Sunday, February 28, 2010

Milestones at 41 months

Wah..... been so long since I updated his milestone...... just plain lazy!

Height unknown (considered tall as compared to his peers)
Weight around 21kgs to 22kgs

Speech - Speaks tooooooo much to the point of annoyance!
Vocabulary - Fantastic

Academic -
Writing (not ready to do so)
Math and Science - Random learning (Mummy lazy to teach and have not started this year's homeschooling)
Language - Pick up a few BM words, Hokkien and Mandarin

Physical - Loves outdoor play. Very active. Tried skating and he likes falling and bumping his butt!

Creativity - Getting better, will constantly use everyday things and 'turn' them to something else and play. For example, he will open up hard cover books and place them on the floor like tents and claimed that there are many tents and houses! Once he did that with over 20 books all over the floor! Lately, he will take a bundle of colour pencils and use them to lift up a table calendar (shaped like a triangle) and claimed that the balloons are lifting up the house and flying away! (He has been watching UP). He likes pretend play more now and getting very imaginative. He has been playing with alot of cars, garages and pumping petrol.

Food - Eats alot till I have to control his food intake! :)

Habits - Loves to stick himself to us when he sleeps! He likes his body touching ours and will always request that I hug him to sleep (loves it). He has this really weird habit when he goes to sleep, he must touch a pillow with a very smooth pillow case!! He will keep touching it and feeling the smoothness of the surface before drifting to sleep. :)
Still takes a nap daily and it's between 2 to 2.5 hours each.

Temper - Can be very bad temper but usually controllable. He likes to grunt and jump when upset. At times like a Red Indian moving around a camp fire! Hahaha..

He is also sociable and will play with other kids easily.
Totally not shy and way too active.

Phobia - He still has a phobia of very loud or noisy sound and still dislike very crowded places especially with alot of adults.

Leader Material...

Had another chat with Reese's teachers on Thursday. This is what I was told.

He doesn't like group time. (Requires them to sit together in a circle and do singing and some other things together. He only sings and do actions for songs he likes. At times he will asked to go to the 'Thinking Chair' and then throw tantrum!

He now plays with other children and teacher commented that he is the leader type (I was surprised and happy). He likes others to follow what he does rather than he follow others.

As for learning, has to be done at his own terms! Teacher said he is different from other children because for others, when teacher tells them to come sit with a teacher to learn they will obey but Reese will not and he will grunt!

Looks like Reese IS quite different from the children at school! So far, he is the most hyper and will only do things at his own terms. *headache*

Hope he will settle in school well and start behaving like a student! Hehehe....

Friday, February 26, 2010

If You Give A Mom A Muffin

If You Give A Mom A Muffin - Original Author Unknown

If you give a mom a muffin, She'll want a cup of coffee to go with it..
She'll pour herself some.
Her three-year-old will spill the coffee.
She'll wipe it up.
Wiping the floor, she'll find dirty socks.
She'll remember she has to do laundry.
When she puts the laundry in the washer,
She'll trip over boots and bump into the freezer.
Bumping into the freezer will remind her she has to plan for supper.
She will get out a pound of hamburger.
She'll look for her cookbook ("101 Things To Do With a Pound of Hamburger").
The cookbook is sitting under a pile of mail.
She will see the phone bill, which is due tomorrow.
She will look for her checkbook.
The check book is in her purse that is being dumped out by her two-year-old.
She'll smell something funny.
She'll change the two year old's diaper.
While she is changing the diaper, the phone will ring.
Her five-year-old will answer and hang up.
She'll remember she wants to phone a friend for coffee.
Thinking of coffee will remind her that she was going to have a cup.
And chances are...

If she has a cup of coffee, her kids will have eaten the muffin that went with it.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Hair cut done right!

For the past few months, we managed to get Reese to have a hair cut by a professional. It wasn't easy but each time was an improvement! Last weekend, we took him to have his hair cut again and I think we have found the perfect solution to get him to sit still and have his hair cut properly. We gave him the Ipod! He was so engrossed with the game that he didn't bother the hair stylist at all (Usually will move around and refuse to let the stylist use the electric shaver!). He sat there and in less than 15 minutes, all done. :)

Sunday, February 07, 2010

Reese has a playroom!

Two tone glow in the dark wall paper (installed when I was pregnant with Reese)

Strong colour combination with simple furniture

We even put up a hot air balloon I bought 2 years ago for Reese

A glow in the dark puzzle completes the room.
Hubby and I bought it while I was pregnant with Reese

Last Saturday I had a sudden urge to turn the 3rd room (previously the maid sleeps here) into Reese's playroom. So we went to IKEA in the evening and got some racks to store some of the things in the room. We also use this room to do our ironing plus store room previously. The next morning, we went to IKEA again and got another rack, bookshelf and a carpet! Then went to a shop in Giza to buy some planet theme wall stickers. After spending half a day, we have a playroom minus the air-cond. The next day, which was FT day, we went to an electrical shop and got an air-cond. Yesterday they came and install the air-cond.

After all the hard work, all three of us are enjoying the room very much. Now I can do ironing without sweating! Still need to work out how to move more of Reese toys into the playroom! There are still half of his toys in the living room! :)

Singing Gong Xi Gong Xi

Singing the CNY song!! He doesn't know Mandarin and yet able to sing the song with weird pronunciation...hahaha...


We will be out of town for 9 days! Yippie....

CNY Party

Last Friday Reese had his first CNY party at school. He wore a CNY outfit and had a lot of fun. Too bad I was not able to join in the fun and only managed to capture a few pics at the end of the party. Some parents told me that I missed out on him singing and the teacher said that he was her star singer that day! Wish I could see it!

Thursday, February 04, 2010

First Month Report

Had a little chat with Reese's teacher at school yesterday. This is what she said of Reese:

1. High level of concentration in what he does. Totally focus.
2. Likes repeating task that he likes.
3. More active than the rest of the kids in his class. (teacher is being kind.. hehehe.. in other words, he is hyper active)
4. Hates to be disturbed while playing/working on a material (various activities displayed on shelf). He will throw super tantrums!
5. Very good in UNDERSTANDING instructions. For example, teacher told him that if he wants to work on a new material, he must ask a teacher to teach him how to do so. He actually will ask before taking a new material to work on.
6. Not so good in OBEYING instructions but controllable.
7. Teacher thinks he is the physical type. Loves physical activities.
8. He does listen to teachers when told that he should think about what he did and be excluded from group activities for a while. He will immediately obey and he hates to be excluded from group activities. Hehehe... kiasu?
9. Teacher thinks that he is not ready for writing (totally ok with me... no hurry)
10. Overall he is good and a bubbly child in class. :)

I am very happy with his progress at school. At least I know he is not destructive and uncontrollable! Another thing I am happy is that so far no bullies in his class! Every time I go and pick Reese, some of his classmates will immediately call out his name and inform him that I am here to pick him up... sweet isn't it? I am really happy.