Chinny, Chin and Chin

This is our first blog so don't blame us if we don't know what we're doing.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Learning a new language is hard, I guess?

We've always been amazed how Brady 'sniffs' out which words are Chinese and which are English. Whenever Irene tries to teach him something in Chinese, he purposely bastardizes it so that it's like watching a rerun of Friends, when Phoebe tried teaching Joey French (I watched this and this exactly like Irene and Brady!). For instance, "Ni Hao Ma?" comes out of Brady's mouth as "Now Pee Pops Moo!"

Given this historic trend, he amazed us last night again, choosing to watch the CHINESE VERSION of Ice Age, and watching it for about 30 minutes solid before opting to move to the English version (which he watched in full).

This video proves that, for kids, there is a difference between watching, hearing, listening, and understanding - remember that all you parents....

Saturday, February 06, 2010

All Mia

This is how Mia fell asleep for her (very short) nap today
I introduced Mia to jelly sandwiches this week and she loves them!

Friday, February 05, 2010

Yeh Yeh jumping...or jumping on Yeh Yeh

Thursday, February 04, 2010

The Power of Wall E

When kids are good (and these two monkeys have been great while Irene has been away), you reward them. And if you reward them smartly, then you also reward yourself. :)

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Hi Mom!

Once again proving that the box is FAR more important than the present that comes inside it...

In our house, Mom's nickname is apparently "Cheese"