What a fun, busy weekend we had. On Friday morning we were so excited to see the Preschool classes from Dalat perform at chapel. These kids were so adorable and did such a great job. Pierce has been signing these songs and practicing the motions for weeks. Proud parents, we are!
That evening we had a “Ladies Night Out” on a luxury catamaran, cruising the Straits of Malacca. Such a fun and beautiful night with great friends. Will definitely book this again.
Saturday morning we woke up and got on another boat to Monkey Beach, which is part of the National Park here in Penang. Two other families went with us, and everyone had a blast. The kids loved the boat ride.
The little ones played on the beach while the captain and crew prepared a delicious lunch with chicken, pork, fish, prawn, and veggies. YUM!
And of course there are a lot of monkeys on Monkey Beach!
The captain took the kids on a fishing trip where they caught a few puffer fish, an octopus and other small tropical fish. Highlight of the day for Pierce! He’s been asking to go fishing for weeks.
And then at the end of the day, a storm rolled in and everyone played in the rain. First time (ever?) that we’ve been cold in Penang. Goosebumps and all. It was so much fun. Cold rain, warm ocean? Yes please. Couldn’t ask for a better day on Monkey Beach.
Last year on Mother’s Day I ran a half marathon (pregnant – before I knew). So keeping with the theme, this year I decided to get back into the scene with my first duathlon of the “season” and since having Addi. Feels good to be back!
At home, Justin and Pierce cooked my favorite meal – breakfast tacos – and then sent me on my way to the spa. Pedi and ice cream, what a treat!
Sunday night we visited the neighborhood Hindu temple to enjoy the festival (not sure the name of it?) and watch the firewalkers. Amazing, although I didn’t get to capture a good pic of it.
And finally, a night cap with good friends for a toast to motherhood! My last kid-free moment for a while since Justin is traveling back to the US Monday for 10+ days. Seriously, could the weekend have been any better? I don’t think so.
Happy Mother’s Day to all you moms out there. Hope it was filled with love.