Swim School and Water Safety Experts Say Drowning Is Not a Seasonal Problem

Water Safety a Year Round Concern

As an Entrepreneur Stay at Home Dad water safety is a huge concern to me. I am co-founder of Virtually Famous Marketing and run a good sized “family of websites”.   Each day I get many different press releases on a variety of topics.  Today I got one about water safety, which is of HUGE interest to me since I am in the process of teaching 22 month old Ava Kalea how to swim.  If you have young children, this will be of interest to you too! Continue reading “Swim School and Water Safety Experts Say Drowning Is Not a Seasonal Problem”

Learning Mandarin and Using a Gluestick as Chapstick

I’m almost through my first few weeks as a stay at home dad and it has been very adventurous to say the least.

On a super positive note, Ava Kalea and I started to learn Mandarin yesterday – using mostly videos from YouTube.  We’ve found that there are a lot of good ones (like the one above from Jane Wang) and some not so good ones too.  When we find a good one, I try to make sure to add it to our Mandarin playlist so we can watch it every day.  Right now we are learning to count and say the days of the week in Chinese.  Hope to have that down good at some point next week – but probably really won’t know until we are able to actually test it out on someone who actually speaks Mandarin.

On the adventurous side, I am usually real good about keeping a constant eye on our little monkey baby (born in the Year of the Monkey) – BUT today I was on the phone with her Granny and had my back turned for 20 seconds ….  Ava Kalea had the cap off the glue stick and was putting it on her lips like chapstick …

Video: Ava Kalea Kennedy Rolls Over for the First Time

A couple of days ago, Ava Kalea rolled over for the very first time – and Ava’s mom was actually taking video!  Please enjoy – feel free to share and comment.

I thought this was really cool – especially considering she was only 9 weeks and 2 days in our world. My mom says that I did not roll over until I was 5 months old! (Girls are definitely quicker than boys).

Ava Kalea Rolls Over for the First Time!!!

Ava and Stacia Kennedy on Beach in Del Mar November 1, 2016This morning Stacia shared some GREAT news!  Ava Kalea rolled over for the very first time (that we know about)!!  She is only 9 weeks and two days in our world and has already turned over and started to crawl.

I had to call my mom and tell her this fantastic news.  She said she still remembered me rolling over for the first time – when she was visiting her mom (who, as it turns out, did not have much time left).  I maybe slower than most, but I did not roll over until I was 5 MONTHS old!

One great thing about this is that Stacia just happened to be taking a video of Ava when she rolled over for the very first time!  We have video evidence and will be sharing real soon!

Thank you for visiting our Daddy Blogger’s World and following the adventures of Ava Kalea and her family – including her blogger daddy …  😉