15 February 2012, by Mandy Loh
So the story of Cristan’s first CNY continues, with the rest of the celebration in Singapore! Following protocol, the first visit we made was to Ah-Tai, Cristan’s great-grandma!
It’s always such a delight for Ah-Tai to see her great-grandchildren, and despite her age (almost 90!), she’s still strong enough to hold him! (While seated, of course)
This boy’s got a great future ahead of him. He knows how to tug at one’s heartstrings, sayang-ing his Ah-Tai in his own special way. Where did he learn that from? I guess he’s a natural!
What really got Cristan’s interest, however, was the humongous teddy bear sitting at the side of the dining room.
Just for laughs, we had to take a full-length shot with Cristan sitting on Teddy!
After a while, he was due for a nap, but amidst all the excitement, he just wouldn’t close his eyes. And that’s when we found out a funny thing about Cristan: when he’s sleepy, he’ll be moody and expressionless at first, and after that stage, he would suddenly become super-hyper and full of smiles!
Although it’s really cute to see him all bubbly and smiley, it’s still very important to get him to nap fast, otherwise we’ll be in for a massive meltdown! And true enough, after we left, he knocked out in the car!
Next stop: Cristan’s Po Po and Gong Gong’s place!
My parents prepared a yummy dinner for us, and even set aside a chicken drumlet for Cristan to enjoy! Such a blessed boy! (Sorry no photos…we were too busy enjoying the food!)
It’s a good thing that CNY stretches over 2 whole weeks, giving us time to catch up with friends as well. We met up for lunch with the social group, and Cristan was pretty happy to see Coco. Alas, the affection was one-sided…
Son, you gotta work harder…perhaps a work-out would impress her?
The only thing that marred our CNY this year, was that after we arrived back from Brunei, both Tim and I came down with a bad cold! So we were sniffling and coughing and UNABLE TO ENJOY THE GOODIES!!! Amazingly, Cristan had the strongest immunity amongst the 3 of us – he was the only one that was well despite all the germs surrounding him! I suppose that goes to prove that breastmilk is really good for baby! 🙂
Overall, Cristan’s first CNY was a huge success. It was great to have been able to celebrate with both sets of family in two different countries, and for the relatives in Brunei to meet him for the first time. Looking forward to more family celebrations in future!