October 28, 2004



Yesterday, I was sitting on the floor with Emma, playing with her. Then I said, "Emma, kiss, kiss". Ha, she leaned over and held me, then pressed her cheeks against mine! Wow. Then I said, "no, mouth ...", it took her a while to figure out, then, she press her mouth against my cheek! Yeh ...

Overjoyed, I held her over Leo. Leo said, "Emma, kiss, kiss, kiss ...". Emma looked at him for a while, then pressed her cheek against his!

She can kiss now!

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Yesterday, I was sitting on the floor with Emma, playing with her. Then I said, "Emma, kiss, kiss". Ha, she leaned over and held me, then pressed her cheeks against mine! Wow. Then I said, "no, mouth ...", it took her a while to figure out, then, she press her mouth against my cheek! Yeh ...

Overjoyed, I held her over Leo. Leo said, "Emma, kiss, kiss, kiss ...". Emma looked at him for a while, then pressed her cheek against his!

Thursday, October 28, 2004
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October 27, 2004

I added the little orange "xml" icon to the site, like everyone else. So go syndicate.

Cannot really see it is working, though I am sure it is. Just too many blogs, bloggers rise up too fast, too soon, faster than mushrooms. More like virus, or those scary self-replicating nanos. The speed of little spiders racing along wires is actually slow compared to the unstoppable bloggers.

Anyway. Who cares?

Syndicated

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I added the little orange "xml" icon to the site, like everyone else. So go syndicate.

Cannot really see it is working, though I am sure it is. Just too many blogs, bloggers rise up too fast, too soon, faster than mushrooms. More like virus, or those scary self-replicating nanos. The speed of little spiders racing along wires is actually slow compared to the unstoppable bloggers.

Anyway. Who cares?

Wednesday, October 27, 2004
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October 24, 2004

This is something really funny about Emma. Last night, Emma again crawled out to play (with bright unapologetically smile on her face). Then we said: "Emma, time to sleep now". She looked us and said: "Emma, emma". Then we said again: "Emma, sleep now". She again said: "Emma, emma, emma".

Ha - ha - ha! She must be thinking emma is some sort of exclamation marks, like awh-oh ...

Last night, she also made a sleep sign. She has a sign vocabulary of about 10 signs.

Emma, emma!

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This is something really funny about Emma. Last night, Emma again crawled out to play (with bright unapologetically smile on her face). Then we said: "Emma, time to sleep now". She looked us and said: "Emma, emma". Then we said again: "Emma, sleep now". She again said: "Emma, emma, emma".

Ha - ha - ha! She must be thinking emma is some sort of exclamation marks, like awh-oh ...

Last night, she also made a sleep sign. She has a sign vocabulary of about 10 signs.

Sunday, October 24, 2004
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October 23, 2004


Never thought I would so bothered by that Emma simply does not want to go to bed at 10 pm, or 10:30 pm, or 11:00, or 12, or 12:30 ... Never could imagine she could be so heart-broken when we put her to bed. Why? I will be happy if I could afford to sleep 12 hours a day. Why she felt so insulted that she buried her face in the quilt, she arched up her little body and cried like hell.

Why?

In the end I gave up. Her sadness is contagious, her wish becomes my wish. What a baby? Tears ran wild, she tried all her might to push away from me when I tried very hard to hold her, she climbed over me, she climbed down off the bed, she crawled while sobbing loudly towards the door, she opened the door, there, she sat besides her little baby books, then started reading ...

Should I consult a doctor?

To sleep or not to sleep?

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Never thought I would so bothered by that Emma simply does not want to go to bed at 10 pm, or 10:30 pm, or 11:00, or 12, or 12:30 ... Never could imagine she could be so heart-broken when we put her to bed. Why? I will be happy if I could afford to sleep 12 hours a day. Why she felt so insulted that she buried her face in the quilt, she arched up her little body and cried like hell.

Why?

In the end I gave up. Her sadness is contagious, her wish becomes my wish. What a baby? Tears ran wild, she tried all her might to push away from me when I tried very hard to hold her, she climbed over me, she climbed down off the bed, she crawled while sobbing loudly towards the door, she opened the door, there, she sat besides her little baby books, then started reading ...

Should I consult a doctor?

Saturday, October 23, 2004
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October 21, 2004

Last night, again, Emma did not sleep after 12. Well, all we could do last night was playing with her, books, books, and talking to her (as if she were really talking about something!), until finally she ran out of fuel.

Oh, good news! Yesterday Emma really got the hang of stacking legos and making something (?) out of it. Exciting!
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Last night, again, Emma did not sleep after 12. Well, all we could do last night was playing with her, books, books, and talking to her (as if she were really talking about something!), until finally she ran out of fuel.

Oh, good news! Yesterday Emma really got the hang of stacking legos and making something (?) out of it. Exciting!

Thursday, October 21, 2004
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October 20, 2004

I wonder if Emma is from another planet, another country, a sleepless contry, where people do not sleep, all they do is eat, play and play. Or maybe her world is a little different than most babies', where they sleep early, long and deep at night. No, when evenings stretch into nights, when darkness sinks deep, Emma gets more and more charming, live and energetic. As if to escape imminent bed time, she exercises all her might to charm us, to make us laugh and love her more. What's there to do at night? What's there to play in the darkness? But to her it is all right. She stands up, holds herself up to the mirror, she makes all sorts of baby signs, she chuckles for who knows what, she runs her fingers over my hair, face, she mumbles long long sentences, she exclaims, she claps her hands, .... I watch her with my eyes half-closed, incredulously, oh my, is this baby a night baby, is she from a sleepless country?

sleepless country

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I wonder if Emma is from another planet, another country, a sleepless contry, where people do not sleep, all they do is eat, play and play. Or maybe her world is a little different than most babies', where they sleep early, long and deep at night. No, when evenings stretch into nights, when darkness sinks deep, Emma gets more and more charming, live and energetic. As if to escape imminent bed time, she exercises all her might to charm us, to make us laugh and love her more. What's there to do at night? What's there to play in the darkness? But to her it is all right. She stands up, holds herself up to the mirror, she makes all sorts of baby signs, she chuckles for who knows what, she runs her fingers over my hair, face, she mumbles long long sentences, she exclaims, she claps her hands, .... I watch her with my eyes half-closed, incredulously, oh my, is this baby a night baby, is she from a sleepless country?

Wednesday, October 20, 2004
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October 18, 2004

I was very upset. Mary Bath and Xun went to see a condo today. They brought Emma with them from 11am to 5pm. After they came home, I asked xun what kind of food they gave to Emma. Xun told me that Emma had a little bit of hamberger. I can't believe to hear that. What the hell they treat my dear 1 year's old daughter, a little bit hamberger for a baby in 6 hours? After that, I feed Emma some milk and green beans. She ate the food in crazy. I am so disappointed and feeling so upset today.

I was very upset

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I was very upset. Mary Bath and Xun went to see a condo today. They brought Emma with them from 11am to 5pm. After they came home, I asked xun what kind of food they gave to Emma. Xun told me that Emma had a little bit of hamberger. I can't believe to hear that. What the hell they treat my dear 1 year's old daughter, a little bit hamberger for a baby in 6 hours? After that, I feed Emma some milk and green beans. She ate the food in crazy. I am so disappointed and feeling so upset today.

Monday, October 18, 2004
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October 15, 2004

In a swirl of things to do, decisions to made (big decisions, mortgage? interest rate? new home searching and buying), I again neglected to update Emma's blog.

Back track the little things, trivial things, subtle changes:
We stepped out our effort to get Emma walk without support! Big thing! Always thought she was advanced in her motor skills. Turned out to be untrue. She still has problem balancing herself while walking. So everyday since her birthday, we take her out for a walk. Slowly, slowly. Patiently wait for her while she got distracted by fallen leaves, passby doggies, loudly honking cars ... The other day, I walked with her almost all the way to Jewel. Poor baby, she must be really tired.

Growing up do come with a price.

Three days ago, Emma seemed to have accidently cut herself with some newspaper. Leo claimed that. She looks really bad. I hope the scar will quickly disappear.


First week of Emma's second year

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In a swirl of things to do, decisions to made (big decisions, mortgage? interest rate? new home searching and buying), I again neglected to update Emma's blog.

Back track the little things, trivial things, subtle changes:
We stepped out our effort to get Emma walk without support! Big thing! Always thought she was advanced in her motor skills. Turned out to be untrue. She still has problem balancing herself while walking. So everyday since her birthday, we take her out for a walk. Slowly, slowly. Patiently wait for her while she got distracted by fallen leaves, passby doggies, loudly honking cars ... The other day, I walked with her almost all the way to Jewel. Poor baby, she must be really tired.

Growing up do come with a price.

Three days ago, Emma seemed to have accidently cut herself with some newspaper. Leo claimed that. She looks really bad. I hope the scar will quickly disappear.


Friday, October 15, 2004
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October 09, 2004

Yesterday Emma had her first birthday. Ever!

In the afternoon, I went home earlier and we took her to children's museum, where we made a big happy birthday sign for her:







In the evening, we had our little not-so-fabulous birthday party, with Leo, MB (MB got home just about the time we started) and I. Of course, Emma, too. We lit the Candle, a green candle in the shape of one. My little Emma had no clue she was supposed to blew it off. So we did it for her, at least four times, thinking maybe she would get the idea. Nope. The train set got a lot of attention of her.







Night fell, baby music floated everywhere. B-I-N-G-O ... Later we watched the movie Leo made for her, Emma's movie! It is not done very well though, when the Emma in the movie got more and more interesting and smart, shortly after the part where Emma was sort of bouncing with music, the computer froze ...

Emma spent the rest of the night playing the train and the baby PC with lots of keys.

She slept around 10:30 ...

Emma's First Birthday!

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Yesterday Emma had her first birthday. Ever!

In the afternoon, I went home earlier and we took her to children's museum, where we made a big happy birthday sign for her:







In the evening, we had our little not-so-fabulous birthday party, with Leo, MB (MB got home just about the time we started) and I. Of course, Emma, too. We lit the Candle, a green candle in the shape of one. My little Emma had no clue she was supposed to blew it off. So we did it for her, at least four times, thinking maybe she would get the idea. Nope. The train set got a lot of attention of her.







Night fell, baby music floated everywhere. B-I-N-G-O ... Later we watched the movie Leo made for her, Emma's movie! It is not done very well though, when the Emma in the movie got more and more interesting and smart, shortly after the part where Emma was sort of bouncing with music, the computer froze ...

Emma spent the rest of the night playing the train and the baby PC with lots of keys.

She slept around 10:30 ...

Saturday, October 09, 2004
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October 06, 2004

One year has passed, for Emma and for me. How time flys! So says everyone. Flying time is a scary thing to me, but it is a good thing to her. For her, I wish time quickly quickly pass ... like that little thing I read somewhere:

Where are you going, my little one, little one?
Where are you going, my baby, my own?
Turn around and you're two, turn around and you're four
Turn around and you're a young girl
going out of the door ...

She got a drawing board from MB and a baby laptop from Leo. She also got a birthday card, a nice 1-dollar-bill. Her first “income”. For her, there are still many first, including her FIRST BIRTHDAY! For her, everything is new.

I bought her a new wee-sing book with cd and cassette, a fairy tale book by Anderson. Tomorrow, I would buy her a cake, balloons and one proud candle! The good old-fashioned birthday party!

Tomorrow is her birthday!
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One year has passed, for Emma and for me. How time flys! So says everyone. Flying time is a scary thing to me, but it is a good thing to her. For her, I wish time quickly quickly pass ... like that little thing I read somewhere:

Where are you going, my little one, little one?
Where are you going, my baby, my own?
Turn around and you're two, turn around and you're four
Turn around and you're a young girl
going out of the door ...

She got a drawing board from MB and a baby laptop from Leo. She also got a birthday card, a nice 1-dollar-bill. Her first “income”. For her, there are still many first, including her FIRST BIRTHDAY! For her, everything is new.

I bought her a new wee-sing book with cd and cassette, a fairy tale book by Anderson. Tomorrow, I would buy her a cake, balloons and one proud candle! The good old-fashioned birthday party!

Tomorrow is her birthday!

Wednesday, October 06, 2004
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October 03, 2004

I spent a few hours rearranged the blog.
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I spent a few hours rearranged the blog.

Sunday, October 03, 2004
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October 02, 2004

So far Emma has learned about six baby signs: baby, ball, bird, eat, dog, shoes. She is totally an expert in signing babies. Every day she would fold her arms on her little tommy, swinging heavily from left to right, then she claps and ah-ah to congradulate herself for successfully signing a good baby sign.
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So far Emma has learned about six baby signs: baby, ball, bird, eat, dog, shoes. She is totally an expert in signing babies. Every day she would fold her arms on her little tommy, swinging heavily from left to right, then she claps and ah-ah to congradulate herself for successfully signing a good baby sign.

Saturday, October 02, 2004
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A few days ago, Emma was trying hard to avoid going to bed around 10:30. (10:30? So late? Cannot believe a not-even-one-year-old baby could play, play, play her silly plays till 9, then 10, then eat something, then play again, till 10:30, then way past 10:30, sometimes even till 12 am) Emma is such a night baby. I wonder if she scretly has had some coffee or something? At night, around her bed time, she is always full of energy, joy and charm. Especially when we put her in bed, when lights are not yet off, she stands up, not quite balanced, then falls down with a big smile, then stands up, manages to hold herself straight for about 1 minute, then falls down again with such pride ... She is so lovely! She is like any kid who is practicing their highly difficult skidding up on skating board ... Only she is merely practicing standing up with no support. Ah-oh, Emma is a little slow walking, compard to other babies ...

That was a few days ago. Emma is a little better going to bed around her bedtime and actually falls asleep. But now it is the sleep-through a long deep night part she is having trouble with. Or she always has. She does not normally sleep through without making a cry at some point. But the past few nights, she was really crying and having a hard time, for all of us. So there we went back to her infant age, holding up in my arms, rocking her gently back and forth, while music soothingly flows along ...

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A few days ago, Emma was trying hard to avoid going to bed around 10:30. (10:30? So late? Cannot believe a not-even-one-year-old baby could play, play, play her silly plays till 9, then 10, then eat something, then play again, till 10:30, then way past 10:30, sometimes even till 12 am) Emma is such a night baby. I wonder if she scretly has had some coffee or something? At night, around her bed time, she is always full of energy, joy and charm. Especially when we put her in bed, when lights are not yet off, she stands up, not quite balanced, then falls down with a big smile, then stands up, manages to hold herself straight for about 1 minute, then falls down again with such pride ... She is so lovely! She is like any kid who is practicing their highly difficult skidding up on skating board ... Only she is merely practicing standing up with no support. Ah-oh, Emma is a little slow walking, compard to other babies ...

That was a few days ago. Emma is a little better going to bed around her bedtime and actually falls asleep. But now it is the sleep-through a long deep night part she is having trouble with. Or she always has. She does not normally sleep through without making a cry at some point. But the past few nights, she was really crying and having a hard time, for all of us. So there we went back to her infant age, holding up in my arms, rocking her gently back and forth, while music soothingly flows along ...

Saturday, October 02, 2004
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