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Went down to United Square together with Rachel sonday & li' Ryan to check out some enrichment classes for Aidan. Am still deliberating which one is best suited for him. Can't make up my freaking mind. I know he'll love those 'action-based' classes like Little Gym and Gymboree where he can get to use those gym equipments but personally, I think he is active enough and I've also been letting him 'exercise' frequently by bringing him swimming and to the parks so I'm not that keen to enrol him in those. As for music-based classes like Kindermusik and Rhythm in Me, Aidan doesn't seem to be that interested in music yet..He always end up gumming the musical instruments or finding ways to tear them apart. I won't mind trying out RIM since that's one class I've never brought Aidan for a trial to. Actually, I'm more keen for something that's a mix of mental and physical activities.. Was checking out Growing Up Gifted and thought of bringing Aidan for a trial there. And there's Julia Gabriel to consider too. Oh man, if I am so indecisive just choosing an enrichment class for him, I'll probably be even more gabra when it's time to put him into kindergarten or primary school..

Oh well, I think for the latter kinda actitivies, I'll wait till he's 18 months..and maybe for the next 2 months, I'll let him do something more physically stimulating. Well, at least it'll give me an excuse to go out every week and I know for sure he'll definitely enjoy himself. This li' boy thrives on activities :)

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Aidan was enamoured by the rabbits which was in the glass partition at one of the schools..He tried to reach out to touch them but couldn't becuz of the glass panel in between them. So he just stood there and stare at them, and when the bunnies hopped to the other side, he quickly toddled over too.

I know Aidan ♥ animals. He gets really excited whenever he spots a dog or a cat and always want to be placed on the ground so he can run after them to pat them. I would dearly love to get him a pet but I really doubt I can manage a hyper li' boy and a pet in my apartment.. Cleaning up after him is already so tiring and I'm not about to clear doggy poo too. Oh well, I'll should just let him have his animal fix by bringing him to the zoo or birdpark more.





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For the past week or so, I'd been staying up till quite late. And when I say late, I mean past 3am in the morning. I'll be either surfing the net in the study room or watching some dvds in the living room..And for the past few days, Aidan has been waking up about 3am...He'll groggily walk out of the bedroom, with pacifier in his mouth and clutching li' piggy while searching for me. And when he does find me, he'll reach for me with his hands wide open, asking me to carry/hug him. I'll then stop whatever I'm doing, carry him back to the bed, hug him for a li' while and he'll go back to sleep and I'll fall asleep soon after.

I guess it's his way of telling me that I shouldn't be up so late and to go to bed :)


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ikepod
Apr. 19th, 2004 04:10 pm (UTC)
awwwwww....so sweeet! can imagine loh!
angeliatay
Apr. 19th, 2004 04:23 pm (UTC)
heh..yeah. If he can talk, he'll probably order me to get off the puter and Sleep!
tinymich
Apr. 19th, 2004 04:13 pm (UTC)
Why do you want to put him in enrichment classes?
angeliatay
Apr. 19th, 2004 04:21 pm (UTC)
He gets restless at home..Aidan's quite a hyper child and sometimes, i can tell he's a li' bored with the same toys at home. Moreover, I'm not a very 'on' mom who reads to read regularly or home school him.

These 'enrichment' classes arent stressful for the kids. It's more playtime for them and more often than not, the children enjoys themselves quite a bit becuz it's usually stuff like arts n craft, music sessions or play session involving other kids. Parents gotta be in the classes too so it's not like we won't be involved at all.
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flipover
Apr. 19th, 2004 04:33 pm (UTC)
Wow, seems like a tough choice!
angeliatay
Apr. 19th, 2004 05:09 pm (UTC)
yeah..i think too much lah then end up not signing him for any :P..
blueberrykisses
Apr. 19th, 2004 04:46 pm (UTC)
those bunnies are cute! noticed your subtle r(a) captions. why not get aidan an easy-to-maintain pet like a goldfish?
angeliatay
Apr. 19th, 2004 05:23 pm (UTC)
what r(a) caps? *act blur* hehe

we do have a fish in the house..it's a guppy that managed outlived the rest of his tankmates [including the suckerfish] and aidan does visit him regulary (his name is maxmillian - max for short) in the study room and he goes "isssh isssh" when he sees max :)
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franniebinn
Apr. 19th, 2004 05:28 pm (UTC)
Seriously, you dress him up very well. I like his shirt! (and the sort-of matching bib). He always look less like a toddler when you dress him up. Especially in the polo shirts.

Aiyo. So sweet your boy. :) Where does he sleep? How come he can get up by himself?
angeliatay
Apr. 19th, 2004 05:49 pm (UTC)
heh.i think aidan photographs well too and thats y he looks nice in those tops..and i tend not to dress him up too 'babyish'..

Aidan sleeps with us in the master bedroom..he will just come off the bed by himself (he's been doing that since he was really young)..Quite a garang boy i gotta say..he seldom wakes up n cry..most of the time, he'll look ard for me and if im not there, he'll come searching :)
rexkids
Apr. 19th, 2004 05:49 pm (UTC)
He's so sweet.
i also have difficulty deciding on what to put jon, until i found RIM.
maybe you like to check out http://www.kids-loft.com though it's a bit far from your home.
angeliatay
Apr. 19th, 2004 05:57 pm (UTC)
did u go for a trial class for RIM first? I would like to try it out first if possible or maybe go view a class..hmm..

Heh..kidsloft does look interesting and their activities are exactly what i was looking for Aidan :) But Holland V leh......kinda far *sigh* But oh well, even all the other schools aren't say very near..
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jinsiew
Apr. 19th, 2004 06:05 pm (UTC)
hahaha...that is so cute of Aidan to come looking for you in the middle of the night!! wish gabe would do that rather than crying his lungs out for me...
angeliatay
Apr. 19th, 2004 07:48 pm (UTC)
Aidan seldom cries when he wakes up unless he had a bad dream or is very very hungry..Most of the time, he'll just make his way down the bed on his own :)

well, put it this way..gabe is more attached to u :) Aidan is more bochap!
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meganmacy
Apr. 19th, 2004 06:16 pm (UTC)
I forgot to add, your photos are looking better and better each time!!! You jin bu!
angeliatay
Apr. 19th, 2004 07:49 pm (UTC)
got meh? Look the same to me. Mebbe these pics are more striking coz of the colors :)
sonday
Apr. 19th, 2004 07:41 pm (UTC)
Let's go check out RIM and KidsLoft together!
angeliatay
Apr. 19th, 2004 07:49 pm (UTC)
can can..RIM first? Check with Carine when Jon's next class is..
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inventive_manic
Apr. 19th, 2004 08:09 pm (UTC)
aiyoh love his smile in the last picture!

i was gonna suggest you start getting him those froebel blocks, and inspire him to be a builder/architect and then i'm like "WAIT A MINUTE!!!!!" heh. reconsider, reconsider. but i think those enrichment classes would be good ya? if they involve a lot of art. :P as you can see i'm like advocating so that our future generation will me more aesthetically inclined!
angeliatay
Apr. 20th, 2004 06:11 am (UTC)
*google froebel blocks*

he does have lotsa 'toy blocks' in the house but he's better at destroying and 'gumming' them instead of stacking them..dun think he's of the architect calibre at the moment..

oh well, im not sure how well the enrichment classes will be but yeah..at least it should keep him [mentally] stimulated :P
sansation
Apr. 19th, 2004 09:04 pm (UTC)
oooo.....
i'd love to take aidan for similar 'enrichment' type classes but you're so far away from me
angeliatay
Apr. 20th, 2004 06:12 am (UTC)
Re: oooo.....
heh..u r probably capable of running a class of ur own eh :)
where abts do u live?
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vamprila
Apr. 19th, 2004 09:47 pm (UTC)
So sweet! I was going to suggest some low maintenance pets like hamsters...but I recalled how as a kid, I almost strangled a chick. Perhaps too fragile for toddlers =p
He looks so alive!!! *hugz*

Sleep earlier lar, mummy. Gotta set good example. =) You don't wanna be screaming at Aidan when he gets older to go to bed early...which is what my mum is doing to me now =p
angeliatay
Apr. 20th, 2004 06:13 am (UTC)
heh..based on my own family's history with animals, i think better not to have a small pet (hamster/mice/chick etc).....

erm erm..cannot lah. Insomniac for the longest time..Pot callin kettle black u :P
nhadau43
Apr. 20th, 2004 12:41 am (UTC)
I love the pics of him looking through the window...so sweet :)
angeliatay
Apr. 20th, 2004 06:14 am (UTC)
yeah..he was really intrigued by the furry bunnies that he kept still for a while :)
ellcrius
Apr. 20th, 2004 01:57 am (UTC)
so sweet!!! So young and already so concerned abt mummy... :)

on another note, that RIM class sounds dubious... heh heh heh... :P
angeliatay
Apr. 20th, 2004 06:14 am (UTC)
OMG....i never realised...U horrible lah!! hahahah...
*bish*
claudiacheng
Apr. 20th, 2004 02:13 pm (UTC)
I know what you mean about those classes. There are so many to choose from. At the end of the day, it's probably still best to sign the kiddos up for something they'd enjoy and have a great time.

Like you, I thought it'd be best to sign C up for MY GYM cos I thought she needed more development in that area but lo and behold, she didn't really enjoy the physical activities cos she wasn't that adventurous by nature. I've learnt. :)

angeliatay
Apr. 20th, 2004 04:45 pm (UTC)
hmm in my case, i thought not to sign him for gym becuz he doesnt need devt in that area..i was more concerned abt his speech (or lack of) but i realise if i put him in a class concentrain on that and on mental capabilities, he may not be up for it..

So i guess in the end, gym based activities may be the one to stick with..and in ur case, u prob know what's best for Claudia too now :)
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