Sunday, January 31, 2010

I like chatting

Since Kristen's 6 weeks old, she likes to 'chat' with people. Sometimes it happens after her 5am meal when Mama really would like to return to sleep instead of chatting! She is making good progress on making "goo-goo" sound, and she can now respond quite clearly.

Keep it up, Kristen! Papa and Mame love your voice and enjoy our "un-goo-goo" chit chat very much, day or night ... :)

Friday, January 29, 2010

Like father like son

Papa:"Louis, you don't look happy. What happened?"
Louis:"I want to play with you Papa!"
Papa:"Of course. Let's watch your favorite Barney DVD together!"

Stepping Stone (2)

Papa & Mama love to see Louis wearing his own schoolbag. He picked up this new habit from the stepping stone class since last week. Louis looked so much more mature and grown-up with his backpack.


Today is the second stepping stone class, and Louis enjoyed it as much as last time. The happy face on Louis when seeing Mama picking him up after class is so sweet. Papa & Mama can watch this clip a million times.
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Louis walked all the way back home (it takes about 10 minutes), feeling contented from class. Papa and Mama think that even the shots from behind are very cute.



"Our son has become a big boy!" Papa & Mama

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Counting with fingers

"I know how to use my fingers to count!
"Are you ready? Let's start!"
"One"
"Two"
"Four ... oops, I guess I missed Three.  Next time then."

1 toy, 2 happy kids

Kristen received a nice gift, for her to lie down and play ...

... but Louis seemed more excited about the gift than Kristen!



Wednesday, January 27, 2010

New decoration

Uncle William, Auntie Cathy and Harris visited Kristen ...
... and gave her a nice gift. Perfect decoration to show both Louis' & Kristen's first baby pictures!

Tiger & Valentine in town

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Multi-tasking Family


Mama can feed Kristen while playing peekapoo with Louis at the same time.
Papa can read stories to Louis while swinging Kristen at the same time
What a multi-tasking family!!

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Music class



Louis just enrolled for a music class and today was the first lesson. He learned some new songs with movement, played some musical instruments and listened to stories. Mama hopes Louis can learn from the class to better express himself through body movement, songs and music. But unfortunately, the 1st lesson was not too exciting and teacher was just fair, though the materials were quite good. Louis held the materials (i.e. the "train box" set) by himself all the way from school to home, and the story book inside has become his favorite book of the week.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

23 months old


Louis,

1 more month to go and you will turn 2. Over the past month you have "grown" a lot: All of a sudden you are potty trained, and making more humming sounds and starting to speak more words. What impressed us the most is that the love you show to your little sister Kristen. Your frequent hugs and kisses to her make Papa & Mama want to hug & kiss you even more. The other day, you saw us changing diaper for Kristen and, without us asking, you passed us the wiper and brought us the diaper (with it spreading out)! You are such a good helper!!

We are counting down the days and look forward to celebrating your big day. Stay tuned, Louis GorGor!

Love & hug,
Papa & Mama

Friday, January 22, 2010

Skinhead

Kristen got her first hair cut today! A very trendy style: Skinhead!

Before:


Work-in-progress:

After:

Stepping Stone

To prepare Louis for the upcoming pre-nursery class, Louis started his Stepping Stone class today. Basically it is same thing as playgroup, but without parent accompanying the kids. The teacher Ms Shona said Louis did great in his first class. He followed teacher's instructions and also tried kids yoga for his first time. He impressed other teachers too as he didn't cry at all. At the end of class, Papa & Mama waited for him outside the classroom. Seeing Louis carrying his backpack and lining up with his classmates, Papa & Mama suddenly felt that Louis had become a big boy! Kids grow up quickly, and Papa & Mama are committed to witness and capture every moments of it.

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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Headband


Louis dislikes people touching his head or putting on hat. But to Mama's surprise, Louis is okay to wear headband. He could at least give it a try and let Mama take picture. Does he look pretty?! :-)

Pick up, Hug, Drop

Louis likes to hold Mui Mui* Kristen, but he cannot do it for too long. Thus, he chose to do the "Pick up, hug, drop" action repeatedly during the day, whenever he misses his Mui Mui ...
* Mui Mui = little sister in Chinese

Monday, January 18, 2010

Checking out Kristen (video version)

Checking out Kristen


Louis is very interested to check out Kristen's stuffs, from her crib to her diapers and toys.
He also likes to point and touch Kristen's different body parts, like eyes, nose, hands, feet, etc. But very often Louis is too "enthusiastic" that Papa and Mama need to keep closed eyes on him to avoid any injuries.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Sharing

We hope that Louis will learn the concept of "Sharing" well, as it is one of the beauty of having siblings.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Disney fans


Louis has visited Disneyland HK a couple times already, but only until recently has he started showing interest, being very sensitive to the Disney characters whenever he sees them, and keep saying "mi-mi" when he sees Mickey and Minnie. The other day he spotted Mama's Disneyland Annual Pass when she opened the drawer. He asked for it and was so proud to wear it and show off to neighbors while going out with Mama. Well, probably it's time to pay a visit again ...

UFO

Louis is fascinated by this flying object, almost as if he's seen an UFO ...

Monday, January 11, 2010

Kristen 1 month old



Kristen is 1 month old today! There is a saying that raising 2 kids requires more than 2x the effort. Papa & Mama cannot agree more!
Even though both Papa & Mama are exhausted (esp Mama with the sleepless nights of feeding), there is incredible joy and happiness. Kristen loves to smile and loves people talking to her. Her smiles really melt our hearts!

Saturday, January 9, 2010

"O" mouth shape

Kristen must be aware that she's a lady, and a small mouth is regarded as pretty. She often likes to put up this little "O" mouth shape.