Sunday, May 25, 2008
Watch Video 118 of Natalie concentrating and then giggling while playing with a green bottle cap. She likes to take it off, then put it back one, then take it off, then put it back on...
Saturday, May 24, 2008
Also, today we also took Natalie's measurements for a custom dress that's being made for her. She is now 28" tall with a 19.5" waist and 10" in seam. So it may sound like her legs are only 1/3 of her body (definitely not model proportions). But an interesting thing to notice is that she is only 21" from shoulder to feet which means her head and neck are 7"!
Below are a few more photos of Natalie being cute :)
Watching her daddy making bagels. Is it just us or are her eyes getting bigger?
When Natalie laughs, she has a shy giggle where she lowers her head and waves her hands around.
Sunday, May 18, 2008
Finally, we have confirmed she has two more teeth coming down from the top bringing the total of 4 top + 2 bottom = 6 teeth! But it's been a rough few days for her, poor girl.
Natalie biting her lower lip to ease the pain of teething. Note the tear-filled eyes. She was really miserable for a while.
There wasn't much we could do except for the occasional shot of baby Tylenol to ease the pain and lots of hugs and cuddles.
Friday, May 16, 2008
Natalie and her new friends, the bah-rooos.
Natalie loves looking out windows and watching people and cars go by.
The balloons are lifting up Nat's dress in the back. We see London, we see France, we see Natalie's... diaper.
Thursday, May 15, 2008
The day began with photos and the traditional tea-pouring ceremony in the hotel suite, followed by a fabulous lunch (we ate waaaay too much), and then the bride and groom treated everyone to two hours at a spa while they helped to baby-sit the kiddies. Even though we were too full to eat dinner, somehow, we still managed to make it out to a late-night buffet that had sooooooooo much food we are still recovering today.
All-in-all, a great trip! See pics below:
The bride and groom.
Family photo of the happy couple with our little family. Natalie just woke up and is a little dopey.
Entire Tong family photo. This is the first one in a while! All current Tongs present and accounted for. Natalie is fully awake and smiling at the camera.
Cousin Vanessa giving the beautiful bride a kiss.
The kiddies playing with the gong in the restaurant. Natalie really liked the red gong stick and hit the ground with it over and over and over again (it made a "tck tck tck" sound).
Cutie Vanessa looks so cute in her new dress.
Natalie with her mommy and Nainai.
Carol and Dave have changed to their lunch outfits. Look at the huge piece of bread Natalie's gnawing on. She's an enthusiastic eater!
Natalie loves pens and spoons and forks and chopsticks. She prefers playing with anything that's long and pointy, preferably made of hard material like plastic or wood. Ya, she likes to live on the edge.
Natalie really enjoyed playing with this box. Putting things in, taking them out.
In goes the pen.
Natalie smiling and encouraging all the adults to play with her. She'll pull herself up to standing position and then cruise over closer to them and smile and babble.
More pen action. She won't let it go.
Natalie hamming it up for the adults. You can see them all smiling and laughing at something she just did.
Cutie patootie taking a break on the floor. All that standing can be tiring.
And she's up again. This coffee table is the perfect height for her.
Natalie discovers the toy drawer. This drawer had gone through two generations of Wang family babies and is filled with all sorts of different knick-knacks and toys for Natalie to play with. This keeps her busy for over twenty minutes (almost a new record).
While going through the drawer, Natalie held onto this one (notice it is long, pointy, and made of plastic).
Natalie playing mahjong with her Yeh yeh.
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Monday, May 12, 2008
Tuesday, May 6, 2008
The bubs with Tracy
Lisa with Victoria and Natalie.
Victoria doing baby exercises. Work those abs!
Natalie loves her little cousin and always has a lot to say whenever she's around.
I'm trying to take a picture of Victoria when Natalie's hand gets in the way.
Victoria's feet are sooooo small compared to Nat's. So cute!
Vicky is a cutie.
Saved the best photo for last. Doesn't Vicky look surprised. Look at the little chin.
Also, Natalie is very good at giving people things. But if you take it from her, you must either do something interesting with it or give it right back. We've figured out that Natalie only gives people things to see what they do with it. Then she'll hold out her hand so she can get it back and try to do what you did with it. For example, her daddy Clark puts the phone to his ear and says "Hello? Hello?" and she will take the phone back and put it next to her head. So I'm not sure we should all be saying "Thank yoooo Naataaaleeee!!" with so much enthusiasm whenever she gives things to us because really, we are her science experiment.
Natalie watching Vanessa playing with her new walk-aid toy. Notice the green toy in Natalie's hand.
Vanessa trying to get Natalie to wear a bucket hat. We can't even get Natalie to wear a normal hat. As you can probably guess, Vanessa didn't have much luck with the bucket hat.
Three babies together. As usual, Natalie is watching Vanessa. And she is still holding the green toy.
Uh oh, somehow Vanessa got the green toy. Vanessa is only holding the toy and it's not very interesting so of course Natalie wants it back.
But Vanessa won't let go of the toy so Natalie starts to cry.
Natalie bounces up and down in frustration. Vanessa is quite fascinated when Natalie cries. And she refuses to let go of the toy.
Later, we bring out more toys so there's enough to go around and the bubs are happy again. Kind of. Natalie still wants the green toy. We give a blue toy to Vanessa because blue is her favourite color and peace reigns again (at least for a little while).