Monday, December 21, 2009
Lleyton had taken his passport photo at almost the same time 2 years back.. which a piece of cloth nappy was used to create the white background (a requirement by ICA).
Just received the approval from ICA after 3 days of application, and Leanne and Mummy will be collecting their passports tomorrow! Time to zoom off to somewhere...
Sunday, December 20, 2009
Another learning milestone for Lleyton is his demonstration of some bowel control, or notification. He is now beginning to be able to inform Mummy of his intention to "poo poo", such that he can be rushed on to the potty in time. He has successfully done that several times lately.
Sunday...same events, swimming and potty training for Lleyton. In addition, Daddy brought Mummy and Lleyton for Badminton, but Lleyton is really too young for the game, as he could only managed to drag the rackets over the floor, or use them like golf clubs to hit the shuttlecocks lying on the floor. Daddy's assessment: Lleyton is too young for badminton, better to focus on golf and swimming for now.
Lleyton had a field day out today, as he was fairly willing to pose for the camera...here are some of his poses.
Saturday, December 12, 2009
Mummy couldn't catch a good view of him initially as he was placed right at the back of the stage. But when she could, Lleyton seemed to have spotted her and was looking at the direction of her camera instead on focusing on the dance.
The next clip showed Lleyton standing at a fixed spot without any actions. Catch the last few seconds of the clip whereby he walked over to the end of the stage to find a good spot to do the "all fall down" action!
Lleyton clapping and stamping to the music:
Lleyton's solo performance! Last one left on stage...
Thursday, December 3, 2009
Meanwhile, Mummy had a pretty uneventful week at home with Lleyton and Leanne. Every morning and evening , Ah Gong will kindly drop by to babysit Leanne while Mummy fetches Lleyton to and from school. At about 7.30pm, Daddy will come on Skype to do a quick 10 min video chat with Mummy and Lleyton / Leanne. The rest of the evening will be spent in the living room, watching TV and playing. At about 9, Mummy and the two kids will proceed to the bedroom while she watches them sleep.
Over in the States, Daddy seemed to have done quite a considerable amount of shopping from the factory outlets.. coach, gymboree, polo ralph, hard rock etc. It's a pity that Desitin Creamy (diaper rash cream) over there is no longer as cheap as it used to be.
Lleyton will be having his school concert tomorrow and he is now sleeping soundly. While he must be dreaming of his dances that he is performing, Mummy is going to dream of her Coach bags which Daddy will bring back from the States. :)
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
He had a few attempts at it but was not able to pedal hard enough to move the tricycle forward. He probably needs a few more training sessions to get the hang of it.
Meanwhile, Leanne was enjoying the scenery and the breeze in the garden for about an hour, while Lleyton gor-gor continued to "work out" in the fitness corner.
Look at how comfortable she is in her car seat and rocking high-chair.
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Friday, November 13, 2009
Here's the list:
2) Sesame oil
3) Soy Sauce
11) Fresh milk
12) Bread and cereals
Noticed that most of these ingredients are mainly to accomodate Lleyton's diet. Recently, he prefers to having rice with soup rather than his usual porridge. Hope the family can find some time on Sunday to make a trip out to get all the groceries to last for the next whole week.
Today, Mummy already had in mind what to cook for lunch and dinner - Japanese Curry Rice. While carrying Leanne in her arms, she verbally told the domestic helper to prepare the ingredients and the step-by-step instructions on how to cook. Both had a simple version of that for lunch and will whip up more side dishes for Daddy's dinner later in the day.
Mummy will also get her day off to meet up with her girlfriends for dinner. Yay! She will be bringing Lleyton along while Daddy has kindly agreed to babysit Leanne for the evening. Great for Father-and-daughter's bonding.
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Ok.. the first day of "freedom" was disastrous! Without Grandma around to help, Mummy suddenly felt so lost, no knowing when she should take her shower and her meals. Of course, the timing should revolve around Leanne but she was so unpredictable!
Needing a solution, Mummy decided to put the MIM sling to good use as it could at least freed up her hands to do some simple stuff. After great efforts trying to put Leanne to sleep, this girl finally took a nap in the sling. That was when Mummy managed to take a quick shower and her lunch.
For the rest of the afternoon, Leanne just refused to nap, either requesting to be latched on or be carried. Mummy thought it may be a good idea to stroll to the nearby mall to buy some stuff and also dinner for all. Leanne was probably not used to the spacious stroller that was used for the first time. Upon reaching the mall, she started wailing loudly at the payment counter. A "kind" auntie attempted to touch her. Upon seeing her intention to pacify Leanne, Mummy responded that it was ok and she could handle. This auntie suddenly turned "crazy" and started using vulgarities to scold Mummy, claiming that she should thank her. As the auntie was making a nuisance of herself at the mall, Mummy quickly apologise and "thank her" and make her way out of the shop before things turned unpleasant. After giving Leanne a comfort feed at the nearest nursing room, Leanne was happy and awake when they made their way home. It was indeed a demoralising first attempt for Mummy to bring baby out by herself.
Daddy and Lleyton reached home at around 5.30pm. Mummy quickly took her dinner with them (and Leanne in sling) and settled down for the evening as Daddy left for his class.
On the actual day, Daddy, Mummy and Leanne went around a few locations to distribute the first month cakes to colleagues and friends.
Here's baby Leanne on her first month!
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
As she is approaching one month old, she started to develop more distinctive "girly" features and characteristics. Some proofs as captured here:
Monday, October 26, 2009
Next, his cousins made their weekly visit, this time to Lleyton's residence since Mummy is still in confinement. It was all rowdy and hostile between the 2 boys as they loved to "fight" over the new toys. Daddy found a good solution: