So, despite the nagging illnesses, we still managed to have some fun this weekend.
We had to attend a wedding dinner at The Palace of the Golden Horses on Saturday night. And it was the first time we decided to bring Christopher along.
The theme of the wedding was white and blue - so I settled on my white dress. Couldn't wear a shawl this time considering I had to carry Christopher and bend over often.
He looked quite bewildred as we were leaving. You see, we seldom bring him out after the sun has set! It's usually that he is already out and on the way home. But his bewildredness (and therefore quietness) lasted only about 10 minutes. After that it was scampering all over mummy!
Many people couldn't recognise me that day. Maybe becuase I cut my hair, wore contacts or maybe it was just coz I was holding Christopher. He was my spokesperson for the night!
He enjoyed bring the centre of attention. He loved the lights surrounding him and all the movement. He was ever so busy looking around forgetting to open his mouth to eat even! I had to remind him so often to look at me and eat his porridge.
And of course when everyone has more or less settled down (in between the dishes), he wanted to walk around to admire the decor at the other table. It didn't help that we knew some people there as well and was frequently turning around to talk to them!
The hallmark of events was during the "yam seng". He was totally caught off guard during the first yam seng. And by the second decided that he had enough of this loud noise. It was rather 'funny' becuase adults can only hold a yam seng for "this" long. And when the cheer does down, the BAWL of Christopher could still be heard! Hahaha....oppsss....
So, outside I went with him clinging on to me for dear life. He was scared off a second time when the couple arrived at our table to take the photos. For the life of me, they decided to do another yam seng at the table itself, impromptu. I closed his eears but ahhh.....that was not sufficient at all!
And as always with kids, we had to make an early exit. We left just before desert was being served (although the desert has always been my favourite part). Christopher was feeling tired and a wee bit grumpy. he slept as soon as he entered into the car, his head on my lap filled with dreams of lights and action. Good thing he didn't have any nightmares that night.
It was a good night - for him and for us, as you can see!