Thursday, June 14, 2007

Snippets during the holidays

Let me share the bits of pieces of what happened during the school hols.


1. Our weekend hideaway

- Hubby suprised us all when on the 1st Saturday during the hols, he brought us to our condo that has been empty since I bought it 3 or 4 years ago. He furnished it all by himself! As he is good at decorating and designing, it was no suprise that everything in it looks so perfect. I love it. The kids love it. Although secretly I think that the TV shouldnt be 29 inches as theres not much distance between the tv and the sofa.

The condo would be our weekend hideaway, as staying with my parents would be the best environment for the kids. Kat condo manala ada study room, so susah the kids nak concerntrate with homework. With the pool and playground kat bawah, I doubt I'll be able to make the kids study if duduk situ. Helena pun entah2 asyik pegi gym aje.... hehe


2. Swimming

Zaryff is a better swimmer now. Helena rasa, anytime now he will be upgraded to the 7 feet pool. This hols, Helena dapat rasa that swimming would be fun for the kids now as Zaryff does not need to play in the childrens pool anymore..

Puteri was ecstatic when I told her this. She immediately asked me to bring them to the pool at the hotel which I am a member. The pool which has slides and stuff is the best pool in our town.

I only managed to bring them there once after the Genting/Cherating trip. Zaryff was really like a water baby. He was swimming underwater most of the time. Puteri was in cloud 9 to have her "twin" play in the big pool with her.

Anastassia outgrew her swimming suit. As I was not in the mood to get her a new one, I asked her to use Mia's old one which was only worn twice. It fit perfectly. The funny thing was that Mia had that swimming suit when she was 6 yrs old!! Haha.... can still visualize chubby Mia masa dulu.


3. A trip to the library

Our state library had some renovation done recently. I heard from my friends that the children's section was really comfy and bright and fun. Their computer room was also fantastic.

Zaryff was excited when he saw the computer room. He begged me to make him a member. I did (along with Puteri) . They spent an hour in the computer room. And boy.... he thanked me nonstop for the next few days. (Gayatnya.... Macamla kat rumah takde computer....hehe) The kids also had fun reading the numerous new books there.

It reminded me that small things that we do for our children, really do have a big impact to them, cometimes without us realizing it.


3. The movies.

Went to see Shrek 3. The kids loved it. I was bored. Mia was more interested in watching Waris Jari Hantu. But didnt manage to as we had no time sampaila sekolah reopens.

I told Mia, she should have went with me bila I ajak on the first Monday of the holidays. But masa tu she declined because she was more interetesd chatting with her friends on the computer and updating her friendster. Last2 terus tak dapat tengok. But I guess she wouldnt have cared much, ai.....dah obsess dengan friendster la katakan..... hehe.


4. Mengaji

A lot of mengaji was done during the hols. Anastassia is now only a few pages away before she can khatam. Puteri is in Juz 16, whilst Zaryff is in Juz 2.

26 comments:

MAMAMIA said...

Helena,
Wah, berani Mia nak tengok cerita seram. My eldest daughter (Mia's age)tengok iklan Nek Nak pun dia takut. Dia jadi lemah semangat eversince she watched cerita seram Indon masa primary school dulu. Effect dia sampai skrng.

NBK466 said...

Bagusnya Helena buat macam2 prog dgn anak2 masa cuti sekolah nie.. Buleh benchmark bila anak2 den dah besar sikit...

rose said...

Seronokla ur kids ya..mcm2 program leh buat ngan mama dia..actually..time cuti sekolah ni la yang paling sesuai nak ape tu..mengopek ngan anak2 (bak kate kak helena) hehehehe...

ha..shrek the 3rd..pergghh..ramainya org kat semua panggung yg ada..smpai 3 tempat org pegi..semua penuh. bayangkan..kat mid valley, kaunter 2,3,4,5,6 & 7 hanya utk shrek 3 n pirates of caribean 3..tu diaaa..penangan cite2 dari barat..hahaha..

kak helena nak tahu..org keluar rumah dari kol 11..pegi ke 3 tempat yg penuh ngan org...tempat ke-3 (Cineleisure, Damansara) pon penuh ngan org..beli2 tiket kol 7.30 mlm je ade n onwards..hmm..terpaksala berkampung kat sana 4 jam lamanya..heheheh...

well..enjoyed the school hols sbb dpt tgk kerenah budak2 kat mana2 tempat pon org pergi..even kita dah abis zaman sekolah..:-)

Kak Elle said...

Helena ada hideaway for the weekend:)lots of things to think for the children kan?

Helena said...

mamamia, when Mia was in std 1, dia pernah nampak hantu. That hantu was starring at her. She didnt tell me although I was nearby. I only got to know petang tu.

Bila masuk boarding school, her knowledge on hantu bertambah... hehe.

Helena said...

nbk, Takde la banyak sangat activiti. Sekolah zaryff buat computer classes for a week.

But then kalau tak kemana, mmg we all attack pool and library. Kalau rajin, bawak bicycle ke lake garden. Tapi tis hols tak sempat lak.

Susah ada 2 sets of children with different age group. Lain2 minat they all.

Helena said...

hi rose. Time cuti sekolah mmg Helena balik rumah 5 sharp. hehe.

susahnya nak tgk wayang? Helena selalu book tru phone aje.... dapatla good seats.

Pirates of Carribean sedap ke? Helena tak minat movie camni, tapi ramai sangat pulak yg kata best.

Helena said...

kak elle, yela. every decision yg dibuat HElena mesti pikir kids dulu. Kadang2 hubby marah... hehe.

goboklama said...

kids mmg.suker berenang,kekadang jeles tengok mrk.berenang tak reti penat,parents lak tak cukup stamina,hihi..

cikdinz said...

program cuti skool yg memberi kan faedah pada anak-anak...

D said...

Wonderful! Such great time spent with the treasures of your life... Kudos to the proud parents.

Kak Lady said...

Helena...cuti sekolah dah pun berlalu kan...berbaloi rasanya cuti kalau anak2 dpt menghabiskan masa dengan cara yang berfaedah...

Bagus anak2 Helena...kecik2 dah nak khatam...anak kak lady Farhan baru khatam ...tapi nak suruh dia belajar lagik....

sherrina said...

Where is this library you are talking about? Siap ada computer lab. Cool.

zino said...

seronok dapat bercuti dengan anak anak ni.. boleh tumpu banyak masa dengan mereka..

rose said...

Dulu2 ade gak book via phone. tapi skang ni dah pakai redah je pegi sana for beli tiket..hehehe..kan dah padan muke sendiri sbb gatal nak tgk time org ramai serbu panggung..:-D

org pon tak suke pirates tu..lebey2 lagi kapten yg muke dia sotong tu..eeiii..tak selera nak tgk..ehehehehehe..

Kaklong said...

salam,

bestnya banyak aktiviti ngan anak2 time cuti sekolah ni..

saya sefamili faham2 ajelah..sakit seisi keluarga huhu

~ahni~ said...

Kesia nya dekat Mia sebab nampak hantu. Hopefully experience tu akan buat dia lebih berani.

ruby ahmad said...

Hi Helena,

The thing that strikes me most is that your hubby decorated the condo all by himself. How couples differ kan? My hubby and I do things sama2. That's how we've been since we met during our A-levels..he he. Some people say macam belangkas. But as I said couples differ. In your case cute juga, you kena surprised.

Nice to hear about all the outings esp the movies. It's time for me to hit the cinema too! Cheers.

Helena said...

goboklama, Helena suka sangat tengok kids macam dolphin berenang. Helena dah lama tak swim, kalau nak berenang lepas ni, mesti cepat semput. hehe

Helena said...

cik dinz. Cuti banyak habis kalau nak layan budak2 ni. Kalau dibiarkan, mesti mengadap tv and main game aje.

d, we had fun. Well I had fun. hehe. best school holidays kalau anak dah besar2. Kurang sikit penat tu. Helena baru nak merasa....

Helena said...

kak lady, cepat khatam, senang. Mia yg dah lama khatam tu, memang kena baca lagi berulang2 Quran tu.

Nak tergelak malam tadi bila dengar Zaryff cuba buat lagu masa mengaji.... tak jadi la. hehe.

Helena said...

sherrina, eh kat National Library tak ada computer lab ke. Sherrina selalu pergi sana kan? Rasa2nya most state libraries dah lama ada kut. KAt tempat Helena ni mmg dah lama ada tapi tak atrractive masa sebelum renovation dulu.

Helena said...

zino, kalau boleh rasa nak ambik cuti straight 2 weeks..... hehe

rose, so its not me ajela yg tak berkenan dengan sotong tu. hehe. Tapi sayang la Johnny Depp dah tak handsome lagi. He was one of those yang make me go gaga during my teenage years.

Helena said...

kak long..... how r u? Syukur semua dah beransur sihat kan.

Boleh ganti bercuti Ogos nanti.... hehe.... alamak time tu dah sarat kut.... tapi boleh lagi kan.....

Helena said...

ahni, Helena takut juga kut2 she was traumatised by the experience. Tapi alhamdulillah semua ok.

Heran pulak tengok dia tak takut lepas nampak hantu tu. She was in std 1 masa tu. Tapi Helena jugak heran, sampai sekarang takut naik atas sorang2. hehe.

Helena said...

Hi Ruby,

We wanted to decorate it together. But Helena ni mmg kurang bab decorating. So we ended up having trouble agreeing on the same things.

In the end I told him, since I like the end results of whatever decorations he did before, why not for him to just choose furnitures and stuff. We agreed on the concept though. haha.

So he said, give me a week, And I'll give you your dream home. And he did just that.

Love the place.

Take care dear.