Despite his baran-ness, Aiden has a sweet side as well. Especially when he wants to sleep. He would rest his head on my tummy, or hide his face under my arm pit. Snuggles up to me with his hand behind my neck and the other hugging my body. Loves playing peek-a-boo and would usually initiate the game (usually when Mummy is trying to concentrate at watching Desperate Housewives). When my focus is on updating my blog, he would come up to me and "demand" for my attention, usually by slamming on the laptop keys until I put it away and play with him. And he'll show his appreciation by handing to me every single block he could get his hands on and claps his hand when I receive it. He loves clapping - he usually claps his hands in glee whenever we clap, or when I sing his Gymboree songs, or even when the audience in the television claps! Once, we were getting ready for bed and he was standing on the pillow, his grip on the bed head, and he heard the 1Malaysia song (by Faizal Tahir) on TV and he actually used both his hands to clap to the song, and then of course tumbled down to the bed.
Aiden prefers the TV over books. *there goes my dream of having a toddler who loves to read* Whenever I try to read with him, he'll simply slam the book shut. But, he can focus for 10 minutes at a time while watching Playhouse Disney. He loves watching advertisements, so my sister and I would always tease him by blocking his view and then laugh hysterically when he tries to crane his neck to look at the TV.
Aiden loves the water. Enjoys taking his bath and loves splashing the water in the bathtub or sink using his feet, usually drenching anyone trying to give him his bath in the process. Loves the swimming pool too! So recently, we went to the beach. It was his first ever trip to the beach and we were so sure that he was going to enjoy himself. Boy, were we soooo wrong! He hated it! He hated the feel of the sand, even lifting his feet up high so that he doesn't set foot on the beach. He was terrified of the sea waves, he would just sit on my lap in the sea, face terrified, begging to be rescued. Aiden is soooo not a beach bum. Not only that, Aiden is terrified of the grass at his feet as well!!! (Who in the world screams at grass???)
Have you ever seen anyone at the beach with socks? Wait for my long overdue blog post about Aiden at the beach!And of course, the two cute bunny front teeth (it runs in the family!) finally sprouted just a few weeks after he turned one. Making Aiden's mouth filled with a grand total of 7 teeth!
Aiden - you are still, and forever will be the apple of our eyes (despite the numerous hints people have been dropping to Mummy and Daddy about getting a Baby Girl next!)