Saturday, 18 May 2013
It's only our local park but every time we go we seem to experience it a little differently. It has two play parks which are great for the wee man but we can sometimes actually miss them. It seems to be in my wee man's nature to be more attracted by the sticks, mud and flowers. Now that I have introduced him to bubbles and chalk that is a lot more fun than the swings and the slides. We still need a bit more practise with the bubbles but recently we had Daddy's help and I actually got to take some pictures of the action. Friday's swimming lessons was cancelled which was probably a good thing as the sun was shining rather gloriously and the rain left behind a huge muddy puddle which captivated us for ages.
Tuesday, 14 May 2013
My wee man has never had a favourite toy or comforter since a baby. I'm afraid that is probably the role of his dummy at the minute. Yet slowly over time I have watched his toys become his friends. Stuffed toys started to take on new life and were not just decorative pieces any more. Slowly the collection of soft toys in the bed grew and I'm not sure if he would be happy to settle without one...I've not dared to try! It's watching how his imagination grows that is fascinating. He has conversations with them, gets them to do fun things with him and are great for just a cuddle. The soft toy-wee man relationship has now also been found to be very beneficial for travelling long distances for example when stuck on an aeroplane for two and a half hours. Recently it's hard to go out the house without someone in his hand. Actually sometimes his hands are full beyond capacity and mummy is charged with holding one. I've learnt as well that I can't hide them in my pockets but have to carry them in my hands because after all there is certain way we treat our friends.
Saturday, 11 May 2013
It's been one of those weeks. I'm back at work part time so early afternoons at the beginning of the week are now rare with the wee man. I also left hubby in Italy for the week which means I am on my own which is not so much scary as non surprisingly quite tiring. The weather has been against us too so my days off this week meant taking the wee man to bookbug, the local library and swimming. All great stimulating activities which gets my wee man out of the house. We were missing something though, fresh air. It's Friday, the rain is unrelenting but as I seem to do these days I forge on and eventually it gives us a break and only meant we were maybe a little late for dinner. So it was the usual park, the usual activities but it works for our inner "country kid".
Wednesday, 8 May 2013
Monday, 6 May 2013
This weekend we took an impromptu trip to Italy for the long weekend. It's always great for the wee man to get to spend time with his Nonni. It was lovely and warm and we spent lots of time outside in the garden. The wee man was at long last introduced to bugs and creepy crawlies. I was very proud of how eager he was to touch and feel everything unlike his rather squemish mother! The only hard part was to convince him not to bring them home. Other than a few pokes to the snail neither animal was hurt during this experience :) I on the other hand unfortunately have to admit that quite a few ants were maybe sqooshed.