Thursday, July 23, 2009

Thank you God for food....

(Reese said " Thank you thank you God for food, help us help us to be good. Amen")

About 2 weeks ago, we taught Reese to say grace before consuming any food. We haven't been consistent but trying to! Here is a video of him thanking God for food. :) He learned this simply prayer from his playgroup.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

33rd Milestones (very back dated)

Just a quick summary of his 33rd milestones:

1. Talks non-stop!
2. Eats very well and slightly more variety of food.
3. Gadget boy just like daddy.
4. Beginning to show more emotions! (Yes!) He will shout "I want mummy" if mummy is sad or hurt. Hehehe... then he will 'sayang' mummy (usually have to request).
5. Can be reasoned with. Most of the time he understands.
6. Likes to listen to more stories read by mummy and daddy.
7. Finally willing to play with puzzles.
8. Creative in his play now. Everything he holds is something 'else'. No imaginary friends yet. :)
9. Reads and spells better. Mummy lazy to teach just go with the flow or whenever he is interested.
10. Very active and hardly sits still. Always on the run!
11. Plays well with other children.
12. He is 18kgs +-, height probably 100cm (haven't measured)
13. Clothing has to wear western size 3-4 yrs for t-shirts and 5 yrs for pants!
14. Now everyone thinks he is at least 4 years old. Gosh... he is not even 3 yet... hehe
15. Still as smart as ever, absorb things like a sponge.

I love him sooooooo much. Ahhhh.....

Monday, July 20, 2009

Cheeky Reese

So finally we have upgraded our camera from a Canon Powershot to a Sony Alpha 330 DSLR (RM2k plus). I tell you, sooooooo much difference. Just simply take a shot and the photo quality is anytime better. If you are planning to get one... it's a good investment. DSLR these days come with live view meaning you can shoot by looking at the lcd screen. It is also much more user friendly than before at least for us newcomers. I am just beginning to learn how to play with the shutter speed and aperture speed. So much to learn but the satisfaction is great! We took some photos of Reese with the new camera and most of it taken with the auto mode. Still looks so much better than my previous camera.

Waiting for noodles while playing with his Ipod

In the car dreaming...

Enjoying ice blended coffee at KLCC

Looks handsome?

Oh! look at that cheeky face!

Clowning around

Can never sit still!

Cold Storage at 1U

This picture... abit girlish?

My cheeky boy..

Doing his big business....

Friday, July 17, 2009

Missing in Action

Ah.... haven't written a post for more than 2 weeks. Was I busy? not exactly... Not in the mood? not really then why? I don't know. :) probably pure laziness.

Anyway... I am back. A number of things I wanna blog about.

1. A post on right brain learning ( still gathering relevant free websites and materials)

2. Reese's 33rd Milestones

3. Latest photos of Reese with our new SLR camera

4. Reese's latest antics and behaviour

5. My latest rant about life

Friday, July 03, 2009

Training the Brain.....

I have been doing a lot of research lately on how to enhance the right brain learning in a young child. I have always wanted to DO something about it and yet was too lazy to do the research! Terrible mummy.... hehehe...

Anyway... most of you probably have heard of Shichida Method and Glenn Doman Method to enhance the right brain learning. So what's the big deal? Apparently there are many successful stories on how children can read, have photographic memory and stuff at a very impressive level.

As a child grows older, the right brain usage will become less dominant and by the time they reach 6 years of age, the potential to train them to use their whole brain is very difficult. So it is best to train the child using the right brain before the age of 6. For the best results, you should start training them when they were babies! Oh well, I missed that out already.... hehehe...

Anyway.... at one time, I wanted to send Reese to Shichida but thinking is it really worth it? It's expensive and yet, we have to do most of the work! So I did not and then there are other similar programs sprouting out being the curious mummy and a bit kiasu, I did my research and hoping that maybe I can do it myself without paying others!

When I googled right brain learning.... I was bombared with soooooooo much info that I find it overwhelming. Anyway.... I think I finally grasp some of the fundamental techiniques in training the child's right brain! I am still digesting the information and will share them with all of you mummies and daddies. So watch this space in the coming days.... I am so excited!