Thursday, October 1, 2009

Happy Children's Day!

'Children Are A Gift From God'

God sent me one package
That needed special care
"Take care of this tiny gift
For she is very rare."

"Watch over her with all your love
And let her feel your touch
Take care of her every need
For you are needed very much."

"This gift will grow up very fast
As you soon will see
Love her with all your heart
And let her be what she will be."

"When this gift has fully grown
Look at Heaven up above
Know she exists because of God
And all his precious love."

A very Happy Children's Day to all the children in the world. Remember you are precious in God's sight.

For us, Children's Day didn't start off very well. On the eve of the celebration day, both princess & I fell ill. It was a wham bam sort of virus, no warning whatsoever. I did notice that there are more people around the island coughing away and the doctor's was more packed than usual. I believe much of it has to do with the very persistent haze which has been a real pain. The skies are clear today and I pray from today on, but even if not so, at least for tomorrow when the girls go out to play learn, that the haze has lifted from our tiny island.

I wanted to do snack boxes for the kids in princess' class for the celebration day, and already informed the teacher. But was suddenly struck by this illness, and wasn't sure if I was up to it. Anyhow, I put it aside and set my alarm for an hour and half before the girl had to leave for school yesterday morning. But alas, it was not what I planned it to be. I didn't sleep well all night with my nostrils blocked etc, so I got up and saw that the time was 3.05am. Gosh, it was like I had been in bed for the longest time, and it was only 3??!! Oh well, so got up and not knowing what to do with my time, decided to start work on the snacks for the girls. But of course, had to search for a mask first.

In the boxes, I prepared nutella bread, which were cut using a sandwich cutter, so that was easy. Chicken franks were secured with pretty toothpicks and there were some grapes and a lolly each. It was quite tricky thinking of what to put in. I decided Nutella bread would go well with most kids (who doesn't like a Nutella sandwich?), and sausages too. At least even if they don't like grapes or lollies, there's still half the battle won. ;P

My girl was adamant in wanting to go to school, but at the last minute, she complained of a tummy ache and decided not to. So this mummy had to go deliver the boxes to school else what was I going to do with 28 boxes of food?!

I hope the girls enjoyed their boxes, although it would have been most wonderful if one little sick girl was able to join them too. She did have a little box at home which I put aside for her.


Little Corner of Mine said...

Hope you are well now. You are such a nice person with big heart to make 28 boxes of snack box for the kids.

Maya Yunos said...

Awww...I hope both of you are feeling better! E snack boxes look amazing I have to say. Despite being ill and all. You are still so neat n organized with E presentation! :)

Susan Yuen said...

Your snack boxes are fantastic! :) Hope you are feeling better!

sohcool said...

hugs to both of you. Hope you are fine now. Over here, it's the runny nose syndrome for the boys at home.
I love the poem you put up. So sweet!

Jori said...

Awesome looking snack boxes! You are going to win Mommy of the year for sure!!
Good job.