Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Mummy's thoughts about Ryan - at 14 months.

I have to say, Ryan is a darling boy. He is good at not bring fussy or whiny.

I have been trying not to blog about this part, cos I am sure after I blog about it, he will start being fussy all the time or something *hehe*. He also doesn't seem to prefer myself or Gordon; which I thought was a great achievement from the parents (us!). When he wakes up at night around 1am, he doesn't mind who goes over and sleeps with him. He also doesn't care who feeds him, or who gives him milk or even who carries him.

However, if my MIL is feeding him and he sees daddy, he wants daddy to feed (but daddy ignores him).

In the mornings, if I am still sleeping, I will tell him to "go find daddy" and he will go to the other room to see if daddy is there. And daddy would go downstairs and Ryan would follow. This is usually followed by Ryan playing on his own until daddy has breakfast ready for him (mummy is still sleeping in bed). I find it interesting that Ryan does not look for me while I am sleeping. I am guessing this may change later. After breakfast, Ryan continues playing on his own, while daddy reads his newspaper.

He is also open to what he eats. He has rejected fish a few times... but I think it is because we did not put too much sauce on his fish, and it probably had a smell to it. He eats his veges and his meats and everything else.

He is also a tough boy. He will whine if he hurts himself and shows us where it hurts, but we just say "it's ok" and he is fine. He will snatch and pull toys from other kids and will play with the older kids even though he is smaller than them. I guess we will need to start teaching him not to snatch toys and to share soon...:)

He loves to read and he knows so many words (although he cannot verbalize them yet). Here is a sample of what he can point out :

animals - ladybug, dog, cat, duck, fish, bird, lion, monkey, bee, butterfly, mouse, rabbit, snake, ant, elephant,

foods - apple, banana, orange, grapes, durian, watermelon, pineapple, lemon, strawberry, papaya, carrot,

things - car, hat, tractor, shoes, clothes, hammer, boat, clock, button, cup, airplane, teddy bear, bus, balloon, flower, playhouse, play kitchen, red wagon, socks, light, computer, pillow, door, mail, ball, book, diaper, wipes, television, book

people - mummy, daddy, mama, yeye, popo, uncle jin, ah-yeee, baby sophie.

body parts - head, hair, tummy, eyes, ears, nose, mouth, hands, feet, toes, knee

I think the trick is to read the same kind of books daily..;) and he will have to know after a while. He loves books with mirrors in them. He will stare at himself at the mirror and laugh.

Ryan loves to go out. If we carry him and walk near the front door, he wil point to it and wants to go outside. If we do not open the door, he will let out a "wahhhhh". He is quiet when he sits in his car seat and occassional will point to the passing bus or truck. It's cute!
If we are out eating at a restaurant, Ryan will sit at the high chair for some time (usually if he has something to eat, he will be fine). I guess food really works for Ryan..:)

oh, Ryan loves to pick up "stuff" from the floor and give it to us. The "stuff" consist of small dirt on the floor like food crumbs, dirt, thread, just any small stuff he can pick up. He even picked up hair before..... good thing he knows how to give us the "stuff". However, if he gives it to us, and we do not see him giving it to us, he will put it in his mouth. YUCK!

Lately the weather has been nice, so Ryan has been out in the our "full of weeds" garden...

Today, I was trying to fold up some clothes, and Ryan decided he had to sit on my leg while he reads his book. He did not ask me to read his book for him, he just wanted to sit on me. He was being cuddly, which was so nice... and then he decided to lie on me while he reads his book.. I had to make him sit-up so he does not spoil his eyes!
Here is another new way Ryan read. He lies down to read. I have no idea who taught him this one....

Yes, Gordon and I believe that we are truly blessed with our little Ryan.

** the random pics are from Gordon's camera. He is still trying to figure out how to get good sots out of his camera..;) **

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