Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Updates on Loïc

My little boy is 11 months old now. He is growing so fast it is amazing.

Right now, he can do the following:-
1) Cruise around holding on to furniture or our hands.
2) Stand unaided for a good 5-10 seconds.
3) Say words like papa, ter ter (for water) with recognition.
4) Clap when I sing "If you are happy and you know it".

He is so much more interactive and can also spend 15-20mins playing by himself in the room (child-proof).

And with regards to his sleep patterns, he now naps regularly twice a day, first nap about 2 hours after he wakes up and second nap about 3 hours after his first. And at night, he sleeps from about 8pm to about 6am before waking up for his first feed. Then he would sleep for another 1 to 2 hours before getting up for the day.

He is being more assertive now. Shouting or crying out loud when he wants something.

Here's a pic of my boy being silly.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Laetitia's first ski experience

While we are on holiday at my in laws, we went up to the Alps for a little ski/snowboard/snow experience.

I choose somewhere not too far from my in laws so that the drive would not be too long and a resort that is suitable for little children as well. The place we went to, Val d'Allos, was 4 hours drive away and took us through very mountain-y winding roads. On the way up, the little one puked and on the way back, the bigger kid vomited. Sigh.... I am not sure if I will want to do the drive again in future but we'll see....

The holiday itself was quite fun.

Here are some obligatory pictures!

The ski slopes.
Papa helping the girl to move around on her skis
The girl is not very happy with skiing. Check out that attitude.
Me first time on snowboard. Taking some lessons with very young people (including a kid of about 7 years old!!!)
The boy and I

A pit stop we made along the way.