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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

SantaCon 2014

Another year, another SantaCon, but this year made all the better with the addition of Little Man. Here he is modeling his elf outfit the night before, but we decided since it is SantaCon, he should go as Santa.

Breakfast with friends on the morning of SantaCon.

Gorgeous weather this year. Maybe the best we have had!


We sent Monty home with Vilma as we continued on to the Dog House via the Star Ferry to TST.

Carols on the ferry ride.

Yes the locals are never quite sure what to make of us, but they always take pictures.

The Dog House

After a nap, Vilma texted us these photos of our little Santa at home.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Monty's Trip to the Baby Spa

Monty made his first spa outing at 3 months old. This place opened near my apartment so I just had to check it out. The advertisements just looked to hilarious not to try. The swimming with the floatation ring is a concept popular in Japan. It has made its way to Singapore and now places are popping up all over in Hong Kong. I could see how some babies may not like it. Monty loves bath time so I was hoping that was a good indicator and it was. He loved it! He swam the entire 30 minutes (most babies get tired before the allotted time). 

The 45 minute session starts off with a 15 minute baby massage followed by 30 minutes of swimming.

Then it is swim time. They swim with these flotation devices around their neck. These Swimava brand (from Japan) floaties are available for purchase at the spa. 

Monty gets ready to go in the big pool which can fit 7 babies. We were the only ones there at 4:00 on a Friday. Individual pools can also be booked. However, I think it would be most fun in the big pool.

After only a few minutes in the pool, he had figured out how to kick off the side. I was impressed!

After their swim, they get a bath too!

Tuckered out after all that swimming!

Looking to take your baby? There are 3 Branches to choose from. Babies can start as early as 3 weeks (although I would wait until he has good head control). I went to the one in Central when he was 3 months old.

G/F, 124 Cain Road
Mid Levels Hong Kong
+852 5119 2674
Open Mon- Sun, 10am-6pm

NOTES: Advance booking required. Swimmy diapers are provided but bring a bottle or be ready to feed right after. He was cranky and hungry when he came out of the water. 
Check out THIS page for more details.

Halloween 2014

My favorite holiday was celebrated again this year with our dear friends Pat and Gillian hosting at their flat. This year was my favorite Halloween to date as I got to dress up little Monty. He was a hit and I basically could have been wearying a paper sack as everyone was only interested in Monty Bear. Rightfully so. He was adorable. Thanks Mom for the cutest costume ever (purchased from Pottery Barn for anyone interested)!

The Graveyard 7 layer dip. With a new born this year, didn't make the homemade tombstones. Need the recipe? Go HERE.

The main event this year was Monty Bear. He didn't match our Popeye and Olive Oyl costume but he was just so cute! Courtney was holding him for most of the photos! 

Up on the roof. We couldn't stay up there long with him as it was still quite warm and his costume was so hot!

Costume change. Monty switched into his Halloween onsie. Was just too hot! Hoping we can break the bear costume out for Christmas.

Hostess with the mosses- Slash!

Best couples costume- Bull and Bull Fighter!

Laurie wins in my book for best individual costume! Great job Elvis!

Thanks Pat and Gillian! Until next year!!!