Sunday, September 30, 2012

Nicholas' Birthday Party at Jumpin' Gym

On September 16, cousin Nicholas had his 4-year birthday party at Jumpin' Gym.  Of course, the kids loved it and had a great time playing, snacking, and eating sweets and cake!

Also, on this day Clark organized a special father-daughter outing with Natalie and took her to see the bubble show :)

Look at the excitement.

Carol, that is the most awesome robot cake we've ever seen!

This cotton candy was even bigger before the kids (and adults) dug into it.

Look at the excitement.  Kids and ball pits are a match made in parental heaven.

Lauren also got into the ball pit fun.

Lauren was given free reign with the cheetos and shared 2 bowls with her cousin Michael.  After she finished, she looked at her fingers and said, "Dirh-tee!" and needed them to be cleaned.

All-in-all, a great party!  Well organized, Carol Yee-yee!

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Lauren's Baby Voice - Vehicles

See Video 397 of Lauren identifying vehicles in a baby board book.  This video was taken in July (sorry, a bit slow to upload!) and you can see she's getting much better at pronouncing different words and identifying objects and animals.

Primary School Applications for Natalie

We're so proud of Natalie for being accepted to our first choice for primary school. Here she is during the interview a couple weeks ago.  Thanks for Jackie Yee-yee for practicing with us almost every day in the week leading up to the interviews! 

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Back in Hong Kong

The girls returned to Hong Kong end of August and we've missed them SO MUCH!  They are so fun to have around and we love having them home.  So, what have they been up to lately?

I took the girls out the day after they returned for some breakfast (and jet-lag curing sunshine) at the neighborhood McDonald's.

See Video 396 of Lauren and Natalie being silly and having fun together while out to breakfast at McDonald's.

The girls enjoyed napping on our bed as they recovered from jet-lag.

Natalie will be a flower girl at a wedding soon.  Here she is trying on a potential dress for her big role!  The back has a nice big, pink ribbon.

Here's the side and front view. More pink bows and ribbons!

 Of course, Lauren had to get in on the "pretty dress" action, too.

Our pretty girls standing together.  Natalie is a great older sister and always tries to help Lauren and gives in to her.

Now that the kids are back from summer holidays, some weekends can get pretty "kid crazy".  We always seem to have about 10 kids over at our place now!  It's tiring but we love it :)

Now that we live at Pokfulam Gardens, we have a pool just downstairs and the kids love swimming = bonus!  Here the Hua's (Toby and Caleb) stopped by for a dip in the pool with Natalie, Nicholas and Lauren.

With Summer over, it's back to school for Natalie.  Here the girls share a hug in the morning before Natalie heads off to the school bus.

On another day, the girls sit together while waiting for Natalie's school bus.  Lauren will begin school herself on Oct 1 (when she turns two years old).

While Natalie gets tutored at Debbie Yee-yee's house with her friend Olivia, Lauren hangs out with Olivia's little sister (3 year old) Sophie who kindly shares her cheerios and biscuits.

Later, look at the concentration on their faces as they try to figure out what this big toy does.

Natalie and Lauren have also been getting re-acquainted with Aunties and Uncles (our friends).  Here they are out for a stroll with Vivo Yee-yee.

We bought a new house!  One of Natalie's new toys from Canada is this 3-storey doll house.  It fits her numerous barbie toys.  Here Vanessa, Victoria and Natalie pose beside the house they all "helped" assemble.

Natalie says, "Thank you, Ba-ba, for making me my new toy!"

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Peek-a-Boo Lauren

Um, there is someone hiding behind that curtain?

It's Lauren!  She LOVES to play peek-a-boo. 

See Video 395 of Lauren playing peek-a-boo with the blankets on our bed.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Another Clark look-a-like?

At 32 weeks to go, we had another visit with Dr. Doo and he kindly took a 4D ultrasound scan for us.  Here she is - baby #3!  Looks like another Clark to me with that nose and those lips...