Saturday, December 29, 2007

Egg head

This gives new meaning to the term "egghead".

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Natalie's First Christmas

Here are some pics of Natalie's very first Christmas. Also, watch Video 66 of Natalie unwrapping her gift. She has to choose between the very tempting red, crinkly wrapping paper and her box gift. Does she make the right decision...? Watch and see!

Watching Daddy decorate Christmas cookies.

Posing with Aunt Marian in her xmas outfit.

With Vanessa, Uncle Dave, and Carol Yee-yee at xmas dim sum.

The whole family at xmas dim sum.

Ratatouille with daddy.

Our little family together on Christmas day. Natalie is sitting on her new gift from us.

Natalie unwrapping her gift.

Natalie enjoying her new gift, the Hop n' Pop!

The boxing day mule. Natalie's just chilling. Poor daddy.

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Funny drinking from cup

See Video 65 of Natalie learning to drink from a cup. She knows how, but likes to play around. You can see how attentive and focused she is watching her daddy Clark with her cup.

Check out her wrist folds :)
Natalie is starting to copy her older cousin Vanessa. She wants to play with what Vanessa is playing with, and stand when Vanessa stands. Watch Video 64 of Natalie playing next to Vanessa and copying her.

Natalie wants Vanessa's christmas cookie.

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Sitting up

See Video 63 of Natalie learning to sit up using her own power by pulling herself up using mommy's fingers. She's a strong girl!

Waking up Daddy

This morning, Natalie helped her mommy to wake up daddy.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Good Sitter

Natalie is so good at sitting now. She's no longer a tripod (with one hand on the floor). Watch her in Video 62 playing with her toys sitting by herself on the play mat.

Trash Mags

See Video 61 of Natalie happy before a bath.

Also, Natalie likes reading magazines with her meals now. She especially likes the trash magazines which have colourful, glossy pages that make fun, crinkly sounds when she scrunches them.

Friday, December 14, 2007

Natalie with her friends Olivia, Sienna, and Summer

Yesterday, Natalie had a little get together at her friends Sienna, Olivia, and Summer. See them playing and posing together below. Natalie loved all the new toys and tried to eat everything... including her friends!

Natalie cutie "been jur" during the photo session. She just wants to play!

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Spinning, Spitting, and the Golden Piggy

See Video 61 where Natalie is spinning on her tummy while reaching for objects. She can do a 360 now (but not in the video... next time!)

Also, Natalie loves "blowing raspberries", even when drinking water from her cup. Watch and listen in Video 62. Sometimes she'll do this with a spoonful of food too and get it all over herself and her mommy!

This cutie patootie can sit up unsupported and play with her toys. But give her a few seconds and she'll topple over!

See Natalie's reflection in the piggy as she opens her mouth and prepares to eat it.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Natalie Reading

Natalie has been "reading" a book every day for the past 2 months. Now she's starting to "get" what reading is all about. Watch her reading with her Lisa Yee-yee in Video 58.

Merry Christmas from Us

Christmas is only a couple weeks away. Clark, Tracy, and Natalie would like to wish everyone a wonderful holiday season and an awesome 2008. Check out the below link to see how we've made an elf of ourselves :)

Monday, December 10, 2007

Happy 6th Month Birthday!

Today is Natalie's 6th month birthday. Wow, what a big girl! She is now 8 kg (17.6 pounds) and 67cm long, and her head is still in the 90th percentile (for her big brain). She's come a long way from her birth weight of just 3.4 kg.

For her 6 month birthday, her mommy Tracy baked a blueberry cheesecake and dedicated half of it to Natalie's birthday (the other half was to welcome her daddy Clark home from a long day at work).

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Baby Christmas Party

Today was Natalie's first ever Christmas Party! Below are pics of the babies playing, sleeping (with their daddies), and Natalie's first ever photo with Santa. Natalie also gave a Christmas present to each baby (the green Santa bibs all the babies are wearing in the last 2 photos).

Also see:
Video 55 of Natalie getting a kisses (or being eaten?) by her friend Myley. And Video 56 of Natalie and Myley (who is 2 months older than Natalie) "playing" together.

Video 57 is of all the mommies and daddies prepping the babies for the baby group photo. The babies are so cute! Once one baby starts crying, the other babies start to cry too... awww...

Friday, December 7, 2007

What Natalie eats

Natalie started eating "real" food 3 weeks ago and has been slowly introduced to different foods. So far, she has eaten plain rice cereal, brown rice cereal, green beans, carrots, peas, potatoes, and her current favourite, sweet potatoes. We try not to give her too many sweet foods yet (like fruits) until she has developed a taste for veggies first.

Whenever Natalie tries a new food, she makes a funny face, but after three bites, she likes it!

What mommy sees

This is what Tracy sees when slinging a sleeping Natalie around town.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Boy? No... girl!

Still getting the "Boy?" question on the streets... even in pink. Pink, people! But we can't blame them. She's just a baby and she has very little hair. See below pics where she's wearing green pants. Looks like a cute little boy until... ta da! Magic "girl" head-band (well, kind of).

This morning we found one really long hair (just one) that is about 2 inches longer than all the other hairs on her head. We tried to take a picture but it's too thin to see. Hope all her other hairs can catch up soon!

Christmas Cheer

Natalie loves to stare at our twinkling mini Christmas Tree! It mesmerizes her. But if we sit her too close, she tries to sit up to touch it (she can now push herself up into the sitting position while in her recliner).

Also, check out Video 54 of Natalie talking while chewing on her favourite giraffe toy. Then she tries to eat the camera.