Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

This is a very late and backdated post.

The year end of 2009 and the beginning of 2010 has been a busy time for us. We went off on the first part of our holiday on 19th Dec to Strasbourg to check out the Christmas market. The Christmas market in Strasbourg is renowned and I booked the hotel/apartment in June! Well, it ended up to be a little of a letdown. I put it down to the weather. It was freaking -18°C! I was freezing so badly that I can barely enjoy anything. So, maybe we try going again in a few years time and definitely not when it is so cold. The day that we were leaving the city, the temperature went back up to about 0°C. Sigh....

After Strasbourg, we went back to Paris for a day before setting off for the south of France to my in laws. We spent Christmas there and had a great time.

Here is the three of us before Christmas eve dinner.
Me and my girl.
Presents under the tree
Ecstatic over her present!
The boy and his first Christmas
Trying out her skate scooter with her papa

Next up, our trip to the Alps, Laetitia's first ski experience.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Some videos from the last month.

Here are some videos of my little ones taken over the last month.

Laetitia singing in a silly voice. This little girl is just so cheeky. In this case, she is not only using a shrill voice but also making up some of the words.

Loïc crawling and sitting up by himself.

Loïc and Laetitia together

Thursday, December 17, 2009

My little boy and his milestones.

Loïc is almost 10 months old and is definitely no longer a passive laying baby. He is much more interactive and has quite a personality. He has already reached many of his developmental milestones.

Currently he is cutting his third tooth. This tooth is taking its own sweet time to emerge and at the same time is torturing both him and his parents. Three weekends ago, Loïc vomited about 8 times within 48 hours, the week after, he had a fever and then last weekend was finally a little better but he continued to have a low grade fever on and off during the week. It looks like he might be cutting another tooth though.

On the health front, aside from problems caused by him teething, his nose has been running and it is made no better by the fact that it is getting really cold in Paris. In fact, it just started snowing as I am typing this post!

On the fun side of things, the little boy has been pulling himself up. Here are a ton of photos of him standing! My first photos of him standing supported goes more than a month back.

Here he was trying to pull himself up but slipped and was hanging for his dear life when I caught a picture of it. And then he was back at it trying to reach for things that he is not suppose to get at.

He is able to clap his hands by himself. This started probably a few days back. I used to put his hands together for him when we sing "If you're happy and you know it." Now he does it all by himself and I often see him clapping his hands when he is playing by himself.

And here is one of the little munchkin and his sister.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Cute things she says.

I am sure every mummy has lots to tell with regards to cute things that our little ones say. Here are a couple I want to share.

Laetitia has been saying that she is four year old when we ask her how old she is and we would correct her by telling her that she is three and a half. One day she looked at me and said, "Look mummy, when I tiptoe, I'm four years old!"

One afternoon Laetitia told me, "Mummy, I'm expiring!" OH, my three year old is expiring? Then what about me who is way past thirty? I asked her to clarify further and as she explained to me in French, I understood that she meant that she is perspiring.

So what funny things do your children tell you?