Saturday, December 20, 2008

I get to celebrate Christmas twice!

Yep, I'm a lucky boy. I get to celebrate twice. Tonight I celebrated with mama. She let me choose a christmas tree... I don't think I realised what I was in for though. When we brought it home it terrified me, it was much bigger than me and kept falling over. I thought it would smother mama, but it didn't. She decorated it with little mirror balls, silver pinecones and pretty red lights. It didn't look so scary after that. Emma and Simon came over and made some mulled wine, then I got to open my pressies. I got a scooter and a sportacus outfit. When I put the outfit on I got right into character and attempted handstands and flick-flacks! The scooter was a bit tricky but i'll get the hang of it. I got lots of other little presents which I'll enjoy playing with when I get back from Italy. I go to Italy Christmas eve with papa. I'm so excited to see nonna, nonno and elisa. I talk about it all the time, but I'll miss mama and reckon she'll miss me too.



Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Sunday, December 07, 2008

i'm back! things i like....

I love playing with straws (still!)
I love saying 'hallo mummy' and wrapping my arms around her thighs.
I am so gonna be a rock star. As soon as i find the cable for the camera i'm going to put my video up on here.
I love people. I'm so social and love having mummy's mates around. I've just met lindy for the first time. i love lindy. i love scott too and emma and dawnus.
I'm happy to be back and looking forward to blogging some more. I've been a tad lax lately cos it went private.. and I'm sorry. I've made it safer on here now, so there are no important details about my life if someone wanted to find me.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Speech assessment

I'm about 10 months delayed in speech overall. I'm making good progress, here's my report. Mama and papa are very proud of me.

Attention and Listening- stayed engaged in all the table top activities I wanted for 20 mins+, we had the room to ourselves. When getting restless accepted 1-2 minute breaks and then back to the table. Visual attention for assessment pictures/booklet a strength.

Social interaction: happy to come with me but started asking for the other children outside- which I was pleased about – asking for other children, not distracting himself by wanting to go to another adult. When really proud he had done something he called out “Yusuf look” when Yusuf had come into the background of the room.

Expression: coming on leaps and bounds in this area. More and more spontaneous 3-4 word phrase phrases, all very appropriate “say bye bye Dora” as soon as I suggested packing up the dolls (which included a Dora the explorer doll– who he has asked “who’s this?”). Using Negatives “no, not this”, labelling pictures, showing all the vocab teaching you have done, using plurals, -ing endings answering what, where , and yes/no questions. When Luca didn’t know the correct name he offered his own pillow, Luca: “oh sleepy head”. So overall on the assessment I used (Preschool Language Scales – 3) Luca demonstrated all skills in the 24-29 mths range and developing skills (half of the items passed) in the 30-35mths range. Given in August 07 his age equivalent was 13mths – I am pleased with this progress.

Comprehension: again showing pleasing progress. Understanding spatial concepts in, on, off, full range of body parts (and proud of it!) developing pronouns ie. “give it to me, give it to him, one for you, developing quantity – understood Give me …‘all’, ‘one’, ‘the rest’. Not sure of ‘some’

Recognizing actions in pictures e.g. where’s blowing?. Luca understands what objects are used for e.g. “which one can you ride?” Luca using lots of gesture to keep me entertained and keep my attention on him. Similarly on the receptive language parts of the assessment (Preschool Language Scales – 3) Luca demonstrated all skills in the 24-29 mths range and most skills in the 30-35mths range. Given in August 07 his age equivalent was 14mths – I am pleased with this progress.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Speech

Oh wow, I'm starting to talk, and quite well at that. All of a sudden words are starting to pour out of me. It's great... I find it's less frustrating for me now, so don't have to push others to get their attention! It's taken me a little while to get here but so worth the wait. I have a lovely little voice and can't wait to have proper chats with mummy and papa.

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

I wanna be a rock star!

Air guitar is my thing at the moment. I love music and singing along to the tunes. I don't have a real guitar so every evening i go to the kitchen drawer and choose a spoon of some sort. My fave one is the pasta spoon, followed by the salad spoon, followed by the wooden spoon... and last, but not least.. the serving spoon. They all make for great guitars. I strum on them, stamp my feet, jump up and down, dance and sing (the spoons also double up as microphones), all the while shouting 'mama look!'

I'm so gonna be a rock star when i grow up.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

IEP

Mummy and papa saw nursery today for my IEP. I'm meeting all my targets and they all said how well i'm doing. I'm due to move into the big room soon but they're going to hold off until January... I'm doing so well where I am and am starting to form new relationships so why change a good thing?

I'm loving to play fight at the moment.. but I don't know when to stop. I am sensitive to other people's feelings but I get so ahead of myself and excited sometimes, I need to learn when i'm being too much.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

I'm going private...

it's not because I don't want you reading about me and about how well i'm doing, I just want to be safe. I know that I've given lots of mummys hope over the past couple of years, because i've proved most of the doctor's wrong.. haven't i? If i know you, or my mummy or papa knows you, please message me through my profile, you can click on 'email me'... I'll send you a password to access my blog in the future. I'll be doing this in about a week. :-)

If we don't know you we won't give you a password. I'm sorry... but it's all good in my life now so this blog is going to be about celebrating that and I think my friends should do that with me rather than the whole world.

Friday, September 05, 2008

I'm back and mummy's the word!

I've been back since monday... it's good to see mummy again. I call her that now, instead of mama. When i first saw her i ran up to her and shouted 'mummy, mummy' and gave her the biggest cuddle, mummy burst into tears.. but i think they were happy tears, not sad ones. I had such an amazing time with papa in italy, wow! I'll upload some pics very very soon.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

I'm going to see Nonno, Nonna and Elisa soon and i'm excited!!!

I go to Italy on Thursday with papa for 12 days. I'm very excited to see everyone and to have a swim in the sea. I'll miss mama and she'll miss me, but we'll speak on the phone every day, I'll have so much to tell her!

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Leila @ Highgate Woods

Mama and I went to visit Leila and went for a play in Highgate woods. I went on the swings and down the slide, chased some birds and dogs, said hallo to random strangers, as you do! We went for lunch at Giraffe afterwards, I had salmon with broccoli, carrots and corn... didn't want a balloon though.. that's gotta be a first.




Thursday, August 07, 2008

I did it!

I love cheese, it makes me dream about nice things. I love the babybel cheeses, is that how you spell it? I'll have to check. But i took the wrapping off then i took off that funny red stuff that coats it... and pulled the cheese out, all by myself. Mama said 'you did it!' so now, every time i do something that i think is quite nifty... could be brushing my teeth, more cheese things or building towers i shout out 'i did it!'

'I did it!' has definitely replaced 'mama look!'.. for now.

Friday, August 01, 2008

Full time at nursery

I'm now at nursery full time, all day Monday to Friday. I like it there and am very well looked after so it's not too bad. Mama has a job now, she has had a lot of time off lately so our time together from now on will be more precious. Mama seems very happy to be working again so that will make me happy too.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Happy Birthday Papa!

I didn't know what to get you for a present so i decided to paint you a picture and frame it. I had a lot of fun painting it as you'll see from these photos, from the start right through to the finished product. :-) I hope you have a fun day.





Saturday, July 19, 2008

My birthday party!

I had so much fun... got SO many presents, was very spoilt. All my friends came and we danced, wrestled, made stuff with play dough. Everyone wanted to sing me happy birthday but i found it a bit much, all that attention on me... no thanks! So mama did a video of it instead, while papa gave me cuddles in the lounge. I had such a good time, thanks for coming everyone! A big thank you to Richie for letting us use his home and make a right mess in the process! :-)

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Friday, July 18, 2008

I'm 3 years old today... WOW!

Ah I'm 3 today. It's great, you get given loads of presents to open! Papa came over and helped me rip the paper off. I got so spoilt and am going to have lots of fun playing with them all. I went to nursery today and we went on an outing to Golders Hill Park. I loved playing in the sandpit and running around with everyone in the big, open spaces. It's my birthday party tomorrow... can't wait!





Monday, July 14, 2008

I love you, and you and you and you!

Ok, i'm saying those 3 words a lot. I love you. Mama and papa say it to me in the mornings, in the evenings and when i speak to them on the phone. They say it a lot and i like to hear it. So now, when i greet people... the guy in the shop, the stranger on the street... i say 'hallo, i love you'. I want to make them feel good too. So, to all readers of my blog... 'hallo and i love you'. !!!

Saturday, July 05, 2008

Mama look!

There's so much to show mama. When i build a tower block i shout 'mama look!', when i spin around and around to make myself dizzy i shout 'mama look!', when i dance i shout 'mama look!'.. also when i play the air guitar. In fact, everything i do at the moment i want mama to look.

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

I have the pox.... YAY!!!

I've finally got chicken pox. It's been going around at nursery on and off and i've always missed it, but not this time. I'm covered in spots, but they're not bothering me at all. It's good to get it over with when you're young. :-)

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Elisa visits!








Sunday, June 15, 2008

Happy Father's day Papa

I made you 3 cards at nursery, loved giving them to you. Happy Father's day, you're the best papa in the world and i love you very, very much!!! Had so much fun with you today and you cooked such delicious food on the braai. I ate chicken, sausage, baked potato and some salad. I loved the potato so much I took half of mama's!


Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Perfect

Being without defect or blemish

I went to Great Ormond Street today for a heart check-up. It was a long day. I had an ECHO done.. at first I was a little nervous but mama and papa chatted to me about what I was going to have on my pizza for lunch, so I calmed down a bit, cos I love pizza! We met with the cardiologist afterwards and he said my heart was 'perfect', I only have to go back again in 2 YEARS!!!

My third hole in the ventricles has closed naturally, and I no longer have to have antiobiotics every time I have dental treatment or if I fall and cut my mouth open, what a relief! He did say that I have to keep my teeth nice and clean though, because bacteria can travel to the heart that way... but I'm getting really good at brushing my teeth now so that shouldn't be a problem really.

ALL IN ALL A SUPERB DAY!!! :-))))

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

I love you

Mama and papa say this to me a lot. I feel all warm and fuzzy inside when they do, so i figured it must be a nice thing to say to someone, so i'm saying it back to them now! mama nearly cried when i said it to her the first time.

Sunday, June 01, 2008

BBQ at dad's place

I stayed with dad and we had a bbq. I saw Tara and India for the first time in ages. They've been in Goa for 4 months, lucky things! It was great to see them, although pushed them a bit in the beginning, i don't mean to hurt anyone... it's just a silly phase i'm going through. By the end of the day we were getting along just fine though and we had fun! Lizzy brought some balloons around, she often brings me balloons and i love them, thank you Lizzy!





Monday, May 19, 2008

Had a ball with papa this weekend!

I don't know why i'm blogging papa as dad and also mama as mom? I call him papa and call mom mama so will be accurate from now on! Mama went away for the weekend to see a friend of hers. Papa came to stay and took care of me for the whole weekend and we had a lot of fun. He took me to Waterlow Park (mama's favourite park).



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