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Checking in from Civic Square Library

Hi all, it’s Friday! For us, it means going to baby pram jam at Civic Square Library. This library is our favorite. It is the library we visited the most. It’s freshly renovated. The color scheme is a combination of yellow and purple (and black).

Baby pram jam is an event for under 2 years old and their parents or caretakers. We will sing some nursery rhymes and read books together. At the end of it, the librarian who also leads our nursery rhymes will put out a bunch of toys.

In this library I can relax and freely let my baby wander. Only here I can feel like he’s saying to me, “trust me, let me be on my own.” Haha. Sometimes we play peek-a-boo, perhaps annoying other library visitors. Sometimes he wander far off but I never worried, although I still have to keep an eye.

When I look at him I see he’s so adorable, especially because he enjoys to explore the library by himself. After 9 months old, especially, he became assertive and enjoying his sense of independence. He enjoys crawling everywhere by himself (only to yell when he got stuck somewhere 😉 ), he loves to learn to stand up, he also wants to be independent in terms of feeding (more on this perhaps on another post).

Besides being comfy, this library is also very conveniently located. It is next to Garden City Mall and Booragoon bus station. We only need to ride a 940 bus once from our houses to get there. Please enjoy our photos that has been collected over time in this library, it seems like the “Daddy and baby in public library” series is continued 🙂

Pram jam in blur:

Beautiful book:
Giant abacus:
Look! I can stand up, one hand mommy!
When I was younger:

When I was teething, this is all I wanted to do:



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All smiles at the public library

While we’re at it, let’s have another photo series of daddy and baby at public library. This time it’s at the mezzanine in State Library of Western Australia. The mezzanine is a level especially dedicated for children.

I was so happy here because both my husband and our baby were so cheerful and enjoying their time. It has plenty of space to crawl, and I was surprised because my husband was “rediscovering” his childhood as he played and read children’s (adventure) books for himself, haha!


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Unfortunately, you can’t eat your brilliant idea!

…said my husband a couple of nights ago to our housemate, a hairdresser from Iran. I was listening from the second floor while they’re laughing at my housemate’s failed dinner. His intention was to make a pizza, but he baked yoghurt as the base and put some veggies on top. It failed miserably and the house started to smell like something was burning. My husband was shocked to find out the experimental pizza. He’d never seen anyone do such thing. And then the conversation went on like this:

“Where did you get the recipe?”, asked my husband.
“Nowhere. I just have this idea …,” said our housemate.
Unfortunately, you can’t eat your brilliant idea!” cut my husband as he couldn’t stop himself from laughter.

That sentence was gold. I mean, how apt is it with life in general? I would like to challenge you, dear friends, to make a list of brilliant ideas (or any ideas) that you have and think about, for a while or on a whim, and then asked yourself have you been able to “eat” your brilliant ideas? Does it stay as a brilliant idea or have you been able to make something out of it? Bonus points it could bring yourself some bread and butter.

It’s amazing what a single sentence could lead us to! Have fun! 🙂

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Daddy and Baby Rhyme Time

It’s refreshing to have a baby event exclusively for daddies. “Daddy and baby rhyme time” takes place every first Saturday of the month at Willagee public library. Both daddy and baby are enjoying because they can meet friends and learn new songs! These photos were taken two months ago:

Cheerful and full of swagger

They spend a lot of time together everyday. This is another regular beautiful day, but the combo of these two dudes, storytelling and public library equals extraordinary in my book.

Until next time, my friends!