Golf day

A friend had tickets to the KL PGA golf tournament (don’t ask me what it’s properly called) that he wasn’t using, so we spent the morning there a few weeks ago. The weather wasn’t great, but we were there long enough to get a taste of it all. The thunderstorms came after we had been there only a couple of hours, but it was just when we were getting ready to leave anyway. Happily, the kids managed to stay quiet and not ruin anyone’s crucial putt.
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Halloween

It’s not big in Malaysia, but we managed to walk a couple of streets, trick-or-treating.
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The pirate
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Jack-o-lanterns (carved with a Swiss army knife – so a little dodgy)
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The princess (Arlo’s friend) and the fairy (Arlo) at their first house.

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Arlo, Isabella and Galen.
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“Quit talking to me and give me chocolate. Please.”

While big sister was away…

I decided to do something a little bit special with Galen. A trip to the fish pond. Which is actually bigger than a typical pond, but I don’t want to call it a lake (as everyone else does) because it’s still more pond than lake. We visited here when we were still looking at houses, and the pond was one of the selling features of Sierramas for us. But we hadn’t been back since that first time.

Galen and I strolled around the pond, stopping every few metres to look at a leaf or an ant or a grain of sand, or another leaf. It took us about an hour to walk about 500 metres. It was fun for us both.
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Here Galen thinks it’s hilarious to eat the stale bread that was meant for the fish and turtles.
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Next time I might even clean breakfast off his face before we go out somewhere…

A new school year begins

We’re in a new house, in a new country, and all because of this new school.
Last Friday was orientation day. A day where Geoff wore a tie. It’s only the second time I’ve seen him wear a tie, so it must have been a special day!
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Arlo loved her classroom.
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So did Galen.
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Cake with the IGBIS logo on it!!
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Today was the first day of school. I was worried about the new morning routine, especially since Geoff leaves the house around the time the kids wake up. But it was great. Lots of cooperation, smiles, and even a few laughs.
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A bunch of Arlo’s friends, both old and new, were there to meet her as she arrived at school.
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It looks like it’s going to be a great school year.