Monday, 1 September 2014

Summer Holiday

Liam and Grace with the Gruffalo.

Running up the hill to visit the animals.

The closest I got to the waves.

Driving the red tractor.

With Billy and Silly (the goats).

Outside the Wendy house.

Liam and Grace sharing a room for the first time.

Our Holiday Home.

First visit to the zoo--but a bit weary of what's behind them.

Posing for Mommy.

Summer Family Photo

Hand in hand.

At that Pizza Express in Cambridge.

At Buckingham Palace for their play date with George.

Hatfield House's train ride.

Just finished our first tractor ride.

Friday, 29 August 2014

Grace is 21 Months Old!

1st pigtails

New Things I Can Do:  I eat fruit again--I love blueberries and clementines; I'm starting to count--I like saying "one, two..."; I like taking Liam's shoes out for him but he doesn't like me doing that.  I'm beginning to like doing simple puzzles.  I now only have one afternoon nap a day.  I can usually walk to the park and back without asking to be picked up.  I can draw with crayons on paper. 

What I Like Saying: blueberries, buggy, tree, Millie, socks, me, snack, cat.

Things That Make Me Laugh:  I like being chased up the stairs;  I love playing in the washroom with Liam. 

Some favourites: I love pushing Teddy around in my toy buggy and pretending to feed it; I love playing hide and seek with Dada and Liam. I love going for family bike rides, riding on Daddy's or Mommy's bikes.   I love to give cuddles and kisses.  I love singing "sleeping bunnies" and rolling around on the floor. 

Some Firsts:  I had my first ice cream this summer; I took my first bus ride in Cambridge;  I went on my first underground ride into London. 

I'm playing at the beach--and am not sure at first about the sand.

Who will play tennis with me?

Cat and I.


My first taste of ice-cream.

Jumping up and down in the big green tractor.
Can't help putting my two fingers in my mouth.

Sunday, 27 July 2014

Grace is 20 Months!

Loving playing with the trains.

Snack time outside.

New Things I Can Do: I'm now only having one nap a day.  I love drinking milk from my Doidy cup.  I'm back to eating strawberries and blueberries. I let you know when I've done a poo. 

New Things I Can Say:  "Ready....Go!"  I can say my friend's names (Robert and Maya)--"Ro Ro and My."  I'm always talking to myself. 

Things That Make Me Laugh:  I like copying everything that Liam does. I like climbing on everything--the couch, etc. 

What I Like: I like going for bike rides at the back of Mommy or Daddy's bikes.  I love playing with my Teddies.  I like making Liam laugh. 
Grace carrying Teddy in the backpack.

Dangling at the park.

Climbing up onto the slide.

An evening at the park.

Dancing in the playroom.

Driving Teddy around.
Is the water warm enough yet?

Getting ready to go down the water slide.

Having a blast in the pool with Liam.

Friday, 4 July 2014

Canada Day

Happy Canada Day!
Proud to be half Canadian.

Making peanut butter cookies.

Letting 'em cool.

The patience was worth it...YUM!

Grace waving the maple leaf flag.


Happy Canada Day....but where's the parade they asked?!

Sunday, 29 June 2014

Grace is 19 Months!

New Things I Can Do:  I'm talking and walking more.  I still prefer to be in my buggy but Mommy, Daddy and Liam all try to get me to walk more.  I grab my spoon and try to feed myself my yoghurt and apple sauce.  I love racing from the toy boxes to the stairs.  I like dressing up in costumes.
New Things I Can Say:  I attempt to repeat everything you say.  Some of my favourite words are:  "That way" and " Marks, Get Set...Go!"
Things That Make Me Laugh:   Being chased up the stairs.  My feet are ticklish.  Throwing my food! 
What I Like:  I enjoy playing with lego and going for bike rides.  I still LOVE cats.  I like dressing Teddy up and feeding him.  I enjoy my 2 naps a day.  I like copying Liam.  

Nothing better than a cardboard box.

Two little musicians. 

Giving the "out" signal.

Big smile!

Ready for bed.

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Grace is 18 Months!

Enjoying the sun with Liam.

New Things I Can Do:  I can go down the stairs but only like facing forward and sliding down.  I'm getting better at sorting shapes.   I'm very particular about things and can get upset if I don't get what I want.  I'm starting to try to climb up and look out the window.

New Things I Can Say:  I say "ee" for Liam.  I love repeating everything you say...I'm like a little parrot. 

Things that Make Me Laugh:  Being tickled under my chin.  Liam makes me laugh--we crack each other up! 

What I like:  I love going for bike rides with Daddy and going to the park on my trike.  I love singing/playing "sleeping bunnies."  I love, love, love animals (real and pretend)! 

Having a good belly laugh.

Sitting patiently.

I love playing "row, row, row your boat" with Liam.

Mommy cuddling me.

Sharing a laugh with Daddy.

My favourite book at the moment, "The Very Busy Spider."

Talking with Nana's Teddy.

Liver pate on crackers--one of the few things I eat.

My first bike ride with Daddy.

Fire chief Grace on the way!

My first bounce on a trampoline.

My new friend, Poppy....I was sharing my egg sandwich with her!

I love visiting my library every week.

Here I am with Liam at the RAF museum.

Loving my reflection.

At Isabella's birthday party.


Doing my best to get up the slide.

I love my bike!

All smiles at 1 and a half!