Rafe – 41 Months

The boy is now 41 months old! Almost 3 and a half!

[[image:2015-adik41month-07.jpg:Happy roti canai-filled Adik:center:0]]

That is the face he made after eating his fill of roti canai at the Straits of Malacca.

* Mouse over the pictures for captions

May was a very busy month, bookended by trips to Florida. Even though I’ve been two months late writing the last few entries, I’m actually not ridiculously late writing this entry! Whee!

Food status: same as last month. We have learned that when Adik says he wants to go to Straits of Malacca to eat roti canai, and we take him, he will eat like a champ. He’s been known to eat almost a whole piece of roti canai all by himself! And this from a grazer who prefers eating little bites of this and that and snacking throughout the day rather than sitting and eating a proper meal. So yes, when the roti canai fiend says he wants roti canai, we get him his roti canai.

Reading status: all good. Adik loves to text me and instead of just small little texts with “I love you Mama when I’m 3!” type of messages, they are getting longer and longer and almost sound like a real sentence. Sometimes he signs into Messages on the iPad (my account) and sends messages to Vin which again, almost sound like a real text. It’s like being drunk-texted by your 3-year-old I guess. It’s pretty funny. Also, Adik has started to understand gchat and always demands to chat with his Pak Yope. He knows what Pak Yope’s name is now, and how to tell if he’s online. Adik is also very unhappy about the time difference between Malaysia and here because he can’t chat with Pak Yope as much as he would like. Funny boy! He’s figuring out the QWERTY keyboard as well as the phone keyboards, learning how to do apostrophes, exclamation marks, etc. He’s doing quite well at it!

Potty training status: still no Number Two, but he does usually go potty in the potty chair before bedtime. We’ll get there. He does seem quite attached to his diaper. Not sure what I can bribe him with in order to break the diaper habit.

And now let’s go to the pictures. This is the look that I can’t say no to. Look at those eyes:

[[image:2015-adik41month-01.jpg:Pleeeeeease?:center:0]]

Adik enjoys musical pursuits:

[[image:2015-adik41month-02.jpg:Playing the ukelele:center:0]]

Adik has been very into George Gershwin’s Prelude (the first one here) and has been trying to play it as well.

[[image:2015-adik41month-03.jpg:The opening of the Gershwin:center:0]]

[[image:2015-adik41month-04.jpg:The booming bass (not the B-flat key yet, but give me time):center:0]]

Mostly solo shots, but pretty fun photos:

[[image:2015-adik41month-05.jpg:Heat-vision selfie:center:0]]

[[image:2015-adik41month-06.jpg:Silly Adik wears a shirt on his head!:center:0]]

[[image:2015-adik41month-08.jpg:Happy Adik sitting with Papa after a roti canai session:center:0]]

[[image:2015-adik41month-09.jpg:Gnoming on an orange lollipop:center:0]]

[[image:2015-adik41month-10.jpg:Adik’s car is driving on the road through the city:center:0]]

[[image:2015-adik41month-12.jpg:Practising his “no comment” hand-blocking paparazzi camera move:center:0]]

[[image:2015-adik41month-13.jpg:Wearing his Fort Lauderdale shirt on a walk in Fort Lauderdale:center:0]]

[[image:2015-adik41month-14.jpg:Waiting for his weekend toast at breakfast:center:0]]

These last two photos are of Adik’s joyful reunion with Lily. Of course, I should probably point out that Adik is probably the joyful party and Lily wants some peace and quiet.

[[image:2015-adik41month-15.jpg:Adik loves that Lily is in a box!:center:0]]

[[image:2015-adik41month-16.jpg:Adik loves his Lily-kat!!!:center:0]]

Happy 41-month birthday, baby boy! We love you!!!

[[image:2015-adik41month-11.jpg:Silly selfie:center:0]]

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