Sunday, May 26, 2013

night outing

on 26th of may

today I felt like we were on holiday in a different country. One year ago,  all of these were not even possible to imagine unless we were on holiday! On 26th of May 2012, we still had lots of fun, but the scenery was quite different. Just makes me realise how little I experienced Australia.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

his shadow theater

on the beach in Trigg

Jakob's favourite colour had been yellow for ages. I don't think he is that much fond of it now. Anyway, we finally managed to check out this place called "Yelo" that so many people had recommended highly of. We just grabbed takeaway coffees, but I could feel the great atmosphere. Sitting right next to Trigg beach, it was a great place to chill out not only for adults but also for the children. They certainly gave up a decent space of the shop just for the kids. We would go there again. By the way, just looking at all the decorations in yellow and the "yelo" sign, it helped me to realise that he had never told me his favouite colour was yellow. it was just yelo. 

Monday, May 6, 2013

frangipani everywhere

I think the first time I saw frangipani was when I went to Saipan with my family long time ago. In Perth, it seems to be flowering just about every second corner. I had never seen them in Melbourne, Canberra or Sydney. Initially, it felt a little strange to see them here in Australia for reason. I guess my perception of frangipani has strong association with tropical island perhaps? Well I haven't don't any research whether they are actually native here in Australia, but they seem to be growing quite well over here. At this time of the year, I can see some trees full of its blossom as well as those ones had shaken off their flowers to decorate the green grass beautifully. While Jakob does everything what other boys at his age will do, as wild as anything, he also gets overly amused with the beautiful flowers he finds on the street. He always collects and brings them all the way to our house. By now, I am guessing you probably figured out which type of flowers he picked this time around. Yes, frangipani. He adores them. Whenever he finds the flowers fallen on the ground, he picks them carefully and passes me a handful of them. Very sweet. Then he will spot a perfect size stick around, and will start running and screaming with it. Oh boy.

Friday, May 3, 2013

swimming update

Look at him going! it has been a long journey, but he is there independently with his noodle. well done!

how do you check his hearing?

Not sure whether I ever mentioned about his condition with his ear before. Jakob has a condition called Glue Ear. We discovered it last year, and it explained why almost 9 out 10 occasions he had cold he suffered severe middle ear infection. Apparently lots of kids born with this condition, and they all grow out of it. The most concerning issue is, however, more to do with damages it can cause. So when the ENT specialist diagnosed him, there were two questions he asked. 1. How is his hearing? 2. How is his speech development? When we told them none of those were our concerns with this little man, he decided that we will just monitor on his hearing. While we were anticipating (not really) for the winter to come so that we can examine how Jakob goes this time around, we happened to move to the west coast. Thanks to the lovely warmer weather, he hadn't experienced any ear infection yet. I clearly remember that he had at least three courses of antibiotics by Easter last year. Isn't this great? It could be the warmer weather, he has grew out of it already, or I shouldn't speak so soon on anything. Anyway, it is great that it is May already and so far it is going well.

Regardless of his condition, we met a new doctor over here this week. Thanks to the previous specialist, it looks like he forwarded him to one of the best in Perth. We are quite happy with his result and hopefully we don't have to see him again. I was quite interested in how they would do the hearing test for children previously. They had developed this clever way to examine the little kids, which was quite impressive. When Jakob could hear the beeps at different frequencies, he was allowed to put the wooden rings to the stick. He did pretty well, and got kinda bored that he was dozing off half way through. I have done those tests before, so I can feel his pain. :)