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Friday, June 03, 2011

Julian is 4 Years Old!

Happy Birthday, Julian! Julian turned 4 years old on 28 May 2011.

Here are his updates:

  • He has shown that he's the caring "big brother". There were times when Justin dilly-dallies when asked to go indoors, and when we threatened to walk-off, Julian would run over to Justin to hurry him on, or pull his hand.
  • Currently he likes to ask Justin: "Justin, you want? Ya?" for a variety of things. Justin would always answer "Ya!"
  • For a few months, he has been talking to Klaus Bear before he sleeps. We use Klaus Bear to ask him questions to engage him in conversation. They then tuck each other into bed.
  • His reading continues to improve. He can now read simple phrases from newspapers and brochures.
  • He's hooked on singing Kenny Roger's "Through the Years" by heart, and some parts of Kenny Nolan's "Love's Grown Deep". He had been hearing these songs from the family photo montages we made.
  • Ever since our Kuching holiday, he's now a fan of 7-Eleven. When we ask him what he wants to do there he'd answer, "to buy something" or more precisely "to buy Slurpee!".


Julian eating banana
[Julian eating banana]

Julian laughing
[Julian having a good laugh]

Julian has always been the very active-type. He doesn't sit still except when glued to the TV or computer, or when sitting in a baby chair during meals, or when "held at gunpoint" to do homework :o). However, he's showing some signs of "mellowing down"... perhaps he's maturing a little bit.

For quite some time running up to his birthday, he would often say "My birthday - Mickey Mouse!" (for his cake) and sometimes "My birthday, go restaurant". We eventually bought him a Mickey Mouse cake for him to celebrate with his friends in school the day before his birthday.

Mickey Mouse cake
[Julian's Mickey Mouse cake to celebrate in school]

On his actual birthday, we celebrated with a lunch at Sea Palace Restaurant.

Ice-cream cake
[Julian's ice-cream cake (from Ah Kong) with Mickey Mouse: For the family celebration at the restaurant]

Julian cutting cake
[Julian cutting his birthday cake]

Family photo
[Family photo]

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