Wednesday, 8 July 2015

Sunshine Days

We've had so many hours of sunshine recently and many opportunities to get outside for some fun. There have been walks to the local park, where The Boo and I enjoyed repeated cycles of climbing up the frame and down the slide. (Yes, me too!) I've killed my thighs squatting and pretending to be light enough to share the seesaw with her. The Boo has complained about going too high and too fast on the baby swing but then enjoyed the full freedom of the adult one!

We have all been relaxing in the garden, weeding, deadheading and watering the flowers. Laying on the grass and watching the clouds. Games of football when daddy gets home from work and general frolicking and mucking about!

The Boo wants to do everything by herself. Where I once helped her get dressed, she now tells me off and shoo's my hands away. Same with the fiddly straps of her sandals and her puzzles. She wants to help me do everything too, from helping to change Noah's nappies, getting the washing off the line, to making tea. I let her get the cups out, put in the sugar and teabags. I pour the hot water. She helps pour the milk and stirs and I remove the hot bags. Job done. She really loves to feel helpful and needed and smiles with such satisfaction.

We have started to wean Noah this week. Just baby porridge, mashed banana and pears. He's doing that thing all babies do and pushes the food straight out with his tongue, so it takes a while to get the food in him. The first time he pulled a face but now he smiles and giggles. The Boo isn't so easy to please. She declares she's not hungry at every mealtime and it's an effort to get her to eat anything.

Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Hello again

Well hello!

I can't believe it's been a year since I last blogged. So sorry it's been so long!

You see, our laptop broke, so I couldn't continue to upload photos from my camera and I couldn't blog.  Then the weeks turned into months. The Boo was getting older and taking up all my time. We were a busy family. 

Then I had another baby.

Yes, we now have a gorgeous boy! A brother for The Boo. Born at the start of this year. We are so blessed and lucky!

The pregnancy felt soooo long this time round and I had really bad morning sickness for ages, but the labour was only two and a half hours! He was born 14 minutes after I arrived at the hospital. A fantastic way to start 2015! He's 6 months old now! 

The Boo has grown so much over the last year, not just physically. She's becoming a beautiful, caring, sensitive, intelligent little girl with a great sense of humour and passion. She's also in the midst of the "terrible twos" and boy can she be naughty! Seriously, she went to bed on her second birthday and the next day this attitude arrived as she started declaring 'no!' when asked to, for example, pick up the dummy she has just hurled across the room in a rage!! Thankfully the naughtiness only really raises its head when she's tired. Most of the time she is a good girl. 

As we had such lovely weather today and my husband had the day off work, we spent the afternoon in the garden. I took loads of picture on my iPad so I decided to get this up and running again and update you all. 

See how much she's changed!