Video 541 - Natalie loves to read. I'm afraid she's a bit like me in that she gets really focused on a book and can't. stop. reading! Here she is trying to continue reading while walking down the street.
Video 542 - Another video (far away) of Natalie playing soccer with her team.
Video 543 - Natalie and Olivia love doing log rolls together. Listen to their giggles. They couldn't quite manage to stay on the white "track".
Video 544 - Watch as the cousins excitedly wave hello to the camera through the glass at CityPlaza.
Video 545 - Watch Ashley walk a bit while holding onto a toy walker, and then play with it.
For Ashley's birthday, Natalie and Lauren and I baked a healthy sugar-free and egg-free cake that was surprisingly yummy! Then Natalie and Olivia decorated it. The cake was eaten after dinner at Ruby Tuesdays.
Video 541 - Look at how happy and excited Ashley is to have the birthday song sung to her for her very first birthday.
The past two weeks, Lauren has been bitten on the eyelid by a mosquito, fell down and had a band-aid put on her knee, and got the chicken pox! However, she's still in a good mood and cheerful as always :)
Video 539 - Lauren loves to sing. Here she is randomly singing a song of her own choosing while accompanying me at McDonald's the other day.
Video 540 - Poor Lauren has a mosquito bite on her eye and it causes one eye to look smaller than the other. We also manage to catch someone eating my chair...
Mosquito bite over her eye.
What it looks like the next day.
Out for a walk with mommy.
She fell down and got a boo-boo on her knee.
While mommy's in Paris, Lauren got... the chicken pox! Thankfully she's had the first vaccine. She was due for her booster in just three days.
I return to HK and come home to this cheerful, poxy face.
Video 537 - Natalie has been taking soccer lessons for a little over one term (since before summer) and she has really grown to enjoy playing soccer with her friends. See her run down the ball and kick it.
Video 538 - Here's another video of Natalie playing soccer with her team.
Lauren's school had an "open day" last weekend and we got to go in and see all the new things Lauren has been learning and experiencing at school! Was a great interactive alternative to the standard parent-teacher meetings.