Sunday, May 31, 2015

Mornings in bed

We love mornings in bed together.  We hang out, we cuddle, we tell some jokes, and we play.  Today, because Ashley and Lauren had fevers, we also had a treat of watching half of "Sound of Music" movie in bed together.

See Video 750 of Ashley declaring her love for her blue blankie.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Lauren's peanut allergies

After being diagnosed as anaphylactically allergic to peanuts 3 years ago, Lauren had a reduced result from a skin prick test earlier this month.  Yesterday, she ate a little over 2 whole peanuts (in controlled doses) over 3 hours at the doctor's office.  This means she is no longer as sensitive to peanuts any more!  She's still allergic to peanuts but I feel so happy and relieved for her. It was one of my constant worries over the past few years.  Love you, Lauren!

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

April and May Catch-up

Below are videos and photos of random happenings throughout the past two months as we play catch-up again on the events and happenings of our family.

Natalie continues to lose teeth (and giant adult teeth are coming in, too), she also loves to read and send me texts via her iPad, and she's developed double eyelids!  She's also busy planning her 8th birthday party this year with her bestie Olivia.

Lauren has started piano lessons and her teacher (Sylvia) says she has great concentration. She always does a great job with her school homework, and has become very helpful at home by enthusiastically and proactively helping whenever and wherever she can.

Ashley continues to love her blue blanket, which we have now cut in half to ensure it lasts a bit longer. She also continues to talk and learn so much and so quickly -- she's definitely not my baby any more!

Video 746 - Lauren and Ashley love following long to music videos.  Watch them dance to "No more monkeys jumping on the bed"

Video 747 - Ashley read a book in Cantonese.  She now attends a Cantonese kindergarten and has picked up the language very quickly.  We don't understand everything she says, but clearly it's Chinese!

Video 748 - Ashley ordering her food at IFC  -- she has developed a sense of what she likes / dislikes.

Video 749 - Ashley declaring her own cuteness.