Tag Archives: milestones

“.. Light the corners of my mind…”

Originally posted 2009-10-19 22:17:27. This, and last week, were quite significant for me. My parents are moving to a new gated community along with my two older brothers. What is significant; I guess not just for me, is that our … Continue reading

Mini Milestone :: Chopsticks and trackpad

Originally posted 2008-10-26 15:38:45. I wouldn’t call it expert handling, but Caitlin’s been managing to get most of her food into her mouth with chopsticks these days. She can’t open-close the sticks yet, but she makes enough of a fork-like … Continue reading

Counting in Mandarin..

Originally posted 2009-03-19 23:08:29.

Caitlin knows her Mandarin counting from 1 – 10, audibly. As in, she can cite it. But give her a break, thus far it’s only in ascending order :)

She also knows her roman numbers already (or do I mean gregorian?? You know- the numbers on your keyboard); proved herself repeatedly in the lift and (since then) any other places now.

Come time to teach her the Chinese calligraphy of 1 – 10, we stumble.

She can point from 1 – 10 and cite them. Jump in randomly pointing at any calligraphy-number with “What’s this?” and she stumbles.

If they are written in ascending order, and if she knows that they are, she can sometimes get by.

How? She cheats.

It’s quite funny watching a 4 year old citing something in their head, and visually counting without fingers, matching the citing and jump/skipping eye-counting!

At least she thought of that herself!

Celebrating a 70th birthday and a 50th marriage anniversary!

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Originally posted 2009-02-16 23:13:45. It was a successful affair! We had achieved the desired outcome! My parents had invited close relatives and friends, and had wanted to keep the affair not-to-big. So naturally the guest list was crafted by them. … Continue reading

Interaction and bonding with a toddler

Originally posted 2009-07-14 22:59:09. I started this blog about 2 years ago now. Caitlin would have been about 2.5 years old then. If memory serves me right, I would have already done this memorable (at least to me) routine with … Continue reading

His first audible word

Originally posted 2009-04-17 23:18:36.

And again, it’s not Daddee.

He’s been pronouncing; more like uttering, “words” beginning with “D”. Such as “duh duh duh duh…” or “den den den…”

Tonight, I kinda figured out how to “spell” something he’s been uttering for about a week now.

Ardent; without the “t” of course.

On a related matter of his development, his walking is a lot more steady now. It’s quite amazing how within 3 days of making the first steps, he’s now walk-chasing his jie jie quick briskly.

Mind you, Hot Mummee thought his style of walking reminded her of one she knows but can’t quite put her finger on, until I reminded her of it.

Orangutan. Yup, legs spaced apart, arms up.


Mini-milestones, for Daddee!

Originally posted 2008-05-08 12:01:33.

It shouldn’t be, given that Caleb is our second child

But this Daddee seem to only have started knowing how to read the little human’s signs. And for the life of me, I can’t seem to recall those of Caitlin’s when she was his age.

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