I've been so flat out lately at work, and by the time I pick up Kien, get home, organise dinner, feed Kien dinner, get him bathed and into bed, read books, spend the ensuing fifteen minutes after lights out getting him back into bed - well, I'm just exhausted and need to crawl into bed. Photos stay unsorted/unedited, and by the time I get around to it I've got over a whole week's worth to put up.
Visiting ông ngoạiThat's what Kien calls my dad - ông ngoại, meaning grandfather in Vietnamese.
I usually bring a toy for him to play with, and he's been really loving his RC cars lately. He can drive it all around the shop.
My aunt often comes over when we are there, and frequently brings Kien gifts.
She is currently undergoing another round of chemotherapy, and when she's done we are all going to Vietnam for a holiday.
PlaygroupI love our Tuesday morning playgroup sessions. They are always a lot of fun for the both of us.
We were making beaded necklaces and brackets, and half way through Kien decided he didn't want any beads on his string. He moaned and groaned until he got all the beads off.
He used the string to tie up the helicopter - but of course!
Shared morning tea - he eats lots of fruit.
Talking to DaddyWe've been frequenting our favourite Japanese yakitori bar with Kien for dinner sometimes. Last night we stopped into Jef's city office afterward.
Kien had a blast. He scribbled on the whiteboard, and Jef called him from another phone and they had a long conversation. It was so funny.
Occupying his attentionOne of the reasons we are able to take him to restaurants is because he loves his iPad. We've loaded it up with lots of videos of helicopters, diggers, himself, and his newly discovered favourite - TuTiTu clips.
We all love technology!
Friday tomorrow, yay! Long weekend, double yay! Extra long weekend for me, triple yay!