Saturday, 1 November 2014

Grace is 23 Months!

My first blanket and pillow.
New Things I Can Do: I'm trying to walk up and down the stairs standing up.  I can go for long walks without a buggy (like walking around Windsor without one).  I can hold onto a noodle in a pool and float by myself.  I like to draw and can draw some nice squiggles on paper. 

Things I Like Saying:  Eddie and George--Liam's classmates.  I like finishing the lines in Dr. Seuss books. 

Things That Make Me Laugh:  Telling my family to "wait!" and then "go!"  

Some Favourites:  My favourite song is Row, row, row the boat.  I can sing it and you'll hear me say "croc"  and "ahh!"  I like putting Liam, Daddy and Mommy into their places in the room before bedtime hugs.  I love swimming and playing with Little People's house. 

Baking pumkin muffins.

Outside Windsor Castle with Daddy and Liam.

At a park in Windsor.

I think it's a maple leaf?

Searching for leaves to muck around in.

Perplexed about a bit of dirt on my hand.

I've got the puck.  Playing hockey with golf clubs.

Enjoying reading some of Liam's books.

Tea for two.


Thursday, 2 October 2014

Grace is 22 Months!


New Things I Can Do:  I love counting and can count consistently to six.  I then like skipping some numbers and saying 8, 10!  I walk my brother to school and back, no problem.  I'm wearing pyjamas to bed now.  I like trying to do things all by myself  (put on my shoes, buckle my belt on my buggy, take off my coat, wash my cup, etc). 

Things I Like Saying:  I like copying Liam; he gets me to repeat after him.  I wind my Daddy up by calling him "Paul."  I'm starting to call him Daddy now instead of Dada. 

Things That Make Me Laugh:  Liam makes me laugh by pouring water over me in the bath.  I keep saying "gain" for again. 

Some Favourites:   I love role-playing with Teddy, Lion, Dolly and Big Mouse.  I have them all watch me get my nappy changed.  I also line them up with stories in front of them.  I put bibs on them and pretend to feed them.  I like drawing.  I'm a real Mommy's girl at the moment.  I love waving at buses and pointing to cranes when I see them.  I love copying everything Liam does and have started to try to climb up (with the help of a stool) onto everything!  I like it when Daddy sings me songs from books.

Enjoying the park with Liam.

Dolly and Teddy reading their stories.

Getting Dolly ready to go outside.

Just chillin' on the picnic table.

Drawing a picture.

My first pyjamas.

Water painting with Liam.

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.


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.