Friday, 19 December 2014

December progress of my boys

Have I mentioned that ZK is in nursery since 1 December?

His playgroup graduation certificate!

Big boy now :) And big boy says the darnest thing...

Last Sunday, he was around Sito at Mum's place and holding up a tractor with a trolley behind that was filled with tiny balls of paper when the trolley fell over. He told Sito, "You broken [sic] my troublesome truck!" And he had to say it more than once...

And that night, he was watching his videos as usual after his shower when the battery died. "No battery..." And when he saw me on my phone, "妈妈有 battery!" No way, my baby!

A couple of nights ago, he complained of a stomachache during video time. Sito brought ruyi oil in. ZK saw that and said, "I don't like the... smell.." Great, he's looking for words to express himself! In the mornings, we often tell each other "XX smells nice" or "XX is smelly!" around brushing and/or poo poo time. Just this morning, he said I was 臭臭 instead of smelly - my boy is bilingual!

Update 21 Dec 2014:
Oh wait, he had been bilingual for a while. Another example when we passed by a fruit stall:

ZK: Banana! 香蕉!
Papa: Yes, bananas are 香蕉 in Mandarin. What about apples?
ZK: ...
Papa: Apples are...
ZK: Nice!

I have too many photos like this *.*

He has also learnt how to button his shirt since late last month, though the buttons may not be aligned. And the buttons must be the easily accessible type, not the polo shirt type which is too high for him to see.

ZK 钮钮...

And this week, he has been such a good and brave little boy - he went to bed without me next to him! But I must go into the room with him, kiss him and say goodnight before I can leave him alone with ZY. It doesn't work all the time though. Last night, he insisted on our bed. Just now, I had to coax him with our excursion tomorrow.

Sometimes he prefers the floor - with his pillow on his head?!

Just this morning, I decided that it was high time he got off the changing mat. So I got him to stand on the floor below the changing mat and hold his hands against the cabinet while I wiped his poo poo. While I was doing that, he undid the child lock of the cabinet! Ah well... At least he understands when I tell him not to do certain things, like opening forbidden cabinets.

Oh, one thing I'm quite happy about - he seems to be discovering books... One morning late last month, I was nursing ZY, I think, when he picked up the childcare magazine and went, "So many 姐姐" :)

Actually, there was only one 姐姐 on that page *.*

Reading his magazine

Later, he found another copy of the magazine - cos the centre put one in each child's bag - and said they were the same!

He's also very naughty - nowadays he likes to grab whatever ZY has in his hands! And the funny thing is, when we asked him to give ZY a toy at Mother's place, he gave him a toy that he obviously thought was 不好玩的 *.*

Poor ZY was none the wiser!

I like to take off my clothes and irritate Mama! Hiak!

The other day, he was drawing all over his limbs so I decided to be naughtier - I took the pen over and made a kitty out of him :p

The cutest kitty ever

When he's naughty, sometimes he'll say that he should "stay in the corner". One day, he said just that and went into the room for 10 seconds and came out. I went in to check and this greeted me:

Lion was implicated *.*

And sometimes he acts like a baby... He follows us up to the infant area every day. It's quite funny to see him play alongside the little babies. I just hope he doesn't snatch toys away from any one of them *.*

On the floor with Hannah's sister, Naomi, who is older than ZY

But I must say he can be a sweet brother sometimes. He pretty much ignores ZY but when he feels like it, he will sayang him and even play with him.

Brothers side by side

Heh, ZY wasn't looking very happy then! But that morning was great fun :) The following weekend, he remembered lying on the mat with ZY and asked to do the same again by demonstrating the pose on his bed!

ZY likes to be with his brother though. He's always looking at ZK play whenever he's within his sight. And he can get very excited, kicking his legs about and smiling widely.

Yeah, I'm sitting with 哥哥!

At first, I was wondering whether ZK suddenly wanted to practise his "two" but I soon realised he was trying to "twist"! But that forlorn expression was such a mismatch with "twist"!!

Thanks to photo check-in at the centre, I get a lot of photos with ZY!


Hmm, does he look like me here??

Actually, I wanted to include the photo above to show my auntie look - check out ZY's orange hanky in my bra strap, ha! And suddenly, I thought ZY looked a lot like me here! Sito said I have that look.

Oh yes, and I have a new hairstyle - I decided on the length and let my stylist decide on everything else, and he was good! Love my new look :)

Just pure cuteness!!! Mama is so smitten @.@

Nowadays, he likes to sit and play. He had such fun on Sunday when he played with ZK's big car! One Saturday while I was out doing my pedicure, Papa let him half-sit half-lie down on the bed to play with a rattle.

Because Papa wants to play too :p

Dancing to a song he recognises from ZK's concert

(Please forgive my daikon ashi....!)

We also put him in the baby chair for the first time on 12 Dec 2014. He wasn't very upright but he was supported by the chair. Gave him toys to play but he didn't mouth them. He doesn't seem very keen on food, unlike ZK at this age.. ZK started solids at five months and a half. I'll wait until ZY turns full six months before introducing solids.

Not hungry?

And ZY gave me a nice surprise in the early hours of 14 Dec - I heard noises from his room, turned on the video and found him on his belly!! But besides that, we haven't seen him really flip yet...

So, ZY has been waking up lots to nurse at night for the past few weeks. A pacifier just won't do the trick, unlike for ZK, sighs... So I haven't managed to store milk at night or in the morning cos my boobs are all flat! But last night, he only woke to drink once and I woke suddenly to find that it was already 6.10 am and - I have extra milk to store!! Let's see if this marks a turning point in his sleep pattern...

And now, Christmas is coming! Last Sunday while ZY was on the baby gym early in the morning, I tried to do a little Christmas craft with ZK but he was so preoccupied with his phone :(

ZK pressed on only two balls of blu-tack

And this morning, he tore out a candy cane!!

But at least he was - kind of - willing to pose with the tree...

Mama is taking photos AGAIN... Shall I be naughty? I shall be CUTE!

Merry merry Christmas from Clan Sito! :)

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