Happy Holidays

Calvin has been home the past week. Unfortunately, all his “Christmas” presents have already been given to him before so there was no influx of new toys to keep him busy. Instead, we did a lot of Lego Star Wars (it’s Lego because we are pretending to be figurines and that a boy is moving us around) and Transformers pretend play. The play tunnel I hauled home from school has been seeing a lot of good use as a time warp tunnel, hiding place, spaceship etc. We explore various ancient civilizations like Egypt and China to raid them for jewels, steal banana relics from the monkeys who turn you into a monkey when they swing at you, fly to space and explore the moon and planets, get hit by asteroids, be chased by guards and many more exciting adventures inside the house alone.  Then we spent at least an hour outdoors everyday since the weather has been great, racing down the slides, running around pretending to be Autobots. I’ve been trying to get more outdoor time for him so his eyesight might improve. It also cheer up our moods when we’ve been running about outside.

We’ve all been enjoying the new wiggle car. It is very sturdy and even the grownups can ride on it. I’m not sure if it’s because I’ve been playing with it, but Calvin showed far more interest in it than any other ride on toy. So for $20 and using up a gift card, it was a great deal! I shudder to think of how much I would have to pay if I were in Singapore. Toys (and many other things) are way too expensive there!


Calvin’s Gingerbread House

We decorated our own gingerbread houses (or rather graham cracker houses. It was much easier than I thought to make the icing etc) Calvin had a field time stuffing his face with the candy before we even started >_< He has declared that he loves M&Ms. He used to say that he didn’t like it, which surprised me then. He tried out the sour watermelon and make a “is this even candy” face.

We also had a short stay at Washington to see the lights and visit the museum. Calvin was a tired wreck since he didn’t sleep well the last night. It was a somewhat frustrating trip when we have to deal with his whining and sulking. We did quite a bit of walking to a Malaysian? restaurant and then to the museum. After an hour at the museum, he was in a terrible and unreasonable mood so we went home instead of visiting the zoo as planned. On the way back, he fell into a deep sleep and had to be hauled home like a sack of potatoes, flopping around like a dead fish.

21Dec14 Washington Museum

Washington – Museum of Natural History

We visited the zoo right before closing but I’m glad we managed to catch the Christmas lights and saw lots of cool gingerbread houses, train sets and a Lego train setup. The next day we just rested at the hotel and watched lots of morning cartoons. I had wanted to return to the pho store but Mr Calvin was sulking again so we decided to just drive home instead. I’m not sure if I would do it again but at least the fun parts were a lot of fun.

Zoolights 21Dec14



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