Thursday, February 28, 2013

holiday fun!

So here are just a few pictures from our little holiday! It was a long weekend staycation really, but a much-welcomed break. 

The lovely thing about these little staycations is that sense of luxury and relaxation we don't normally have -- orange juice in long-stemmed glasses with little napkin things underneath for instance!

Then, we get to do whatever we like in bed (and we would just leave everything we like in bed as well if we could!).

Bubble baths are always a treat when you don't have a tub at home...

... as is swimming...

... and the jacuzzi.

On the third day, poor Ro started sniffling and had to pass on the swimming. I thought she was very decent about just doing her activity books by the pool while Rebecca splashed about.

This was a crow that visited the pool every day and almost pooped on me.

Gratuitous pregnancy shot. Well, there was a big mirror and it seemed the thing to do at least once during the nine months.

Then there was a lion dance in the hotel! It was really quite thrilling to see them up close. Here they are futzing with a whole bunch of oranges somewhere in their bowels.

When they get up, they leave peeled oranges in the form of Chinese idioms that all have to do with fortune and well-being and other good stuff. Here it says "feng sheng shui qi" -- something like "wind and water rising".

The lions gave the kids a couple of oranges, but because Rebecca was the one who had to work for them -- like putting her hand in the lion's mouth, for instance -- there was a brief dispute on who they really belonged to.

Then of course there was the seemingly endless supply of food... yogurt and cereal and juice...

... fruit and eggs and all manner of greasy stuff...

... even I luxuriated in leisurely cups of hot chocolate.

Naturally, we did a lot of things that had nothing to do with homework or other boring responsibilities.

But the time came to say good-bye (for the present) to our beloved room...

... we know we'll be back soon though!

More pictures here.

22 comments:

AntiquityTravelers said...

oh I love the mommy shot! You look beautiful :) and your girls are precious! so pretty! I feel like I've been here before ... is this Raffles?

Claudia Aguilar said...

Looks like you guys had a blast! And yes! you should get more pregnancy shots, you glow!! Hugs.

Audrey said...

Looks divine!!! I love staycations like that. Your girls are so, so, so adorable....as is your sweet pregnant belly!!! Thanks for sharing your fun little getaway!

Julia [life on churchill] said...

what a beautiful vacation--I especially like the Orange Juice photo! and such a sweet pregnancy shot!

Introverted Art said...

I love stay cations. Your girls are so beautiful...just like mom

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Oh, how lovely! A beautiful view into your world. There are wonderful photos. You all look so happy, and you look amazing. I've always thought that pregnant women are so beautiful. Whenever I see one, it reminds me of the times when I was expecting my children; makes my heart beat a little faster :)

It looks like you are having such a nice time! Being together with our favourite people is always the best.

Pinkie Pirate said...

You look gorgeous! And I love this post - a little glimpse into what your family gets up to. Hope you are all rejuvenated!

Jacquelineand.... said...

Oh Janice, you are so beautiful and with that mommy glow! Your daughters are absolutely gorgeous as well...the photos bring back memories of when my daughter and I would have Mommy and Me staycations. =)

The Dainty Dolls House said...

You look stunning & so do your little girls, so precious!! xx

Christine Altmiller said...

It looks like it was such a great, relaxing time :-) Your girls are adorable and you look wonderful. going home must have been a little rough.

Pizziricco said...

Wow that is one fantastic shot of yrself! Serious, mother of the month! Hands down! {:-)

Dee said...

You look nice in your pregnancy shot. Your daughters are adorable and very photogenic. What a lovely get away...looks like luxury...:)

Magic Love Crow said...

Great photos of your staycation ;o) Truly loved them all ;o) Your girls are so cute and so are you! Love your pregnancy picture ;o) You know, if a bird poops on your head, it is good luck ;o) A crow will only come around, if they know, there are good people there! ;o) They don't like bad people! They only go were they are welcome ;o) He is a beauty! Thanks for sharing all of this! Have a great day ;o)

Fundy Blue said...

Your girls are lovely! And you look adorable with your baby bump! What a beautiful hotel to escape to! Cute lion dancers too! We were watching a women's golf tournament on Sentosa yesterday ~ it was on a big screen TV right in front of us. Your city is amazing. I'm not sure if that was the Raffles Hotel you were in, but it certainly reminded me of it. It's always wonderful to get away!

Libby said...

All I can say is that I could really use one of those staycations really soon. Never been on one, but you guys obviously had a blast! And finally I get to see you and the baby bump. Simply gorgeous, all of you. :-)

Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) said...

You and your girls are SOOOOO cute! Glad you guys had an awesome time. Those kind of vacations are the best. I was given a gift card for a really nice hotel where I live and will be doing the same. Thanks for sharing yours.
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Optimistic Existentialist said...

I love that crow pic!!!!

Miss Val's Creations said...

You look beautiful Janice! What a perfect vacation. It is all about doing things you do no normally do. :) I love the photos.

CraveCute said...

What a wonderful holiday! Darling photos of all of you! The lion leaving the oranges, goodness, what fun!

trishie said...

I love staycations, looks like you and the girls had a great time. Your girls really do have the most beautiful long hair, and you are looking great with your baby bump! x

Beth said...

Oh how wonderful, Janice! You all look so relaxed and beautiful. What a treat to see a glimpse of your lovely time with your family. I particularly enjoyed reading about the lion dance.

Kristin at My Art and the Mom in Me said...

Wow Oh Wow! What a wonderful time that looked like you had!! And I love the "gratuitous pregnancy shot" How beautiful your carry your pregnancy! :)

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