Wednesday, May 7, 2014

The Birthday Walk

It's almost half a year since I converted the kids from babysitter to playschool environment. I've blogged about it once, how they are happy and doing all those artsy fartsy thingy. The thing is, it's not everyday like that. In fact, it has been 6 challenging months to all of us. The morning never been easy where all the cries will suddenly come out about not wanting mommy to go to work, want to be home with mommy, i don't like school, etc. But it's getting better nowadays. I think, after the 6 months, the kids will finally accept the fact that have to get up and do something.

At least for Zahra, thing has been better. She rarely cries (except when I picked her very late due traffic jam and she will have this moment don't like the idea of mommy working, on the next morning) and sometimes excited pulak nak pegi sekolah. She started to have friends and things she likes about school. As for Emir, it's quite unpredictable. He was okay on the early months, then he had this meltdown for about a week, then back to OK and bouncy..then currently, has this separation anxiety, not with me, but with his daddy! He's very attached to MrComot this few days and will wail his heart out when we leave him at school. Pening!

There were times when I told MrComot "I'm giving them another month. If things are not better, I'm going to send them back to babysitter!". So much pressure.

Thanks God the whines and wails are reducing..because I don't think it's healthy to switch them back to babysitter. I mean..sekejap sekolah sekejap tak sekolah. Confused budak2 tu.

Ok, enough the rambling. About their latest activity at school.

This school has their quarterly event - the birthday walk where all birthdays will be celebrated 4 times a year. Ye lah..kalau buat ikut real birthday, macam hari-hari pulak ada birthday kan because there are lots of kids there hehehe.

So since Zahra is January baby, she is involved in this 1st quarter birthday walk. Parents are encouraged to join but not compulsory but since this is her first, of course la I nak join  :-D

Ok lets the picture do the talking k

My kiddos having morning snack. I don't know why he made the sour face. He is fine though..throughout the event

I love this picture. My hensem boy ni suka makan. But this is the first time I observe him at school. So, the school has 3 different break for the kids, first is baby khalifah (BK) which is Emir's group, then little khalifah (LK) which is Zahra's and the last one is junior khalifah (JK) which is for 5-6 kids. So imagine Emir is taking his own sweet time to eat from baby khalifah until junior's time! He never stop! When I asked him to join the baby's class he will point out to the cereal asking for more! raised eyebrows

Birthday walk ceremony - all the LK and JK. BK is playing in their own classroom.

After a while Emir notice I'm here so he's running to join in the LK and JK

We are celebrating earth day too. I pledge time!

Zahra doing the birthday walk. Since she is 4yo, she has to round the sun while holding the earth 4 times, to indicate how a year goes by, while they sing the months of the year song for each year. I also had to do some slides about her and the teacher will discuss the slides content with the kids. much work for the parents ok. Not that I'm complaining, it just made me realize, sending children to school is a hard work for parents too! It's not like you can just send them off and ok! See you at 6! You have to get involved, bukan lepas tangan macam tu je*lap peluh*

Early lunch time. Emir is among the first at the table haha

Zahra being independent. She's a total different at home. Kalau kat rumah, susah nak makan and I have to do everything for her, suap dia makan, pick the crumbs, lap hingus, pegang botol susu rolling eyes

All the Jan-Apr babies at the birthday table

Blowing candles

And cutting cakes

After everybody is full, we were entertained by....

Magic show and clowns! Like seriously? Haha so much fun! The magic show is pretty entertaining, even I had good time watching it. There were few tricks that made the kids go crazy, like the one when he pull out a long long long strip of paper from his mouth. The kids jump off their feet and berebut pegi tarik the thing ok haha. And there was this time he fanned out confetti, all the kids jumping here and there try to catch it, that he had to shout "Sittttt!!! Sitttt!!" LOL.

Chicken dance time! Zahra and Emir love it much that they keep on doing the dance at home. 

The crowd

Queuing for balloons

Art attack time. The got this scratch card and it will reveal the color underneath

Emir with his big balloon

Being laid back and carefree

You see me not

You see me yes

The "I don't care what other's doing, I got my own sword" moment

Frozen moment. They blast Let It Go song this time and everybody is singing it. Wow..Frozen is such a phenomenon. The kids even asked for encore and it is like over than 4 times I guess?

The kids had so much fun that day. I can leave them to sleep at the school and pick them later since they are full-time khalifah, but I have no heart to do so I just bring them back after the event. Suka lah budak2 tu get to stay with their mommy. Tak jadi I nak kemas rumah. Well, house can wait winking

We gave the kids and teachers some souvenirs for fun.

The night before, Zahra busy packing the goodie bag. It was a bit last minute so I didn't manage to go to Giant and buy candy/jelly/whatnot. So only toys inside, got fun stack-able pencil, glow in the dark thingy, stickers and the party blower.

Fabric covered button brooches for the teachers.

Also done last minute, helped by my colleague in the office hahaha

Happy birthday Zahra! Even though it's 4 months late. Anyway she still keep on asking me for a real party (we threw a proper birthday bash for her last year and she still remembers it) and I keep on saying when you are 5 sayang!

Berapa banyak party dia nak pun I tak tau. But from her action, I notice that it isn't really about the party, it's about getting presents because she keep on saying "I want to open a lot of presents! Nanti mommy beli baby doll baby alive yang boleh makan tu satu, make up barbie satu, bag trolley barbie yang ada gamba repunzel, aurora and snow white satu...bla bla bla ok?". Panjang betul list dia!

Kids's hard to bring them up without being materialistic. I know I don't spoil her much because I always reason out on buying stuff..but I'm not sure if it's enough. Sigh.

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