Thursday, February 26, 2009

4 years old


amir turned 4 last month. he's going through a lot of changes and development.

- at his last check up, he weighs 14kg;

- he's now in pra-tadika 2; his teacher is cikgu fatim;

- fatim says amir daydreams a lot, he's a bit on the lazy side and needs to be called to do work;

- his vocabulary has increased so much;

- he brings back work from school - in the form of songs, prayers, actions and even selawat;

- he's a good story teller (or a newscaster depending on which side you look at it);

- he can tell so many stories about what happened in school and i bet he tells people what happens at home too;

- he 'expects' now...when we ask questions we must ask everything because he will wait until everything he expects to be asked has been asked (when we ask how was he at school, how was asyraf in school...he'll wait until we ask how was ariff in school even though we dont want to ask);

- everything comes in four - amir, asyraf, ariff & baby a**** (no one is left out for him);

- he's getting very stubborn - our 'no' is always followed by his 'nak jugak';

- he can really test his daddy's patience - weekends are filled with smacks and locking in the room;

- he's got so much energy that its sad he cant do a lot of things during the weekend (we are not up to it);

- he's a big eater and loves to try new food;

- he can bathe by himself even with the door closed;

- he's very choosy with his clothes - irritating attribute this is;

- he remembers well - when asked why he was angry yesterday, he can recall which incident prefectly;

- dont ever make promises with him because he'll remember;

- he's very close with ariff (for now) but we think he'll be closer to asyraf when he gets older;

- he's beginning to grasp the difference between boys and girls - mummy is a girl and mummy cant have short hair.

latest pictures


amir in 2008...

amir & his brothers...

amir in 2009...

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

3 years & 9 months


for a while amir couldnt write properly. yes, i know he's still small, no need to push him. we didnt. we just followed his progress from his exam papers in school. his teacher did note down that he should practise his writing skills more, so we bought him dot-to-dot alphabet and number books. he was more interested in colouring (that too, wasnt great). but now we noticed that he's getting better. he can also write numbers and alphabets freely, without the help of dots and lines.

his performance in school is getting better. during his last exam he got number 7 out of 16, with a total percentage of 82%. not bad. he's still very playful and wont concentrate in class, but we hope it'll get better.

he is still the naughty older brother. he doesnt create much havoc in school but is forever disturbing asyraf & amir, especially when they get together before the parents come and pick them up. he was once asked to sit in a corner by his teacher because he's always picking on his younger brothers.

amir's getting quite dependable and can be relied upon, especially when we go out. he can sit quietly and eat while we eat. he would also entertain ariff when ariff gets restless.

he would also accompany me when we get home late and i have to run around in the kitchen preparing things for the next day and cleaning up before we go off to bed.

daytime nap is a chore for him. its difficult to get amir to sleep during the day. unless hubby sleeps with him and it has to be in tiza's room, ie no tv to distract him. if not, he wouldnt close his eyes for a second.

amir's still skinny as ever but he's getting taller. his face has also changed, according to hubby. one more year in his current school, then we'll probably change him to the kindy near the house. we want him to interact with children who may be his classmates in standard one for a year or two so that he wouldnt feel out of place when he enters primary school.

Friday, September 19, 2008

recent pictures


here there and everywhere...

Thursday, July 17, 2008

3 and a half


amir turned 3 and a half years this month. he's grown so much and learned so much.

he knows so many songs from school - some i know, some i cant get. his songs usually comes with all kinds of body movement. sometimes when i make similar movement, we would associate with a song and would start singing.

not just songs, he knows several doas as well - again, some i know, some i just cant understand.

he's getting to be very whiny. if he doesnt get his daytime nap and if he's waken up wrongly in the morning, he would start whining and crying.

he can write pretty ok. not that nice (his twos and threes are terrible, in fact) but he tries and it shows. hubby says amir writes better than any of us did when we were his age;

he's a tv addict. he would run from afar when he hears the mickey mouse clubhouse or thomas theme song;

he's very appreciative and that makes all the hard work put in worth it. when he eats, he would repeatedly go "ummmmm...sedapnya mummy masak". there are times he would say "cantiknya baju mummy" or "lawanya rambut mummy" or "cantiknya plate amir";

he knows working clothes and is very alert of the clothes we're wearing. if we're wearing casual clothes, he takes that as a sign of not going to school;

he knows the difference between big and small, left and right, up and down, and straight. when in the car, hubby would ask - where do we go next, left or right or straight. most of the time he gets it correct;

he can take water from the fridge and put in his cup. usually he would do it when we return from school as mummy si busy with preparing the bags for the next day and daddy is busy with bringing asyraf and ariff into the house;

although he's no longer wearing diapers during the day, we still experience accidents, unfortunately. i'm hoping to start his diaper-less night this weekend. amir's not into wearing diapers anymore so that's a sign i should start;
saturdays are his alone time with hubby. almost every saturday hubby will take him to giant and he's come to expect their weekly trips. hubby says he knows where to go once they reach giant - the cd stall to get more thomas;

he still sucks his 2 fingers.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

at 40 months


amir knows what he wants, especially when it comes to clothes and toys. he would fuss when i put on what i've chosen for him. sometimes he would keep quiet and go along but once he's left alone in his room he would take off what i've put on him and put on whatever clothes he wants.

he also knows what toys he wants. he would rummage his toy chest to look for james, or car tiza, or barney, or doraemon, or bob.

he is now using baby talk, which i really hate. i think he picked it up at school.

he has a love-hate relationship with asyraf. extremely violent when they are put together...they would hit and kick and punch and slap. but when they're away from each other, they would start to ask about one another.

he knows his abc-s and 123-s. hopefully he can read soon.

his teacher has been complaining that amir's very lazy. its tough with him. even at home he would ignore hubby and i when we talk to him, getting him to do things needs reminding 3-4 times before he actually does them.

he's slowly starting to sleep late and wake up late. sometimes when the tv and lights are switched off, he's still awake.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

pics at bukit tinggi


only photos...

when we got home...