Thursday 28 February 2008

Motorcyle Maniac

I only had to show Ethan for 15 seconds how to "ride" this motorbike in this mall in Sydney. At first he was more interested in the ignition that in the handlebars, but after I showed him where he was supposed to hold the bars, he took to it like a fish in water and did not want to stop!

Thursday 21 February 2008

Coogee Beach and Park

At Coogee Beach in Sydney we had a lovely breakfast with Grandma and Grandpa after which we played on the lovely grassy area near the beach. Sydney has many wonderful city parks with green grass and the weather was cool so Ethan had a wonderful time scampering around the grass where he could run and fall and not get hurt.

Wednesday 20 February 2008

A Mopping Good Time

Absolutely hilarious and must see! Ethan was watching Mummy mopping the floor at home and tried to grab the Magic Mop. He obviously wanted to help out with the chores, so Mummy let him and took this video. You would never guess that this is his first time mopping the floor! Watch through it all for the surprise ending...

Tuesday 19 February 2008

Sydney Aquarium

We just got back from Sydney which was our first family holiday with Ethan. We went with Grandma and Grandpa to see Josie, Ethan's cousin, who was only a few weeks old. Ethan got to see Sydney too, and one of the first places we went to was the Sydney Aquarium at Darling Harbour.

One parenting book we read had the good advice [paraphrased] of, "If going to the zoo with your toddler will stress your budget and stress you if he's more interested in the sparrows than the seals, then go to the park instead!" Good advice, cos Ethan was just as interested in the pillars as as the porpoises. Thankfully we had a 2-for-1 coupon into the Aquarium, and the 3 of us had good memories together. At the seal habitat, one even crawled up the ramp to pose with our Ethan.

After the Sydney Aquarium we walked along Darling Harbour and enjoyed the wonderful weather. It was quite sunny so Ethan's hat was really useful. Daddy and Ethan have matching hats given to us by church friends Norman and Janet. They are printed "Ivan" and "Ethan" on them and they're really cute. Ethan loves his, and Daddy loves wearing his together with Ethan.

Refreshments were at the Lindt Cafe and a good time was had by all!

Saturday 2 February 2008

Daddy in the Cot

Heh heh... one of our favourite games that we play now is Daddy-in-the-cot. First, you must understand that when we bought this cot it came with a picture of an obese man standing in it with a sign that said "150kg okay!" Second, I really miss being able to snuggle up in bed with Ethan like we did when he was a little baby (See old post). We can't do that anymore cos he's too active and he'll scramble away.

However, I discovered that when I climb into his cot Ethan just loves it. He grins and laughs when I get it and he'll lie down quietly next to me for a long time. One day he touched my face and looked into my eyes for ages. Sniff sniff... so precious it makes me teary thinking about it. Other times he will happily ready his book while next to me or sitting up leaning against me.

A few days I climed in when he was getting upset over being left alone. He became happy straight away then we looked at each other and just started laughing. It was really funny cos it was one of the times when the previous laugh makes you laugh even harder so we were out of control after about 1 min of non-stop chuckling. Mummy peered in to see what all the ruckus was about!