We’ve just moved into our own home and Ayra now has her own playroom. At 14 months, she still doesn’t have that many toys. Most of which are small toys and dolls. When putting together her room, I intended for it to grow up together with her. IKEA has always been my favorite furniture and organisation store, and her room is filled with pieces from IKEA.
The main storage for her stuff is a bookshelf with storage boxes. She is now able to reach up to the third shelve row and the top two tiers are used to store stuff such as shower basket, diapers and more.
Ayra’s wonder boxes, where most of her toys, books and bears are kept.
She likes to peep into boxes and dig out things from within. I used these storage boxes with soft handles for her to pull out and explore things inside.
These boxes are great in keeping the bits and pieces out of sight, but accessible for play.
There are still much to be done in her room and when the room is fully furnished, I will share more.
Last weekend we brought Ayra for her first party night out at Hard Rock Hotel, Resort World Sentosa. It was a Family Night Out event by NTUC U Family, which I mentioned in my previous post.
That night, we witnessed the dancing queen inside our 14 month baby girl. With light sticks around her neck and in her hands, she moved to any music and simply ignored everything and everyone around her. When she started to get into her grooving mood, she don’t event care if we were around her! We had to watch her and follow behind as close as we can as she dances away to the music, towards the crowd! She enjoyed herself while we sweat and try to catch up with her among the crowd. That night would have been more fun if it wasn’t that humid and the air cooler at the venue wasn’t working.
Here are a couple of videos I took that night. Lights weren’t in favor of photo taking nor video shooting. But better than not having any records of her first party night out.
Perhaps I should hold some baby dance parties so that Ayra can groove with other kids! Hmmm… anyone keen to attend if I do? 😛
Going out with a baby or toddler is a muscle training activity for me. With her growing bigger and heavier, it is impossible to carry her without the help of my trusty 3G Boba carrier, but going out for a day trip or anywhere for more than 3 hours, I will usually bring along a list of essentials with me.
This is my list of essentials for going out with a baby or toddler:
3G Boba carrier – This is where baby likes to be when we are out. She enjoys shopping with me in this carrier. I tried two other carriers before but they can’t make her stay quiet and comfort as long as the Boba. I don’t know what I’ll do if I’ve not chanced upon this carrier.
Combi Well Comfort stroller – This usually acts as the stroller for the bags and shopping cause Ayra prefers to be carried. But lately I try to let her stay seated in the stroller for as long as I can so that she will get used to it. This Combi stroller is the lightest with one-hand open/close system I found when I’m shopping for one. My fist one was by Capella and it was too heavy for me to bring out alone when I’m taking the public transport.
Big bag filled with essentials for baby and me
2-3 pieces of diapers, pack of wet wipes and a changing mat
2 clean hankies
1 set of clean clothes – in case of any unforeseen situation
1 pair of socks and leggings – due to our humid and hot weather, I usually dress Ayra in shorts or dress, leggings come in useful when we are inside the shopping mall
Wet wipes for the mouth, hands, food and anything that needs to go into her mouth
Feeding bag – If it can’t fit into the big bag, I’ll have it in a smaller bag where I can hang on the stroller. This content milk bottles, drinking cup and hot water flask.
Picture this image – me carrying all the above and a almost 10kg baby boarding the bus, going up/down stairs, shopping with bags of stuff from the shopping spree and sometimes even continue to shop for grocery in the supermarket (with additional basket for grocery).
Last weekend, we were at Marina Square and were excited to see that the NDP roadshow is on at the atrium. Due to my forgetfulness, we missed them when they were at Compasspoint two weeks ago. Glad we still managed to get our own LEGO minifigures with a $5 donation. With each donation, we get to make two minifigures, one of the LEGO® minifigures will be placed on the seating gallery of the platform, while the other is for our keepsake.
According to the schedule on NDP website, this was the last roadshow. Lucky us!
To celebrate Loving Mum’s birthday, we brought the family to Resort World Sentosa. Since Ayra is too little for any adventure at Universal Studio, we just strolled around the public area, had dinner at Chilis and watched two crane dance.
The Crane Dance is an attraction at Resort World Sentosa Waterfront, where the two giant mechanic cranes dances gracefully every weekend at 9pm.
“Watch the magical love story between a pair of mechanical cranes and how their love for each other transforms them into real birds.
Combining groundbreaking audio and visual technologies, astounding light and water effects, be awed by the cranes’ graceful courtship ritual. The sheer size of the steel cranes moving deftly in the midst of water illusion and play of light is one not to be missed.”
Took awhile before Ayra’s attention was on these cranes. She was too busy looking around being her kaypoh self when we reached Waterfront. When her eyes spotted the beautiful lights and splashing water, she stayed still watching the dance.
More details of the Crane Dance available on RWS website.