Friday, April 24, 2009

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Sunday, March 29, 2009

Happy 3rd Birthday Laetitia!

My little girl is three today! We had a weekend of celebration for her. Yesterday we went to Koony Parc with our friends Ivana and Kevin and their little girl, Isabelle. Both the little ones had such a great time and I suppose the parents too. Laetitia is now able to go on the big structure all by herself. At one point we even lost her inside! Well, not really lost lost but rather we could not figure out which part of the structure she was at. Here's some action shots.

Up inside the big structure.

Coming down the slide with Isabelle and Uncle Kevin.

And this morning, right after she got up, it was time to open her presents. First off, the card and present from her grandparents.

Next papa's present.

Tati Manu's presents.

We kept my present for her for tea time as we felt she was overwhelmed with gifts. I got her some puzzles.

And then there is cake time!

Tonight we are having dinner at Jean's as it is also Jacqueline's birthday and tomorrow, she will have another party at the daycare.

Friday, March 27, 2009

One combined blog

For those who prefer to track just one blog, I combined both Laetitia and Loïc's blog into one blog here. I will also keep the two separate so that both of them will have their personal blog to read when they are older.

Saturday, February 28, 2009

The wonderful big sister.

I gave birth to Loïc on the 20th and since then, Laetitia has been the perfect big sister. She wants to give Loïc hugs and kisses all the time, asking to cuddle him or carry him and telling him sweetly in French "it's okay, it's okay" when he cries. Since we came home (on the 25th), she has been very considerate towards him and is eager to help me do little things for him including buttoning his clothes when I change him, getting me a tissue to wipe his mouth after breastfeeding etc.

I am so proud of my little one.

Here's one of my favourite picture of the two of them.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Laetitia and mummy's belly.

Just one of the numerous pics we took over the weekend to have as keepsake of Laetitia and her little brother Loïc still in mummy's belly.

She is very excited about her little brother's arrival and has been telling him to come out to play with her. I can't wait for them to be able to interact and play together. She is such a sweet thing with smaller kids/babies and I'm keeping my fingers crossed and believing that she will be a fantastic big sister.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Je suis très belle et généreuse!

That was exactly what Laetitia told our neighbour a couple of days ago. The conversation went like this...

Neighbour: "Bonjour Laetitia" hello Laetitia
Laetitia: "Bonjour Madame" hello madame

... some small talk...

Neighbour: "Comme tu es mignonne." You are adorable
Laetitia: Oui! Et je suis très belle et généreuse! Yes! And I am very pretty and generous.

Me ----> eyes wide opened and looking a little sheepish: "Ah! Ma fille, elle n'est pas timide." Ah! My daughter, she is not shy.

She has been "embarrassing" me lately with her boldness and confidence. She goes to strangers and ask them "comment tu t'appelles?" What is your name, "Qu'est-ce que tu fais?" what are you doing and I'm always jumping in telling her to use "vous" instead of "tu" etc as it is deemed impolite in France to use "tu" with strangers or people you are not familiar with. Ah, the joy of the French language.

And sometimes she stuns me with the things she says and her humour. I bought her some cherries and when she was having some asked her to share with me. She gave me one which I ate and then when I asked again, she wanted to feed me so I let her and the moment I took the entire cherry in my mouth, she went "Ah, GOURMAND!" greedy and started laughing! Urrrghhhh..... my daughter calling me greedy. Sigh.... what am I in for?

So here's the cheeky child with her silly pomelo head again.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Silly pomelo head!

I bought some pomelo from the supermarket and this is what happened during dinner time after I peeled the skin off.

Well, actually her papa started it by wearing it on his head! And of course the little one thought it was HILARIOUS and wanted to do the same. Oh yes, it did end up on my head too since the little one thought that it will be swell to have mummy spot the same style. What a family. :p