Monthly Archives: January 2009

Touching His Toes

Changing Table - feet 1, January 30, 2009, 6:53 a.m.

Touching his toes, January 30, 2009, 6:53 a.m.

From Brian: This morning I was fortunate to get a photo and a movie of his playing with his feet. He often enjoys this when he lying down on his changing table or crib. Sometimes–even cuter–he holds his feet and rocks back and forth on his back. There is no rolling in the video below, but I think it’s cute anyway!

(or click http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Y0v6Yh2a9M to watch directly)

Changing Table - smile, January 30, 2009, 6:53 a.m.

Smiling at the bright camera, January 30, 2009, 6:53 a.m.

Below is another video from this morning. He is demonstrating manual dexterity that we never could have imagined just a couple of months ago:

(or click http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nhWg9URBjhA to watch directly)
By the way, after the video ends, he successfully gets the pacifier into his mouth!

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In and Out of Sorts

11 p.m.

Yeah-Yeah plays with Robert, January 29, 2009, 7:11 p.m.


From Brian: After the long trip back from Alameda yesterday, we made it to Yeah-Yeah and Ngen-Ngen. Bok-Bok had already had dinner, and I ate quickly with Arlene Goo-Goo, Uncle James, and Christopher Ga-Ga while Yeah-Yeah and Ngen-Ngen cared for Robert. We didn’t have much time for photos, but here’s a cute one above!

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Swing Time

22 p.m.

Smiling in the swing! January 29, 2009, 4:22 p.m.


From Brian: Robert and his mommy went to Alameda today to play with Alison, Maia, Katia, and Alaina!
52 p.m.

Maia holds a happy Robert with Alaina in the foreground and Kati hidden behind her, January 29, 2009, 1:52 p.m.


The girls love Robert!
52 p.m.

Group portrait! January 29, 2009, 1:52 p.m.


Later they went to the park!
25 p.m.

Happy in the swing, January 29, 2009, 4:25 p.m.




22 p.m.

Maia plays with Robert, January 29, 2009, 4:22 p.m.


Afterward, I picked up Robert and we drove to his grandparents in sticky traffic. Robert cried a lot on the way, but eventually we made it!

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Changing Table Happiness

40 a.m.

Laughing on his changing table. Is he winking? Nah, just reacting to the camera flash! January 24, 2009, 9:40 a.m.


From Brian: Sometimes in the mornings, he is in a particularly good mood. Also sometimes, he really enjoys being on his changing table. Combine the two, and he might just play as he does in the videos below:


(or click on http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LqmAvIh7Nco to watch directly)


(or click on http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d9l8iF6vld8 to watch directly)

39 a.m.

Smiling on the changing table, January 24, 2009, 9:39 a.m.

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Gung Hay Fat Choy!

16 p.m.

Gung Hay Fat Choy! January26, 2009, 7:16 p.m.


From Brian: As part of family tradition, we visited Yeah-Yeah and Ngen-Ngen yesterday and joined them (and also Bok-Bok, Arlene, James, and Christopher) for dinner.
17 p.m.

Gung Hay Fat Choy! January 26, 2009, 7:17 p.m.


Here at home, Ralph says, “Gung Hay Fat Choi!”
17 p.m.

Robert pets Ralph (who is dressed for the Chinese New Year!), January 26, 2009, 7:17 p.m.

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Sitting in the Crib

40 a.m.

Sitting in the Crib, January 25, 2009, 7:40 a.m.


From Brian: While I was changing his diaper this morning (very yucky this particular time), I noticed how camera-ready-cute he looked! So I sat him in the crib and took the above photo. Isn’t he cute?! Unfortunately, he didn’t stay upright as characteristically long as he is usually able, as shown below:
40 a.m.

He fell over just after I snapped a photo of him sitting happily, January 25, 2009, 7:40 a.m.


I was worried that he might cry and/or that he hurt his head, but the next photo below shows his good spirits!
40 a.m.

Still smiling, even though he lost his balance, January 25, 2009, 7:40 a.m.

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Playmat Fun

26 p.m.

A pause in the fun on the playmat, January 24, 2009, 3:26 p.m.


From Brian: Yesterday after the lunch to close the Chinese year, Robert and I had some fun. Watch the videos below!

(or click http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8McFD4PVKLQ to watch directly)



(or click http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-wCWcLko9kQ to watch directly)



(or click http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4peePfcYBw to watch directly)


24 p.m.

A brief rest between sessions on the playmat, January 24, 2009, 3:24 p.m.

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