a spot of singapore

Park day!!

Yesterday must have been some sort of record – we went to 3 parks in a day with all 3 kids.

It was one of those Sundays where we had no plans and instead of wasting away a perfectly beautiful day feeling sluggish at home, we decided to put on our exploring boots (also known as flip flops) and declare it a park day.

Park day

The husband recently started going for runs at this little park place near Lorong Halus and he’s been raving about it so that was our first stop. It was indeed quite a gem. Pretty landscaping, lots of space for the kids to explore and relatively empty, the best sort of place for a Sunday morning stroll.

Actually, we were doing most of the strolling while Truett and Kirsten took off on their Striders. It was the first time Finn saw them ride their balance bikes and he was so intrigued by how fast they were whizzing past. He decided that being in my arms wasn’t fast enough for his liking so he made me put him down on the floor to chase them on his own. Which might have been a good plan had he learnt how to run but his only method of getting around at this point was on his hands and knees so I have to say that it didn’t work out very well at all.

On retrospect, I probably wouldn’t have done this with Truett but that’s the thing about having a third kid. By now, we’re like “you know what, go for it” so yes, that is my baby you see crawling furiously on the boardwalk. A boardwalk filled with…ok I don’t even want to think about it.

the chase

We would have stayed longer but it got too hot and Finn was starting to get into that tired-kind-of-cranky zone so we went back home for him to take a nap before heading out to Punggol Park and finally wrapping up the day at Punggol Waterway.

Truett & Kirsten

Truett is such a sweetheart. He’ll scoot off on his bike for a little bit and every few minutes, circle back to give Finn a hug and a kiss. After a few rounds, baby Finn was like “ok ok, enough…” But I think he secretly loves it. He looks at Tru with so much big brother admiration it makes my heart get all kinds of mushy.

Truett & Finn

It was so nice just taking it easy and hanging out with the kids like this. Nothing spectacular but wow it was a really fun day with these 3 really fun tiny people.

I’m grateful for my fun life.

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  • Reply Adorra August 5, 2013 at 12:49 pm

    That hairband on Kristen’s head is fab. So fabulous! And the ‘braah’ love btween Tru and Finn is so sweet and heartwarming! :)

    • Reply Daphne August 5, 2013 at 10:09 pm

      She’s in a hairband phase now. She’s got 5 and they’re all really huge and really pink, like hello kitty and her friends exploded all over her head.

      I, on the other hand, have never worn anything like that in my life. Not voluntarily at least.

  • Reply Shawn August 5, 2013 at 5:15 pm

    Hi, been wanting to bring my kids out to the park. Looks like Lor Halus will be our next fun trip this coming weekends. Thank you!

    • Reply Daphne August 5, 2013 at 10:10 pm

      Most welcome! Have fun!

  • Reply SengkangBabies August 5, 2013 at 11:53 pm

    That’s the beauty of Singapore. Good quality Parks are easily accessible.
    You should try the water-play and sand-pit at Punggol Waterway next round :)

    cheers, Andy (SengkangBabies)
    SengkangBabies´s last post ..nParks celebrate 50 years of Gardening

  • Reply Nic August 7, 2013 at 5:03 pm

    It’s nice that you guys could just go and hangout at the park on a Sunday. The crime rate is so high here in Malaysia now that it makes us think twice before we even dare to bring our kid anywhere outdoors so we only hangout in the malls these days :(

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