Saturday, January 23, 2016

Portraits of Natalie

Randomly capturing her as she is now -- my big girl, Natalie :)

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Family Drawing Together

The girls and I decided to try and draw a family picture together.  We each took turns drawing lines on the same piece of paper and this is what we ended up with.  And then I coloured it in for them.

Video 844 - We were only supposed to draw one line each turn and Lauren cheekily did this.

Monday, January 11, 2016

Walk for Millions

So proud of the girls for "walking" almost 10 km for the annual Community Chest of Hong Kong's Walk for Millions event.  We had the double stroller but the girls did a great job walking most of the way themselves.  And even though they may have complained (a little) that their legs were tired, that didn't stop them from playing at the parks we passed.  And then we walked almost all the way home -- well done, little ladies! 

Video 840 - Now that they're older, I love waking up to the girls quietly playing together (without waking me up!)  This is the morning of the hike.

Video 841 - We took a few minutes at the end of the walk to try walking on the "healthy" rocks. Lauren couldn't bear it and yelled "Ouch!" a few times, but Ashley and Scarlett had no problems at all.

Video 842 - While munching on grapes during the hike, whoever sat in the stroller didn't have easy access to yummy grapes so the girls created a "grape delivery service".

Video 843 - After a long 10 km hike earlier in the day, the girls and I treated ourselves to a full episode of Junior Masterchef.  Ashley wasn't interested to merely sit and watch.

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Epiphany Day Cake

On January 6th, for the first time ever, we celebrated Epiphany Day with a Galette des Rois, or a King's Cake, which may (depending on which part of France you're from) consist of layers of light pastry and frangipane in the middle. Thanks for the cake, LoLo! The fun part is there is little porcelain baby hidden inside and whoever gets the "baby" gets to be king or queen and wear the golden crown.  Ba-ba... er, I mean, Ashley (through minor adult intervention) got the baby. How fun!

Video 244 - Ashley wanted a video of us playing (she's wearing the crown) but when she realized the video required one of my hands, she didn't want a video any more :)

Video 245 - Lauren chats with me while wearing the crown about what she's eating and smiling for the camera.

The day before, Lauren for no apparent reason decided to make a crown for herself. She cut and colored it by herself and I helped her to tape it together.

The baby has been found!

The cake... yummy...

Someone is happy they "found" the baby in their piece.

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Dog park and kite flying

Today, the girls enjoyed flying kites and playing with dogs at the Cyberport dog park with Ba-ba and Wendy yee-yee -- looks so fun!

Friday, January 1, 2016

New Years Day at the Park

We enjoyed the new year day with perfect play-at-the-park weather and time with family (and Momo and Mimi, too).