Thursday, October 31, 2013

What Does the Fox Say?

What does the fox say? Ring-dingdingding-dingalingading!
The kids LOOOVE this song!

Video 546 - watch Ashley DANCE to The FOX!
Video 547 - Ring-dingdingding-dingalingading!

Monday, October 28, 2013

Ashley tantrums begin

It starts so young.  She just turned one years old!

Video round-up - reading, soccer, log rolls, cousins and Ashley walking

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.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Ashley's birthday wrap-up

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 cousins happy and high on cake after dinner.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Lauren mosquito bite, scrapped knee and chicken pox!

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.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Natalie at Soccer

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.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Open School Day

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. 

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Happy 1st Birthday Ashley!

Today, Ashley turns 1 years old. Below are some recent videos and photos. We love you!

Somebody wants to go outside onto the balcony.

Happy birthday post-it note from big sister Natalie.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013


The girls went on their first ever camping trip this weekend! (Was my first time too!)

Riding the San Pan to the campsite. 

Arrival at South Lantau. 

Our campsite. 

Dinner is served! Sausages and steak!

Playing at the beach at night!

Girls peacefully sleeping in their tent. 

Good morning!

Playtime at the beach. 

And it's back to Hong Kong. 

Some panoramic pics.