Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Liam is 3 and a half years old!




New Things I Can Do:  I go into the pool for my swimming lessons by myself now.  I've also started school (Nursery) and am trying to be more independent.  I can zoom around on my scooter or balance bike.  I can build my trains sets all by myself now.  I can write my name and read some simple words. 

Favourite Animal: Not a fan of animals...I will sometimes tolerate cats and will stroke them.

Friends that I see often:  Oliver, Jan, Robert.

Foods I Like:  I still love liver pate on crackers.  I've really turned a corner with my eating and will now try lots of things.  I loved cooked sausages on the barbecue and falafal.  I love my fruit--melon, grapes, blueberries. 

Favourite Hobbies:  I love going to football club on Sunday mornings.  I've completed my Bookstart library card and I still love going to the library.  I love playing in parks and can climb up to the big slide at Moneyhole Park.  I like going for family bike rides, sitting on the back of Mommy or Daddy's bikes.  I still love kicking balls and playing cricket.  I've started to play hockey inside the house.  I love watching the car wash at Morrison's and will stand there for a very long time until a car shows up.  I'm also a huge fans of diggers and love inspecting the mechanics of how it all works.  I'm still as pernickety as usual--and often inspect my feet, making sure that they are all clean of fluff. 


Playing tennis

Making and playing with gloop

My first school bag

Grace saying "Goal!" after kicking the ball between my legs.

With Tom ball


Proud of my washdown that I built.

My first day of school.

I loved, loved, loved playing with this digger at Hatfield House.
 
Enjoying stories being read by Daddy.
 
Here's the Gingerbread Man that I baked at school.

Cleaning my feet.
 

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.

Smile!

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.

Awwww....

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