Monday Listicles

Top 10 Highlights of January 2014

Tiger girl in the pool

Tiger girl in the pool

January an extremely busy month. We celebrated New Year twice!! Chinese New Year was on the 31st of January and it was

the 2nd time we welcomed in the new year in the same month. It was also the month that Tiger girl started her first swim lesson.

Tiger girl at Polliwogs

Tiger girl at Polliwogs

Tiger girl and Doggie boy visited one of the newest indoor playground in town- Polliwogs at Vivo City. They had lots of fun there playing with the new playscape and meeting fellow blogger friend kids there.

Shiriato falls

Shiriato falls

I shared some photos of the places we visited in December when we were in Japan. Shiriato falls was one of the places that we visited. It had one of the most magnificent waterfall which I have seen.

Tea time snacks

Tea time snacks

Even though it was winter and cold in Japan I enjoyed myself eating gelato while on vacations. I do enjoy having ice-cream now and then.

Kumanokoitai Shrine

Kumanokoitai Shrine

The kids and I visited Kumanokoita Shrine during our holidays. It was the first time that we visited a Japanese shrine. It was much different from the various temples and churches which we have visited before.

Chocolate Milk and Green Tea

Chocolate Milk and Green Tea

January was a month to implement changes as it is the start of a new year. This year I am focusing on a more healthy lifestyle and shared how it has been for me choosing between chocolate milk and green tea.

The kids having fun

The kids having fun

Spending time with the kids and having fun is something that I like to do. They are only kids once and I feel that it is very important that they have a good childhood.

salad

Salad

The kids and I are eating more vegetables at home. I’ve started introducing them to salads and a wide variety of foods.

Pink bloom

Pink bloom

Having ME-Time is something which I cherish. It is great that I get pockets of time each day to rejuvenate myself and plan and schedule things that need to be done.

 

I’ve started a new series on the blog- Learning with Dominique (English Composition). English composition is one of the most difficult component in English for students and to be able to score well in this area will certainly help one do well in institutes of higher learning in the future.

How was your January like?

10 Pictures taken at Swim Class

Doggie boy and Tiger girl

Doggie boy and Tiger girl

Since the start of January Tiger girl has been going for Swimming classes weekly with the boys. She has always been interested in swimming and was really excited to finally start classes. No longer has she to wait around while her brothers are having their swim class. She can participate in class now that she is turning four.

Tiger girl giving a Peace sign

Tiger girl giving a Peace sign

Tiger girl was initially rather apprehensive about being in the class by herself. Even though she knew that I was waiting around watching her she wanted me beside her when the lesson was on.

sitting by the edge of the baby pool

sitting by the edge of the baby pool

She didn’t really want to follow what the swimming instructor was teaching and join the group. It took a lot of coaxing on my part to get her to try and take part in the activities.

Tiger girl picking up the toys

Tiger girl picking up the toys

I guess she was quite selective in the activities that she wanted to participate. Tiger girl readily joined in this activity of picking up the toys from the pool with the other classmates.

Holding the hoops

Holding the hoops

She enjoyed herself picking up the hoops that were scattered all around the pool. I guess all kids love playing games in the water.

Picking up toys with her classmate.

Picking up toys with her classmate.

It was fun watching  how the kids hurried around to pick up the toys. Most of them were very comfortable with the water and weren’t scared to lower their body and head into the water to pick things up.

the kids having fun in the pool

the kids having fun in the pool

Tiger girl’s swim class is relatively small with about 4-5 kids to an instructor. Pouring water on her head is something which she likes to do and this was one of the activities that she participated in.

Learning to blow bubbles

Learning to blow bubbles

One of the activities that they had in the 45 minute class was blowing bubbles. Tiger girl was reluctant to do so and had to be coaxed by letting her hold on to the purple ring while doing so. (Purple is one of her favourite colors)

After the swim

After the swim

The 45 minute class flew by very fast and before she knew it the lesson was over.  Tiger girl is eagerly looking forward to her weekend swimming class now after experiencing her first swimming lesson.

Do your kids love swimming too?