india and no sleep for qumi

It was bound to happen at some time, I had to return to traveling around Asia again and started with a short trip to India. This was a view from my balcony at the Leela Palace, and just on queue as I took this, the power went out.


Qumi sent me a photo everyday I was there so even though I couldn’t be with the girls, at least I didn’t miss their smiling faces. I knew it wasn’t easy, but Qumi did a great job taking care of the girls by herself for 3 nights. I can only imagine how tough it is to bath, feed and put them to sleep without any help. Thanks Babe!photo2 photo3 photo4

Qumi had some friends over and planned a “play date”.  Of course the kids aren’t big enough to understand this, so they just kind of lay there – sometimes laughing, sometimes crying.photo5

Kaitlin is starting to sit up now and she is bored laying down. Of course she needs to be propped up, but that will be fixed with a bumbo seat very shortly.


Thanksgiving in Singapore

For those of you that live away from your home country, you will miss certain things. It could be good taco’s, Haggis, or even fresh sushi – for me its usually Thanksgiving. This year I hosted a small group of friends from Australia, Ireland, Philippines and Hong Kong (via Canada). I brined the turkey and made stuffing and gravy, the oven was a bit too hot and cooked the bird a little fast – still wasn’t that bad.

Below is Isabella, the beautiful offspring of our friends Jerry and Sheilve. She seems to love that ball 🙂  She is only a couple short weeks younger then our girls.

Here is Jerry holding one of my little angels – he tells me how hard it is to raise a child, I tell him to try raising 2 at once.

And here is Annalissa (sp?).  She is James’ and Penny’s little one.  About 2 years old now and ridiculously cute as a button.

Gordon – our Hongkie originally from NY and Canada. He is grandpa with his own partner and just adores our (and all) kids out there.

Singapore River Cruise

The best way to see Singapore is via a boat up the Singapore river. With a guide and audio tour, you would be surprised how much you learn about this place. I have taken this cruise at least a dozen times and still enjoy it. I used to bring along a few beers, but now with the girls its a Starbucks iced tea. This was the girls first boat voyage and as displayed below, I am not sure Kaitlin was impressed…

Kristin looks pretty sleepy as well, at least they were screaming the whole time.

The Fullerton Hotel and Mer-sama watching over it.

A few beers afterwards to make up for missing them on the boat. Mom got to have her dark beer and Kaitlin was busy watching the rugby.

While Kaitlin was busy with the rugby, Kristin was enjoying a peaceful nap in the stroller – she always looks like an angel when she is sleeping.

1 million dollars…

Till next time.