Sunday, July 26, 2009
Nadine is 3 Years Old!
Nadine turned 3 years old on 23 July. Ever so happy-go-lucky and tough as nails.
We're grateful for her progress. She's got more than 200 words in her spoken vocabulary now. Of course, not every word is crystal clear, but hey, at least she's vocalising. Starting to chant the alphabet and numbers too (TV helps!). She can also (very enthusiastically) give you the thumbs up sign for "good"!
Nadine loves her sister Jolie. They are such goofy playmates. Jolie is now 1.5 years old, and fast catching up in size. We often get asked if they are twins (even when we don't dress them alike).
Yes, some social discrimination has started. A couple of older kids refuse to play with Nadine at the playground; they complain she looks "funny". But the rest don't care that she is different. We do see more young people with Down Syndrome out and about town, so maybe by the time Nadine grows up, she will have less discrimination to deal with.
And since it is also her daddy's birthday, we held a small party last Saturday for hubby's office colleagues. They gave Nadine a toy kitchen set, among many other things, which both kids loved! Thank you, guys!
This thing has lights to simulate cooking fire, and even makes boiling and frying noises! Back in my days, we had to imagine or add our own sound effects when playing "masak-masak" (cooking).
Watch out, Gordon, Jamie and Nigella!