After suffering 2 weeks of negative temperatures, we were finally “rewarded” with snow. i’m one of those people who don’t like cold but if i have to put up with it, then i expected something in return for it – like a pretty snowfall 😉

It started snowing on Monday night & by Tuesday morning there was about 3inches. So we went out & played … we built a SnowBaby(Tobi won’t wait long enough for it to get big enough to be a snowman … so SnowBaby it was!).

Tobias & SnowBaby – photo taken 17 Jan 2006

After building the SnowBaby, Tobi wanted to pick it up & carry it around. See his attempt below …

Tobias attempting to hug SnowBaby – photo taken 17 Jan 2006

PS: Mood today has to do with the music we are listening to now – 70s/80s.

Tobi sang a Chinese Song!!

Well, nice to see that a few have come & had a read & left their mark.

Tobi sang his 1st Chinese Song today – he has sung in chinese before – but never a whole song & never on his own. Today while waiting for our turn at the Mutterberatung (Mothers Service/Office – a place where they check & measure your kid for free & give whatever advice u might need), it was a really long wait (more than 1hr), Tobi sat on a ride-around car & sang “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” in Chinese, the whole song, by himself. i was going to type out the words in HanYuPinYin – but they didn’t have it on the VCD so … i’m too lazy to try & pin all the words out. You will just have to wait to hear it for yourselves then 😉

Here’s our 1st blog photo …

Tobias – photo taken Oct 2005.

This is my 1st entry … sandra’s 1st entry … what does one say on a blog? Well, let’s see …
Here’s what a typical day in the Yoongz household is like… (from my POV)

Mummy (that’s me) wakes up before the boys so that she can get some decent time to get ready to face the day. Then the dishes are put away & breakfast is prepared. Tobi gets up. Daddy gets up as well. Daddy gets ready for work. Tobi gets changed & has breakfast with Mummy while watching a video of his choice (these days it is mostly Dumbo or Anime). Daddy has breakfast & goes off to work.

Breakfast is over. Tobi plays by himself while Mummy tries to get some housework done. Some days Tobi follows Mummy around, copying what she does & says. Then we get ready to go to the supermarket. Tobi is really great at this part now – he’ll run to the shoerack, take his shoes & socks & sits down (or trys to climb onto the stool) & waits for Mummy to put them on for him.

On the way to the supermarket, we pass the train tracks in hopes of watching the train go by – Tobi loves to watch the train(usually we do see the train). While at the supermarket, Tobi normally persistently asks,”Hold. Hold. Hold,pls!” – he likes to be useful & wants to hold something.

We get home, put away the groceries, Mummy prepares lunch. Tobi & Mummy have lunch. Then it’s playtime for Tobi & Mummy. Then comes Tobi’s fav time – Bathtime. His thing now is to blow bubbles into the bathwater. After which, Tobi takes his afternoon nap while Mummy does a bit more housework & gets some time online.

When Tobi wakes, it’s teatime. Then a bit of TV Time. Then Mummy gets dinner together while Tobi plays.

Daddy gets home for playtime with Tobi. Mummy puts dinner on the table. Everyone eats. Daddy has more playtime with Tobi while Mummy cleans up & gets a bit more online time.

Mummy gets Tobi ready for bed. Then Daddy kisses him goodnite. Mummy reads him a story. Most nites Tobi lays in his bed, talks to himself till he falls asleep.

Mummy & Daddy have their time.

Well, that’s a day in the lives of the Yoongz – not super exciting but full & happy.
That concludes my 1st Blog entry.