C&C at 2Y5M

Went to see the girls’ paediatrician yesterday for some injections. We also gave them the flu jab as we will be travelling in a few months’ time.

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Their stats at 2 years 5 months:

Chalene
Height: 87.9cm
Weight: 12.05kg
Has stopped using the pacifier (Yay)
Not fully potty trained yet
Dislikes nuts
Likes spaghetti, watermelon, grated cheese, bread with nutella
Enjoys watching Peppa Pig and Egg Surprise videos on TV
Sleeps in our room

Chantel
Height: 89.9cm
Weight: 12.30kg
Does not use the pacifier since a long time ago
Not fully potty trained yet
Likes spaghetti, watermelon, grated cheese, bread with nutella
Enjoys watching Peppa Pig and Egg Surprise videos on TV
Sleeps in our room

C&C 2nd Birthday

Related post: The girls’ 1st Birthday.

This is a super late post! C&C’s 2nd birthday was last November 2014. Well time flies and now we have two very active 2-year old toddlers whom we are constantly chasing after! This stage is pretty fun though — they understand better, we can have mini conversation and more interaction with each other. However, they can also drive us cray cray too many times! They are the naughtiest when they are together. Toddlers are so stubborn too. Chantel’s favourite sentence is “I don’t want.. I don’t want”.  It can take forever to get out of the house, to get them dressed. They have small sisterly fights which is cute, fight over the same toys (what’s new?) and outfits (which is why I prefer to get similar outfits).  The important thing here is to stay calm, not yell and be super patient. Of course this is easier said than done!

Video

I made a small video using Magisto phone app (loving this app at the moment!) to remember their special day. Too bad I didn’t get to take many videos.

The Cake

I bought a simple 2kg rainbow cream cake from PrimaDeli. It  was enough to feed 30 pax including kids. I  bought the bear cake topper many many months ago on Etsy (had already planned for a bear themed cake that long time ago when they became fond of bears). The night before their party, I decided to DIY a cake bunting.

Kids played at the playground after they ate.

 

After the Party

All the cousins went up and we sang the birthday song again.

Pampared with birthday presents

We opened all gifts the next day

Mauritius Holidays 2014

Family vacation was great. 17 days in Mauritius flew by way too fast! The girls had a blast (it was their first time visiting the homeland) and had a good time catching up with their grandparents. Will just post some photos with captions.

We survived the pretty challenging flight. Not looking forward to flying anytime soon unless it is less than 2hr flight!

At the mountain.

At Trou Aux Cerf (dormant volcano) – Eating local raspberries

The loved it

We rented a car and went out every single day

We visited Mauritius in October, the end of winter- The best time to visit the island in my opinion

At Belle Mare beach

Crystal Clear water. Kids loved playing with the sea water

Chalene Singing — twinkle twinkle, 5 little monkeys jumping on the bed etc. I could barely understand lol

 

Boat ride while my mum babysitted the kids

Lots of fish

Kids having a blast

Glad that the girls are fan of the sand :)

Rare sighting

Beach beach and more beach

Weather was awesome.

Best place to swim was at Pereybere Beach as the water wasn’t too cold

They love their new slippers

At the supermarket which was kind of empty

At Tamarin beach

Picnic by the beach (at Le Morne) – typical mauritian food

The girls enjoyed feeding all the birds

With grandma – At Le Morne

At le Maconde

Yum Yum

At Le Gris Gris

Visit to the Botanical Garden

They were trying to feed the duck

Deers

A trip to Casela Nature Park

 

To the Safari

An ice cream while waiting for the safari bus

Feeding the zebras. Chantel was eating a “Marie Biscuit” and I took it from her and fed it to the Zebra. And the zebra actually ate it! haha

Ostriches

Lions

Feeding the peacock while having our lunch

Delicious Gateaux Piment by mum

Many more photos which I will keep for some other time…

Mini Getaway to Desaru

We recently drove to Desaru (Malaysia) for a mini getaway (our first time driving to Desaru). We left home in the early morning. The traffic was pretty smooth, the roads were pretty straight forward and by 11am we were already in Desaru.  It took us almost 2hr drive. We visited the Ostrich farm before checking into Pulai Desaru Beach Resort.

Ostrich Farm

First off, we had lunch at the farm. You will only see ostrich on the menu… ostrich satay, ostrich burger, ostrich omelette, ostrich herbal soup etc.

The girls were hungry and loved the omelette

We also ordered ostrich satays

And ostrich herbal soup

After lunch, we toured the farm

There are about 300 ostriches at the farm

The girls were not a fan of the ostriches

But they were curious about the ostrich eggs.

This is a one day old ostrich

Hotel Check in

After a brief tour of the ostrich farm we drove to the hotel (Pulai Desaru). Check in time is only at 3pm.

After a quick rest we headed to the swimming pool

The girls loved the pool

We went to see the nearby horses. Unfortunately the girls were scared of the horses too hehe. They wouldn’t go any nearer.

Spent some time at the beach

 

We had dinner at the hotel

And played a few games after dinner

We actually slept A LOT that night. Down at 8pm and up at 7am! No phones (other than using the camera) – we didn’t buy the internet package.

Day 2

Before heading for breakfast, the girls wanted to play. They enjoyed the kids playroom.

Especially loved this house

Breakfast time

We went to see the horses again

After checking out, we went to puteri harbour where we visited Hello Kitty Town and Little big Club. More in my next post.