Good Friday is a public holiday here in Singapore so Brennan had the day off. Yippee! I'm certainly not complaining, but it sure seems like there are a lot more public holidays here than back home. With our extra day we decided to head down to Mt. Faber and the Southern Ridges for a little "hike". That's what he called it for Tatum's sake anyway, so she would be excited about it. But it's not really a hike, just a walk. There are a bunch of parks in this area that join together to form the Southern Ridges. We didn't quite see all of them, but quite a few. We started around Hort Park. And as seems to be the pattern with us, just getting to the starting point was a bit of an ordeal. It seemed like we were all tired, sweaty and grumpy when we finally got to where we would begin. Here are the kids at Reflections at Bukit Chandu:
This is easily my favorite video ever. His laugh just kills me and is only made better by the fact that he is laughing at Tatum, for seemingly no reason. I love it!
We made it to Mt. Faber and found another egg!
So do you think this will appease her desire to ride the cable cars to Sentosa? We sat in one, good enough right? haha.
More stairs. And if you look closely you can see Tatum is in need of a restroom. Her bladder has uncanny timing, let me tell you.
I told Tatum we would go to a splash pad after the hike and it's really what kept her movitvated through the whole thing. (by the end of the day Brennan's phone said that we had walked for a total of 5 hours. And she was never carried.) She asked about a million times, "how much farther to the splash pad?". We would answer only to have her ask it again immediately, like she was unsatisfied with our answer (which was usually vague). So one time Brennan said "okay, how shall I say it....um...It's a bit of a far stroll to the splash pad." Without missing a beat Tatum said, "That's not how you talk! It's a long walk!". It cracked us up. We got to the splash to find that it was just a few fountains and seemed rather pititful. I was super annoyed and grumpy about it and then the kids had a total hay day. I always forget just how easy they are to please. Even today I have been feeling guilty all day because I am sick and so we haven't gone anywhere, and Brennan is gone so he won't be able to take them out tonight. I forget that that's not a need they have. I like to get out, which is totally fine, but they just want to play with me and read and feel loved. What we do isn't all that important. Sorry, sort of a tangent.
After the splash pad we got the kids some dinner and headed to the Singapore Art Museum. It is free to us foreigners on Friday nights and has a children's exhibit right now that we thought would be fun to check out. We didn't realize it was in a separte building so spent quite a lot of time wandering around looking for it and stumbled upon this gem. The red blob in each photo is a person with a ton of red balloons attached to them. Sometimes I just don't get art.
The children's exhibit was mostly disappointing. I think my kids are just too young. I'm sure if they were a bit older it would probably have been better.
One room had markers and pens and you were free to draw and write on the wall. Not sure I liked teaching my kids that that is an okay thing to do...;)
This is what Declan did for most of the time in the craft room. When he wasn't doing that he was shouting so he could hear the echo, and climbing on and falling off chairs.
It was a good Good Friday!