In the past month, we have fully made use of these afternoons to head to Polliwogs where she spent the rest of the afternoon with her friends, catch a movie and go for her Art classes at Heart Studio.
We recently had one of those lovely afternoons where there was no one else except us. It was lovely. It is nice to take a step back and just enjoy her and really talk to her. About her friends, what she did in classes, what she was thinking about etc.
We started off with lunch at a Japanese restaurant. My order arrived first...
And I jokingly told Dumpling that there's no food for her. Check out her expression! :p
And then her food arrived. :) Check out the Pocky and jelly snack on the side
And of course she tucked in happily... LOL
After lunch, we headed off to a... PIZZA MAKING WORKSHOP AT MODESTOS!We have been waiting for this workshop after reading a post on a mummy friend's blog and it looked really fun! When I found out that it was available again, I immediately registered for it.
The set up - the area was all set up and ready for the kids when we got there with the rolling pins, dough and flour all laid out properly. Seats were also put aside for the children and parents as we waited for the workshop to start.
Once all the kids have arrived, the Chef came out and explained to the children what they were to do and promptly did a demo too. Chef was really good with children as he warmed them up with jokes and had them cracking up and just raring to go!
And 'with a sprinkle of flour - tinkerbell style", it was off to 'work' for the Dumpling
More rolling before it was finally done!
Waiting none too patiently for her turn
Finally she had a chance to add the toppings to her pizza!
The chefs were all amazingly good and patient with the children - taking care to ensure that they do not slip or trip and ensuring that all have washed and sanitized their hands properly
Above Pic: Dumpling adding on the full workz to our pizza (THAT'S MY GIRL! :P)
She was so proud of her work and was so happy with her pizza and well... so is the mummy too... (especially the tasting part)
During the workshop, a 'train' was moving outside the restaurant and she insisted on riding it because it reminded her of Polar Express *roll eyes*.
I did not want to waste money on the ride (it was $6 for just a few mins!) but she was very insistent and not only that, she wanted me to ride with her. Sigh... So what else can a mummy do except to relent...
But the $12 was certainly worth it when I see moments like these...
She was just absolutely thrilled to bits! :)
And of course a shot together to end the lovely lovely afternoon.
"I love you Lulu. Thank you, for such a wonderful and enjoyable afternoon!" XOXO Mama Sue
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