So we got our new camera the other day. Now we can take higher quality photos. And higher quality videos. Of course it goes up on youtube, so the quality doesn’t need to be that great anyways.
Here’s Caleb eating Cheerios for the first time. I can’t get enough of this. I’ll post more pictures and videos when I have time.
It was another rainy day here in LA. So what does any normal family do on a rainy day? Stay indoors and relax?
Nope. Not this normal family. Knowing we’d get a yelling by our parents in the future, we chose to go to Disneyland! We bought a rain cover for the stroller for Caleb. We got our new umbrella. We had Caleb bundled up. So we went prepared.
We enrolled Caleb in this music class that we go to every Saturday. So they gave us a CD that we can listen to; songs that they use in the class. One of the songs is "Pop Goes the Weasel." Now most of you, I would imagine, probably don’t remember the lyrics to this song. In fact, you probably only know the "Pop goes the weasel" part like me and Yvonne.
So we started listening closely to the lyrics and honestly, they didn’t make any sense to us. First we couldn’t really understand what they were saying since the lyrics didn’t quite make sense to us. So we looked up the song on wikipedia (I know wikipedia is frowned upon in the academic community, but they have almost always provided thorough and accurate information). Here are the lyrics on our CD:
All around the cobbler’s bench
The monkey chased the weasel;
The monkey thought ’twas all in fun,
Pop! goes the weasel.
A penny for a spool of thread,
A penny for a needle—
That’s the way the money goes,
Pop! goes the weasel.
Now after reading this… we still don’t know what it means. We know that fairy tales had all these meanings used for teaching. Real fairy tales were used to teach the children about certain things. So was there some hidden meaning we were suppose to get out of this children’s song? Go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pop_Goes_the_Weasel to check out the meaning.
I got six new videos at http://youtube.com/linwong. You can subscribe to my channel to get all the updates to the videos. Here’s one of him jumping.
We shall be getting our new camera soon. Should be much better pictures and much better video.
(Wow! 3 posts in a single day)
If you haven’t done it yet, you need to search your name in Google. I do this every once in a while to see how I’m doing and see what page I land on ("Chris Wong," by the way, is the number 1 search result in Google now).
So I searched for "Caleb Joshua Wong", which is the number 1 result. No problem there. How about "Caleb Wong?" Not on the first page… Not on the second page… Third page it’s on. Not bad. But not good enough.
So here’s where you can help. Caleb needs some Google juice. Referrals to this website. That’s what we need. Help Caleb be number 1 in Google just like his daddy.
I saw this on Digg today. It’s tips on how to care for a baby. Great stuff.
For the past maybe 15 or so years I have watched the Super Bowl live. I remember cheering for the Bills against Dallas, and Michael Jackson playing in the halftime show. Since then, I have not missed a single Super Bowl. We’ve had some good parties, some good days watching with few others, and then there is the Super Bowl party ruined by someone who says they’re going to bring drinks, but then doesn’t show up leaving everyone thirsty or drinking water.
This year is going to be different. Weekends are times I get to spend with my family. And now that Caleb is around, I’ve chosen to spend that time with him instead of watching the Super Bowl. So what are we planning to do this year? We’re doing what the Super Bowl MVP is doing, going to Disneyland of course.
You have to love PVRs (e.g. Tivo) though. After Caleb goes to bed, it’s time to watch the Super Bowl 3 hours delayed. So I don’t want to get any phone calls, or text messages or any contact from you people who have watched the Super Bowl already. I’m going to watch it straight through, commercials and all, after my boy is asleep. And then I can cheer quietly as the Giants beat the Patriots.
Not just for cooking… or the name of Popeye’s girl (“Oyl”).
So, we’ve been making homemade baby food. It’s pretty easy, and it’s so much cheaper than buying baby food jars. Caleb gets to try a larger variety of food, like avocado, asparagus, white sweet potato, turnips, rutabaga, spaghetti squash, etc. When’s the last time you saw rutabaga in a Gerber baby food jar? Exactly.
We made carrot puree for Caleb 2 days ago. It stained our food processor bowl bright orange. I read on a friend’s RSS feed that vinegar can clean toilets, hardwater stains, garage oil stains, etc. So, our food processor bowl has been sitting in vinegar for 2 days. It helped, but there was still obvious orange-staining on it. Let me tell you olive oil works wonders on carrot stains on plastic. My goodness. Simple wipe and voila… beautiful food processor bowl again. Who would have guessed?
So if you didn’t notice from a previous post, I’ve been putting up the rare videos I do have of Caleb up on YouTube. I haven’t posted all of them, but the ones I do have are at http://youtube.com/linwong
Caleb has been trying lots of new food the past 3 weeks since he started. He’s been eating rice cereal, avocado, nectarine, pear, sweet potato and oat cereal (and possibly other stuff). This "solid" food starts off actually very mushy where it’s in fact mostly just liquid breast milk. But as he’s been eating more and more, the less mushy it gets, and the more solid it gets.
Last week, we started feeding him solid foods for dinner right before bed as well as in the morning. Last week we were feeding him sweet potato in the morning and rice cereal in the evening. Well for those of you who don’t know, those foods can cause constipation. Fortunately for our son, he didn’t have bad constipation. He pooped a little on Friday, and didn’t poop again until Monday afternoon, which is a long time for our child, since he’s been pooping regularly a few times a day. So not having to clean poop on Caleb for weekend was quite nerve wracking for us. But alas, he finally pooped on Monday with a nice series of long poops to make up for it.
Caleb is struggling to get this new poop out since it’s much thicker than before. On breast milk alone, he pooped liquid. Now that he’s on solids, he poops thick like daddy. Caleb’s poop is even as stinky as daddy’s. Except daddy’s poop is covered in water, so it doesn’t stink as bad. Caleb’s poop is out in the open, just like a doggy’s poop after he’s meaty food. It don’t smell good.
I had an opportunity to see Caleb poop in action this morning. As I was changing him before his nap, he started releasing a bunch of poop. Not thinking fast enough, I wasn’t able to get video or pictures of it. Too bad. Next time though.
We went to Kiddie Kandids this morning to take our baby’s 6 month photos. We also got a nice family picture. It’s awesome.
And my favorite. Don’t mind the person on the right, or my jeans in the picture. Or even Caleb’s outfit sticking out a little. Gotta love that tongue sticking out.
Caleb has found a new toy. And this is not something that we tried to show him. Caleb was left out on the middle of our carpet. While Yvonne was doing stuff, Caleb somehow moved (he’s not crawling yet) his way along the carpet and next to the TV. For those of you who don’t know, I have a computer attached to my TV, and there’s a keyboard underneath the TV. Caleb notices it, rolls over and starts banging on the keys. Just what Yvonne wanted. Another computer geek in the family.
Ever since Caleb started eating solid food, his poop has been stinky. It started off with rice cereal, and his pooped the first day started to smell like rice which wasn’t too bad. The next day, though, I had to change his diaper in the middle of the night. As I was changing I felt a little faint from the stinkage. He has moved on from rice cereal to avocado and now onto pears.
We got a couple’s annual pass to the zoo on New Years. We went there for a few hours. I don’t know how much Caleb enjoyed the animals. We were trying to show him Ernie the elephant and George the giraffe, but he didn’t see as interested in the real animals as his toy ones. In the future, we hope he’ll enjoy it some more. At the moment, I think he’s fine just getting pushed around in the stroller.
And now he’s playing with is new toy. Spin!