Monday, July 9, 2012

School Award for Natalie

I wonder if this only happens in Asia - Natalie was very happy to win an award from her school for "politeness".  Being a very polite young lady, Natalie received the award along with a select number of students from her class at a special awards ceremony during the second last week of school. This is her second award (she won one last year, too) and she now has two trophies to show for her lady-like behaviour. Photos below:

Natalie's class and one other class of "polite" students on stage receiving their trophy awards.

The head teacher shook each of their hands before presenting the trophies the the students.

This is what we had to push through (the parental mosh pit!) to attend the award and take pictures.

Natalie has a huge, proud smile when coming off the stage.

Later, the K2F class poses with Zhan Laoshi their teacher and their awards. 

Outside, we pose some more.  The kids were super cute shouting "Yay!" as we took the photos.

Both Clark and I were able to take time off work to attend the award ceremony.  We're so proud :)

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Final catch-up

Below are the "last" few videos and photos to get this blog back up to speed :)  As you can see, we've now moved to a new apartment to make room for baby #3 and we are really enjoying our new home.

See video 393 of Lauren identifying her own body parts such as eyes, hair and belly button. She loves this game.

See video 394 of Lauren smiling a fake smile on command.

Lauren loves to be upside-down and does this all the time now.

For some reason she finds it really funny.

Six beautiful girls: Natalie, Lauren, their cousins Vanessa and Victoria and Natalie's good friend Olivia with little sister Sophie. 

Two sisters reading quietly on the sofa together.  Love it.

Wang Gang picnic at Cyberport.

Cutie pie, Lauren.