Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Peeping out from under piles of washing

Seriously, will it ever stop?! Every day this week I have put in a load of clothes, and done my best to get them dry (no dryer, raining all week) and just about managed to get the rest on the dirty stuff to fit in the basket. But without fail, every morning there have somehow magically appeared out of nowhere enough stuff to fill a load without even touching the full basket that's still there from the day before.

But other than that minor issue, we're doing well. JJ's getting longer and is now sleeping in the big cot cos he outgrew the wicker crib he had at first (the one which I slept in as a baby, and my mummy did before that!)

Sophia's had a growth spurt too, I'm sure. I watched her washing her hands at the bathroom sink* the other day and realised she was reaching for, and getting the soap, and this was without standing on the little step box that I swear she still needed to use, just the other day.  Some days I think we're making progress with potty training, other days not so much. I resorted to bribery with chocolate buttons, but I'm not sure what next now the packet's empty!

* She loves washing her hands. Not obsessively, don't worry, but I'm sure, like many other kids her age, she could play in the water for hours. She also sings her own little version of a song from a program on CBeebies which is called 'I can cook' which goes like this...
"Roll up your sleeves, and give your hands a wash, with slippy dippy soap, splish splash splosh. Have you done your hands? Washed and dried? Sleeves rolled up? Apron tied? What can you do? I CAN COOK!"

Friday, April 20, 2012

Random snippets

(What did they do to my blogger?!)

A text I sent my family yesterday... "Decided I would give my yeti legs some attention. It was rinse after every swipe. They're a bit red now, not sure if I'm a bit allergic to the cream I used, or they're just embarrassed from all the attention"

Happening right now - Jaiden's lying on the floor. Sophia was tickling his tummy and he was laughing like crazy, then she was showing him pictures in a book. Now she's got a blanket and has covered him up and told him to go to sleep cos it's bed time. Jaiden, however, thinks it's all hilarious and continues to giggle and squeal with delight.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

dum de dum

I'll do my best to write some posts with real content soon, but I keep doing them with a baby in my arms, and that makes typing slower and it's easier to just post photos!
Jaiden isn't the only one who gets to enjoy the bouncy chair!

Friday, April 13, 2012

This rug

It's very special to me that I can remember playing on this rug when I was a little girl, and Sophia and Jaiden got to enjoy it too when we visited my Grandad. (Sophia is the one holding the book in the top right)

Thursday, April 12, 2012


We love books around here, whether reading to your brother, with Nana or to your toys, it doesn't matter.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Double trouble

Jaiden LOVES Sophia and she's pretty keen on him too (so long as he doesn't stop her getting cuddles/biscuits etc when she wants them!). I have a feeling they're going to learn to team up to cause trouble any day now!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

The generation game

The few days before Easter we went to visit my grandad (dad's dad) to introduce him to Jaiden and a re-introduction to Sophia. We well and truly interrupted his quiet life and gave him a little taste of our chaos! (Soph had just woken up when I took her photo, so she wasn't cooperating)