We went to Straits Quay on Easter Eve
Jie Jie with Mei Mei surrounded with lots of ferris wheel
Posing with Snoopy and Charlie Brown
Another pose... can you see what was Mei Mei holding? It's the Easter Egg hunt brochure, the girls were hooked onto that and wanted to find an egg soon
It took much pestering to get the kids to have their lunch first before we continued on with our Easter egg hunt. The lunch at Kaffa was certainly very satisfying, and the food was too good to tempt them anyway.
After lunch, we took a long, long time scouring the plants, grass, flower pots, park-like areas, etc but still couldn't find any eggs. The kids (SY especially) refused to go home without one. In the end, Amah talked to the receptionist, but she told her she couldn't help. She hinted us where to look though - outdoor. We went outdoor (we've been searching outdoor all the while actually), but still couldn't find anything. Not long later, we saw her coming out and headed towards the side, discreetly passing me an egg wrapped in tissue! Thanking her, I passed that to SY, and we thought we could go home then.
We found an Easter egg!
But SJ said that was Jie Jie's one, and she still haven't found one! So off we went looking again, but of course we couldn't find any. Besides us, we saw other people had been looking for ages, and didn't seem to have much luck either. One of the receptionists asked Amah why we still haven't gone to redeem our prize yet, and Amah told her the small one didn't want to go home without finding an egg. Apparently they thought the egg was the prize.
But luckily, Daddy came out with a smart idea and managed to convince Mei Mei that it's our family egg. We found it as a family, not Jie Jie's only. SJ seemed to buy in that idea, thankfully! When we went to redeem the prize, the receptionist told us, since we have two kids, they will give us two prizes! Phew, she's such an angel!
So, now you can see what their prizes were - and how happy they were....
That night, we went to celebrate Easter Vigil in church. It's the kids' first time as well. When they saw everything was in dark, they kept asking me, why was it so dark? I didn't know how to answer them, so I told them Jesus has died. Everyone was very sad. Later, when Jesus rises again, there'll be light. I'm not even sure if my answer is correct.
The blessing of the candle, and we renewed our baptism vow...
Everyone with their candles...
Sze Yi with hers
It was too crowded and we can't all sit in the same row. Sze Yi had gone to join some other parishioners, and she could even mingled with them.
Posing for Daddy
Mei Mei wanna posed for Daddy too
This photo was taken before Mass started, Mei Mei didn't want to wear her bonnet
And this one after Mass...
Daddy trying to get a shot with everybody in
After Mass, we went for supper at Mc Donalds with Ah Mah. It was indeed a very different experience and we were all very happy. I felt renewed and blessed that I got to celebrate this important occasion as a family.