Sunday, April 1, 2018

Bird Park

I've been wanting to bring Olivia to the Bird Park just because I have not brought her there yet.

We ended up visiting this place twice in a year because she wanted to go back a second time and would keep asking us to bring her there again.

This peacock is in dire need of a makeover.

Actually, I'm not a big fan of birds. For some reasons unknown, I just didn't like these birds. Hahaha.

Ostriches running around.

I chose this leggings for obvious reasons. Haha.

Everyone who has seen this pic would comment that Olivia is so brave.

I would observe older kids (say about 5 years old) who were so frightened by the birds perching on them but look at this girl.

She even tried to use her bare hands to grab the bird when it was about to fly away.

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Butter Fwy

A few days before I was about to kickstart going back to the working world,
I felt an overwhelming sense of guilt.

Weeks before I took up the offer, my mind kept flipping back and forth on whether I should take on the offer but eventually, I told myself that if ever I find myself struggling to cope with work, I can then decide to quit eventually - as I would never know how it'd be like if I never even started to begin with.

I will leave that "story" for another day - if I even get to come around to writing it as it takes a lot of effort to write these days but I feel an innate need to just document bits and pieces of my life just for memory sake because I do not want to regret not writing.

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I decided to bring Olivia to the Butterfly Farm just to spend some quality time with her. This outing was just a couple of days before I started work.

She was so excited to see butterflies for the first time.

And the best part of this trip was that I did not have to pay for her ;)

It was such an enjoyable visit. Bringing her out when she was younger was so much easier - especially when she would still listen to me.

Now, it's a totally different ballgame bringing her out alone. This is why it is so important to enjoy every fleeting moment while it lasts because you may not be able to re-live the exact same moment  ever again.

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Farm in the City

We brought Olivia to Farm in the City when she was19 months old.

I remember that every other week when I was a SAHM, I would try to plan a new experience for her back then. First child privileges.

I hope that I will be able to maintain the same momentum if ever a second child comes along.
I can already feel my enthusiasm diminishing as the months go by - because it is getting more tiring to bring her out as she grows older.

I have to keep reminding myself on the importance of making memories and gaining new experiences together as a family. Life is just way too short. 

I love looking back at pictures of our family trips - they bring smile to my face because of all the wonderful memories.

Farm in the City was absolutely worth the drive all the way there - especially for city folks who rarely gets to see animals except when in the pet shop.

Chicks undergoing that awkward puberty stage.

A furry skunk

Lots of fishes and ducks to feed here.

Mike is always so "overprotective."  He's always stopping Olivia from going near animals.

Feeding the sheep.

They even have  fun activity - fishing for guppies ! However, it's SUPER HARD to even catch one.

Guinea pigs

Was so afraid that she would step or trip on one of them.

We even fed the racoons.

Farm in the City is a good introduction to animals for children.

There is more contact with the animals here so the experience that she had here was better than her visit to the zoo.