Sanem and Yaman's Blog

April 28, 2011

Demented Yaman

Filed under: Uncategorized — byanikoglu @ 6:43 pm

Bu aksam spor salonuna gittik. Saniş bayagı rollerblade yapmaya basladı.

Yaman da yol boyu “Sona’yı bıraktık” diye guldu (baska hicbirseye cevap vermiyor), eve girer girmez de “Sonayı bıraktık :(” diye uzuldu soylenmeye basladı. Serhat ona demented grandpa gibi dedi. O nekadar “Peki Sona yolu bulur mu?” dese de Yaman aynı şeyi söylemeye devam etti. 🙂

Bugun homemade sushi de yaptım. Saniş o kadar mutlu oluyor ki, onun icin herseye deger. bana diyor ki “cok cok cok tesekkurler, sen bunları yaparken ne kadar yorulduysan o kadar teşekkürler”. 🙂


April 27, 2011

Sanem is sick

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I am testing blogging by email, if this works easily, I should blog everyday.

Sanem was a bit sick today so she did not go to school in the morning, as they had a trip. When I called at lunch time and asked how she was, she paused for a moment and gave me the most pitiful cough, so I told her she could stay at home.

Sanem loves homemade sushi (as well as storebought). I will make her some tomorrow. When I made her some last month, she told me I was the "queenest mommy".

April 26, 2011

To remember…

Filed under: Uncategorized — byanikoglu @ 8:50 pm

Yaman running in an exxagerated way.

Yaman not wanting to wear anything; doesnt he get cold? Apparently not! I even searched for “disadvantages of going barefoot cold rheumatism…” but it turned out only benefits! I thought of Rachel. 🙂

Yaman is approaching the end of his gold lion cub hair. It gets tangled every day and will get too hot in the summer. But I am afraid to loose my boy as I have kown him when he gets a hair cut and starts looking like a handsome but older and different boy.

Sanem talking back to me w/ full logic (“as if I told you …, “). In general she is very logical and can defend herself very well.

Sanem was upset yesterday explaining us how she wants sweets after every meal (so 3 times) but she is allowed 2 little treats a day, whereas US, we can have sweets whenever we want! :)/ It was heart breaking for me to hear and watch her shed sweet tears. But my attempts are paying off, she stops even eating chocolate if  it doesnt please her too much, now.

Sanem is talking dearly about her classmate Efe (a boy). I think they both like each others company, if not “like each other”. 🙂 It is very sweet. I heard from Efe’s father that he imitates everyone in class but skips Sanem as “she has nothing to imitate”. 🙂 Today Sanem was explaining how he laid down on her lap in the service bus. We try not to laugh and be neutral, though not too encouraging either (to not encourage “love” issues to early).

SIU conference in Antalya

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We went to SIU conference in Antalya, Belek, all of us (me, kids, Sona, mom, Yıldız teyze) except for Serhat who was in the US. The kids had a great time. Sanem is an absolute delight: she even helped me entertain Yaman on the airplane in a great sisterly-voice (“sakın kimse kemerini bağlamasın! gibi). She loves swimming and looked forward to swim “lessons” w/ mommy. This time she learned backstroke (w/o the stroke) and breaststroke, both with tiny arm floats. She was also comfortable with mouth in the water (8/10).

Yaman also enjoys the water and is much less scared of water compared to Sanem. We were very afraid of this, since he could easily go and jump to the pool. He started having forgotten some of his abilities, but quickly catched up and started walking in the water (on hands) and jumping. He was still hard to take care of though, whereas Sanem has been extremely easy (for about a year now).

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