Monday, January 28, 2008

Oooju Eats Korean Snack For the First Time!

...And he loves it! Since I'm already up late posting, I decided to include another first video clip. Here, he's eating what Koreans call BBung tee-kee. It's really good. I think Oooju looks very Korean to me in this video clip. Maybe it's because he's eating a Korean snack. According to one of Nate's students, Oooju looks like a white baby, but cries like a Korean baby.

I guess a lot has been happening in Oooju's life lately. He's eating more solids everyday. He loves sweet potatoes, pears, bananas, and apples. He's not too fond of apricots and other mixed fruit combos. He definitely hates carrots, green peas and avocados. I also gave him a little fish the other day. I'm not sure if he liked it or not.

Oooju can finally crawl

We thought that Oooju would definitely crawl during the time my sister and Aaron were visiting. He showed so many signs. At first he finally got into position. Then he would get on all fours and rock back and forth. For a while, he would just stick his butt in the air. Then he would do some type of break dancing move. Then, he would take a step or two and then retreat. So last Friday, I tried to encourage Oooju to crawl with some food because we all know the boy loves to eat. But, as you can see in the video below, it didn't quite work.

However, today, I decided to get on all fours and demonstrate to Oooju how to crawl. So I crawled up to Oooju, then around him, and I nudged him and called for him to follow me. I felt like a mommy tiger encouraging her cub to test out those little baby legs. But, he just stared at me, with that same confused look he usually has. And that was that.

And so while I was waiting for Nate to come home, I decided to drink some peach lambic. I let Oooju touch the cold bottle and then after I opened it, I set it down a couple feet away from him while I threw away the cork and foil. When I turned back around, he was crawling straight for the bottle. I couldn't believe my eyes. It's just so funny that Oooju would first crawl towards a bottle of beer. He's definitely our son. So here's Oooju crawling for the second time in his life. He kind of gets tired out in the middle of the video clip and his pjs make it difficult for him to crawl so he gives up during the second half. I still haven't figured out how to edit these video clips.

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Grandma's Gone to Korea

Well, the day we got back from Vegas, my mom went off to Korea. My cousin Sooin is getting married to some guy named Stanley. I guess his nickname is Shrek, and my other cousin jokes that they look like Shrek and Princess Fiona. Anyways, she paid for my mom's ticket so she can make it to the wedding which is nice since my parents have given so much to her and her other siblings.

So, with my mom gone, it's been kind of lonely around the house. My sister's here visting from Houston and Aaron's visiting from Maryland (I'll write more about their visits later on) but it's still not the same without her. Usually, every morning when I bring Oooju down so we can sleep a bit longer, she sings him this Jesus song except it's in korean and goes something like this: yesu neem, yesu neem, OOOJU jik-kiyu joo sae yo... Jesus, Jesus, please look after OOOJU. Ever since the baby was born, my mom adds Oooju's name to every song. It took her a while to work it out and in the beginning, she would sometimes slip up and say the original lyrics. But now, there's no more singing.

My dad's really missing her, as she's become like his only friend. For a while his old buddy "Magic Man" was coming around to fix a door in our room, but he's really flakey because he get's drunk and can't wake up in the morning to make it out over here. When we were really litte, Magic Man would come around and do magic tricks for us. Since then, we've only known him as "Magic Man."

With her gone, I realize I have very little pictures of her on the blog. Which is a shame as she's the one that takes care of Oooju most of the day. So here's a picture I found of the two of them. It must be a couple days before his baptism.

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Hello 2008!

Happy New Year! I know I have to actually write something and post pictures on my previous posts. But like I've said before, it's so tiring, it may take a while. Anyways, best wishes to everyone in the new year. Thanks for reading and commenting.

Well here are the first couple of pictures I took of Oooju this year. Check out the cool shit on the televisiion set. We were watching Sponge Bob. Enjoy!