Zayden: “Mommy, look! The door is camouflaged.”

Yesterday, I decided to bring the boys to one of those “live” shows of Chuggington at City Square Mall. I’ve never brought them to one before Only because there was once Guan and I brought Zayden a couple of years ago to the same event at the same mall only to find out that the show had ended less than an hour ago

As I knew my kids, my limits and that I would be outnumbered, I asked my Mom to be the much-needed extra pair of hands. She ended up roping my brother along as well so that made the ratio of kids to adults pretty even

I was a little surprised that they weren’t as excited or moving as actively/vigorously during the show. Zayden looked like he was outgrowing the series. So when it ended (with “snow” falling), I pulled both boys aside and asked if they enjoyed it.

“Yes,” they said, in their flat voices.

“I don’t like the snow,” Reuel said, trying to get the foam off his hair. I tried to explain it wasn’t real snow and that, really, it was just soap foam but he wasn’t really keen on listening.

“Zayden, why didn’t you dance along to the songs?” I asked him.

“I don’t want to be tired,” was his reply.

I guess they were tired since it was around their usual nap time. Not to mention Zayden had an on-off nose bleed from 5-7 earlier in the morning

The obligatory photo with the trains:

Reuel and Zayden :)

Reuel and Zayden

Oh! It’s almost 4 a.m. now. Happy Birthday Mom!

It is 10.45 p.m. and it is Zayden’s bedtime.

(to his grandfather)
Zayden: Ye Ye! Good night! Harg!
(hugs exchanged)
Zayden: Kees!
(kisses exchanged)
Zayden: Mama! Good night! Harg!
(we hug)
Zayden: Kees!
(we kiss)
Me: Love you!
Zayden: Lob yew!
Me: Take care!
Zayden: Tak care!
Me: Sweet dreams!
Zayden: Shweet dreem!
(runs back to grandfather)
Zayden: Ye Ye! Tak care! Shweet dreem!

Aww *hearts*

Over the past couple of weeks, the poor kid has been bitten by mosquitoes. So much so that he has serveral weird bumps on his skin. One such bump was on his hand.

This morning, his Ah Ma asked him, “Did mosquito bite you last night?”

He pointed to the bump on his hand.

Yes, he knows what a mosquito bite is

Last weekend was spent celebrating Zayden Asher’s first birthday It was a two-day affair since there were many people we wanted to invite. Saturday was at home with his relatives and friends while Sunday was at my old home with my relatives and friends.

It was pretty easy to entertain people on Saturday since there was a wide screen TV and a home theater system. All we needed to do was pop a DVD in and hey presto!—people are entertained.

Zayden Asher turns 1!
Totally into Avatar

Since Guan had to entertain his friends and his parents, their relatives, I just made sure that there are enough chairs, that people have taken their food from the buffet and making sure that everyone has a drink (or two). Inititally, when some relatives and friends came early, Zayden was pretty cheerful and socialized. But as the night went on and more people came, the crowd became a little too overwhelming for him and he clung onto me every now and then.

(While going through my photos, I realized that I am missing photos from my sister’s camera so there are a lot of photos that I can’t add to this post. I guess there will be another post on this event.)

Zayden Asher turns 1!
Really yummy cake!

Zayden Asher turns 1!

Zayden Asher turns 1!
Lighting the candle

As the birthday song was sung, he got all happy and clapped along.

Zayden Asher turns 1!

A few days prior to this celebration, Guan’s father tried to teach Zayden how to blow out his birthday candle. It wasn’t successful so on that day, we coaxed him to attempt to blow. As we were encouraging him, “Go on, Zayden. Blow the candle. Remember how to blow?” He suddenly stuck out a finger and extinguished the flame!

Everyone was so shocked! I quickly checked his finger but it seemed fine. In fact, he looked like he was about to cry with everyone’s outburst

Zayden Asher turns 1!
Cutting the cake

Zayden Asher turns 1!

Zayden Asher turns 1!
Having his first taste

Zayden Asher turns 1!
Yup, he loves cake

On Sunday, Guan, Zayden and I went over to my old home at noon to help decorate the house. I have to say I was rather surprised because I did not expect my parents to actually decorate! On my first birthday I remember not having any balloons nor streamers/banners hung up around the house. Grandparents really spoil their grandchildren, eh?

(After the party, my mom insisted that I should take a few photos of the decorations. It wasn’t much. But, still.)

Zayden Asher turns 1!

Zayden Asher turns 1!

Zayden was actually rather cranky because he didn’t nap. So when most of the guests arrived, he was napping away :?

Zayden Asher turns 1!
My cousin’s kid, Cheyenne with Nicole

Zayden Asher turns 1!
Cousins and second cousins

Zayden Asher turns 1!
My sister with Dylan (Cheyenne’s brother) and Yoda

Zayden Asher turns 1!
My family (minus my dad who’s the photographer) with my grandmother

Zayden Asher turns 1!
My friends Tarmidzee and Li Lin

(Um, yes. He doesn’t really like to wear clothes.)

Zayden Asher turns 1!
With Joel

At the end of the day, Zayden had a lot of presents.

Zayden Asher turns 1!
Left: my side; Right: Guan’s side

We decided to let him open one

Zayden Asher turns 1!
“Ooh, I wonder what’s the biggest gift like?”

Zayden Asher turns 1!
“Thanks for helping me Daddy!”

Zayden Asher turns 1!
“It’s a Winnie the Pooh airplane!”

Zayden Asher turns 1!

Due to the size of the gift, Guan and I initially thought it was a car. But since Guan’s in the airforce, my cousin got him the airplane. Sweet, ain’t it?

Did I forget to mention that Zayden started walking?

Zayden Asher turns 1!

Fairy Girl

Looking at cute little girl items from this Etsy store just makes me wish for a girl sooner than I’d like! Though I wouldn’t dress her up in pink or over frilly dresses and such, the images from the store just makes me want to stare and dream

Fairy Girl

The weekend was an exhausting one since there was a double celebration for Zayden Asher’s first birthday Here’s a sneak:

Zayden Asher turns 1!