Monday, September 26, 2011

The things that entertain...

When I was a kid, I guess I used to go around and say, "I'm bored. What is there to do?" Apparently, one day, my older brother Ed got sick of hearing me. He asked if I wanted to play a fun game called 52-card pickup. Not knowing what it was, and just plainly stoked that my older bro would want to PLAY WITH ME, I agreed. He proceeded to take a deck of playing cards (yup, all 52 of them) and throw them across the room. As he was walking out of the room, over his shoulder, he said, " There you go, pick up the cards"

In this video, you will see that Nai-Nai's game isn't quite as mean-spirited, but when it comes down to it, it's very similar. And Casey really enjoyed playing!

Games with Nai Nai from p wang on Vimeo.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Location, Location, Location

I realize this saying was meant for real estate, but it definitely applies here. Casey's favorite pooping spot was obviously carefully chosen. It clearly affords privacy, while allowing clear line of sight to the TV, where he won't miss a moment; its right in front of a speaker, so he can still hear the TV; its in close proximity to his book, after all, we all need reading material while doing our business!
Yeah, it's near where we park his dump trucks... Insert your own pun here...

Got book and dog, time to take care of business!

Busted! Action shot!

Friday, September 9, 2011

Your turn

Fact of life kid. Your hair is gonna grow. You're gonna need to get it cut. In what has now become a Wang tradition, we apparently have to humiliate you during your first haircut.

Big Bro experienced it

Since we already had a template on how this is done, we set Sydney out and wet his hair. Having been thru the wars once, we kinda knew what to expect... Or so we thought. Sydney's hair posed unique challenges. Hard to describe, but it grows naturally like a mohawk. The sides and back don't grow much at all, but the top grows like wildfire. 'Cept its really thin. This made it really hard to cut, especially cut straight. Sydney didn't squirm much, likely cause he didn't have access to a mirror to see what we were doing to him!

Before: Happy, but he doesn't know what's coming...

Natural Mohawk style


Cute kid, jacked up haircut!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Ice Cream

Casey sure loves his treats. We have been indulging his habit for quite some time now, feeding him chocolate, ice cream, cakes, etc. Recently, we took the next step. We gave him his own ice cream cone. Of course, we took precautions. Stripped him down to his diaper, and locked (just kidding) him outside. He was with one of his best friends, Allison. And they tore into their treats. I took some before/ after pix of the party. The aftermath was far beyond baby wipes. I picked him up and dumped him straight in the shower, where the shower floor was chocolate-brown after a few minutes...

Football Season

Fall is here, and that means football season. Sydney's first. We had the USC game on the big screen, and Sydney got in the spirit!

When his big bro wasnt looking, Sydney jacked his favorite dog.

Friday, September 2, 2011

What's the difference?

Sydney has been introduced to solid foods. Normally, Mommy takes care of the feedings. Under certain circumstance, such as when Mommy was gone for the day, Daddy has attempted to take care of the feedings. For some reason, Sydney does not care to eat off Daddy's spoon. So, today, Mommy was feeding him some oatmeal. He was opening his mouth wide, and Mommy was shoveling the food down the hatch. Then came a voluntary shift change: Daddy took over feeding duty. And suddenly, Sydney wouldn't eat, rather he cried and cried. So, Mommy took over again... and voila, he ate the whole bowl...

If you look close at this photo, you will see remnants of tears under his left eye. (From when Daddy was attempting to feed him) Notice the wide open mouth, and the spoon full of oatmeal about to enter the mouth (Mommy is currently feeding him)

When Mommy does it, it isn't very messy!

Sitting, grabbing, gnawing

Little Sydney is doing great these days. He has recently learned to roll over. (I'm working on a video of this huge milestone). Not only has he figured out how to roll over, he can string together multiple rolls, and roll and roll; until an obstacle such as a couch or a fence stops him... Then he gets stuck and starts crying!

He is sitting up on his own, and can transition from a sitting position to a roll. He passes a lot of his time by grabbing things.. and often putting them in his mouth to gnaw on.

Potty Training

We recently hit a HUGE milestone. Poo-poo in the potty. Of course, I had to capture the moment.

Celebration pose!

Interval training

Since he was old enough to sit in a stroller, I have been taking Casey along with me when I go jogging. In the beginning, I would just talk to him while I ran (whenever I had enough wind in me to run and talk at the same time). Lately, we've been able to hold conversations as I run. Undoubtedly, the conversations center around the various types of vehicle we see. Big trucks, ambulances, city busses, school busses, fire trucks; he calls them all out.

Recently, we added a twist to the program. It was the first time Casey and I went running together. As in, no stroller. We would alternate between running and walking. (And sometimes, he would sit or lie down on the ground). Then I would say, "Casey run" and he run again. He did great, we reached our destination, where of course, he had energy to spare.