The SPH netball carnival was held early this morning. Hubby & Aidan came along to 'cheer' us on. Aidan had his own game of netball with hubby as he happily played with his li' orange ball and attempted to shoot it tru the hoops. The li' bugger was so active, tearing up & down the court and he badly wanted to go where the action was (the courts where the games were held) and many a times, hubby had to run after him to prevent him from doing so.
We fared pretty well I thought..We were in group 2 where we had to play round robin with 3 other teams that were from SPH print side. The other group consisted of pple from the magazines side and there were only 3 teams so they played lesser games. We won all the 3 teams in our group and was Grp 2 winner. But we lost in the semi-finals so SPH mediaworks ended up 2nd runner up after we'd won our last game which determined who was 3rd & 4th place. All in all, it was pretty fun..a li' sad & poignant though because it was definitely the last game of netball that Mediaworks would be playing as part of the SPH family. Someone actually started singing auld lang syne..
Taken just before we left for the event...
In deep concentration..
That's a hawflakes on his other hand..
Amazingly, he held on to it the whole time he was playing with the ball..
The SPH MediaWork's netball team :)
Aidan turned 21 months just few days ago....Can't believe that he'll be 2 year old by the end of the year. To me, he was just a wee li' babe just a while back and now, he's gonna be a big boy and won't be eligible for infant fare soon! Therefore, the plan is for us to bring the li' one for a holiday sometime before his birthday. Both hubby and I managed to take leave during the Deepavli & Hari Raya holidays so we'd decided to go around then.
Unfortunately, we didn't have the time to check out the Natas fair. To be honest, I didn't really want to go coz I'm sure the crowd was pretty scary. Was scouring the classifieds and found some pretty good deal although most of it seemed to expire in end Oct 04. We'll most likely go to Australia..probably Gold Coast or Melbourne. 2nd choice would be either Japan or Korea although it could be a li' too cold by then. Looking forward to it :) Or mebbe if in 6 weeks time when the dreaded list is out and if I'm out of a job, we'll go somewhere nearer like Bali or Bangkok :P
Aidan seems to be getting more vocal now :) He's considered quite slow in his speech especially since most of his peers are rattling sentences now but his teachers and the paed have told me not to worry about it and that he'll catch up in time.
Yes, previously he does say some words and all but they are usually spontaneous vocalising. Nowadays, he'll start pointing to objects and naming them. Not big words though..simple ones..for example - tree (which he pronounces as 'tlee') and car, bird, pond...hmm, most of them usually when he's sitting in the carseat, looking at the view out of the car window. Come to think of it, he is more talkative when he's in the car. We should take him out cruising more often. And when he just gets home from playschool, he will go 'teecher- teecher' , 'apple' , 'book' nonstop! Honestly, it's definitely reassuring to see him talking more.
He's also more loving and open with his affections. In the morning when he wakes up, he'll give me a slurpy morning kiss. When we're in the back of the car, he'll grab my hands and turned my palm upwards and rest his face on it. When he previously used to not want to hold out hands while walking, he now holds on to it tightly..And he's so much more giggly and happy now, constantly smiling and chuckling away happily. But he does get to be very stubborn too, especially if he doesn't get his way..I think it's the onset of the terrible 2s soon..
But he's still an independent boy. Since about a month back, he's been sleeping on his own bed in his room.
Aidan started sleeping in his cot in the other room since he was born but when he was about 5 mths old when he fell ill for the first time, we moved him into our bed and he continued to sleep there since.. It was much more convenient for me too coz I was breastfeeding him then. We thought it was about time that he learnt to zz on his own so we bought a toddler bed from Ikea and placed it in his bedroom. We started by letting him drink his milk in that bed every morning & afternoon so that he'll get used to it. When we tried out the new sleeping arrangements a month ago, the li' bugger just accepted it. No whining and crying at all! And he slept like a baby on the first night and continued to do so..
But me..I missed sleeping with the li' one so much..! Wanted so badly to bring him back into our big bed with us..so hubby and I reached an agreement. The li' one gets to sleep with us on Friday & Saturday nights only..so that we'll get good ample rest during the working week. And it has been this arrangement since. So far, no problem :)
The li' one zzzg in his own bed :)
Watched Mamma Mia on Saturday..Enjoyed it tremendously..Love the way they managed to integrate the Abba songs into the plot. Kinda fun too knowing almost all the lyrics to the songs in the musical and I just couldn't help singing along most of the time (very very softly)..I've always been a fan of Abba and most of my faves songs (One of Us, Chiquitita, Thank you for the Music, The Winner Takes it All) were in the show. I think the best parts of the musical were whenever Donna and her 2 old friends, Tanya & Rosie were around..The latter 2 had fab comic performances and the show became really alive when the 3 were on stage. Definitely a must see especially for old fogies like me who grew up with Abba's music :)