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Highlights of January 2015

A butterfly on a leaf
A butterfly on a leaf

January has been really moving at a whirlwind speed for me. The kids are currently back in school as the new school year had  just started for all.

The alarm  has to be set for 6am on weekdays now as the boys have to wake up and get ready for school which starts at 7.15am.  Everyone has to adjust to an early starting hour in the day and thankfully it hasn’t been too difficult for us to make the change.

Even though the day starts earlier for everyone I find that time passes much faster as there are more things to get done within the time frame of the day.

My word for 2015- Change
My word for 2015- Change

This year is certainly a year for CHANGE as I embark on an overhaul on all the major areas in my life.   I am actively working on the resolutions that I set for 2015 and am determined to get everything on that list cross off come 1st January 2016.

The view from the service apartment in Penang
The view from the service apartment in Penang

We had a great trip to Penang, Malaysia in December with the extended family. This time around we booked a service apartment  as it would mean more space for the kids to run about.  It was a great decision as we had  3 bedroom and a large living room with a magnificent view.

Peacock Feathers
Peacock Feathers

We saw a few unusual birds  when we were at Penang hill. It was the first time that the kids saw  a crowned pigeon which had blood shot eyes. It was certainly a first for all.

A crowned pigeon
A crowned pigeon
A ginger flower
A ginger flower

We also saw some interesting  insects and flowers while taking in the view at the peak.

Hello Kitty Waffles for Breakfast
Hello Kitty Waffles for Breakfast

 

Ensuring that the kids eat well for breakfast is something which I’m focusing on this year.  Sunday is the day where we do not need to wake up early to rush for school or lessons .I have  a bit more time to prepare breakfast for the family and we have been having waffles and pancakes so far.

Pinkie Pie and My Melody
Pinkie Pie and My Melody

The kids have started on a new hobby this year. They are doing Hama Bead Crafting.  They have made quite a few designs so far since we started crafting and I love that it keeps them away from electronic gaming devices while enhancing their creativity.

How was your month of January like?

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Hama Bead Crafting

Pinky Pie and My Melody
Pinky Pie and My Melody

The kids have picked up a new hobby this year~ Hama Bead Crafting. It has been the ” in thing” since 2014 and we are slowly catching on to the latest trends.

I’ ve been  pining a lot of pictures on my  Hama Pinterest Board and love the designs that I have been seeing.  The kids too have their favourites and have picked up a few designs to start creating.

Monkey boy  and Doggie boy creating their masterpieces
Monkey boy and Doggie boy creating their masterpieces

They were inspired by the tools that they saw in the game Minecraft and attempted to make their own version of the diamond sword and pick axe.

Monkey boy's Sword
Monkey boy’s Sword

Monkey boy chose a mixture of blues for the sword and gave red accents to represent a blazing sword.  He named it Fire  & Ice.

Doggie boy's Pick Axe
Doggie boy’s Pick Axe

Doggie boy create this Flaming Pick Axe above. The over sized Pick Axe was suppose to cause massive damage when used during a fight with the zombies.

Rainbow Dash ~ My Little Pony
Rainbow Dash ~ My Little Pony

Tiger girl has no interest in Minecraft and drew inspiration from her favourite show  My Little Pony instead.  Both of us worked on creating one of her favourite ponies – Rainbow Dash.

Pinkie Pie and My Melody
Pinkie Pie and My Melody

Tiger girl had so much fun that she requested to create another pony. This time she decided on Pinkie Pie. I on the other hand tried my hand replicating a famous Sanrio character- My Melody.

My Melody Key Chain
My Melody Key Chain

I decided to make my creation into a key chain as a Valentine’s Day present for a girlfriend of mine who loves My Melody. I hope that she enjoys her little present from me.

Have you been creating anything

using Hama Beads?

 

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