Friday, May 30, 2008

Kyra & Sean...3 years on

We almost always meet up with the Tans whenever we're back in Singapore. It was no different this time. Before going to Gevin and Wendy's (see previous post), I took the kids to Karen's and they played all day (Eddie was on course and Daniel at work).

I managed to dig up a couple of photos of Sean and Kyra, taken in Frankfurt 3 years ago. The first picture was taken in Karen's place, where we had a Raclette party, yummmyyy! I miss Raclette cheese!



The second picture was taken along Main River, really near our place, and we had gone for a duck-feeding session.


And the latest pictures taken at Karen's place last month.




The cute, chubby days are gone...sigh...

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi,

I'm from India . Nice blog you have here , cute kids , brainy too .... I have an eighteen month old son . I've read much against TV viewing by kids (It slows their thinking , development , etc...). What's your experience/opinion ? My son loves watching TV ,kid stuff cbeebies , pogo , animal planet, especially at meal times .

Lilian said...

Thanks and welcome. I don't really remember much of the boys' daily routine when they were your boy's age cos I was working full-time till my younger boy was 2. For sure, they watched tonnes of Sesame St and Barney VCDs in Singapore. Sesame St taught my kids the alphabet and even possibly some early reading.

When we were in London, Sean loved CBeebies, I think it's a wonderful channel. Playhouse Disney was really enjoyable too.

Here, they don't have a set daily tv time, but I would allow them to watch Cartoon Network when I feel like it :) They are always filled with so much gratitude hehe. On weekends, when I'm distracted with my own stuff (ie surfing or watching a new tv series), they watch tv for hours on end. So some limits are definitely needed for boys like mine, or they'll be glued to the tube all the time.

I don't know if they'd have been more advanced in any way if I hadn't let them watch tv. But I'm sure too much tv can't be good for kids, why else would it be called the idiot box. As many people like to say (not me), everything in moderation. All the best!

Lilian said...

Oh, I've gotta add. The boys love animal planet too, and discovery science, and most documentaries. And while it's not tv, my kids also love watching science documentaries on the internet, their favourite being The Elegant Universe. BBC documentaries like Planet Earth are also firm favourites. So there's plenty of good stuff on tv, not just inane cartoons like Ed, Edd, and Eddy which is my older boy's favourite, bleahhh!

Baoying said...

Wow Kyra is really popular with the boys! You should have seen Gabriel totally smitten by her ;p

Really enjoyed looking at the old photos. Gives me an idea of what you guys did in Frankfurt before us. Pretty much the same as what we do here now. Eating, meeting to eat then eat again!

Found a damn shiok steamboat place here. Chinese style with the super thinly sliced meats and yin-yang steamboat. Going tommorow. Can't wait!

Lilian said...

You're right about eating then meeting to eat, but our time only simple fare lah, we didn't have Bao aka Martha Stewart with us! I look at the spread you guys always have and I'm totally floored!

Gabriel can't compete, even with his good looks and gorgeous eyes. Kyra has been running (literally) after Sean for as long as they've known each other and things haven't changed.

Oooh I love steamboat! Where's the owner from and where is this place? City area?

Baoying said...

The owner is from China and it is near the Hauptbahnhof. 15.90 Euros all you can eat.

bACk in GERMANY said...

Ehhh... childhood sweethearts! :)

bACk in GERMANY said...

If only we had met earlier, it would have been so much easier with the kids for my first year here... No previous CDs had kindergarten-going kids Bryan's age, no one could tell us what to do with school. My first year was so home bound! So was my second coz even though Bryan was in a preschool, Kristin was still toddling around with me every day.
Now finally, I get to breathe some fresh air when the kids are in school and we're going back... sigh!

Anonymous said...

Thanks a ton , Lilian ....The Indian

Lilian said...

To The Indian,

You're welcome!

From The Malaysian/SingaPRean :)

Lilian said...

PP: My first year in Frankfurt was mostly homebound too, cos I had Sean who had just turned 2. He only started German kindy when he turned 3.

Luckily, I had Karen who was always game to meet up at Starbucks or suggest a picnic or window-shopping or walking along the river. I'm a huge homebody and always go aiyah sian-lah, but she'll be super-enthusiastic, "C'mon Lilian", and I'll do whatever she suggests somewhat reluctantly but at the end of it, we always enjoyed ourselves thoroughly.

I wish I had that kind of infectious enthusiasm, but I don't, so I wouldn't have been of much help to you anyway, my dear :)

bACk in GERMANY said...

Oh, so Karen is the one I should be missing here... too bad that I never got to meet her. I would have love to have someone to constantly nudge on me and say "C'mom!".

Tsu Lin + + said...

Gorgeous kids! Kyra is so sweeet!

Lilian said...

Hi Tsu Lin :) Yeah, Kyra is really adorable, she attracts people everywhere she goes.

Stef said...

How will Sean EVER have eyes for anyone else??? Kyra is GORGEOUS.

Lilian said...

She is, isn't she? :)