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September 2015

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Emma-30months

Scrap Credits
Kit collab Digital Crea “365 project” from Line & Ninie
Acrylic Alphas from “A work in progress

 

Weight

9.6 kilos (Yay, she’s gaining weight!!)

Height/Length

Not measured.

Teeth

After that first visit to the dentist, we can now confirm that Emma has a total of 18 teeth, with 2 top molars to come.

Motor Skills

  • Emma can climb up the stairs by holding on to the balustrades.
  • Runs around a lot.

Communication and Social Skills

  • Emma shows her opinion often by telling us what she needs or wants, “Eat Bee-kurt”, “Eat Snacks”, “Drink Barney cup”, “Go upstairs”, “Take shower”, “Read book”.
  • Says “Goodnight Daddy”, “Goodnight Ethan” and “Goodnight Hannah”.
  • Still working on “Please” and “thank you”.

Food and Feeding

Emma loves snacking on seaweed crackers.  She can more or less feed herself now but will make a mess which needs to be cleaned up after.

Last Saturday, our initial plans of going swimming were dashed when the unhealthy haze still loomed in the air.  So we made a spur of the moment decision and decided to see if we could get tickets to watch a movie instead!

Oh yes.  It had been ages since we had watched a movie in the cinema, and it would be Emma’s very first time! After all, we would be going for Hannah’s school concert in a dark hall soon, so I decided to treat this movie outing as a trial run.

The only movie available and suitable was Inside Out.  Ethan had already learnt that the movie was all about “voices and things in our head”.

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Emma was all excited when we walked together to the cinema.  Of course she had no inkling on what to expect.

This was taken right before the show started.  Apologies for the grainy picture because lighting was bad and errrr….. it was almost time to put away our phones anyway…

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We had the usual popcorn and water for snacks and Ethan offered to share his seat with Emma.  The show was, on the whole, very entertaining and the cinema was nearly a full house.

Get this: Emma SAT THROUGH the entire movie without getting out from her seat!  No crying, no whining and not even once asked for milk!

I am truly, simply amazed!!

After the show, we asked if she had enjoyed the movie and she gives us her usual, wide-eyed, knowing nod.  She said, “I watched the BIG TV!”

A couple of weeks ago, Pete and I were discussing if we should let Emma start school (Playgroup) next year.  We were not sure if she would be ready yet though, but if she did start school, I would at least have a few hours to spend alone with Hannah next year, since she would be homeschooled.  It was a debatable topic because if she started, it would mean travelling to school every morning too.

Anyway, we decided to let Emma go for a trial parent-toddler class, just like Ethan and Hannah did at her age.  Last Saturday I took her for the 9:00a.m. class.  Woke her up at 8:30a.m. and got her dressed and cleaned up.  However, our little missy fell asleep on the way there!

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Good thing she woke up without a fuss when we arrived.  She is very familiar with the school playground because I often take her there when I pick Hannah up from school.

Parent-toddler class is just an avenue for the child to explore various activities while interacting with the parent and hopefully thereafter, kids their age.

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Emma certainly looked like she enjoyed her parent-toddler class session.  When we came home, I sang the action songs she was introduced to during circle time and she could even remember the actions, and did them happily, despite only hearing them for the first time that morning!

We will be bringing her to another session tomorrow.  I’m sure she’s looking forward to it!

 

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Last weekend, Hannah brought a little friend home from school.  It was a little Koala Bear stuffed animal and Hannah’s task was to make her little guest feel right at home, and at the same time write about her adventure with the bear.

She was ever so excited and was eager to bring Koala Bear everywhere she went.

Rather than type out her story, I captured them all in pictures straight from her journal.  Hannah was very independent and creative and did all the writing and illustrations by herself, all entirely her own ideas.  The only thing I helped with was printing out the photos.

Go ahead and take a look.

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She misses Koala very much, but a bear’s gotta do what a bear’s gotta do… Goodbye little Koala Bear, we had loads of fun with you!