Sometimes its good to be away from your kids once in a while, just for Papa & Mama to have some quality time together. Zaharim & I went to Singapore & stayed just for one night on Friday. Thanks to Jerd & Ery, for taking care of the kids on Friday night.
It was actually a business trip for Zaharim & I tagged along. I spent most of Friday in the hotel room drafting an Agreement which is due to a client by Monday. It was refreshing to be working in a different environment. It helped that when I checked into the hotel, the very friendly girl at the reception upgraded our room to a lovely Suite with free internet access! It was terrific! I was so comfortable & happy to be working on my Agreement in the huge room with a clear view of the Eye On Singapore that I cancelled my earlier plan to go to Orchard Road for some "recreational" activities (read: shopping). So, I saved some money & managed to finish a large portion of my work at the same time. Wonderful!
But mothers can never be away from home & their kids for too long. We were home by Saturday evening & back to all the chaos of little people hovering around you fighting for undivided attention. :-) Everyone was happy with their loot: Adlan got a new basketball, Hakim adored his Spy Walkie-Talkie & Adlina loved the Hello Kitty stuffs. Anas was asleep by the time we got home & I held him close in my arms for a good ten minutes on his bed. It's so good to be back home.
Lazy Sunday came with a simple but surprising pleasure of discovering that our tiny rambutan tree is fruiting for the very first time!
The kids proudly showing off all of our 6 Rambutans
There is really no place like home... <3