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2011,New Year Resolution_//

Goodbye 2010,Hello 2011!!

It’s the last day of Year 2010.How time flies seriously.Without knowing,we are already at the last day of this year.It will be next year comes tomorrow.Kinda “scared” of the way time goes actually.Imagine myself giving birth to Adelle just last year,yes it’s just last year only.When next year comes,I will be saying,Adelle was born 2 years back.The year before last year.*Gosh*

Each time when December comes,I tend to feel quite worried yet happy.Why so?Worried in a way that I’m afraid of how the time goes.Happy of course,each of us had grown older with more mature thinking whereby we had our little one with us compared to those days when we were young and single.

Now,my main focus is the young one.One of my New Year Resolution was to train Adelle in a way she should go.Seriously,training is important each time I see how Adelle wanna get what she wants.It needs a little training to make her understand of certain things.This is one of my resolution.

Let me put a list of next year,2011 Resolution here,

1.Making our family of 3 a joyful life yearly.

2.Train Adelle in a way she should go.

3.Start looking for a job comes end of next year.

4.Register Adelle in my dream kindergarten(yes,it’s kindergarten and not childcare which I don’t fancy)by collecting the registration forms beginning of next year.

5.Build up the learning foundation well for Adelle before she starts her Pre-Nursery in a Kindergarten.

6.To get a policy for Adelle as her education fund 18years later.

7.We decided to have baby #2 as well.Hopefully in time for a bunny baby.(I wanna get everything done before getting back to work,so that I don’t have to bear the Morning Sickness while working!!)

These are the Mew Year Resolution of mine,so have you set yours???

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Training Adelle in Domestic Play_//

This piece of Birthday cake for Adelle to poke the various accessories and candles into the hole is good for both eye and hand coordination.

Adelle looks like she is ready to cut the Birthday cake

There it goes,a piece of the cake

It looks like this before putting the candles and accessories into the hole on the cake

After Adelle had finished placing all the stuff,it looks like this

Happy Adelle playing with her new toy-The trolley of groceries

The trolley of groceries(Train Adelle the theme of Supermarket)

These 2 toys which I find it a must to purchase it for Adelle many months back and yet to find a suitable one until today!!!Let me give a brief introduction of the 2 toys which Adelle had.The Birthday cake toy.Well,I find such activity good in a way that it trains the child of eye and hand coordination.Uses her eye to look at the hole,hand to hold the stuff ,aim and poke.Gives her the patient to try things slowly yet get it done in no time.She loves it and tried to finish putting almost all the items into the holes found on the cake.We use this for our Pre-Schoolers last time.The only difference was I had started Adelle in learning this earlier just because I wanna give the Pre-Sch teacher lesser “problems”So it’s almost perfect if I can get Adelle to learn all these that she will get to learn in Kindergarten earlier,so that she will have no problem with such skills.

It’s a no no “Kiasu” scene.It’s more like helping the teacher to lighten her burden.Imagine she has 20 over students with none of the students know any basic learns.If out of these 20 students,1 student or 2 is able to understand this just before she teaches,it will mean lesser teaching on this 1-2 students where she can put in the energy and effort on other students.This is our thoughts as ex-Pre Sch educators.(My Mother-in-law who is an ex-Pre Sch Educator as well, agrees with this belief)

This trolley of groceries is an interesting game and learning as well.What I intend to do was to try doing up a corner,pasted some Supermarket pictures(if I can find any),place the groceries accordingly to fruits,veggie,dried food etc as seen in the trolley above,train Adelle what are fruits,veggie,can food etc,get her to pick and drop into the trolley.

This is one thing I can train her.Another was to place a cash register(which I intend to get soon),push the trolley and do payment just like how she had seen us doing so in NTUC.And mind you,this is what Pre-Sch call it as Domestic Play.Is a kind of play to imagine herself doing the work as she had seen in the Supermarket.The only diff was that these are all toys and not real life.So going to the Supermarket,introducing to her the various groceries seen there is real important.

Remember,Pre-Sch tends to let the kids to interact with their peers this way thou.By Domestic play,they get to have interaction with their friends,doing imaginary play is one good way to train and build up their confidence.

As Adelle had been half trained with cookery set.Yes,she knows how to put the pot of chicken onto the stove and start cooking.Again,I had taught her this,so that she will know what is the meaning of cooking.So the theme on washing/ironing,Supermarket,Cookery,Bakery etc are the various Domestic Play often found in the different corners in Kindergarten.

So,start early in teaching the child this often helps just before he or she steps into Pre-School life!!!

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Our little girl,Adelle_//

Adelle

Smiley Adelle

Cheeky Adelle

Playful Adelle

Various Actions given by Adelle

Adelle helps to keep the laundry

Adelle is no longer the little baby.She had grown up to be a little toddler and in another year to go,she will be a Pre-Schooler!!How time flies without knowing.I had come this far,keeping track of her growing moment everyday,every week and every month.It seems so much interesting to have read the previous entries to see how much she had grown.This online diary of mine keeps real good tracking of my pregnancy of Adelle till she is an infant and now a toddler.It had never fail to do up every entries almost every other day.

Of course,thanks to the camera which I had whereby I had always make it a point to bring it with me everywhere I go.In this way,I can snap every little things of Adelle and have it posted on this diary of mine.It keeps me ongoing every time.

Even for lunch today,I had decided not to give her porridge as she had enough of porridge for lunch everyday.I tried something different,that was the use the normal potato and had it steamed and mashed a little as one of the dish,the stir fry egg as another.Of course,I wanna use back the Avent Steamer cum Blender which I had longed store in the cupboard(was left unused for a couple of months,this steamer cum blender was useful to me when Adelle first started her solid in her 6mths of age till 13months.),who knows this Avent steamer cum blender which I had used for more than 6months became “useless” today!!!It’s no longer working after storing in the cupboard for quite a while.Ever since Adelle can take not much mashy food,I had store this useful steamer cum blender aside.But who knows when I start to use it today,it’s gone forever.The daddy suggested that we should get one again next time since it’s so useful for mashy food when the child starts the very first mashy solid food.

Two videos were attached to this blog entry.One video was to show how Adelle shows her various Actions when told.

1.How do you cry?

2.How do you laugh?

3.How do you clean yourself?

4.How do you wash your hair?

5.How do you drink?

6.How do you eat?

She knows her actions pretty well.I’m thinking to include more of such Actions for her to learn beside these 6 actions which she knows of.The other video was how she helped to keep the laundry when the instruction was given by the daddy.From the service yard,she walked to her room,holding the laundry and placed it on her playmat for the parents to fold it later on.Learning of having the interest of doing housework starts young.Beside this,she loves to throw the rubbish into the bin for us each time she was told to.

Stay tune!!

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Merry Xmas 2010

Merry xmas 2010(At Sister lovenest)

Merry xmas 2010(With the nicey lamp on at the side)

Merry xmas 2010(A photo with my sister and daughter)

Merry xmas 2010

Merry xmas 2010(Adelle with her maternal grandma)

Merry xmas 2010(Adelle with her Ning yiyi)

Merry xmas 2010(The 2 sisters)

Merry xmas 2010

Merry xmas 2010(I like her kitchen!!!)

Merry xmas 2010

Merry xmas 2010

Merry xmas 2010

Merry xmas 2010

Merry xmas 2010

Merry xmas 2010(The goodies bags which my sister prepared for all)

Merry xmas 2010

Merry xmas 2010

Merry xmas 2010(The sisters and mum,full force)

Merry xmas 2010(The 2 son-in-laws)

Merry xmas 2010

Merry xmas 2010

Merry xmas 2010

Merry xmas 2010

Merry xmas 2010

Merry xmas 2010(I like my sister walk-in-wardrobe)

Merry xmas 2010

Merry xmas 2010

Merry xmas 2010(That’s her study area)

Merry xmas 2010

Merry xmas 2010

Merry xmas 2010

Merry xmas 2010

Merry xmas 2010

Merry xmas 2010

Merry xmas 2010

Merry xmas 2010

Merry xmas 2010

Merry xmas 2010

Merry xmas 2010

Merry xmas 2010

Merry xmas 2010

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Merry xmas 2010

Merry xmas 2010(Hui has a present for dear)

Merry xmas 2010

Merry xmas 2010(I have a present for my mum)

Merry xmas 2010

Merry xmas 2010(My mum has a present for my sister)

Merry xmas 2010

Merry xmas 2010(My sister has a present for my lil sister)

Merry xmas 2010

Merry xmas 2010(My brother in law has a present for me)

Merry xmas 2010

Merry xmas 2010(Dear has a present for my brother in law)

Merry xmas 2010(Adelle had a present from Hui yiyi and her boyfriend)

Merry xmas 2010(All getting excited)

Merry xmas 2010(Looking at Adelle present)

Merry xmas 2010(Adelle present is the large carebear which she simply loves it that much!!)

Merry xmas 2010

Merry xmas 2010

Merry xmas 2010

Merry xmas 2010

Merry xmas 2010

Merry xmas 2010

Merry xmas 2010(Adelle had a goodies bag as well)

It’s Christmas Day,before I get started,let me wish all relatives,friends and my dear readers a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!Well,We had this invitation from my dear sister to celebrate this Christmas over at her new home.Her nicely renovated place is the best seen as compared to other relatives or even my own place.It’s look almost like a hotel even if it’s “services” .

It was so nice that we can’t help taking more photographs there.It’s all about snapping here and there during this season as well as her newly renovated place.Even Adelle was super curious with what we were doing and almost love to “go round” playing along with us.We ordered certain food like Pizza(our duty),Chicken wings(Ning and her hubby),Log cake(Hui’s duty) and fruits(which my mum prepared).The celebration often ended with tons of laughter and happiness!!

Meanwhile,we do have gifts exchange.As seen on the photos above that we know who is suppose to get the present for whoever.Each of us had a present to give away while we get back one gift as well.Adelle had a gift too!This one was given by Hui and her boyfriend.It’s a huge red care bear which I can say Adelle loves it that much that she kept hugging on to the bear.Just because she loves BEAR!!!!This was the reason why she called Bear first instead of daddy and mummy.*smile*

Nevertheless,we spend a whole 6hours there.The feeling for such get together gathering often brings joy and laughter to the family.I hope for such activities which the next one will be on Chinese New Year.(Gathering at my place for steamboat!!!)Stay tune!

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It's Dong Zhi(冬至),meaning everyone grow older by a year_//

2nd year of “Dong Zhi” comes Adelle with a new hair style.

The soup base with honey rock sugar and pandan leaves

The pre packed “Tang Yuan”

Another pot to cook the Tang Yuan

It’s “Dong Zhi”(冬至),a festival that Chinese believed that we get a year older by drinking this “Tang Yuan during this season.It means reunion as well.So I gonna make this “Tang Yuan” for praying purpose as well.As I’m not in a good condition to make the dough of Tang Yuan on my own,therefore I gotten the Pre-packed from Shop N Save when I saw it yesterday.

All I need was just the Pre-Packed Tang Yuan,some Pandan Leaves,some honey rock sugar will do the trick.What I did was to boil the soup base with pandan leaves and honey rock sugar in a pot.When the soup is almost done,I’ll get another pot to boil up the Tang Yuan separately before putting it into the bowl and pour over the soup base.

Of course upon doing so,Adelle was walking up and down the kitchen,looking at what I’m doing.I’m kinda afraid that she might disturb me and makes me uneasy in preparing all these.But again,she didn’t.She was just walking around,playing around on her own and was curious of what I’m doing.

It’s her 2nd year celebrating “Dong Zhi” with us.Last year,being a 5months old infant,she was just lying down on her playpen,playing on her own.This year,she is able to walk around the whole house,looking at what I’m doing.

Had tied up her hair.It looks kinda interesting doing so.All right,Mummy shall let Adelle keep long hair so that I can tie many pretty hair style for her just like how I had tied my young cousin hair whenever she goes for school during her kindergarten years.I love to tie different type of hair style,so I shall do just that for Adelle when her hair grows longer.

As her hair is not long enough to tie different type of hair style.I shall wait till it’s long enough.Meanwhile,I hope that her hair grows quicker!!!

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Northpoint encountered_//

Adelle looks like a Santarina

She didn’t know that Ah hui yi yi had put a christmas hat on her hair.

Adelle

Trying out the nursing/diaper changing room at Northpoint

Supposedly to take a shot with “kok kok” Linus

A much better shot with “kok kok” Linus,a pity “kok kok” Wallace is not in the picture

We decided to meet up today with the 2 nephews which my mum babysit from young till now.(My cousin’s children)Had a strong bonding built ever since my mum took care of them till now.So we decided to meet up today with both nephews,Wallace and Linus and together with Hui’s as well.

The location wise,had decided on Northpoint mainly because from Bukit Panjang,they can take a bus service of 171(direct bus) to Northpoint without the need to change to another bus while for me,I just need to take NEL to Serangoon and change to the Circle Line for 2 stops before reaching Bishan and change to the North South Line.It seems that I need to change more train service lines,but it’s less than 10 stops before I reach Yishun station.In Sengkang,there is actually one bus service 965 to Yishun Interchange.Why I don’t wanna take the bus service was because I’m pushing a stroller,it gets easier for me to board a train than taking a bus there.Beside,it’s just 8mins walking distance away from my home to Buangkok station.

We chatted and eat most of the time there.On and off,such gathering is most heartwarming in life.I love such meet up and chat with the boys.This showed how I had missed bringing Adelle from Sengkang to Bukit Panjang(our old place) no matter how far the distance can get.I simply love to bring Adelle there during the day time,chat and play around with the boys till evening comes before meeting dear in Woodlands after his work.Such feeling was never to come back again.So I longed for such meet up.Plus my 2 nephews simply love to play around with Adelle.They seems to have this little fate with Adelle,while Adelle who loves boys simply play along with them non stop.

We stayed for as long as 5hours there.It was a tiring one before we decided to head home by 545pm.Since dear is knocking off anytime,I had decided to take the train down to Compasspoint and meet him there for dinner and to get mum’s christmas gift for exchange this Sat.By the time we reached home,it’s already 830pm.Adelle was in her dreamland by 925pm,she was too tired after a long day out.

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Our trip to Orchard & Changi Airport_//

Adelle over at the playground in T3

Adelle over at the playground in T3

Adelle over at the playground in T3

Adelle over at the playground in T3

Adelle over at the playground in T3

Adelle over at the playground in T3

Adelle over at the playground in T3

Awaiting to start eating at Astons

Let’s get started!!!

My 3rd try on western food from Astons

My set

Dear’s set

Father in law set of dinner

Mother in law set of dinner

Yes,we went out the whole day from 10am till 730pm.It was a long day out for all of us and I was so tired that I fell asleep by 9pm.Anyway the day out was a fulfilling one,as we get to “achieve” what we want to for the day.

We managed to catch the train down to Orchard Road and decided to do the last min shopping on the Christmas gift exchange comes this Saturday at my sister dearest place.Seriously,on the weekends we can see the big crowds in Orchard Road,but then yesterday encounter was a “scary one”.Why so?We can hardly squeeze from one place to another.Was it due to this season that explain the reason why?Nevertheless,our intention is not to stay the whole day there.We just wanna grab our stuff and leave.Even if it’s just 2plus in the afternoon,the train station is already crowds with people which we can hardly board the train.Oh my,I shall avoid coming to this crowded place during Christmas next year.

As Adelle gets to see her paternal grandparents weekly at our place.Since we were out,so we might as well meet them outside.So,we decided on Changi Airport as my parents in law loves this place as much as we do.(We used to hang out there before we got married)So Adelle gets to play with this indoor playground located at T3.Initially there was 3 other kids playing around.After a while,it was left with just Adelle for the whole playground.She loves it,and kept climbing up and down the slide.Of course,the grandparents were the ones who entertain her during this period of time.

Adelle was pretty curious with the surrounding.The viewing mall for T1 is ready!!And I tell u,it was real nice and spacious.Something which we like was,it was not as crowded as the ones at T2 and T3.It was very quiet there where Adelle walks around and saw a couple of flights taking off during that time.Of course,my mother in law explains all these details to Adelle.In this way,Adelle learns too.

It’s dinner time and we decided to have the western food from Astons.This restaurant was newly opened at T1.It’s my 3rd try on this western food and always longed for coming back for more.It was damn yummy I would say and  I had one big plate for dinner.Of course,Adelle gets to eat a bit of rice,fish,carrots.The very first time she try on such solid food which is dry,totally no soup or soupy form of rice.Initially was worried if she can take it,but she proved me wrong.She can!!!Perhaps,I should try this more on her in the near future.

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Art & Craft:Drawing_//

Adelle,just after her craft

The girl who didn’t concentrate

Busy watching the Television while doing her craft

She simply loves GREEN!!!!

Adelle had never fail to melt our hearts each time we did any activities with her.She always give us the greatest joy in her.Even when it comes to craft work,she will be so “anxious” to start one no doubt she is still not showing much interest in Art & Craft.She wanna play along for a few second before she gets bored with craft work.Same thing goes for this drawing .

Again,we know that scribbling is one good activity for the toddlers at this age.Because when they learn how to scribble,it means using their fingers to grip and grab the crayons.It’s to train their fine motor skill.For Adelle,she don’t have much problem with fine motor skills,it’s her gross motor skills which I thought she might have problem with.Therefore,I do hope to bring her to the playground more often to “interact” with the facilities as well as the little peers there.Yes,she loves little children like herself.She loves to social with them by waving hello when told.As her gross motor skill is not too good,therefore I do hope that the gym work activities with Leapschoolhouse comes 9th Jan for a 8 weeks lessons will do her good.

As I’m not feeling too well,having frequent headache and sleepy most of the time.Therefore,I find it hard to blog nowadays on the weekdays when Adelle nap.Pardon me,I need to rest more in order to get well soon for the stubborn headache which I had and often nap as Adelle nap during the afternoon.So,I’m not able to blog as often as before.I will try to blog and post photos of Adelle as much as I could.It should takes a while for me to recover from this “sickness”,after which I guess I will be back in action again to post as many entries as possible for little Adelle.

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Growing with Adelle is fun and lively_//

The sweetie girl,Adelle

Adelle dreams!!

She loves blocks stacking

What object is Adelle holding?

Y for Yellow?

wow!!!!

Trying to run away after grabbing all she wants

Home with Adelle always give me the sense of happiest.Recently,I’m being attacked by sickness(fell sick twice in a month) which made me give her lesser lesson during the day.I could only play along with her but not able to coach her much.It’s only comes the evening when the daddy is home after work to help me in this.

I love the way Adelle often look into my eyes and tried to give me a kiss out of a sudden.She did this to the daddy as well.Nobody taught her how to do this.She just did it on her own.Adelle loves to call out the word “bear and ball”.Each time she saw the bear anywhere,she will be pointing to us and start calling out the word,BEAR!!I had a feeling that she loves soft toys quite a bit.

Tonight will be the 2nd night which Adelle stay home with me.The daddy wont be home until Thursday night.Seriously,it’s the very 1st time I gonna take care of Adelle on my own for the whole day till night time.Initially I’m pretty worried if I’m able to do it.But again,I had did it for one night,what’s there to be worried of for another 2 more nights to go?If it was the past,I can just pack up and go back to my parents place in Bukit Panjang for a few night stay.But then,ever since my mum had shifted,it’s impossible for me to stay over at her new place as she will not be home during the day.Still misses the old place of ours!!

*Growing with Adelle is forever so fun and lively.She had never fail to make us happy everyday.*

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Adelle turns 17months old_//

Adelle is 17mths old today!!

Adelle is 17mths old today!!

Adelle is 17mths old today!!

Adelle is 17mths old today!!

Adelle is 17mths old today!!

Adelle is 17mths old today!!

Adelle is 17mths old today!!

Adelle is 17mths old today!!

Adelle is 17mths old today!!

Adelle is 17mths old today!!

Adelle is 17mths old today!!

Adelle is 17mths old today!!

Adelle is 17mths old today!!

Adelle is 17mths old today!!

Keeping track of Adelle monthly growing milestone is real important for me.I love doing so.But why?Well,it’s supposedly to mean treasure every moment when the child is young,keeping track of her growing makes me feel great at times.Seeing how much she had developed and what she had learned as well.All these can be done with just keeping a little online diary of mine every days,every weeks,every months.

Now,at 17months old.What had she learned so far?

1.Learned how to pick a book,requested to sit on the lap of either the daddy or mummy so that we can read her a book

2.Knows how to point to the objects whenever the pictures was found on the story book.For eg,she shows table and chair in the book by pointing to her own set in her bedroom,bear in the book,she will point to the bear on the play mat.

3.Knows how to show “Cry and laugh” using her facial expression.

4.Her understanding of most instructions were strong

5.Could pronouns the word bear and ball very well.

6.Still had that “love” to sit on the chair for lesson.

These are basically some of the growing milestones of Adelle which I can think of for now.As I went to my gynae clinic to purchase the iron tablet(due to low blood and often feel giddy during my “monthly affair”)today,Adelle was “welcomed” by both Shirley and Doc Ong.Shirley kept wanna carry Adelle and uses a Christmas deco to trick her in playing.Doc Ong praised Adelle for being a sweetie pie and looks so much different when she was born.

I had this “liking’ and often missed going to Doc Ong clinic to see the nurse and the doc as well.Why so?I believe due to the encounter since 3yrs back till when Adelle was born,we already know one another very well.Is like Doc Ong group of staff and himself are just like our long lost friends thou.So since we are in town,I might as well get the iron tablets from his clinic as I’m running low of it.Hopefully by taking more iron tablet will help to increase my blood count.