Sunday, September 30, 2007

Practicing Walking


Caleb is oh-so-close to taking off by himself. He has taken a few steps but by and large he still wants at least one finger touching us. I don't mind. . . it makes me feel important ;-)

This picture was taken at the Mid-Autumn Lantern Festival in Chinatown. I'll be posting more about the festival on our Everyday Singapore blog.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Rice

Due to our change in locale, we have been eating quite a bit more rice lately. Caleb loves it. He eats it as fast and as furiously as he can.

On the upside, rice is the perfect size and texture for little mouths, it's cheap, and it is reasonably nutritious. On the downside, it gets everywhere and is nearly impossible to clean up.

Even after a diligent rice hunt, I am always finding rice in the strangest places, like this stray grain. . .

Monday, September 17, 2007

The Double Take

video

Whistling!

Last weekend, we were out for a walk and kept hearing a little whistle. We realized, after a bit, that it was Caleb! We are quite certain that he may very well be the youngest whistler yet!


Thursday, September 13, 2007

Get-Away


We went to Desaru, Malaysia this weekend for a short get-away. Unfortunately, my camera broke just hours before we left so we have no good pictures from the weekend. We snapped a few from Josh's camera phone, but you know how the quality of those are, so I'll spare you. I borrowed this picture from Asiatravel.com. (Hopefully they won't mind since I am giving them credit!).

Get-aways are a lot different now that there is a baby involved. Resorts are now graded on things like whether or not they had a cool playground and good kids menu. The luxury of sleeping on a king-sized bed is negated by the fact that you're sharing it with a wiggly 11-month-old. And hoping to sleep-in is traded for hoping to sleep period!

But, the upside of taking the kiddo along is that suddenly the little waterslide in the pool seems super cool, the mini-cave leading to the outdoor shower becomes a huge adventure, and drizzling sand into a sand sorter turns into an exciting hour-long activity!

Monday, September 03, 2007

Monkey on the Bus!

Last week I spotted a gang of jungle monkeys just outside our condo. Yesterday, I found a cute little monkey on the bus!


I couldn't believe it. . . he was able to hang on, all by himself!


Caleb loves riding the bus with Daddy!

Sunday, September 02, 2007

The 2nd Law of Thermodynamics

I think Caleb wants to be a Scientist when he grows up. Lately he has been attempting to find new applications of the 2nd Law of Thermodynamics. He is quite thorough in his experimentation, and so far, he has been successful!


The Mad Scientist:
ready for a hard day's work.





The High Chair Experiment:
demonstrating that the the phenomenon of irreversibility is applicable to morning snack-time.





The Toy Box Experiment:
proving entropy within an isolated system.





The Book Box Experiment:
questioning whether or not a "perpetual motion machine" can exist; Caleb may be the first!