Thursday, April 29, 2010

Play Time

In September last year, Alden started spending a lot of time on the swing and slides. He absolutely loves outdoor activities and would refuse to go home if he hasn't had enough play time. 

If he's not on the swing, he's definitely busy with his Duplo. He loves the fire truck, the tractors and the coloured blocks.

Portfolio entry was written by his teacher, Adriane


This is another entry scanned from the portfolio. As I've mentioned in my first post, the content of this blog depends heavily on the reports written by Alden's teachers. Sorry for the poor quality - the scanner's fault!

More Flashbacks

Alden celebrated his 3rd birthday with his teachers and friends. This was taken last year.

 An entry in his learning journal.


A year ago, when I first enrolled Alden at UC Early Childhood Centre, I was asked to write a short description of him. This was the best I could come up with at that time.

February 2009

Alden is a very unique boy. As a son, he is very loving and affectionate and he shows his feelings all the time. He loves to be cuddled by mom and dad and he enjoys a lot of attention from people. Alden can be very cheeky at times and one must be really careful with him cos he's always got something up his sleeve. He'll play a little trick on you when you least expect it! This is not surprising at all cos he's always been playful even as a baby.

He adores cars, trains and tractors. His favourite pastime is arranging all his cars in a striaght line and grouping them together based on size and shapes. His favourite cartoons are Little Einsteins and Thomas the Tank Engine.

Alden loves music and dancing. He'd move his body whenever he hears an upbeat tune. He has a lot of energy and he has the capacity to stay up for hours and hours. At the moment, Alden is still learning to speak and I'm pleased to say that he's starting to pick up a lot of English words.

Alden is a very picky eater. It is so difficult to get him to eat and he only takes a selection of food like corn soup, chicken soup, bread and yogurt. He absolutely loves chocolate chip cookies and cakes.

Alden can be cheeky, stubborn and naughty at times but he's just trying to get your attention. He's adorable and lovable. One of a kind.

The following is the first entry in Alden's learning journal, written by his teacher Jo.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

This One's for My Babies

I have finally decided to create a new blog to chronicle my babies' milestones and achievement. I know I should have done this when Alden was a baby but way back then, I was still in the Dark Ages; oblivious to the existence of the blog sphere. 

Why can't I just talk about my babies in Lizee's Secret Garden? Well, I am not sure whether people could take my poop story on a daily basis. Plus, certain people might find it distasteful. So, with the launch of this new site, I have the freedom and avenue to talk about every detail of  Goliden's progress in toilet training, his fascinating hobbies, his many tantrums and his life as a pre-schooler. I will also talk about Goliva's mini milestones, her transition from being a crawler to a toddler and how she copes with bullying and sibling rivalry at such a young age.

This doesn't mean that I will not talk about them in the other site cos I certainly will, you know. It's just that this site will be more comprehensive in archiving every aspect of their lives. I hope this is clear. 

Since the Pre School they attend has a portfolio for each of them, this makes it easier for me to record their development. Thank you Te Ao Tamariki, University of Canterbury.

To my sister Lois, who constantly nags me for their pictures and videos, I dedicate this blog to you. Hope you like it.