Monday, June 18, 2018

Happy Father's Day 2018!! #dadsforlife

We celebrated Father's Day in Singapore yesterday (*^▽^)/

It was a simple affair. The boy was working, and I was out most of the day taking my Singapore National Climbing Standards Level 1 Cert {more on that later} so we only went out for a family dinner to celebrate at night. 

No need for fancy restaurants or expensive food for a wholesome family meal. The boy was happy to go to our neighbourhood's Mookata {Thai BBQ & steamboat} stall to have a scrumptious, high-protein dinner at a really affordable price heh...

Our whole dinner for 3 pax came up to only S$45+!! And that is after we ordered at least 2-3 each of beef, chicken, pork, salmon, oyster, Chinese sausage, quail eggs, spinach, shisamo, crabsticks etc.

It was a really hot day, and the poor ventilation plus steam from the Mookata grill pan made us perspire more and feel even stickier.. but that didn't stop us from having a good time ヾ(´▽`;)ゝ

Even Lil Pumpkin had fun cooking her own food with chopsticks.. I must say, she's getting pretty proficient in it nowadays. When she was younger, we did it all for her, but now, we're happy to let her experiment, learn the different cooking times required for different types of food, observe the colour changes when the food is cooked, and dish it out for herself.

The protective part of me is scared that she'd burn or scald herself, of course.. but then, she's old enough to know how to handle herself and learn from her mistakes if she does anyway. We can't protect and pamper her forever, right??

Just a simple video at the start of our dinner with our first round of dishes... after that we ordered some more because it wasn't enough haha!

Lil Pumpkin painted a wonderful Father's Day card for the boy again this year but I forgot to take a pic. Will update this post with it later.

Facebook reminded me of the Father's Day card Lil Pumpkin made when she was 3 years old in 2012 though. Aww my heart just melted when I saw it! Such innocent and frivolous drawings.. That big blob of colour is meant to be a cat as her daddy dearest loves cats.

Happy Father's Day, Poogeo!! Thanks for being such a wonderful and hands-on dad with Lil Pumpkin. Your girls love you very much!!

And Happy Father's Day to my own daddy dearest too!! Even though we don't meet or talk as much nowadays, still appreciate you for all the sacrifices you made taking care of all of us growing up (⌒▽⌒)☆

Hope you'd be able to slow down at work soon and learn to relax and enjoy life now that you're older.. Love you, daddy!!


An Apel a Day said...

I'm glad he had a good day! We spent most of the day driving. We went about 6 hrs away to the Apel Family Reunion. I got to meet some people, but was really disappointed my sister-in-law didn't show. She lives in the same town, and said she was going.

Once we got home I told my husband to relax, while the boys and I unpacked, and made dinner.

Isaak made a card and picture. Much like your little pumpkin did. I love homemade cards! Mica said, "So do you have anything in your closest I can give to him?" Little punk knows I stash stuff in there. Ha! I said, "I do, but if you want to give Dad something make it." He never did. He did help make a cake though.

Theresa Mahoney said...

We were only able to do dinner as a family for Father's Day too since our oldest had to work. I think it's wonderful you are letting her take more risks and letting her try her hand at cooking. She seemed like a pro in the video!