January 31, 2011

Car! Car! Car!

Connor loves cars. When I arrived home, he was out of that door so fast and this is him exclaiming, "car!"

January 25, 2011

My cute and sassy 18-month-olds

After their baths but before bottles and bed, the babies stand at their cots facing one another and jibber jabber (with some real words thrown in and repeated a lot...).

Connor then pulls Kendra's dummy from her mouth and gives her his one.

When I come in and see this going on, I like to right the wrongs so I go, "Connor, give Kendra's dummy to her" and he holds it out and then as she's reaching for it, he jerks his hand back and runs to the furthest end of his cot, giggling like crazy.

Naughty but it's funny so I laugh. And I laugh very easily so I can't even stop myself.

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Then Connor seems to have this minimalist bend going on.

They both have a duvet, a receiving blanket and a fleece baby blanket at the bottom of their cots, a pillow to sleep on and two decorative pillows. Aside from all of that, there is a puppy with pink/ blue paws and nose, a pink/ blue teddy bear and a brown teddy bear each.

The beige and brown teddies are called Thursday and Friday. Cute, hey?

They got them from Uncle Kobus and Aunty Bernie for their baby dedication. So the next day I said to Kendra, "what's this teddy's name?" and she said something that (to me) sounded like Thursday. And Thursday has had that name ever since. Of course then I named Connor's one "Friday".

Thursday and Friday are proving very useful in getting them to lie down and sleep instead of jumping around their cots.

I just say things like, "Connor, Friday told me he's waiting for a big hug from you." And so on.

Or "give Thursday a hug, Kendra. Good girl! Now let's put Thursday next to you so you can both go to sleep".

And miraculously, it works!

Anyway, back to Connor. In the mornings when we come into their bedroom, he's thrown EVERYTHING either onto the floor or into Kendra's cot. He likes nothing in his cot but the fitted sheet and his dummy. It's crazy!

Poor Kendra can hardly be seen with all those animals and pillows in her bed!

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Yesterday I came home from work and V was bathing Connor.

We don't do both babies at the same time - they're too squirmy and my rule is "rather take double the time than have a dead baby!"

So V contains Kendra in her cot and gives her books to read with the music on.

It's actually very sweet.

I went into the bedroom to say "hi" and immediately she starts telling me to put her shoes back on (because she loves taking them off - it's the sound of the velcro, I think) and to pass her cap to her.

I said, "Kendra, you can at least say, "hello Mummy"" and without missing a beat, she says, "hello Mummy" - oh my word - TOO SWEET!

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One more...

Today V was changing Kendra and I took out a new book to distract him. Otherwise he also wants lotion.

I saw that there were two TINY bees on one of the pages so I said, "Connor, can you see the bees? Where are the bees?"

He goes, "there. there" but I want him to point (mean mom) so I said, "show me with your finger" and he gets all exasperated, "THERE! THERE!" jabbing at the bees with his finger.

V and I both burst out laughing!

18 months old and full of sass :) I actually love it.

Pics from our beach photoshoot in PE with Ian Fairley

January 03, 2011

Mommy cards

I ordered these from moo.com and ... LOVE them.

Love, love, love them.

If I'd known how cute they were, I'd have ordered double the amount to make good use of the shipping :)

next to normal business cards

just by their gorgeous selves

mini cards on top of normal business cards

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