Sunday, August 30, 2009

Peanut Butter Banana Muffin

Mama set a goal at year beginning to regularly make home-made snacks for Louis' & Papa's enjoyment. Finally, Mama took action, following the recipe provided by a blogger friend "lululu".

First attempt was Peanut Butter Banana Muffin. Papa and Mama had fun in bakery and the muffins tasted good. One thing for improvement is that the baking cup used were probably too soft to hold the batter. The muffins looked more like raisin buns. :-P

Anyway, Papa and Mama are very much contented to see Louis enjoying the muffins. Mama will try a mini-cup next time so that it can fits Louis' bite better.

"Keep up with bakery and home-cooking, Mama!!!" -- Louis

Monday, August 24, 2009

Theory vs Reality

Some books say, in theory, that baby can start feeding himself since 12 months old, but it does not say whether baby can complete the task or not! The reality is that toddler gets distracted easily and has difficulty concentrating for a prolonged time.

So to be more precise, Mama will say that "Baby can START feeding himself from 12 months, but it may take many months before he can FINISH the whole feeding process by himself. "

Anyway, Mama will continue practicing with Louis, and look forward to the day when he can feed himself a full meal ...

Sunday, August 23, 2009

1.5 yrs old

Louis is 18 months old today! Papa & Mama are thankful that he's a happy boy, full of smiles. His energy level grows with his age also - good for him, but bad for Papa & Mama ...

Friday, August 21, 2009

Athletic boy

Louis made a nice attempt on hurdle exercise. Could he be a good athletic player one day?

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

A talent in drama

You are indeed getting more expressive recently, especially at showing your frustration when things go against your wish. However, crying, screaming, and rolling on the floor are NOT the right ways to do so. We will patiently teach you the educated way to express your need and emotion.
Papa wonder where you learn such "drama skills" (pretend to cry, etc) from?!?! Anyways, we love you no matter what. (Honestly, seeing you rolling on the floor and pretending to cry are sometimes quite funny.)
Papa and Mama

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Chopping fruit

Mama can still remember chopping game as one of her favorites when she was small. PorPor used to give her a slice of potato or carrot to play with her toy knife and cutting board. That may be the reason why Mama likes cooking now.

After some practice, Louis can master the skill of chopping very well now. Does he look like a professional chef?

Friday, August 14, 2009

A chic set of activity table

Papa and Mama tried to find an activity table for Louis but seemed that the choice is limited. Before they find an ideal one for Louis, Mama found this set of antique-look furniture at home (cabinet and chair) that fit well together for temporary use. Not only does it look chic, Louis can spend good time there reading and drawing by himself.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

... and Pull Up

Louis likes to hide behind the window shade and practise pull-ups. It's like his secret work-out place.

Push ...

Glad that Louis can play by himself on the roundabout. His arms have become quite strong.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Walking backward

Not only has Louis started to run, he also gets amused by walking backwards. To top up the difficulty (and fun), he even pulls his stroller while walking backwards.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Our new maid (3)

He's even responsible for giving foot massage.

Our new maid (2)

Our new maid is vacuuming the place.

Our new maid

We got a new maid at home. His first task is to wipe dust off the bed.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Lost a sandal but win a fun trip to Disneyland

At the beginning of this summer, Mama bought a pair of "Teva" sandals for Louis, which she thought is the best pick for the season. However, Louis lost one of them. As a result, Mama needed to shop for a new pair. As a cost-conscious shopper, Mama brought Louis to Tung Chung Shopping Outlet to try on a pair of Crocs. And as Tung Chung is so close to Disneyland ....

Swimming Class - Summer 2009

"Swimming Class- Summer 2009" has begun since July and is held every Sat morning. After some trials, Papa found that the best way for Louis to practice is to go to the adult pool and get rid of all kinds of floating aids. Though Louis may not be able to master swimming in this summer, he can at least enjoy "floating", and build up his courage!

Apart from swimming practice, playing "water toys" in the kids' pool is a key element in the curriculum. Pouring water in and out of the cups is Louis' favorite activity.

Louis with Instructor Papa & Assistant Instructor Mama