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Driving Miss Victoria

 | September 7, 2009 4:00 AM

Victoria rides goldfish at Gilroy Gardens

It was a nice Friday summer morning.  Victoria and I were alone so I thought I would take her out.

First we went to the neighborhood bank.  The parking lot is always crowded but this morning it was worse because an SUV was parked with half its body sticking out into the center lane.  As I maneuvered around the SUV I wondered why the driver parked the way he did.  A few minutes later though I did almost as poor of a parking job.

After I got out of the minivan I realized how much it was sticking out  I had already taken Victoria out of her car seat and was enjoying holding her.  Instead of putting her back in her car seat I got into the driver’s seat with Victoria on my lap.  I had Victoria hold the steering wheel and then I drove the minivan forward a few more feet.

When I got out of the minivan I saw an elderly lady staring at me with a most peculiar expression.  I said hello but she just kept staring at me.  At first I was puzzled why she was looking at me until I realized she probably thought I drove the whole time like that with Victoria.

I thought of explaining to her what had happened but decided it probably wasn’t necessary.  I’m just glad she didn’t call the police. 🙂



 | February 22, 2009 7:26 AM

Isaac said when he grows up he is going to be a doctor.  This is because he likes playing with the toy doctor kit.

Dylan says when he grows up he is going to build houses for people who can’t afford them.  He has always loved building things since he was a baby.

Victoria says she is going to just live off of us and never get married.  Just kidding, she can’t talk yet. 🙂


I Like to Move It Move It

 | November 23, 2008 11:29 PM

On Saturday, November 22 our realtor, Rainmaker Properties, hosted a client appreciation event at the local theater featuring Madagascar 2.  This was the first time for Victoria, Isaac and Dylan to see a movie at a theater.  And I think it was the first time that I had seen a movie in a theater since Dylan was born over five years ago.  Ji Seon recently got to see a movie at a theater during a women’s night out but before that I think the last time was also before Dylan was born.

We arrived right at 10:30 AM as the invite said and realized immediately our mistake.  The theater was already almost completely full and we ended up sitting in the second row.  I ended with a sore back from looking up at the screen.

Lunch was hamburger and hot dogs with cookies and chips.  There was a raffle and we are hoping to win the 32″ LCD TV. 🙂

We were wondering how the kids would do because normally they don’t like watching movies, they find them a little scary.  They prefer more innocent fare like Dora, Cyberchase, Sid the Science Kid, Dragon Tales, and Raggs.  Dylan did just fine though he sat on my lap at the beginning with Isaac.  Isaac found some of the parts scary.  Victoria was not happy at all with being in a dark theater and Ji Seon had to take her outside and strolled her until she slept.  Isaac later left me to look for Ji Seon.  And at the end of the movie Victoria woke up so I took care of her while Isaac and Ji Seon returned to catch the last ten minutes.

Overall though it was a good time and I thoroughly enjoyed the movie.  Isaac and Dylan loved the song “I Like to Move It, Move It” and you will sometimes hear Isaac singing it.


Victoria loves 아빠 (daddy)

 | October 28, 2008 10:38 PM

Victories loves 아빠 (daddy in Corean and pronounced “appa”).  It is not so much that she loves me but she loves the word.  Yesterday when she woke up no one was in the room so she started pleasantly calling out 아빠.  When she is wandering around the house she says 아빠.  When she is not doing anything she is saying 아빠.  That’s my little girl. 🙂


Victoria’s First Birthday

 | October 7, 2008 10:53 PM

In July we had a small celebration for Victoria’s first birthday. My parents flew in from Toronto and brought Korean clothes for everyone to wear including a brand new outfit for Victoria. The first day we celebrated with a traditional rice birthday cake. On the second day we celebrated with a lemon cake Ji Seon made herself. You can see more photos of the celebration here.