Max loves talking on the phone. He's been grabbing the phone and pretending to be on it since he was... maybe 10 months?! Max likes to listen to the person on the phone but he hasn't learned to respond and answer back. Here're two photos of him on the phone from last November.
Max has learned quite a lot of vocab now. His favorite words to say now are dada, mama, duh duh, "wawa" for dogs and water, "Rooaarrr" for tiger, "NgNg" for pigs, "Ahhhhh" for sheep, "Mou" for cat, "Moooo" for cow, "Ma Moon" for moon, "Nana" for banana, Uh Oh when he does something bad, "ball ball", "buble". Even know we already knows what he knows what to say, it still never gets old.
The friends that Max wishes he sees more often are Ella and Elyse. You might remember them from last Dec and from when Max was a little baby. We used to visit their house and Ella loved entertaining and taking care of Max. Elyse is closer to Max in terms of age. Whenever she took toys away from Max, Ella would come and over and ask her to share. Aunty Carmen and Uncle John would be proud. Here are the pictures and videos from the end of a playdate. Taken at their playground and both chieh chieh taking turns to push Max on the swing. Max was a little nervous in the beginning but finally loosened up and enjoy the swing. He had a lot of fun that day and was very hesitant to leave.
Here's another one of Max's bff - Elijah. We met Elijah when he was just over a month. Mommies were introduced on email by another mutual friend. They had just relocated from HK the same time we did and Elijah's about 3 months younger than Max. We love going over to Elijah's house to play because Elijah's got really nice and new toys. As the boys got older, there are more interactions - as oppose to when they were little, the interactions were limited to grabbing each other. Elijah's got such cute and huge eyes, and very long eyelashes. He's half Jewish and half Indian. These photos were taken at Elijah's 1st birthday party!
Max has made a few good friends here in Singapore. One of them is Bethany. Mommy has noticed that he likes to show his affections towards his female friends by hugging them. Unfortunately this affection is not reciprocated sometimes. In this incident, Max goes from love to...frustration!
Max loves calling Dada, sometimes screaming at the top of his lungs. As if he doesn't scream loud, Dada won't hear him. He likes to call dada especially when he's being changed. Mama doesn't get the same treatment. Maybe it's because Max sees mommy alot everyday. Mommy gets a little bit jealous at times. Just a little bit.