Dec 31, 2010

2010 has been a great year for us – it’s the first whole year that Adrian get to experience living in Canada. We are amazed each day seeing how big our little boy has grown. Our wish remains the same, hoping he’d remain NED for the rest for his life – be Happy & Healthy as always!

Dec 20 - 25, 2010

Here comes our family trip to the Sin City - Las Vegas.

Spending 6D5N at Vegas was refreshing - we spent days checking out different hotels on the strip, enjoying shows (Bellagio fountain, Atlantis at the Forum Shops, Shark Reef, Gondola ride etc.), shopping and feasting at buffets!

Dec 18, 2010

We registered Adrian to a gingerbread decorating session with a few friends at Loblaws. Despite none of them showed up due to sickness and other commitments, we all had fun!

Dec 11, 2010

A nice stroll at the Toronto Christmas Market...

Dec 10, 2010

Complimentary tickets from MAW to the Nutcracker Dress Rehearsal. Thanks to Papa who acts as our interpretor for the show. Adrian loves checking out the orchestra pit and the running around during intermission.

Dec 9, 2010

Adrian did a good job performing in Christmas Concert at school this morning. He remembers all the lyrics for the songs!!!

Hawaiian theme singing "Christmas Island"

"Jingle Bell"

Last song singing "Mon beau Sapin"

Nov 29, 2010

Adrian fell in love with a book that he brought home from the school library namely, "Go, Dog. Go!". After reading it to him a few times and he’s capable to read it out loud to himself every night before bedtime. The book is an easy read that talks all about dogs doing things. We decided to look up a little info about this book and then we realized it’s a classic children book. We bought a brand new book (and a few others from the series) for Adrian’s keepsake after returning the copy back to school.

Nov 5, 2010

After transferring the application from Hong Kong to Toronto, Adrian is now a registered wish kid at the Make-A-Wish organization at the Toronto branch. We had an hour meeting tonight with 2 volunteers from MAW (& interview with Adrian) and we are happy to have nailed down the Top 3 wishes for Adrian. Though we anticipate the wish may not be granted in a year or so but we are excited that it's been written down and will be subject to the board's approval in a few weeks' time!

Nov 4, 2010

After Adrian's speech therapy session ended on Aug 24, Adrian will have another 6 weeks speech therapy sessions starting today with the same SLP at Markham Stouffville. The session began with a quick reassessment to see where Adrian is at. Adrian is thrilled to see Rebecca, the SLP, again and he showed significant improvements in mastering the "h" & "s" sounds.

Some of the findings and areas that need to be worked on in the upcoming sessions include:-
- Adrian is able to master a lot of sounds correctly, however, his speech clarity decreases as his sentence gets long.
- Increase his ability to answer open ended questions (e.g. what’s happening to that guy over there?)
- Continue to reinforce sounds like "f", "th" etc.

Oct 31, 2010

Following the tradition from last year's, we went trick or treating at the mall this afternoon with some friends. Adrian is so proud to be a knight this year. :)

Oct 29, 2010

Halloween Party at school...

Adrian is holding hands with his best buddy in class.

Oct 24, 2010

After knowing the Wiggles are coming to Toronto for concert again, we got in touch with Make-A-Wish Toronto and finally we were offered complimentary tickets for wish kid like Adrian to the show!

Go Bus to downtown

Before the show

Show time...

Singing "Rock-A-Bye your bear"

Oct 22, 2010

On a PA Day like today, Adrian is booked with appointments:-

- First formal eye exam with an optometrist. Compared to his last eye check up in March 2009. This exam is more comprehensive which includes identifying different sizes of alphabets, eye movement ability & alignment. At the end of the test, Adrian was asked to wear a 3D glasses and did some test to check for "lazy eyes". Adrian is very cooperative and he passed all the tests with flying colors.

- We noticed a lot of feedback when Adrian has his hearing aids on, so we brought him down to SickKids Audiology clinic to have his ears flushed and then paid a visit at the nearby hearing aids centre to check the aids and make another custom earmold just in case.

- Seasonal flu shot is scheduled for tomorrow morning at the Pediatrician office.

Oct 21, 2010

We had the first Parent-teacher interview this evening with Adrian's teachers. It's the FIRST time we ever heard teachers use the terms "talkative" & "Chatterbox" to describe Adrian. Regardless of Adrian's liking to hang out with kids younger than him (maybe a way to boost up his self confidence that he's capable to do more than his friends because he's older), the teachers have very favorable reviews on him and we hope Adrian continues to enjoy his new class in the school.