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Of course he is not doing push ups at 8 months old, but the shots are great, he did lift up on his own. We took him to a photo shoot and, though long it was, we got some really amazing pictures. These were just snapped on her phone, so not the final pic. Tingting is so awesome for organizing these kinds of things. The bottom two photos are not from the… Read More

Tingting, Leo and I had a great day walking along Huhui Binjiang in Shanghai. It’s a really fun place, and great for kids. Tons of interesting spots such as a long public climbing wall with arches, retired shipping loaders that are converted into observation platforms, and much more. There’s also a museum or three along the path and several cafes, a couple that are really good! Xuhui Binjiang is a rapidly growing… Read More

Tingting bought a kiddy fence online 2nd hand, then we repurposed a small area rug and a picnic mat, and it looks great! Leo seems to love it, and is moving all over that space on his own. He still mostly moves by rolling over, but he is able to push backwards, and with great effort, he can move forward about 4 inches at a time.

Don’t ask me why, but I want these so bad! Ban Dai makes the coolest toys. I found these in Takashimaya. I did not buy them if course, as everything in Takashimaya is at least twice as expensive as it should be. Maybe I’ll hunt TaoBao later.

Spring is almost here. We took Leo out for a bit of fun yesterday, though he did not enjoy it as much as we did.

Tingting takes so wonderful photos of Leo. All shot on her iPhone XR.

Tingting does not have a lot of photos of her childhood, but today she found this one. That’s her, kid of course. Her mom is on the left. It’s a great photo. I’m so happy she discovered it.

Leo has reached the top!

When I was growing up, if I wanted to build something in the 7th grade, my options were so limited. But the students I teach these days have laser printers, laptops, 3D printers, laser cutters, milling machines, band saws, workshops stacked with tools, and so much more! It’s amazing! Here are some USB powered night lights my kids are creating.