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Another Trip to the Auto Show

In January every year, there’s a big auto show at our local convention center, and just about every year, we manage to make it. Remember last year? And the year before? And let’s not forget 2015. Nyan always has a blast and this year was no different. It was maybe even better this year, since it came with an added bonus: Uncle Jeff was in town.

Nyan still loves to climb on the motorcycles:

And climb into pretty much any car he can.

Jeff enjoyed posing with the models, even if they were just cardboard:

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Speaking of models, they had one girl who was doing this spinny circle acrobatic thing. (yes, there’s surely a proper name for it, but the precise word escapes your author). Pretty cool, actually.

Nyan of course had to spend lots of time pretend-driving the big delivery trucks

And Nyan just wouldn’t be Nyan if he didn’t do his funky dance-walk wherever he goes. We love that he feels confident enough, and un-self-conscious enough, to do this!

 
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Posted by on February 20, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

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Jayden and Iggie

Who are Jayden and Iggie?

Jayden is, of course, Nyan’s BFF who moved to the other side of the island. The two goofballs still have regular sleepovers though.

And who is Iggie? Iggie is a stuffed iguana that is the mascot of Nyan’s class at school. Every weekend, a different student gets to take Iggie home, and is tasked with taking photos of Iggie doing all sorts of fun stuff. It was Nyan’s turn recently to take Iggie home. Check it out:

 
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Posted by on February 15, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

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Around the Condo

We’ve lived at our current apartment for several years. We know it well, and we know the neighbors well. And we love it: it’s got swimming pools, a gym, trees, green space…what’s not to love?

Nyan seems to love it too. Let’s take a look at our boy being a boy at various places around the condo complex.

Some days after school, he likes to walk along the narrow wall at the edge of the pool.

Some mornings, he’s full of energy as he heads down to the front gate to wait for the school bus.

Evenings often finds him running around with various other kids, like here, when he was running around with Howie:

Various photos from various times of day from various places around the complex:

We close with a moment of Zen, the pool on a peaceful, windy January evening.

 
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Posted by on February 10, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

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Uncle Jeff, Taekwondo and More

We got a visit from Uncle Jeff for a few days in January. Always good to see him.

(That one photo is Nyan measuring his height against Jeff, so we can compare the next time we see Jeff.)

Nyan continues his taekwondo, including sparring:

He had another grading session in late January, which — if he passed — would mean another level up.

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Did he make it? Tune in next time!

Finally, here’s a brief selection of some of the art and drawing that our boy got up to in January.

 
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Posted by on February 5, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

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December Fun and Games

Random shots and video from the final month of 2018:

One afternoon, down by the pool, we ran into the little two-year-old girl who lives across the hall. She was on her way to the playground, so Nyan decided to play Big Brother and play with her a bit. It was a nice blast from the past, returning to the playground where he used to play every single night.

More photos:

Lego robotics:

Still more photos:

And finally, a trio of videos showing our boy at his happy-footed best.

 

 

 
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Posted by on January 28, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

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Creative Pursuits: Drawing, Music & Science

Some of the creative endeavors Nyan got up to during the December break from school.

He did lots of drawing and writing, of course, as always. Including a get-well card for Uncle Iain, a letter of explanation to the Tooth Fairy, and some school work.

Nyan enjoys playing around with Daddy’s electric guitar.

He also had a blast when we went to a local music store one afternoon. He found his “dream  guitar” — a $7,000 sparkly Flying V. Save your pennies, kiddo.

He also did a number of scientific experiments, many of them with Mommy. Here they are in various science garb:

The masks were when they were doing geology, including pounding on various rocks with a hammer. Gotta filter out the dust!

Here’s an experiment on the viscosity levels of various substances. Peanut butter, honey, and olive oil.

And the creme de la creme: We took some pencils, connected them to a battery, put them in water. See those bubbles? That’s electrolysis!

 
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Posted by on January 23, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

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‘Tis the Season: Christmas 2018

There’s never a White Christmas in Singapore, of course, but we still manage to make the most of the festive season.

We got together with Jayden and his family, and another family, for a Christmas dinner and gift-exchange for the kiddos.

It ended up as a sleepover for our hero, of course.

We also enjoyed the various holiday decorations around town:

On Christmas Day itself, we went over to Kyle’s house for a lovely dinner with his family,  and other friends. The kids had a blast with various playtimes:

There was a newborn baby there, which Mommy had a blast with:

We opened presents on Christmas morning, of course. But we somehow managed to not take any pictures during the unwrapping! Oops. Here are some photos of the tree and various gifts, before and after opening:

And some videos of Nyan opening other presents: Grandma and Grandpa like to send over a big box full of presents for Nyan to open, one per day, every day in December. It becomes a fun morning tradition: bound out of bed and head to the tree to open that day’s pressie. Here are a few examples:

And finally, a couple of lousy-ish videos of Nyan’s class performing at the school holiday show. They did a song about “Santa’s getting fit for Christmas.” You can see Nyan near the front, off to the right.

 
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Posted by on January 18, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

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