Jayden turned eight in October, and Nyan got to celebrate with him. Rather than a big party at an indoor playground or theme park, Jayden invited Nyan over for a simple playdate and cake. Were they excited? They were.
They spent some time at the playground at Jayden’s condo complex, complete with high-flying swing action:
We had a couple of special events at school in October. That included Halloween, when the kids were encouraged to dress in costume. Nyan decided he wanted to be a robot, so Mommy sprung into action and whipped up another home-made costume. Looks good!
Also in October, the school celebrated UN Day. It’s a pretty big deal at an international school in Singapore, where kids come from literally all over the world. Nyan has schoolmates from China, Norway, India, Japan, Canada, New Zealand, Uganda, Argentina, the UK, the USA, and many more.
On UN Day, kids were asked to dress up in clothes that represent their country of origin. For Nyan, that could mean England, America, or even Myanmar. He opted for …. Iowa.
There was an all-school assembly, with parents invited. No decent video from the assembly itself, but here’s our goofy boy on his way in:
And afterwards, on his way to a group shot of all his classmates:
And the group shot itself, complete with a photo of parents taking photos.
Finally, a few random photos of our boy at school or waiting for the school bus in the morning, in regular school uniform.
One of the highlights of Uncle Iain and Aunt Zuzu’s visit in October — which happened to coincide with a week off from school for Nyan — was a day spent at the Universal Studios theme park. Even better, Mommy took the day off and joined in!
There was plenty of fun to be had.
They went on the miniature indoor ferris wheel:
And the merry-go-round:
Nyan’s favorite ride by far, though, was the one called Dino-Soarin’. It’s part of the Jurassic Park section and, as the park’s website puts it, allows children to “ride on the back of flying dinosaurs called Pteranodons, soaring up into the sky or plunging down into the shadows.”
Whatever it was, Nyan kept going back to it, over and over again.
A fun day at the theme park with no school and a trio of doting adults? A little boy’s version of paradise!