Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Please... I do...

It is a lot fun to see Louis expressing himself more and more. He sends his request and answers questions very well, in his own language. Papa & Mama need to learn how to decipher them though.

Learning while playing

Louis has been going to playgroup for a month since his 1 year old. Mama and Louis have been enjoying it so far. Art & craft is not (yet) his cup of tea but treasure hunting in pasta tab and water play can always get Louis excited. Messing things up seems to be one of his strengths!

Special toy box from GongGong

Louis has a boxful of "toys" in Popo/GongGong's place. Such "toys" are some unused gadgets, prepared by GongGong, and they become good toys for Louis. Louis is learning while playing with these "toys": he can open and close the box, press the calculator button, pick up the phone and put to his ears, and pick up a comb and point to his hair, etc.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Laughters in bad time

Louis caught a fever last week and he was staying at GongGong/PoPo's place with Mama while Papa was on business trip. Though taking medicine was not fun and it made Louis feel tired, GongGong and Popo could always bring Louis some fun out of the bad times.

The new babysitters?

Papa & Mama would like to introduce the new babysitters to Louis.

They seem to get along quite well together, don't they?

Louis liked to put on these masks on Papa or Mama. They became his favorite toys recently.

Where is my grilled cotton candy?

Louis & Mama joined Papa's company BBQ dinner. Seemed that Louis enjoyed sitting around the fire with other kids in the children's corner. He had his plate ready but wondered why he didn't get his share.

Monday, March 23, 2009

13 month old

Today, Louis turns 13 months old! It also marks a milestone - the weaning from breastfeeding. Louis has been breastfed 100% for first 10 months, and it took 3 months for a gradual (and smooth) transition to bottle-feeding.

Mama still remembers the sleepless nights for breastfeeding, especially the first few months. But it's all worth it, as the intimacy and bonding built between Mama & Louis is invaluable & memorable. Mama already misses the feeling.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Rules and regulations

Becoming toddler comes with learning rules and regulations. Louis is now well trained to sit well on the bench while Papa and Mama help him wear his socks and shoes before going out. Same thing when he returns home. Good boy, Louis!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

316 Celebration

Papa & Mama had a wonderful vacation celebrating their 7-year wedding anniversary ...

... and brought back lots of gifts to Louis, for his good behavior when living with Popo/GongGong during Papa/Mama's 4-day Taiwan vacation.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Little Free Man

Louis enjoys walking. He is a free man now (while Papa & Mama are even more exhausted by chasing him around ...)

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Press the button

Louis made the real pressing on the button with his finger tips (instead of his whole hand). What an achievement!

Good shots!

Louis is an active boy. It's good to see that he's developing his quiet side, sitting and playing with his toy patiently.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

1 toy 2 games

Louis acquires a better sense handling his toys after turning to 1 year old. Papa and Mama are impressed.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Up & down

Louis likes to show off his "step dance" to Mama, with Mama's encouraging words and applause.