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Triplets Santa Barbara 1 Day Tour

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Triplets Santa Barbara 1 Day Tour

It's Summer! Yeah! Grandma and Grandpa visited us from Singapore, and we had a fun 1 day tour at Santa Barbara (Greater Los Angeles Area) with the folks from church. We saw magnificent giant chalk drawings at Old Mission Santa Barbara, and took scenic photos at the beautiful Santa Barbara Pier. Charlotte took over my Nikon DSLR for awhile, and I must say, she is pretty good in capturing the "moments" (as shown in the video). Next, we went on board a tractor ride to "pick-your-own" fruits at Underwood Family Farm, woohoo! All of us were crazy over the endless field of strawberries! What a great trip!

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http://www.santabarbaramission.org
http://www.stearnswharf.org
http://www.underwoodfamilyfarms.com

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Best Los Angeles Beach!

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Best Los Angeles Beach!

The triplets went to Redondo Beach with their favorite uncle Alex! Uncle Alex is a pilot and he visited us when he stopped over in LA. He heard about this famous beach with lots of fresh seafood, so we went to explore! Oh ma-ma-mia, what a gem! Nice big pier, gigantic waves, lots of sand and beach, and best of all, lots of fresh caught seafood at super low price!!!!! It's a must places-to-visit if you ever come to LA! Better than touristy overcrowded Santa Monica or Newport Beach.
VENUE http://www.visitredondo.com

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Fun Sledding on Snow Mountain

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Fun Sledding on Snow Mountain

We were just back from our year end vacation in Sunny Singapore, and couldn't wait to jump right into the snow few days later at Angeles Crest mountain (right next to our house). Fluffy icy snow plus endless sledding down the snowy slopes, both adults and kids (and our dog) were having so much fun!!! Snow fight, snow balls, snow mans, snow angels, EVERYTHING SNOW! Watch till the end for a big surprise, hehehehehe!!!!

 

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Wild Deer Spotted in Our Neighborhood!

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Wild Deer Spotted in Our Neighborhood!

WHAT'S THAT?!! A DEER?!!!! We spotted a wild deer in our neighborhood on a sunny Sunday afternoon, what a pleasant surprise! The kids were so excited and wanna run and greet him, but he didn't stay long and zoom, off he ran, into the mountain again. What a lucky day!!! L.A. is such a magical biodiversity hotspot!

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Fun Science Learning in Discovery Cube

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Fun Science Learning in Discovery Cube

All kids love to play and have fun, so it's very smart to blend science and technology learning into a semi theme park. Imagine competing with other kids in sorting recycling items, taking a helicopter ride through the water sewage system, learning about nutrition in a fun Q&A game hosted by LA Kings, and pretend shopping in the discovery super market, COOL!

VENUE Discovery Cube - Los Angeles

RIENDS Michelle, Denson, Daron, Dylan, Mattheus 

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Learning the Wonders of Los Angeles

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Learning the Wonders of Los Angeles

Los Angeles is such a biodiversity hotspot!
Mountains, ocean and city are super close together!!
We experience sunny sweaty winter in the valley and the next moment, a snowy storm on the mountain, all in 1 day!
Our curious tots learn about L.A. habitats and its microclimates at the Natural History Museum - Nature Lab. 
Reptiles, squirrels and many L.A. wildlife creatures! They went from awwwww at the cute squirrels to Eeeeeeee at the creepy bugs, what a fun cooling outing in a hot hot Summer day (ya, we are experiencing a lot of heat waves now, even in Fall, sad)

VENUE Natural History Museum - Nature Lab 

"Did you ever wonder why there were so many squirrels in L.A.? Or just how those funny-looking opossums survive? The true stories about plants and animals in the Nature Lab will surprise you!"

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Giant Pumpkin Patch

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Giant Pumpkin Patch

Fun fun fun day at the pumpkin patch field trip!!! Tractor ride, hay tunnel, giant shoe (?!!) and lots of pumpkins! But you know what I love most? Watching them running around care-freely in their oversized school T-shirts, hahaha!

Thanks to the daycare for organizing this field trip!

VENUE Tapia Bros Farm

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Live Dinosaur Freaking Out Kids

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Live Dinosaur Freaking Out Kids

We were enjoying a peaceful afternoon at the Natural History Museum (Los Angeles) when a dino suddenly appeared out of nowhere and charged towards us!!! RWwwwRrrrr kids went hiding, running, and screaming in fear! And some kids cried..... LOL!!! Fear not, this Dino is actually a huge huge puppet! Thanks to the Museum for providing such a REAL Dino encounter, our triplets were thrilled and excited. This is definitely the most awesome highlight of our day! 

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Fun Family Farm

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Fun Family Farm

Sliding down giant tractor, roaming around the farm in silly moo moo cow train, navigating Daddy "driver" of the car aka pull cart, watching farm animals performing cute stunts... we are back at our favorite Underwood Family Farm in Moorpark, California.

Highlights of the day: Pick your own fruits!! FOLLOW US FOR MORE PHOTOS AND FUN WITHi KIDS TIPS!

VENUE Underwood Family Farm

2013 THROWBACK: 

Our 2 years old triplets love the Old McDonald song! Hear them sing duets with mummy :) http://WinnieTriplets.com

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可爱家畜

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可爱家畜

你有听过“Petting Zoo”吗?就是那种在动物园里或嘉年华会上,让小朋友们近距离与可爱的家畜接触的活动。小孩们不只能摸一摸,还可梳一梳家畜的毛,或喂一喂它们吃草什么 的。我家三只小瓜也特爱家畜,上周到镇上的农夫市集,看到“Petting Zoo”棚里有猪宝宝便兴奋地闯进去。小瓜们太热情了,一会儿跟鸡妈妈与猪宝宝说“哈喽”,一会儿抚摸羊咩咩雪白的毛,好开心啊。也许是活招牌吧,原本没 人光顾的家畜棚被他们这么一搞,路过的小朋友们都被吸引进来,小小的临时棚里顿时挤了一推小孩,又是家畜的声音,又是小孩的笑声,好不热闹。这时老大突然 大叫,原来是被鸭子啄了一口,好在只是轻轻地咬一下,没流血也不痛,一转身便忘了,马上又跟家畜们玩起来。

看着平时调皮的孩子们因接触可爱的鸡鸭猪羊,都变得温柔体贴,不禁让我想起自己第一次听闻“Petting Zoo”是十年前为NKF儿童基金举办的嘉年华会上。那时为了引导内向的特殊孩子,我们把家里饲养的兔子与仓鼠带来让孩子们疼爱。果然,原本害羞的特殊孩 子们都笑开了怀,忘了生病与疼痛。小动物的威力如此大,能把内向的小孩从封闭的世界里带出来,并给他们无限的欢乐,这真是太神奇了。

我家小瓜离开家畜棚时都很依依不舍,我便答应他们下周再来吧。

Cute piglets, cuddly goats, pillow soft chickens and naughty ducky who bites Asher, haha, fun fun petting zoo at Farmers Market!!

Posted by WinnieTriplets on Sunday, June 29, 2014

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居家度假

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居家度假

时不时都会在脸书里看到亲戚朋友们到旅店小住,不出国便有“出国旅游”的欢乐,又称为“Staycation”或居家度假。这种新潮的旅游方式是 2000年末经济危机期间失业率和油价不断攀升的情况下迅速走红的一个词,指一家人在居家附近区域景点游览度假。而上周末,为了方便一大早到机场道别来美 旅游的表妹一家人,表妹夫竟大方地赞助了一晚的机场旅店住宿,让我们一家能舒舒服服地先在前一天到机场区“安顿”下来。由于生活繁忙,我们从没尝试过 “Staycation”,所以这可把我们乐坏了。

Babies are born with a natural instinct to swim, so we give them a float suit and off they go, kicking and "swimming" across the pool, amazing :p

Posted by WinnieTriplets on Monday, May 5, 2014

我们为孩子们准备了可爱的游泳圈与游泳浮衣,下午一抵达旅店便到泳池嬉水。宝贝们开始时有点怕,但一碰到水,是温温的,便毫不畏惧地下水玩。三个小 瓜呆在游泳圈里不一会儿就闷了,我们便让他们“脱身”,靠着游泳浮衣,自由地在水里游动。听说婴儿打从出生便有游泳的潜在本能,看着我家小瓜在没有指导下 也可似模似样地“游泳”,这理论还有一定的可能性哦。熟悉水性后,老大竟能靠着游泳浮衣从泳池的一端泳到另一端,还调皮地玩起“跳水”,我的天啊,这小家 伙也太勇于尝试了吧,哈哈!

两天一夜的“Staycation”在欢乐笑语中,和与表妹一家叙旧道别后,很快的便度过了。我们也爱上了“Staycation”,这种新奇好玩的旅游体验。

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炎炎春天

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炎炎春天

今年的春天也太热了吧!狮城不久前才刚经历有史以来最严重的“干旱”,草地都发黄枯萎,而洛城的春天也酷热如炎炎夏天。以往的春天都是微凉舒服,今年是怎么搞的嘛?温室效应也太离谱了吧!周末到公园只得穿上短袖短裤,孩子们也热得直冒汗。本来活泼好动的松鼠们都热得躲在地洞里,孩子们等了许久,向它们抛了好多面包碎,松鼠们才松散地冒出头。孩子们见状,便闷了,索性玩起“警察捉贼”,在辽阔的草坪上追赶,好不快活。

Feeding squirrels in the park :)

Posted by WinnieTriplets on Monday, April 21, 2014

因是复活节“Easter Sunday”的关系,公园的烧烤炉旁都聚满了大大小小的家庭派对,有的则席地而坐,在公园里野餐。公园里的游乐场也很热闹,小孩们都自个儿活动,我与老公则忙里偷闲,坐在石椅上乘凉。记得上个月,我还很羡慕能坐在一旁乘凉的父母,因为那时孩子们都还很依赖我,溜滑梯也要我跟他们一起坐。不到一个月的时间,才刚过三岁生日,他们就好像一夜长大,都不要妈妈跟了。三兄妹也平平一起玩乐,是彼此的最佳伙伴,渐渐不争爸妈了。老公看着孩子们玩得起劲,便说很庆幸他们一出世便有同年龄的玩伴,一点都不寂寞,我们也省了办“Play Date”(儿童聚会)的麻烦,哈哈!我俩肩靠着肩,看着孩子们玩闹,就犹如我们在一旁陪伴他们,看着他们一天天长大。

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绿油油

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绿油油

哟,难得在春季里碰到艳阳天,大伙都开心地穿上短袖上衣,戴上墨镜,到位于亚凯迪亚市的洛杉矶县植物园散散步。植物园以野生孔雀知名,常被华人称为孔雀园。孔雀是亚凯迪亚市的象征,该市还以孔雀作为市徽。在这里,它们能不受约束地自由走动,是极度受到保护的野生飞禽。宝贝们第一次近距离接触孔雀,都兴奋极了,不停地说哈喽,很努力地用它们仅懂的词汇,尝试与孔雀沟通。孔雀们并不怕生哦,还哑哑哑地回应把老二吓着了。老大看见孔雀飞上矮墙篱笆,则顽皮地说“Humpty Dumpty sat on the wall” (著名儿歌《傻蛋先生坐在墙上》),指孔雀是傻蛋先生,哈哈哈。

宝贝们各自拿着公园地图,似莫似样地走着,不一会儿就来到了巨大的喷水池,看到鹅与鸭子们在水中嬉戏。周末里,居民都到水池旁绿油油的草地上野餐,享受大自然的怀抱。加州的草坪非常柔软,好似地毯草一样,又因不常下雨,草地上不湿,也没什么昆虫。小孩到了辽阔的草坪,好似从鸟笼逃脱的小鸟,都不受约束地跑啊闹啊,累了就躺在草地上,好不开心!也许这里很象狮城植物园吧,我和老公还缅怀了一番。

由于艳阳高照,到了中午我们便打道回府。途中,我们还到台湾餐馆吃招牌八宝冰。悠闲的周末就这样度过了,期待下个周末的到来哦。

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海滩初体验

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海滩初体验

宝贝们从没玩过海水,我们不是嫌海滩人多麻烦,就是天气太冷。夏天时,爸爸又忙着赶工,所以宝贝们快三岁了还没看过浪花。上周,冬天里难得出现了艳阳天,我们便赶紧为宝贝们穿上短裤拖鞋,开一小时的车到(Cabrillo)卡布里洛海滩。宝贝们知道要到海滩,都开心得不得了,乖乖上车系好安全带,一路上不吵不闹。一到海边,三只小瓜把鞋一脱,便蹦跳到沙滩上。小小赤脚一碰到沙粒,先是迟疑了一下,三秒后便象脱缰的野马,在辽阔的沙滩上蹦跑玩闹。看见了我们带来的小铲子、小喷壶、小水桶,他们便一屁股坐在沙堆上,开心地挖着沙。天真的小孩不怕脏,把沙到处抛,搞得头发、上衣、裤脚都是沙,但他们却不以为然。

First sand & sea experience, LOL! 海水初体验

Posted by WinnieTriplets on Sunday, February 16, 2014

我问爸爸要不要让他们玩水啊?他说怕冷不太好。但难得来海滩,我便独自走向海水,享受把脚浸泡在水中的乐趣。一转身,才发现孩子们都好奇地跟在我后头。老大一看到海浪,兴奋极了,也跟着海浪跑上跑下。小妹一碰到海水便好似发现新大陆地说:“好冷呀!”(It’s cold)。老二呢,则对沙粒比较有兴趣,不厌其烦地玩着铲子与水桶,堆满了又倒出,再堆满再倒出。我陪着老二玩沙,一抬头便看到好玩的爸爸与老大小妹在追海鸥,怎么可能抓得到啊,哈哈!这次的海滩初体验圆满成功,期待下次再去吧。

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登山远足

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登山远足

老公喜欢大自然,经常说要带孩子们去登山。但我这个城市妈妈却不喜欢,不是因为辛苦什么的,而是一想到要带着三个活泼乱跑的三宝,又要注意他们的安全,又要哄他们自己徐步行走(我不能一直抱着呀),真的是伤脑筋。但老公却不以为然,再加上好友一家也喜欢登山,新年假日时,我们两家便一同登后山来迎接2014年。

果真,步行不到一会儿,老大便吵着要抱,幸好老二与小妹都很乖,在老公的哄骗与好友的孩子们陪同下,他们便开心地自己行走。老大呢?也许是第一次登山,感到陌生害怕,又是哭又是闹,就连我的法宝(果汁与巧克力)都没办法镇住他。我只好抱一下,放一下,拉持着登山。不多久,我们到了山腰,便能如老鹰凌空视眼般,观望山下的风景。我妈站在山角欣赏高山美景,孩子们则握着树枝,到处探索寻宝。我呢?凝视着山下的一片“房屋海”,努力地寻找我们的家,但就是没找到,哈哈!

Hiking in a nearby park :))

Posted by WinnieTriplets on Wednesday, January 8, 2014

由于三宝都累了,我们便没继续登到山顶。不过能到山腰,对初次登山的宝贝们,已经是很不错的表现了。也许下山时比较好走吧,老大这才甘愿自己步行(我的天啊)。隔天,好友又带着孩子们去登山,还发现新的步行道呢。我对登山也不再感到抗拒,能享受大自然的怀抱也不错,期待下一次再次登山。

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雪中冬至

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雪中冬至

“哇,今年的冬至很特别!”我妈一边吃着我煮的爱心汤圆,一边欣赏周边的雪山美景。日前山上刚下过雪,皑皑白雪落满山间,老公说不如上山去,我就准备了汤圆与点心,到雪山过冬至去。洛城独特的地理位置与天气,让在山下居住的我们即可享受“温暖”的冬天,又能轻易地开车到山上去看雪,真是一举两得。我们把汪仔一同带去,让它也感受一下玩雪的乐趣。这玛尔济斯犬,虽从头到脚披着白色丝状长毛,象极了一只小北极熊,但它其实原产于地中海岛屿,因此我还特地帮它穿上厚厚的毛衣,怕它受不了山上的寒冷天气。谁知一下车,它便象脱缰的野马,在雪地中兴奋地奔跑,一会儿钻进雪堆中,一会儿攻击雪人,一点都不怕冷呀!哈哈,害我还白担心了一场。

Our first snowman! Thanks to Agent Oso, we learn a few tricks about rowing snow ball, building snowman and making snow angels, otherwise the tropical kids (including adults haha) will be totally clueless when it comes to snow play, LOL!

我们一家在雪山中吃着热乎乎的汤圆,感觉好温暖啊。以前在炎热的新加坡吃汤圆,从来就不懂过冬的感觉,现在能在雪中体验真正的冬至,真是毕生难忘。饱足一顿后,我们便戴上手套,到雪地上做雪人。我们生平第一次做雪人,笨手笨脚的没有经验,但还是堆了一个似膜似样的小雪人,哈哈!由于我们订的雪板还没到,不能玩滑雪,但好奇的阿嫲竟然还能坐在玩具雪铲上,从山坡上滑下,真是勇气可嘉。今年的冬至真特别,我们明年再到山上过雪中冬至吧!

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骑马

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骑马

养马骑马在洛城可说是非常普遍的事,在路上开车都会看到“小心有马”的警告牌。这里的小孩从小就可学骑马,大人周末消遣也可轻易地选择骑马到山区兜 一圈,碰到大节日。穿着传统欧美制服的警察还会骑着马在繁华的市中心游行。让我印象最深刻的就是刚到美国时住的那小公寓的管理员,竟也养了匹白马,周末在 家就可骑马。我的天,养马就跟养狗一样普遍,这让狮城长大的我们好不羡慕啊。

有时在公园散步时会看到人们骑着马路过,三宝贝就会兴奋地指着马喊“horse”,可见马在他们心目中的形象地位以及受欢迎的程度很高,哈哈。但我 们对马即好奇又害怕,不敢尝试骑马,周末到附近的农夫市场,有让小孩骑马绕圈圈的活动,我们也不敢让三宝贝骑着玩,深怕他们会摔下来。上周末我们去山区公 园坐小火车,凑巧旁边就是骑马乐园,要不是有我妈在旁怂恿,我们还没想过是时候让孩子们尝试骑马了。果真,三宝贝知道可骑马都高兴不已,排队时都好不耐 烦,吵着要快一点骑上马。终于轮到他们时,那兴奋中略带着紧张,又夹杂着专业认真的态度,骑马绕圈圈时也没吵闹,这还真是我们没预料的啊。看他们这么喜欢 骑马,我们立志他们长大些就去学骑马,也许以后搬到较大的房子时,还可养匹马呢,哈哈。

The trio love horses and ponies, and they finally have their first pony ride today, hooray!! There's a rail train ride next to the pony farm and we took a mini train ride too, lol. Trio age in video: 2yr 7mth http://WinnieTriplets.com

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