I have just enrolled the twins to a pre-school near our home. I don’t know why but I feel so nervous and sad (crazy isn’t it???) They haven’t even started yet and already I’m a mess.
I haven’t researched much into the place except that they have a ratio of 1 teacher to 6 children (which is good) and the place is loud, messy and full of fun (which is very, very good). I want my kids to meet children their age, have some time away from the grandparents and socialise. The place is close enough that my in laws can just walk there to pick them up and check on them whenever they want to.
I need to remind my mother in law to schedule a time to sit in and have a look at the place to see if they like it.
I…feel weird. LOL I don’t know, my babies are now going to school. WHAT THE HELL!
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We are renting out our room at the moment as our previous house mate has gone to stay with his mates. It was great having my Andy there in the house as it was always a comfort having another male in the house to feel safe. Have fun Andy and thanks for staying with us, I’m sorry for being such a pain when I was pregnant and me and the kids will miss you!
A really lovely lady came to visit the room and Gaby came up to her and said “Me, Gaby!” then he put his hand on Kathleen’s head (she was sitting on the stairs to see who was at the door) “This Katelynn!” and took her hand and introduced her to me and his sister. He held on to that hand throughout the house tour and when it was done he asked her to play.
LOL! To me it was embarrassing but super sweet at the same time. The sweet lady took it in her stride and let him drag her around the place.
The same thing happened when we went to visit Puhoi Café. Their cheese platters are AMAZING! I didn’t get to take a photo as everything was devoured pretty quickly. Their ice creams were super delish too, also nom nom quickly before any photo taking could happen.
They had a playground, a pond and a huge grassy area for the children to play and roam in. Our kids were running wild and Trang had bought Yuki which fascinated these 3 kids. They came over and asked if they could play/walk Yuki and Trang said “Yes”. Off they went traipsing around the place with Yuki and the twins in tow. They were not going to miss out hanging out with the big kids. During their play Gaby and Ari manage to sneak in holding the children’s hands as they walked Yuki up and down the grounds.
“Koko! Koko! Hold dog?”, “Koko! Hand!!!” I can hear them screaming at the bigger kids (koko means big brother). The kids were so very patient with the twins and would even wait for them hand outstretched when one of the twins lagged behind. The kids got attached very quickly especially Gaby who could be seen holding on tightly to the koko’s hand.
So sweet and I was so tempted to find their parents to ask where they lived and if I could bring the twins over to play. LOL!
Gaby, you sweet boy. Don’t ever change but I might have to start on the ‘stranger danger’ lesson soon with you and your sister.
This is how we typically look getting everyone ready for a group photo
Oooh, the weather on Friday was beautiful so we all went to visit the Winter Garden at Domain Park in Auckland. I have never been there and I’m glad we went as the flowers and plants were gorgeous 😍😍😍
Oh you know, we just be casually wearing our sunglasses upside down. That’s how we roll in the Chin-Chong house!
Having a little jiggly before lunch. We love our food, gotta dance for it.
At the entrance of time Wintergarden
The kids loved it too and it felt so grand to be surrounded by so many beautiful plants.
After that we went to get some ice cream, run away from a flock of geese and climbed an old tree.
On Thursday, the twins and I along with Jojo and Belle went to check out the Easter show.
The kids loved it! We went to the farm animal area and just walked around petting the piglets, cows, alpacas, sheep, donkey and ‘ooh’ and ‘ahh’ at the ducklings and baby chickens.
I was starving so dragged everybody to go look for food. While I stuffed my face had a nice chat with Jojo (whom I met on a mummy watsapp group chat) while the kids rolled around the floor and did their thang (I tried not to think about how filthy the floor was *shudder).
We left after 2+ hours. Kids were wired from the free chocolate handed out at the entrance but k.o-ed on the drive home (yus!).
Funny story, me and the kids were hesitant to approach this cow. Cause you know, it was GIGANTIC AND COULD KICK OUR HEADS IN. Anyhoo, it was munching happily but the piglets were sitting on some parts of the hay. The cow got impatient and headbutt ed the piglet away. I found it hilarious and so did the kids and we were laughing so hard that the cow had to give us a look. Of course, we stopped right away.
The farmer gets a kiss!
Gaby was sooooo happy to find this rabbit. To be honest I found it super creepy and Donnie Fargo like. Took the photo and grabbed Gaby pretty fast.
There was a time when I would have a good workout when I brought the twins to the playground. I would have to carry them through the obstacles. Let them hang on the monkey bars while I carry their full weight. I would be sweating and aching and it would be non stop “Mummy, again!” or “Mummy this one!”. My favorites were the swing and slide where I could just let go and have a short respite from the constant running around and lifting weights ( I have checked to see if I have created remarkable guns for my efforts but nope, still fatty, oh well). The swings don’t last long because as soon as I push a little too hard they would start screaming for it to stop. The slides even less since it only takes a nano second for them to finish that part of the playground and soon after they land we are off again.
There was always one part of the playground that they would nag to try but I end up carrying them all the way. This was the ropes section, they would start all shaky and clinging for dear life but me and MOH would manage to coax them to let go of the rope from their death grip and reach out to grip the next rope, move one foot to the next rope and vice versa. This would take oh…an hour or so for us to complete it (jokes, but you know what I mean). Now a year later they can walk and hang on to the ropes on their own like little monkeys and now it’s “Mummy, look!” or “Mummy, see me do!”. They are growing by leaps and bounds. Speaking more words, doing more things on their own. There are times where I want them to be independent and to stop screaming (for goodness sake!). But when they do manage to do something by themselves I am reminded once again that they are only that little once and not in the distant future it will be “Mummy, bye, see you later”. I often stop what I am doing just to give them a big kiss and hug and forget that I want them to grow up…until they start screaming again.
Well, contrary to the title it is actually my Instagram account but the twins have taken over. Without realising it my journey with the twins have been heavily documented using Instagram. So far, I have already posted more then 50 photos and videos of the babies and I can’t seem to stop myself. I have become one of those women who only post boring photos and videos of their kids. I use to hate it when my friends flood my timeline with their baby photos. I mean, come on, isn’t that like the same photo of your kid but at a different angle? Isn’t ONE photo enough???
After having the twins the answer is NO, ONE PHOTO IS NOT ENOUGH. I can understand now how different angles are equally important to be posted and shared with the world because I too think my kids are the most beautiful things on this earth Here is the link to my Instagram I update it quite consistently unlike here on this poor blog of mine.