Getaway: Mama & Allegra Go To Cassia, Bintan, Indonesia

So baby girl no. 1 and I got the chance to try out Banyan Tree’s new hotel, Cassia in Bintan, Indonesia. It was a chance to relax and bond with each other. I mean, it really isn’t often that I get to spend 3 days with her alone. And she doesn’t get mama all to…

My Allegra.*

Of all my children, Allegra is the most spunky.  She walks with a spring in her step. She sings, dances, skips and hops all at once.  When she smiles (and it is usually a cheeky smile), her big round eyes light up with eager anticipation.  Even though she is confident and extroverted, don’t mistake this…

Kids: Kaius & McDonald’sĀ 

Me: OK kids, nap time! Go lie down and I’ll go get my book.  Kaius: You mean your McDonald’s book?  Me: (amused) How did you know it’s a McDonald’s book?  Kaius: Because I saw the McDonald’s sign and I was reading it just now.  Wow. My son is a lot more observant than I give…