Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Sunday, December 27, 2009
Friday, December 25, 2009
We had a quiet Christmas Eve this year. We went to Coca Restaurant for dinner and it was disappointing. The food quality has dropped. Then hang around 1U and took Reese to Toys R Us for some window shopping. Let him tried on a pair of roller stakes and guess what? he had so much fun in them that he refused to take them off! He has been asking for a pair of skate ever since he saw some kids skating at BSC rollerskate ring. He is somewhat fascinated with them. It was fun watching him enjoying himself so much with the skates and we were laughing non stopped with daddy trying to help him skate and he even insisted that we don't help him. He can't even stand..haha.. but he enjoyed the falling part! Crazy boy. That was our Christmas Eve. Tonight we will celebrate my Dad's birthday with a small family dinner. Reese can't wait to open his big present today. :)
Reese is getting taller and probably heavier too. It's increasingly more difficult to carry him. These days... a stroller really is helpful to transport the sleeping fella! Most of his baby fat is gone and he no longer looks chubby, just solid. :) We just bought him a pair of sneakers and he now wears a size 12!
Food wise, will eat more variety. He can't take spicy food. His food portion now is mostly adult portion. He loves chicken rice. He will finish 1 bowl of rice with a drum stick and sometimes ask for more rice! When he takes noodles whether dry or soupy, he will finish the entire bowl minus the soup. He loves sweet and sour dishes. Will only take vegetables when hidden in his food. Still loves his fruits. Loves Chocolate (the only sweet we give him occasionally). Feeds himself 95% of the time. In fact, when eating out he will request to feed himself. So proud of him.
His vocabulary is constantly growing and now he uses words like artificial, silhouette, dismantle and able to tell you the difference between a condo and apartment.... He speaks in almost perfect sentences now. Speaks with a slight American slang. His pronunciation is very good. Talks non stop. He picked up some Hokkien from his paternal grandparents while we were away on holiday. Forgot most of his Mandarin words... haha.. no practice. Can say a few Cantanose and Bahasa words. Need to work on his Mandarin. Can do simple addition like 1+1, 1+2...1+14... can count to 100 with help. Haven't been teaching him lately. Too lazy. Will do a better job next year. Getting his next level of homeschooling books soon! Reese is not very interested in writing or drawing or colouring but I have been teaching him how to hold the pencil and he is a lefty! It's confirmed.
He is very active but we realized that he can't really kick or catch a ball well! Can run and climb very well. I guess we did not let him play outside the house enough. :) Got to work on that. Getting him the skates soon and also a bicycle. A boy needs to learn to be a boy isn't it?
He is much easier to discipline these days. Understand what punishment is and when threaten with that, he will stop his nonsense. We make him stand at a corner or take away certain favourite activities or things as punishment. Overall, he is considered a good boy. Most of the time he will not cause trouble. Still gets bullied by other kids every now and then and never fights back. Reverse psychology works very well with Reese.
Surprisingly, he rarely ask for TV these days. Most days he will play with his toys and books. On days we are home, I have to turn on the TV for him... mummy felt that he needs some TV time... haha. He loves building things and arranging things in rows or whatever he fancies. We make it a point to display most of his toys at his play area (1/3 of our living room!) so that he will play with them. My house really do look like a nursery. :)
Reese still takes a 1.5 -2 hours nap daily and goes to bed around 9.30am-10.30pm. He is an early riser. He wakes up between 7.00am-7.30am.
Reese still can't sing in tune. Hehehe... he loves to dance and enjoys adult music too. Will start him on some music lessons soon. Most probably the Yamaha children course.
He is a cheeky and happy boy. More friendly towards others and will greet others when asked. He is growing up well.
Monday, December 21, 2009
Woman: Sitting in his carseat.
Child: What is woman doing?
Woman: Driving the car.
Child: Where is the man?
Woman: Man is at work.
Child: What is the child eating?
Child: What is woman doing?
Woman: Feeding the child.
Child: Where is the man?
My conversation with Reese lately. :)
"I think the christmas trees at BSC is not lighted up."
"I wanna checked it out whether the christmas trees are lighted up at BSC."
"The white christmas tree is on top of Bangsar Village."
"The sun is going down. It's a sunset and so it's getting dark."
"Where is the KL Tower and Twin Towers? Oh no.. the haze blocked the KL Tower and Twin Towers. Got haze!"
"That is an artificial christmas tree and this is a real christmas tree."
"The Curve is closing and so must go home."
Saturday, December 12, 2009
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Monday, November 30, 2009
An email from my in-laws:
Hi Adrian and Florence,
We think Reese is starting to miss both of you. For the last 2 days he
has been repeating "Mummy come back and love you" (meaning love him)
and he said this with slightly teary eyes.
Just to let you know.
Mum and Dad
I am feeling so sad now... really miss my dear Reese.
CAN'T WAIT TO GO HOME AND HUG HIM!!!
Friday, November 27, 2009
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
I miss my son very much but also having a blast here in Rome. :) So far we managed to Skype twice with Reese and he was usually too distracted by other things than to chat with us.
So it's a good thing huh? He has no problem with us being away but I am a little sad that he is not really missing me... :)
Anyway... can't wait to see my son.
Monday, November 23, 2009
Sunday, November 22, 2009
What a perfect start to my holiday huh? Damn.... how can she do that? there is no indication what so ever. Now my poor in-laws will have to take care of Reese alone.
Hey... that maid of mind will not spoil my holiday!!! Yesterday after skyping with my father-in-law and sister, hubby and I went for a stroll in Rome's city centre. We went into the first church and was totally in awe of what we saw! Beautiful. Had our first pizza for dinner and it was really good.
Going to upload some pictures soon! When I get back, I will blog about my maid's story. Everyone seems to have one anyway. I though I was really lucky that my maid is not the running type...I am sooooo wrong.
Stay tune... today I am going to the Coliseum and Palatine hill and more yummy food!
Friday, November 20, 2009
Most probably no blogging for the next 3 weeks....but might have a post or two if I get connected and not too tired from all the walking! :) Bye for now!!
Friday, November 13, 2009
A few weeks back, Reese and I planted some beans and Reese was so excited seeing the beans grow. So last week we discarded the old bean sprouts and planted new ones. Then Reese kept insisting on planting a plant in a flower pot with real soil (Influenced by his books). So after 2 weeks delay... we finally got the soil, seeds and pot.
Last Monday, we planted the seeds. Reese love the entire process of putting soil into the pot to planting the seeds. Then very patiently he waited every day for the plant to grow and yesterday morning, when we went to my mom's place... surprise! little leaves are beginning to grow... I was so excited... thought it is going to be a failure. What a nice surprise. Both Reese and I squatted around the pot and admire the growth! Hahahaha.... If this is successful... I am going to buy more herb seeds to grow. Buying fresh herbs is so expensive here. Maybe try Oregano next. Oh.... and I am going to show Reese root vegetables that grows easily... like onions.... :)
Thursday, November 12, 2009
This weekend is going to be busy busy busy. Hubby needs to work. We need to pack our bags, need to go to the market and stock up fruits, vegetables and meat. Need to precook Reese's sauces for spaghetti and mushroom noodles and extra chicken stock for 2 weeks. I am a bit fussy when it comes to Reese's food. I don't trust the maid to cook them the way I want it. She can only cook a few things for Reese that I approved. Oh I also need to work out the daily meals for mother-in-law. So grateful that my in-laws are helping out to take care of little rascal king!
Mmmmm... already dreaming of 2 weeks of pure relaxation and fun with hubby ALONE. No work, no need to watch over Reese and no need to supervise the maid.
Thursday, November 05, 2009
Here are the names in the story:
Olav Lundheigen (this is a killer)
Petra and Dorma Hermann
"Klondike" Berha Fitchworth (quite a mouthful when reading fast)
He loves to build things from blocks, chips and whatever he can find.
He is easier to control these days with reasoning and sometimes threats. He doesn't like mummy to be angry with him. :)
Trying to maintain his weight of 18+ kgs and last check of his height was around 104cm.
Did I tell you that he loves going to his playgroup and always refuses to go home? :)
Tuesday, November 03, 2009
Met some kids and he smiled at them....
Saw a little girl and affectionately tried to hold her hands...
When he saw rejection... he tried to hug her...
When that failed too he went to another older girl who happily accepted him...
They played together...
They laughed together...
They had fun for a good 30 minutes...
My son enjoys playing with other children and it is getting more apparent that he wants company...
He is bored being alone... :)
Monday, November 02, 2009
The laptop comes with a multi touch pad which we thought it's too complicated for Reese but so far, Reese has no problem navigating his favourite sites with the touch pad. I guess we can save some money getting him a wireless mouse. :)
He was so excited about it that after his nap he looked at us and said "I want the Macccbook, I want to see the Maccccbook!"
Saturday, October 31, 2009
Yesterday while driving home Reese and I played our imaginary planet game. Then after a while he said this:
Reese: Where is home?
Mummy: Where is it sweetie pie?
Reese: Pxxx Sxxxxx. Home is in Pxxx Sxxxxx.
Mummy: Oh... clever.
Reese: Where is Pxxx Sxxxxx?
Reese: In Seleeengorr. Pxxx Sxxxxx is in Seleeengorr (Selangor)
Mummy: *stunt* Yes baby... it is and where is Selangor? (In my heart... Daddy must have taught him)
Reese: Seleengor is in Malaysia. Malaysia is in Asia. Asia is on planet Earth. The moon goes round and round the earth. *taking a deep breath and continued* The earth is spinning round the Sun. And what happen to the planets? The planets got burned. The Sun exploded. *sound effect* Kaboosh!
Mummy: Wow! so clever. You are right Reese. *Smiling from ear to ear*
Reese: Mummy, Malaysia is on the globe....
Mummy: Yes.... :) *totally amazed*
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Mummy: What are you doing Reese?
Reese: (Arranging saga seeds in a row on the floor) I want to plant the Saga seeds!
Mummy: Oh! What will happen to the Saga seeds?
Reese: Grows into a beanstalk.
At my mum's place
Mummy: Reese mummy will buy you some green beans to plant ok?
Reese:Mummy, I wanna plant seeds and watch it grow into beanstalk!
Mummy: Ok, we will do so.
(Afternoon after his nap)
Reese: I want to plant green beans! I want beanstalk!
Mummy: Ok, let's do it. We need a plastic container, some cotton and your watering can with water.
Reese: (Watching mummy prepare the things) Mummy, I want flower pot!
Mummy: No need Reese, we use the container.
Mummy: Here, your beans... now put them into the container...... and water the beans and watch it grow. It will slowly grow....takes a few days.
Reese: I wanna see it grow into a bean stalk! (looking closely at the beans)
Mummy: Not right now dear, they will take a few days.
Reese: The beans slowly grow into beanstalk......
(The next day...)
Mummy: Reese, come look... your beans are growing!
Reese: Mummy, the beans hatched! (Smiling and very excited)
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
The best thing is I got it cheap! Apparently a friend told me that they already closed down due to intense competition from China. They killed her friend's market with cheap imitation. So since the creator did it as a hobby or something like that, he decided to close down the business after many years because he was just fed up and angry with the imitators!
He is selling all the doll houses at a fraction of the price which includes 20 pieces of furniture, figurines and even two woven rugs from Turkey! What a super bargain.
All furniture are functional. It means all doors and drawers can be open. Soon we will get some miniature accessories to complement the house and perhaps when Reese is a little older we will teach him to paint the house and furniture! Ah.... so much fun.