A good method to provide good nutrition to my family would be through healthy food!
Being a working mom of four, it does become chaotic should any of my kids not feel well. Which is why I always try my best to nourish them and supplement their diets to ensure that their immune systems are rock solid.
This means plenty of home-cooked meals that they girls and I enjoy eating such as our favorite pumpkin soup. I’ve even included the simple recipe below. And having nifty gadgets like the Braun Multi Quick9 saves me plenty of time when it comes to preparing meals so I get more play time with the children.
As a very hands on mom in the kitchen, I’ve used many other hand blenders over the years but what’s so unique about the Multi Quick9 is the ACTIVEBlade technology that allows it to move up and down and easily blend the hardest foods with 40% less effort. And the flexible shaft results in 250% more active cutting surface to work with.
Anything that saves me time and yet delivers great performance is a keeper. Loving meal preps even more now because of this fancy kitchen gadget.
Pumpkin soup recipe:
1. Heat stock, salt, pumpkin, onion, thyme, garlic and peppercorns. Being to a boil, reduce heat to low, and simmer for 30 minutes uncovered.
2. Purée the soup using a hand blender.
3. Return to pot and bring to a boil again.
I can’t believe how I’ve neglected my blog ever since I started uploading photos onto Facebook. Its just putting up pictures onto Facebook is such a breeze and takes so little time compared to uploading them onto a blog. Nevertheless, there is still that extra expressiveness here that I value, compared to sharing our experiences through photos on FB.
So here is my attempt to cram in updates and happenings over the past three months into one post. I shall only include pictures of the more significant events and trips we made during the past 12 weeks.
Some of the milestones we came across include how Nya started school at Children’s House Montessori School, our trip to California and San Diego where we got to visit Disneyland, Seaworld, Legoland, the San Diego Zoo and Knotts Berry Farm. We also visited Las Vegas, Seattle, Oregon, Salt Lake City, Twin Falls and Yellowstone Park to name a few. Here are some of the pictures taken since the last time I posted. Hopefully it won’t take me that long to share an update again =)
I cannot agree more about how kids pick up behavioral attributes from parents so quickly. Just yesterday Nyx quietly put away all the folded laundry that was left downstairs into all the appropriate rooms and cupboards upstairs without my knowledge. She only came to tell me that she had done it when her chore was complete. Of course I went to double check, haha! And I was so pleased that she actually did an excellent job. Thank you baby girl. Now I wonder when Nya will start helping out voluntarily too….. =)
Nyx also makes her breakfast sometimes and will help me feed her little sis when she sees that I’m busy.
9 years ago Guojun and I lived in America for 2 years just after we got married, and now nearly a decade later we’re back again except this time we’re here as a party of 4 instead of just the two of us. We flew here on the 6th of March and arrived in LA, staying for a night before reaching Idaho yesterday. The weather here is definitely much colder than Singapore but I’m glad the kids adjusted to it easily as its about the same sort of weather we got in France.
We’re now staying in the TLF (Temporary Living Facilty) before moving to our new home by the end of the week. Here are some pictures taken since we arrived.
P.S. To all our family and friends back home, we miss you!!!!!!
Although we’ve been back in Singapore for less than 9 months, it feels like a long time as we’ve filled our days here with memorable moments and fun-filled activities with our friends and families. In a short while we will be setting up our new home in America and I’m reviving my blog once again so that I may share our family’s experiences and day to day life with people who care about us and want to keep in touch.
To a brand new adventure and a happy new year! Huat ah! =)
I feel terrible going MIA on my blog for so long. But its so easy to upload multiple pictures on Facebook in so little time and I have not been able to figure out why I am unable to upload photos onto my blog……. Somehow after fiddling around with my internet settings, I am now once again able to share pictures with everyone on my blog! Oh Joy! So yes, this shall mark my return to blogging yet again =)
This morning Nyx and Nya finally got to visit the island resort known as Sentosa. We had a picnic on Palawan beach and also crossed over the suspension bridge to set foot on the southern most point of the asian continent.
The two girls had loads of fun playing with the sand and frolicking in the sea and wading pool. I had wanted to let them experience close encounters with some animals on exhibit next to the beach but the timing just didn’t coincide with the performance schedule. Next time then =)
For the past two months there had been 4 cases of HFMD in Nyx’s school. I allowed her to continue attending classes everyday because these cases occurred in different sessions and classes from her. However, yesterday I was notified by the form teacher that one of her classmates was down with the virus too. I didn’t want to expose Nyx or Nya to the virus so till next week she gets to skip school.