Saturday, December 31, 2011
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Yoo hoo, everyone, look here!!
Smile! No monkey faces please!
After about 10 shots, we gave up!
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Thursday, December 15, 2011
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Monday, December 12, 2011
My boys absolutely adore their little sister.
To them, she is the cutest baby and the prettiest little thing they have ever seen.
Before Olivia was born, Chip was the one who showed interest, asked questions and talked to me about her. He lovingly made her shoes and blankets and wanted to make her clothes when she is older.
M rarely mentioned anything about the unborn baby, except for the few occasions when he would stroke, hug and kiss my expanded belly.
The first time they set eyes on her was when they came to the hospital a few hours after her birth. They were mesmerized by her tininess, but weren't that impressed with her otherwise. After all, she was just a bundle that hardly moved or made any sound.
As the weeks went by, it was obvious that their love for her has grown exponentially.
Nicholas singing a rhyme to 6-weeks-old Olivia.
M has been especially affectionate, kissing her every time he sees her.
When he comes home from school, the first thing he does after taking off his shoes is coming straight to my room to see his baby sister. With a big sweet smile and gentle-looking eyes, he would gaze lovingly at her, wave his hand and greets her with a high-pitched 'Hiiiiiiiiiiii Baby O' before planting a kiss on the head. I always have to shoo him off to wash hands and shower.
During the school holidays, he came to see her the moment he woke in the morning and kissed her goodnight. Throughout the day, whenever I called 'Marcus, help!' for all kinds of favours, he would drop everything that he was doing and dash into my room to help. It could be to fetch a tissue or towel, grab something from the kitchen or just about anything that I ask for.
Basically, as long as the favour has to do with helping me look after Olivia, he does it immediately and I never have to ask twice. It is not the same with anything else though.
Whenever I was caught up with something and couldn't be with her the moment she cried, M would dash to her side and begin singing her a song. He has learnt that talking to her and just giving her face time often calms her down and he takes great pride in soliciting smiles from her.
Sunday, December 11, 2011
To my exclamation that Olivia is such a sweet princess, he corrected 'She is not a princess! She is a baby!'
The boy may be precocious, but he has a firm belief in Santa and his magic. He whispered to me a week before Christmas of his plan to stay awake on Christmas Eve so he can peep at Santa. And since we have no chimney in the house, he believes Santa will come through our air con vent. He can always use his magic to make his tummy small enough to squeeze through.
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Monday, December 5, 2011
Sunday, December 4, 2011
Thursday, December 1, 2011
Ever since he discovered this Gesundheit game, Chip has been totally hooked. He asks to play it every day.
Very soon, his obsession with the game is manifested in many ways. He draws them on papers. Like this one.
Sometimes he dashes straight to the table to draw first thing in the morning. It's as if he has some big inspirations and needs to produce it on paper before he forgets. :>
He arranges big Lego pieces to form mazes and traps and adds other toys and props, either as the monsters or the pig.
He utilizes our Blokus pieces for the same purpose.
He will talk non-stop about the game with incredible enthusiasm, as if it is the most fascinating invention in the world.
Then one day, he picked out his favourite 'Gesundheit games' that he had drawn on papers and compiled them into a book after adding a cover and content page. He was immensely proud of himself. :>
A week later, he created another booklet that contains the instructions to play the game. Haha...