Sunday, September 30, 2007

The Goonies

Is this Sloth from The Goonies?

Nope, it's really Natalie and she's as cute as ever hanging out with Gramma Tong.

Also check out Video 32 of Natalie WWF wrestling Pochacco. She taps out (and starts sucking her thumb), but maybe she has a better chance of winning when she learns to roll over.

Water baby

Natalie's taking advantage of the baby-friendly pools in Canada and going swimming. Here are more pics of her enjoying herself at the community centre pool with her Mommy and Gramma Tong.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Can You Spot the Difference?

Clark and his "mini-me".

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall...

All babies love looking at other babies and Natalie is no exception. She is fascinated with her own reflection... although we suspect she doesn't really understand it's herself yet!

Natalie in Waterloo

It's been a while since our last update. That's because on Sep 19, Natalie took her first airplane ride (16 hours!) to Toronto/Waterloo, Canada to visit her grandparents, family, friends, and attend Alex & Vanessa's wedding. She was a real star on the plane and all the flight attendants loved her.

Natalie spent a week in Waterloo visiting her Nai-nai and Yeh-yeh. Now she is in Toronto for another 2 weeks visiting her Por-Por and Gong-Gong.

Below are photos of her at the Waterloo Park Swimming Pool (swimming with other babies!). Unfortunately, her blue swimming outfit makes her look like a cute little boy, but maybe when she grows more hair we can put a hair clip in so everyone will know she's really a little girl. Videos to come soon :)

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Natalie with Fam & Friends

Now that Natalie's neck and head are getting stronger (and doesn't flop around as much), more people want to hold and play with her. Natalie loves to be held and enjoys drooling on everyone who holds her.

Here are some recent pics of Natalie and friends :)
Natalie with Uncle Jie-rou
Natalie with Marian Yee-yee

Natalie with Carol Yee-yee

Natalie with Vivian Yee-yee

Natalie with Uncle Dave

Natalie with Jimmy and Connie

Friday, September 14, 2007

Stroller Convention

Our babies aren't the only ones getting older and bigger... check out the latest mommies group meeting we had yesterday. It was a real stroller convention! We had a lot of mommies and babies show up to chit chat and play together.

Below are some photos. Most babies wore our mommies group "onesies". The onesies have our mommies group name, baby name, and birth order. Girls are in pink. Boys are in blue. See Natalie's #15 (the last number) onesie.

Also, when put face to face with another baby (Emily, Ava, and Nana), Natalie stared in fascination and then actually smiled! Her pool of little friends is growing and it's great to watch the babies interacting :)

Monday, September 10, 2007

Not-so-little Miss. Piggy

Tracy and Clark had a bit of fun with Natalie at McDonald's today. Natalie has really grown a lot over the last few months! She is not-so-little any more.

Also, check out Video 30 of Natalie sucking her thumb.

Friday, September 7, 2007

Morning Worm

Natalie is definitely a morning person. She is super cheerful in the mornings and loves to talk and smile. She's also gotten really good at eating her hand (except she hasn't learn to swallow her saliva yet so it gets all over her hand, face, and neck as you can see from picture below). Natalie's almost laughing out loud too... she makes cough-like noises but hoping they will turn in to real squeals of laughter soon :)

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Mommies meeting

Every Thursday, Tracy and Natalie have our weekly mommies-and-babies meeting at Caffe Vergnano 1882. With almost 20 mommy-baby pairs in the group, we need a big, baby-friendly and stroller-friendly space.

Today, while the mommies chit-chatted, the babies "played" together (meaning they stared at each other in fascination). We also passed our babies around so our babies had a chance to interact with other adults. Tracy really enjoyed holding other babies (so sturdy and cute!) and watching the other mommies play with Natalie. Natalie seemed to have fun too.

All in all another great meet-up! Below are photos of Sandra and baby Jamilia, Debbie and baby Olivia, Tina and baby Holly, Ava and baby Nivana, Elena and baby Max, Susannie and baby Clara, and Tracy and Natalie :)