zaterdag 31 augustus 2013

Doctor week

Well, we've been busy visiting the doctor this week....
Luckily he has his office inside Lohas Park, which makes it very convenient to reach his practice.
First I went in with mom who had a very sore throat. The doc diagnosed her and prescribed the following drugs:
Pills, anyone?
He told us it was a virus and a pretty contagious one at that. 
The same afternoon I started to feel bad. Warned by mom and the doctor I decided to go in to make an appointment as well. There were 25 people in the queue before me so the nurse suggested that I'd go home first and give them a ring to see how to queue was moving later. I rang them up after a while and walked to the practice again. I takes about 7 minutes to get there. I got lucky and saw these beautiful clouds:
Lovely sunset
It was fun to see that the elevated walkway through the park was full of people taking pictures of the sunset. I reached the doctors office and waited a few minutes before going in. The doctor is super nice and really takes his time for each patient. He remembered mom and was impressed with how high her pain threshold is. I had all the peripheral signs of the same virus attack so I got almost the same pills. A slight adjustment was made due to feeding Izzie.

On Wednesday I went to apply for a new Chinese visa. It has gotten much more complicated to get one yet again. Before it was possible to get your passport back with a new shiny visa in it on the same day. Now, no matter what you do, it takes 4 working days. 

Before going to the visa office I stopped by at Ans's place for a coffee and a chat. Haiwen was arriving from China and I met up with him before going to the visa office. He brought my old passport with a special visa in it. Some part of the new voodoo rules..... I don't even know. Good thing that the old passport seems to help my case...... I think........

On Monday Izzie had a shot and a check up. She's doing great and her growth is right on track. She was already crying when the nurse injected the needle. Izzie did one of the looooooong out of breath silent screams and calmed down quickly after that.

New hairstyle. The look in her eyes is: mom give me your phone to play with.
On Friday it was time to get Lexie a haircut. We went to 'my' hairdresser because he'd mentioned before he would cut Lexie's hair. We all went to the mall but had to wait one hour before it was Lexie's turn. We went for a snack and Izzie had one too ;) Unfortunately dad's throat was not doing great either so I'd booked an appointment at the doctors office for him as well. He left to go see the doc and we took Izzie to the hairdressers. She did not want to wear the gown and also didn't allow me to wear one. I had to hold her so I was completely covered with hair. Well yeah..... the things we do for our kids ;)

Dad was diagnosed with the same virus (of course) and is also taking his pills now.

On Friday morning I went to the dentist inside the metro station (yup, super fun week here). 
After Lexie I had a lot of cavities so I wanted to check how my teeth handled this pregnancy. Turned out not too bad with 2 cavities. The dentist suggested to fix one first and to make a new appointment to fix the other. I asked her to fix both at the same time because I just wanted to get it over with. She agreed and I went home a happy camper. 

That's it for now, it's a bit all over the place with this blog but so am I at this moment ;)

zondag 25 augustus 2013

Anniversary weekend

On Saturday Isabelle celebrated her first month anniversary. In China this is a big milestone. Some babies aren't even named until after this 'event'. We went out for a lunch with some friends. The restaurant had a play area so Lexie went nuts and wanted to go in. In typical HK style the play area was 'closed due to maintenance'. Pfffffff. Luckily the area opened up at 13.15 so she could go in and play. A kind of teacher did crafts with the kids. Lexie was a happy camper :)

1 month old!
Haiwen and Lexie have been playing a lot this week. The main event is swimming in the downstairs indoor pool. They both love water so they have a lot of fun together.
One of Lexie's favourite hang outs
The outside water area is fun too (sorry, no pic at this time). Fountains and lots of other devices that shoot water. Yesterday the 'dry' playing area was good enough.

Out and about, running around!
On Sunday Lexie was 22 months old. We went out for dim sum. On the way back Lexie fell asleep on me in the cab. I managed to carry her to bed without waking her up :) She's still sleeping now.

22 months old!
Her are some more pics:

Ordering dim sum, a serious mission....

Daddy and Lexie

Nom, nom, nom :)

dinsdag 20 augustus 2013

Sea food dinner

We just had dinner in SaiKung. 
Seafood all the way! Good thing I'm not pregnant anymore, hehe.

We arrived during the last few moments of day light. 

A very broad assortment of fresh seafood awaited us!

Haiwen took care of selecting a feast for us. 

We decided not to eat this one......

Mom and dad awaiting our food. 

Haiwen and Lexie explored the surroundings. 

Lexie got started with some plain rice as she was hungry. 

Scallops, my favourite!!!!

Not sure what these are called......


Izzie was unimpressed by it all and slept through the whole evening, including the cab rides there and back.


zondag 18 augustus 2013

Photo bomb!

Hi everybody! Things are a bit busy around here so there is not much time to write on my blog. Stuff is going well and Lexie is slowly getting used to being a big sis. Some screaming and pouting still but that is to be expected. The grandparents have settled well into HK life and are enjoying time with their grand daughters :)

maandag 12 augustus 2013

HK adventures

                    Metro ride

            Morning hugs :)

           I want to do it myself!!!

        Chilling out with mommy. 

dinsdag 6 augustus 2013