Family fun: top shot.
Memories are made of this.
First ‘mumumumum’ from the little man! Of course, it just so happens to come during meal time…erm, every time…but hey, I’m going to say it’s ‘mummy’ and not ‘yummy’! I feel as though it’s a mother’s prerogative to live in happy denial at such times.
Laugh out loud.
Our girly, plotting ways to get exactly what she wants. She’s pretty good on the potty training front now, but she knows that she will still get a lot of praise and bonus points for telling us when she needs to go. So she’s totally nailed the excuse for getting down from the table midway through dinner, when she’s eaten all the good bits she likes already and doesn’t want to eat the rest. “Mummy, I just need a little little wee. No, a poo. No, a wee. So I’m just going to get down and go, and then I’ll come straight back. Okay?” Yes, and we just saw those pigs fly too!
I love this quote. It could have been written for our little miss. She is absolutely her own glorious palette of colours.
“Children aren’t coloring books. You don’t get to fill them with your favorite colors.”
Music makes me happy.
Lynyrd Skynyrd – Free Bird. Nap time battles seem to be a thing with our two. Our girly was never one of those babies who slept for hours at a time, anywhere you put her. And (sadly for me!) neither is the little man. So, this week I was shocked when I put him down for his morning nap, and he slept for two and a half hours straight. In the end I actually had to go and wake him, because we needed to go pick up his sister from nursery. That has never happened before! I had a Lynyrd Skynyrd album playing on repeat in the background the whole time. Perhaps I should play it every time if it brings that kind of magic?!
We bought a bike with stabilisers for our girly this week. She thinks it is the best thing ever. It has a little basket on the front for her to give rides to catty and baby (they’ve had a lot already!) and a little rack on the back for her to strap her picnic bag to. It’s so sweet watching her concentrating on making the pedals go round. At the moment, she is still spending a lot of time spinning them in reverse and going nowhere, but when she does get it right and she actually moves forward a way, her entire face lights up with joy and pride. It’s beautiful to watch.