Saturday, July 08, 2006

A typical Saturday

Today I think I'll record what we do on a typical Saturday in 2006. One day it would be interesting to remember:
The boys woke up at 5:30 am because Sat is the day they get to download computer games and they felt they have no time to lose!!! (i've got to find a way to deal with this)
At 9am both of them have piano class and the two of us enjoy a kaya loti breakfast with my fav kopi si.
At 10am we've reached the Library and today is the last day of the library holiday promotion where we get to borrow 48 books between us!!! Yippee! 4 Creating Keepsakes for me, plus a Real Simple, and the Rough Guide to China (checking out the year end Nanjing trip). The boys are into comics now, TinTin, Asterix, Sherman's Lagoon and Charlie Brown. It's so great that they are developing such a sense of humour! We have a lot of fun reading them together. Of course Ryan is very into those college-age Space books, and Jared is into Magic Tree House, Magic School Bus series. Surprising Ryan also like books by Eleanor Estes, Freddy the pig series, and books by Beverly Cleary. Dad is always into superhero comics, Men's Health, Esquire, Empire, and just enjoyed a novel by Terry Prachet. There! I'm so glad i got all that down as we are such a reading family.
At noon we are always having lunch at Coffee Masters Cafe, Ryan always have the ham and cheese sandwich, Jared the fish and chip, and we like the salmon sandwich and veggie pizza.
Then it's off to Speech & Drama class for the boys at 1pm, during which time we have had a massage, booked a tour, taken a mosaic making class, bought a fridge, an oven, shopped for a tv, a sofa, groceries, a rather productive hour every week!
Then home at 3pm for time of relaxation - snacks, newspapers, internet, computer games, laundry, reading, board games, all to lovely music.
Then a swim if the weather is good, or long bubble baths, and dinner - pizza or something from the hawker centres, or i may be in the mood to try a new recipe.
Then dad is off to his tennis game, the kids soon off to bed after reading "sicky situations" and the bible, chinese version of the Wizard of Oz, and prayers.
Then it's my time to scrapbook, design, or blog - exactly what i'm doing now!

It's a lovely routine, or as Ry will say, our tradition, a simple saturday spent doing everything we love. Wonder what next year's saturdays will be like?

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