Drawing with the ALEX Desk To Go

We have been having a drawing fever in the house, and I can't be more pleased about it. Bubbles took a long time to grasp a pen correctly, as her doctor predicted, due to her overly loose joints and subsequently eczema-ed skin. Now that she has caught up with pen-holding, she spends so much of her time doodling - drawing all sorts of interesting pictures and stories from her 4yo imagination.

The picture above shows them doodling during a visitation during Chinese New Year, on notebooks given by the hostess.

Being a second child who absolutely loves to imitate her sister, Bun took to drawing like fish to water. She favours the skinny regular pens and pencils, as opposed to their fatter cousins made for small hands like hers!

Given this drawing bug, I am so happy with my discovery of the ALEX Desk to Go. I bought two some time ago and only took them out quite recently.

The Desk to Go is a little portable desk that is cushioned at the bottom for a comfortable rest on a child's lap. It comes with two handy zippered pouches for pens, crayons and markers, and four elastic bands to hold paper in place.

We love it especially for car-rides, and have also taken them for outdoor outings as it is lightweight and easy to wipe clean.

A gift idea for little doodlers!

The 40th Birthday

March has always been a month of celebrations for us. It is a month that holds our wedding date, and the birthdays of both Roboman and myself.

This year was a little more special because Roboman just turned 40! I was all prepared to organize a big do, as it is a milestone year in many people's books. However, being the practical fellow he is, he said no to any sort of lavish celebration, and told me that he just wanted to spend a day with just me (read: no kids).

I planned a simple dinner celebration with our girls and my sister-in-law on his actual birthday, and made arrangements so that I could spend the whole of the next day just to be with him. We are truly thankful to my sister-in-law and a family friend, who helped to babysit our children for the day.

It has been so long since Roboman and I have gone out as a couple, so having three uninterrupted meals, a spa session, and a day of continuous conversation felt beautifully unreal and so wonderful. We talked, laughed, held hands, and enjoyed all the "just us" moments that we so miss. It was an epic date and I was reminded all over again why we chose each other, and what a gem he is.

Happy Birthday Roboman! Thank you for being you. I love you.