Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Birthday and House Tour

Baby boy just had his birthday party on Saturday, and I will call him a baby until he toddles on his own and achieves that nomenclature. There were enough last minute cancellations due to prior engagements that we started to think not many people would come, but then the exact right number of people came, and everyone was so sweet to our kid, and it was the kind of thing that just leaves you feeling very lucky and glad.

Because we cleaned so well and decorated for the party, I finally took apartment pictures, so I'll put those here, too.

But, first, please enjoy this video of a baby repeatedly banging his head into a window.

New Blog Name

We changed the name of our blog because we've spent way more than 52 weekends here, obviously, and now the whole thing is pretty much about our baby. Sorry everyone who hates baby pictures, but you're welcome to all the grandparents out there. Anyhow, now it's Agabang in Anyang. Agabang is actually a baby brand here, and it means baby (aga) room (bang). Anyang is where we live.

Blogger just let me change the website, too, so I guess that is going to screw up everyone's RSS? I guess we'll see. I didn't think it would be that easy to make such a big deal change. 

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Australia! We did it. I can hardly believe it's come and gone, but there it is, already a week in the past. I have spent most of this week's nights readjusting the baby to sleeping in his own room and most of this week's days getting ready for his little Yellow Birthday Party tomorrow, boiling eggs, baking Anzacs, slowly building up a stockpile of ice. We figured we needed a theme for the party, and I couldn't help but notice that all of his preferred foods fall within the yellow/tan color spectrum. Bananas, potatoes, hummus, crackers. So we are having variations of most of that food tomorrow for a couple of friends who will be wearing yellow. Do you know how hard it is to find yellow things right now? Everyone has green, pink, and blue things, but no yellow.

Monday, August 13, 2012

My baby did baby steps! Last night and then again this morning to prove it wasn't a fluke.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

To celebrate his first year, we made a video of Joah's first day. It's really long, so you're probably going to want to be related to us if you commit to watching it. There is music, but it's quiet for a while, so you might want to turn it up to hear cute baby sounds in the background. Congratulations to us for our first successful year of parenting. Congratulations to him for putting up with us for that long.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Four of Dan's Instagrams from our vacation while we're overlaying in Malaysia..for 10 hours. Oh, mercy. We just sustained the worst 8 hour flight of our lives with our sick and teething 1-year-old, prefaced by the worst blowout on a metal airport bench in history. I ended up carrying him to the changing room wrapped in a newspaper. Truly he was set to have a great flight, and suddenly he came down with a fever, runny nose, cough, and the resultant discomfort. He kept wanting to sleep but not lasting for more than 15 minutes. Poor babe. But we survived, didn't we?

Swings like a big kid.

Sightseeing like a big kid.

Best-friending like a big kid.

Drying off like a big kid. A real big kid, as it was his birthday. Our baby has had a birthday! Who can believe a thing like that?

Tuesday, August 7, 2012