Almost Year End

It’s almost the end of  November, another year passed. Daddy just turn into 30s, from now on for a while he will celebrate 30s birthday every year :D . Thanks for mummy, doudou, Grandma and everybody. Daddy had a nice Sushi plate, a shining gift, a great looking cake and a wonderful moment.

It take a while for us to settled in the new home, a lot of unpack and repack, things everywhere, the good news is we all like the new neighborhood, it just a few blocks away from the old home. DouDou like the packing box very very much, she can play in the box for an hour without feeling tired. I took a series photo named “Box Control II”. here is one example.


Normal everyday routine for us, go shopping, go to park, go home, eat drink and then sleep. that is pretty much what doudou did in the previous month except she learn new things everyday. Sometime she talk in a really funny way, therefore I create a new category called “Dou Say” which will record the funny phase from the little one. check here

Grandma is going back to China for sometime, she’s been taking care of doudou during the previous 14 month. She does a fabulous job. When she left, for 1 week, mummy is in control of everything. It was a wonderful week as we can eat outside such as local restaurant, McDonald, IKEA …  and daddy can sleep along in the study room.

Also making a few new friends and hangout together. :)

here are some videos & photo and links for some great moment.

Typical October
Sherry Coming
IKEA Lunch
One Day Italy
Putney with Renee

this is when doudou is dancing with Renee @ putney park, that is one of the most happiest day for last period. You can tell she is really happy.

this is when Sherry is visiting us they have a great time too.

Day Light Saving

From today, we have to wake up 1 hour earlier than yesterday. Look back last quarter everyone was doing what they should do: Abbie growing up as usual, she knows ABC, “how are you”, count from 1 to 10 and some other basic language, her swimming and dancing skill also grow very well. There are some hiccup such as fever and running nose but she gets recovered very quickly. Mummy and Daddy was busy as usual, packing things, selling house, finding new place to live … fortunately everything was developed as expected, not much surprise. Daddy got another contract at PwC, much easy to transport and save some time on the road. Grandma will on trip at the end of this month. Extra hand needed to take care of DouDou.

What’s happened outside this family? looks apart from this magic land everywhere is in trouble, seems everywhere is short of money. Double dip started? should we bought share like the early 2008? It is funny that all kinds of stupid policy been published trying to solve this situation but all seems to ignore the fact all the disasters were caused by one instinct of human being: greedy. Who said capitalise is the cure for everything? Anyway, when I saw this happy chasing video, all I can see is this wonderful moment.

No more public holiday until the Christmas, two month time is a blink of eyes for busy family with a little walker. and I am sure that after 1 or 2 years, we will take her to the theme park, picnic and other parties. DouDou will have her 2nd birthday two month later, well done !! :D . She might start the challenge by going to the day care a few month later.

What’s next? Building new home will take 6-8 month to finish, the project will kick start after the new year, hopefully next labour day we can celebrate in the new home.

Here are some pictures loaded last period

Summary for the Last Quarter

It’s been a while since our last post. it was a very busy month for everyone in this family. DouDou now turn into a toddler, very active everywhere, getting excited for new things around her. whenever she can get the chance to do by herself she won’t let that chance go.

  • She can remember a lot of things, know a few songs, know how to operate iPad, iPhone and my Nikon Camera, she even know how to use the finger to unlock the sprint board on iPad/iPhone, then select her favorite program such as YouTube for watching the sesame street show or Album for watching her previous pictures. I am afraid our next generation will be controlled by iOS.
  • Her food pattern does not changed, still follow previous pattern with just a little bit of salt and extra ingredients. Sleep pattern pretty much fixed: around 2 hours during the day, and 9 hours during the night. She become physically much stronger, take more heavy stuff, drag heavy toys etc. We also notice that this toddler is very organize, She will put the toy back to the original place after she played.
  • 78cm & 13.2kg is her current status after taking exam from the local Early Childhood Center yesterday. She had bad temper sometime. according to the doctor, it is due to in this stage, the toddler become very independent, they also can understand more things that before, buildup their own feeling about thing they getting in touched, however my things not developed so well is the ability to speak. that’s why when they cannot express themselves, they become upset and angry. the best way to handle this will be ignore what they performed. however we find it is not that useful to DouDou
  • It is winter time, the weather became so unpredictable some day very hot in the morning and turn very cold and windy just half an hour. How much cloth to put on really depends where she want to go. She caught a flue recently the whole family turn into a mass because of this. The teeth still growing slowly, she had a few flat ones will ready to come out from the gum, the doctor said it is ready encourage her to use the brush.
  • Also the language skill improved day by day, more clear to call the name, more easy to understand what she want, I think she will start to speak before 2 year old.

Here are some major events happened during this period of time: