August was one busy month for us. I must say, the month of August was filled with wonderful experiences, great adventures, beautiful memories, family bonding and a few milestones met and achieved as well.
Without further ado, here’s our highlights for this month:
- Scottish Highlands Adventure
The first two weeks of the month had been truly well spent as we explored the beauty of Scottish Highlands. If you have been reading my recent posts, you probably felt spammed by the aforementioned and I won’t blame you for feeling that way. However, if you missed reading about our Scottish Highlands Adventure, you can browse it here too:
- Reimer loose his first tooth
When Reimer told us that one of his tooth was wobbly, I thought he was at the right age for it. But when I’ve checked his teeth, I found two adult teeth started sprouting through already which I find really surprising. So I suggested to him to keep wiggling it so it would come off pretty quick in order to have a space for the two new adult teeth that started growing behind it.
After a day or two of persistent wriggling of the loose tooth, it came to a point where he needed a little help to have it eventually removed. It was a nightmare as he started getting upset and petrified about it. He was anxious that pulling it out might be sore and might bleed. I felt sorry for him though because this thing was new to him and that was just the beginning.
Here comes mummy’s little help. To be honest, it was not a pleasant experience for me either but it has to be done. Finally, when it came off, he was so pleased and relieved. At least, he doesn’t seem traumatized by it. But hopefully, he would be a lot braver next time around. On the other hand, he was also excited as he was expecting a reward from the Tooth Fairy.
Well, he did have a visit from the Tooth Fairy that night while he was fast asleep. He was one happy Larry the morning when he woke up and noticed a little surprise from the Tooth Fairy.
- My Opal Plum Tree
We have planted this Opal Plum Tree two years ago, after we moved and were fully settled here in our home. Having said that, it has also been two years that it didn’t bear any fruit at all.
Strangely this year, we were overly surprised of the amount of fruits it finally bear. In fact, it was over cropping. The fruit itself was very juicy and sweet which I love the most. Reimer who was initially not keen on plums tried it and fell in love with it as well and can’t have enough of it.
Finger crossed next year may it remain as fruitful and abundant.
- Ruby learned to ride a bike
As I have mentioned in my July’s Highlights that Ruby had progressed really well from balance bike to a proper bike with pedals. Basically, we only placed the stabilizers on her new bike for a week for the purpose of her to get the hang of using the pedals. After a week, we persevered that she will learn the bike without the stabilizers on. Guess what?! she absolutely smashed it.
At the moment, she is continuously learning to balance and pedal at the same time but she’s definitely getting there and her confidence is immensely growing.
She may have fallen, bruised, hurt and cried but her unwavering determination outweighs them all. I think at the age of 3, it’s a great achievement and a huge milestone for her.
- Reimer and Ruby started School
Another very important event for the month of August is the start of school year. First Day of School began two weeks ago. Reimer started Primary 2, while Ruby started pre-school.
I can proudly say, I’ve got two enthusiastic schoolkids that day. Second week on and they’re settling in very well.
How was your month of August? Have you been away somewhere to spend the school holidays?
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