would react to the trip but the amazement and wonder in his eyes - it's like all the animals that he's seen in his books come to life and then some! We didn't even cover half of the zoo that first trip so we can't wait to go back now and see more!

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

summer days

The summer days has been so hot lately! We try to go out as early as we can before the mercury rises and heading to the bush is one of our favourite activities lately.

Our go-to spot is definitely the Australian Botanic Gardens as we tend to have the track all to ourselves. It's great! Sebastian heads straight out onto the tracks now as soon as we get there while we get ourselves ready and chase after him, telling him to slow down! He loves pausing at the creek, throwing as many fallen leaves and sticks into the creek - I'm not sure what he's trying to work out but it gives us a bit of time to rest before we continue on our trek. 

He stomped on an ant's nest once and well, that was a mistake because they all rushed to attack his poor little feet! We thought he learnt a lesson from that experience but he still try to get close whenever we're near one. As long as he's not stomping on them, I guess! 

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

turning two

I blinked and suddenly he's two years old. It's a funny age because we're constantly waiting for the defiance and tantrums but somehow, so far, it's been pretty good! Maybe we got lucky!

It's the age when he's learned to question things, and he insists on your attention and doesn't let up until he gets it. It definitely make you miss the newborn days when they're not communicative, that's for sure! :) He surprises us everyday like how very observant he is with the tiniest detail - like the tv playing in the Channel Ten offices through the window shaded by the trees up on the hill. I walk the same pathway everyday and I have never even noticed the window!

He's also the most sensitive little guy, always checking to see if we are happy and hates it when we're sad or angry but he's quite assertive in letting his feelings be known when he's not happy! Go figure!

It was a quiet affair his 2nd birthday and I'm savoring all of it before he connects parties and presents with birthdays and at the very same time, I can't wait for that time to come! I wanna get him a cake with a theme for whatever he's into when the time comes and surprise him with presents and balloons when he wakes up in the morning and I'll probably stress about how to keep all the kids at his birthday party happy and occupied!

We've loved having you in our life the last two years, our darling Sebastian. You've grown up into this cool little dude and we can't believe we're so lucky to be your parents! 

Friday, July 29, 2016

precious time

We just got back from 2 glorious weeks at pops and nanna's (ok, it was a month back now) and we're missing it tremendously. It's Sebastian's second visit there and everytime we wished that somehow, we live just that little bit closer instead of being on the other side of the world.

It was so great to have Sebastian with us everyday! The weather was typical England gloom in our first week there but it didn't matter much as there was plenty of fun to be had around the house.

Sebastian took a while to warm up to his new surroundings but once the ball rocked up, I think he forgot that we weren't back home in Sydney and loved heading out in the evenings to have a kickabout with the men of the house!

Thursday, May 12, 2016

long weekend bondings

I caught this little moment between Sebastian and Matilda whilst we had a catch up with our friends on the long weekend. And such a sweet moment it was because Sebastian is the biggest shyster I know. It takes him a good couple of hours to warm up to anyone new and somehow she gained his trust in no time at all.

Before long, he was seeking her out whenever she came to look for him! She took him to check out the lil ducklings and rabbits in the animal enclosure and even managed to convinced him to get his face painted! His first too!

All the parents in the group were gushing over the two by the end of the day and we can't wait let the two kids hang out again very soon!

Thursday, May 5, 2016

around the neighbourhood

I have Wednesdays off with my little man and it was off for a wander around the neighborhood this week! Such a lovely day to be out since it had been raining non-stop for a few days. We have a little route that we like to go on and we always finish up at the playground which is the big bonus! There was a lot of water puddles that day on our walk that day and before I knew it, he was tippy tapping the puddles with his feet! I reckon it won't be long before he'll be splashing in it a la Peppa the Pig style!