Monday, September 28, 2015

Walker Videos! + Genna selfie (lol) videos :)

Happy siblings in their PJs :)
SO much love there
Max's UK passport photo! SO hard to get - wow! Hard to get him to sit still, look forward and not smile. It took awhile! BUT it was worth it as once it arrives he will officially be a US, Australian & UK citizen :)
Starting to walk
He was SO happy that he has enough balance now that he can use Genna's doll stroller. Of course he chose Baba to ride. (he's quite addicted to his bunny baba these days - glad I have 5 in rotation!!)
found another baba in the playroom!

Genna took my phone and was making selfie videos - I actually laughed out loud when I watched them back - TOO cute

On to something that requires even more balance - the bubble popper!!

He figured out how to give a zerbert (or blow raspberries as they'd say here) the other day. Now he thinks it's hilarious (probably because I laugh every time he does it ha!). This morning before we left for daycare/work he was leaning over and doing it on my neck/chest! I hope he doesn't do it to his teachers at school ha ha!

Friday, September 25, 2015

These past 2 weeks

PURE JOY! She was beside herself with excitement about her first camping trip with Dadda - AND it was by the beach!
Apparently she got a bit teary saying she missed Mama & Max - so wrote this note in the sand for him :)

lights out time!
the setup! pretty darn impressive!!
LOVING her new sleeping bag
ladder up!
she had THE most amazing time. Cannot stop talking about. Great for her to have special one on one Dadda time :)
Back home - supervising Max emptying the cupboard :)
playing together at the park on a lovely Spring day

The reason why I haven't posted much this week - we are ALL sick. Max was so tired/sick he passed out like a starfish :(

Genna got ahold of my phone for selfies

She said this is her favorite photo 'cross face' ha ha ha

I'm walking Mama!!!

with 2 babas in tow!

So VERY exciting that Max started walking this week (Sept 22 to be exact)!

Genna's doll stroller became his new favorite thing - he wasn't able to push it before because it has no balance of its own

The massive drool is due to the 3 molars he is cutting this week - wow they look sore!

next day, on to the bubble popper - fun!!!

This excitement called for some new shoes :) (and cause his feet have grown and I can't get his first shoes on him anymore!!)

Back to the bubble popper in pjs!

patting the baby's back while he rests

He LOVES playing on this sofa - Genna loves playing baby with him

Ha but I'm big and crazy - no longer a baby!

cuddles with Helen

mess free finger painting
I have a TON of walking videos - but the auto upload won't work and I left my cord for my phone at work *sigh* so I'll post them next week :)

Saturday, September 12, 2015

14 Months

Silly boy snacking on cheerios

I CAN WALK! (a bit)

learning how to use silverware :)

You have a number of words now - Mama, Dadda, Baba. Your new words are Ma for Genna and You like to say HI and wave to people :)
You also make a snort noise when you see a pig, a specific noise when you see a bird, growl for tiger/lion and you point to the sky when you hear a plane or see a picture of a plane. You also have a little book of pictures of us and you love to open it to the Dadda page and yell out DADDA!

You point and yell for everything else you want. Like if you see a particular toy you want but it's too high for you to reach, you point and say EH EH EH until I get the right thing down for you :)

When you woke up this morning and I got you out of bed you crawled down the hall to Genna's bedroom and starting pounding the door with your open hands yelling 'MA MA!'
I said no way - it's 6am we aren't waking her yet!!

Grandma taught you to kiss when we ask for one (love that one!) and to turn around and crawl off heights backswards (like our mattress on the floor). Because our staircase is SO steep we only let you crawl up, not down so you hadn't had the opportunity to learn that before.

I've only been giving you a spoon & fork for a few days but WOW so amazing how well you're doing! You are getting quite a bit of food into your mouth surprisingly!

This week you have started taking steps again. First it was one or two, but now a few days later you're getting more confident. Walking with your frankenstein arms straight out for 6-8 steps, falling then standing back up and doing it again. I think we'll be able to say we have a 'walker' within another week or so :)
2 weeks ago at starting big school (kindy orientation) - I was impressed with the smart board. You got to listen to a story which was great!

The teacher also showed us how she could draw and put picture on the board

craft time!

The pictures are backwards, but Genna & I had some special time together before the SBS session (while Grandma watched Max). Fun hot chocolate !

Play time at home - he LOVES playing with Genna

Cuddles for Baba
Last weekend I took Max & Genna to a soft play centre - SO great cause everything is padded

Too bad my new phone takes such horrible pictures, but you get the idea :)

This week at SBS, after a performance by one of the kindy classes, each child got paired by with a year 5 buddy. They read a book together then did a drawing. The Moms had to wait outside - I was desperate to know what was going on!!! Genna came out with her buddy Anna and was thrilled :) A great experience - and now 1 big kid she knows when she starts next year!

lounging on the sofa this evening

Max & I went to Kameko's 3rd birthday today - he wasn't very interested in the ponies - but loved seeing other kids :)

Cracker at the party with Mama

We caught up with Dadda at the mall before he headed off to camp with Genna

Genna with a mouth full of lunch lol :) They LOVE their Dadda so much

handsome man

I love sultanas ! (raisins) His favorite snack this week

Cute sleeping boy after a big day :)