Rachel and Daryl August 2011

Last week I got the chance to take some photos of the older kids.

I have to tell you that it’s so hard to take photos because:

a) I’m not very skilled at photography, so I already have trouble getting a clear, in-focus photo.
b) Kids won’t co-operate by staying still or strike a pose for you.
c) Try to take photos of two kids together and the difficulty increases exponentially.

Let’s start off with a photo of Daryl boy. I mentioned a few weeks ago about his hair. You can see his hair all black and grown longer now. Of course, baby Caleb had to be born with much more darker and longer hair in comparison.

I put a bear to try and get the light and camera setup right before placing the kids there, but naturally they can’t wait and just barged in.

daryl chang august 2011

Daryl remains so cheerful. He can smile from the moment he wakes up until he goes to sleep. Just looking at him will make you smile because he’s so cute.

Okay I just want to mention one thing about the shirt he was wearing. Yes, he’s wearing one of Rachel’s old shirts (which had a rather feminine design). That’s my fault for trying to re-use clothes.

daryl chang august 2011

This is Rachel’s monkey. Rachel says this is her 3rd brother. In the background you can see Daryl climbing on the bed to get to monkey.

monkey chang

Daryl has gotten so chubby nowadays. He’s just eating all the time.

He can now say a few more words, like “walk walk” and “ti ti”, and can point to various parts of his body. He can bathe in the shower now (no need baby tub).

Here I took a photo of him sitting on his baby chair watching videos on my computer.

daryl chang august 2011

In the next photo we have Daryl and Rachel together. I could not get them both to look at the camera at the same time.

Poey Chin was trying to distract Daryl off camera and he got a bit too distracted. See how playful and cheeky he is.

We’re not so careful about the two of them being together now. Daryl isn’t so fragile now and Rachel has learned to be more careful.

daryl and rachel chang august 2011

Another shot of Rachel and Daryl, this time with Rachel looking at the camera.

You can see Rachel has grown out of her toddler years. She is so chatty and mischievous all the time. She demands a lot but I realize she’s just asking for our love and attention.

rachel and daryl chang august 2011

I love this photo. She’s was trying to make a funny face, and then she made herself laugh so the camera captured this beautiful smile.

rachel chang august 2011

Funny story. A couple of nights ago she was asking for milk before it was time, and I tried to distract her by browsing YouTube for kid videos.

I saw a Justin Bieber video and clicked. When she saw him she stopped whining.

She didn’t say a word and kept staring.

Me: “Rachel you like this song?”

Rachel: “Mmm” (yes)

Me: “You like this ko-ko?”

Rachel: “Mmm”

Me: “He handsome or not?”

Rachel: “Mmm”

Song finishes a few minutes later.

Me: “You want to hear one more time?”

Rachel: “Mmm”

Few minutes later…

Rachel: “Baby baby baby OHH… baby baby baby OHH… baby baby baby… ”

Poey Chin: “Adino Chang! What have you done!?”

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