Thursday, 25 September 2008

The birds and the bees, as told by Chelsea

So. What happens is, when you’re a really tiny baby, first you choose who you want for your Daddy, from a picture, then you go down a slippery slide, then you choose who you want your Mummy to be, from a picture, then you go down another slippery slide. BUT! You have to make sure the door isn’t locked. Then you land in your Mummy’s tummy and grow and grow until you’re ready to come out.

Apparently my door isn’t locked yet (hmmm). And although Chelsea already has babies in her tummy (she talks about them a lot – sometimes they light fires, they roll around, they kick her, they eat all the food she gives them…) her door is locked until she’s a grown up.

Now where did I put that key…

29 STEPS!!

I think she’s crossed that threshold – she is now walking more than crawling. Wow. It seemed to take forever from standing up not holding on, to the first tiny step, and now there’s no stopping her it seems!

24 September 2008

Sienna turned ONE! and to make the day extra special... she took EIGHT steps!

Monday, 22 September 2008

Chelsea and Granners

The Barnard Cousins

We stayed for nearly a week with Helen and David, Nicholas and Daniel. It was lovely, relaxing and fun and Chelsea and Nicholas got on like a house on fire! They kind of started up again from where they left off nearly four years earlier.
Here they are being industrious with some play-doh Helen made.

The girls

Chelsea and Sienna love each other’s company. It is wonderful to watch them together especially when they don’t know they’re being watched! This was in a hotel at Bristol, both of them playing with a new book from Auntie Sara.

5yr Anniversary

I know this is all about the kids, but they wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for us… here’s us on our 5th Wedding Anniversary at Carluccio’s in London.

3 steps!

Sienna’s first step was in the UK, a bit of a stumble really. On Friday 19 September she took 3 small steps! She is gaining confidence and very stable on her legs.

Sienna in hospital

We got off the plane from the UK and virtually went straight into hospital with Sienna. It turned out she had a urinary tract infection – we stayed at the Wesley for 3 nights until she was better. The huge bandage/splint on her arm was just to hold the drip in… holding her down with two other nurses while the doctor put the drip in was one of the worst things I’ve had to experience as a mother. But I loved them for their care, knowledge and understanding; before long we had our happy smiley girl back in perfect health!

Fathers Day

It was Fathers Day and I was telling Chelsea why we celebrate this day.
“It’s a day to thank Daddy for all the good things he does. What’s a good thing Daddy does?”
Chelsea thought for a while, then said
“Doing what he’s told?”
Out of the mouths of babes…