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Learning Mandarin and Using a Gluestick as Chapstick

I’m almost through my first few weeks as a stay at home dad and it has been very adventurous to say the least.

On a super positive note, Ava Kalea and I started to learn Mandarin yesterday – using mostly videos from YouTube.  We’ve found that there are a lot of good ones (like the one above from Jane Wang) and some not so good ones too.  When we find a good one, I try to make sure to add it to our Mandarin playlist so we can watch it every day.  Right now we are learning to count and say the days of the week in Chinese.  Hope to have that down good at some point next week – but probably really won’t know until we are able to actually test it out on someone who actually speaks Mandarin.

On the adventurous side, I am usually real good about keeping a constant eye on our little monkey baby (born in the Year of the Monkey) – BUT today I was on the phone with her Granny and had my back turned for 20 seconds ….  Ava Kalea had the cap off the glue stick and was putting it on her lips like chapstick …

Video: Ava Kalea Kennedy Rolls Over for the First Time

A couple of days ago, Ava Kalea rolled over for the very first time – and Ava’s mom was actually taking video!  Please enjoy – feel free to share and comment. I thought this was really cool – especially considering she was only 9 weeks and 2 days in our world. My mom says that… Continue Reading