Daddy's birthday

We decided this year to make our own present for Daddy. The kids are ever excited doing painting. We tried different materials and this was the process...
Final outcome after some touch up of the scene!
Our birthday boy!

Concert time...

It's concert time! This year, the kids had really fanciful costumes. All the happy faces…

All ready to change into their costumes..

At then end of the show with all their pals..

Home sweet home..

My love!!!!

Love this pics to bits!

I'm 14 month old!

It was just 2 weeks ago when our little one was on her fours. She did take at most 5 steps wobbling on her own at time but back on her fours she preferred. On 12 October, a week before 14 months, she finally declared that was enough. Walking was more fun. In fact, running is even better, given space constraint.

We had been signing quite a bit at home and now she's quite good at it. She has learned to sign meaningfully bye bye, please, thank you, sorry, no…Initially, thought it didn't work coz for her, we didn't put her to watch "The Baby Signing Time" as the other two did. Mummy just tried signing in her everyday conversation with her. She's finally picked it up. Interestingly, she knows how to shake her head to indicate 'no' but not nod her head to agree yet.

It's also very hilarious at times when she shows us what sleep is all about when we asked her to take her naps.

Speech and comprehension 
I must say this little one is a real feisty one. She definitely has great big lungs to make herself her, either in defense or in frustration. It's as if she's telling "don't meddle with me", a real chill padi. She's simply blabbering loads of gibberish beyond my understanding.

One thing I noticed, though she can't speak in proper, she knows what we want! Whether she follows though, it's another thing.

Maiden Legoland Trip

Our first trip to Legoland to play! The company made the difference coz we had pals along with us. The kids sure had a whale of a time!
 Happy gang…Wowing over the mini land...
 It was really hot when the sun blazed down. Don't forget to slap on loads of sunblock and arm yourself with hats or umbrellas if you are going. There's not much shade to mention.
Some rides we caught. All revealed that our kids are not gutsy, adventurous type who want their lives on tenterhooks. Even the Beetle Bounce scared tears out of our big gal...

Waiting for the big train...

 Our little boy's love...
 Wonderful peaceful ride which they loved. They practically went on it for 2-3 rounds as there was no one in queue.
 We missed this on the first day as it was closed for maintenance. Nonetheless our efforts paid off. We got to be the drivers at the Boating School!
 Zoom zoom…our little boy's favorite!

13.5 Month Time speeds by...

Time sure flies…each day we just see her do new things.

She loves dashing around in her walkers and taking a ride on her brother's McQueen. She's still not learnt to move forward but simply enjoying going backwards in the car.
She's certainly very creative in problem solving. Now that she's found her legs not just to stand or cruise, she's using them to climb! Today we saw her standing on her books and toy to help prop herself higher with the attempt to escape out of the play yard at the start of the month.
Now she has progressed to finding a 'seat' for herself while she plays. We even witness her moving her 'seat' to where she wants.
She's climbing now onto boxes to get what she wants. No fear!

We had been playing with blocks for awhile one day she surprised me by stacking up 3 blocks and within the next 2 days she did 5 blocks.

She's pretty good at pretend play. She must have seen too much of her brother lying on this cushion to drink milk that when we showed her this cushion, she lies down to pretend to sleep.
She's showing us how to talk on the phone. She definitely understands our words a lot better now. This means at times she will test us and attempt to do what we ask her not to and give us that cheeky look.
We started her on self feeding to keep her busy while we ate. Just look at what she did! First, you feel it, then you smell it then you taste it…mmmmmm….
 Yes, a few more pearlies! Now the top 2 and bottom one more are emerging.
Our princess dressed up daintily!