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October 2012

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I absolutely love it when Mommy tells me a bedtime story before I go to sleep.  My current favorite is Goldilocks and The Three Bears.  Although we don’t have a copy of that storybook at home, Mommy can tell the story even without reading from a book!  Amazing, right?

Anyway, I have been asking for this story on most nights now. My second favorite story is the The Three Little Pigs.

I love all the parts in the Goldilocks story and sometimes I add in my own sound effects too!  I always go to bed with a smile on my face after listening to that story.

Then just a few nights ago, Mommy said she was very tired and she instead asked ME to tell her a story!  So I chose my favorite story to tell, of course! :)

I changed it a bit though…I mean, Papa Bear can’t be cooking porridge all the time, right?  It would be waaaay too boring for the bears. So I told the story of him cooking noodles!! :)

Mommy had a good rest while listening to my story, and I enjoyed myself telling it too!

Months of intense practising, which started at the end of January this year, and afternoon stayback sessions in school, which had me ferrying him to and from school, and countless times of Ethan telling us, “It’s gonna be a surprise!  I’m not gonna tell you what will happen!” when I asked him specific questions about his role, has culminated in an afternoon of sheer enjoyment when we witnessed our little man perform in his inaugural K2 concert at Dewan Budaya in USM last Sunday.

Unlike most school concerts which had sporadic skits and items performed by the kids, it was the tradition of Ethan’s school to hold a full-fledged concert akin to a school play.  It was a tri-lingual concert, and in the months leading up to the concert day, at times Ethan would be intently practising his lines, be it singing or speaking.  He had speaking lines in Chinese and Bahasa too, and they even had recording sessions for the kids prior to the concert, just like a professional recording studio.

Oh yes, it was a MAJOR affair.  And our Ethan was truly truly excited.

In addition, he was playing a few roles too, as were his classmates; one of his roles was that of the Sultan, whom Princess Scheherazade would tell her stories to, for a thousand and one nights.

Yes, that was the title of their concert this year: Scheherazade – Tales of the Arabian Nights.

Unlike last year when Ethan only had one dance scene in his school annual concert, since he was in K1 at that time; this year, as he is in K2, he had speaking, singing and dancing roles.

Here are a few photos taken during the concert.  Photography and videography were prohibited during the concert proper, in order to ensure a smooth production without any disruption, so some of my photos were nicked from the official photographer’s stash :)

Pre-concert photo taking session, while waiting for the show to begin...

It’s Finally Showtime!!

Here’s Ethan playing the role as the Sultan…love the elaborate costumes and headgear!

Ethan resting at his “throne” :)

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Hannah: Mommy, Daddy is not pregnant, right?

Me: No, he is not.

Hannah: Only you are pregnant, right?  Daddy, Ethan and Hannah are NOT pregnant.

Me: That’s right.

Ethan (in his usual big brother “I know more than you” style): Hannah, only girls can get pregnant, NOT boys.

Hannah: Oh.

Ethan: And do you know why?

Hannah: No, Ethan. Why?

Ethan: Because…you know, a baby will come out from the tummy from the private.  And only girls’ private is big enough for the baby to come out from.  In boys, the hole in the private is too small!

Hannah: Oh.

Ethan: Hannah, do you know why you cannot get pregnant now?

Hannah (thinking): No, Ethan.  Why?

Ethan: Because….you are still a small girl, and not an adult.  Your private is too small and the baby cannot come out from there yet.  A baby can only come out from an adult’s private!

Ethan has been constantly reading my favorite book in conception and pregnancy by Dr Miriam Stoppard, and has been learning a whole lot of stuff about babies and pregnancy. :)

(N.B: By the way, my kids know the correct term for male and female genitalia: i.e. penis and vagina, although they also use the term “private” to refer to them interchangeably)

I simply love watching Hannah coloring.  She’d seem so engrossed and focused, and the results are no less impressive too!  Well, maybe she takes after her Mommy (since I’ve won a few coloring contests when I was a little girl too…ahem! :)).

This was one of her masterpieces today.  She even took the trouble to choose a skin tone color for the skin!

Hannah made this card for Ethan all by herself, and when she was done, she proudly proclaimed, “Mommy, see?  I made this card with eight hearts for Ethan, because I LOVE him SOOOO much!”

Awww…..ain’t that sweet? :)

(If you notice, she also added some carrots and lettuce, Ethan’s favorite vegetable, to the card.  She wrote his name on the reverse side of the card.)

Now who doesn’t like Legos?  Kids and adults alike, at whatever age, love to play with Legos, and I honestly believe that a set of Legos is the best toy any kid can own.  It helps to stimulate creative minds and is never rigid, given its endless building opportunities.  What’s more, Legos are never gender-specific.

So Ethan and Hannah was ecstatic when Daddy returned home from US several weeks ago with a Lego set each for each of them.  Ethan has been “upgraded” to the smaller and more intricate Legos whilst Hannah got the Lego Duplo set.  And oh, both sets were equally fascinating!

In just less than a day, Ethan managed to finished constructing this house…complete with a drink shack and a Lego man holding a cup!

Hannah had her fun with her Cinderella and Prince Charming’s castle, complete with beautiful turrets, blankets and a dining table set!

Ethan took it a few steps further a few days later by building a more advanced version of a Lego house!  “Construction” was delayed for a few days because two of the small Lego pieces got stuck fast together and I had to google and figure out the best way to tear them apart. :)

Here’s the final product…sans the palm tree though: A beautiful 2-storey beach house!  Great work, Ethan!

It even includes a sun roof/air well that can be opened and closed as preferred.

Don’t you just LOVE the detailing on these Lego sets?

Here’s looking forward to more Lego creations from my little miracles! :)

During one of our conversations and discussions on where to eat out on rare occasions such as weekends:

Hannah: Mommy, I wanna eat sundae…

Me: Sundae?  You can’t eat just a sundae for lunch, baby…

Hannah: But I wanna eat sundae!! *pouts her signature pout*

Me (deciding to play along): Okay, so where do you intend to eat your sundae?  Is it a vanilla, chocolate or strawberry sundae?

Hannah: No, Mommy…I wanna eat sundae, so I can get a BALLOON!

Me (trying to figure out what she meant): A balloon??!

Hannah: Yeah, like last week when you said I could choose? I wanna eat AT sundae so I can get a balloon after that!

Me (trying hard not to laugh too much): Ohhhhhhh…….Hannah, you mean Friday’s!!  Not Sunday’s!  Yes, you will get a balloon when we eat at Friday’s!  Hehe.