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Joelle learning to crawl
Joelle learning to crawl
What's this sign supposed to mean?
What's this sign supposed to mean?
Cigarette packaging in the US should add some pictures too!
Cigarette packaging in the US should add some pictures too!
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Too much....

Potty Trained at 14 Months

Joelle News, Parenting/Kids · 57494 visits, 4 today

20 Grobaby cloth diapers + 4 packs of 60 count disposable diapers + hundreds of hours sitting on the potty + 14 months later…/
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/Joelle is almost potty trained! Yay! :) She’s mostly diaper-free except at night and when we go out for a long period of time./
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/How did we manage this? We practiced this method called Elimination Communications (google ‘ec training’). We started when Joelle was just 2 weeks old (check out the video we posted last year). She has been pooping in the potty since then with less than a handful of accidents. Peeing took much longer and for the longest time, we caught about 50%./
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/Recently, we just let her go butt naked around the house and when she goes out to play, she wears the fashionable split-bottom pants. Surprisingly, she had just two accidents and never again. She just knew and would either point at the potty or look at us with this I-got-to-pee look if she has to go. (She’s not verbal yet.) She’d still pee in the diaper at night, but there has been several days her diapers were dry in the morning! /
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/Considering she’s not 15 months yet, we are quite pleased with having saved the environment from another year (or two) + a heaping pile of dirty diapers and instead, contributing to the fertilizing and beautifying our neighborhood landscape. =)

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My Name is Jason

Fun Stuff, Jason News, Making Music · 57515 visits, 4 today

Jason recently started a new hobby of singing and recording music. This is his first top-of-the-chart song, titled “My Name is Jason”! / / / /[Audio clip: view full post to listen] / / / /The first time we played the song for Joelle, she started breaking into a dance! Too bad we didn’t have [...]

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Peek-a-boo!

Joelle News, Videos · 58888 visits, 5 today

Here’s a video of Joelle playing peek-a-boo with daddy. Peek-a-boo! Peek-a-boo! Isn’t she just a funny little baby? 

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Joelle’s First Few Steps

Joelle News, Videos · 61471 visits, 4 today

Joelle started walking at around 11 months old. Here are some videos. / // / @ 11 months @ 11 months / // / Joelle’s first few steps at 11.5 months! Joelle’s first few steps at 11.5 months! / // / Walking to daddy Walking to daddy / // / Joelle walking on her own [...]

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Ever since Joelle started walking 2 months ago, we haven’t put Joelle in the Jumperoo. She’s quite happy just walking around the house and exploring a whole new world./ // /The other day, right before dinner, we decided to stick her in the Jumperoo for a few minutes while we get dinner ready. She forgot [...]

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Let Go, Joelle!

Joelle News, Parenting/Kids, Videos · 66238 visits, 6 today

Like the kid who’s hand gets stuck in the candy/cookie jar because she won’t let go of her treasures, Joelle had her own episode of hand stuck in the basketball hoop because she was trying to take out her sippy cup. Here’s a preview of how Joelle will be pulling daddy’s heart with this same [...]

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We went on a Royal Caribbean cruise to Thailand and Malaysia (from Singapore) back in January. It was Joelle’s first time cruising at 8 months! Aside from Susan getting food poisoning prior to getting on the cruise (surprisingly in Singapore) and not being able to eat during the entire cruise, we had a fabulous time! [...]

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Joelle Cracking Up!

Family/Friends, Joelle News · 71995 visits, 4 today

Joelle got to spend some time with “ah zou” (her great grandmother) last month in NY. Below is a video we captured of “ah zou” making Joelle laugh. She was cracking up! / / / / Joelle cracking up! Joelle cracking up!

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Joelle Dancing to Dave Brubeck

Joelle News, Videos · 72367 visits, 4 today

The early musical training continues for Joelle… She knows Bach, Chopin, Rachmaninoff, Gershwin, and now we’re onto some jazz. Here’s a video of her dancing to Dave Brubeck. / / / / Dancing to jazz Dancing to jazz

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Back in college, we had [Chinese] friends named Harvard, Berkeley, and Stanford. We had considered naming our own kid Juilliard or Curtis if we had a boy. We hadn’t thought of a name for a girl, so Joelle it was. Joelle rhymes with ‘oh well’. / / / /Conducting Rachmaninoff at 2 days old, potty training [...]

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When Joelle was born, she had a decent amount of hair. Her hair was quite soft and slightly curly. After every bath, her hair would stick out all over the place. It was almost impossible to comb, as if each strand of hair had its own personality. We’d try to wet it and comb her [...]

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Teaching Joelle to Count

Joelle News, Parenting/Kids, Videos · 108392 visits, 4 today

We can’t believe Joelle will be four months old in just two days! Time flies with a baby in the house. Joelle is growing up and changing so fast. It seems like just yesterday she was a newborn and today, she’s doubled her birth weight (now 16 pounds), eating well, sleeping 15+ hours a day [...]

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