Saturday, July 24, 2010

His first car and...

Yes, Jakob finally got his first car. I assume he will only be getting more toys cars and a real car one day over the years to come but this time I chose one. I saw him playing with this toy car at someone's place and I thought I should get one too for him. Luckily the Target started their massive toys sale just on time for me! As his dad was away on his business trip, I had an honour of assembling his first car. Although it seems like everything is working fine, Jakob doesn't know how to go forward. He rather goes backward or jumps up and down. Maybe I should got him a rocking horse instead. Hmmm.... Whether he choose to go backward or forward, he enjoys his ride.

To tell you the truth, I am not up at this time of the day (nearly midnight) because I was eager to talk about his first car. I could not wait for another day to post this video of him showing how well he can understand me. He will shake his head if I say, "doridori", and clap his hands when I say "chack chack chack" or "pak soo". In addition to those, he can put his hands on his head when he hears "muh ree". Well, I guess he understands Korean to start with. Koreans say doridori to babies as they shake their heads. Pak soo means to clap and chack chack chack is its onomatopoeia. Muh ree simply means head.

I am quite thrilled by this. After almost nine months, I can finally communicate with my son! Not only that it is so fun to see him growing but also I think I have become one of those typical moms who think their kids are geniuses. I do not care about any criticism, so I am going to say this.

I think my son is a genius!



Monday, July 19, 2010

Swim Swim Jakob!


My baby boy finally had his swimming lesson last Saturday. I enrolled him at The St Kilda Sea Baths swim school as it is a filtered sea water pool unlike one of those chlorine water pools. The pool itself is in close proximity to our home, so why not take the advantage of enjoying the only indoor sea water pool in Australia! Surprisingly enough, all the babies in my baby's class were accompanied by their fathers. I guess that is what most of the weekend classes are like. Jakob was one of them too. His father probably anticipated this swim lesson more than anybody in fact.


Thankfully, Jakob looked like he was enjoying the class. Having seen him getting excited with his little bathtub, I kind of expected that.



He did something funny throughout the lesson. He closed his mouth very tight as if he wants to make sure his chin does not get wet and opened his mouth every now and then like a gold fish. Look!

He also had fun splashing the water and singing the incy wincy spider song.



Looking himself in the mirror was interesting too.




Most of all, I reckon he enjoyed this part very much, showing off how fast he can crawl even above the water!



Doesn't this look like they are talking about how much fun they had?


After the class, he seemed to be very pleased to see everyone outside the pool.
It was such a pleasant time to watch Jakob taking his first swimming lesson with his grandparents. He was so cute when he noticed his grandparents walk into the pool and started clapping his hands! I bet that melted their hearts!
Hopefully, the next nine lessons will be just as fun or more.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

when mother became an aussie...



I decided to become an Aussie this year after all those years living in Australia. The Australian Citizenship ceremony was only for about thirty minutes, but I could not sit with the family. As it was one of the largest ever ceremony in Australia, conferees and guests were sitting side by side at the Melbourne Cricket Ground! It was quite nervous to be separated with my little boy since he was so attached to me when we were over in Korea. I was imagining a crying baby throughout the ceremony looking for his mom. Nevertheless, my little son had no problem and enjoyed watching the whole ceremony with the rest of his family. I did not need to worry about him at all! Look at how seriously he took his mother's citizenship ceremony!


Surely one day he will look after me very well...maybe he might do that in my dream tonight.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Thursday, July 8, 2010

A very busy boy in his playpen


You wonder why he stays quite slim? Maybe this video will explain everything. He has been so active like this ever since he was almost five months old. Constantly manages to find something to do, not to mention the super powerful head rocking! unbelievable!


Sunday, July 4, 2010

Beetroot Fun

Someone suggested that I give my baby beetroot puree when I was talking about how he was not interested in food at all. She said the bright colour of beetroot might bring his interest in food. Although I am not so sure how much effective the beetroot puree was, sure did he have fun. Maybe next Picasso is here.