Saturday, September 29, 2012

We sowed some seeds today...

MX read about Jack & the Beanstalk with Ms Emma.  So I thought it would be a good time to do some planting with her, although I do not have any magic beans. 

We planted some peanuts as well as some vegetable seeds. 

 Here's the 3 little pots of peanuts.  They should start spouting in a couple of days.

I told MX that the seeds will not sprout unless there is peace and quiet in the house.  Let's hope this will trick her into keeping her wailing and fussing at bay.  

Sunday, September 9, 2012

MX reciting some of the Jungle Book poems.

Pardon the videos overload :) 
This is the space for me to get self-absorbed in excessive parental indulgence *hiak hiak*

MX reciting Hiss Hiss, the poem for Kaa the snake.

Down in the Jungle

Monkey see, monkey do... 

Away we scoot... MX on her Micro Skate scooter

MX received this 3 wheeler Micro skate scooter form Papa on his birthday. 
Yup, Papa got her a gift on his birthday (",) 
Coz we figured that the barbie skate scooter isn't suitable for her right now. 

Friday, September 7, 2012

Videos of the Jungle Book - Act Three International Sept. Holiday Drama Workshop

Pardon this long string of videos.  They are here just because MX is in them. 

This is the pre-performance video where Ms Kedie was trying to get the kids to take their positions.  
Of course, the toddlers were wandering around and not doing exactly what they were told.

Here's one of the dance segments.  MX's actions are always lagging, several beats slower than others.  She's always looking on at the older kids and following their lead.  Her headgear kept sliding off her head and Ms Kedie took it off and dropped it onto the floor, but MX felt a strong desire to pick it up.

The kids sang to "The Tiger Sleeps Tonight", the rightful lion was left out coz its not part of the Jungle Book characters.  This video is really long... MX appears till 1.47min.

Here's MX's solo as Kaa the snake.  The toddlers were all paired up with an older kid who will lead them through the segment.  MX was visibly nervous hehee... she was supposed to promise Mowgli that she wouldn't eat it, but she just stared at Mowgli.  She did well slithering away though :) 

I'm not sure which part of the presentation this was but MX looked like she was having lots of fun :) although visibly disturbed by her falling snakehead.

MX receiving her certificate of attendance

MX alongside Ms Kedie McIntyre, her instructor throughout the 5 days of workshop.

Jungle Book - Performance time

After 5 days of fun, here's some snapshots of the performance.

She took on the role of Kaa the snake: 

"Hiss hiss... 

Make way or
The Kaa is here, 
and you should disappear!" 

 MX was paired with an older girl.  Both girls took on the role of Kaa.  

The above were her lines, but due to some confusion during the performance, both girls did not manage to read their lines.  Bummer...

MX's headgear kept slipping off her tiny head.  Ms Kedie took it off and dropped it on the floor, but MX decided that she had to pick it up.

ONE TWO SIX... what has MX been up to...

MX attended a one week drama workshop at Act Three International.  The workshop was based on Rudyard Kipling's Jungle Book. 

The drama center is housed in an old style bungalow with yellow framed windows.  

Here's the courtyard where I spend most of my afternoons waiting for MX.

 During her snack time, she'll be out her snacking away with her friends, each one checking out each other's snack box (",)

MX offering Nicole a brazil nut but little Nic doesn't want it.  In return, she offered MX her bitten green apple (",)

Sunday, September 2, 2012


I decided to make a lifesize dress-up girl for MX using her own photo. 

I drew the outline of the outfits and shoes.  MX painted them in and added dots for some designs (",)

MX combined a bracelet and hair pom-pom and turned it to a lollipop ;)  She also added a butterfly hair clip to the bracelet and made it into a wand. 

Happily laying next to herself (",)

Sleepy time with Kai

Kai & Shann slept over while they were here. 

MX checking out how much milk Kai has left. 

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