Blow bubbles on the hand!! Too afraid of blowing on the water
Taking turn to jump but when it is his turn he goes to the back againSamuel going under water
Enjoys kicking the water
- height = ?
- weight = ?
- likes to ask us how to spell this and that
- needs to be fed, else will not eat
- can only be fed by daddy or mummy, else take about 2hours to finish
- still likes to keep food in the mouth
- appetite still the same, 2 meals, 1 snack, drinks 3x a day
- started swimming but afraid of going under water or blowing bubbles
- extremely shy
- started to be afraid of sounds again
- can recognise alot of words
- likes to draw, colour, write, trace and read
- clean freak, will make alot of noise even with a single dot of dirt
- a perfectionist, if he did something not within his expectations, he will redo it again, if he still can't do it to his expectations, he will want us to help, else he will cry
Look at the birthday card both my children did. Daddy has been spending time with Samuel and Jesse to create a birthday card for me.
For the past few years, daddy gave mummy a birthday card on their behalf. But this year, Samuel and Jesse actually did the card for me! Credit goes to daddy. Thank you again daddy!
A birthday card :)
No wrappers, just a box
Louis Vuitton Mini Lin Samur Ebene
A Louis Vuitton handbag. I was actually choosing between this and the other LV handbag when we were in Hong Kong last December. Daddy offered me both the handbags but I decided to take the other one.
Daddy knows I had a tough time choosing between the two, so he quietly ordered the handbag through a friend who went to Singapore recently, to get it for my birthday. How thoughtful of him. Thank you so much daddy!
Family Photo, Birthday Dinner in Swensens
Samuel giving mummy her birthday kiss
Jesse giving mummy her birthday kiss
Samuel and mummy pretending to be angry (at dinner)
Sourdough 49ers Beef
Samuel's chicken mushroom pizza
Mummy's black pepper seafood pasta
Ice cream dessert (topless 5)
Samuel smiling while watching "Enchanted"
In one part of the movie, it actually talks/sings about "How do you know that you love her?". It is simply and innocent feeling so strong that you know... you love her...
Daddy recently feels so much in love with mummy that he could be singing the song over and over again for mummy. (Which will make Samuel smile and laugh)
If there is a happily ever after, daddy and mummy certainly wants to be the first person to have it. :)
If my previous maid see the mess above, she will definitely scold and nag both Samuel and Jesse.
No matter how good this temp maid is, we are not allowed to take her as our full time maid as she has been transfered once before. The law here doesn't allow a maid to transfer twice within 2 years. I still have to wait for another new replacement full time maid.
Does your child play during meals? Do they sit still during meals? One of the reasons our maid leaves us is because our children are too difficult to handle. They do not listen and do not sit still when she tries to feed them.
Today, Jesse looks even cuter. She has more ponies and plats. My temporary maid is definately better in looking after my children than the previous one. My previous maid has been with us for 6 weeks and she has not even tied Jesse's hair once.
Samuel's motor skills are not very good. But he has improved alot this year. From not be able to hold the pencil properly to being able to write.
He has been very good at tracing and we were very surprised he can write some alphabelts without tracing. He can write "Samuel" all by himself.
3 months ago, he still can't write 1-9 by himself. But lately about 1 month ago, he is able to write numbers. Although sometimes after few times of writing the numbers, he got confused. Usually he got it right the first attempt.
Sometimes he gets mixed up 2 with S or the other way (mirror image) or his 3 can be a mirror image. Sometimes he writes his name 2amuel instead of Samuel.
I have always like to tie Jesse's hair but she doesnt like me to do so. Most of the time, in between, I will give up because she struggles when I try to tie her hair.
This afternoon when I went back for lunch, I was suprised till I have forgotten to take her photo.
When I came back from work, her hairstyle looks even cuter. She has 2 little pony tails and 2 plats. The temporary maid manage to tie her hair so neatly.
After so many things that we have been through over the past 2 weeks, it has helped us to grow closer together.
Daddy and mummy has made it our first priority to be home with our family the moment we can.
With everything that we have, it means nothing without a complete family. Both Samuel and Jesse has been feeling insecure due to the happenings these few weeks.
Samuel recently started to be afraid of alot of things again. Especially when it rains, when there is thunder and even when he sees his own shadow when he is in his room alone. He will run to daddy and mummy's room to seek comfort.
Jesse has been extremely clingy to mummy, she has also started to be closer to daddy. Every little things that she does to get daddy's attention makes daddy melt like a lighted candle.
While both Samuel and Jesse finds comfort by hugging both daddy and mummy, it has become contagious and we started hugging each other more. Daddy finds himself more in love with mummy which makes mummy happy too.
Eventhough we do not spend alot of time together each day, we can still see the joy in the eyes of Samuel and Jesse having daddy and mummy around.
It is in these challenging times that we start to grow closer in love.. amazing phase of life that God has allowed us to go through. :)
Jesse joins Samuel dancing and singing
Daddy and mummy ran out of the room while Jesse was not looking and attended the 1st morning liturgical service.
When daddy and mummy went to peep on both Samuel and Jesse, they have already started their colouring and handycraft work.
After that, daddy and mummy left them there to let them continue enjoying their sunday school.Once sunday school finishes, mummy went to bring both Samuel and Jesse to daddy and we all left church.
Jesse turns 15 months on 11/04/08. A little update on her development.
- Height – 79 cm
- Weight – 10.3kg
- Teeth - 4 upper & 4 bottom
- Lost of appetite probably due to teething
- Very demanding and is a "chilli padi"
- Show tantrum by kicking her legs
- Extra clingy to mummy
- Loves to watch Barney
- Can be a bully to kor kor (pinch, slap, pull)
- Will sayang kor kor if he cries
- Loves to on and off switches, play with remote controllers and phones
- Afraid of phone ringing
- Will request to be carried to look through the window when she hears bird chirpings or when she hears daddy's/mummy's car
- Speech development still abit slow
- Takes 2 naps a day -morning and afternoon
- Has reduced her milk intake of 6oz to 5oz in daytime
- Still wake up middle of the night to drink
Samuel feeding a calf
Calf drinking milk from a baby bottle
After that, they walked over to the other side to see the cows being sprayed with small sprinkles of water. This is to keep the cows cooling as in this tropical weather, the cows will be very very hot. Here, teacher Caroline showed the children how to feed the cows. Samuel happily had his turn to feed the cows too.
Samuel feeding the cows
After which, Samuel and his friends went to an area and had a refreshing fresh strawberry milk.
Samuel enjoying his strawberry milk
Samuel came out of and took some photos with mummy.
After that, daddy and mummy left and Samuel went back to the buses and went to the beach, the polo club stables and then back to school.
It was raining at 11pm. Samuel woke up crying looking for us.
S : Mummy, daddy.... Samuel's scared. I want daddy sleep with Samuel. (mummy was sleeping)
D : Ok ok... don't worry, Samuel. Daddy will sleep with Samuel.
At 1am, daddy came back to our room
It rain again at 5am. He wakes up crying again. Mummy went and sleep with him. At 7am, he woke up.
S : Mummy, I want milk.
M : Go ask kakak Nani for milk.
S : No more raining already.
M : Ya... go and ask kakak for milk
He went out of his room shouting for kakak to make milk for him then came back to the room.
S : Mummy, no more raining. Can you please go away.
M : *roll eyes*
He wants us only when he's afraid, else he chase us away!
Jesse in the float
Mummy & Jesse enjoying
We wanted to enrol "Baby And Me" swimming classes for Samuel when he was a baby, but we did not manage to. This time, I was very excited to put Jesse in Baby and Me swimming classes.
Last Sunday was our 1st class. The class started at 530pm while Samuel's swimming lesson was at 430pm. When we arrived there, Jesse was afraid. She wanted to cry when I brought her near the pool.
After sometime, she felt more secure and started to request to walk around the pool. When it was time for her class, I carried her down the pool.
Initally she was afraid and made alot of noise. But in no time, she overcomed her fear and started to enjoy herself in the pool. She kicked and splashed the water. Both mummy and Jesse enjoyed the class very much.
Baby and Me classes are more expensive than Samuel's classes. We paid $20 for registration and $100 for 8 lessons. Still reasonable.