Jenn came for a visit :)

Aunt Jenn (our temporary nanny) braved the 24 hour flight from NY to Singapore to spend some time with us. We did some very typical Singaporean things, and some not so typical stuff.

Cutie Pies

Kaitlin has been practicing and finally sitting well on her own. She still needs some help to get to the position, but can sit there for a while once there. Kristin is starting to get the hang of it, she can sit for 5 seconds or so.

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Gong Xi Fa Cai (Happy Lunar New Year)

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We stopped off for lunch at Din Tai Fun which is a chain from a Michelin rated restaurant in Taiwan. Below are the Shrimp and Crab dumplings.

Shrimp and Crab dumplings

Xiao Lun Bao!  The specialty!

xiao lun bao

Just by luck, we stumbled across the annual Thaipusam festival in Singapore. Thaipusam is a hindu festival in which devotees pierce their skin with metal rods and attach a large altar to it, then walk about 4km (2.5 miles) barefoot through the streets of Singapore. And you thought your morning was tough. I zoomed in so you can see the rods going through his chest.

That's gotta hurt