We brought a tart from Fruit Paradise for Zai’s birthday “cake”. I initially wanted to get a Mickey cake but decide against it cause most of the attendees are adults. I think they will prefer fruits over cream. Besides, he already have cake the previous day in school. And I was glad I made that choice. Cause Zai really love the “tart”. Or rather the fruits on the cake. In fact he “stole” all the blueberries on the tart. And he simply loves it. Even when one of it drop onto the floor and rolled under the sofa, he still wants to get it. See he can’t wait to eat the cake!
I guess the boy was tired after the whole day of playing. So he slept rather early that night unlike the previous night. So we woke up early and manage to squeeze in a dip for him before we check out!
So that marks the end of our 3 days 2 night staycation at Rasa Sentosa. I think my boy is really happy because he gets to swim and swim. So we will be back for my Staycation.
After we arrive at our new room, Zai started jumping around and bump his head. And he started crying. My MIL proceed to pacify him and he fell asleep in her arms. And soon Chubby’s relatives who are joining us in the celebration also arrived. And they were preparing to go to the beach! Who knows it suddenly start to rain. It’s fortunate that Zai is sleeping at this time, cause he got his nap and he didn’t “waste” much time.
So while waiting for the rain to stop, my two babies slept while my two nieces had milk. Lucky the rain didn’t last for very long. And by the time it stopped, Zai also woke up from his nap. So finally his long awaited “Beach Time”!
I didn’t stay throughout his play at the beach cause I need to take care of Loi and also to express out my breastmilk. So during the short period when I was there, Zai was just bringing sea water to the holes my MIL dug for them to play. After the sea water, he proceed to take soil from the wet area and fill up the hole. Quite cute to see Zai concentrating in doing his task.
We also brought kite to the beach, but there wasn’t much wind. So in the end they didn’t manage to fly the kite. I guess we have to wait to another time to bring the kids out to the park to fly. 🙂
After they came back from the beach, Chubby quickly showered Zai and went out to get the food for the “celebration”. My MIL helped look after Zai while I took care of Loi. I heard she brought him out and he insisted on her bringing him to go see the monkeys when he spotted one.
And soon my parents arrived. So with their helped, I went to give Loi a dip in the tub. Finally she has a chance to get into the “waters”.
It was the first time my parents sees her “swimming”, so they were actually quite excited. My dad was worried if the neck float is sufficient. But I assured him that she has been swimming with it for a few times already.
After the dip, its back to waiting again. Chubby took some time in buying back the food. I guess its due to the crowd at Vivo during weekends.
The next day, we only manage to wake up at around 9am. The boy himself is also tired from sleeping so late, so he woke up later than usual. So off we go for our complimentary breakfast by the hotel.
We started off feeding Zai with scrambled eggs and waffles. But when he saw his daddy’s sausage, he actually pointed to it and request to eat that. Not very healthy choice but we let him indulge since its his birthday and we don’t do it often. And boy, he likes it and finishes two small “sticks”.
After Zai finishes his breakfast, he couldn’t sit still. So Chubby left with him while I continue to eat mine. It was quite a bliss to enjoy a moment of calm for my breakfast. Its been a long time since I get to enjoy breakfast in such an environment. Not complaining, but really appreciate the opportunity.
Chubby knows that Zai can’t wait any longer, so he brought him for a dip in the pool after breakfast. Of course the boy was really happy. I didn’t join them at the pool cause I need to take care of Loi. So no pictures for that. After his pool trip, my SILs have arrive together with my two nieces and our lunch. But the active Zai was wrecking havoc in the room. And he just had a heavy breakfast, so we think he is not hungry yet. As such, we brought him to the toddlers’ room downstairs to play. I think Rasa Sentosa is really trying to make the place very family friendly.
The room is not big and they call it the Mini Toots Club. There is just a small ball pit with slide, an Ikea kitchenette and a carousel with 3 horses. You will need to put in coins for the carousel it doesn’t comes free. At one corner there is also a LCD tv with a dvd player. They were playing “Dora” at that time. And there was some books and toys littered on the floor. But most of the toys have “parts” missing. Like the shape sorter without the shapes and the trains without a track.
But Zai had a good time playing with the Kitchenette! I thought he would prefer to go up and down the ball pit, but he didn’t. He spend most of his time playing the kitchenette.
I think my boy is really mimicking after the adults now. Which is why he prefers to play with the kitchenette. Well, I will definitely get a kitchenette for Loi to play with when she gets older. So we shall see if he is still interested in playing with it when we reach that stage.
We left the room after Zai start snatching toys from his cousin and the room was also getting crowded. So we head back to our room for lunch. And pack up so we can change room!
Initially, we just got the pool viewing family suite. But because my SIL went to book another room just for that Saturday, we decides to change to the Garden view Suite so we can have connecting room. This suite is suppose to be more expensive but the kind people at Rasa Sentosa let us upgrade for free. But both Chubby and I felt that the room feels smaller than the one we had the previous day.
We spend our last weekend at Rasa Sentosa in celebration of Zai’s 2nd birthday. We had a fun filled time. I think my boy really enjoys it cause he gets to play with water literally the whole day. We checked in on Friday evening, as Zai still went to school to celebrate his birthday.
On the first night we just got the pool view family suite.
It was pretty spacious. After the king size bed and a sofa bed being setup, there is still space for us to walk around. And there is also a balcony overseeing the pool.
That’s Zai and his cousin Vaness. They were looking out at Vaness Daddy who is at the balcony. The view from the balcony is decent too.
Enjoying a meal at the balcony with this view can be quite relaxing. But with kids in tow, where to find the time to enjoy?
Poor Loi, woke up from her sleep but we are still not ready to leave for “Songs of the Sea” yet. We need to feed the kids and had our own dinner. By the time we make our way out its already 8pm. But we still manage to catch the later show.
The show was only so-so. But the “fireworks” at the end was quite magnificent with the sea as background. But too bad, both my kids fell asleep during the show.
See the girl all full of smiles after her nap while we were taking the bus back to the hotel. The boy is still sleeping on the stroller. Initially we thought he will sleep through until the next day. But who knows he woke up when we were about to reach the hotel. And with the power nap, the boy got very very active. He was running around in the room and didn’t want to sleep. No matter how hard chubby or my MIL tried, the boy just want to play. Chubby got so frustrated that he wanted to lock him in the toilet to calm him down. And all these didn’t stop until about 1am in the morning. Poor Chubby. I didn’t have a good time either. Loi seems to miss her bed and she wakes up every 2 hours requesting for feed. And when she fell asleep during the feed, I put her down, she wakes up again. I tried carrying her but she is still very alert. Sucking her own finger doesn’t seem to soothe her either. In the end I resorted to laying her on the bed and nurse her so that I don’t have to “put her down” after she fall asleep. Ah~ it was a tiring night.