Friday, May 27, 2016

Max Talking, Genna Dancing & a Tooth!!!

I finally got a few videos of Max talking. It's hard to catch because as soon as I get my phone or camera out he runs over to see what I'm looking at! Lately he's been singing 'Beep beep beep, all day long'. Of course impossible to get on video - sigh!
Also I just need to note: the last week or so I've started a new routine that before I put him to bed I put his head down on my shoulder and say 'do you want me to say Rock A Bye?' Tonight he popped up and nodded his head and said 'Baby RockBy' :) :) :)

Genna's first school 'disco.' They had a dj for the kindy-year 2 kids from 5-6:30, then a later session for the older (year 3-6) kids. 5-6:30 was just perfect for us

Of course little brother wanted to be part of the action too!!

Genna with her besties - Izzy & Olivia

Dancing with Olivia

This is SO fun!! He was bopping along with the music too - it was just too dark for me to get a video unfortunately!

On Stage!!
She had SUCH a fantastic time :) :)
Horsey rides after dinner :) They are getting VERY good at entertaining themselves after dinner so I can clean up the kitchen !  

I had to take a pic of this - Genna made a card for her friend Olivia :) :)

It's a Mary Poppins dressup kind of afternoon (the next day while she was at school Max got out the umbrella and hat to replicate her outfit lol)

She lost her first tooth - SOOOOO exciting!! This is a note from a Peppa Pig book about losing your teeth that she's had for YEARS - she has so been looking forward to this
It says:
Dear Tooth Fairy
My tooth fell out today
I've given it an extra
special clean so that
it is lovely and sparkly
for you. I hope you like it!
Love from Genna

Also - she was thrilled when Helen arrived that evening for a sleep over - to show her the tiny tooth she lost! Helen also gave her a gift - a lovely GAP top and leggings - she said 'How did you know I'd have a gap in my teeth????' lol soooo sweet

 So 2 hours after she goes to bed I sneak in to replace it with a $2 coin (which seems to be the going rate for the kids in her class....). It's a TINY tooth so I had her put it in a little drawstring bag. I come in and she's face down hugging her pillow with both arms!!! I desperately tried to fish it out without stirring her and she pops up and says 'did she come'??? and throws her pillow to the side. Sighs when she sees the bag with the tooth in it still there. I say oh she must not have come yet, I was just adjusting your blankets, go back to sleep. So I go read for 45 minutes and figure she MUST be asleep again by now. She's now asleep on her back and I can easily reach the pouch, which I put up under the corner of her pillow for easy access. And she pops up sitting AGAIN! Totally drowsy 'did she COME???' I quickly swapped it out with the coin and put the drawstring bag in the waistband of my pjs. OH LOOK Genna - it's here - the coin - she came!! She was SO thrilled (and thankfully so drowsy she didn't see me do the swap....). She said she's going to spend it on 'something she can keep' rather than use it in the canteen or for an ice cream :)

Saturday, May 14, 2016

22 Months

He has little conversations with us now. When I pick him up from daycare he'll say 'Fun, Bike, Outside!' I'll say oh did you play with your friends and he'll reply 'Play Jacob!' (his best little buddy)

The other night Murray was reading him his bedtime books. He pushed the book away and Murray said oh are you done with books? He nodded and said oh do you want some milk? He replied 'No.' He said ok well Dadda will put you to bed and he replied 'No, Mama bed.' and ran off to find me. Lol nice that he can communicate a bit!

His talking is getting better every day as well. The other day I said that's funny Genna that he's saying Mommy (cause he always says Mama), Genna said NO Mom - he's saying running! Lol - she was right!

I was trying hard to get a picture of this shirt :)

In the garage with Dadda wearing one of Genna's headbands he found :) He just wants to be like her!!

Sitting with Dadda out for brunch for Mother's Day

They had a GREAT playground right outside the cafe - the kids loved it!

Ahhh I LOVE this picture of them :)

A great morning out :)

And our photo shoot earlier that week for Mother's Day was fun too! 

lots of cuddles for Dadda when he got back from his work trip

they're loving the hats he brought them too!
Play afternoon at the park with Elsa

Gosh his hair is getting long :) I combed it up so I could portray the length!

Maxing a slide tunnel for Max

chooo choooo

At a bday party for one of Genna's friends - Max wanted to sit with the big girls

Getting ready to dance with her friend Hetanshi

the dj would call out 'nose to nose' and they were supposed to keep the ring up without using their hands - this was a hard one:)

Looking very cute on the first official day of winter uniform

performing with Max after school :)

but while she's at school - we will play

He asks me to take him to a slide every day 'Weee? Weee?'

The performers. I was told to sit on the sofa and they would put on a show :)