Saturday, April 26, 2008

Who is that?

She's got the shades, the cool ride, the water bottle, the body, that face, and the entourage (4 adults fawning over her). Oh, and the paparazzi (me). Must be some kind of movie star.

The Day with Nai-nai and Yeh-yeh

Today, we went to Stanley for some lunch and shopping. Gorgeous weather, good buys (tons of new clothes for Natalie), and great company made for an all-in-all wonderful day out :)

Also, even though Natalie hasn't seen her Nai-nai and Yeh-yeh in many months, she's already quite taken with them! See photos below from earlier today and watch Video 114 of Natalie giggling and laughing while playing with her Yeh-yeh.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

I'm not happy!

When Natalie doesn't like something, she lets everyone know by doing this:

Tiffins Sunday

This Sunday, we went to Holly's birthday get-together at Tiffins and stuffed ourselves silly! It was a very nice and relaxing afternoon. We had a great time, and Natalie ate almost three whole steamed shanghai pork dumplings herself.

Daddy looking at Natalie.

Natalie looking at Daddy.

Mommy and babies.

With Porpor at the Airport

3 weeks ago, we saw Porpor off at the airport. We miss Porpor. Good thing we'll see her again soon!

Natalie chilling with Porpor at dimsum at the airport.

Porpor with cousins Vanessa and Victoria. We can't remember when Natalie was that small, and we can't believe Natalie will soon be that big!

Natalie looking down, wondering how her Daddy got there.

Natalie joined by her mommy Tracy, Porpor, and cousin Vanesssa.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Almost clapping

Watch Video 113 of Natalie trying to clap. Her hands aren't coordinated enough to meet yet, but she's almost got it and she's happy trying!

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Big smile and the indian war cry

Natalie is learning so much so fast, it's hard to keep up!

Watch Video 111 of Natalie with HUGE smiles playing with Lisa Yee-yee at Pizza Hut today. She has also learned to do the indian war cry.

Also, to encourage Natalie to learn to walk more, we bought her a toy walker. Watch Video 112 of Natalie playing with... the box. The walker is behind her in the video. She also does more indian war cry here.

Big teeth, big nostrils

While camera chasing (yes, again), we caught some good pics of Natalie's BIG teeth and BIG nostrils. Here they are below. We're not biased or anything, but she's too funny and cute!

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Watch Video 110 of Natalie walking (almost by herself!) as she pushes a stool ahead of her. She seems to like it! But crawling is much faster and she finally resorts to hands and knees again when camera chasing.

Also, Natalie is a real squirmy wormy now. When you carry her, she is twisting this way and that to look around and reach for things. Except when she just wakes up. Then she's very dopey and clingy and "deh".

Happy chilling with her Daddy in front of the TV after waking up from her morning nap.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Daddy and Baby

This was taken a few weeks ago at sushi lunch with Lisa, Dennis, and Por-por. It's one of Tracy's favourite photos now :) Thanks to Lisa Yee-yee for passing it along!

Monday, April 14, 2008

Walking and climbing

Natalie has mastered the basic mechanics of walking AND climbing! She puts one foot in front of the other to get around (while holding our hands) and she can climb up onto our sofa all by herself. She loves it! Watch Natalie giggling and laughing while doing both in Video 109.

Parties, parties!

Our mommies group babies have been having a whirlwind of parties lately. All babies are born "April to June" and we've been having so much fun going to all their birthday parties. Below are pics from Clara's 1st birthday party.

Natalie looking festive in her birthday party hat.

Natalie wonders what her Daddy is eating and could she please have some, too?

Natalie tries on some funny party favours.

Natalie and her friends Parker and Clara playing together. Look at Clara's cute traditional outfit :)

Friday, April 11, 2008

Whoa, Coordination!

Watch Video 108 of Natalie picking up golf balls and putting them back into the box. This requires some serious coorindation and Natalie's got it. We're so proud! Seriously.

Natalie's got a funky lip + drool thing going on while camera chasing (again).

Hair again

Here's another look at Natalie's hair.

Definite longer and thicker in the back.

The front is another story.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Who made a BIG mess?

Someone made a BIG mess of our DVD collection. Click here to see who.

Bottle Pro

Natalie is an official bottle pro! She can hold the bottle herself and look around while drinking. She also takes the bottle out of her mouth and can put it back in (although formula drips everywhere and sometimes she has to squint her eyes so it doesn't drip into them).

Monday, April 7, 2008

Natalie's Mini-Me

We bought Natalie a new little toy. It's a plastic baby girl with no hair wearing a pretty pink dress... just like Natalie!

Natalie being introduced to her mini-me.

Yay, my very own mini-me!

When her mommy tries to take the doll away, Natalie says "No, she's mine!"

Sunday, April 6, 2008

New High Chair

We ordered a new high-chair for Natalie. It's perfect: white (fits in with our dining room decor), small (fits in our dining room), and entirely made of plastic (see here for explanation on that).

Natalie lounging in her new chair.

Natalie loves her new chair. She can even feed herself on the nice tray, starting now.

Natalie is very focused on improving her pincher grasp so she can pick up little snacks from her tray.

Saturday, April 5, 2008


Natalie's hair is growing out... finally, yay! Nat's hair is so long now (ok, not THAT long, but definite progress here) that she actually gets a bit of bed-head when she wakes up from a nap. Take a look below.

Also, see Video 106 of Natalie making "brrr!" sounds. It's her new thing now (and usually accompanied by lots of drool).

Good sleeper

We are so grateful that Natalie is a good little sleeper. We can take her out all day and she will happily nap in her stroller or sling. Here is Natalie asleep on the MTR (subway). She sleeps so soundly that not even all the people around us and the loud speakers and the "beep beep beep beep" sounds of the doors opening and closing wake her.

Also, look how long she is now. Her head is at the very top of the stroller and her feet are sticking out!

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Playing with Lisa Yee-yee

Uh oh, Lisa Yee-yee coming to get Natalie. Natalie looks a bit scared.

Lisa starts making the "neh neh neh" sound. Natalie gives a nervous smile to the camera.

Lisa is even closer now! Natalie giggles nervously in anticipation.

Natalie laughs out loud. Ahhh, she's got me!

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Music class

Natalie attended her first official music class today. She really seems to enjoy it! She doesn't really know how to follow instructions, but she does like staring at her teacher and all her little classmates. After class, Natalie came home and passed out. She was very tired. We love it!

Video 103 - Natalie playing with clappers
Video 104 - Natalie going on a pretend hayride
Video 105 - Natalie and peekaboo with purple see-thru scarves