Oct 31, 2008

PBMT - Day 324

The two-week trial with Adrian having lunch at school was officially ended today with great success. We've already registered him for having lunch at school going forward.

Apart from the weekly physio session, Adrian started his first lesson of fine motor skills group training at DK this afternoon. It was an hour long session with a group of six kids (incl Adrian) doing different exercises in hopes to inprove their fine motor skills. Only three kids (incl Adrian) showed up in the first session and what a coincidence that one of whom is Adrian's classmate - they go to the same school! The therapist went through four different exercises (15 mins each) and we're proud to say, Adrian behaved the best amongst the kids that at least he followed instructions and completed each exercise as expected. We got to borrow some toys/tools at the end of the session to practice it at home as well. The experience was great overall as it was more like a kids' playgroup than a therapy session. There's 7 more sessions to go every Friday in the next two months.

Adrian dressed up as a "Cowboy" this year for Halloween.

Oct 24, 2008

PBMT - Day 317

Adrian is not the little boy Mama used to know... The teacher told us at pick up today that Adrian actually fed himself at lunch and the teacher only helped him with the last two spoonfuls!!! No ideas why he's not behaving when eating at home????!!!! Well, with such an amazing results this week, it reassured our decision of letting Adrian have lunch at school.

Oct 23, 2008

PBMT - Day 316

With no school today, Mama and Adrian did a little Arts & Crafts at home for Adrian to learn blowing. However, Adrian didn't follow instructions at all that he simply does his own thing. Mama tried to show Adrian how to blow the water colour on paper and when it's Adrian's turn, he put his face close to the piece of paper without blowing though. He enjoyed the painting nevertheless. We spent the day playing in the park, doing pretend kitchen play and lacing beads. Mama noticed a big improvements for Adrian after going to school where he can now properly hold the knife and cut up the toy food as well as lacing different beads in order.

Oct 22, 2008

PBMT - Day 315

It's hard to believe Adrian actually eats well at school but not at home or when we eat out. He finished the whole bowl of rice and soup at school but when we dined out in the evening, he only had two bites!!! Adrian kept smiling to the two ladies sitting besides our table that he just stopped eating. It's when we got home, Mama put him in his highchair and there he finished the remainder of his dinner!!!

Oct 21, 2008

PBMT - Day 314

Adrian finished the WHOLE portion of "Chinese Mushroom with Pork & Veggies in Shanghai Noodles" for lunch at school today!!! Though Adrian cried twice during lunch time and needed to be fed. Nevertheless, it's the first time he's tried Shanghai Noodles and guessed he liked it. This piece of good news is too good to be true...

Oct 20, 2008

PBMT - Day 313

Adrian had lunch at school for the first day. Mama was so anxious to know how it all went.... According to the teacher, Adrian cried when he didn't see Mama come to pick him up at the usual time when the majority of the kids have all been picked up. So the teacher brought him out to the playground to play for awhile to calm him down before bringing him back in for lunch. Next he sat on the table, finally pointed at the food and had the TA fed him. He ended up finishing half bowl of his food, drank the soup but refused the apple. Both the teacher and Mama are pleased with the result considering it's only his first day!

Oct 19, 2008

PBMT - Day 312

We took advantage of the car and explored the remote part of the city this weekend. Spent an hour in Tuen Mun Gold Coast checking out the Arts & Culture Fair and then headed to the Tuen Mun Town Plaza for dinner yesterday. Then today we went to Shatin and Adrian spent an hour playing in the Snoopy Land, following the dinner with his best buddy in K8N. It's coincidence the two kids wore the same colour top and they both look very matchy together!

Oct 17, 2008

PBMT - Day 310

Adrian has been getting fussy at mealtimes AGAIN! He loves veggies but when it comes to the main dish, he'd fuss and refused to eat until Mama surrendered and gave him a toy car to play. Knowing that it's not a good habit and so we made a DECISION! Adrian will be having lunch at school starting next week for 2 weeks as a trial. Hopefully this will give him more varieties and with peer pressure, he can learn self feeding and mealtime discipline.

Oct 16, 2008

PBMT - Day 309

Almost 2 months since Adrian bite off the straw from the cup, he is willing to "resume" using the straw cup again!!! The teacher told us Adrian drank 2 cups of water using the straw cup and finished some cupcakes at snack time. However, the thin tiny paper cup holding the cupcake disappeared after Adrian finished eating it. The teacher wasn't sure if Adrian ate it or hid it somewhere???!!!

Oct 14, 2008

PBMT - Day 307

Our quarterly ST session at DK came up today. Mama was ashamed to tell the ST how little improvements Adrian has made in this three months. Adrian still can't blow, can't utilize his lips (e.g. he'd say "us" instead of "bus") and can't juggle his tongue left or right. A good thing that the ST mentioned though, is Adrian loves reading. He actually reads out loud (in his own baby language) and sometimes follow what Mama reads to him and that's how he learns his 1 - 10. So the ST suggested we keep on doing this and continue all the blowing exercise. Really hope we can bring the ST some good news the next time we see him in Jan 2009.

Oct 13, 2008

PBMT - Day 306

Adrian will be 2.5 years old tomorrow but he is just like a baby! He knows how to address everyone in the family, knows how to count 1 to 10 in Chinese, starts pointing at things using his index finger and knows approx. only 10 vocabs! Lately we found that he expressed great interests in learning ABC and he can say A - Z roughly at 60% accuracy. Well, will mention all these to the ST (Speech Therapist) tomorrow.

Oct 11, 2008

PBMT - Day 304

While Adrian was home napping, Mama & Papa drove to the airport with two suitcases bidding farewell to the Grannies. The Grannies were kind enough to bring part of our stuff (2 suitcases) back to Toronto. After the luggages were all checked in, Mama was curious to know how many luggages can a kid like Adrian check in. Out of our expectation, kids who pay child's fare can take as many luggages as an adult i.e. 2 pieces of check-in luggages & a carry-on bag!!! So the three of us can have as many as 6 pieces of luggages & 3 carry-on bags when it's our turn next year!!!

Oct 10, 2008

PBMT - Day 303

What a coincidence that the school is closed today in preparation for the Open Day tomorrow, and Adrian is scheduled to go to the Melamine Clinic at QMH this morning. We mentioned to our doctor at our last visit that Yili UHT milk has been in his diet for over a year and we wanted to have a thorough check up on Adrian just to make sure he is free of kidney stones. Adrian was assigned patient "No. 8" shortly after we arrived QMH at 08:45am! The series of tests include collecting urine & blood samples, going for a kidney ultrasound and lastly seeing a doctor for the final checkup. Seeing that everything is so organised and all the procedures were done in a timely fashion, we were literally done before 11am and Adrian is fine with all clear results! And what's more surprising is we DID NOT end up paying a cent for all the tests performed!!!!

Oct 7, 2008

PBMT - Day 300

Following the "hiking" tradition of Chung Yeung Festival, we joined two girlfriends and had a very nice stroll in the Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens. Again, it's the first time Adrian got a close look at the animals and everything seemed so fascinating to him. The two Aunties took photos of Adrian along the way and what so funny is even a bunch of Filipinos ladies who walked by got so excited seeing Adrian that they snapped a few photos together with him. We spent the last half an hour in the children playground where Adrian got to play slides, swings and Merry-Go-Round for the first time. Adrian totally enjoyed the garden & mini-zoo experience all in one, he was completed exhausted by the time we left.

Oct 6, 2008

PBMT - Day 299

It's the FIRST time Adrian waved goodbye to Mama at school. We are so happy that he's finally getting used to the routine knowing that we will come and pick him up after school.