the little man turns another month older!

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That is right! My little tot just turned 34 months today + we shall be celebrating his 3rd birthday in 2 months time! At this age, he can now recognize + read all the letters of the alphabet, as well as all the numbers. He can also name a number of things that begins with the letters. Much thanks to all those long hours spent watching TUTITU + the likes! He can also recognize most shapes, but is hard up on pronouncing most of the difficult ones ~ especially rectangle, octagon + hexagon {which made me wonder why they even have to give those shapes the most complicated names in the first place!}. I noticed that he is now also more keen + receptive whenever I teach him something. The other day I was teaching him about body parts + he willingly repeated after me + can tell the elbow from his shoulder after a few tries!

I also noticed that Jared’s imagination has been quite active lately. I caught him talking {to himself or to an imaginary friend, I guess} + sheepishly smiled at me when he noticed I was there. He would also be quick to mention that the little man he saw on the tellie was “Jai-jai” {that is how he pronounced his name} + the mum was me or the dad was his dad! He would also point to the sky often + tell me that Spiderman or Captain America or Iron Man is somewhere out there!

He is also more sensitive of other people’s feelings now + would be quick to say sorry or kiss or hug someone whenever he felt like he did something wrong. Also, he would now listen, at least most times, whenever he is told to do something.  I guess it cannot be denied that my little man is now growing! Before I know it he will be the one to choose his clothes + shoes for himself!

I guess I have said this too many times before that may he not grow too fast, but maybe it really is inevitable. Oh well, how about changing it to simply grow to be the person you ought to be + I will never be a happier mum!  Happy 34th month, my little one, thank you for all the wonderful + beautiful things you brought into my life, not to mention the millions of hugs + kisses! Mum will love you always, no matter what!

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in matching whites

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Okay I just mentioned in my previous post that I am signing out for the time being to catch some precious sleep, but pardon me. I came across this photo while browsing a month’s worth of photos + I just cannot help but share it here. We were just basically goofing off in this picture after an interesting day out.

I really suck at those self-portraits, plus it is equally challenging to take photos of an overly-excited little man, hence i was almost out of the frame when the shutter clicks! But I love how the photo turned out, even if you can only see part of mum in it! I also love that we were wearing matching whites at the time! The weather is still quite hot + humid those days that it is best to be dressed in those comfy whites! 🙂

Sharing this with Wednesday Whites + 366 BPC {5/366}

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the 5 things i want to do before i get old

Growing old is something I totally dread but is utterly inevitable. If I could I’d like to stay in my 30-year old self forever! Anyway, here are 5 of the things I’d want to do just before I get old,  too weak to go anywhere or do anything even.

  • shave my head ~ I planned to do this when i turned 30, but i was really having such a fabulous time being 30 + pregnant that i never got the chance to shave my locks off. Besides I was afraid my baby would think I was his dad! 😀
  • get a tattoo ~ I had  this all sorted out, I will get an “OM” tattoo {I also wrote about this here} + the name of my son on my back. I just don’t know when I’d master enough courage to have my skin pricked!
  • run in one of those fun runs ~ ever since I caught wind about those fun runs for non-athletes, I have actually wanted to try one for myself. It would be one fun + liberating experience to run, plus it will also be a perfect form of exercise, not to mention a totally new type of mum-son bonding activity, too! Hopefully I will get to find one locally, so me + the little man can participate in one, soon!
  • travel around the country ~ it was also my dream to travel the world, but, alas, the lack of financial to do just that might make it quite impossible, so I guess am gonna have to settle with touring around my beloved country first. I’d love to visit Palawan, Bohol, Boracay, Sagada, Vigan + a whole lot of idyllic + beautiful places in the Philippines.
  • learn french ~ I have always been fascinated with the French language + have been dreaming all my life to learn it. But, sadly I never found the time. It was a good thing I came across this wonderful book on speaking French, Lightning Fast French, which I shall be sharing with you in a up-coming post. Hopefully, I will have that goal ticked off from my bucket list real soon! 😉

I am sure you also have loads of things you want to do before you get old. It was actually quite a chore to just choose 5 ’cause I’ve got plenty. I wanted to ride a plane, go on a mountain hike/climb, or diving or bungee jumping! The works! Oh well, maybe you can include some of those in your own posts + join us in this BC Bloggers Meme + while you’re at it, you might as well join us at BC Bloggers as we’ve got loads of exciting activities slated in the coming weeks! 🙂

Okay, time for me to catch some shut-eye before the little man wakes me up again. I do hope you all have a great, albeit gloomy + cloudy, Thursday. A post about my medicine box + the little man’s flu shot is in the works + I hope you come visit them when they’re out!  🙂

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