Friday, September 25, 2009

Word World

I wanted to blog about this for sometime now. About a month ago, while teaching my students we talked about cartoons they like to watch. The name Word World came about. Never thought much about it after that. Then not so long ago, read in this mummy's blog about Word World. It's a cartoon that teaches reading and spelling of words in the most fun way! Every character and most things in Word World are made up of alphabets literally. Interesting right?

I went to their website and let Reese play with some games just to test whether he was interested or not. He likes it. So I downloaded the entire season 1 of the show for Reese (No cartoon channels on my Astro). Reese started watching it an he wanted word world everyday!! (except weekends) Result? After 1 month of watching Word World.......

He can spell 95% of the words in Word World season 1. Kid you not. He can spell it orally or fixing the alphabets or just simply reading it from a piece of paper!

Some of the bigger words he can spell :- water, rocket, crown, happy, house, cake, spoon, nest, box, hay, barn..... etc. He can almost spell 'mountain' too. All these by simply watching the cartoon.

If you say watching the idiot box is bad....think again! This is really one of the best educational cartoon around. Should encourage your kid to watch it.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Almost 3

Look different? Before his hair cut by mummy...

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Early Birthday Celebration

On 20th September we had an early birthday celebration for Reese with family. Prior to this, Reese had been telling us this (In his exact words):

Reese: Soon, Reese 3 years old, mummy and daddy buy your (me) birthday cake with 3 big candles, balloons, party hats for Reese to wear, presents!

My boy sure knows what he want thanks to the cartoons he saw on birthdays! It was a simple celebration. We got him 3 helium balloons (RM6.40 each! crazy!), an ice cream cake and a clown cone from BR and we also got him 3 presents.

I wanted to cook chicken rice for the dinner but because it was the 1st day of Raya, almost everything was closed except a miserable green grocer and the pork section of the market! So I ended up cooking pork and vegetable dishes only but it was good. We had steam pork with salted fish, roast pork with vegetables, another vegetable dish, lotus soup cooked in pork bones and braised pork with eggs.... crazy huh? everything pork! :)

Reese was super excited on that day even though he was down with a bad runny nose. First he had a blast playing with the balloons and then started asking for birthday cake and presents! Gave him his party hat and he happily wore it. I tell you, he never like to wear anything on his head for longer than 2 minutes but he wore the party hat for more than 30 minutes that day. When it was time to sing the birthday song, he happily sat on the chair and eying the cake! Can't wait to blow the candles. After everything was over, he used his finger to eat the ice-cream... he was unstoppable! It was really fun watching him licking the ice cream cake. It was really finger licking good. Everyone was laughing but that didn't seems to bother him. :)

Opening the presents was also a first time experience for Reese. Well, at least first time opening presents on his own. Last two years he was too young to do that. Hehehe..

He got a fishing game, whack a mole game, binoculars a pirate ship and ang pows. He really had a good time playing his new toys and imagine having 4 grand parents fishing with him!

Thank you Ye ye, Ye Poh and Gong gong(s), Ama, Poh Poh for coming!

Enjoying the balloons

See how he is more interested in the cake than anything else?

Mother and son


Finger licking good!

Daddy, mummy and Reese

Another family picture

Checking out the pressies...

My in-laws with Reese

My parents with Reese

4 grand parents fishing with Reese!


Monday, September 21, 2009

:) We are back!

Where have you been??

Well, been busy with many things but mainly... too distracted by *farming, managing a restaurant and now... am in the mafia business* Hehehehe.... Ok.... I am addicted to facebook online games!!

I was also busy with taking care of family, both my dad and mum were not well earlier in the month. Every time when I wanted to do an update, I procrastinated.

Finally... yesterday we had a early birthday celebration for Reese and it's about time I update on my not so small Reese before I totally abandon this blog! :)

I will be doing a few posts tomorrow and hope I will be consistent with my blogging again.

Happy Holidays and Selamat Hari Raya to my Muslim friends!