LAMB: On discovering that your dress had no pockets to stash your treasures in you decided that your gumboots would make a suitable replacement. You placed a leaf in one boot and a yellow peg in the other.
FOX: While hanging out the washing today I looked over at you in your basket and discovered that your big sister had gifted you a leaf. I removed the leaf and returned to my chore. I glanced back a few moments later only to find a small pebble in its place.
FOX: You had your first needles today. I wish I could say that I was brave and sat with you while you had them done. Instead, I sent you in with your daddy and stood outside the room anxiously waiting for the scream. You were very brave though and only cried a little. I remember taking your big sister to have her first set of needles. I thought I was up for it, I thought "I'll be fine, I hear her scream all the time". I was not. I remember feeling a bit sick and shaky on the bus ride home that day. I've promised myself that I'll take you in next time. Luckily, your next needles are still two months away.
My crazy, beautiful kidlets. You are both asleep right now and I'm sitting between you as I type this. LAMB: you have a tendency to talk in your sleep. Usually it's just one, random word on it's own but about a year ago I distinctly remember you growling 'my dummy' in a really irritated manner. A few minutes ago you said 'mice', though it could have been 'nice'. Whatever it is your dreaming of I hope it's a pleasant dream. FOX: it was a bit of a battle to get you to sleep tonight (as it always is) but now you look so peaceful and angelic I'm almost tempted to kiss your chubby little cheeks and risk waking you up. Almost.
FOX: You are two months old today. In the past month you have put on a whopping two kilos - though, I'm not sure how that's possible since you seem bring most of your milk back up. You are becoming more and more alert everyday and when you are awake you love to grin and coo at any face that appears in front of you. You love bath time, if you are particularly unsettled I pop you in the bath and you always calm down. When you hear my voice you smile and kick your feet.
LAMB: We were more successful with the pompoms today.
LAMB: I designed and crocheted this little pixie hat for you for the coming winter. I decided to take some photos and put the pattern up on my other blog (any excuse to take photos of you). Unfortunately, I was rather lazy with securing the pompoms onto the ends of the ties. With my usual 'she'll be right' attitude I stuck it on your head anyway and away we went. As it turns out, chubby little toddler hands are rather attracted to dangling pompoms. One hearty tug is all it took. We will try again tomorrow.
FOX: You are starting to regrow your hair and are looking a little less like an old man. Unfortunately, there is a history of premature balding in your family so lets hope it will be many more years before you start losing it again.
LAMB: While sitting at our local cafe today a woman in her mid sixties walked in and sat down at the table next to us. You immediately pointed at her and (loudly) exclaimed "Look mummy! Dis one old lady", placing rather too much emphasis on the word 'old'.
LIKES: Riding your scooter, making friends, bubbles, baths, avocado sushi and (soy) sauce, yelling, jumping on the bed, ballet class, Peppa Pig, baking yummy treats with your aunty, stickers, tutus, Peter Gabriel, being tickled, chasing pigeons, 'helping' out, strawberry milkshakes.
DISLIKES Going to bed, having your hair brushed, being told what to do - ever.
My do it.
Don't like this one.
THINGS YOU'VE SAID OR DONE:
When Fox was crying too much you covered your ears, pointed to him and said "Too noisy, turn it off, turn it off!".
When you ask for a marshmallow and I say no you look at me and say "first take foto, then marmallow?".
You got upset when I had to go to see the doctor and left you in the waiting room with daddy. You started crying and screaming, "Want mummy, want mummy!". You were so loud you insisted on covering your ears to block out your own noise.