Making it for the rides

The day before we flew off for holidays, we brought the boys to USS. 

We went on the carousel and watched the Sesame Street show. We were planning to stay for only a short while, hence, when X decided to ride the Transformers ride which warranted a 40min’ wait, I was flabbergasted. 

X was very excited about taking the Transformer ride again. Mr H did not want to disappoint him so he brought him to the ride. Z and I skipped it. The next moment, Mr H said they breezed through the queue.

Z did not want to take Battlestar again, but he wanted to take Enchanted Airways. We queued 15min for that and met up with Mr H and X for “Puss in Boots”. It was another 15min’s wait. 

It was X’s first time taking the ride and Z was up to his fear-mongering tactics. X ended up being overly scared of the loud sounds. He later on admitted that the ride was not scary!

With that, we wrapped up the visit and headed off dinner. 

The weekend to welcome Sept holidays

The kids had a spinning good time at Universal Studios Singapore. Z started off with Puss in Boots, before moving down the line to Spaghetti Chase, a Transformers, Accelerator and Treasure Hunter.

The daddies went on the Cyclone. Once they were done, Z asked to be taken on the Mummy ride again. On one hand, he was scared of the ride. On the other hand, he wanted to ride again. It was purely his idea. There was no incentive this round. It seemed like he wanted to face up to his fears.

We had lunch and the kids went on the Canopy flyer ride before adjourning to catch the Waterworld show. X impressed me by not crying over the special effects. The loud gunshots and explosions used to make him cry.

After USS, we brought the kids to sing karaoke. Z was finally getting used to singing into the microphone. It was just X and his reading to work on in future.

The National Day Long weekend

It was a long weekend for the kids, not the adults as we still had to work on Monday. It was a very preoccupied weekend because Pokemon Go was launched in Singapore on 6th August.

As a result, my iPhone was largely preoccupied with catching Pokemons instead of taking photos! My Instagram and Facebook accounts were very quiet because either my phone was out of battery or I was scanning for pokestops.

National day party bag from soccer school 

On Saturday, we celebrated National Day with a lunch at Da Paolo Rochester Park, followed by the kids playing at Star Vista & Fusionpolis before returning home for a game of tennis. There was a pretty bad downpour so we ended up having dinner at the nearby Kotobuki restaurant.

Random badminton game

Pre-national day party lunch

Cramming in some work 

Z helped me to seek out pokemons around the Zhongshan Park.

On Sunday, it was swimming for both boys over staggered timings, piano and speech & drama classes for Z.

I surprised Z by arranging for a play date with his best friend from preschool. The boys had so much fun and it was nice to see them play so well together. We scooted to dinner because I wanted to hatch my poke eggs. 😂

On Monday, we were lucky to be able to deposit Z with his schoolmates, so he had soccer, nerf gun wars and swimming while both of us were at work.

Pre-national day fun with friends

Soccer practice in school hall

Red top day in school 

We met up for dinner and it was Pokemon heaven in Orchard!

On Tuesday, I made pancakes for breakfast before we headed off to USS. It turned out to be a Pikachu day! It was fruitful for the kids and I.

We were there so early that we did not have to wait for – Elmo’s Spaghetti Chase ride, Puss in Boots ride, Treasure Hunter ride, Canopy Flyer ride and Flying Dino ride.

USS for National Day

Diaper friends

Catch of the day

We caught the Sesame Street show, had lunch and squeezed in a 30min wait for Transformers ride. I also caught many new pokemons!

We went off to play tennis at home from 3-5pm and scooted to a National Day dinner feast at our friend’s place.
National day tennis practice 

It was a fabulous National Day “long weekend”, so fab that I was aching by the time I got back to office. 

Food at the National Day party

A rainy weekend 

It was such a wet weekend that their Saturday soccer class was cancelled. The field would be unsuitable for playing after the previous day’s of rain. It was raining on and off. During the pocket of dryness, Mr H brought Z for his swim makeup class before we headed down to Bounce.

The main thing I preferred about Bounce to Amped was that it was newer, smelt fresher and there were referees to control and man the jumping traffic. It meant that it was optional for parents to enter and jump with super junior kids like X. We could also view from a close distance without paying admission charges. However, Amped won in terms of pricing. If the parents would like to jump with the toddlers, Amped was way cheaper too.

Post jump, we headed to Da Paolo Bistro Bar for lunch. I had snapped a 50% discount deal!

We even had a complimentary tiramisu, and the service was impeccable too.

Since we were in the west, we also popped over to The Rink at Jcube. It was $17.50 per adult and $15.50 for 2 hours, sans gloves and socks’ rental. 

X wasn’t in the mood to ice skate, prob due to over jumping in the morning 

We ended up renting a skating aid, a seal, for him to sit on. The idea was to make the kids so tired that they would sleep earlier!

We adjourned home for a break. The kids played with the neighbours till dinner with their grandparents at Chir Chir 313.

Z loved the fried chicken drumstick 

The boys found this too cute not to take picture with

By the time we left town, it was almost 9pm. They slept by 945pm which was a pretty good arrangement in my opinion.

However, they were up by 820am. I was so tired from the day before and groggy from the medications. Z helped me to brush X’s teeth, get his diapers off and even read to him.

By 9am, Mr H was back from his breakfast shopping. We enjoyed a good meal and chat over breakfast while the kids played from inside the  house to the pool outside.

It was with great reluctance for Z to call it a day and to attend his piano class as well as the mandarin speech & drama class.

While Z was at class, we brought X to the library

Post class, we brought the boys to USS. Despite getting there so late, we managed to complete 5 attractions before dinner 

Mascot lovers who were scared of franken