June

Friday 30

My four year old son today’s interesting words of wisdom ‘when you drink metal water, you turn to metal’
My two year old daughter I find it funny when you tell me at least 5-10 times a day ‘I don’t need help I can do it my by (by my) self’
My eleven month old son you took one step without holding on to anything! OMG!

Thursday 29

My four year old son you love to spend time in your room playing with your lego, I feel you’re growing up because you are playing so independently
My two year old daughter when you laugh and you cover your mouth with your hand it is adorable – and rather lady-like
My eleven month old son watching you roll around on cushions and blankets when you’re tired is so cute

Wednesday 28

My four year old son your story about ‘the sheep human turned into a spider and then he ran away’ – very creative and strange
My two year old daughter waking up to see you and your brother sitting in your bed and ‘reading’ books was adorable
My eleven month old son you really love brushing your teeth because you see the others doing it and get quite upset when I take the toothbrush off you

Tuesday 27

My four year old son – always a favourite activity for us – listening to music in your room, playing around and having tickling wars
My two year old daughter today we made a ‘cubby’ out of cushions on the floor and read lots of books
My eleven month old son you plonked yourself on your auntie’s lap for quite a while when she came over and it was nice seeing you get to know her better

Monday 26

My four year old son I love the time of the day when I pick you up from school and we can go for a little outing or just hang out at home
My two year old daughter you were cuddling your toy dog to comfort it because it was ‘scared of the rain’
My eleven month old son you had quite the laughing attack when I was changing your nappy and making faces at you and your laughter was contagious

Sunday 25

My four year old son I was so impressed today you put together your new lego following the instructions – all by yourself – amazing considering you’re not even 5!
My two year old daughter it was sweet when told me a random girl at the shops was your friend and then you told your big brother, you’re my friend, I love you
My eleven month old son when you heard your brother whispering you started whispering too

Saturday 24

My four year old son you ask some very intelligent questions; how did my brother get into your tummy? How did he get out? Whose tummy where you in? Haha
My two year old daughter you really like pretending to be a dog and play catch with a stick!
My eleven month old son you get the biggest smile on your face when we take you by the hands and lead you to help you walk

Friday 23

My four year old son you are going through the stage where you’re a bit like the kid in Kindergarten Cop that always talks about people dying! Quirky!
My two year old daughter when we do a prayer and we pray for the people in our family you always chip in with ‘and for the cows!’ What the?!
My eleven month old son you stood on your own for a few seconds today!

Thursday 22

My four year old son when you had to re-tell the story of Goldilocks and the 3 bears at school you condensed it to a version where all the bears get angry (‘angry’ was a prominant word in your version)
My two year old daughter I find it interesting how you help yourself to at least one or two pieces of fruit each day and it’s funny because I craved fruit when I was pregnant with you!
My eleven month old son you’ve become tall enough to reach the kitchen cupboards – a milestone which means child proofing is in order!

Wednesday 21

My four year old son you told your first ‘joke’ today – a story about a boy at your school who went to Jupiter and Saturn and Egypt and finished off the story with ‘just kidding!’
My two year old daughter it was funny how you told me that wearing your shirt with a fairy made you happy
My eleven month old son I like mimicking noises you make because you look very fascinated to hear me talking in your language

Tuesday 20

My four year old son you informed me today you want to be a postman, sweet!
My two year old daughter you make a little ‘Fairy Garden’ today in the yard, sticking branches into the dirt and it actually looked cool
My eleven month old son when you don’t like something you bare your teeth and make a whingy noise, it’s quite funny to see (wonder where you got the teeth baring from though)

Monday 19

My four year old son you are always asking questions, you don’t just accept things but want to understand them
My two year old daughter today you said ‘why is my stomach making that noise?’ When I said maybe you’re hungry you replied ‘maybe it wants to talk to me’. Hmmm maybe…
My eleven month old son today I put on you a little outfit with a hood and bear ears, paws and tail – it is too adorable

Sunday 18

My four year old son I love how you like to keep track of events in your life by writing them on the calendar and crossing the days off
My two year old daughter you did a very good imitation of one of the kids on tv and it was truly hilarious, and pretty accurate too
My eleven month old son I finally discovered how to make you drink milk – a sippy cup! No bottles for you, no, no, no

Saturday 17

My four year old son taking you to Bunnings today was fun – I love how much joy you get from going to the playground and then having a sausage
My two year old daughter it was funny when I told you today ‘I love your hugs’ you responded with ‘No daddy says that!’
My eleven month old son watching you engage with other kids at the library was fascinating, you really think you’re their age

Friday 16

My four year old son when I was making chicken snitzle today you were really helpful coating the chicken in flour and breadcrumbs
My two year old daughter when we had dinner guests I liked the way you contributed to the conversation
My eleven month old son you were very patient playing with your toys when I was busy cooking

Thursday 15

My four year old son I love sitting at the dinning table at dinner and talking about our day, you always have things you want to say
My two year old daughter your hair is so beautiful, a natural beliage with baby curls on the end – and you are very opposed to bows in it wich I find funny
My eleven month old son you are really enjoying non baby food, and I love watching you grab the food so happily

Wednesday 14

My four year old son I was very proud today cause your teacher was telling my what a good and sweet boy you are, and your other teacher told me the same thing
My two year old daughter you have taken to calling your baby brother ‘bubby’
My ten month old son you are such a sweet little soul, it’s invisible to the eye and yet so obvious

Tuesday 13

My four year old son you entertained yourself for ages quietly playing with your toys making them talk
My two year old daughter you insisted on going to bed with a dress up policeman cap on your head – you looked adorable asleep with it
My ten month old son an easy way to make you laugh is to look away from you, then quickly look back – love it

Monday 12

My four year old son I loved our spontaneous picnic in the park – sandwiches, bikes, your sister, brother and the sunshine
My two year old daughter I find it amusing that you tell me what we’re playing I.e – I’ll be the dinosaur and you be the crocodile ok?
My ten month old son I loved watching you play with sand at the park, grabbing it and spreading it – and grateful it didn’t go in your mouth

Sunday 11

My four year old son it warms my heart to see you growing up and it struck me what a good boy you are becoming
My two year old daughter you went into a big bed today – you looked so tiny in it but these milestones need to come
My ten month old son when I take you out to the yard you don’t want to be carried – you want get down, crawl around and play in the cubby house and with the other outdoor toys

Saturday 10

My four year old son daddy took you to the movies today and it was cute to see you so excited
My two year old daughter I enjoyed taking you to the markets to help me pick out flowers – a bit of mummy daughter time
My ten month old son you’re really quite big now but I still love carting you around in the baby bjorn sling every once in a while

Friday 09

My four year old son you learned to ride a scooter today! You got on your friend’s one and picked it up so quickly!
My two year old daughter I found it entertaining watching you play with the older kids your brother’s age and seeing how comfortable you were
My ten month old son somehow you know what a comb is and were intent on ‘brushing’ mine and your sister’s hair

Thursday 08

My four year old son I really loved treating you to a little mini choc-coated Icecream today cause you appreciated it so much
My two year old daughter you did a drawing today of a person that had eyes, nose, mouth, arms and legs! Pretty good
My ten month old son you have taken to standing behind my and holding on to my legs so that I can’t walk til I pick you up – quite clever really

Wednesday 07

My four year old son it was lovely taking you to the park after school – the weather was great and we enjoyed each other’s company
My two year old daughter I laughed when you said ‘I’m not cute, i’m just me!’
My ten month old son I was very impressed how at the park you insisted on crawling away on your own to explore

Tuesday 06

My four year old son you were very proud of a police car drawing you coloured in – I loved it
My two year old daughter you told me ‘You’re my hero!’ – and even though you were just repeating something you saw in a movie I appreciate you directing it at me
My ten month old son I put you in your bed and you were humming to yourself like we hum to you at night

Monday 05

My four year old son you were so happy to see me and your brother today after 5 days, telling us repeatedly how much you love us and missed us. And we you!
My two year old daughter daddy took you to the shops and you announced to everyone at the register ‘i’m dadda’s princess!
My ten month old son you were very friendly to the man we sat next to on the plane, reaching over and holding his hand and smiling

Sunday 04

My four year old son you learned to do up your buttons on your shirts –  a little surge of extra independence
My two year old daughter you told daddy sternly that you needed a pink cup, not blue. I like how you know what you want
My ten month old son you kept putting your arms around your auntie and giving her ‘kisses’

Saturday 03

My four year old son when you sing with your little voice it is beautiful
My two year old daughter I like how you tell us all we (daddy, mummy and your two brothers) are your best friends
My ten month old son you met my cousins today and impressed them with your liveliness and never ending energy!

Friday 02

My four year old son you built a new lego creation that was so cool we had to take a photo
My two year old daughter the outfits you put together are fascinating – ballerina dress over pants and jumper
My ten month old son listening to music and dancing with you, your auntie and baby cousin was a beautiful moment

Thursday 01

My four year old son when I talked to you on the phone you were so enthusiastic saying you love and missed me
My two year old daughter you’re favourite ‘toy’ at the moment is a fly swatter!
My ten month old son you were singing today! It was the sweetest little tune in oohs and ahhs