Wednesday, September 7, 2011

As dorky as it comes…

but when it comes to your kids, you don’t let silly things like dorkiness get in the way! I have been wanting to send a video in a care package for the twins. Their room is not ready, so it couldn’t be a tour of the house necessarily. Most importantly, I wanted something they could watch and be familiarized with our faces and voices. MaryLeigh taught us some very basic Korean phrases, and I felt like that was enough for us to make a very basic toddler friendly video using their language. I wrote the words out like we would need to say them (not with how they are really spelled). I wrote a script with those words and propped them up beside the computer.

We did about 15 videos because Harrison, the dog, or Brandon would create a blooper!! We finally had to settle on the one where Harrison was a little crazy at the beginning!

Here you have it…

The message consisted of something like, Hello Omma & Appa! Thank You Omma & Appa. (Those sentences were geared toward the foster parents) Hello (kids names)! We love you! This is Mommy, This is Daddy, This is Brother. Peekaboo. Kisses, Hugs. We love you! Bye Bye! I would probably lean towards not posting this, but if it can help anyone else then…I want to share.

4 comments:

Amy Lawrence said...

I hope the twins like your video... I watched it with Noah and he loved it! So I am thinking you are in good shape!

Surely said...

What a great video! Your twins are definitely going to love it...and you!!

Great job!! =)

E said...

Oh they are going to get the biggest kick out of this video!

Laura said...

Saw your post over on the Holt BB. Your kids are going to love it.

Can I make a suggestion?? Since you guys did an awesome job trying to learn/speak Korean to the twins... learn a kid's song in Korean. Before we traveled to pick up our son, I learned the song "Santoki" (Mountain Bunny). It came in handy a lot -- along with knowing the Korean peekaboo. ;) Another song to learn is "Gom Se Mariga" (Three Bears). You can find both songs on You Tube, usually with the words transliterated into English letters either on the video on in the comment/description box. Hope y'all get your TC soon! :)