March 11, 2005

Yesterday we had a day of snow, then today it looks like a bright sunshine day. Bright sunlight flushes through blinds, leaving stripes of light and shades on my book. Weather changes dramatically this week.

It is said weather is baby faces, rain in a sudden, sun in a sudden. In comparison, Emma seems more stable. She has 90% sunshine time, smiling, laughing so heartily like sunshine, she has about 10% crying time, bad temper time.

One day sun, one day snow

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Yesterday we had a day of snow, then today it looks like a bright sunshine day. Bright sunlight flushes through blinds, leaving stripes of light and shades on my book. Weather changes dramatically this week.

It is said weather is baby faces, rain in a sudden, sun in a sudden. In comparison, Emma seems more stable. She has 90% sunshine time, smiling, laughing so heartily like sunshine, she has about 10% crying time, bad temper time.

Friday, March 11, 2005
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March 09, 2005

Everyday now when we leave, Leo and I, Emma coolly waves byby and say "by-by, by-by" clearly and loudly. Sometimes she is even so proud of herself for the sophisticated cool, she giggles. The needy Emma disappears.

Another example of growing-up, every morning, upon getting up and out of bed, Emma would volutneer pick up her wet diapers on the floor (at night, we change her diaper once or twice), then cheerfully throw them into garbage.

Bye-bye

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Everyday now when we leave, Leo and I, Emma coolly waves byby and say "by-by, by-by" clearly and loudly. Sometimes she is even so proud of herself for the sophisticated cool, she giggles. The needy Emma disappears.

Another example of growing-up, every morning, upon getting up and out of bed, Emma would volutneer pick up her wet diapers on the floor (at night, we change her diaper once or twice), then cheerfully throw them into garbage.

Wednesday, March 09, 2005
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March 08, 2005

Winds again change directions. CNN news and then various other source of news report that recent studies show that milk intake does not help or help little children with bone health, that it is probably better to have some more tofu and juice fortified with vitamin D and calcium.

Good news and bad news for Emma. On the good side, it is probably no big deal that she had been allergic to milk for her first year; on the bad side, she just shook off of the allergy and now enjoys milk very much. She eats her baby cereal with milk, so delicious that I cannot help stealing some. Well, I guess our compass of food and nurtuition just cannot rest on ever-changing ever-scientific reports, studies or trends. Eat what you like!

Another note. Emma has made another leap in her intelligence development. She can recognize more numbers now. She knows zero, 2, 6, 8 and the plus sign. No,no, not their intrinicate meanings that passed along through generations, but just the signs themselves with their Chinese (SiChuan) pronounciations. My parents should be get a award for this.


"Next year, she probably can recite multiplication table?" I teased my mom.
"Not so fast. She can go to preschool at 5" My mom quickly declared defeat.

Dairy has little benefit on children's bone health?

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Winds again change directions. CNN news and then various other source of news report that recent studies show that milk intake does not help or help little children with bone health, that it is probably better to have some more tofu and juice fortified with vitamin D and calcium.

Good news and bad news for Emma. On the good side, it is probably no big deal that she had been allergic to milk for her first year; on the bad side, she just shook off of the allergy and now enjoys milk very much. She eats her baby cereal with milk, so delicious that I cannot help stealing some. Well, I guess our compass of food and nurtuition just cannot rest on ever-changing ever-scientific reports, studies or trends. Eat what you like!

Another note. Emma has made another leap in her intelligence development. She can recognize more numbers now. She knows zero, 2, 6, 8 and the plus sign. No,no, not their intrinicate meanings that passed along through generations, but just the signs themselves with their Chinese (SiChuan) pronounciations. My parents should be get a award for this.


"Next year, she probably can recite multiplication table?" I teased my mom.
"Not so fast. She can go to preschool at 5" My mom quickly declared defeat.

Tuesday, March 08, 2005
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March 07, 2005

A unusually sunny day. Yeah, think of the past days of cold, days when everybody caught cold then recaught cold from each other, it was like the whole house was full of germs. Even the sky outside of our windows looked ill too.

But now we got this bright sunny day. Sunshine spreaded everywhere. Everyone felt as happy as the sunshine. We even collectively got up earlier. All of us, not just the early-birdie Emma. After breakfast made up of a variety of Chinese, American, adult and baby food (cereal of mixed grain, milk, bread, congee, ...), we set out to the zoo.

Tigers, lions, snakes, flamingos, ... With the exception of monkeys and apes, almost every other kind of animals were as quiet and still as stones, beautiful red stones (flamingos), ugly scary green ones (green snakes), giant brownish stones on top of giant slab of stones (lions)... Emma is the wise one, she mostly only briefly glanced at the various animals, but showed rather great interests in other babies, and sure, food. She relished so much of the piece of dry bread we brought. But to our delight, she sometimes
muttered words like "tiger", "monkey". We headed about in about two hours.

To the zoo

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A unusually sunny day. Yeah, think of the past days of cold, days when everybody caught cold then recaught cold from each other, it was like the whole house was full of germs. Even the sky outside of our windows looked ill too.

But now we got this bright sunny day. Sunshine spreaded everywhere. Everyone felt as happy as the sunshine. We even collectively got up earlier. All of us, not just the early-birdie Emma. After breakfast made up of a variety of Chinese, American, adult and baby food (cereal of mixed grain, milk, bread, congee, ...), we set out to the zoo.

Tigers, lions, snakes, flamingos, ... With the exception of monkeys and apes, almost every other kind of animals were as quiet and still as stones, beautiful red stones (flamingos), ugly scary green ones (green snakes), giant brownish stones on top of giant slab of stones (lions)... Emma is the wise one, she mostly only briefly glanced at the various animals, but showed rather great interests in other babies, and sure, food. She relished so much of the piece of dry bread we brought. But to our delight, she sometimes
muttered words like "tiger", "monkey". We headed about in about two hours.

Monday, March 07, 2005
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March 02, 2005

A sunny day Days stretch longer now. Today when I came back from work, it was still a bright day. Not really sunny bright, but the sky was lovely smoky light-gray, I could see clearly the streets with too eagerly-early-lit street lights, running cars and clowds.

However, the best thing about coming home is the little Emma that comes out of the door to greet me. With a bright smile on her pixie face, she happily walks out the door, walking in circles, looking up and for me. At the sight of me, with even brighter and more lovely smile, she runs towards me.

A sunny day

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A sunny day Days stretch longer now. Today when I came back from work, it was still a bright day. Not really sunny bright, but the sky was lovely smoky light-gray, I could see clearly the streets with too eagerly-early-lit street lights, running cars and clowds.

However, the best thing about coming home is the little Emma that comes out of the door to greet me. With a bright smile on her pixie face, she happily walks out the door, walking in circles, looking up and for me. At the sight of me, with even brighter and more lovely smile, she runs towards me.

Wednesday, March 02, 2005
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Born hard-working. Picture downloaded from webHa, Always wondering who is always going to clean the house, who will always sweep the floor... here to my joyful surprise, I found that Emma would always carry the house-cleaning burden. She already started the self-training. Everyday, She would pick up the ... and then earnestly sweep the floor. Sometimes we say: "Emma, throw this into garbage!", pointing to some tiny-bit of garbage, Emma then would pick it up, with a big smile, throw it away into the garbage can! Wow.

Born hard-working

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Born hard-working. Picture downloaded from webHa, Always wondering who is always going to clean the house, who will always sweep the floor... here to my joyful surprise, I found that Emma would always carry the house-cleaning burden. She already started the self-training. Everyday, She would pick up the ... and then earnestly sweep the floor. Sometimes we say: "Emma, throw this into garbage!", pointing to some tiny-bit of garbage, Emma then would pick it up, with a big smile, throw it away into the garbage can! Wow.

Wednesday, March 02, 2005
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