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Sunday, January 14, 2007

I Have Moved!

Dear friends and visitors, I have moved my blog to Wordpress. Please direct your browser to http://qianyi.wordpress.com for the latest posts! See you there!

Friday, January 05, 2007

Back to School!

Qianyi went back to school two days ago. Everything's back to normal and my life's so much easier now. The teachers have been very busy dealing with the crying kids. I didn't get to talk to them until today.

After sending Qianyi to school this morning, I stayed there for half and hour to order the concert photos. I received the concert vcd yesterday. Qianyi and I watched it a few times before Hubby came home. When Hubby watched it, he laughed all the way because Qianyi looked so funny during the Hawaiian dance and the catwalk.

Both Teacher Linda and Teacher Esther told me that Qianyi's a very good girl. She has shown a great improvement. I was quite surprised to hear that some old kids were crying too including a 6 year old boy. Luckily, my little one goes to school happily every morning. Teacher Linda told us that Qianyi covered her ears when other kids were crying. Teacher Esther laughed upon hearing that and said it was Qianyi's turn to laugh at others. Haha, she forgot she used to cry a lot when she first started school. We all agreed that the 3-week holiday classes did help a lot. Qianyi enjoyed the holiday program very much.

Teacher Linda suggested me to let Qianyi attend their enrichment class (Jolly phonics). It's held every Monday, 12.30 to 1.30pm. The phonics lessons will help her pronounce properly. I've just discussed it with Hubby via email. We decided to let her join the phonics class. That's good...I'll have longer break every Monday! :)

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Where's Mummy?

When Qianyi woke up on the first day of year 2007, I wasn't there. Hubby was taking care of her. He brushed her teeth, changed her out of her pyjamas, made her a bottle of milk and brought her out for a walk. While they were at the playground, she suddenly asked, "Where's Mummy?"

I was feeling super stressed dealing with this little monster's tantrums...so Hubby suggested to let me take half day off on the New Year's Day. It's a badly needed break for me to recharge my patience battery.

I had breakfast with my good friend, DM. After breakfast, we went swimming together. We enjoyed the swim and our "girly chat" sooooooo much! We also said hello to an Indian lady who was swimming alone. It's a great way to celebrate the New Year and the weather's beautiful!

It's already 1pm when I reached home. Qianyi's so happy to see me. She followed me everywhere and wanted me to carry her. Hubby said she's a good girl when I wasn't around but she didn't look as happy when I wasn't there. :p

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

So Sweet!

Poor Qianyi is down with bronchitis during this cold and rainy holiday season. She is currently on antibiotics and is slowly recovering.

Look! Despite being unwell, she was so sweet yesterday, bending down to unfasten Daddy's sandal straps just as we were about to enter our home after returning from the market. Daddy was caught totally by surprise and was very touched :-)

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Some Happy Moments

Qianyi's enjoying her school holidays now. That's why I didn't get to update this blog for quite a while. I have to entertain her all day long. There's no 3-hour break in the morning for 3 long weeks! :( I was also busy preparing for my basic driving theory test last week, needed for the conversion of my Malaysian licence. I sat for the test last Sat and I passed it! :)

Qianyi and I have spent some pleasant moments together... When the weather's good, we would spend at least one hour at the playgrounds (we usually go to three playgrounds). When it's raining, we would bring something to play at the void deck.

Playing with bubbles at the void deck...

Riding her scooter happily at the void deck...

Dancing in front of the mirror....

Dancing before sliding down...

Singing "itsy bitsy spider" song at the playground...

We went back to our old place last week to visit Qianyi's little friend, Qianqian. It's been 5 months after we moved to our new home. This was the first time I brought Qianyi there for a visit. She couldn't remember the place anymore but her eyes lit up when she saw the swimming pool. However, she seemed to remember Qianqian and her mum. The two little girls enjoyed playing together...:p

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Good Girl?

Qianyi received two stickers from Teacher Linda yesterday for being a good girl. She usually came home with one sticker on her clothes only.

According to Teacher Linda, Qianyi has shown a great improvement in school. When Teacher Linda said "Qianyi, you are running around?", she stopped running straightaway and sat down while saying "sit sit". She would keep the toys after playing and tell her friends to do so by saying "keep keep".

This "good girl" turned into a little brat yesterday afternoon. We used to put away her toys together while I was singing the "clean up" song (from Barney vcd). But now, she doesn't like to do it anymore. She prefers to be in a messy house. She would let her toys lying around on the floor. It always looks like a hurricane has just swept across the house. So, I was very surprised to hear that she actually cleans up after playing in school.

After I made a bottle of milk yesterday afternoon, I picked up her saxophone and put it on the tv console. She saw it and ran immediately to me. She took the saxophone and dumped it on the floor! She looked angry. She doesn't like us to pick up her toys. Well, I was angry too. I picked up the saxophone again. She wanted to snatch it away and ran after me when I brought it into our bedroom. I put it on a high shelf where she couldn't get it . I raised my voice and spanked her bottom...but that didn't work at all. She cried so hard until almost vomited. It's so difficult to feed her half bowl of rice for lunch. I didn't want my effort to be wasted like that so I gave her back the saxophone. She stopped crying after dumping it for a few times. She then took the milk bottle, lay down on the sofa and drank the milk while watching the vcd. When she finished the 260 ml of milk, she said "good girl" to herself. I was speechless.

I felt mentally exhausted after trying to discipline her. I was at my wit's end. Her mood was good again after she finished the bottle of milk. She seemed to have forgotten the "emotional crying episode".

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Messy But Fun


We bought some bottles of washable paint with special sponge tips from ELC together with the easel. We let Qianyi draw with crayons first and introduced the bottles of paint to her only two days ago.

As expected, she enjoyed painting very much. She tried each colour with all her imagination. Her first painting session took place in the afternoon. There's no mess at all. When Hubby came back from work, I told him about it and he would like to do it with Qianyi too. She was more creative this time. She kept doodling and suddenly put her hands on the wet paint. She started painting with her bare hands! Her two little hands were stained with colours and she tried to touch everything (including her own face)... She had loads of messy fun that night!