Monthly Archives: September 2015

The Games We Play~

“Do you want to play Dinosaur Battle?” “Yeah!” I love to hear how excited you are to learn about Dinosaurs. One thing I’ve noticed is when you are interested in something, you totally blitz the information, you will read and read or watch videos until you have got it in your head. I can’t believe you learned all 100 dinosaurs from the 100 Dinosaurs video, on top of learning the names of many dinosaurs from library books.

You also like to play True or False with me. First I asked you questions like “Mars has three moons, true or false?” and you would answer “False, Mars has two moons!” Its amazing how quickly you picked up this game. Now you will ask me “Is a Hot Jupiter very hot true or false?” Its so cute how you mix up a statement with a question.

We also play Chinese Battle sometimes. We will take all the Chinese flash cards and put them on the floor and Mommy says the Chinese word and we have to grab the card. You are still so young , but beat me several times! OR sometimes Mommy will say the word and we battle who can say it in English first. And you beat me in that sometimes too! Its truly amazing.

Also we started playing imagination games, like making up stories together. You will start the story like “There was a Maiasura with her babies” and then I will say the next line and we will go back and forth. Or we play spaceship outside and going to Mars and Saturn, shooting at comets, blackholes, and asteroids. We find sticks and rocks and explore the planets.

Lately we say “I’ll be an Apple and you be Bran Flakes” then we pretend we are eating each other and say “Yummy or Umm Umm!” I love playing with you!!!

Almost Three!

Your birthday is coming soon. What shocks me the most is how I’ve watched you go from being a baby to a walking, talking, playing little person with his own feelings, thoughts, ideas, and just all around personality. You can be serious and silly, and say they funniest things. We talked about the new baby in Mommy’s tummy and you said, “what’s in my tummy?”

You are very kind hearted, you tell us that you love us, and do little nice things like get us water, give mommy a “sage” for massage. And love to play. I think you really like to play with other boys and girls the most.

Yesterday at the park, you were going up to other boys and girls and asking “What’s your name?” And when one little girl told you her name, you ran up to me and said “That girl told me her name name!”

You recently quite enjoy listening to music that your mother and I have on our phones. You listen to Chinese music on mommy’s phone and English music on my phone. You can speak quite a bit of Chinese now, but I think English is your primary language.

I think it will soon be time for you to go to school. I just gotta find the right school. Hopefully I can find soon. You will be 3 years old soon and I feel you would enjoy the social interaction and learning time.

You keep asking me “Daddy, Daddy, what’s this day?” And I say it’s Saturday or Monday or whatever day it is. Then I tell you how long it is until your birthday! You are getting excited as well 🙂