it was ilaika's first school trip...
the day started out with a mad rush with Ilaika not wanting to wake up & then not finding her sunnies.
and then of course, being the BIG girl she is now, she insisted that only her friends & teachers were going..."mummies cannot!", she insisted but she quickly changed her mind when she saw the other mummies waiting at school!
so with the rest of the SAL bunch - teachers, toddlers & mummies, we got on the big yellow school bus and made our way to KL Bird Park.
ilaika definitely had a lots of fun today...ate lollies, ran, played, drank too much ribena for my liking, etc etc etc...oh and she was ever SO thrilled to be allowed to have so much sugar & so early in the morning too! just imagine how sugar high she was by 11am...
the birds were so pretty and colourful and i might hv gone a lil overboard snapping pics of them.
now, the last time i went to the bird park was probably 20 years ago, back when they had KL's first Carl's Junior there (has the park really been open that long?!), so i had forgotten how large the park was & hence, my feet were really missing my havaianas by mid morning.
*mental note: must buy new havaianas...*
half way through our tour of the park, we stopped at a photo booth to take a pic with the birds but we had quite a bit of trouble trying to get the lil ones to stay put...especially as we had parrots on our heads, shoulders & arms!
even ema, ilaika's nanny, enjoyed herself tremendously...
...though ilaika was probably more thrilled to see the slides on the playground than she was with the actual birds!
so expectedly, she wasn't too pleased when we dragged her away from the slides & swings to watch the bird show, which she eventually enjoyed (to my surprise!)...she was even laughing through out and commenting, "silly bird!" every time it made a funny trick!
ilaika also adopted two furry friends - "one from mummy & one from daddy" was how she negotiated for two toys when i said she could only have one. how could i say no?! sigh...i am a sucker though; i secretly found both the flamingo & penguin too cute to resist so i gave in.
by the time we got on the bus back to BSC where her school is located, she had very little energy left but enough to have two sausages, a chicken nugget & chocolate cake, after which she just dozed off!
needless to say, i konked out myself when we got home ;)