The year of the Goat will be coming soon and hopefully everyone has done their shopping and spring cleaning to welcome the new year ;) I'm still busy spring cleaning and getting my little guy to help out too. For those who are still doing their Chinese New Year (CNY) shoppings and stays in the north, do check out the cool Chinese New Year bazaar at Yishun Chong Pang. Its always very happening during this period and my boy loves to look at the beautiful flowers, windmills and cute CNY decors at the stalls. Here are some pictures i took during my recent trip there. Happy shopping and have a great Lunar New Year to all readers of my blog :)
Posing for some pictures while waiting for the bus :)
If you are still looking for Chinese New Year clothes for your kids, do check out one of my favorite children's clothing store Fox as they have a nice selections of comfortable and stylish clothes for toddlers :) Their sales staffs are also really friendly and helpful and it is always a pleasure shopping at the stores. Below are some pictures of the clothes which i bought for my boy recently. Happy shopping for the year of the Goat ;)
We went Sea Aquarium and Ocean Restaurant awhile back to celebrate my birthday and had a lovely time there. I love the 4 course lunch set at Ocean Restaurant especially the onion soup but i was busy feeding my little guy too and did not take pictures of all the dishes.
My little guy loves his ice cream treat and even decided to feed himself :) He loves looking at fishes nowadays and had a wonderful time looking at all the fishes in the Aquarium and kept saying "fish" non stop and pointing to the fishes that caught his attention. Kids really grow up very fast and my little guy has started to say more words and is able to better express himself and understand more of what we are saying to him.
He can now tell me clearly "no mummy" whenever he does not want me to do certain things and say "nite nite to everyone he knows" before he goes to bed. My birthday wish is for my dear little one to stay healthy and happy and hopefully the dreaded "terrible twos" will stay far far away from him as he turns 2 soon in March.
I love my sweet little guy more and more each day and loves seeing his happy smiley face and cute laughter. I loves spending time with him more and more and loves bringing him out. He enjoys wondering around the library and looking for books on his favorite big trucks and cars. He also likes meeting up with his little friends and playing bubbles with them at the playground. I feel really blessed to have this sweet little one in my life and thankful to hubby for working hard to enable me to be a stay at home mum so that i can spend lot of time with our little guy and witness him reaching all his important milestones.
It has been a long time since i went back to Ang Mo Kio Central and going there really brings back lots of fond memories. Ang Mo Kio was my home for 23 years and i have always enjoy shopping at Ang Mo Kio Central with my family when i was a kid. I brought my boy there this morning to try out my favorite crispy carrot cake at Ang Mo Kio market.
Yummylicious carrot cake
Chinese New Year decors on sales
I'm glad that my boy loves it too and had a fun time exploring Ang Mo Kio Central and checking out the Chinese New Year decors. We also bought some of his favorite traditional cream cake from Pine Garden. They have opened a branch at Ang Mo Kio Hub, level 1 and it is now more convenient to purchase our favorites cakes there :)
Pine Garden at Ang Mo Kio Hub
I'm planning to bring my boy to Ang Mo Kio Garden and library during our next trip so that i can show him more of my other childhood haunts and hopefully he will have a great time too :)
For those looking for Chinese New Year Clothes for your toddlers, do check out one of my favorite Children's Clothes store "Elly". I purchased their cute and colorful trucks designed shorts for my boy previously and he loves it. He is in the crazy about all types of vehicles stage and loves all things to do with vehicles :) I love their new CNY collections and am eying their Mandarin-collared shirt for boys for my little guy. I think he will love Elly's red trucks designed shirt and will be getting one for my boy.
Their cute little cheongsam for girls are really pretty and makes me wish i have a little girl to dressed up too for CNY hehe :)
My little guy now loves to make funny faces whenever we take a selfie using my handphone :) I have been craving for Japanese food especially a hot bowl of delicious ramen (must be the recent wet weather) from my favorite Japanese restaurant Tampopo and we decided to make a trip to town during the weekends and let Baby J see the Christmas lightings. He has been sick for the past week with a nasty cold and was real grouchy and needy and i'm glad to see my sweet and cheeky little guy again ready.
We had a delicious and satisfying dinner and was delighted that our little boy loves Tampopo's black pig fried rice :) We have started to let him eat whatever we eat when we dine out. I'm happy that our dear boy loves Japanese food like us ;)
It was playtime for the little guy after our dinner and we went to Early Learning Centre at Paragon for him to check out the toys there. It is our favorite toy store and we always have a pleasant shopping experience at the store with their friendly and helpful service staff. I also like that there is a little play area for the kids to try out some of their toys before buying and the parents can shop in peace. My boy loves Little Tikes Cozy Coupe Car and had a fun time trying it out. He is really fascinated with cars nowadays and i'm so tempted to get a ride on car for him as his Christmas gift.