Daily Archives: December 29, 2010

Back To Universal Studios

The last time we visited USS, I went with the kids since Matt was at work. Ally was also running a 40 degree fever so she couldn’t really enjoy herself. We planned another trip to USS, this time with Matt and my mom, I booked the tickets two weeks in advance and we only told Ally on the day itself. She was so excited she could not stop jumping around the house.

It was a BIG mistake to go to the park during the school holidays. I knew it would be crowded since we tried to buy an additional ticket at the last minute and all the tickets were sold out. But I didn’t expect HOW crowded it could get. The average wait for each ride was an hour, with two toddlers, it was impossible to make them wait that long. I decided to buy the express pass which allowed us to bypass the massive queues. We all had a fun time despite the crowd and the weather was perfect, gloomy with moments of slight drizzle.

A very happy Ally

I love the castle in Far Far Away, makes me think of the fairy tales I used to love to read as a child

Matt enjoyed himself as much as the children

Max was really good at waiting for Ally to go on the rides

Ally like the penguins..... from afar. She stayed a good 5 feet away from all the mascots

Ally loved the water area

Max wasn't too keen

He was happy as long as he stood away from the water jets

Grandma was a great sport and went on most the rides

Quick snack break

Between the 3 adults, we managed to go on the roller costers a few times

Ally surprised us by agreeing to go on the Junior Coster, it’s a pretty fast ride and I was very worried she’ll burst into tears. She was scared but didn’t cry, after we left the ride she said ” Mama, it was too fast, I didn’t like it.”

We stayed till closing time and by then Max was exhausted, Ally was close to a meltdown so it was definitely time to go home. I had packed drinks and snacks for the kids and my mom made a couple of sandwiches. By Just by doing that, we managed to save quite a bit on meals which is quite useful since food isn’t cheap in the park.

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Christmas and A Boat Ride

We managed to get free tickets to the Singapore Flyer and the River Cruise. We didn’t take any pictures at the Flyer mainly because it was too dark. It was our first time on the River Cruise and despite the light rain, it was a very enjoyable ride.

Max doing a Michael Jackson inspired pose

The kids enjoying the light drizzle

Admiring the view

Daddy's little girl

Getting sleepy......

Admiring the city scape

We hosted Christmas Eve dinner at our place this year, just a simple fare with our immediate family. The kids were so excited to have everyone over at their house.

Ally enjoying her roast dinner

Our family tree which has been abused daily by Max and a plastic tennis racket

Opening presents on Christmas morning

Max checking out Ally's gift

Our fairy princess

All dressed up to celebrate Christmas with the family

Max looking very grown up in his new shirt

Hope your Christmas was as enjoyable as ours, can’t believe the year is nearly over!

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