Monthly Archives: April 2009
Tomorrow is the first day of a long weekend. Three glorious days ahead of us with absolutely nothing to do but throw rocks, play with playdoh, slide on slides, go for bike rides and look at flowers. We celebrated by having friends over tonight and the kids played (and ate) so well together. Somebody I … Continue reading
A few weeks ago Blake visited our downstairs neighbor Jacob and the two boys played with playdoh. I was a bit freaked about the possibility of his eating the dough but I watched carefully and none was ingested. So the next time we were near a Toys R Us we picked up some playdoh of … Continue reading
Mom sent a big birthday package that arrived on Monday.Thanks Mom! We love presents from home.There were goodies inside for all. Including some ping pong balls for Blake.Blake thinks it’s fun to put the ping pong balls in shoes.
This morning we went to a new playground at a local school. It looked great – and I’m sure it is great for older children, but there wasn’t much that Blake could do on his own. He did spend a lot of time playing in the rain water left in these steps.
Yesterday Blake had his 15 months well baby checkup and all is well. The nurses & receptionists at the clinic told me how much he looks like his daddy. People all over China tell me how much he looks like his daddy. Friends, strangers, family… it’s a pretty common topic of discussion. Usually after they … Continue reading
I’ve been wanting to fool around with wordle.net in my class blog, but it’s been banned in China for a long time. It’s a little toy that reads all the words in a text and arranges them in a ‘cloud.’ The words you use more often are larger. It’s finally back up and running so … Continue reading
We got through the biting and the pinching phases of Blake’s young life relatively unscathed. Blake’s newest thing? Eye gouging. Ai – ya!
Spring is here and sunny days have come to Shanghai. Yahoo for me who loves the sun! But it also means the beginning of worrying about sun protection for the Big Gunner. Our friend Colleen calls Blake the Captain of the Pale Force. And she’s right – sun screen is definitely something we need to … Continue reading
Blake has discovered puzzles in a big way. Our active little guy will sit and play with his puzzle for many minutes at a time. He takes all the animals out of their holes and then move them around on the mat. Next he’ll place them really close to where they belong and slide them … Continue reading
These days Blake is a climber. He climbs stairs, he climbs rocks and he climbs people! Here we see him beginning his acsent of Mt Scooter. He has a little step stool that he uses to step up to the bench behind the couch or to reach the top shelf of his book case. Sometimes … Continue reading