Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Tony's arrival at the new kindergarten

He seemed happy to be there unlike the other kids who were freaking out -- some even vomiting.
 
But then he started to cry when his parents were about to leave.

Photos of Tony on September 1

He is all a blur.

He seems in good spirits as his mother prepares him for his first day at kindergarten.
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Civilized Tony

Tony after wetting his arms with juice, got some tissue paper and wiped himself. 
 
Not bad for a three-year old!

Tony and his three toy buses

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Tony in a strange posture

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Monday, August 30, 2010

Wuxi Tony Update #595: A Chase

Tony and his mother kissing



Photos taken at Wuxi's Nanchang Temple Market.
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Tony and his mother on the #81 Bus

Tony and Jenny ride at the top of the #81 Bus in Wuxi, China.
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Some Tony Photos (taken on Monday)



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Tony the spoiled celebrity

  • Tuesday afternoon, Tony and his parents were standing at the bus stop.  A young man came over to them, brought out his mobile phone, and asked if he could have his picture taken with Tony -- the young man had seen Tony on the t.v. show.
  • Tony dragged his parents into a toy store at Nanchang Temple Market in Wuxi, China.  His parents had to drag him out and he had a ten-minute fit.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Tony on Monday

  • He was the first one out of bed this morning.
  • He is playing with a yellow bus that his mother bought him last week.
  • When he wants cheese, he says "cheese!" and pulls you to the fridge.
  • He really likes to eat seaweed.
  • He thinks it very funny to pretend to sneeze and say "achoo!".
  • One evening, he wanted to watch Peter Pan on DVD. He said "Peter Pan!".
  • He can also say "Popeye!".
  • He took one of his mother's hair things (I don't what to call them but they keep her hair in place) and put it on his head.
  • He likes to give his father some of his food.
  • He can probably already speak better Chinese than his father.
  • His father finds cleaning up after him to be an amazing ordeal.  Tony finds a way to distribute his toys all over his room that seems to defy randomization.  That is, there seems to be a method to Tony's messiness that a mere mortal like his father could never determine.

 

Incredible and Astounding News from Wuxi, China!

Tell the President!
 
Inform her majesty, the Queen of England (and of Canada too!)!
 
Tony can pee by himself without his parents assistance!
 
Tonight, he walked into the bathroom, lifted the toilet seat, pulled down his pants and underwear, leaned against and over the rim of the bowl, and directed a shaft of green harmlessly into the bowl's center.  He then pulled his pants up and entered the history books.
 
If the Queen doesn't reward him with a medal or a commendation, I'll be a monkey's uncle!

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Tony Understands

Tony was screaming "Niunai!" when he woke this morning -- niunai is Chinese, more or less, for milk.  I told him Daddy will get the niunai, and he became quiet and patient.  

He understood!

Friday, August 27, 2010

Links to the entire t.v. show on which Tony appeared

You can go to my other blog or you can watch here (our appearance starts at 27:50).

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Tony's a meat eater

Tony eats meat.  He doesn't care for vegetables.  Offer him vegetables, he runs away.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Tony awakes, briefly

Tony was asleep when I arrived home from work last night.  When I entered the bedroom, he was sleeping upside-down.  My entrance aroused him; he stood on his knees.  He gave me a brief glance through semi-shut eyes; he smirked.  He then flopped down to bed.
 
When my wife,who was in the shower, asked if he was asleep, I hesitated in my my confirmation.  But a second entrance to the bedroom and I saw he was out, like the lights during a power failure.

Videos of Tony

Tony bangs a drum.

Because I can't upload them to Youtube, you can only see them on Youku, I am very angry to say.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Notes about Tony

Basketball Tony  The song 'basketball Jones" came to mind as Tony grabbed a basketball at the Carrefour Supermarket in Wuxi, and bounced and rolled it all over the store.  We bought the ball for him, but the little bugger, almost as soon as the purchase was rung in, saw something else he wanted and forgot all about the ball that had just been his constant companion.  When I pulled Tony away from the Thomas the Tank Engine toy, he had a five minute fit.
 
Kindergarten Medical  Tony is getting a medical done for the kinder school he is going to go to this Fall.
 
Tony's B-day Haul  It was modest.  He got a few matchbox cars, a pint-sized table and chair, and a plush car toy.  We didn't have a party for him.

Tony and his gang on Chinese t.v.

Here we are in the living room watching our t.v. appearance.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Tony is three years old!

The little man, the bad boy, Tony K, xiao bao bao, my  little buddy, and/or whatever else I have chosen to call him is officially three years old as I make this blog entry.
 
Again thanks to his mother Jenny.  Birthdays really are about thanking mothers for the trouble they get put through.
 
Thanks for the greetings from some American readers in Detroit and Arizona.

Gratitude

On the eve of his third birthday, Tony can say "Thank you!".  He did so when I gave him some coins tonight.
 

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Scrapes

Tony has big red scrapes on his elbows and knees. 
 
Boys will be boys!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Upcoming Big Events for Tony

On August 22, Tony will get out of the hospital.
 
On August 23, Tony will celebrate his third birthday.  His father is working that day so maybe there will be a celebration on the August 24.  Tony's time in the hospital prevented his parents from making proper birthday celebration plans.
 
Dad looks so forward to seeing Tony's one hand unencumbered by the drip attachement worn by him on his hand for the past ten days.

I hope you can see this latest photo of Tony!

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Thursday, August 19, 2010

Tony Back Home on Sunday!

Yes!  Yes, indeed!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Dad wants Tony out of hospital ASAP.

Ten days they said that Tony would be in the hospital.  This would mean he gets out this Saturday.
 
His father hopes.  He doesn't like this living by himself and paying visits to the hospital routine.  He would love to have his wife chide him for the mess he is making of the apartment.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

How is Tony behaving at the hospital?

Dad hopes that Tony can get out of the hospital on Saturday. 
 
He reports that Jenny told him that Tony is being a nuisance.  At the hospital, he is always running to other floors, especially the floor that has games and toy rides.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Match Box and Hot Wheels for Tony whenever he gets home from the hospital

Andis can remember when he was young that his father would always buy him a new toy car every week.  He hopes to continue this practice with Tony, but he wonders if Jenny would allow him.

Anyway, Andis did go to the Tesco yesterday to buy a toy car for Tony.  He then placed it among Tony's toys at home.  He left it in the package in hopes that Tony would come across it and take the toy out himself, whenever he gets out of the hospital.

Fight!


Tony grabbed his father by the face and said "Fight!".  Dad could not remember when he taught him that.
 
Tony may return home on Monday.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Tony During His Hospital Stay

If you look closely, you will see equipment he needs for the drip treatment.


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Tony before he went to the hospital

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Dad sees Tony in the hospital

Saturday Night, Andis was able to visit Tony and Jenny in the hospital where Tony is staying to have his deep cough treated.  Tony seemed happy to see his Dad, as his Dad was likewise.  Tony's father also told Tony's mother how much he wished they were at home.

Tony has a connection unit taped and bandaged on his one hand so the "drip" treatment can be applied.  To his father, Tony is looking one-handed.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Tony Hospital Update

I didn't see Tony and his mother on Friday.  I will see them tonight (Saturday).

Last night, I did talk to Tony on the phone.  I asked him a whole lot of questions to which he all answered "No!".

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Tony in the Hospital Update

Unfortunately, I haven't had a chance to go visit Tony in the hospital.  However, his mother and grandmother are constantly by his side.

His fever has gone and his cough is not as bad as it was, I have been told.

I talked to him on the phone and he seemed to bored spirits.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Hospital Tony Update

Thursday, Tony slept all morning.  

When given the medicine for his cough, he was uncooperative.

He will be staying overnight at the hospital on Thursday.

Wednesday evening, he threw up after being given some medicine.

He saw a kitten at a restaurant and was very interested in it.


Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Tony will go to hospital.

He has a lung infection and diarrhea.  He has been acting hysterically in the hospital.
 
But he was able to sit for twenty minutes at the Pizza Hut which was remarkable.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Tony has a cough.

Tony had a cough for a few months but then it went away.  But in the past few days, it has returned.  Perhaps, he has been in the A/C too much this month.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Tony "Two Tents" Update

Tony has a bit of a fever this weekend, and a slight cough.
 
But he hasn't been slowed down one bit.

Andis is Tony "Two Tents"'s Food Taster.

Tony got a second bonus tent for himself after his mother purchased another two cans of formula at this baby store that is near his father's school.
 
Later, Tony's family went to Pizza Hut where he offered some of his food to his father.  His father would take a little bite of the food morsel before Tony would eat what was remaining.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Thursday, August 5, 2010

All's Well on the Tony Front

I haven't seen much of Tony the last 24 hours.  I have been busy you see. 

And so I haven't heard anything bad about him.  This morning, he was half-asleep when I said "Good Bye!" to him.

Tony doesn't like Flashes!

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Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Check out these videos!

Tony on a train to Nanjing


Tony on T.V.

The K Family went to Nanjing to appear on a t.v. show.

Tony behaved well but he was shy under the spot lights.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Tony don't like haircuts

Tony is going to Nanjing to appear on some t.v. show -- actually, I don't know the whole deal.  But for whatever it is he will do, he did have a haircut on Sunday Night, and he put up such a fuss that you would have thought he was being tortured.