2011 ~ 2012 Before Chinese New Year

Almost 2 month since last post. clock is ticking as usual. now it is 2012, according to the movie, everyone need to jump into the boat to escape the end of the world. :)

Looking back 2011, for our family it is not too bad: almost every new year resolution we made at the beginning of 2011 was fulfilled (should be set the target a bit higher :D ), the only one left behind is one day one word for daddy. hopefully I will pickup from this year. now it is time to make the 2012 resolution:

  • 1. All families healthy & happy
  • 2. Get fit: drop weight and keep looking nice.
  • 3. Enjoy life as well as work: have good time with family, have good time @work
  • 4. Keep updated: this is must have for now.
  • 5. $$$$: not top wish, but good to have :)
  • 6. Construction project going well.
  • 7. All trouble go away.
  • 8. Find good investment.
  • 9. Overseas Trip/Holiday:
  • 10. Secret Wish … :)

Here is a few summary of what’s going on for the past two month with Abbie. most of the friends cross the 2 years barrier, we had a few birthday party to join and of course one of the part is Abbie’s. We also had a wonderful X-mas vacation with other two families @ empire bay, 3 days 2 nights trip seems too short for 3 little ones.  They see the crocodile, feed the turtles, touch the snakes, nothing more exciting than that, for adults, they either too happy to describe or too drunk to remember :D

Physical condition is good, 14kg and 88cm. eat well sleep well, however she just getting a little naughty and sometime behave not so good. Brain developing well, she can remember more than 100 words that from a large block of paragraph in the poem but she is not so interested with it. Her best progress is in singing and dancing.

Making a few new little ones, doudou mum really like to communicate with other mums to exchange the knowledge they had with their kids. This circle will growing and growing until we all get old.

There is not much changed for mum & dad life. similar working situation. Everything seems pretty good. I did not take extra leave rather the normal public holiday however I feel that this years xmas is better than any one during the past.

We went to the NanTian Temple at the beginning of 2012 to see the Buddha and seek for the inner peace. I remember the last time we went there when Abbie cannot crawl, this time she with us, now u see the little one grow really fast.

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.

Year of Rabbit

Almost two month since previous post, DouDou is taller, weight does not change that much, still eating is her favourite activity.

It was two busy months followed by a brand new 2011. January passed fairly quick. No big event except we paint the internal wall so that we can have a brand new look to welcome the new year

It is the second Chinese new year since DouDou was born. This time she still don’t know what this moment means but she is more like to get herself involved with this celebration. The lunar new year has become more and more a culture symbol in many places of the world. We celebrate the new year’s eve by having a family dinner together at SiChuan Restaurant, the food is pretty good.

 See photos here