I've written before that I'd missed Aidan's baby days. However, his toddler days can be really fun too. And it's really interesting to see how much he's learning and absorbing by virtual of habit or just by observing what we do.
For example, just before his bedtime at night, he'll usually have his last bottle of milk. And before that, a nice warm bathe to soothe him down after a day of play. After he is all powdered and changed into his pjs, he'll walk into the bedroom immediately, climbs into bed, starts hugging his piggy and waits impatiently for his milk. He'll then drink his milk on his own as we dim the lights and leave the room. Previously, I would return to the room after 'argak-ing' when he will finish his milk, remove the bottle from where he left it, make him drink some water [to sorta cleanse his mouth], and put him back and tuck him into bed and sometimes, I will nurse him to sleep. But now that he's self weaned, he seem to have gotten more proactive.
Now, when I enter the room, he'll be lying there on the bed hugging piggy and when he sees me, he'll immediately take the empty bottle which he'd placed next to him, hold it up & shake it a li' as if to show me that he'd finished his milk, hand it to me, reach out for his bottle of water & drink from it on his own, hand me the bottle after he's done with it and opens his palm for his pacifier in which he'll just put it into his mouth and then lie down on the bed hugging his piggy and snuggle against the pillow..Most of the time he'll fall asleep very easily without me needing me to be there to pat him. There are of coz times when he is still rather hyper..and we'll either sing/read to him or cuddle up with him in bed till he become really mabok and fall into slumberland :)
This may sound like nothing much but it's really cute to see him doing all these things on his own..He has always been an independent boy..not clingy at all and is able to play and entertain himself . It's so fun to see growing and developing well..I love it when he is so open with his affection by giving me big hugs. And I know hubby enjoys the attention he gets from Aidan when he comes back and the li' fella will wrap his arms around his legs that he can't walk at all :P...
heh..yeah..been experimenting with photomerge on photoshop :P..
and here's a daddy/son one too :)