Sunday, February 28, 2010
Saturday, February 27, 2010
Time for a Mackenzie update! The Devine Miss M is now 10.5 weeks old and I suspect she is just reaching another wonder week because she has spent the entire day feeding and needing to be cuddled! However I am very happy to oblige, although this is certainly easier to manage with Luke home, so we may be in for an interesting week. Normally Miss M spends a significant part of the day napping but she has also been awake most of the day today, giving us plenty of happy smiles and baby babble.
I took this pic last week before we headed off to the market. She is truely delightful:)
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
This afternoon we met the cronies and the mini cronies at the park. Apart from a bit of ball stealing, Miss D was her delightful self... but when it came time to go home the monster was unleashed and didn't disappear for a good hour.
I suspect all mums go through times where they doubt that they are doing the right thing for their child, and the oldest is always going to be such a mystery because every stage is completely foreign to a parent the first time round. However, I feel like now is one of those times where it is necessary to get it right because what we do now as parents is going to set the guidelines for the future, and also give us the best chance of having a happy child. The question is how do we get it right? The only thing I know for sure is that I love her to bits but we've probably got a very bumpy, exciting, dangerous and mysterious road ahead:)
Monday, February 22, 2010
- Delilah constantly speaks in the first person. Most sentences begin with "Yiyah" For example if she wants to do some thing herself: "Yiyah do it!" or if you have just described something or someone a certain way, like say "Mackenzie is beautiful" she will pipe up with "Yiyah bootiful!".
- Her favourite games to play are "Sleep" and "Catch". "Sleep" involves putting her teddies or whoever is nearby to bed (along with herself) in our bed and saying "Shhh I Seeping!". "Catch" entails Miss D running full pelt at either myself or Luke and grabbing us around the legs yelling "CATCH!".
- She loves singing Twinkle Twinkle, Baa Baa Black sheep (Baa Baa Sheep!) and Open shut them.
- Dancing is one of her favourite pass times.
- Playschool and the Wiggles overrule everything else in her life.
- Luke and I often have to add olives to her dinner to get her to eat.
- She constantly asks me for Isaac, closely followed by Cassie, Grace and Amy her mini-cronie friends. This is a testament to how much time we spend with them:)
- She loves her baby sister so much. Mackenzie gets more kisses from Delilah than anyone else and she is constantly bringing her things she thinks will help the situation, like toys and wraps. If Mackenzie cries Delilah usually insists that a cuddle will help crying, "knee knee, cuddle" and pointing to her lap. However she does sometimes tell Miss M to "ssshhhh!" especially if Playschool is on.
- She loves any kind of water... particularly water she can get into.
Truthfully I could go on and on, she has so many special quirks, that all add up to make her our Delilah. Such a special girl with such a kind heart. Love her to bits.
Sunday, February 21, 2010
Yummo! Flat bread base topped with spicy Pepperoni, cherry tomatoes, marinated mushrooms, garlic olives, fresh basil and feta cheese! Oh and washed down with some of Lukes' infamous Ginger beer:-)
Sunday has been a really lovely day. Luke went off on a man date (lol!) this morning (hopefully the first of many). He went to the Marion carboot sale with Ryan ( and Miss D) while I had a small sleep in with Miss M. Then Ryan, Lynn and Cassie joined us for a breakfast of pancakes, bacon and maple syrup (one of my most favourite breakfasts!). Delilah and Cassie crack me up and frustrate me simulataniously when they play together. They either spend the whole time fighting or the whole time playing and giggling or a mix of the two. Today was a mix of the two. Luke snapped a couple of quick pics of them during a happy moment in our bedroom. They are Playing "Sleep" as current favourite of both of theirs:-)
At midday Miss M and I met my friend from school days Fiona for a coffee at The Edge, Jetty road Brighton (awesome coffee and food!). I LOVE catching up with Fi, she and I never run out of things to say to one another, and the time just flys when we are together, it's always been this way, no matter how long or short it is between catch ups. Miss M spent the entire time blissfully asleep in my lap (suprise, suprise!).
I also got to go for a run along the beach both afternoons, which is something that I love doing. I am working at slowly rebuilding my strength and distance, though I think it is going to take some time, my knees don't seem to be as young as they used to be lol!
I really needed a weekend like this, it couldn't have come at a better time, as I have been feeling quite flat lately and it has cheered me up no end:)
Friday, February 19, 2010
Thursday, February 18, 2010
Yesterday Janine had the very inspired idea of letting Delilah, Grace, Cassie, Isaac and Amy (the "mini cronies") do some painting at her house. I brought along some small canvases so each of them would have something to take home. We sat them around a table and passed around the paint colours, watching gleefully as the first painted the canvas, then the surrounding paper, then themselves. I especially enjoyed that each of them felt the need to see what the paint tasted like. Here are some pics of what Miss D came up with:
After the kids were finished we stripped off their nappies and hosed them down (but not before lining them all up for a few nudie paint covered shots lol!) When we arrived home I noticed this delightful detail: Pink paint on the back of Miss M's head. I suspect she was secretly delighted to have been part of the painting session:
Monday, February 15, 2010
- Height: 93cm (totally and completely off the charts for a 22 month old!)
- Weight: 13.6Kg (only a little above average, she is a skinny little monkey!)
I had a chat with the doctor tgoday about the best way to approach discipline as Miss D is starting to become a little challenging, as goes with the age. I suspect, however, that most parents would have found it as hard as I did, this evening, to tell my little cherub off for her artful display of cheese squares she had stuck to the back door. I had to turn away because I was laughing yto hard and I didn't want her to see. Luke did manage to choke out "Delilah we don't stick cheese to the door, clean those up please!" between stiffled giggles. To her credit she did clean them up (and eat a couple) but then decided that the dogs would benifet more from the cheese and proceeded to poke it under the back door for the awaiting slobbery duo.
Ofcourse, being disapointed that I was laughing too hard (not to mention it was too inapropriate)to get a pic of Lilah's cheese art I uickly snapped a pic of the feeding frenzy. Delilah makes me laugh every day. She can be a naughty little monkey, but I love her to bits.
Love my babies so much. xxx
Sunday, February 14, 2010
She is so beautiful it blows me away. She has been smiling for almost a month now, and when she does her whole face lights up and she reminds me of my sister Tatum.
The afternoon was spent painting a tallboy that Luke bought for $10 and then sorting through the girls clothes. I am thrilled with how the tallboy turned out. I used large wooden letters from Lincraft that I painted for decoration and to help define who's draw is who's for the girls as they get older. The girls have a really bright and airy room so I like to keep the colous in there as bold as possible. I'm loving the magenta and poison green combo. Delilah decided she might help me sort through the clothes, but got distracted and decided that dressing herself up might be more fun. I love my beautiful toddler, she is at such an interesting age, wanting to be totally independant, but still needing help with every thing. I am constantly being told " Mummy I do it" closely followed by "Mummy help!" In this pic she was asking me to help put the black and white stripey sock on as a glove.
Today started with some chocolate chip cookie baking and a visit from Luke's parents and then Lauren and I went to the Papercraft Roadshow at the Wayville show grounds. Despite being adamant that I was not going to buy anything, ofcourse I bought some paper that I will probably do nothing with!
The afternoon was spent rearranging the girls room to a state that I am so happy with Luke laughed at me the 3rd time I said "I'm really happy with how the girls room turned out!"
I am now in my happy place with a bowl of ice cream:) Happy Valentines Day people! xxx
Friday, February 12, 2010
Thursday, February 11, 2010
So who do we have?
- Luke (my husband)
- Delilah (22 Months)
- Mackenzie (8 weeks)
My plan here is to use my blog as a daily diary to capture all the moments that I may forget as time passes...
Today was Mackenzie's 8 week vacinations. 3 weeks ago I had a taste of how this may go as my poor baby girl had to hospitalised for two nights wih a respiritory tract infection. During her stay she was poked and proded with needles countless times and she took them all with minimal fuss. True to form Miss M did not disapoint, she cried for about 30 seconds and then promptly fell back to sleep! A totally different exerience to the one I had with Delilah, who cried for an hour after her first vacinations and still continues to do so with subsequent needles. I am taking Miss D for her chickenpox vaccinations this coming Monday so it will be very interesting to see if this situation has improved at all!
Mackenzie's Stats were:
- Weight 5.9Kg (she's a chubby bubby! I love it!)
- Height 60cm ( another tall one! Miss D is currently 92cm!)
That's it for now. I will try to update everyday... we'll see how long that lasts!