We've been in Penang, and staying with my in-laws for more than a week. Thus far, most days were spent at home, since the boys have been sleeping and waking up late. However, on a few good days, we've managed to venture out to explore. We've gone hunting for the murals by Ernest Zacharevic:
Walked about the streets a little...
|Ah Kong really has been having fun with the boys.|
... indulged in the pleasures of playing together...
|Kiddy rides. Fun even though Mama refuses to put coins in them.|
... and exploring together:
|They love poking the leaves and seeing the water droplets form.|
We've been treated to a whole range of yummies from street food (Oh mee sua kor! Oh laksa! Oh char kway teow! Oh yummy duck mee sua!), to loads of local fruits (both boys are not fond of durian, like their Papa, much to Mama's disappointment), to Ah Ma's soups and dinners.
Sometimes, meals end with some food fights. But friendly ones.
|Junior J figured out that the ice bits could be spat out from the straw, and an all out war ensued.|
The boys have been showered with lots of love and attention from their grandparents. Ah Kong brings them on walks:
|This was a shophouse filled with all sorts of curiosities.|
But it turned out they were not for sale.
And Ah Ma spends all the time she can after work playing with them, and cooking for them.
They've taken naps in the car, tired from their adventures.
Sometimes, these naps come with flowers in hand. Sometimes, without. Sometimes, naps get skipped, because counting jellyfish in the ocean while riding the ferry is more exciting and important.
I am very thankful for the time spent with family, even though we are away from home. And to know that the boys are so very loved.