Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Our Cuti-Cuti Malaysia : Johor Adventure

OMG I can't believe that it is already end of November 2014. In just a blink of an eye it will be 2015. So much happened and I have yet to find the time to sit down and properly blog about it, the usual year end work rush, I guess :) 

Anyway I will start with our Q4 family holiday. The initial plan was for us  to go to Penang but with the bad weather and last minute changes to our plans, we decided to visit Johor. Johor is the best choice for the kids as there's plenty of things to do and visit and the 3.5 hours drive there won't drive Lan and I nuts :p

No drive to Johor would be completed without a visit to JPO. We got my sister a new Coach bag for her birthday (yes I'm awesome) and we did some shopping for the kids and my parents. Lan also bought me a new bag from MK which I love because it is HUGE :) All in all a satisfactory visit for this lil' old shopaholic...

We stayed in Doubletree by Hilton. Loved the location of the hotel which was right smack in the city. We really enjoyed our stay in the hotel and would definitely come back. For full review: Press Me

The next day we went to Legoland and Legoland Waterpark. This is our first visit to the waterpark and we loved it as much as the theme park (maybe a bit more hehe). We were in the waterpark for 3 hours and went on to spend another 5 hours at the theme park. It was so much fun but my legs were like jelly at the end of the day after all that walking :) The most important thing is the kids had fun and since Iman and Ranya is older we managed to do a lot more as compared to our previous two visits. For more pictures and review of Legoland Waterland : Press Me 

Our final destination on our weekend "jalan-jalan" list is to visit the Angry Bird Activity Park in Komtar JBCC. The kids had fun despite the time limit imposed by the park. The activities are a bit different as we have yet to see it in other activity parks in Malaysia. So it is worth the visit if you're around the area. More information on the park : Press Me

At the end of the day, what I cherish most about our weekend break is not the places we've been or things we bought but the gorgeous memories we get to have of each other. Hopefully Ryan, Iman and Ranya had as much fun as I did. Love love all my babies so very very much. Alhamdullilah, thank you Allah for another day with them :)

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Ryan's Talent Day 2014

It is that time of the year again where mummy will go teary eyed while watching her little boy perform so confidently on stage :)

Alhamdulliah we managed to attend Tadika Ceria Az-Zahra's Aqua Ceria Talent and Convocation day on the 26 October 2014 @ Crystal Crown Hotel, Klang, where Ryan performed twice. First singing "Nasyid Nabi Yusof and Ikan Nun" for his Tahfiz class and later dancing to "Sailor and the Sea". Ryan looked so happy performing and being in the limelight, so that's good. He's been trying to keep his performance a secret for months now, and looked so satisfied that he managed to keep Lan and I in the dark about his routines.

 The deco on the stage, too cute right :)

 Pics from my new compact camera, not bad, huh?

Boys will be boys, tengah-tengah perform pun sempat goof around with  his friends

Ok iklan tak berbayar kejap, I love my new Zawara Alicia Sequin Jubah, so comfy and the cut is so flattering. I'm so itching to buy another one in a different colour.

Anywayyyyyy, the kindergarten had encouraged parents and family to come with sea inspired headgear, there's even a special prize for the winners. Too bad we didn't win :p

Cool, huh? I made this out of felt. Lan grudgingly wore them for like 3 seconds and now it is an addition to the kids costume collection.

Oooooo....We were given the VVIP seats, WHY VVIP???

It is because......

Muhammad Ryan Daniel was awarded the Anugerah Mutiara Harapan. It is an overall award for 5 years old showing the most development for the year, looking at qualities like character development, communication skills, manners, academics etc. Alhamdullilah, for the recognition :) I think his teachers did take into account Ryan speech issues and his hard work in trying to overcome it. So awesome that despite all that, he has grown to be such a confident and delightful young man. Mummy is super proud of you abang. I hope that you'll continue to grow to be such a fine example to your little sisters... Alhamdullilah Alhamdullilah Alhamdullilah.....

Ryan with his class teacher, Teacher Ana. Thank you for helping him, teaching him new skills and knowledge this year :) Ryan is so lucky to have you. 

The pic on the right is of Ryan and Mama Ati one of his caretaker in Taska. Hehehe I was so worried last year when we wanted to enrol Ryan in early. I was telling Mama Ati that I can't imagine if he'll survived going the whole day without bottle, diapers PLUS his major pelatness.. Mama Ati assured me he'll be alright and alhamdullilah she's right. I owe it to his caretakers for assisting us with his potty training and weaning him off the bottle...

We're so lucky to have found such a good kindergarten for Ryan and inshaallah the twins next year. With all the news about horrible babysitter and kindy in the media, you can't help but feel worried having to leave your kids with strangers all day. Thank god we've found a school that is ikhlas in educating and taking care of my ahli syurga.