Here are my angels in their school uniforms. Ben's is swamping him a bit, but hopefully it will last more than a year (although he'll probably have a sudden growth spurt now that he's started school). Maya was being a great big sister today, she even dressed Ben in his uniform. She is quite protective of him, as you can see from the photo, and was filling him in on all the rules and regulations of Chatsworth. Of course he already knew it all, and just replied, "I know that...I know that".

I didn't cry saying goodbye to him, and thankfully he didn't cry either. But as he was settling into his new classroom I did have one moment of panic. He asked where Maya was and if he could go and find her. I think he just realised that there was no one he knew in the classroom and this was the real deal. No Maya to look out for him. Anyway, he did great, and even volunteered to be table monitor.

For me it was lovely to have a whole day to myself after months of kids, kids, kids. I love that Chatsworth is 2 minutes walk from Orchard Road, so it is perfect for wasting time window shopping.

I headed straight for Kinokuniya; the huge book store in Ngee Ann City. You really can get lost in there, and I must have spent a lovely hour perusing the magazines and books (lots on blogging/internet books!). This book shop stands at a massive 43,000 sq ft and provides a huge collection of over 500,000 titles from all over the world, including English, Japanese, Chinese, French and German publications.

Now that I have more time, I hope that I can focus on the blogging. Of course I won't be taking the kids to as many places, but I think I can find plenty of interesting bits to write about. There is still so much I haven't seen in Singapore.

I will also be concentrating on writing some special birthday party reports. There are just so many options in Singapore for party venues that I think the topic merits special attention. I must get cracking!

4 comments

Andrea said... @ August 25, 2008 at 8:31 AM

Beautiful children! I also love seeing the tropical plants, banana tree?, in the background. We lived in Brasil when I was a child and I remember how nice it was to go outside of our home and pick a pineapple or a banana.

My oldest daughter began her senior year in high school today. I posted about it on our blog. I remember what it felt like to leave each of my children for their first day of kindergarten. They grow up so fast!

Lily Pang said... @ August 25, 2008 at 7:53 PM

Lovely uniform and gorgeous kids!

Milly said... @ August 26, 2008 at 5:58 PM

Thanks for your comments..
Andrea, it is actually a heliconia in background, which is very common here and has a lovely flower. The leaves do look a lot like banana leaves.
What is the address of your blog? I would love to take another look.

Andrea said... @ August 28, 2008 at 4:26 AM

www.stunz.blogspot.com, I believe you can click on my icon as well.

My husband started it years ago and posted his thoughts and reflections but then left it stagnant for a while. We picked it back up a few months ago and made it a family blog. It's mostly random thoughts and family updates. Sadly, it appears as if I'm the only one contributing. We have some great writers in our family but...

We are hoping to get our family and friends acquainted with the blog to help keep them in the loop as we hopefully get to travel the world soon.

Hope your children are having a wonderful first week of school!

Take care.
Andrea

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