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Tingting took Leo to go swim for the first time in about two weeks. It was almost as if he had never been there before. He seemed to hate the experience. The first couple times he went, he cried in the beginning, but always settled in quickly and had a good time. This time however, he just cried a lot. Has he forgotten that he’s been there before? Or has he changed… Read More

We celebrated her big 40 yesterday! It was great. I custom designed a nine piece heart shaped puzzle, and laser cut poems on each piece. Then I hid the pieces around the house and each one had a clue to help find the next one. The first piece was presented to her by Leo. The second one was attached to some chocolates, the 4th one had an iPhone case on it with… 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

Leo had a pretty good day, and we though we’d share a bit of it. 🙂

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.

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.

It’s quiet. Oh so quiet in Shanghai during the New Year, unless you go to the mega tourist spots. No, our neighborhood of Hongqiao was silent and deserted! The family got together a few times though and we all over ate too many times. The cold sucks, Feb in Shanghai is nasty. Not amazingly cold, but close to 0 Celsius almost every day and lots of rain. I’m eager for March and… Read More