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家是唯一的城堡 - Asher is 18 Months

By A Happy Mum @A_Happy_Mum
Happy holidays! So, our September holidays is packed full of activities and I'm feeling pretty exhausted but happy when I hit the sack every night. We also have a short 3D2N getaway coming up so that's gonna be pretty exciting for the kids too! Woohoo!
Not surprisingly, it's been quite tough trying to find time to do the growing up videos of the kids but like I said before, I will find a way by hook or by crook. I know I am lagging for the girls, who've been asking me when I will finish their videos for last year, but at least I'm still quite on time for the baby boy (okay, he's not really a baby anymore but still...). Yup, gotta make sure I do it for him because both of the sisters had these videos done for them when they were younger too.
I'm hoping he will smile a big smile when he sees this tomorrow. Here's presenting Asher's latest video with fond memories from his 16th to 18th months. Awww, my baby boy (yes, still a baby to me) is one and a half years old already!

Dear Asher,
Happy turning 18 months old! Yup, you are growing up so fast and very soon, you will be entering your terrible twos phase! Just so you know, Mummy is so happy to be with you every day and I know you are too, judging from how much you cling onto me, how you hug and kiss me and how you cry when I go out of sight.

So you learnt to walk when you were 15 months, right? Now, you can jump, you can run and you even try to race with your sisters too! Yes, they still win you every time but I've told them they won't be able to stay victorious for long because in no time at all, you will be taller, stronger and faster than them. When that happens, remember that you will always need to look out for and protect them too, okay?

Well, for now at least, you are so blessed to have the two of them who rush to you every time you whine and cry. They fuss over you more than I do, they get sad when you don't give them a good night kiss, they are tickled by your new tricks, they hold your hand and guide you when we are out, they give up their favorite food just for you and let's just say I'm actually so glad yet quite envious that you have not one, but two sisters! And their love for you speaks volumes, which is really heartening to know.

You had many firsts in this couple of months, including decorating your first cupcake, going on the Madagascar carousel and boat ride in Universal Studios, taking your first cable car ride, riding on spinning teacups, singing at your first karaoke session (well, you only utter a few sounds but those count too, right?), fishing your first rubber duck, eating instant noodles for the first time (ooops), meeting Spider-man in person, rolling around in snow and having a taste of freezing cold, going on the train ride in LEGOLAND, and you even played golf too! Yup, all these and more! You are quite a lucky kid, you know? That said, we must never take life and all the good things we have for granted, okay?

We've been trying to teach you to say more words but it seems like you prefer to take your own sweet time. While you can say "Papa", "Mama" and at times "Jiejie", you refuse to say words like "Please", "Thank you" and "Byebye". Yup, you understand all of them and so much more of the things we say to you, but you just don't want to say them yet. We don't really want to compare you with your sisters, who by the way started blabbering at a young age, because we know you will do fine when you want to. For now, we shall stick to your favorite words like "Bird, bird", "Ball", "Uh oh" and those cute sounds you make, okay? Oh, and you know how to make the animals sounds of tiger, dog and elephant too!

Some people have asked me if you will be going to school next year since by right, you should be in Nursery 1. Still, Mama thinks you don't need to yet and anyway, I think we will be happier to spend our time with each other every morning, right? Those precious three hours of being with you every weekday morning, and you alone, mean a lot to me and I know you enjoy it too. So, let me keep you home with me for at least another year before you start school. That said, you must promise me that you will not always ask to watch the television, okay? In fact, you don't really wanna watch cartoons but you are very interested in the Just Dance videos (for now, you are a fan of One Direction!) and your own growing up videos for now. It's very cute how you will take the remote and pass it to me but it doesn't mean I will cave in every time, yeah? 
Thank you for making me feel so loved and needed every morning, afternoon and night. Haha. Yes, you are still my little koala bear and I don't even know when I will be able to wean you off. To tell you the truth, I enjoy nursing you so much too because I think it might jolly well be the last time I am going through the breastfeeding journey and it's one of my greatest joy of being a mom. So yes, let's just see how long more we can go. I need you more than you ever need me, my dear. And I love you more than you will ever know too. Stay my happy, healthy, charming little boy always, my dear!

With lots of hugs and kisses,

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