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Lulu’s Renaissance

Posted on Dec 16, 2016 in Baby Talk, Blog | 0 comments

Lulu’s Renaissance

Lulu has just returned to Hong Kong from Japan after three months away. Yuko and I thought it would be a good chance for her to feel comfortable learning Japanese with her relatives. They were great to her. Lulu was enrolled in a Japanese kindergarten every day and in her spare time she picked up some new hobbies and forms of expression. She’s begun to draw and paint in a way that reveals genuine beauty and originality. “Giraffe and Elephant” “Fingers” It’s really amazing work. She’s exploring colours and shapes while finding her voice through the...

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Japan Days!

Posted on Jul 8, 2016 in Baby Talk, Blog | 0 comments

Japan Days!

We’ve now been staying with your grandparents in Joetsu, Niigata for over a month. You’ve been going to preschool full-time and learning more Japanese everyday. It’s been a refreshing change to be in a new environment surrounded by family, especially your three cousins, Saku, Kai, & Koichi. You’re having such a great...

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Third Christmas!

Posted on Dec 25, 2015 in Baby Talk | 0 comments

Third Christmas!

Lulu is growing up! You’re almost 2.5 years and enjoying your third Christmas. Today Santa left you a Peppa Pig school house and some play-doh. Your Japanese grandparents gave you a Sylvanian Rabbit home, and your Canadian grandma has sent you a surprise that should arrive soon. We’re now living in Hong Kong where the weather is much warmer in winter than in Edmonton. You love to play outside (soto) in the playground on the tire-swing and slides. Every day you’re using more and more words in both English and Japanese. Soon you’ll be speaking fluently and teaching us...

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California 2015

Posted on Feb 28, 2015 in Baby Talk, Blog | 0 comments

California 2015

We just returned from a journey to California, the place where people go to begin anew. We get that urge a few times every winter in Edmonton. This year we had a good reason to visit the golden state – family. This is your Uncle Jun: He’s your mum’s cousin and is currently a researcher at California Tech (Caltech). He invited us to stay with his beautiful family in Pasadena. Here you are with mum, Uncle Jun, Aunt Hisae, and their lovely children, Kaede (Maple) and Kazu: We had a great time and visited Disneyland, the Getty Center, Caltech, and Old Pasadena. In this photo,...

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At The Pool, Under The Bridge

Posted on Jan 13, 2015 in Baby Talk | 0 comments

At The Pool, Under The Bridge

It’s winter now, your second one in Edmonton. We spent the afternoon at the Kinsmen Centre swimming and then played in the snow on the field. We’ve been visiting the pool for a few months now and each time you try something a little different. Today you pushed the ball out of the water, climbed out to get it and then ran back to carefully fall into my arms. You’re also getting more comfortable on the small slide, and greeting all the “baby” you see with a wave of your hand. Here you are in October… Mighty and heroic…...

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Happy Birthday Lulu!

Posted on Aug 2, 2014 in Baby Talk | 0 comments

Happy Birthday Lulu!

You’re 1! What a year!! Your mum and I have watched you grow from a tiny little sprout to a jumping jellybean. For your birthday, we got a delicious cake and some balloons to celebrate… Grandma bought you a colourful play mat and a Fisher-Price Etch-a-Sketch… Here’s a video for you! [flv:http://alldaybliss.com/video/New_My_Girl.flv 500 300]...

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