They have four adorable kids, so we had five kids five-years-old and under in our tiny apartment. It was an amazing whirlwind of energy, fun, juice boxes, meltdowns, jam-packed taxis, laughing, and toys. Jonathan (and Fabio and I) were in heaven.
We enjoyed the usual Singapore fare: riding elephants and feeding giraffes at the zoo,
admiring the skyline from 42 stories high in the Singapore Flyer,
feeding tropical lorries at the Bird Park,
And then we thought, what do we do with five kids and two adults? Let's rent a station wagon and take a road trip to none other than...
With a different group, (older kids, less awesome adults, etc.) someone might call Legoland Malaysia "a bust," but we had nothing but fun the whole day. The magical thing about toddlers is that they are thrilled with the sweetest and simplest things. The magical thing about lots of toddlers is that they have this contagion effect on each other and so a park full of "lego boats" for them to steer on a river, a "lego train" ride, and a "lego car" race track results in complete and perfect joy (interspersed with tears of exhaustion and hunger, obviously).
But don't worry, we made sure to save plenty of time for naps in parks,
And plenty of long catch-up girl talks with an old friend.
Jon and E found best friends in each other. E made sure Jon never wandered too far by putting his arm around J and saying, "C'mon guy. I got you." He also shared his Spider Man toy and taught J to sword fight. They were both happy to have a friend to share their manly interests with--E with his crew of sisters and J with all girl buddies in Singapore!
Basically, we had an amazing time and we're so happy they came to share our tropical home with us for a few days! We love you, L's!