Thursday, November 26, 2009

a simple birthday outing

2211 fell on Sunday, where I turned 33. As hubby is having classes on every Sunday this new semester, I suggested that we celebrate a day later, on 23rd instead. Hubby and I took leave on Monday; Monday would be nice too as there would be fewer crowds.

We started the morning getting up later than usual… always great to have a chance to lie-in :-). After our breakfast, we headed out to our destination, the Sunway Wild Life Interactive Zoo. It’s located inside Sunway Lagoon itself. Looked more like a day for the kids instead of for my birthday yeah? ;-) Well, when my kiddos are happy, I’m happy too (I think I speak for every parent) :-). QQ was over the complementary entry height limit even though she’s only 2 :-) My princess and me. QQ was wearing the dress that I made for her, for her 2 year old birthday :-). When hubby was queuing to purchase the tickets, it was already 11.30 am. I thought it over and went and discussed with hubby. By the time we go in, it’ll be about 12 noon. And we won’t be staying long there as we will be leaving for Sunway Pyramid for lunch (I don’t think the food choices are healthy for kids in Sunway Lagoon). So the most we’ll be staying in the zoo is 1 hour, maybe a little bit more. Is it worth the RM 150 we’ll be paying for the entrance tickets? I think not…

So we told the kids that we’ll come another day, we will come earlier and most probably buy double entrance tickets for the wet park as well. HQ was disappointed, but when hubby told him we could go Sunway Lagoon to see people ice skating, he was actually very curious and eager to leave the place at once :-D.
We saw people ice skating at the lower ground skating ring. HQ and QQ pestered us to let them join in the fun. We must sound like really boring parents when we told them “Not this time, wait till you are a little bit older” :-(

We distracted the kiddos with rides instead. They must have spent 30 minutes there, enjoying themselves. Look at how excited QQ was? She was holding on to HQ’s pants while HQ maneuvered the steering wheel out of danger :-D Lunch was at my favourite Dragon-i Restaurant, at the top floor. We had 2 trays of little steamed pork dumplings (1 tray is complimentary). HQ ate two on top of his favourite steamed rice with chicken, chinese sausage, and mushroom (he ate ½ serving). I had the other ½ with QQ (who also ate 2 dumplings); both of us loved it too :-). Hubby’s pepper pork fillet and fried rice. For dessert, we had fried durian pancakes (we find the ones prepared in Dragon-I, Pavilion more authentic. The ones here at Sunway Pyramid seemed to be added with something else, which we could not identify.) Mango, sago and pamelo dessert (my favourite also, but again, the one here at Sunway Pyramid is not mango-ey enough? Seemed like been added with something else) Black tortoise jelly served with honey. HQ mixed the tortoises jelly and mango dessert together and he loved it. Warm hasima and red dates soup, for QQ. Yummy! QQ savoring the mango dessert too. After lunch, we walked for awhile… our kiddos were intrigued by the “Arabic Street” – don’t know what that stretch is called, so we called it Arabic Street. And the Christmas deco there (we later went home and set up our own Christmas tree :-))

When we were paying for our yogurt and fruit ice blended drink, we noticed QQ had fallen asleep… HQ did this to his meimei Out of love for her, he kissed her and said “AND to close her mouth so that fly doesn’t fly inside her mouth”.

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A simple birthday outing, but we’re very happy nonetheless :-).

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20 comments:

mommy to chumsy said...

aww..what a lovely day out with the family. i love the last photo :) so sweet :) you are only 33...so young :D

Annie Q said...

Happy Birthday to you!! Ya, agree with Barb, you're so young, only 33!!

Nice family outing, kids happy, parent also happy. :)

Love the last picture, so sweet of HQ, and the remark so cute and funny "close the mouth so the flies doesnt fly into the mouth" LOL! Cute!

little prince's mummy said...

Lovely kiss, from kor kor to mei mei :)

Wee.. you look so young!~

Mummy Gwen said...

What a great family outing. :) The dress you made for QQ is very pretty. Any tutorial for the dress? :D

QQ is very tall for her age. We brought Gwen to the interactive zoo when she was 2 years plus. She enjoyed it. The tickets are expensive but it was a good experience for her.

reanaclaire said...

Happy Birthday dear... u look so young and sweet! and your kids... wow.. how loving they are.. the last pic is priceless! when they grow up, this pic will be very very important to them..

2ma said...

its so funny to read abt how you describe hq kissing qq & also to cover her mouth *haha*

BoeyJoey said...

mommy to chumsy: :-) Thanks, dear. I think we are about the same age la, right?

Annie Q: Thanks for the birthday wish, Annie. When we heard his explanation, we couldn't help laughing too! I think we are all about the same age, isn't it? :-)

little prince's mummy: Can see big eyebags and wrinkles leh... where got look young? :-)

Mummy Gwen: It's a Japanese pattern... can email to you if you're interested...
Yes, she's very tall for her age, some people said she looks like a four year old :-).
HQ went to Sunway Petting Zoo during his kindy trip last year, and he enjoyed it tremendously; still remembered and talked about it till today :-D. But 1 hour is really too short to enjoy the whole Interactive Zoo... next time, we'll go earlier.

reanaclaire: Thanks for the birthday wish :-). Haha... mana ada young and sweet la... My kids can be very loving sometimes, giggling, hugging and smooching each other, but sometimes, they do have their hair-pulling moments too :-S

Uncle Lee said...

Hi Boey Joey, many happy returns of the day. A birthday is just another 365 day trip around the sun...enjoy the trip.
Love your pics here. You have a beautiful family. And you sure looking more a 25 than present number....

And women once arrive at 30 their real beauty blossoms....so may you always be as beautiful tomorrow as you are today, HAPPY BIRTHDAY. Lee.

BoeyJoey said...

2ma: :-)

Uncle Lee: Haha... really must belanja you makan already :-)

Blessed mum said...

Happy belated birthday to you!

HQ is so sweet!

Kelvin said...

QQ is so cute when sleeping with mouth open^^

smallkucing said...

Gosh! Your kids are very close. I love them

Dora said...

Great family outing & very nice food there! Happy Belated Birthday to you!

CH Voon said...

Your children look very enjoy this trip very much!

Your boy's first kiss give to his sister oledi lo
- Big brother look after little sister ! Very good!

ChloeRuoyi said...

What a lovely celebration :-) I feel happy for you reading about it too. It's so sweet of the kor-kor to kiss his mei-mei's mouth shut and you managed to capture that shot!

BoeyJoey said...

Blessed mum & Dora: Thanks!

Kelvin: Don't know why, but my kids usually sleep with their mouths open... maybe it's the position?

smallkucing: Sometimes they do fight too... but that's what siblings do la... fight, then be friends again :-D

CH Voon: This is a brother-sister kiss ma... not boyfriend-girlfriend kiss :-)

ChloeRuoyi: :-). He did it twice cause QQ reopened her mouth again! Hahaha

goolypop said...

happy belated birthday! I hopped over from Claire's and realized that you made cards for Gavin as well (and also fr Twitter that postage to US is *ucking expensive :P) I presume you got to know about the drive from Claire, and I was the one who prompted Claire to spread the news. So am happy to know that you participated in this meaningful drive. Ur kids are darn cute. And HQ is so amazingly smart!

BoeyJoey said...

goolypop: Thanks for the birthday wish, goolypop! I only got to know about the drive from Claire's blog, so must thank you for spreading the word and good that Claire blogged about it :-)
Thanks, I think all kids are cute if we know how to appreciate them :-).

LittleLamb said...

hi...your daughter is tall...
my son is 27 months now n he is stil below 90cm...

great outing u had.

BoeyJoey said...

LittleLamb: Yes, it was a happy outing :-). My kids are both very tall for their ages; many people commmented they actually look like they are older because of their sizes!

And hey, thanks for dropping by :-)

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