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Netball D-Day..

Aidan attempting to shoot the ball :)

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..

Some pics :)

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 :)
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 :)

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Sep. 26th, 2004 03:26 am (UTC)
Is it red or is it red? Looks like national day celebrations but you look real good and healthy!

Anyhow, my parents said that I was really slow at talking (and walking, couldn't even crawl!) as well and for awhile they were worried I couldn't talk. But hey look at what a motormouth I am not! Think they're regretting it! ;p So I'm sure soon Aidan will be talking so much, making up for lost time!
Sep. 26th, 2004 06:44 am (UTC)
heh bopien. They got us red tops so we had to wear them.Thought i'll just let Aidan wear red so as to match us hehe..

hee..i know! That's what everyone tells me..that when Aidan becomes a blabbermouth, i'll wish he keeps quiet :P..But i do hope for the day when i can make li' conversations with the li' one :)
Sep. 26th, 2004 03:30 am (UTC)
Why is Aidan's bib always on?
Sep. 26th, 2004 06:44 am (UTC)
coz he's still drooling heaps! He tends to forget to swallow his saliva when he's excited n his whole top can become drenched! *sigh*
Sep. 26th, 2004 03:42 am (UTC)
you're lookin fit!!!

and aidan damn cute! lol he looks like he really thinks he can put the ball into the net.
Sep. 26th, 2004 06:45 am (UTC)
he was just imitating pple but after a while, he gave up 'shooting' and just threw the ball against the pole!
Sep. 26th, 2004 04:55 am (UTC)
hey! that guy who's standing on the right with the big grin looks like a son of my mum's friend, though i dont know him personally. small world eh... :)
Sep. 26th, 2004 06:45 am (UTC)
Is ur mom's friend son called Dennis? :)
Sep. 26th, 2004 06:22 am (UTC)
you're looking healthy and fit! Tue after dinner maybe can bring our kids for a lantern walk .. maybe ask Gwynne too?
Sep. 26th, 2004 06:41 am (UTC)
good idea! I was thinking of that too. I'll try to come home early then. Say..abt 7.30?
Sep. 26th, 2004 06:50 am (UTC)
aidan's all grown up now
he's gona work soon, and take care of mummy & daddy soon

Sep. 26th, 2004 07:29 am (UTC)
heh..u n my hubby the same. Always say aidan grow up liao and can earn money for us hehe..
Sep. 26th, 2004 08:36 am (UTC)
Aidan even bigger now. :)

I also have the yellow star with me on my bed! Present from him. :)))
Sep. 26th, 2004 09:12 am (UTC)
heh..the star is ultra comfy eh! although aidan likes to throw it ard instead of sleepin on it :P
Sep. 26th, 2004 09:03 am (UTC)
Looking good! I can see the muscle in your arm. :)
Sep. 26th, 2004 09:14 am (UTC)
erm..i think u r mistaken..it's probably fats :P..
hey..my hubby will be going to hcm in december..it's a company trip (wives not invited :( ) need me to get him to pass u anything?
(no subject) - cottontimer - Sep. 26th, 2004 09:37 am (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - angeliatay - Sep. 27th, 2004 06:30 pm (UTC) - Expand
Sep. 26th, 2004 01:27 pm (UTC)
has it been so fast?
Sep. 27th, 2004 06:16 pm (UTC)
it has it has *sigh*
very fast hor :P
(no subject) - tomatojuice - Sep. 28th, 2004 12:08 am (UTC) - Expand
Sep. 26th, 2004 06:30 pm (UTC)
Aidan's really grown since the last time I saw him in May. Certainly feels just like yesterday when we met at Max Brenner when the kiddos were just 4-5 mths old...

Thank god for MSN and LJ where we keep in touch constantly!
Sep. 27th, 2004 06:17 pm (UTC)
all our kids have changed so much..they all used to be botak and lying on their backs..drooling away (although aidan is still drooling :P).. And yeah, it was almost 1 1/2 years ago eh when we first met!
Sep. 26th, 2004 08:42 pm (UTC)
Aidan looks so PRO with the orange ball...

So envy that Aidan had learnt how to sleep on his own... Caleb still have to pass a few hurdles before he sleeps on his own...
Sep. 27th, 2004 06:19 pm (UTC)
it takes time i guess..i tell u, when Caleb finally zz on his own, u'll miss him being ard ur bed!
(no subject) - laurapoon - Sep. 27th, 2004 08:40 pm (UTC) - Expand
Sep. 26th, 2004 10:14 pm (UTC)
Hehehe...still remembered going to Aidan's first party. Time really flies
Good job to Aidan for sleeping in his own room. I want my 2 boys OUT of my room asap.
Sep. 27th, 2004 06:20 pm (UTC)
wow...u mean both Ethan and Ewan is sleeping with you and ur dh on the same bed? So fun hehe..but no private time with hubby then eh *grin*
(no subject) - kwan_jess - Sep. 28th, 2004 06:25 pm (UTC) - Expand
Sep. 27th, 2004 01:58 am (UTC)
Aidan's getting cuter each day! But now different kinda cuteness! The toddler kinda cute! *hee* And he's still so attached to piggy yah?
Sep. 27th, 2004 06:21 pm (UTC)
yeah..the piggy is still his fave toy ever..he's very attached to it and must have it when he sleeps! Have to wean him off the piggy sooner or later :P
Sep. 27th, 2004 11:48 am (UTC)
Hi There
Hi Angelia,

I found my way to your blog through sheabutter's blog!

Been wanting to ask you this for the longest time - which PlaySchool does Aidan attend?

I'm helping my brother and sister-in-law short-list a couple of PlaySchools, when my nephew returns to Singapore at the end of December. My nephew will be 18-month old by this December, and we're thinking of letting him try out playschool, early next year.

What got me really excited was the live-cam thingy that the PlaySchool offers and I think that's the bestest idea, for parents, especially when they're travelling (like my brother and sister-in-law) and wanna just check on their son, when they're away!!
Sep. 27th, 2004 06:27 pm (UTC)
Re: Hi There
hey there :)

Actually, i chose the playschool based on convenience..becuz it's situated near my place so it's easier to drop Aidan off there on the way to work. The webcame was a 'value-add' definitely. here's a website of the school that he's in. He's in the school located at Charlton..http://www.cheriehearts.com.sg

There are many factors you bro n sil should consider when they do decide to place their child in a playschool. First they have to be comfy with the environment, the location, distance, teachers etc.. Some pple prefer more 'established' schools - eg, the monterssari (sic) schools, Julia Gabriel etc..

Good luck!
Thank You!! Thank You!! - zoukette - Sep. 28th, 2004 08:25 pm (UTC) - Expand
Sep. 27th, 2004 01:59 pm (UTC)
hehe...so phai seh...Aidan is not slow lah in his speech...gabe is even slower, he is still talking gibberish sentence, and words only at 23mo leh.... :p but we still enjoy talking to him :)

Aidan is looking more and more handsome as he grows older :)
Sep. 27th, 2004 06:15 pm (UTC)
Actually, I thought Gabe was not to bad already..he started vocalising pretty early....and not all his 'speech' was gibberish too.

Our boys are growing up fast eh :)
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