Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Growing up fast

We are finally eating something other than toast for breakfast! Hooray!


You are showing more interest in the world outside - you like to watch the garden and see "birdies" and "airplanes" 


Wherever we go we generally have to take someone on our outing. 












Drier brighter weather has allowed us more time
Outside in the park or garden. The only problem I have is trying to get you in from the garden as you love being outside. I have even tried to fake lock you out to get you to come in which backfired as you just waved and walked off. 
You love bubbles and water and it is hard trying to keep you dry. 



You love Tina and Anna your two dolls and they seem to have to go in a pair. You often make me change their nappies and want to feed them. 



We are still having some troubles with your mood. It is so changeable. You are very shouty and keep making demands. Mummy is working hard to get you to say please and talk more calmly but we are having slow progress. You are also back to biting and have also started pinching and slapping mummy now. Trying to get you to say sorry is hard work but you eventually give in after 5 minutes or so. 


We are having a little joy with the potty. You have done a couple of wees on it and seem happier to sit in it. You have put on knickers ( knickies  as you call them ). You seemed quite happy about it. We will keep trying - I hope you can get out of nappies before the baby arrives! 

Your singing is improving and you seem to manage more than half of baa baa black sheep now and twinkle twinkle ( tinkle tinkle as you call it ). 

Your sleep is good. We are getting 12 hours at night now for several weeks and you sleep in until 7am which is amazing! 

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

20 months old and a few tantrums

Well we have had the occasional dry and tepid day which means we have been able to get back in the park. Much to your delight! You love the slide and climbing up and get into a routine on loop once you have the hang of what is required at each different park. 





Your walking is really coming on and we can do short trips without the pram now. 

We have also had some time out in the garden with your favourite - the bubbles. The challenge is making sure the adult has a strong enough grip so you can't wrestle them out of their hands and spill them everywhere. 




"Hello ducks!"

Your walking has really picked up speed. Sometimes it's a case of running to keep up with you. This was you when we told you nana was the other end of the path. You short off like a rocket. 


We have had more of this the last two weeks when you can't get your own way. Like when you want crisps for breakfast or to touch something hot or dangerous. Or just because sometimes. 




Thankfully that's not so often and we have more laughs than tantrums. You enjoy mummy's smoothie and often ask for some. 






Your increasingly interested in the baby and have tried to feed it, kiss it, cuddle it and give it stickers. You even tried to do row row the boat with it - annoyed there was no hand to hold on to!



I'm not sure you understand what but I think you are starting to realise something is going on. 


You are very 'helpful' and want to do everything mummy is doing. Sometimes more helpful than others. 


We made our own pancakes on pancake day which you were very happy about. You seemed to enjoy them!


You like sitting in your chair and looking in the garden. You tell me when you can see birds or aeroplanes and if it's raining. 


Friday, 17 February 2017

10 February 2017

Friday Carys  and mummy went to tappy toes before lunch,  then at nap time travelled down to see Nana and Granddad as soon as you arrived you had hetty out telling nana to hoover. After dinner kelly and daddy arrived up early the next morning , Saturday to tell nana and granddad it had been snowing with a lot of up, up, up, nana and granddad were up and dressed, 
While mummy went to get great nana Joan and great granddad Roy, nana granddad and Carys played hiding and tickling
  Joan and Roy arrived, we all had tea, before going to the 'ship' for Joan's 81st birtjday lunch you have become so frightened of the water. Sunday morning, mummy and daddy and auntie kelly took you swimming, you were excited for a while until you got to the water, then had to sit in nana's lapwe took you home and you were much happier playing stickers with granddad    what a beautiful crown mummy made nana got you playing with the water in the sink with the duck! After a lovely roast cooked by granddad, kelly and daddy had to leave to go home ready for work the next day Monday you took nana for a walk in the town, we chased after the seagulls because you wanted to cuddle one you were such a good girl walking everywhere, we got some shopping before getting home for lunch.
It was such a lovely day, and nice and warm, we played with your dolls in the conservatory 
  And then Poppi Riley, Cheryl and Stuart arrived to see you Tuesday we shopping in Folkestone  then a drink and snack in Costa's after a ride with Peppa and George  when we got back you was happy to be out in nana's garden Wednesday you helped granddad cleaning out the cupboards   You were helpful packing mummy's things up as she had to go home and very helpful, helping nana water her plants granddad found an empty box and you took no time hiding Micky and Minnie in there then it was time for your nap and mummy had to leave for an appointment, about your baby when you woke up you were in a very happy mood and had a snack and drink, and was happy to play with our pictures of Irwin and Isaac, our sponsor guide puppies. Putting their picture on the fridge singing Isaac you, nana and granddad played nearly all the afternoon, chasing up and down the hallway with your new ball!
Then granddad started getting dinner ready, and all you kept wanting was Peas, more Peas
 At dinner, you put your buttery corn hands in your hair and it just stood up on its own
 After dinner granddad got in the bath and you played pouring water on granddads hair and we washed it.
Your hair had to be washed. So Nana swaddled Carys and leant over the bath and granddad quickly washed your hair. We had a few tears, but you quickly got over it and carried on washing granddad
 Nana gave you your bottle, while you watched in the night garden granddad kissed you good night, we cleaned your teeth nana took you to your room gave you a cuddle and a kiss goodnight and put you down to sleep, after a few minutes whinging you were sound asleep.
The smoke detector started pipping, but we couldn't stop it because, that sets the alarm off. It kept nana and granddad awake most of the night. Carys slept from 7.15pm until 6.55am and that was only because you jammed yourself into the corner of the cot.
 After granddad made your milk, we spoke to mummy on face time after we sent pictures of kisses to mummy. Granddad went to pick up nana Joan, while we had our breakfast. We were all ready to go by the time granddad got back with Joan and we all set off to Folkestone. Joan picked up her new glasses, you was such a good girl, Joan treated you to a ride
 You walked to the pound shop, again you was very good so we took you to Costa for a drink and snack
 You was very entertaining as we drank our drinks we left costa to go to Asda and granddad took you to see the Owls first  granddad dropped me and you off at home, while granddad took Joan home,  you played bubbles with granddad after dinner, behore playing in the garden   We found your new ball Then it was time for your nap, nana put you in your sleep sac and put you in you cot, after a few mumbles you slept. Until about 3.pm
And you woke up all smiles
 We gave you some apple crisps and a drink before you played again in the garden with granddad, poor granddad got cold, because you wouldn't let him come back into   Finally nana got you both in.when granddad got dinner ready, you kept on more more peas please  after dinner we had all the toys out, and you had to have the dressing up dress on with the ears on as well, but nana was too slow to catch a picture
Then it was time for nana to wash you down and get you ready for bed.
We watched in the night garden as you had your bottle,
Then just after 7pm you kissed granddad goodnight and nana took you to clean your teeth and put you to bed. I gave you a kiss and said see you in the morning. You were very quiet, you moaned for about five minutes, then it went very quiet again and you were asleep.
Good sleeping Carys for nana and granddad, you slept until 7.30am 
Nana made you a bottle and we went to get granddad up 
 A piece of toast and yogurt for breakfast you were very helpful with the washin as granddad went around collecting you bits together, then you wanted an apple, we also learnt a new song today, one man went to mow, and you join in with and his dog and point to Isaac car all packed up and nana got you dressed you now like filling up your cot with all the soft toys.
We packed you into the car and drove to the Ashford outlet mall. They now have a smaller climbing frame and slide
  But you quickly had granddad running around as you wanted to go on the bigger frame before lunch you had a ride with Holly and Ben,
We tried to get you into the car but you planked, it was a tight squeeze to as the cars parked very close, in the end we went to Wagamama 
 After nana took you to change your nappy, there were such screams, as I put you in the changer, not sure it was the height or what, so I just got on and did it as quick as possible, took you back to the car and the other car had gone but we still had some planking and sobs, getting you in your seat. We stopped in Ashford for some petrol, and you were still crying little sobs.
We travelled for about half an hour before you went to sleep
 We had a hideous travel journey back to mummy and daddy and you only had 40 mins nap, nana had to entertain you all the way.
We finally got back to mummy's house at 4.30pm
You were very happy to see mummy and get out of the car
 And soon back to normal