Sunday, November 23, 2008

2½ years old


CE turned 2½ years old yesterday. I was supposed to scrap his photo and upload it after the kids have fallen asleep but I fell asleep with them. :p Here's the 1-day late updates.

Statistics (measured on 14-11-08)
Weight - 13.6 kg
Height - 97.5 cm

Alphabets
He's now familiar with all the capital letters. Some of the small letters (that look different from the capital letters) which he can recognise are e, n, r and t.

After he's arranged the ABCs like a choo choo train on the floor, he likes to say out the alphabets. He also likes to read out the alphabets on boxes, bottles and cards that he's playing with. When he's spelling the word while looking at it, he sometimes reads them from right to left. At times when I correct him, he doesn't want to follow but insisted on spelling from right to left.

Speech Development
He can now recite the numbers 1 - 10 in Mandarin. 1 - 4 needs a little prompting but he can 'sing' (coz he speaks with a slang :D) from 5 onwards.

He likes to ask questions and answer himself. For example, while holding a blue hanger, he'll ask "What colour dis (is this)?" and answer himself, "Blue!" Another game he likes to play is the wrong answer game. He'll come tap PaPa's hand, "Kakak! No... PaPa!" Then he'll go to Kakak, touch her then say, "Jie jie! No... Kakak!" He thinks it's so amusing. :-)

Colours & Shapes
Colours that he can recognise are blue, green, red, pink, purple and black (white is black to him too :-|). He gets mixed up between yellow and orange.

Shapes he knows : circle, oval, square, triangle, diamond, heart and star.

Motor Skill
While I hold his hand, he tries to walk up the stairs by taking 1 step with 1 foot, instead of placing both feet on a step, before going up the next step. Meaning one foot on Step 1 then another foot on Step 2. He cannot balance very well without assistance. As for walking down, it's still 2 feet at a step.

Gargling
Now he's not so resistant to brushing teeth. I keep telling him that if he doesn't brush his teeth, his mouth will be smelly and Mommy won't kiss him. hahaha Still haven't introduced toothpaste to him yet. Sometimes he doesn't want to gargle. So I've to fill 2 cups, 1 for him and 1 for me. We gargle together and take turns to spit the water out.

Kisser
He thinks that a kiss can ease away the pain. If I'm in pain (either because he's hit me or my own clumsiness), he'll give the affected area a kiss, even the legs. o.O If he's hurt himself on any part of his body, he'll come to me and demand for a kiss. Any kiss is acceptable - wet kiss or flying kiss, as long as it has a smacking sound.

Every now and then, he'll come near me and say "Kiss, kiss" then give me a smack on the lips. Sometimes it's by force where he'll turn my head with both hands to face him. Makes me feel so loved. :-)

22 comments:

Bryan and Brandon's Mama said...

CE is a big boy already.....can do so many things! Wishing you another happy 6 months to arrive at your 3rd birthday!

Kristie said...

wow CE is so adorable.. love him love him as the kisser.... so affectionate!

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cheers!

Mummy Moon said...

Smart boy... I dont think Yan Yan can recognise the abc alphabet... She has no patient to learn :(

LittleLamb said...

CE is doing very very well :)
Good boy.

Health Freak Mommy said...

CE is progressing really well!

U.Lee said...

Hi Slavemom, beautiful and well taken pic. They so cute.
Have fun, kids grow up fast, ha ha. Lee.

Oliveoylz said...

ooooooo you have such a loving boy. His such a good kisser! he he...and it sure sounds familiar...dozing off with the kids...normally I'm into dreamland b4 him. he he.

mc said...

so sweet, i love to get kisses from the little one :)

Fussy mum said...

CE is growing up very well!

miche said...

b4 3yo, he can recognize the alphabets already! smart boy! my 2.5yo still dunno how to recite a to z! me lazy mommy lar. hehe

Irene said...

muakkkkssss! cute lil CE!

Hazel said...

wow, he is tall and look smart

Mummy Gwen said...

Big boy already now. Wow 2½ years old...wuah. He is growing up well and knows alot of things now. Gwen has some similarities there too especially the self questions and answers..haha. Thanks for reminding on doing Gwen milestones updates too..hehe.

andrewjune said...

happy 2 1/2 years old to CE...
love the new-found-kisser in him hehehe....

Jesslyn said...

2.5 yo at 97cm..that's tall to me! :)

Cheffie-Mom said...

Awwwh! Thanks for sharing. What an adorable picture. I know you are a proud Mama!

jazzmint said...

wahh...love kissing LOL.

wen said...

with his kisses, u sure get very 'lam' hor

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sting said...

happy 2 1/2 months! I love reading about him and kisses! hilarious and so adorable

MeRy said...

Happy 2 1/2 yrs old to CE..already a big boy!!

Lemonjude said...

Happy 30 months old. CE is sure a tall boy..