Is Your Toddler Eating Right?

~ Posted on Saturday, August 21, 2010 at 12:24 AM ~

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Have you ever wondered how much nutrients is your toddler getting in his daily food intake?

Well, wonder no more!

Go and try out the "Tot It Up" tool to get a general overview of your child's diet and analysis of the balance of foods needed.

Based on Ben's meals today, I keyed in the portions and below is the analysis report:

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Looks like everything is fine and dandy except I need to increase the intake under "Milk, cheese & yogurt", "Fruits & Vege" and possibly look into the water intake for Ben. My boy guzzles water like nobody's business! But then he's always running around and up to something and active all the time, so I guess it justifies the amount of water he had daily.

As for physical activity, there's not much choice given in the list, though I'd love to add in reading, drawing, playing at balcony, listening and dancing along to music to the activities.

Go and try out the tool now!

And let me know the results you got! Smile

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Life is Like a Tunnel...

~ Posted on Thursday, August 19, 2010 at 11:23 AM ~

Dearest Mummy & Daddy,

Thank you for taking care of me.

I know I am very mischievous and hyper curious with everything.

Sometimes I see new things, I want to go explore it.

I want to touch it,

I want to throw it (to see whether it makes funny sounds so I can practise my "Uh-ohhhh" sounds),

I want to step on it, I want to shake it.

I know I am growing up real fast.

With each day I am growing bigger and wiser.

I know I have to learn to make my own decisions when I grow up.

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* Pictures of Ben crawling in the tunnel at our favorite playground during our recent family outing.

 

 

Life is like a big tunnel, huh?

I was initially worried and skeptical with the tunnel.

I mean, what's waiting on the other side?

Why do I have to go in alone?

What if there are frightening things inside the tunnel?

After a few coaxing and comforting words from mummy and daddy, I took the first step and crawled in.

And let me tell you, once you stepped crawled inside, you have to keep going and not regret the decision.

One must look forward to what's waiting on the other side!

Yes, we can paused and take a breather for a while to enjoy the journey in the tunnel of life,

but we have to keep going and not be complacent with what we have. Read: Ecclesiastes 10:18 (NIV)

We have to keep learning and go on with life.

We have to make use of what God gives to us.

Mummy said "God gives us the ability and capability to do things, make sure you do it and use it".

Don't waste God's work and efforts on us.

Mummy's daddy once told her that "once you start on doing something, make sure it's completed".

Don't ever leave something unfinished! Read: James 1:4 (NIV)

Everytime mummy prays to God, she prays that:

I grow up to be a God-fearing and God-loving child.

One who lives life according to His will.

One that does things that is pleasing to Him.

One that brings joy to the lives of all people who sees him.

One that shows the example of Christian living.

One that will honor and respect and takes care of his parents when he grows up.

I hope I can be that when I grow up.

And by the way, you know what I see at the end of the tunnel?

THIS...

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Clear blue sky with vast opportunities in front of me.

And with mummy and daddy by my side watching over me,

feeling so proud I've crawled through the tunnel ALL BY MYSELF!

And God watching over all of us, smiling down at my little feat!

Read: Exodus 9:16 (NIV), Romans 8:28 (NIV), Romans 12:2 (NIV)

This post is written as part of this week's Writer's Workshop.

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The Look of Pure Happiness & Joy!

~ Posted on Tuesday, August 17, 2010 at 12:21 PM ~

I just love seeing the look of pure happiness and joy on Ben's face!

Pictures below taken by hubby while Ben was seated on my lap (we were at the swing) during our family outing at our usual playground park.

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As usual, Ben loves swinging his feet up high...

Also, we have just started giving Ben a tablespoon of Scott's Emulsion every morning after his breakfast.

He just loves it so much!!!!

Picture below is the 1st time we showed him the bottle, which he inspects with full curiousity...

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If you could see how his face lit up everytime he sees that bottle...

Ahhhh, what blissful sight!!

I'll try to record it one of this days for you guys to see if possible.

Meanwhile, I'm just going to sit back and bask in this aura of happiness and joy radiating from my dearest little man!

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