My son is now 16.5 months old (Howww??) and his language is really exploding of late. He can clearly pick up on what we’re saying in a way he didn’t seem to just a couple month ago. He’s even able to tell me what he wants (sometimes) and has started to try out more words. … Continue reading Language explosion.
A few weeks back I asked my very generous and talented sister Erin—a professional photographer—if she would take some shots of Leni and I. Asking the question alone made me choke up. Hell, writing this has required a tissue or ten. Hormones? Probably. Truth be told, most of the time I’m not in the mood … Continue reading Mummy daughter photo sesh.
Our latest holiday craft is another throw back: potato stamps! What you need: potatoes, a sharp knife, paint, a roll of kraft paper. I don't know how to make those four things pretty in a picture. First off, cut the potatoes in half or in thirds (depending on how big you’d like the stamps to be). You … Continue reading Holiday crafting: potato stamp wrapping paper.
I’ve been having fun updating our Activity Advent for the upcoming holiday season. Frankly, we are already in deep. Between the Santa Claus parade, Christmas market, carol-listening, crafting and gift planning, this is beginning to look more like a 2-month-long holiday extravaganza. I'm loving it! There are so many more things we can do this … Continue reading Holiday crafting: ornaments.
Leni has quite a few catch phrases of late. When I tell her our plans, particularly if I state them with some enthusiasm, she’ll often say, “ooh that's a great idea!” Thanks, kiddo. Another response is an excited intake of breath followed by one question: “can I come?!?” I love when she asks me this … Continue reading Peanut’s crazy fast development update.
I dropped the peanut off for her first morning of nursery school on Monday. She was genuinely excited to go and enthusiastically ran into the room at 9:15am sharp when they opened the gate to greet her. I asked one of the teachers what to do and she suggested making a quick getaway while she … Continue reading First day of nursery school.
No matter when you choose to potty train your little, someone will likely tell you it’s too early and someone else will likely tell you it’s too late. Or many someones. The fact is that only you, your partner and your kiddie really know when it’s the right time to start. I’m not saying don’t … Continue reading Potty training: the play-by-play.
I have been making excuses again. It’s summer. I’m busy. I have nothing to write. Blah blah blah. You know the drill. Truth is, I have some news and I wasn’t ready to share it so I let myself fall off the grid a bit. Sure, I could’ve just written about the many other things … Continue reading Once more with feeling.
I’d lost all hope that my child would ever willingly eat vegetables without being coerced (aka threatened or bribed). Sure I kept involving leafy produce with meals (sometimes resorting to sneaky methods), but after the good part of two years and very little success, I was beginning to think this child of mine would never … Continue reading Vegetables: the long game.
My little peanut is in such a fascinating stage at the moment. It’s all about her independence. From her clothing choices (“I want to wear a pretty dress, Mummy”) to our daily activities (and the speed with which we do them). It’s required a lot of patience that I, admittedly, don’t always possess. I struggle … Continue reading The teenager in my two-year-old.