Last Monday we had our appointment at the Ministry of Manpower to get Brennan's employment pass and mine and the kids' dependent passes. Everything went smoothly except for getting Tatum's picture. She has been a little bit more of a stinker than usual since we got here and much more shy. So asking her do something with an audience never goes well. And they seemed to be quite particular about the photo considering she is only three! There was a small shadow on one side of her face, Brennan's finger was in the corner of the picture, her head isn't quite straight on, she isn't looking up enough, her chin is too far down. Oh boy, it was quite a process. And then somehow the lady got Declan's on the first try. It was strange. Anyway, we got through it and then decided to take advantage of the fact that we were downtown. It is a bit of a jaunt, especially via bus or train so we thought we would walk around a little. But that little turned into a lot. Like miles and miles. And all we had was the single stroller. :/
Tatum looking all grown up. When did this happen?
Tatum loved playing in the standing water on these benches after the rain stopped.
We stopped at a hawker center next and got some food. We really liked everything but the kids were not impressed. The guy brought these things called love letters out for the kids though and they devoured them. They are made out of maybe the same thing as fortune cookies only thinner? And then they are just rolled up sort of like a taquito would be but hollow and then they have a coconut taste. They were pretty yummy. It was so nice of him-we were so grateful to have something that our kids would eat.
First hawker center for everyone but Brennan.
We didn't stay for long though because everyone was tired. Beyond tired. She just laid down on the ground and we just let her. :)
The kids were crazy hyper on the taxi ride home and then Tatum crashed on the couch within five minutes of walking in the door. And she slept for over 12 hours that night. We wore that poor girl out.
It was a lot of walking but a really fun day of exploring and seeing as a family.