As you know, Christmas lasts for 12 whole days. So, we try to make the best out of it during the weekend for the kids. On Saturday, we brought them to Pavilion to catch the movie, “Bedtime Stories”. It was a family-friendly movie to remind us of the times we had bedtime stories.. I don’t remember much of my childhood but I do know that I read myself to sleep every night. HaHa~ Maybe that’s how I got my four eyes!
“Bedtime Stories” is a production by Disney in collaboration with Happy Madison Productions which
Adam Sandler owns. He himself is one of the main cast together along with
Guy Pearce who acted in The Count of Monte Cristo
Keri Russell from Felicity
Courtney Cox from Friends
Russell Brand whom you last saw in ‘Forgetting Sarah Marshall’
Lucy Lawless also known as the famous XENA, Warrior Princess
This fun movie was directed by Adam Shankman who is also one of the judges on So You Think You Can Dance US version.
Oh, not to mention BUGSY the guinea pig with the gigantic eyes.
The kids love the storyline as each story that Uncle Skeeter tells to his nephew and niece during bedtime comes alive. All the stories are about himself; his alter egos, trying to the bend the storyline for his own benefits but to no avail he realized what’s more important.
After the movie, we went to Carl’s Jr. for a snack. Jake and I shared a burger while the kids had shakes and fries. On our way there, we were apprehended by….
A Youngling? So cute!!!
Joe and Judith got caught by a Storm Trooper and they’re happy!
At Carl’s Jr waiting for mommy to order the food
Javier showing off his rotten teeth
As for dinner, we went back to the affordable Thai Restaurant. It was Judith and Javier’s first visit so they were very excited to be able to look at fishes while eating.
So early so many cars already… check out the black X-Trail.. ours. You definitely need a higher car to enter the hilly and rocky road. The kids loved the bumpy ride.
That’s where we’re going!!!
I didn’t have the chance to post what we did on Boxing Day with the kids. After Jake got back from work, and the kids waiting anxiously since morning, the kids finally opened their Christmas gifts. They were delighted tearing the wrappers out opening their own chosen gifts. We went to ‘Toys R‘ Us‘ a week before and walk with them thoroughly the toy store and let them choose what they want. We’ve done that 2 years in a row. I know they won’t get the surprised look but it’s good to teach them patience. They’ve been good for week and it’s a plus for me and Jake. Besides, surprises aren’t only being reserved for Christmas.
Joe all smiles when it’s time to open presents
Javier, upon retrieving his present from under the Christmas Tree
Javier tearing it up
Joe figuring where’s the opening
Judith doesn’t want anyone near hers
Finally they got them opened which left ME to pick up the unwanted wrappers!
Javier got wooden blocks. I don’t know why he loves them so much. This is the 2nd bucket he has.
This time, it’s packed nicely… had to use the cutter to slice through.
Joe doing the WOW thing while Javier takes a peek
(another Hot Wheels.. it’s either that or trains-always something to do with tracks)
Judith got her baby which cries and coos
The baby with no name yet.. so cute
Now she has another child to mind
Judith’s Doll House which she got for extra for her ‘mommy-ing skills’ looking after her brothers every now and then!
Joe with his almost finished racing track
There we are… wrapping up Christmas Season. Opening a New Year and looking forward to more joys and unity among everything that matters!
Sis bought 3 stockings and filled them with goodies for Joe, Judith and Javier. So, on boxing day, sis gave them and they were so happy to dig into them.
The 3 stockings.. Santa stocking belongs to Judith while the other 2 Snowmen are the boys one.
Joe receiving his stocking
Judith gets her turn
Javier couldn’t hide his excitement!
Joe already opened a candy before I could say NO!
Javier couldn’t empty his stocking as fast as the other two
Stuff that were in the stocking
Joe minus the candy he already ate
Judith showing her expression of stinky her new stinky eraser cum plastercein.
Christmas Day was so so so so busy. We had to do everything from scratch. Sis and me did the prep, mom and granny did the cooking, Jake made shepherd’s pie, dad made the drinks and grandpa see what’s there to help us.
It’s was a hectic day that I didn’t get to take any pictures…… of Myself. Hehe! Didn’t get to snap the delicious food as well, sobs~ cause’ I wanted to show you all the colors we had. Well, we were practically walking back and forth and at times, I didn’t know where the kids were. But they were somewhere happily mingling with the crowd, making new friends.
The Christmas Tree overloaded with Christmas gifts for loved ones
Sis asked Judith to take this picture – check out her butterfly top
Elaine, all dolled up – and now in a butterfly dress from ASOS.com
Josephine, Uncle Yan and Judith
Oooo.. we also had a double celebration because it was also my granny’s 74th birthday. I think there were about 30 people who sang the birthday song for her. She was very surprised that we bought a cake for her.
Granny soooo hap-pee…. we were singing the birthday song here
Grandpa was singing along too! This was the ‘May The Good Lord Bless You’ song
Granny making her wish! Can you see FIL and MIL at the back?
Yup… they came as well YAY! So great!
Hand in hand; they cut the cake!
Christmas Caroling begins.. even MIL joined in
Newly-appointed Caroling leader? If you want his contact number, email me for next year’s Christmas Caroling schedule. Haha~
Javier and Jake chilling out waiting for cake
ME!!! Cutting the little birthday cake
Javier can’t wait for a slice
What’s left of the 5kg turkey which Grandpa bought for a whopping RM179.. thanks Gong-Gong for the voluptuous juicy turkey we had this year!
Joanne and Edmund stealing moments… WHOA in clear sight of everyone.. from that to this..Keke.. kidding only!
Judith and Yee-Ma cam-whoring
Ashish and Elaine.. YAY! Ashish made it too! Hope to see you next year!
Someone loves to clown around.. you better stick to what you do best : Singing and Strumming Your Guitar
Judith got her sunnies as a gift from Yee-Ma
Joe can’t wait to open his
Erm.. butterfly collection
Now you know who they belong to.. she got butterfly bikini and hat from mom and dad, butterfly pajamas from Jakelena, butterfly bookmark from Edmund and Joanne, butterfly earrings and a pendant from Josephine and Uncle Yan and a butterfly necklace from CC and Nancy.