Sunday, March 31, 2013

Easter Brunch

Blessed Easter! Jesus is Alive!!!
We went for Easter celebration yesterday evening and had a very lazy morning at home, catching up on some much-needed rest. Then we did something totally secular - Easter Brunch at a hotel.

Located on the 11th Floor of The Intermark building, Makan Kitchen at Doubletree by Hilton was our destination. We had a very spacious corner with 270degree views of Kuala Lumpur city.

We decided to do this only because kids eat free just for today. And we still get our full Hilton Premium Club benefits which means we get 50% discount for 2 persons dining.

The chocolate fountain was PINK!

Keropok to keep Isabel busy so that I can eat

Round 1 - roast chicken, chicken 'char siu', roast duck and oyster omelette

A clown came around to make some balloon sculptures for the kids.

Round 2 - baked cauliflower, baked egg with dunno what, turkey ham, lamb stew, beef stew

Round 3 - chicken tandoori on naan, indian-style clams, murtabak and pan-seared salmon
After a round of eating, the kids were invited to the poolside for an Easter egg hunt and some games.

They didn't win any prizes but came back with a huge handful of sweets!!! Nevertheless, the had fun and I reminded them that was the important thing.

Back at Makan Kitchen, I finally got my hands on some satay. These were very popular and disappeared as soon as they were removed from the grill.

Round 4 - satay

Round 5 - some honeydew and coconut pudding and soya milk.

Round 6 - chocolate tart, some berry-crumble with vanilla sauce.
They kids came back up after an hour and continued eating.
We finally left at about 3pm, very full and tired. Burp!
The total bill - RM55++ only.

Friday, March 29, 2013

Life these days

It's the end of March already?
I'm starting to really slack at this blogging thing.
But can't blame me. It's almost impossible to find the time to put two hands to the computer.

It's been over 4 months since we have on our own. No mother, no maid. I'm a full-time-mummy-part-time-dentist. My unpaid job 6 days of the week includes (but not limited to)...
Washing dishes
Washing the sinks
Cleaning the stove
Vacuum/wipe floors
Clean fans
Wash toilets
Change bedsheets
Laundry (hang, keep, fold, iron)
Chauffeur kids to/from school
Feed Isabel
Wash Isabel
Make Isabel sleep
Prepare kids recess snack daily
Check Joseph's homework
We have more or less settled into a comfortable routine with busy mornings and quiet afternoons. After the older 2 go to school, I put Isabel to nap and get some rest myself before preparing dinner.
It helps that I have a very hands-on husband who has no qualms with housework.
On Saturdays, Daaling turns into superdad to take care of all 3 while I work in the clinic. Even when he is on duty to lead worship at Children's Church, he times Isabel's nap such that he rocks her to sleep just before he goes on stage and she sleeps through the worship in the stroller.
This past week is a lot more relaxing. With the school holidays, there's no need to rush to pack them off to school. We sent Joseph down south to his cousin's place for almost the whole week. I can only imagine the fun he had because he now wants to spend the entire month of December there! 

Kids really do grow up so fast. I'm still trying to get used to Joseph's increasing independence. We will be sending him to his first Scripture Union camp during the next school holidays. It's a 4D3N camp. Although not his first time away from home, it will be his first time away with no adult relatives. Oh least he will have his cousin and some friends.
In the mean time, I still have my princesses to cling to me. Cherish it while it lasts!